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Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 13:20
When I want to know more info about pretty much anything I will go to Wikipedia. It's a site I use to get knowledge. But if I want more info about a film, including some trailers, I will go to IMDB. It's another site I use for finding out knowledge, only for films.

I am interested to know what types of knowledge do you find yourself regularly searching for, and what sites do you use for finding this?

Note I am referring to sites that are devoted to the knowledge your after; the guys who actually host the info you learn. So no search engines!
Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 13:32
Toasty Tech for graphical user interface galleries. Both interesting historically and useful when you make your own skins.

Wotsit for file formats.

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Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 13:53
tv.com for telly episode guides, but if you want actor info you have to head to imdb!

Php.net for info on that..

But none of those I go straight to. I usually do Google, then end up there!!

Oh, no, there is one..
If i want an Emulator, I head straight for Zophar's Domain..

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Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 14:17
I always used emuunlim.org for my emulators, but admittedly I've not visited it in about 5 years. At the time it had pretty much all emulators linked there; dunno if it's still as up to date.
Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 15:14
The Free Dictionary for anything related to English. It has definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and I've never ever found a word which hasn't been there. The design is ugly, but I don't go there for eye candy.

Wolfram Alpha for solving equations. More versatile than a regular calculator, quicker than pen & paper.

C++ standard library reference. I don't go there very often anymore, but it is handy every once in a while.

Sat, 16 Jan 2010, 23:19
The MSDN knowledgebase. I feel like I use that a lot when I'm doing some kind of windows-specific development.

Maybe you could count WolframAlpha.

Otherwise I use the various textbooks and past class notes for reference to things and concepts.

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Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 00:57
Theres a this really cool site called Google that I've been using for a while now. I think this site could go big here soon.

Quit posting and try Google.
Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 02:55
That's the thing though, isn't it.
No matter what sites I do tend to frequently end up at, I do still end there because of Google.
I've been trying to think of this all night, but Zophar's Domain is still the only single specific site that I purposely go for, to get a specific type of info.
Other than that, my bookmarked sites are all news sites, and ... then there's Google.

How ever-present that thing is, nowadays.

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Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 12:02
How Stuff Works?

If you have a few minutes of downtime, it's always fun to read a random article. Rainbows and eyeballs are especially interesting...

I met the creator of HowStuffWorks back in middle school - just a little fun fact.

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