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Title: Useful links
Post by: Dave on May 02, 2017, 06:57:13 PM
Looking into something (synesthesia) I found another variety of wiki, or pedia if you like - Scholarpedia (http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Main_Page)
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 02, 2017, 08:06:05 PM
Ah, that's a cool one Gloucester! 
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on May 02, 2017, 08:26:26 PM
Ah, that's a cool one Gloucester!

Yup, peer reviewed and curated! And free . . .
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Arturo on May 12, 2017, 07:27:52 AM
Where's My Cellphone?

http://www.wheresmycellphone.com
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on May 12, 2017, 08:45:46 PM
Wazoo!  Gloucester, that site is a treasure trove of brain buster articles.  Thanks for finding and sharing.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: hermes2015 on June 13, 2017, 06:17:09 AM
Thanks, that's a brilliant site. Has anyone found something similar covering classical music?
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on June 13, 2017, 08:12:07 AM
Thanks, that's a brilliant site. Has anyone found something similar covering classical music?
Only music one I could find is       https://www.musipedia.org

Doubt it is what you want!
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: hermes2015 on June 13, 2017, 02:00:04 PM
Thanks, that's a brilliant site. Has anyone found something similar covering classical music?
Only music one I could find is       https://www.musipedia.org

Doubt it is what you want!
Thank you very much, Gloucester. I will browse that site when I get home. The internet connection is atrocious at this guest near Cape Town where I'm staying for 3 days.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Arturo on June 18, 2017, 09:19:00 PM
alternativeto.net

Find any alternative to any program or website you want
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on October 19, 2017, 02:51:39 PM
Stumbling over computer jargon? Take a look at this:

http://www.pcrescue.com.au/jargon.htm
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on October 20, 2017, 02:34:16 AM
Tanks Dave. That is useful resource for deciphering the "in crowd" jargon that some of us...(that would be me) ....do not understand.

I am almost amused by some of the help postings that use all sorts of new age terms that only further confuse those that are seeking basic information.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on March 31, 2018, 01:06:20 AM
Further help with words or phrases.....https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/439190/in-my-native-language-weve-this-obscene-saying-dont-take-a-dump-in-the-barr
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on March 31, 2018, 03:57:49 AM
Further help with words or phrases.....https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/439190/in-my-native-language-weve-this-obscene-saying-dont-take-a-dump-in-the-barr
Thanks, Icarus, bookmarked.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on June 18, 2018, 10:19:49 AM
I offer the Khan Academy:

https://www.khanacademy.org

It is US based and biased but still has interesting stuff.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: xSilverPhinx on June 19, 2018, 04:11:18 AM
I offer the Khan Academy:

https://www.khanacademy.org

It is US based and biased but still has interesting stuff.

That's great, and there's no denying very useful, but I find those videos so incredibly boring. :P It's like having a textbook talking to you.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Arturo on June 19, 2018, 12:45:25 PM
I like that website Dave. I used it a lot awhile back for philosophy logic and aztec history. Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Essie Mae on August 06, 2018, 10:44:03 PM
My GCSE maths students used to like it a lot precisely because the examples were so straightforward and without accompanying razzmatazz.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dave on August 31, 2018, 11:11:50 AM
(Almost?) everything you wanted to know about water:

The USGS Water Science School

https://water.usgs.gov/edu/
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on February 17, 2019, 12:51:11 AM
Here is a facility that is thoroughly distressing to those who may embrace some fiscal responsibility.  Take a look at ....USdebtclock.org.   Note the tag  .org not the usual .com. 
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Essie Mae on February 21, 2019, 11:49:01 PM
Here is a facility that is thoroughly distressing to those who may embrace some fiscal responsibility.  Take a look at ....USdebtclock.org.   Note the tag  .org not the usual .com. 

Never seen anything like it. Sobering. Especially those without insurance.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on March 14, 2020, 04:50:06 AM
Worth reading. Disinfecting 101  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/isopropyl-alcohol-percent-disinfecting-36723904?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Bad Penny II on March 14, 2020, 11:27:13 AM
Worth reading. Disinfecting 101  https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/isopropyl-alcohol-percent-disinfecting-36723904?utm_source=pocket-newtab

That is interesting, I bought 5 litres of 99% Isopropyl a while back for $15 on Amazon, I'd paid $7 for a little little bottle years ago.  You can dilute and clean lcd screens, you can use it in a fuel stove, clean electrical stuff, lenses, specs

I use this kind of stuff, the bottle I've got says add 30ml to a litre of water in a spray bottle and you're not supposed to add more, it is less effective.  It's very popular with home brewers.  I've thought about using it on salad vegies.


Quote
  Our favorite sanitizer! Star San is an acid-based no-rinse sanitizer that is effective and easy to use.

    Made from food-grade phosphoric acid, safe for people and the environment.
    Star San is self-foaming, which helps it to penetrate cracks and crevices.
    Odorless and flavorless, no need to worry about tainting your beer or wine.
    Does not require rinsing when used at the recommended dilution.
    Use only 1 oz Star San per 5 gallons of water and just 1 to 2 minutes of contact time.
    Used as a soaking solution, it can also be applied by hand (wear gloves) or with a spray bottle.
    Reusable: a solution of Star San will remain effective for up to three to four weeks in a sealed container; it is effective as long as the pH is 3 or lower.   


It is a sanitiser, it doesn't kill everything.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Recusant on March 14, 2020, 07:57:14 PM
I was amazed and dismayed when I went to a chemist's shop (pharmacy) in the UK, and looked for isopropyl alcohol, but didn't find it. I asked the people in the shop where they kept it, and they didn't know what I was talking about, even under the name "rubbing alcohol". I suppose the pharmacist wasn't in at the time, because surely they would at least be aware of it.

