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Incredible web site. Absolutely Shameless. The Pirate Bay host links to any pirated material you could ever hope to find. Just for fun, I entered "Steely Dan" and amongst the long list of results was a single link to 10 full albums. On the general page marked "Recent" I saw a link to "Every Metallica Album" --over 5 Gigabites in size.:The Pirate Bay - Thursday, April 20, 2006 -
Metallica - ALL ALBUMS[1983-2003-FLAC[lossless]1000kbits+
12-23 12:05 • 5.54 GiB
Here's what they have to say about themselves:
..."The Pirate Bay is the worlds largest bittorrent tracker. Bittorrent is a filesharing protocol that in a reliable way enables big and fast file transfers.
This is an open tracker, where anyone can download torrent files. To be able to upload torrent files, write comments and personal messages one must register at the site. This is of course free.
The members at The Pirate Bay represents a broad spectrum of file sharers. Therefore material that seem offensive might be available. Do not contact us if there is anything you find offensive, instead focus on the material that you find positive. The Pirate Bay only removes torrents if the name isn't in accordance with the content. One must know what is being downloaded.
Only torrent files are saved at the server. That means no copyrighted and/or illegal material are stored by us. It is therefore not possible to hold the people behind The Pirate Bay responsible for the material that is being spread using the tracker. Any complaints from copyright and/or lobby organizations will be ridiculed and published at the site..."
The days of hunting for pirated ANYTHING has officially ended.
Bit Torrents are a bit different that standard Peer-to-Peer file sharing, but it's still very easy:
BitTorrents 101: How Torrents Work
..."Question: How are torrents special? How is the torrent community different from Kazaa or Limewire?
Answer: Like the other file-sharing networks (Kazaa, Limewire, Gnutella, eDonkey, and Shareaza) BitTorrent’s primary purpose is to distribute large media files to private users. Unlike most P2P networks, however, BitTorrent stands out for 5 major reasons:
• BitTorrent networking is NOT a publish-subscribe model like Kazaa; instead, BitTorrent is true Peer-Peer networking where the users do the actual file serving.
• Torrents enforce quality control by filtering out corrupted and dummy files, ensuring that downloads contain only what they claim to contain.
• Torrents actively encourage users to share (“seed”) their complete files, while punishing users who "leech".
• BitTorrent can achieve download speeds over 1500 kilobits per second.
• BitTorrent code is open-source, advertising-free, and adware/spyware-free. This means that no single person profits from BitTorrent's success.
Wow, I haven't been paying attention!
Here's the other 4 of the TOP 5 Bit Torrent sites on the Internet:
..."A no-fee torrent site, MiniNova is still young. But it is a clean and reliable interface with fast access and searching. With time, the membership and database here will grow..."
..."Formerly known as “Bi-Torrents”, BiteNova is a free Torrent site with a spartan look and fast searching format..."
..."This Canadian database has managed to stave off the threat of one MPAA law suit. Alas, the site is now again being sued by the MPAA as of February, 2006. The site owner is a true libertarian, and needs financial help mounting a defense against the MPAA. Read the details at the Isohunt home page. This is an outstanding torrent database, and P2P users are cheering for its continued success and operations..."
..."This spot was previously occupied by torrentspy.com. Torrent-damage has now risen to take its place because of user voting. Although torrent-damage is a bit cumbersome to navigate for new users, and the site does require you to register with a free account, many readers comment that the effort is absolutely worth it. Just get used to "right click, save target as..." as a daily command at this site..."
Anyone say bigger hard drive?
Nokia 6100 and 3310 Spy Phones Unbelievable as it seems, the spy phones are here, well, in France, but coming soon to a store near you.Nokia 6100 and 3310 Spy Phones - Sunday, September 04, 2005 -
..."If you want to eavesdrop on conversations taking place when you are not there, simply 'forget' to bring your Nokia mobile phone and leave it where you want to spy. Once out of the area, call your handset from any other phone. It will activate itself and voila, you can now conveniently listen to any conversation being made in the vicinity of the spy phone. It’s handy in the office if you want to know what’s REALLY going on about this or that deal. And of course, this gadget is a veritable must have for anyone who wants to spy on a (rumored) philandering partner..."
