AltaVista is the best full-text search tool on the Web. When you are looking for a site containing a certain word or phrase, go to AltaVista.
Ask Jeeves is an amazing search tool that understands plain-English queries. ("Where can I learn about basketweaving?" will produce reasonable results, for instance.) It is a very forgiving search tool for novice users. Highly recommended.
BBC News offers another perspective on the news; great international coverage. Their US coverage is consistently interesting and often provides much-needed counterpoint to our own media. Also audio and video clips.
CIA World Factbook A great quick reference for why we're bombing, funding, praising, punishing, etcetera.
CNN is the granddaddy of the news sites. Quality control has suffered somewhat lately, but it's still the one the world watches for breaking news.
MapQuest! will tell you where to go and how to get there.
My Yahoo Customize your search engine, and pick up a free e-mail account that you can use anywhere in the world (as long as there's web access...)
NY Daily News New York's Hometown Paper.
NY Post New York's Hometown Travesty.
NY Sidewalk New York's Local Borg Unit.
NY Times The web site of record.
Slashdot "News for nerds. Stuff that matters."
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
21 December 2008
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