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Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:18 AM

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer

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Reply 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer (Original post)
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 OP
LisaLynne Oct 2013 #1
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #59
B Calm Oct 2013 #2
safeinOhio Oct 2013 #3
handmade34 Oct 2013 #4
sueh Oct 2013 #5
mtasselin Oct 2013 #6
cate94 Oct 2013 #7
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #31
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cate94 Oct 2013 #76
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #80
cantbeserious Oct 2013 #8
Paladin Oct 2013 #9
CherokeeDem Oct 2013 #10
Scuba Oct 2013 #11
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #29
deutsey Oct 2013 #12
beac Oct 2013 #13
kentauros Oct 2013 #14
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #30
CFLDem Oct 2013 #15
marble falls Oct 2013 #16
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2013 #17
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #25
geardaddy Oct 2013 #18
LuvNewcastle Oct 2013 #23
Snarkoleptic Oct 2013 #19
panader0 Oct 2013 #20
laundry_queen Oct 2013 #21
small D democrat Oct 2013 #22
arely staircase Oct 2013 #50
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #54
arely staircase Oct 2013 #56
Journeyman Oct 2013 #24
Gothmog Oct 2013 #26
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #52
NightWatcher Oct 2013 #27
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #28
missingthebigdog Oct 2013 #32
dhill926 Oct 2013 #33
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #34
DireStrike Oct 2013 #35
Xyzse Oct 2013 #36
RebelOne Oct 2013 #37
Whisp Oct 2013 #38
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #47
TeeYiYi Oct 2013 #39
johnnyrak88 Oct 2013 #40
DirkGently Oct 2013 #41
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #48
DirkGently Oct 2013 #51
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #53
arthritisR_US Oct 2013 #42
hootinholler Oct 2013 #43
rollin74 Oct 2013 #44
cemaphonic Oct 2013 #45
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #49
secondvariety Oct 2013 #65
DeSwiss Oct 2013 #46
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #55
underpants Oct 2013 #57
rhett o rick Oct 2013 #58
rurallib Oct 2013 #60
Kaleva Oct 2013 #61
indepat Oct 2013 #62
Liberal_in_LA Oct 2013 #63
jtuck004 Oct 2013 #64
arely staircase Oct 2013 #66
tweeternik Oct 2013 #67
Half-Century Man Oct 2013 #68
BlancheSplanchnik Oct 2013 #69
myrna minx Oct 2013 #70
appal_jack Oct 2013 #71
ReRe Oct 2013 #72
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #74
jtuck004 Oct 2013 #73
Fantastic Anarchist Oct 2013 #75
TheDebbieDee Oct 2013 #77
ellenfl Oct 2013 #78
Fantastic Anarchist Nov 2013 #81
Tanuki Oct 2013 #79
petronius Nov 2013 #84
Logical Nov 2013 #82
duffyduff Nov 2013 #83
MFrohike Nov 2013 #85

Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:26 AM

1. Thanks for the link!

There goes the rest of my life, lol.

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Response to LisaLynne (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:17 PM

59. And mine, too!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:33 AM

2. K&R BOOKMARKING!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:51 AM

3. I don't know if I'll ever be clever, but,

I sure would like to be able to play the guitar, while speaking spanish when I go on that fun date.

Just another reason I'm so glad I quit my job last month and have lots of time now.

a million thanks for the link.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:54 AM

4. thank you!

I already go to a number of them but am very happy about the ones I didn't know about… the link is much appreciated

now to find the time

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:01 AM

5. Thanks for the link!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:07 AM

6. Thank You

I am looking forward to this, I picked out six of these that interest me.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:10 AM

7. Thank you

Great resources! Some of these look very interesting. Thanks for posting.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:54 PM

31. You bet ...

Gotta share with fellow DUers ... even those that hate me.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:17 AM

76. ?

Does someone hate you?

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Response to cate94 (Reply #76)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:58 PM

80. There are those that are not too fond of me.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:19 AM

8. Kick And Recommend

eom

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:20 AM

9. Some good stuff, here. Thanks.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:22 AM

10. This is fantastic...

So many great sites...

Thanks!!!!!!!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:26 AM

11. Thanks FA. I'll also endorse Justin Sandercoe's guitar instruction site.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:52 PM

29. I want to do them all ...

... "I don't know, I don't know if we'll have time."

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:31 AM

12. Nice

Thank you!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:48 AM

13. Replying from the road so I can bookmark later.

Thanks!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:55 AM

14. Nice list :)

I just saw an ad on TV last night for Khan Academy, too (one of the big banks has teamed up with them.)

I would add Free Rice to that list as well a The Internet Archive

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Response to kentauros (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:53 PM

30. Thank you!!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:05 AM

15. Thanks!

 

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:16 AM

16. I'll be at this for a longtime. Thanks.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:16 AM

17. THanks for these! However, I didn't see Democratic Underground on their list...

It's FULL of 'cleverer' people.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:29 PM

25. Indeed!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:29 AM

18. I'm loving Spreeder.

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Response to geardaddy (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:42 AM

23. That's the first one I'm going to check out.

I read all the time, but I need to learn to read faster.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:44 AM

19. My son used Khan Academy when he was struggling with polynomials in math.

Very well done website!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:46 AM

20. Thanks! I just woke up and have already learned a new song!

Added to my favorites.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:02 AM

21. Well, this f/t student thanks you.

There are a LOT of good sites to help with studying....thank you!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:17 AM

22. Link farked?

 

Or is it my ipad?