I wonder what this will do to the divorce rate?
The Recording Industry Association of America has posted a page with all the legal sources of music on the Internet. This is it.RIAA - Authorized Online Music Sources - -
Take a break. ..."Welcome to Grand Illusions, the site for the enquiring mind.Grand Illusions - -
With optical illusions, scientific toys, visual effects, and even a little magic..."
There's not much to say about this, you select a region on their map, a country, a city then a zip code, ...voila! All the ATM's in your zip code appear on the result page.ATM Locator - Worldwide - Sunday, August 28, 2005 -
Victor Zammit's online book: "A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife" promises ..."Irrefutable Objective Evidence that there is without any doubt whatsoever scientific evidence for the existence of the afterlife. Lawyer Victor Zammit presents twenty three different areas of evidence showing that the existence of the afterlife can be proved ‘absolutely’ in his book..."Online Book: "A Lawyer Presents the Case for the Afterlife" by Victor Zammit - -
...And He Delivers.
This is a fascinating subject. I ran into this link a few years ago and was mesmerized by Dr. Zammit's objectivity in presenting this material to the public. What I like about this book --and his entire web site, is he focuses on facts. He doesn't mix in religion, metaphysics, spirit jargon --there's no images of swirling angels in the background that make me wonder if the author of said sites is in touch with reality, or smoking something stronger that marijuana. He's not wearing a long skirt and has no flowers in his hair. He does not channel entities from the "otherworld" --and he is not bringing a message from the spirit-world suggesting the earth is doomed if we don't change our ways.
It is because of this, and the content of the book, and the way it is presented, that makes me include this as an objective, well written and cited source for information about the afterlife. None of will know for sure until we leave this world. Until then, I prefer to remain openminded and optimistic.
I have linked directly to his book, but his entire site is worthy of your investigation, click on HOME to start at the beginning.
Complete text. For the story behind the book, ckick HERE.STEAL THIS BOOK by Abbie Hoffman - -
August 26, 1996
When you commit a crime, it is your duty to arrest yourself. This handy form will assist you in this. I have included this here in case you are a criminal and want to do the right thing. Plus, it's just plain strange.Citizen's Self Arrest Form - -
Repeat after me:
..."I am under arrest. I have a right to remain silent. Anything I say can and will be used against me in a court of law. I have the right to talk to a lawyer and have him/her present with me while I question myself. If I cannot afford to hire a lawyer, one will be appointed to represent me, if I wish one, before I question myself. If I decide to make a statement, I may stop at any time..."
If you don't want to arrest yourself, maybe you should Click Here.
This is a small but useful collection of links, I use it at least once a week. I put it here in case something happens to my computer or backups, I won't have have to scour Tripod looking for Janet, again.Janet's Investigative Links - -
Please note, I did NOT link to the Home Page of this Surgeon's web site, I linked to the Live Surgery page. His home page is trying to sell you cosmetic surgery, that's not interesting.Online Surgery - Live Broadcasts - -
This is not a joke. I saw a hip surgery here, ...well, what I could watch of it before turning away. He broadcasts all types of surgeries, --live on the Internet, --you can watch right in your browser. He has live broadcasts of Childbirth and Brain Surgery scheduled, so don't forget to check back.
Here's a little known fact about this Clinic. It's possible to get free surgery here, but of course, you guessed it, it's broadcast live, online.
This site is an incredible research resource. It has cataloged over 70,000+ searchable databases and specialty search engines.. You can search by keyword, or simply browse the directory by category.Complete Planet - Deep Web Database Directory - -
It's powered by BrightPlanet, be sure to check them out. They have a Deep Query Manager that promises to drill you way down into the deep web and help you easily find and access databases that are not indexed by Google, or standard search engines.
