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beetle
20-11-2003, 06:01 PM
not a problem, just an over veiw of others surfing habits, again.

ok schools over and my time for surfing may get a little larger, (150 hrs a month at mo) and was wanting to do some general surfing, have asked this before but decided im overloaded with geek IT info and just want to mind drivel my way around and was wondering what people did or went to on the net non geeky like.

as i always see people posting links to this or that site, so must spend time surfing for particular things. but i am looking at bigger picture stuff,

i got some great photography sites last time, and i also have a decent cooking site.... and a gardening one to, but apart from pf1 i dont venture anywhere, and as much as i love pf1, i feel the need to learn or adventure more...
i used to read heaps, but homework has killed the urge,

and yes i have googled extensevly but to do that you must have an idea, what to look for to start with....

so any non geeky sites or other family suitable sites please pass addy on....

thanxs

beetle

mark.p
20-11-2003, 06:10 PM
You asked for it ;) - http://www.computerbits.com/archive/2000/0300/campbell0003.html

Scouse
20-11-2003, 06:14 PM
Hi beetle good luck with any pending results.
For a daily dose of often good reading try www.aldaily.com
Run by a Christchurch guy but very international.

agent
20-11-2003, 06:24 PM
Well, uh... oh darn it, I can't really think of any :8}

Don't know if Reuters (http://www.reuters.com) would count, because they do technology news reporting. So do Stuff (http://www.stuff.co.nz), and of course PC Authority (http://www.pcauthority.com.au) do. :D

teddybear
20-11-2003, 06:36 PM
i quite often type the name of a town in google & then surf the results. you can find out alot of interesting things about nz, that one day you might get to visit.

aroc
20-11-2003, 06:38 PM
Jeez your about as bad as cydoor beetle. :p

I visit jetstreamgames.co.nz they have far more interesting and less insane off topic discussions, that actually involve using your brain once in a while. /** sarcasm */

beetle
20-11-2003, 06:40 PM
you dont have to read my posts aroc.

and then you wont have to post just as insanely either.

b

WalOne
20-11-2003, 06:42 PM
Scouse is right re Arts & Letters Daily - it attracts such followers as our very own great and glorious prime minister, and of course, moi. However since Dennis Dutton (the Christchurch guy Scouse mentioned) partted company or whatever - there was a bankruptcy I recall, and the site sold to other interests - the content has become more US-insular and self serving in many ways. However, there is an excellent index to most of the major world papers and magazines appearing to the left of the page. If you can't find anything of interest there, then there's always www.rense.com/ to amuse yourself for hours with tales of UFO's, subterfuge, and conspiracies ....
:)

Winston001
20-11-2003, 08:08 PM
I could mention a few but PF1 is the only site I visit regularly - apart from work related.
Beetle, what I do is take a note of anything which catches my eye and put it into Google when I remember. This can be an item on the radio, TV, childs question, anything.
The results can be variable but I always learn something.

The most difficult thing with the Web is finding something with a high degree of accuracy. A million hits for "crime thrillers" for example isn't very helpful.
You like to read - just go to Amazon and look around.

beetle
20-11-2003, 08:14 PM
W001 are you talking about amazon.co.uk ?

i had a look through google as i dont know what you meant (dont know who amazon is?)
or is it something else entirely?

confuzzled???

beetle

Terry Porritt
20-11-2003, 08:16 PM
Totally non-geek :)

Border Collies:-http://www.bcrescue.org/bc-page.html

Animal SOS:-http://www.animalssos.co.nz/Help.htm

A beautiful NZ greetings cards site:-http://www.gipsyland.com/

Thomas
20-11-2003, 08:23 PM
>million hits for "crime thrillers" for example isn't very helpful.

How many would you like?


http://news.bbc.co.uk/

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront

http://www.marksteyn.com/

http://www.nbr.co.nz/

Arts an letters is still edited by Denis Dutton,definotely gone to the pack since it was taken over by that yanky crowd,more left wing I would say.

beetle
20-11-2003, 08:31 PM
God Thomas you read all those or is it just to humour me????

i thought the idea was to rest the brain not stress it out more....:p

first W001 and now you????

confuzzled?

beetle

Icarus
20-11-2003, 08:31 PM
You could try this one, found some interesting things on it : http://www.howstuffworks.com/

beetle
20-11-2003, 08:39 PM
it comes down to i have lost my favourites list when the puter got formatted? and was wanting some new things to surf.
and the range is very interesting and vastly different...

thanxs

beetle

supergran
20-11-2003, 08:43 PM
WEll as we are into speedway, a normal days visit after I leave F1 is http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~dougall/main.htm Macgors which has message boards and news about racing in New Zealand. Well you did say you wanted something different. LOL

Thomas
20-11-2003, 08:53 PM
God Thomas you read all those or is it just to humour me????

