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Title: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 08, 2018, 03:14:05 PM
http://andrewpekler.com/phantom-islands/ (http://andrewpekler.com/phantom-islands/)

excellent fun. and a bit weird.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 08, 2018, 09:10:04 PM
I love maps, so that is totally fascinating. I had to stop myself from going down the rabbit hole.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 10, 2018, 09:44:00 AM
Moderately interesting website. Clever, though.

https://www.captionbot.ai/ (https://www.captionbot.ai/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 14, 2018, 09:17:54 AM
weird and rather....unpleasant

https://www.thespinner.net/ (https://www.thespinner.net/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: radon222 on July 16, 2018, 12:14:41 PM
weird and rather....unpleasant

https://www.thespinner.net/ (https://www.thespinner.net/)

Oh my! 
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 21, 2018, 08:53:41 AM
https://imgur.com/gallery/kjYou
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 02, 2018, 03:05:55 PM
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.10553.pdf
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 02, 2018, 05:18:37 PM
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.10553.pdf

I must read this in full later.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 05, 2018, 04:58:04 AM
http://www.undeadteds.com/ (http://www.undeadteds.com/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 05, 2018, 05:38:23 AM
More map stuff.

http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/ (http://maps.geotastic.org/rude/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 09, 2018, 11:02:23 AM
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/with-ingestible-pill-you-can-track-fart-development-in-real-time-on-your-phone/?linkId=54335394&linkId=54962505
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: radon222 on August 09, 2018, 11:24:45 AM
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/01/with-ingestible-pill-you-can-track-fart-development-in-real-time-on-your-phone/?linkId=54335394&linkId=54962505

It would be nice to have an Early Warning System in place.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 17, 2018, 04:27:20 PM
http://moc-nemooz.com/category/moc-lego-technic/motorcycle/moto-guzzi/ (http://moc-nemooz.com/category/moc-lego-technic/motorcycle/moto-guzzi/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 14, 2018, 09:42:02 AM
http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/ (http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: radon222 on September 14, 2018, 10:59:06 AM
[url]http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/[/url] ([url]http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/[/url])


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Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 14, 2018, 11:18:26 AM
[url]http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/[/url] ([url]http://www.nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/[/url])


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I have to remember to link that one for my students next semester when I'm teaching nukes.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: radon222 on September 14, 2018, 02:29:23 PM
At least I know we'll survive the initial blast if some of the strategic targets around these parts got nuked...of course that's probably the end of the good news. :-[
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 14, 2018, 03:56:14 PM
https://www.newdinosaurs.com/ (https://www.newdinosaurs.com/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 15, 2018, 04:17:02 PM
With thanks for the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4-qbrvx9f0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4-qbrvx9f0)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: CLAY on September 16, 2018, 07:27:25 PM
https://www.newdinosaurs.com/ (https://www.newdinosaurs.com/)

I was lost in that one for awhile.  Thanks!
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 17, 2018, 05:21:21 AM
more maps

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/all-places-in-the-atlas-on-one-map (https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/all-places-in-the-atlas-on-one-map)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: R Doug on September 17, 2018, 07:03:30 AM
weird and rather....unpleasant

https://www.thespinner.net/ (https://www.thespinner.net/)



I'm starting to review the links.  Two observations:  1)  You are a twisted individual.   2)  After clicking on the link above, I was suspect of every link posted since.  Oddly, I trusted you and moved on to other links. 
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: HipGnosis on September 17, 2018, 10:07:10 AM
an Amazon review checker tool (site) that analyzes reviews and helps improve your shopping experience on Amazon
https://reviewmeta.com/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Skee on September 17, 2018, 05:16:38 PM
weird and rather....unpleasant

https://www.thespinner.net/ (https://www.thespinner.net/)

Totally ludicrous! 

Quote from: Message: Stop riding motorcycles!
Target: Loved ones
Exposure to articles such as:
How do I know when I should give up riding motorcycles?
10 different articles, total 180 impressions
$29.00

Why would anyone spend $29 for this service when We could just introduce them STO for free?
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 11, 2018, 12:39:16 PM
https://www.legacy.com/ (https://www.legacy.com/)

A beautiful example:

Rick Stein

Wilmington - Rick Stein, 71, of Wilmington was reported missing and presumed dead on September 27, 2018 when investigators say the single-engine plane he was piloting, The Northrop, suddenly lost communication with air traffic control and disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rehoboth Beach. Philadelphia police confirm Stein had been a patient at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he was being treated for a rare form of cancer. Hospital spokesman Walter Heisenberg says doctors from Stein's surgical team went to visit him on rounds when they discovered his room was empty. Security footage shows Stein leaving the building at approximately 3:30 Thursday afternoon, but then the video feed mysteriously cuts off. Authorities say they believe Stein took an Uber to the Philadelphia airport where they assume he somehow gained access to the aircraft.

