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My top ten favourite websites


WhiteTruckMan

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Hi all.

I had the idea today to post my 10 favourite sites, along with a brief reason why. These are the ones I visit most often. I'd be interested in comments, as well as suggestions for possible alternatives (along with reasons why), and if anyone has a list of their own. Well here goes, in no particular order:

1-www.google.co.uk

What can I say? google has become so comprehensive that the name itself has become a verb to many people. It can be a goldmine of information, just as long as you can ask the right questions

2-www.dilbert.com

A little light relief in the rat race of life

3-www.bbc.co.uk/news

There's a big wide world out there, and things are happening in it

4-www.pcadvisor.co.uk

When google flounders, you can always count on the talent here.

5-www.imdb.com

You just know that you've seen that guy somewhere else, but where?

6-www.dailymail.co.uk

It's good to get a different slant on the news than just aunties built in bias.

7-www.ebay.co.uk

For when you just have to have it, no matter how obscure it is.

8-www.halifax-online.co.uk

Online banking, lets me do just about anything I want to except download and print out my own banknotes!

9-www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/oswebsite/freefun/wallpaper

Every month without fail I get a new wallpaper picture of somewhere in these isles, along with this months calender.

10-www.moneysavingexpert.co.uk

If you want a good deal on just about anything (lets face it, who doesn't?) this is pretty much a no-brainer.

I've deliberately not made the links active. I'm not touting for trade for any of them, merely telling people about them. Hope people like them.

WTM

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Bingalau

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I agree with WTM about Martin Lewis's site. I got a flight to Australia through it for £360 return to Perth (usually that is well in excess of £600). So to me it was half price and I jumped at it.

I also use the BBC site and read quite a few newspapers independently.

Dilbert... What in heaven's name is that? I will have to have a look now, but if it is a stupid comedy type thing then it won't be for me. I prefer serious stuff.

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john bunyan

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WTM

I agree with some of your sites - Google, PCA, BBC and thanks for the OS one. I regularly use www.metoffice.gov.uk for the best and most detailed weather forecasts; www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook for statistics and info on countries;speedtest.net to check broadband speeds; for a bit of fun listening to old music on a Jukebox http//upchucky.com . I also have a site or two to do with school , military, old career etc. which are of interest only to myself. I do use wikipedia via Google quite a lot. Recently, following a link from a recent forum user I have added ship and aircraft tracking site like this one: Ship tracking

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BT

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For a little life relief I just love Simons Cat

Simons Cat

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interzone55

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Here's my most visited sites www.google.co.uk - not just for search, the provide my email, documents, and general news hub

www.facebook.com - not terribly popular here I know, but I communicate with a lot of friends there, keep up with news of bands and artists I follow, and I maintain a page on Factory Records.

www.youtube.com - used for posting videos on above facebook page

www.bbc.co.uk/news along with www.guardian.co.uk - news obviously, plus sport

www.denofgeek.co.uk - movie and TV news from a geeky angle

www.stuckincustoms.com - blog by a photographer who's work I admire and aspire to emulate

www.fantasticfiction.co.uk - kind of an Internet Movie Database for books

www.amazon.co.uk - obvious really

www.theregister.co.uk - irreverent IT news

www.pcadvisor.co.uk - here

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Aitchbee

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alan14 - fantasticfiction...just checked out Stanislaw Lem ...I did not realise he wrote Solaris - thanks for that great linkless link!

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interzone55

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AitchBEE

I thought they'd all automatically become links, but maybe the site needs HTTP:// at the start before it turns addresses into links

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Matt Bell

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I’m not gonna put them in order. My favourite websites are: YouTube, Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, facebook, twitter, flicker, bbc, imdb, pcadvisor

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Condom

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Again I will not put mine in any particular order. I got into the habit of watching Al Jazerra when I was overseas as the BBC 24 news never gave any UK News. Their web site is also pretty good.

I use a mix of Facebook and Messenger to keep in touch with friends around the world with a preference for messenger and hotmail.

My Internet banking is of course a must as it is hard to visit your branch from 5000 miles away.

Discogs which is a wondeful site for people interested in music and seeing the detail behind releases in various parts of the world. Yes the Japanese do get an average of 2-3 extra tracks on their Cd's compaired to us in the UK.

PCA Nice to keep in touch with other users.

eBay for getting rid of lots of stuff I don't need but thought I did at one time.

UKSaabWorkshop Great for help with problems keeping an older Saab on the road

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finerty

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ahoy there sailor John Bunyan aye aye captain Bunyan

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john bunyan

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finerty

Why the "Hello Sailor"? Only one site was for tracking ships etc. What are your favorite sites?

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