They are my cup of tea plus others of a similar nature,so won't bore you with those.

beetle
20-11-2003, 09:05 PM
sorry T but supergran's site is more me.....


beetle

Fire-and-Ice
20-11-2003, 09:45 PM
How about some of these Beetle? I nicked them from out of the Favourites on here. ;-) :D

http://www.bhg.com/

http://www.brightbeige.co.uk/bb_shop/

http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com

http://family.go.com/

http://www.parentsoup.com


That should keep you busy for a while but if you want more just sing out. Plenty more here. ;-)

Oxie
20-11-2003, 09:49 PM
Beetle

If you like a laugh (and I know you do) you might enjoy visiting this site each day - http://www.borg.com/~rjgtoons/toon.html

Oxie (Lyn)

agent
20-11-2003, 09:55 PM
If you're really inclined for conspiracies and the like, try www.totse.com (and just ignore the smut on the forums and such). If it's any clue, it's blocked by Watchdog for the reason "anarchy". Quite so.

Really, it's just a collection of a heck of a lot of information. Some of it's real, some of it's not. But the fact remains, there are some incredibly interesting reads to be found there, which can consume many hours of day (trust me, I wasted a weekend reading pages people had written about how the FBI works, governments spying on people, and how spy satellites can be used for evil; and another half day on conspiracies about the Illuminati, Microsoft, and Australia. Despite the fact some of it is very dubious, it's still interesting).

And a very good read on Totse is the stuff about Tesla (an interesting guy with some dubious claims, written out of history. I swear he was a real person, because there was an article about him in he Herald - though of course, the media could be lying...), here's (http://www.totse.com/en/fringe/tesla/index.html) the link.

sandyb
20-11-2003, 10:02 PM
I have some really unusual sites as favorites

i like to look at the spider photos part on this site.
http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~glen/spider.htm

i love the old donald duck comics
http://www.donaldisten.dk/comics/character.asp?character=dd

me and my kids have had fun with this
http://www.ventrella.com/Darwin/darwin.html

and i have enjoyed all the series of walking with the i.e dinosaurs this is my fav after reading all the clan of the cavebear books
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/cavemen/

when im bored i go to
www.bored.com

and also
www.africam.com
its free to join.

i enjoy all these sites i hope you get as much enjoyment as me and my four kids have.

mark.p
20-11-2003, 10:02 PM
Try http://tellytubbies.com/

stu140103
20-11-2003, 10:23 PM
> Try http://tellytubbies.com/

hmmm :|

stu140103
20-11-2003, 10:23 PM
Below are a few sites you may link, take you pick :)

> i got some great photography sites last time, and i
> also have a decent cooking site

Cooking:

http://www.foodinaminute.co.nz

>and a gardening one to,

Gardening:

http://www.garden-nz.co.nz

News & TV :

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/ & if you go to Web Week (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storyarchive.cfm?thesection=technology&thesubsection=webweek)
on the NZ Herald website you should find a few good sites their

http://www.stuff.co.nz

http://nzoom.com - http://www.tvnz.co.nz

http://www.tv3.co.nz

http://www.primetv.co.nz

US news: http://cnn.com

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/

http://www.reuters.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk

http://www.xlr8online.co.nz/

Here are a few more links:

http://stuartw.orcon.net.nz/my_fav_links.htm

A parent site:

http://www.everyparent.co.nz

Web cams

http://www.earthcam.com/

http://webcamnewzealand.orcon.net.nz/

If you every loss your cat

http://www.petsonthenet.co.nz

http://www.spca.org.nz/

Another home page

http://www.nzcity.co.nz

If you every want to go some where and donít have a map to the place:

http://www.wises.co.nz/

That should keep you busy for now :) ;)

Also if you surf the IDG website & the NetGuide website (http://www.netguide.co.nz) you will find lots more good
websites

Ladybug I hope you see this thread :)

beetle
20-11-2003, 11:08 PM
wow people this is so cool thank you all so much with sharing a little (or large) amount of your favs with me, much appreciate the input, i can see i am going to have lots of surfing to do, to check them all out in depth.

:D

thanxs

beetle

brewer
21-11-2003, 09:00 AM
http://editor.actrix.co.nz/0311.htm Try this for some great sites - the actrix.co newsletter.