"The sea was angry that day," said NTSB lead investigator Greg Fields in a press conference. "We have no idea where Mr. Stein may be, but any hope for a rescue is unlikely."

Stein's location isn't the only mystery. It seems no one in his life knew his exact occupation.

His daughter, Alex Walsh of Wilmington appeared shocked by the news. "My dad couldn't even fly a plane. He owned restaurants in Boulder, Colorado and knew every answer on Jeopardy. He did the New York Times crossword in pen. I talked to him that day and he told me he was going out to get some grappa. All he ever wanted was a glass of grappa."

Stein's brother, Jim echoed similar confusion. "Rick and I owned Stuart Kingston Galleries together. He was a jeweler and oriental rug dealer, not a pilot." Meanwhile, Missel Leddington of Charlottesville claimed her brother was a cartoonist and freelance television critic for the New Yorker.

David Walsh, Stein's son-in-law, said he was certain Stein was a political satirist for the Huffington Post while grandsons Drake and Sam said they believed Stein wrote an internet sports column for ESPN covering Duke basketball, FC Barcelona soccer, the Denver Broncos and the Tour de France. Stein's granddaughter Evangeline claims he was a YouTube sensation who had just signed a seven-figure deal with Netflix.

When told of his uncle's disappearance, Edward Stein said he was baffled since he believed Stein worked as a trail guide in Rocky Mountain National Park. "He took me on a hike up the Lily Peak Trail back in the 90s. He knew every berry, bush and tree on that trail." Nephew James Stein of Los Angeles claimed his uncle was an A&R consultant for Bad Boy records and ran a chain of legal recreational marijuana dispensaries in Colorado called Casablunta. Niece Courtney Stein, a former Hollywood agent, said her uncle had worked as a contributing writer for Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm and was currently consulting on a new series with Larry David.

People who knew Stein have reported his occupation as everything from gourmet chef and sommelier to botanist, electrician, mechanic and even spy novelist. Police say the volume of contradictory information will make it nearly impossible to pinpoint Stein's exact location.

In fact, the only person who might be able to answer the question, who is the real Rick Stein is his wife and constant companion for the past 14 years, Susan Stein. Detectives say they were unable to interview Mrs. Stein, however neighbors say they witnessed her leaving the home the couple shared wearing dark sunglasses and a fedora, loading multiple suitcases into her car. FAA records show she purchased a pair of one-way tickets to Rome which was Mr. Stein's favorite city. An anonymous source with the airline reports the name used to book the other ticket was Juan Morefore DeRoad, which, according to the FBI, was an alias Stein used for many years.

That is one story.

Another story is that Rick never left the hospital and died peacefully with his wife and his daughter holding tightly to his hands.

You can choose which version you want to believe or share your own story about Rick with us at the Greenville Country Club on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 3:00-6:00pm.

For online condolences, please visit www.chandlerfuneralhome.com (http://www.chandlerfuneralhome.com).


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Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Andrew on October 11, 2018, 09:05:14 PM
Nice catch Papa   :bigok:
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 20, 2018, 03:01:55 PM
one for computer nerds

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRPiprOaC3HsCf5Tuum8bRfzYUiKLRqJmbOoC-32JorNdfyTiRRsR7Ea5eWtvsWzuxo8bjOxCG84dAg/pubhtml


Ruler detector

AI trained to classify skin lesions as potentially cancerous learns that lesions photographed next to a ruler are more likely to be malignant.
Andre Esteva et al, 2017

Dermatologist-level classification of skin cancer with deep neural networks
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: bedlamite on November 20, 2018, 10:42:31 PM
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Jim on November 21, 2018, 12:13:15 AM
 :thumbsup:

[url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight[/url] ([url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/insight[/url])
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Dufus on November 22, 2018, 11:22:35 AM
What he said. 8)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: thatguy on November 24, 2018, 09:11:32 AM
Agreed. Will be watching.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Skee on November 24, 2018, 11:38:47 AM
Here's one you can visit in person, Papa

http://zapgraffiti.co.uk/classes-in-liverpool/4586985250 (http://zapgraffiti.co.uk/classes-in-liverpool/4586985250)

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Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 24, 2018, 12:54:44 PM
my youngest son is in Liverpool...