..."There are hundreds of thousands of databases that contain Deep Web content. CompletePlanet is the front door to these Deep Web databases on the Web and to the thousands of regular search engines — it is the first step in trying to find highly topical information. By tracing through CompletePlanet's subject structure or searching Deep Web sites, you can go to various topic areas, such as energy or agriculture or food or medicine, and find rich content sites not accessible using conventional search engines..."
Flash Movie: The Many Uses of the Word F*** - -
Public Service Video's Presents... The Many Uses of the Word F***.
If you are offended by the "F" word, please don't click on this link.
By the way, the F word is NOT FRANCE.
If you like this sort of thing, I found it here.
Some of the other flash movies are adult related, clicker beware!
CAUTION: This may offend some people, if you think it may offend you, please don't click the link.Jesus Dress Up - -
This page lets you select clothes and drag them across the page to clothe an underwear clad Jesus on the cross.
Normal Bob Smith is the guy that created this thing. I'm afraid to poke around his site. Normal? I dunno, maybe...
The link above is for FrameShop, the links for ColorMaker and TableMaker are below.FrameShop - ColorMaker - TableMaker - -
When I was experimenting with different types of web pages, I tried frames, haven't we all? Creating frames that work correctly can be difficult for a newbie, so I cheated. Now you can cheat too with FrameShop! Frankly, I still use FrameShop to get the HTML started, then I modify it.
FrameShop was created by Sam Choukri in 1997. Thanks Sam!
Note at the bottom Sam also has two other nifty online tools:
ColorMaker and TableMaker
They are just as useful as the FrameMaker, try them out.
This is really unusual. Everyone has seen free hosts with the WYSIWYG templates like Angelfire et all. This is a different breed. Try it out for fun, even if you have a web site, this is cool. If you know someone that wants a little something different and knows nothing about html but doesn't like the simple templates of a free host, pass it along.Online Web Page Generator - cut and paste resulting html - Saturday, August 27, 2005 -
Open the link in a new window/tab so you can follow along with my instructions.
You should be at the page that has tan on the sides, and some buttons in an orange navigation bar with buttons, white center.
The focus is on "BACKGROUND" in the center area. Below that you see:
Start with "COLOR" in the drop menu, select something different. Each choice will reload the web page you are looking at to reflect changes. When you find something you like, stop and go to "TYPE" below. Select a Texture for your Color by trying out several of the choices. Again, each choice will reload the page to reflect changes. When you're happy, go to "IMAGE" and do the same thing.
Next, under Background is "BUTTONS" --click that. "Background" closes and Buttons opens, now the focus is on Buttons with new choices:
Do the same in Buttons that you did in Background, use the drop menus to select what you want and wait for the page to reload after each choice to see the changes.
Next is "DIVIDERS" --I bet you're getting the hang of this now.
PAGE SIZE--------(drop menu)
TABLE COLOR------(drop menu)
MENU COLOR-------(drop menu)
MAIN COLOR-------(drop menu)
When you're done, disable your popup blocker for a minute so you can see the final result. Click the button: SHOW ME THE HTML CODE AND GRAPHICS. A popup opens with your chosen graphics which you would then save to your hard drive. Scroll below the graphics in the popup to see the html code you created. Copy and paste it into notepad, whatever you want.
Lastly, you can customize the graphics and HTML. For instance, you can add text to your blank buttons (link below, another cool site).
Hey, even if you don't like the choices offered, you can always substitute the graphics and such for your own choices, at least the HTML is done, tables and all! The tables can also easily be modified, as well as anything there.
To add text to graphics I have always used my Imager
..."myImager.com is your own free everything online image editor! Upload or call images from anywhere on the web and edit them freely with the the dozens of tools and filters that we offer! This is a 100% free service, offered by the great people at Cool Archive..."
Also, since I'm posting online tools, at the front page of EchoEcho there's a nifty 3D Text Heading Creator. The results are very professional.
The reason I'm including this Web Page Generator here is because there is so many options and possible results. I used it several years ago, and I didn't like the graphics. They were very easy to switch out and rename. EchoEcho says you can create over 2,000 different pages using this online tool.
