The "100 Websites To See Before You Die" Contest: 25 Awesome Prizes

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RuanCaiman

http://virtualnes.com for all your retro NES games.  Java in-browser player, and they own the physical games of all ROMS, making it a not-totally-illegal site.

 

http://slickdeals.net is the best deal site, IMO

 

http://delicious.com - find some people with similar hobbies, and you can track their bookmarks, very handy.

 

http://twitter.com - of course  follow Tim Shafer (@TimOfLegend), the Arduino Team (@arduinoteam) and @JimmyFallon

http://icanhaz.com - a URL shortener with cats

 

http://hulu.com - make an account and a queue, cheaper than DVR!

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theqman

http://thechive.com/2011/01/26/thirty-years-of-the-best-first-person-shooters-ever-made-video/

Reminds me of how many YEARs I spent playing most of these. Before a lot of your readers were probably even born!

Back in the days when I subscribed to "CDR Today!" (before it became "Boot!" and, ultimately, MaximumPC)

-Qman aka Targus
"Never send a man to do a grenade's job"

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ONaE

If a website is ever down, it's pretty handy to have

downforeveryoneorjustme.com

handy.

http://cantbeunseen.com/

is a pretty fun timewaster as well

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

is also great, because well, I'm a little paranoid.

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Maglore

Got a few chuckles from:

http://www.jesusdressup.com/

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Charlweed

Some of these are simply amazing.

http://makeprojects.com/

Do the Jam-Jar pulse jet.

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Charlweed

All sci-fi spaceships, in actual scale to each other.

Super geeky, Super cool.

http://www.merzo.net/

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dtischerd

http://slickdeals.net/

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ravenwoods21

pricewatch.com

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smithbd01

Falcon Northwest

I made my gf look at the site and she said it made her want to shop with the kickass soundtrack to the frontpage.

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geltech@gmail.com

pricewatch.com

 

a pared down Dealnews but good for quick sourcing

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Smith2688

This site is pretty cool.  You can find lots of information using it, even if there is a steep learning curve.

 

www.google.com

 

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T8RG8R

http://www.them-thangs.com/

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T8RG8R

http://1x.com/

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UmeS

Arcade fire has an interactive musicvideo designed for google chrome.

You can put in your home adress, or former adress and they will show you images of your former street implented in the videoclip.

this is just one of those sites you have to see.

Innovative and brilliant concept!

 

And the song is great too :)

 

http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com/

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southernfish

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Chulkim

www.notpron.com

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skyknight

www.demonoid.me

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Mizufall

I love this guy definitely check this out if you guys get the chance!

www.freddiew.com

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tomtaborn

gotta check this out, though i don't recommend it for young kids.

http://www.tshirthell.com/hell.shtml

 

 

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Aksparks04

Extreme Ironing -- possibly the most epic and relevant sport ever conceived!  Which makes this a great web site.

Check out the extreme ironing galleries too!  There truly is a meaning to life!

Galleries

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vcrguy

Your place in the universe is actually really really small when you look at it in perspective:

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/webclient/

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deevo101

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@john@smith

The classic internet prank...

 

http://choose.yudia.net

http://www.adurah.com/img/7

 

Combine with Let Me Google that for You for best results

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Sediket

Got a virus from those sites.

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navalverde

http://www.humanupgrades.com/

I'll take the webbed feet please!

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navalverde

http://www.realultimatepower.net/

Get ready to get pumped! 

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navalverde

http://www.japanesebugfights.com/

The URL says it all.  GO LOCUST!

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navalverde

http://www.grudge-match.com/current.html

Compilation of arguments about who would win in theoretical battles between fictional characters like Colonel Sanders vs. Orville Redenbacher or Ninja Turtles vs. Power Rangers.  Ultimate victory was decided through user polls.

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navalverde

http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/music.swf

Ishkur's guide to electronic music.  I stumbled across this flash guide when it was still in it's infancy.  Did you ever want to know where all those silly genres and cheesy techno styles came from? Look no further the guide has examples of every genre featured and a usually a humorous description of each genre.  I am always amazed that somebody took the time to document some of the music which people should be ashamed for creating.

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slothbot

http://ouverturefacile.com/ - a great outside-the-box puzzle that messes with your brain

http://playalterego.com - a psychology-heavy life simulator from birth to death

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page - Wookieepedia offers such an exhaustive encyclopedia of Star Wars knowledge even the hardcore fan could spend the better part of the day pressing "random article" before they find something they've even remotely heard of.

 

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niten

Liquid Physics Page that is in one word "fun." 

http://grantkot.com/MPM/Liquid.html

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artvarks

I believe Netflix streaming is quite amazing, as is hulu

 

www.netflix.com

www.hulu.com

 

but I'd really like people to this this before they die, so someone else doesn't have to.