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Response to small D democrat (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:46 PM

50. I get nothing on my android nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #50)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:53 PM

54. Hmmmm ...

It worked on mine. What do you have?

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #54)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:56 PM

56. galaxy SIII NT

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:07 PM

24. K&R. . .

A lot of fun sites.

Thanks.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:44 PM

26. Thanks for sharing

This is a good list of websites

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #26)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:50 PM

52. You bet.

Quora looks awesome!

http://www.quora.com/home/welcome

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:47 PM

27. That's what we need, more clever people.

More wity and snarky people who hold themselves in high regards is definitely what we need more of on the Internet.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:51 PM

28. Because dumb and ignorant people are doing a swell job.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 01:57 PM

32. Marking for later perusal

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:26 PM

33. great! Thanks for this......

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #33)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:40 PM

34. Most welcome!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:43 PM

35. I almost can't read imgur anymore due to the casual conservatism/racism

But it's posts like this that keep me coming back.

Also boredom.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:50 PM

36. Thanks! Learning something new is great.

I've used some of those. They are pretty cool.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 02:55 PM

37. Bookmarked. Thanks. n/t

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:06 PM

38. wow.wow.wow.! Thanks so much, FA!

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #38)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:44 PM

47. Most welcome, Whisp!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:09 PM

39. k+r+bookmark. ..nt

TYY

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:10 PM

40. nice... great selection of things to leave the internet a little smarter. nt

 

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 03:22 PM

41. Good stuff!

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #41)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:44 PM

48. I really dig your name.

It just makes me giggle.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #48)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:50 PM

51. Thanks. Douglas Adams characters suit every


occasion in my book.

Like your handle too. Nice assonance.

I've been in a rut lately, not finding fresh sites to amuse and invigorate. That's a good list.

Tried the "spreed" speed reading out a bit. I think I can actually do that, with some practice.

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Response to DirkGently (Reply #51)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:52 PM

53. I can't speed read. I like to stop, digest, re-read ...

... I just go at my own pace. I hate feeling like I'm rushing myself.

This site looks awesome:

http://www.quora.com/home/welcome

You'll waste (or take advantage of) many, many hours.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:00 PM

42. TY :) nt

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:12 PM

43. kick for later n/t

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:31 PM

44. K & R. Thanks

Duolingo looks awesome. I'll be making use of it

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 04:47 PM

45. That CIA factbook is an amazing resource

I used to have access to the print version at a job, so I was happy when it appeared online.

Pages and pages of demographic, economic, political, etc. data on every single country in the world.

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Response to cemaphonic (Reply #45)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:45 PM

49. Yes, I've used them for a lot of information on stuff.

Hell, if they're going to collect it, they might as well share it, eh?

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #49)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:23 PM

65. It's one of my favorites.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:26 PM

46. K&R

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 05:54 PM

55. Cool,

very cool!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:24 PM

57. bookmarking

looks interesting

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 06:52 PM

58. Thank you very much. nm

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:31 PM

60. thank you!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 07:42 PM

61. Rec'd and bookmarked

With winter closing in, I think I'll start out with Algebra and Spanish!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:17 PM

62. Kudos! Thanks

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:21 PM

63. Thank you. great thread

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 08:57 PM

64. I found Cooking for Engineers years ago


looking for a prime rib recipe. It was great!

Thank you

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:33 PM

66. ok its working for me now

Thanks. People who really care about inquiry and learning and rationalism is what makes DU cool.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 10:39 PM

67. Thanks for sharing. n/t

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:46 PM

68. Thanks, I was wondering how to spend what remains of my time off the web, on the web

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:16 AM

69. heard of Duolingo just recently!

Can't wait to check out some of the others-- YAY!!!!!

Thanks!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:16 AM

70. Thanks K&R

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:33 AM

71. k&r, n/t.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 12:50 AM

72. Thanks, DU friend ;-)

My grandma always said you need to learn something every day. This pretty much sets me up for the rest of my life! Granny would like you.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #72)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:37 AM

74. Thank you so much for the kind words.

I'm definitely humbled.

Looks like will both be spending time to learn something new.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:18 AM

73. May I add


https://www.coursera.org/

Though I guess I just did.

Now, we put fiber to everyone's home, $10/mo, and using all these links and more train our blue-collar workforce to program, work with robotics, in finance, in the teachings of China's barefoot doctors, (no? we shall see...), real history including labor this time, gardening, (what else?) and turn this economy around for the 99%. Because it looks like that may be the only way we get an investment in the people who do the work...

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #73)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 07:38 AM

75. I like the way you think!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 10:25 AM

77. K&R and bookmark! Thanks for the link...........

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:12 PM

78. do they have one for grammar? eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #78)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:00 AM

81. Yes, it's gooder than the rest.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 02:57 PM

79. Thanks! And here is another one, "Arts and Letters Daily,"

where I can usually find something interesting:
http://www.aldaily.com/

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #79)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:58 AM

84. Excellent suggestion! (nt)

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:37 AM

82. Thanks

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 12:46 AM

83. The Khan Academy is utter crap.

This "list" isn't worth shit because that scam outfit is included.

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Original post)

Fri Nov 1, 2013, 04:56 AM

85. Thanks

A note on Investopedia: it's tough, bordering on terrible, to navigate but it's pretty good.

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