KnowPost.com has been closed since sometime in early 2000. The link goes to an old web site called "KnowPost Friends" that I made several years ago when I was afraid the site would go down. I'm glad I did, because it's gone now. I'm posting this in the hopes my old KnowPost Friends can find me, and I, them. As I find folks, I plan on updating this post with links to where we can find each other.Looking for Friends of KnowPost - -
I loved KnowPost, as did all the regulars. It was, at the time, the Premier Q&A site on the Internet, but Google Answers has changed all that. At that time, KnowPost got press, and it had over 15,000 members. Like Google Answers, KnowPosters were rated on their answers. The difference is, the questions are a lot more difficult, and now I get paid. If it wasn't for answering questions at KnowPost, I don't think I would have been accepted as a Google Answers Researcher. I answered thousands of questions at KnowPost, --that gave me the skills to become the expert searcher I am today.
I have fond memories of the people that hung out there. So many people, I wonder where they all are!
First, get nostalgic! Look up KnowPost in the WayBackMachine
Here's what I know so far. Each of the links below is frequented by a few old KnowPosters:
GreyEyes - Unladylike Evildoers Club
Gossy - CereScape (formerly BrainFuse)
Dilbert - Ask-It-Here
There's still the KnowPost Friends Yahoo Page --would someone please log in there and post a link to this blog post there? You can use the comments link as a permalink.
And here's a link to my KnowPost Friends Site
Below are individual sites where you can find old KnowPosters
Tara has a blog: Loloia.com
SpudPotatoHead's got two places:
thespud Live Journal
Apollo has a neat page here. Great song, btw...
completelynaked has it going on with WHQuestion Chat
Here's the Contact Page there.
BenJ2 Personal Home Page Julian Cheah's Homepage
witty1 is here: Witty 1 Productions, Inc."
kyle9182 is still around: Kyle's Page"
Wisteria is here: Wisteria's Yahoo Profile
I think this belongs to meadow because someone named meadow signed braino's guest book, however, she says her Live Journal is members only. I found meadow here. And meadow, no, I don't have anything better to do than click on a web page that is hopelessly out of date!
Braino's page is down, but promises to be back up sometime.
Kilnamer is still around with the Spirit of Inspiration
Kileana is still learning how to build web pages
bigbrother's Yahoo Profile
The leftovers of whatevillurks page.
Tiarra is still here: Kelli 101
Remember Swords drawings? You can find them here.
Here's the Lizard Family Home Page
Tehuti is still writing!
Tehuti's Per on the Web
The Radioactive Playground
I wonder if they ever caught who killed hippie?
yates is connected with this page.
I bet this is obbop: Right Reverend Obbop.
This is deox.
Vicnice is still in school.
Please comment if you are a KnowPoster, or know any of the old KnowPost gang so I can update with the information.
This link opens to a really neat backgammon applet, free of course. You'll need java installed and enabled to play it. It's been around since 1996, it's fast, and there are no bugs. It's pretty tough to beat, it doubles on you very early if it gets even a bit ahead. It's got a cool drag & drop interface for moving the "checkers" as he calls them. I won my first game today, and no others. I refuse to admit how many times the little bugger beat me.Motif Backgammon - Applet - -
You might want to check out the page before it:
Rules, Statistics, How the Applet works
I've been having fun with this for years, the link has never changed, have fun with it.
This is a little known site created by Glenn Kimball. His interest is in rare and hard-to-find books and manuscripts having to do with Ancient & Biblical times. He sells rare books and magazines, but the real find is his "Research" page (bottom left) which has literally hundreds of links to interesting sites dealing with Ancient & Biblical times. Some of the links are categorized, you can find those by scrolling down, otherwise it's a potpourri of links to surf from, if this is a topic you find interesting.Ancient Manuscripts - -
Some other topics included are George Washington, Egyption Mysteries, Ancient & Early America, Astronomy, Lost Tribes Of Israel, Japan, the birth and bloodline of Jesus, Fraternal Orders, King Arthur... there's really too many to list.
