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the Cool software and Websites thread..

Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:39 pm

If you know of any cool software or websites let everyone know about them here.

I love this software.. it's free from google.. it's for making 3-d designs.

http://sketchup.google.com/

It's so addictive.. but I am a sculptor.. maybe that's why I like it so much. it's pretty easy to use.. and they have a lot of free tutorials, too. When you do really complex stuff it can get difficult.. but it's still a lot of fun.. check out what this guy did with it..



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO_D3ltOilk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzDM_JrHCGM

Oh yeah.. people use this software to design stuff and put it on google earth and at this Google warehouse here..

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse

It's cool.. people make reproductions of buildings and stuff.. it's neat.
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:16 am

no one knows of any cool weird software or weird websites? Come on people..
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Postby robot » Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:37 am

Lifehacker: "Tips and downloads for getting things done". It leans heavily towards tech issues, but there's a lot more to it than that.

Instructables: "The World's Biggest DIY & How To Show & Tell": Not that I ever make much, but there's some really interesting stuff to see here. If you're looking to make something or get ideas on how to make or do something, this is a great place to check out.

Digg: I'm trying to explain it and I can't do it very well. It's a news site sort of. People vote for things, popular things are probably worth seeing. I like it.

Cracked.com: Remember that horrible old Mad-magazine rip-off called Cracked? Well the magazine sucked, but they have a website now. They have some pretty funny articles.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head right now. I don't know much about software, but you should check out the Lifehacker link - they have a 2007 roundup of a lot of good software.
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:10 am

Cool, robot. Thanks! Those sites sound really cool. :)
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Postby buttsie » Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:27 am

I don't know about cool software but this site is a one stop shop for freeware

The detail in the review and the number of comparisons is
useful i think.Introduced me to software I'd never heard of

Starts with 46 categories and adds another 57 if you sign up for the newsletter

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46 ... lities.htm

Maybe useful maybe not
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Tue Jan 01, 2008 2:24 am

That looks awsome.. nice one, buttsie. That's perfect actually. Shows all the cool new sites.
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Postby buttsie » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:58 am

All the recent excitement over Spammers got me wound up because I know those tossers always add extra nasties to any of their links

A couple of total Computer security tutorials

http://spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-sp ... rustworthy


A site that tests your computers security and tells you all about windows programs that are very bad to run and how to turn them off

http://www.grc.com/default.htm

Woodys no bull tips & news for Windows security patches etc

http://askwoody.com/

Microsoft finally have a blog detailing each patch in detail

http://blogs.technet.com/swi/

The alternative to microsoft.com as compiled by users

http://www.annoyances.org/
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:11 am

Wow.. how cool. I have been needing info on security. I have been meaning to look into that forever.. thank you!
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Postby buttsie » Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:30 am

Your welcome

To tell the truth I'm just sharing what other more technically gifted people have shared with me

As i was told get 1 firewall,1 anti-virus and as many of everything else as you like but don't think for a minute your PC is 100% secure as the bad guys are always 1 step ahead of the good

A very good reason to never do your banking online
I do mine over the phone or in person
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:15 am

Yeah.. I don't put any important/valuable info on the PC.. I just don't trust it. If man made it, man can break it And likely will. It's good to keep up to date on the info though.
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Postby buttsie » Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:18 am

true,out of date is a sitting duck

For making your computer run a little bit better
disk defragmenting shootout...31 reviewed

http://donnedwards.openaccess.co.za/200 ... t-all.html
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Postby bsx » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:37 pm

Because we all have something to hide:

TrueCrypt is a very cool encryption tool. It can encrypt complete hard disks and partitions (like an external USB drive or memory stick) or it can work with "containers" (large encrypted files that can be used like a drive in Windows/Linux).
It also comes with advanced features like "hidden volumes" where you won't even know there is encrypted data hidden somewhere unless you "say the magic word".
I've used it quite successfully on Windows and Linux for about 2 years now.
My hovercraft is full of eels.
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:33 pm

whao.. bsx.. that sounds awsome..
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Postby synkronized » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:13 am

User friendly website for all kinds of software: http://www.filehippo.com/
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Postby PERFECTaNATomy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:14 pm

That's sweet synkronized. Thank you.

Did anyone here use Demonoid? Des anyone know if some other site has filled that massive void yet?
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