Top 5 Sites / Internet Tools

#1
I'll start this new trial forum off with a top 5 from me of internet tools and sites. There is a lot out there that can save time / money and stress on PCs and I'll be interested to see what other people recomment.

No 1. Roboform - http://www.roboform.com/ - A very secure tool for remembering all your passwords and filling them in automatically, as well as automatically filling in your address, credit card details etc if you wish. Various other bits and pieces. Also can be all be taken with you on a memory stick. I really cannot imagine using the internet without this now.

No 2. Bopspam - A lifesaver for ARRSE / RR / RP. Outstanding spam protection - way more accurate than yahoo etc., with a range of tools to beat spam. http://www.bopspam.co.uk/ . Probably not necessary for personal use, but for small businesses superb and massively cheaper than paying our hosts to do it.

No 3. Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org . The answer to everything.

No 4. Skype. www.skype.com . The good people at skype save me a fortune and have contributed enormously to RR as Bad CO and I are in different countries.

No 5. Google Earth. For anyone who hasn't downloaded / used this yet, DO. It's free, simple to use and one of the most amazing uses of the internet yet.
 
#2
No5. Microsoft came out with something similar to Google earth, i found it much more detailed in the zoom facility, but lost it when my PC died on me, and have been unable to find it again, so if any out there know the address, please let me know.

Mik
 
#3
be very careful with Wickepedia guys - it contains mistakes and is written by people with an 'interest' which can make it prejudiced at times. Some articles are just rubbish (see the one on the structure of the British Army for starters) and according to Private Eye the one on Rupert Murdoch is written by his staff and irons out some of the worst bits of his personal life.

I find wicki invaluable to know whether something is animal vegetable or mineral - or vaguely where it is - but always check the facts in a 2nd source and discourage kids from using it.

Good free online encyclopedia resources can be tracked down from the links pages of University websites. Also try becoming an online subscriber to one of the massive Public Libraries (eg Lancashire) which subscribes to literally hundreds of online reference books. You don't have to live there - you can apply online and get an INSTANT temporary login and your ticket will arrive in less than a week.

Happy surfun ... happy birthday to the new forum - good one!!!


edited for really crap spelling!
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#4
golden_rivet said:
just rubbish (see the one on the structure of the British Army for starters)
I just glanced through and didn't see anything glaring. Where are the errors? Also the idea is that you fix it if you find a mistake, not complain :)
 

geoffg

Lantern Swinger
#6
mikh said:
No5. Microsoft came out with something similar to Google earth, i found it much more detailed in the zoom facility, but lost it when my PC died on me, and have been unable to find it again, so if any out there know the address, please let me know.

Mik
Have you tried:
http://maps.live.com/
geoff(ers) :nemo:
 
#9
My god it took 8 posts and 5 hours before someone posted a porn link. Thanks - I had no idea there was this sort of thing on the internet!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#11
Good_CO said:
No 5. Google Earth. For anyone who hasn't downloaded / used this yet, DO. It's free, simple to use and one of the most amazing uses of the internet yet.
Talking of Google Earth, excellent as it is, whenever I go on it, after about 10 minutes, my laptop goes blank, then says "Fatal error, commencing Memory Dump".

I'm presuming this is because it doesn't have the capacity to deal with the data?

Sorry GCO I know it's off thread, but any clues anyone?
 

fly_past

Lantern Swinger
#14
the naughty site supplied will be looked into - for research you understand, and of course i shall research it thoughly in case I get asked questions later - I can explain to my lovely wife why later.... if she still likes me!

Of course i wouldnt dare to leave the post without leaving a 'normal' site! for a good clock and more.....look into
http://www.peterrussell.dreamhosters.com/Odds/WorldClock.php

click now at the top and see what happens!
 
#15
golden_rivet said:
be very careful with Wickepedia guys - it contains mistakes and is written byt people with an 'interest' which can make it prejudiced at times. SOme articles are just rubbish (see the one on the structure of the British Army for starters)...
Quality in wikipedia varies, for technical and scientific subjects the content is reasonably accurate although the writing style is patchy, I find a lot of the language to be quite dumbed down, probably reflecting the demographic of editors; heavily americanised teens and young adult.

It's a useful pointer to other things, and it's worth looking at the discussion page and the edit history to see how stable the article is and whether there is any major disagreement on content.

fwiw I don't see anything substantive wrong the with Structure of the British Army article in terms of content, but the structure and context could be improved.
 
#19
Anybody looking for Oldships should try "www.photoships.co.uk"
There's 35000 photos of just about every type of ship both Merchant and Naval of most countries
 
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