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  1. #1
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    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albemarle, North Carolina

    Underappreciated websites.

    What websites do y'all like to spend too much time on that probably fly under the radar in popularity? I'm in need of a new site that I can get lost in when I'm bored as I've read almost everything on my favorite site.

    This has been my go to site when I have extra time.
    https://waitbutwhy.com/

    The guy writes on a bunch of different topics and he likes to draw little doodles with whatever he writes about. When he does write he goes very in depth for the most part but he also has some mini sections talking about lesser things of your short on time. Topics can range from your purpose in life to an episode of jeopardy.

    An example of one of his longer topics
    https://waitbutwhy.com/2018/04/picking-career.html

    Also a shorter write up
    https://waitbutwhy.com/2016/06/the-triangle-puzzle.html
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" -Stephen Hawking

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    gwern

    Check out https://www.gwern.net/

    The author's description:

    This is the website of Gwern Branwen, writer & independent researcher. I am most interested in psychology, statistics, and technology; I am best known for my writings on the darknet markets & Bitcoin, blinded self-experiments & Quantified Self analyses, dual n-back & spaced repetition, and modafinil.
    Example topic titles:

    Embryo selection for intelligence
    When Should I Check The Mail?
    Making Anime Faces with Neural Nets
    The Existential Risk of Mathematical Error
    Iodine & Adult IQ meta-analysis
    Laws of Tech: Commoditize Your Complement
    LSD microdosing self-experiment
    Time-lock encryption
    Predicting & Prediction Markets
    Surprisingly Turing-Complete
    Dog Cloning For Special Forces: Breed All You Can Breed
    On Having Enough Socks
    Terrorism is not Effective
    Genetics & Eugenics in Herbert's Dune

    The appendix in that last one is pretty amusing. It's not a site for everyone, but I think a lot of folks here would find it interesting.

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Albemarle, North Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by BLPOG View Post
    Check out https://www.gwern.net/

    The author's description:



    Example topic titles:

    Embryo selection for intelligence
    When Should I Check The Mail?
    Making Anime Faces with Neural Nets
    The Existential Risk of Mathematical Error
    Iodine & Adult IQ meta-analysis
    Laws of Tech: Commoditize Your Complement
    LSD microdosing self-experiment
    Time-lock encryption
    Predicting & Prediction Markets
    Surprisingly Turing-Complete
    Dog Cloning For Special Forces: Breed All You Can Breed
    On Having Enough Socks
    Terrorism is not Effective
    Genetics & Eugenics in Herbert's Dune

    The appendix in that last one is pretty amusing. It's not a site for everyone, but I think a lot of folks here would find it interesting.
    Ok now this sounds interesting!
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" -Stephen Hawking

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