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    Daily read online?

    What do you read on a daily basis online? Here's my list..

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ (trash + news, otherwise the news is too depressing)
    http://squee.icanhascheezburger.com/ (the cuteness)
    http://boingboing.net/ (random geekery and important computer rights news)
    http://terraforums.com/forums/index.php (the best website evar! )

    ..and my email (webmail)

    I'm still looking for a good comic... I look at toothpaste for dinner / natalie dee a lot, but it's really just too cynical to have a good cheerful day afterwards if I look at it too early in the day

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    Plants are the Strangest People (blog on houseplants): http://plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com/
    Francois Mey's Blog: http://carnivorousockhom.blogspot.com/
    The Oatmeal (humor, comics, stories): http://theoatmeal.com/
    Hyperbole and a Half (humor, comics, stories): http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ (It's not updated very much, but I still read the old ones)

    and my forums, including The Planted Tank and Terraforums. Usually.
    "I, for one, can't wait to grow Nepenthes extincta!"
    Plant List ; blog

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    The following are all on my Blackberry's feed reader, so they all get read every day, periodically throughout the day: Engadget, Joystiq, Download Squad, Switched, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Crackberry, The Word of Notch, and EVE Online News. Also the "new products" feed of a carnivorous plant store. And, occasionally, io9. TF, of course. ;p

    Guess I like to stay in the know... er, about certain subjects at least.

    EDIT: I might just have to add The Oatmeal. Funny stuff.

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    Work Day
    www.google.com - My home page and preferred search engine. Thinking of switching though since they now track your every move.
    www.support.microsoft.com - Usually in the search results of google.
    www.msdn.com - Browse for what's new, or download something. Gotta love MSDN subscriptions.
    www.sqlservercentral.com - Daily tidbits of wisdom, occasional contributions.

    Then when I get home, provided that I have time...
    www.terraforums.com - check it a work too out of band, but don't tell anybody I work with.
    (other plants sites that shall remain nameless)
    www.youtube.com - You want the truth, you can't handle the truth.
    www.msnbc.com - The truth according to the Estasblishment left republicrats.
    www.infowars.com - The truth according to the conspiracy theorist.
    www.foxnews.com - The truth according to the Establishment right republicrats.
    www.cnn.com - More truth from the Establishment left republicrats.
    www.rt.com - An outside looking in report of American goings on. (Russian News TV).
    www.theonion.com - self proclaimed true news source. LOL.
    Last edited by dashman; 04-07-2011 at 10:31 PM.

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    www.msnbc.com - The truth according to the Estasblishment left.
    www.foxnews.com - The truth according to the Establishment right.
    www.cnn.com - More truth from the Establishment left.
    I've got these three companies headlines pop up on my home page when I check my email. The first two are definitely more enjoyable in reading form VS their screaming head forms on the TV!

    also
    http://www.forteantimes.com/latest/breaking-news/
    Generally they have weird phenomena news stories but their stories are culled from "normal" news outlets. So each link brings you to a different newspaper from somewhere in the world. I can spend hours reading like the Turkish, Swedish or Bali news in English. It's Awesome to get out side of the corporate US news perspective.

    Not really "reads" but lots of fun:
    http://startalkradio.net/ hosted by Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson & a comedian co-host (weekly)
    http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/ It's pretty old fashioned but I like the "News from Lakewoebegone" segment (weekly)
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/ (weekdays)
    http://www.colbertnation.com/home (weekdays)

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    I'm still looking for a good comic
    xkcd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    xkcd?
    Naw, I got sick of that one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    http://www.forteantimes.com/latest/breaking-news/
    Generally they have weird phenomena news stories but their stories are culled from "normal" news outlets. So each link brings you to a different newspaper from somewhere in the world. I can spend hours reading like the Turkish, Swedish or Bali news in English. It's Awesome to get out side of the corporate US news perspective.
    I'll have to check that one out. I like reading other countries perspectives. I check out the corporate news outlets here just to see what the corporations stance on issues is and how the left and right are selling it. Usually doesn't take long. Don't know if you have noticed but most stories are verbatim no matter what site you go to in the US. Same thing in the EU. I had a youtube video link once showing two politicians giving speeches on an issue (whether to pass the banker bailouts in thier countries) in thier different countries using the exact same speech verbatim. What are the odds in that! LOL.

    Oops: It was not the banker bailout, it was the Iraqi war. Canada and Austrailia PM's gave the same speech to go to war.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYfDTsjwE58
    Last edited by dashman; 04-08-2011 at 07:20 AM.

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