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Favorite Websites for 2007?

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  1. YachtForum

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    I was just categorizing some of my Firefox bookmarks (I.E. Favorites) and I thought a thread on favorite websites would be a good way to kick off 2007. We all know, or we have, our favorite yachting websites. But… what about off-topic sites?

    I’ve got a number of websites, unrelated to yachting, that I occasionally visit. I consider some of these sites among the best in their respective sectors. If you know of some outstanding sites, i.e., good resources, top tier sites… list them below for others to benefit from in 2007.

    Here’s a few of my favorites to get things started...


    Business & Technology News…

    http://www.businessweek.com
    http://www.cnet.com


    Real Estate & Research…

    http://www.elandusa.com
    http://www.city-data.com
    http://www.loopnet.com


    Auto Sites…

    http://www.worldcarfans.com
    http://www.autoweek.com


    Aviation…

    http://www.barnstormers.com
    http://www.landings.com
    http://www.eaa.org
  2. KCook

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    All of my favorites are .... um .... err .... message boards :D

    Kelly
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    For something different

    my favorite off topic websites are www.wingmakers.com

    ***Admin Edit: Lyricus has been removed. This site contains a browser hijack.***
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    Speaking of photography - www.istockphoto.com

    That site also has a lot of graphic art and elements for website design.

    Kelly
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    favorite websites

    My favorites seem more like refresher courses or show my practical, nonartsy side:


    http://www.xe.com/ucc/ - currency converter

    http://www.bestfish.com/convert.html - conversions and formulas particularly geared for fishtanks

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page - check other wiki links at bottom

    http://www.archive.org/web/web.php - inactive websites

    http://www.switchboard.com/ - yellow/white pages

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/ - to debunk most of the email hoaxes sent by helpful but uninformed friends

    I'll spare you my favorite hurricane sites until summer.

    Judy
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    www.snopes.com is another good one for just that purpose. I have an over-reactive grandmother who forwards every "omg there's a computer virus, health warning, CDC, gang murder, lost child, terrorist plot, etc." email she gets and I spend a good deal of time looking them up and writing back to her. :rolleyes:
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    My favorite....

    Yachtforums.com - www.yachtforums.com

    Do I win a Prize Carl?

    I know you said Yachting Un-related but this is really the only site I have been visiting lately.
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    ..... :D
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    Glad to see more favorites - thanks! Guess I don't follow directions well - sorta skipped over the "off topic" - oh well, a one track mind I suppose.

    Judy
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    It has been said that the primary reason for folks heading out to the NASCAR races is the delicious anticipation of a massive wreck at speed, hopefully accompanied by a huge fireball or two, and, well, you get the picture.

    While most yachties would consider this type of entertainment to be extremely low-brow, there is a special place for--not you, of course--the baser types among us who enjoy this sort of thing.

    http://www.cargolaw.com/2006nightmare_mv.alvastar.html

    The commentary alone--from a lawyer, no less-- is worth the price of admission.
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    Don't know whether it's the best search results, but the design is very very nice...:)
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    I typed in YachtForums and she said "it was a very good choice". I like this girl! ;)

    Do a search for Google and watch her response. Hilarious!

    Have we just seen the future of search engines?