Websites that don't suck

Finances

Games

  • Crayon Physics - Solve 2D puzzles with your artistic vision and creative use of physics.
  • Half Life 2 - Worthy sequel to Half Life.
  • Mind Rover - Build a robot and program its artificial intelligence to compete against other peoples’ creations.
  • Portal - Solve puzzles by creating wormholes and relying on conservation of momentum.

Humor

Philosophy

  • Bible Gateway - A user-friendly way to search the Bible– KJV, NIV, many other versions.
  • Skeptic’s Annotated Bible - Bible, Quran, Book of Mormon– but not as you’ve seen them before. Each book’s passages are indexed according to type, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.

Programming

  • Cplusplus - My favorite resource for C++ code.
  • Mind Rover - Build a robot and program its artificial intelligence to compete against other peoples’ creations.
  • Python - A beautifully simplistic and useful language.
  • Stack Overflow - A question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Science

  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Hauntingly beautiful, updated frequently.
  • Bad Astronomy - Phil Plait is a brilliant and witty astronomer who debunks astronomical misconceptions.
  • Folding@Home - Run this in the background to help biologists understand protein folding, cure diseases, etc.
  • Greg Egan - My favorite science fiction author’s website is stunningly entertaining and educational- check out the applets gallery!
  • John Cramer’s AV Column - I think Cramer’s articles about cutting-edge physics led me to switch to physics in college. They’re THAT good.
  • Talk Origins - LOTS of insightful, well-researched articles about evolution.
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics - A brilliant and quirky introduction to fundamental physics.

Third-party software

  • Ubuntu - Free operating system that’s very user-friendly.
  • VLC Media Player - Excellent free and open source video player
  • Wordpress - Dumb Scientist is built on this excellent open source blog software package.
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