They have something called "surgical spirit" which usually doesn't contain isopropyl at all (it's mostly denatured ethyl alcohol with some added ingredients) but is, I think, as effective for sterilisation. I didn't want the added ingredients. I later discovered that if you want isopropyl alcohol through a retail supplier in the UK, you're more likely to find it in a shop that sells electronic equipment and components.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on July 01, 2020, 09:28:48 PM
Atlantic magazine has often had articles that explore the mechanisms of the human condition.  Atlantic is semi famous for allowing their articles to be painfully long.  The following article is typical of that trait.  The article is also a useful one that is important to us all.  It is a thorough explanation of why we have so severely fucked up our response to the Corona virus.

We have a quarter of the worlds fatalities while having only one twenty fifth of the worlds population.  I am sick because the virus and our collective behavior has become abusively political.................and stupid.

Read this if you can find the time..............https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/how-white-house-coronavirus-response-went-wrong/613591/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on December 11, 2020, 02:28:27 AM
Recent studies have affirmed what we already knew intuitively; Males who are conditioned to believe themselves super macho, are the ones who are least likely to wear masks.  Statistically they are also the most likely to contract the cursed Covid infection. How could that happen?    :nanana

 Another recent study has shown that the male victims of the virus are prime candidates to develop ED. Ha! How appropriate a thing to happen to the super studs who believe themselves to be too virile to contract a sissy disease like Corona virus. 

 https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/covid-erectile-dysfunction?did=588363-20201210&utm_campaign=hth-thedaily3_newsletter&utm_source=health.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=121020&cid=588363&mid=46479594563

P.S.  These dudes are, statistically,  most likely to be Trump voters and gun enthusiasts. Amazing! 
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: No one on December 11, 2020, 07:08:34 AM
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Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: No one on December 11, 2020, 07:10:00 AM
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Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Magdalena on December 11, 2020, 01:36:59 PM
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Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Davin on December 11, 2020, 01:49:02 PM
(https://i5.walmartimages.ca/images/Enlarge/727/4_1/999999-00017082117274_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Magdalena on December 11, 2020, 02:08:22 PM
(https://evolutionnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Australopithecus-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: No one on December 11, 2020, 03:53:16 PM
Posting photos of trumps more attractive, and far more intelligent sibling, is only going to draw ire from the incumbent jackhole. Perhaps his minions might just camp out on your lawn, crying Crocodile tears for their savior in his hour of need.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Magdalena on December 11, 2020, 04:59:46 PM
Posting photos of trumps more attractive, and far more intelligent sibling, is only going to draw ire from the incumbent jackhole. Perhaps his minions might just camp out on your lawn, crying Crocodile tears for their savior in his hour of need.

Let them camp out on my lawn...

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Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Tank on December 11, 2020, 05:45:06 PM
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Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Davin on December 14, 2020, 02:17:50 PM
Posting photos of trumps more attractive, and far more intelligent sibling, is only going to draw ire from the incumbent jackhole. Perhaps his minions might just camp out on your lawn, crying Crocodile tears for their savior in his hour of need.

Let them camp out on my lawn...

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/3oEdvbTEJmDicULb1e/source.gif)
I like how Jesus was the first to nope out of there. Six hours on a cross? No problem... as long as the sprinklers don't go off.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Magdalena on December 14, 2020, 07:35:28 PM
Posting photos of trumps more attractive, and far more intelligent sibling, is only going to draw ire from the incumbent jackhole. Perhaps his minions might just camp out on your lawn, crying Crocodile tears for their savior in his hour of need.

Let them camp out on my lawn...

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/3oEdvbTEJmDicULb1e/source.gif)
I like how Jesus was the first to nope out of there. Six hours on a cross? No problem... as long as the sprinklers don't go off.
I noticed that too. :lol:
Maybe because that wasn't holy water.  :notsure:
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: xSilverPhinx on December 14, 2020, 07:38:20 PM
Maybe because that wasn't holy water.  :notsure:

True! :lol:
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on January 19, 2021, 05:54:28 AM
No doubt all of you know what MF means...........Naaah not that one. It means Mental Floss to we sophisticated HAFers.   Here is the fun to know origin of a word that has been going around for a long time. Or at least MF says so.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/571516/why-do-people-say-jesus-h-christ-and-where-did-h-come from?
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Dark Lightning on January 19, 2021, 02:44:58 PM
And all this time I thought it meant "haploid", though that technically would have made him female.  ;D
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Post by: billy rubin on January 19, 2021, 08:20:09 PM
honey bee males are all haploid

only females have both sets
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Icarus on March 08, 2021, 01:55:39 AM
Here is a useless link in the useful links thread.

It seems that not all of the marvelous and successful inventions made the originators proud.  Rich maybe............  Fun article here:

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/10-inventors-who-came-to-regret-their-creations?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Randy on March 08, 2021, 04:06:33 AM
Here is a useless link in the useful links thread.

It seems that not all of the marvelous and successful inventions made the originators proud.  Rich maybe............  Fun article here:

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/10-inventors-who-came-to-regret-their-creations?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Useless but fascinating.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: Tank on March 08, 2021, 08:30:05 AM
Here is a useless link in the useful links thread.

It seems that not all of the marvelous and successful inventions made the originators proud.  Rich maybe............  Fun article here:

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/10-inventors-who-came-to-regret-their-creations?utm_source=pocket-newtab

That makes very interesting reading.
Title: Re: Useful links
Post by: hermes2015 on April 09, 2021, 12:16:21 PM
Discover your next great read.

https://www.whichbook.net