MrBeef
21-11-2003, 09:01 AM
this is a place where flash 5 from people all over the world is submiitted and rated by users. Excellent funny

Miami Steve
21-11-2003, 11:17 AM
I run Crazy Browser with the following tabs in the startup group...

PressF1 obviously :D

Hollywood Stock Exchange (http://www.hsx.com) where I buy and sell movie stocks (for fun of course!). I've been playing for 2 years now and my original $2 million has grown to just over $30 million. If only it was that easy in reality!

Football365 (http://www.football365.com/All_News/Scottish_News/index.shtml)

ESPN Soccernet (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team?id=256&cc=3436)

Sky Sports (http://skysports.planetfootball.com/league.asp?cpid=14&l=scotland+news)

Other than banking and email, I don't leave those sites very often :(

Cheers
Miami

Kame
21-11-2003, 02:43 PM
alas,

A question I could not answer. I tried hard thinking of even one site that was note geek related, but I could not, I thought Xtra's Home Page, but everyone knows it delivers news about technology...

Forever lost in the geek realm.

KK

-=JM=-
21-11-2003, 02:59 PM
http://news.google.co.nz
http://www.stuff.co.nz
http://www.somethingawful.com
http://www.665.com
http://www.bbspot.com
http://www.theregister.com
http://www.theinquirer.net

Graham L
21-11-2003, 03:06 PM
Blow your mind with esp (http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/pickover/esp.html).

beetle
21-11-2003, 03:21 PM
Graham L the esp game thing is a cheat,

and i wont spoil the fun by saying why....

beetle

whiskeytangofoxtrot
21-11-2003, 11:14 PM
> Try http://tellytubbies.com/

Excellent... a browser hijack. Thanks for that.

Try:

http://www.comics.com - heaps of great comic strips online
http://www.google.com - type in something out of the blue and read on it

Visit ISP web-sites and read their links pages etc etc

Greg S
22-11-2003, 12:39 AM
> > Try http://tellytubbies.com/

> Excellent... a browser hijack. Thanks for that.

LOL


> Visit ISP web-sites and read their links pages etc
> etc

Yeah, that's one of the better tips for finding interesting sites.

Personally I don't do much browsing now that I'm working for myself
*sigh - the good old days when I could pass away hours on the Internet at the expense of my employer*

parry
22-11-2003, 11:49 AM
General
If you like the guiness book of records type facts...Extreme Science (http://www.extremescience.com/record_index.htm)
Brain teasers (http://www.braingle.com/)

Humour
Laugh of the day (http://www.laughs.com.au/)
Dilbert (http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/dilbert/index.html)

Music
About artists (http://www.allmusic.com/)
Find Lyrics (http://lyricsearch.net/)

Reference
Dictionary (http://www.m-w.com/home.htm)
Computer terminology (http://www.webopedia.com/)
World Atlas (http://go.hrw.com/atlas/norm_htm/index.htm)

Sport
Rugby Heaven (http://rugbyheaven.smh.com.au/)
Soccer (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/index?cc=5739)
Cricket (http://www.cricinfo.org/)

Carol T
23-11-2003, 01:26 AM
http://www.ntwrks.com/~mikev/~mikev1.htm for a great chart showing nutritional breakdown of many foods..can select how you list them, i.e by fat grams, cholesterol, calorie content..etc..
http://www.breadrecipe.com/ for bread recipes
http://www.frog.co.nz/index.html NZ site selling NZ made T-shirts with the most wonderful graphics of fish and birds and frogs etc...great quality and brilliant artwork and fantastic wallpapers to download
http://www.behindthename.com/ Find out what your name means
http://www.heartlessbitches.com/ For women with..um..attitude

kiwibeat
23-11-2003, 04:15 PM
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/tvnow/tvguide.asp?c=w

http://sky.co.nz/index.cfm?pageID=23&script=channels

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/

http://www.nzdating.com/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/

http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/

http://onenews.nzoom.com/

nomad
23-11-2003, 04:50 PM
Xtra, Clear Net homepage, www.dpreview.com, www.photo.net, foreign paper websites namely Asia, trademe.co.nz, netcheck.co.nz, BBC Cuisine, Global Chefs, ebay.com, itfnz.org.nz, Mt Hutt Ski Resort homepage.., www.audiworld.com

mark.p
23-11-2003, 06:32 PM
> > Try http://tellytubbies.com/
>
> Excellent... a browser hijack. Thanks for that.
>

Hmmm, must be a damn insecure setup you have there.
What OS and browser are you using?

agent
23-11-2003, 07:43 PM
When I went to http://tellytubbies.com, it was just one of those stupid sites that link to and advertise what are supposed to be common searches.