Here's a link to fanzines. Mainly sci-fi. http://efanzines.com/ (http://efanzines.com/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: CLAY on November 28, 2018, 08:28:55 PM
Interesting rabbit hole- uncontacted peoples:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncontacted_peoples (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncontacted_peoples)

I heard today about a missionary that was killed by the Sentinelese people on North Sentinel Island.  It's amazing that there are so many tribes (over 100)that have no (or very little) contact with the outside world.  Most of them live in protected areas.

I read all about the ones in Brazil and other places in South America, and watched this documentary from the 70's about a anthropologist that made first contact with a tribe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aV_850nzv4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aV_850nzv4)

Fascinating stuff.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 20, 2019, 03:27:20 AM
http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab (http://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 10, 2019, 04:28:07 AM
https://ded.increpare.com/~locus/Schubladesimulator/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: HipGnosis on March 18, 2019, 08:04:48 AM
https://www.motor1.com/news/306647/mazda-rx-7-vantage-lotus-build/ (https://www.motor1.com/news/306647/mazda-rx-7-vantage-lotus-build/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: HipGnosis on March 30, 2019, 01:21:27 PM
Why a Harley Davidson isn't a real american motorcycle
http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A (http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Flyer on March 30, 2019, 01:58:06 PM
Why a Harley Davidson isn't a real american motorcycle
[url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url] ([url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url])

"Harley Davidson is a wart on the ass of America."
 :lol:
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 30, 2019, 02:06:57 PM
Why a Harley Davidson isn't a real american motorcycle
[url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url] ([url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url])

"Harley Davidson is a wart on the ass of America."
 :lol:


I'm not entirely clear but I think he doesn't like Harleys much.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: minimac on March 31, 2019, 01:08:55 PM
Why a Harley Davidson isn't a real american motorcycle
[url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url] ([url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url])


I took the time to read that....the whole thing, all the way to the end.  Once you get past all of the ranting, and get to the real meat, There's a lot of truth there.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: CLAY on May 12, 2019, 07:53:09 PM
OK- I'm simple, but I moved my mouse about two dozen times watching the pictures point at it:
https://pointerpointer.com/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Max Wedge on May 14, 2019, 10:40:44 AM
Why a Harley Davidson isn't a real american motorcycle
[url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url] ([url]http://www.goingfaster.com/angst/noharley2.html?fbclid=IwAR22Csxma2iX-bfuw_594Q2ALO14vQQKeK9SqVAjolGexASmUqiOXTDQj7A[/url])


I took the time to read that....the whole thing, all the way to the end.  Once you get past all of the ranting, and get to the real meat, There's a lot of truth there.


Motus 

* God rest their souls.  :'(
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 29, 2019, 02:25:04 PM
more map-based nonsense

https://engaging-data.com/country-sizes-mercator/?fbclid=IwAR2G-U_wDcZWeJR1zMlKqkVr-L7kV5BBujia52zxLdP0gAyENnmJmHmKaK8


https://engaging-data.com/assembling-world/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 08, 2019, 05:51:18 AM
Yes, it's on Facebook, but it's good.

https://www.facebook.com/SellingAMirror/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD521-ynzQK_EFom4oBAbA5jtZZ4u_xf09KfXsKsW2UY1IBQbDkQ-mt1GRKPE8SzCGOzkoZkhW-2HJi&hc_ref=ARTL48Wwu6nitYWY1yrsVDja7za6cmaATKeI_afhE9o-rGxH22RdtdlFBgxdAnUe8JU&fref=nf&__xts__ (https://www.facebook.com/SellingAMirror/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARD521-ynzQK_EFom4oBAbA5jtZZ4u_xf09KfXsKsW2UY1IBQbDkQ-mt1GRKPE8SzCGOzkoZkhW-2HJi&hc_ref=ARTL48Wwu6nitYWY1yrsVDja7za6cmaATKeI_afhE9o-rGxH22RdtdlFBgxdAnUe8JU&fref=nf&__xts__)[0]=68.ARBb7J_I4aKyZRHrXG5PS92pP5AFsTySnxKKN0T2Pin1_byKpvZbVDQtaeTKA7u-6d04iiKrMnm2FTpkOOHeAKZDGaVq7SHAO9KEx7v0aXN-L5oqbzLMQm3KS9tcJGXo2z9ZIQ911v-NlBc9sKOUtewSwjdeOAWnxpKeCiSzGs8LMW_chvJepjExd5wlFvIMnnoyhLIEI7IqnGmKi9PJdih8i__su8MLTtD48kX5HSY7YIPY_x1UqO9ULKiY6_ec6Z-pTDrX3ocSX475mXPYJFcFayceCx_BdW0fv9jlu-rag6mQv3Ei-HFq_ScrgmGE-Ez6UytAEiwfAk7uARoEuN29zhwy9nOw6XJ6zYRpHqTGsDGG1TTNUUU
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 10, 2019, 01:00:10 AM
waste time drawing pictures which get turned into something quite good.

