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  • Everything2 - is really two things: the premiere instantiation of the Everything System, a nice database-driven postboard/weblog thingie which works like a Wiki only more so; and a pretty highly structured (in a low-key way) society of folks who like writing (actively and passively), pathos and (particularly) hypertext.
  • h2g2 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Earth Edition Find h2g2 Entries: search Edited Entries Only Advanced Search
  • wiseGEEK is a very straightforward website: we offer free and clear answers to common questions.
  • Metafilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members.

  • Halfbakery is a communal database of poorly thought-out ideas for inventions. Its users can post their inventions and add links and commentary to other people's posts.

  • RationalWiki - a community working together to explore and provide information about a range of topics centered around science, skepticism, and critical thinking.
  • The Skeptic's Dictionary features definitions, arguments, and essays on hundreds of strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, and dangerous delusions. It also features dozens of entries on logical fallacies, cognitive biases, perception, science, and philosophy.
  • website was founded by David Mikkelson, who lives and works in the Los Angeles area. What he began in 1995 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends has since grown into what is widely regarded by folklorists, journalists, and laypersons alike as one of the World Wide Web's essential resources. is routinely included in annual "Best of the Web" lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards.

  • Wikia - the home of Fandom and the largest entertainment fan site in the world. Launched in 2006 by founder Jimmy Wales, with more than 360,000 Wikia communities and a global audience of over 190 million monthly uniques, we are the only complete destination for entertainment fans.

  • WikiVS - open, up-to-date comparisons
  • SocialCompare - Find original user-generated comparisons tables. Compare anything such as products, services, objects, software, websites, people... Your choices and decisions will be better and easier.

  • brings together the best voucher codes, 2-for-1 restaurant vouchers, printable vouchers, deals and sales for hundreds of leading online stores to help save you more money.

  • SimilarSiteSearch - uses machine learning algorithms and social data to determine the topics of websites, which are used to find similar websites that have the closest matching set of topics. We also analyze multiple aspects of websites including popularity, language, and country of interests. We then combine them with user suggestions to compute the overall similarity scores.

  • is a web site where you can review and rate things. Unlike many other reviewing sites on the web, lets you review and rate absolutely anything you can name.


  • - a definite magnitude of a quantity, defined and adopted by convention or by law, that is used as a standard for measurement of the same quantity. Any other value of that quantity can be expressed as a simple multiple of the unit of measurement. For example, length is a physical quantity. The metre is a unit of length that represents a definite predetermined length. When we say 10 metres (or 10 m), we actually mean 10 times the definite predetermined length called "metre". The definition, agreement, and practical use of units of measurement have played a crucial role in human endeavour from early ages up to this day. Different systems of units used to be very common. Now there is a global standard, the International System of Units (SI), the modern form of the metric system.

In trade, weights and measures is often a subject of governmental regulation, to ensure fairness and transparency. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) is tasked with ensuring worldwide uniformity of measurements and their traceability to the International System of Units (SI). Metrology is the science for developing nationally and internationally accepted units of weights and measures. In physics and metrology, units are standards for measurement of physical quantities that need clear definitions to be useful. Reproducibility of experimental results is central to the scientific method. A standard system of units facilitates this. Scientific systems of units are a refinement of the concept of weights and measures developed long ago for commercial purposes. Science, medicine, and engineering often use larger and smaller units of measurement than those used in everyday life and indicate them more precisely. The judicious selection of the units of measurement can aid researchers in problem solving (see, for example, dimensional analysis). In the social sciences, there are no standard units of measurement and the theory and practice of measurement is studied in psychometrics and the theory of conjoint measurement.

  • Droppings - If you went outside and lay down on your back with your mouth open, how long would you have to wait until a bird pooped in it?



Web archive




Archive Team

  • Archive Team is a loose collective of rogue archivists, programmers, writers and loudmouths dedicated to saving our digital heritage. Since 2009 this variant force of nature has caught wind of shutdowns, shutoffs, mergers, and plain old deletions - and done our best to save the history before it's lost forever. Along the way, we've gotten attention, resistance, press and discussion, but most importantly, we've gotten the message out: IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY. This website is intended to be an offloading point and information depot for a number of archiving projects, all related to saving websites or data that is in danger of being lost. Besides serving as a hub for team-based pulling down and mirroring of data, this site will provide advice on managing your own data and rescuing it from the brink of destruction.
  • Archive Team Warrior is a virtual archiving appliance. You can run it to help with the ArchiveTeam archiving efforts. It will download sites and upload them to our archive — and it’s really easy to do! The warrior is a virtual machine, so there is no risk to your computer. The warrior will only use your bandwidth and some of your disk space. It will get tasks from and report progress to the Tracker.

WARC format

  • WARCreate - a Google Chrome extension that allows a user to create a Web ARChive (WARC) file from any browseable webpage. The resulting files can then be used with other tools like the Internet Archive's open source Wayback Machine. The tool is an evolving product with the end result pushing toward being a personal web archiving solution for those that wish to securely archive their metadata in a standardize way.


See also Delivery