 

www.harrisonmonuments.com

 

 

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joshizza

http://www.grotrian.de/spiel/d/spiel_win.html

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nammerduong

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Wink

I check this site out once a week for a different point of view.

 

http://www.theresident.net

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AntiJohnny

I love checking out this site for a laugh or two when i can.

http://xkcd.com/

this is one of my favorites http://xkcd.com/323/

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timmyw

apod.nasa.gov/apod

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ewoeckel

http://gizmodo.com/

 

great new technology 

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ewoeckel

http://obscurestore.typepad.com/ 

only the funniest news headlines from the country

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jeff29414

http://www.ulib.org/ million digital books online – searchable - classics to books you can't imagine.

http://www.popsci.com/archives Popular Science - searchable archive of articles - one of the funnest sites with useful information.

http://www.sciplus.com/ American Science and Surplus – best site for interesting things – anything science related from rocks to electric motors and includes toys and kits.  This site has something for everyone.  You can't look through this site without finding SOMETHING you want - it's amazing what is there.

http://www.scientificsonline.com/ Edmund Scientifics – higher end science equipment.  When I want to get my more serious geek on.

 

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americaeh

http://www.darthsanddroids.net

the best way to relive star wars

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gymbeau2000

http://www.kokogiak.com/megapenny/

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jdnorthwest

www.informationisbeautiful.net/

Great graphics for news worthy discussions.

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thetr00per

http://www.last.fm  | Great for finding new music not just from recommendations but from other people as well. Helps you find concerts and news as well.

http://www.howcast.com/  | Good how-to videos that can be useful in several situations.

http://newsmap.jp/  | Interesting and original way to read some news.

http://www.270towin.com/  | Great for research/studying US election history.

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Deserter

I am guessing the contest submissions are to be in comments...

 

http://king-soukutu.com/flash/owata.html    ---   Ok it's not in english, but don't leave me just yet.  This right here is the source of what is in my opinion one of the greatest games on the internet.  It is called the life ending adventure and if you will quickly see why.

http://prezi.com/  ---   A very useful site for making presentations and stuff, when I first saw it I was like woah.

http://lifehacker.com/  ---  Full of awesome.

http://www.tetris.com/  ---  I <3 tetris

http://www.cracked.com/  ---  Funny.

 

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zag_2012

ilovebees.com

 

wut?

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bossman52

http://www.i-hacked.com/  Just check out this super geeky website for yourself!

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ForthStone

I'd love to share my websites with everyone, and especially at the chance of winning prizes :D

 

Here's what I show to my friends when they need something to laugh or wonder at!

 

http://adoptademon.50webs.com/ - Yeah, you read that right. lol.

http://www.alaska.net/~clund/e_djublonskopf/Flatearthsociety.htm If your friend believes everything on the internet.

http://totallyabsurd.com/index.htm Amazing what Americans come up with.

http://www.peteranswers.com/ Always a good prank!

 

Good luck with the list, I'm going through the comments now to check out some of these sites, and the original article too!

-James

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reutnes

Sites I visit regularly:

 

Steampowered.com - Probably the best place to find PC games at the moment

Reddit.com - Social link sharing.  Awesome community!

Grooveshark.com - Any song you want, streamed on demand, legally.  If you register you can have playlists and favorites.

Pandora.com - sophisticated internet radio

notebookreview.com - A website specifically for laptops.  Their forums are very helpful at suggesting a laptop to meet your needs and they pump out quality reviews for almost every laptop that comes out.

whatismyip.com - tells you the IP address seen by the website.  Nice for checking to see if you're online, finding out your IP, or seeing if that proxy is working.

Portforward.com - Helps you set up port forwarding for a specific application for your specific router.

lmgtfy.com - you already know it.

lmptfy.com - same as above, but will search pirate bay instead.

instantrimshot.com - I'm pretty sure this has been linked on every forum to ever exist at least once.

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SJester

I keep leaving the page and then remembering more awesome "wow" sites.

howstuffworks.com ; browse it for explanations of how everything works from internal combustion engines to voting and ballot machines.

ehow.com and instructables.com , both awesome DIY project sites.

 

wikipedia.org is also a "wow" site; the breadth of knowledge to uncover by browsing is astounding.

 

Encyclopedia of Life at eol.org is incredible as well. It's an attempt to document all known species.

uspto.gov - patent and trademark office. dryer than sand, but you can search the patents in full text with diagrams. grab a familiar gadget and look up those numbers on the back; you'll find out some cool stuff.

 

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