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Useful Net Utilities

BitTorrent

  • For downloading the HoS shows from Minitru

del.icio.us

  • A useful service for people to share their most popular Web links with one another.

DivX

  • The MP3 of Video

Feedster

  • A search engine for the RSS feed. Find instant updates to many blogs and wikis.

Free Web Hosting

  • A listing of various sites that will host your Web page and/or your large files for free…though most of them have restrictions and are inundated with ads.

Gnutella (and Gnofrog host finder)

Instant messenger utilities

  • Cheats and sneak-arounds for your instant messenger

MAME

  • Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator

Skype: is probably the best(?) free net phone system at the moment.

RSS

  • Tap into the biggest news feed on the planet!

SourceForge

  • The planet's biggest open source software site.

You Send It

  • A service that allows you to email huge files to other Net users, up to a gigabyte in size.

Can't get a feed from alt.binaries.slack? Try the Usenet replayer. It is a bit slow, but you can use it from Internet cafes…

Netscape and Micrsoft Internet Explorer are fighting tooth and nail to becone “standard” for browsing the Web, but there are still many people who can't use Netscape and its competitors - either they don't have a SLIP or PPP connection, or their system simply can't handle those huge mega-browsers due to lack of disk space or RAM. That's why this page will point you to a number of alternatives to the standard SLIP/PPP connection. There are many ways of hooking up to the Net even without Netscape. Hopefully, the links provided here will be useful for those of us who can't afford a full “multimedia” connection to the Net.

Linux Slackware

  • The only Linux operating system approved by J.R. “Bob” Dobbs!

Minuet

DOSLynx

  • Here's a World Wide Web browser for DOS that will handle the flashy graphics and “multimedia” special effects that make the World Wide Web so appealing. Notice how they never bother mentioning things like this on TV?

DOS Internet Pages

  • Fortunately for you DOS users, you are not alone in your lamentation! A number of worthy and insane programmers have taken up the cause of providing easy-to-use Net access to those of you who can't afford the latest $2,500.00 mega-system. This page includes links to useful programs such as Bobcat, Arachne, Ulysses, and lots more!

The List (or: How To Escape From AOL)

The Origins of Usenet

  • The original control messages used to create many of the thousands of newsgroups on Usenet are stored in the UUnet archives. You can browse them here, and you can see the original creation of your favorite Usenet newsgroups. To look at the creation of alt.slack, for instance, just go to the alt. section. However, the messages stored here are compressed in GZIP format to save space; you'll have to unzip them to read them properly.

Wiki Wackiness

Conservapedia

  • A Christian wiki founded to counter Wikipedia's terrible anti-Christian bias.

Encyclopedia Dramatica

  • A wiki where you can write about your worst enemy (or your best friend).

Uncyclopedia

  • The Uncyclopedia

WikiIndex

  • A wiki that keeps track of Wiki Web sites – useful in this time when wiki sites are popping up by the dozen.

Wikipedia

  • The Free Encyclopedia. This one doesn't even need an explanation anymore.

(See also our entry on SubGenius Wiki Sites.)

Not-So-Useful Net Utilities

The Net is home to an amazing number of informative and interesting sites, but it's also home to a vast amount of online garbage and sludge. Here's a look at some sites that represent the antithesis of the sites listed above.

Google Watch

  • As much dirt and gossip on Google as one kook can find.

Wikipedia Sucks

  • Outrageous claims by fringe folks against Wikipedia.

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