http://nvidia-research-mingyuliu.com/gaugan (http://nvidia-research-mingyuliu.com/gaugan)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 26, 2019, 07:22:15 AM
https://scarfolk.blogspot.com/

a website for our times
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 08, 2019, 02:40:35 AM
https://vole.wtf/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 26, 2019, 04:09:51 AM
https://twitter.com/fesshole

"I've lied on my CV for over 30yrs and
  climbed the greasy pole on the strength of it.
  Last week I signed off a 3Bn++ IT project that
  I really don't understand. I've only got a
  BTEC." (It's how everything is run. Idiots from
  the bottom to the top and 1 person in ten
  frantically trying to unfuck the chaos.)"
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: jadziadax8 on December 26, 2019, 07:33:17 AM
OMG, that’s amazing! :lol:
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Skee on December 26, 2019, 06:00:58 PM
https://vole.wtf/

https://vole.wtf/goth-or-moth/    :rolf:
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: CLAY on January 01, 2020, 08:47:09 PM
https://twitter.com/fesshole

"I've lied on my CV for over 30yrs and
  climbed the greasy pole on the strength of it.
  Last week I signed off a 3Bn++ IT project that
  I really don't understand. I've only got a
  BTEC." (It's how everything is run. Idiots from
  the bottom to the top and 1 person in ten
  frantically trying to unfuck the chaos.)"

This website is wonderful.  And scary.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 15, 2020, 08:10:31 AM
https://www.jamesfridman.com/ (https://www.jamesfridman.com/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 24, 2020, 02:02:00 PM
given we are all in lockdown (except when I have to see patients, which is quite a lot), I shall give away my two favourite sources of sites I steal stuff from and pass off as my own.

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/ (https://www.thepoke.co.uk/)

https://b3ta.com/ (https://b3ta.com/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Flyer on March 24, 2020, 04:21:28 PM
https://www.thepoke.co.uk/ (https://www.thepoke.co.uk/)

https://b3ta.com/ (https://b3ta.com/)
STOLEN!
given we are all in lockdown...
"Solitary", the Guard calls it.
 :beerchug:
While researching the lyrics for "Empty Branes" from Codex VI by Shpongle (@ 6minutes, if you're in a hurry???) I got lost...
https://youtu.be/cCDXEVF99c0 (https://youtu.be/cCDXEVF99c0)
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-beauty-of-branes/ (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-beauty-of-branes/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 29, 2020, 08:56:05 AM
I fell down a rabbit hole on this one yesterday.

https://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/ (https://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/)

I found the Language Learning Difficulty (https://www.mustgo.com/worldlanguages/language-difficulty/) part of the website particularly fascinating. Sorry Papa, there's no data on how tough it is to learn Welsh.  Polish is considered Category II, though.
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 11, 2020, 03:39:54 PM
(thanks Pat)

This a site that should never be forgotten. Ever.

http://web.archive.org/web/20050204181626/http://www.sheppeyscum.com/mainframes.htm (http://web.archive.org/web/20050204181626/http://www.sheppeyscum.com/mainframes.htm)

(it's not your computer that's slow, by the way)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: HipGnosis on May 11, 2020, 06:20:31 PM
I think this can be ascribed under a loose translation of 'interesting'

https://metro.co.uk/2014/11/06/12-weird-and-disturbing-hello-kitty-products-we-wish-wed-never-seen-4937850/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 27, 2020, 02:43:31 AM
https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#0
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 27, 2020, 10:34:33 AM
a glimpse back in time, sadly, the North American society doesn't have an online archive.

http://lucerna.exeter.ac.uk/ (http://lucerna.exeter.ac.uk/)
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: HipGnosis on October 13, 2020, 08:20:55 PM
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/aldi-x-rated-special-buy-blow-job-stool-212956263.html
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 14, 2020, 08:27:11 AM
rofl
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 20, 2020, 02:51:17 AM
The internet in the 90s.

https://wiby.me/
Title: Re: interesting websites
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 20, 2020, 02:53:46 AM
more nonsense from the vole

https://vole.wtf/death-roulette/