Things and Stuff Wiki - An organically evolving personal wiki knowledge base with an on-the-fly taxonomy containing a patchwork of topic outlines, descriptions, notes and breadcrumbs, with links to sites, systems, software, manuals, organisations, people, articles, guides, slides, papers, books, comments, videos, screencasts, webcasts, scratchpads and more. Quality varies drastically. Use the Table of Contents menu to navigate long pages, use the header Small-ToC and Tiny-ToC links to reduce the menu size. Possibly not that mobile friendly atm. Feedback, general contacting me, and IRC idling in #tnswiki on Freenode (web chat). See About for login and other info. / et / em
See also Media
- Curlie - the largest human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a passionate, global community of volunteer editors. Historically known as the Open Directory Project (ODP) and DMOZ, it was founded in the spirit of the Open Source movement, becoming the only major directory that is 100% free. In accordance with our free use license, there is no cost to submit a site to the directory or use the directory's data.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMOZ - from directory.mozilla.org, an earlier domain name) was a multilingual open-content directory of World Wide Web links.It was owned by AOL (now a part of Verizon's Oath Inc.) but constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors. DMOZ used a hierarchical ontology scheme for organizing site listings. Listings on a similar topic were grouped into categories which then included smaller categories. DMOZ closed on March 17, 2017 because AOL no longer wished to support the project. The website became a single landing page on that day, with links to a static archive of DMOZ, and to the DMOZ discussion forum, where plans to rebrand and relaunch the directory are being discussed.
- wiseGEEK - a very straightforward website: we offer free and clear answers to common questions.
- Explorable Explanations - a hub for learning through play! We’re a disorganized “movement” of artists, coders & educators who want to reunite play and learning.
- 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.
- snopes.com - 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. Snopes.com is routinely included in annual "Best of the Web" lists and has been the recipient of two Webby awards.
- List.community - an easy way to browse curated lists on GitHub. 
- https://github.com/engagingspaces/awesome-humane-tech - Improve society using this list of humane tech projects. Ethics, transparency, privacy, health
- 5000 Best Tools and Services - Web services, cloud and PC tools, subscription plans, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, software products, outsourcing services. Non-free products only, from Alexa top-200k. The ranking combines popularity, usefulness, trustworthiness and price prediction.
- Product Hunt - surfaces the best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
- 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
- Metafilter - 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.
- The WELL - a cherished destination for conversation and discussion. It is widely known as the primordial ooze where the online community movement was born — where Howard Rheingold first coined the term “virtual community.” Since long before the public Internet was unleashed, it has quietly captivated some accomplished and imaginative people. Over the last three decades, it’s been described as “the world’s most influential online community” in a Wired Magazine cover story, and ” the Park Place of email addresses” by John Perry Barlow. It’s won Dvorak and Webby Awards, inspired songs and novels, and almost invisibly influences modern culture. Founded more than two decades ago in association with the Whole Earth Review, the service was recently purchased to be run by a group of its own long term active members. The outpouring of support confirmed that The WELL continues to cast a long cultural shadow. Not quite underground, though sometimes under the radar, for many people it’s a place you aren’t quite sure you’ve heard of, but suspect that you wish you had. For members, it’s the place to come up with the next interesting thing. Ultimately, it becomes a way to live.
- friends_of_/r/askreddit - A compilation of other subs for your redditing pleasure. Don't forget to check out the subreddits listed in the sidebar, too. Please be sure to check the rules of each subreddit before posting or commenting, and feel free to recommend to us some of your own or your favorite active subscribed subs.
- 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
- Gnod - The Global Network Of Discovery
- 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.
- Halfbakery - 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.
- VoucherCodes.co.uk - 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.
- Revyu.com - a web site where you can review and rate things. Unlike many other reviewing sites on the web, Revyu.com lets you review and rate absolutely anything you can name.
- Powerbase - a free guide to networks of power, lobbying, public relations and the communications activities of governments and other interests. It is a project of Public Interest Investigations and Spinwatch
- Favorite and Forget - brings only the best links every day.
- The Useless Web - because some websites, we just couldn't do without
See also Science
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Units_of_measurement - 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).
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrology - the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking human activities. Modern metrology has its roots in the French Revolution's political motivation to standardise units in France, when a length standard taken from a natural source was proposed. This led to the creation of the decimal-based metric system in 1795, establishing a set of standards for other types of measurements. Several other countries adopted the metric system between 1795 and 1875; to ensure conformity between the countries, the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) was established by the Metre Convention. This has evolved into the International System of Units (SI) as a result of a resolution at the 11th Conference Generale des Poids et Mesures (CGPM) in 1960.
Metrology is divided into three basic overlapping activities. The first being the definition of units of measurement, second the realisation...ic or fundamental metrology, which is concerned with the establishment of units of measurement, Applied, technical or industrial metrology, the application of measurement to manufacturing and other processes in society, and Legal metrology, which covers the regulation and statutory requirements for measuring instruments and the methods of measurement.
In each country, a national measurement system (NMS) exists as a network of laboratories, calibration facilities and accreditation bodies which implement and maintain its metrology infrastructure. The NMS affects how measurements are made in a country and their recognition by the international community, which has a wide-ranging impact in its society (including economics, energy, environment, health, manufacturing, industry and consumer confidence). The effects of metrology on trade and economy are some of the easiest-observed societal impacts. To facilitate fair trade, there must be an agreed-upon system of 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?
- El Reg Biting the hand that feeds IT
- Boing Boing A Directory Of Wonderful Things
See also Delivery
- Floss Manuals - A community making great, flexible, user-friendly manuals together.We create booklets, course materials and manuals for creative, cultural and campaigning uses of Free Software.