Even though this is not really one of my areas of expertise or interest, I spent half a day clicking links from this page. Some of the links that are not categorized are not even named yet, they say "Click Here" so clicking them is kind of like getting a "Random Ancient World Site" --you never know what is going to open.
Glen Kimball is an interesting guy, there a kind-of Bio here, and much more at the link:
..."Glenn Kimball- received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University and is heard on many talk shows. You can also listen to Glenn's interviews on Coast to Coast, the X zone, The Quest and a variety of other programs. Glenn's appearances on Coast to Coast have all been best sellers! Glenn has published in the Ancient American Magazine and in the After Dark Magazine among others. The show with Hilly Rose was the highest rated show in Art Bell History. "The Hidden Stories of the Childhood of Jesus" sold more books on Amazon.com as a result of a Coast to Coast radio show than any other author in their history. Glenn was the key note address speaker at the UFO conference in Nevada in 1999. He not only speaks on the history of Jesus and his associates, but King Arthur, archeology, Egyptology, Anthropology and Quantum Physics. He is also an author and lecturer on Extra-Biblical manuscripts..."
In honor of our fallen troops in Iraq, I am posting this site which tracks every soldier that has died as a result of the War on Iraq. At first glance it looks cold, but click on each month to go to a detailed listing including date, name & rank, place and cause of death.Iraqi Coalition Casualities - -
When I clicked to refresh my mind as to what to type here, I was confronted with this:
..." NAME NOT RELEASED YET - Baghdad (western part) Hostile - hostile fire..." --obviously his family had not been notified. It's heartwrenching to look at. This is so very sad.
Here's pictures of the US Soldiers to make it even more personal:
GALLERY OF U.S. MILITARY DEAD DURING IRAQ WAR TO FEBRUARY 9, 2005
"To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen" - Exhibit
..."What started as a local art project is bringing tearful responses from across America. In College of Marin’s new “To Never Forget: Faces of the Fallen” exhibit, art students and faculty have painted portraits of each American soldier who has died in Iraq – more than 1200 – each a 5x7 face staring straight into the eyes of the viewer......College of Marin art instructor Chester Arnold created the project after reading a newspaper story when the U.S. death toll in Iraq reached 1,000. He did not anticipate completing all of the portraits -- but the project proved so emotionally-compelling for the artists that they couldn't rest until they had painted them all..."
Also, here's the page which tracks Iraqi civilians that have died as a result of the war. No names here, the information is not as reliable or as current, but I want to include them too:
Reported civilian deaths resulting from the US-led military intervention in Iraq
I got a little carried away with this link, but I bet the families and loved ones of all the lost lives wouldn't think so.
The Federation of Scientists - Military Analysis Network... All things Military:DOD 101 -- An Introduction to the Military - -
* US Military Aircraft
* US Navy Ships
* US Land Warfare Systems
* US Missiles
* US Smart Weapons
* US Dumb Bombs
* US Aircraft Equipment
* US Naval Equipment
* Defense Contractor Directory
* Budget Documents
* Congressional Material
* General Accounting Office Reports
* Congressional Research Service Reports
* Military Contracts
There's a lot more here. If you want detailed information about Military assets, documents, contracts, anything, just short of what the American public is allowed to digest, this is the stop.
Also check out:
Military Reference Desk
Welcome to Military World's Reference Desk. In this area you will find valuable information about all branches of the Military such as Military Installations, POW / MIA search engines, Military Reunions, Military Libraries and much more.
This is a direct link to the US Copyright Office's new experimental search page. I've used this page, it's a lot easier to find things with this. Here's what they say about it:Search Copyright Records: Registrations and Documents - -
..."Search copyright information by selecting one of the three databases below, which contain records of registrations and ownership documents since 1978.....This is an alternative, experimental search method for short, simple searches and occasional users. You may also still use the traditional LOCIS system. All systems are unavailable 5:00 p.m. Saturday to 12:00 noon Sunday (U.S. eastern time)..."
Also, in October they will have a new search system called "eCO Search."
I need to interrupt the flow of links with a personal tribute to a friend. A sad thing happened awhile back in my neighborhood. I had a friend --Jim Stevens, he was ran over by a truck, someone that knew him was driving, he died at the scene.Jimmy, Where are you? - -
This link is to a band page. I know the two guys in the middle. The big guy is Jesse, the one with dreadlocks is Abdulah. Jesse is a great guy, a fantastic musician, and he teaches music to children. I have nothing good to say about Abdulah so I'll just shut up.
~~I was bartending at Jim's favorite bar at the time this happened. The bar where I used to work has live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Shortly after Jim was killed, we had a wake for Jim at the bar.
Jesse was sitting at his keyboard after Jim's funeral service, I was working, we were all upset. I had known Jim for 13 years. --Something incredible happened. Jesse writes music, has some pretty good tunes out, and he just started playing. He started singing, and this wonderful melody came out. It came from his heart, deep in his soul. I still cry every time I hear the song.
The song is at the link above Jim's picture. I'd appreciate it if you'd listen to it.
It's called Jimmy, Where are you?
If you'd like to read the article about Jim's death, and see the inside of the bar where I worked, click the link below. I was upset by the first newspaper article that described Jim as "a Shoreline Man." I emailed the Seattle PI and told them that "That Shoreline Man" has a name, and a lot of people care about him. I just happened to mention we were having a wake the next day.
The newspaper showed up at his wake, took pictures and did a great article. It was a comfort to his wife, and made me feel like they cared our friend died.
Here's the article in the Seattle PI: Man run over by truck is remembered as generous, gregarious
Please listen to the song --in Jim's honor. And Jesse, if you ever see this post, THANK YOU for writing the song.
~~And Thanks to Everyone, for reading this post.
I may want to find this link later (hopefully, the man that ran him over is charged with vehicular manslaughter)
Adult Sentencing Manual 2004
I checked several states and counties, and this database is nearly complete. When you need to look up real property information outside your own state (or are answering a question at Google Answers) this is very handy. It saves you from having to navigate a strange state or county web site to find the Assessor's page.Tax Assessor Database - All States & Counties - -
They also have a link to this:
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)- The New U.S. and Territories Query
Here's what they say: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), developed by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), contains information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The Federally recognized name of each feature described in the data base is identified, and references are made to a feature's location by State, county, and geographic coordinates. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information..."
The IRS used to maintain a mailing list to announce upcoming sales nationwide, but no more. Now, you need this link to keep up to date on what they are selling and where.IRS - Seized Real & Personal Property Sales - -
At last count there were 47 financial calculators on this page. Catagorized by use, the descriptions make it easy to select the one you need. Bookmark this link if you think you might need it later!Financial Calculators Galore - -
If you have TALL buildings in your city, this is where you go to get all the information about them. Skyscraper Page has everything you ever wanted to know about tall buildings in the US.US Skyscraper Information - -
Nationwide they have information on: 35070 structures, 21595 drawings, 2577 cities, 42390 photos. Check out your city, or click below to check out Seattle's skyscrapers --all lined up horizontally for comparison:
There's tons of resources in this step-by-step guide on how to find unclaimed funds --or people.Locating Unclaimed Property: A Systematic Approach - -
The FBI has tons of files on everyday Americans. They also don't mind folks writing and asking for information for genealogical purposes. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get results from the FBI.Genealogical Research using FBI Files - -
This post at a tech web site explains how to find music files using Google.Use Google to Find Free MP3's and more... - -
..."People leave music files in unprotected directories all of the time. Here's how to get to them..."
I tried this, it works.
Not much to say here, except that this is very simple to use. Browse for an image on your hard drive, and select the output file type you want. Cool.Online Image Converter - -
Evidently, use of the lavatory in Islamic countries is not a simple matter. I promised interesting and unusual web sites, and this is one. Sheesh, they need a manual just to walk in a lavatory!Islamic rules concerning use of the lavatory - -
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