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It seems to be obligatory on the World-Wide-Web to have a page of links; however, it is unclear whether there is any cause for these to be either (a) any good, or (b) accurate. Herewith, then, my collection:
A company I've done work for.
Home of the Doomsday Clock; keep up to date on anything which might incinerate us all.
Home of someone who has the power to incinerate us.
Dig the dirt on Clinton and a bunch of other tiresome (US) politicians; the UK needs something like this, too....
Workplace of someone else who might incinerate us.
Celebrating more than 50 years of invading Cuba, bombing embassies, and overthrowing legitimate goverments. Don't rely on the CIA's street maps, either.
These people hardly seem more reliable; at least it's somewhere to get the alleged Tomlinson list of MI6 officers (but who is Professor Pritchard?).
Intelligence agencies have lousy websites, though the database technology in the Echelon system is presumably impressive.
GCHQ (motto: "Secrets are safe with us") cooperate in monitoring phone calls and email through the Echelon spy network.
The World's Smallest Socialist Radio Station, operating from a secret mobile transmitter in the vicinity of Cambridge.
The famous Milgram experiment on the psychology of obedience. A must-read.
"There will be no more misery/ When the world is our rotisserie... We will all go together when we go/ All suffused with an incandescent glow." Tom Lehrer's songs will help get things in perspective.
Cartoon strips you can use to preach intolerance to those around you. Apparently this is genuine, for-real American evangelical Christianity, and not a parody at all.
Philip Greenspun, DBMS evangelist, runs perhaps the world's coolest (and, at ~$1 million/year, probably its most expensive) personal home page.
John Walker's site is also in the running for the world's coolest and most expensive home page.
Alison Brooks and David Flin's home page, mainly alternate history, including an intriguing essay on whether Operation Sealion could have succeeded ("no").
Find out more about lovely Bracknell ("Metropolis of the Future"), and read up on MI5 (motto: "Rectum Defende").
Working in an office is for wimps.
Microsoft Services for Spammers -- plus a demonstration of the reliability of Windows NT. Err, sorry, I mean FreeBSD. Silly me.
"Share what you know, learn what you don't." God, no, this is USENET! Previously known as DejaNews, before they adopted a silly penchant for proportional fonts (doh!).
Search the internet.
Obtain Clue Before Proceeding.
Creationists who failed to Obtain Clue Before Proceeding.
The Misanthropic Bitch seems to hate everybody -- but if you read the responses to her site, you'll probably understand why....
Altruism is wrong.
Microsoft needs Moral Defense (sic.)?
Monopoly? What monopoly?
Come the Revolution! Alternatively, spend some time reading up on the dry theory of Socialism.
Capitalism seems more popular these days, though.
Not in this form, however.
The fence is comfortable, this time of year....
Convince our illustrious government that their e-everything legislation is No Good.
Overall, it might be more fun to watch a film.
Or another one. Or another one. Or....
Watch them witter: "stuff that matters".
Varied selection of links, updated daily with the sometimes-tiresome prejudices of its contributors.
The "hacker culture", in all its pretentious glory.
This is (a little bit) more like a proper magazine, I suppose.
Protect and Survive. Or alternatively, die like everyone else: what to do in the event of a nuclear war.
Examples of how not to use frames, masquerading as government information.
Get an operating system that works.
And a web server.
And a typesetting system.
This is a browser which doesn't work. But they're working on it....
Microsoft in surprise good product shocker. Though Internet Explorer might just have reached a peak with version 4....
Use the world's ugliest computer language to tie it all together.
I was lying just then. But it gets worse:
Let's all meet up in the year 2000?
"While Linux is larger than Emacs, at least Linux has the excuse that it needs to be" -- Linus Torvalds.
A proper text editor.
Writing correct English: how hard can it be?
Harder than it looks, apparently....
Buy a book or ten.
Charmingly stuck in the world of DOS, this is a no-frills collection of copyright-expired literature, painstakingly typed in by thousands of volunteers.
The RIAA made this music search engine a shadow of its former self.
Find out about Britain's smelliest town.
Build bombs, inhale nitrous oxide, irritate some quacks. Learn how at Dan Rutter's home page.
The Company Formerly Known as... the InterNIC. Operators of the Interent's highest-profile, least-reliable database.
The part of Los Alamos National Laboratory that isn't leaking MIRV warhead designs to China: preprints of new physics papers.
The part that is.
"Find out more about CERN using the Laboratory's invention, the world-wide web": justifiable arrogance from the people who started it all going.
Drive yourself psychotic.
Exercise your psychosis.
Not Boston Business Computing: what's up in the world?
Alternatively, find out from the newspaper.
Or from the other newspaper.
Gossip makes the world go round (with a little help from angular momentum).
IT Tabloid (which sometimes seems to supply most of the stories for NTK).
Sometimes-funny American satire: "New President Feels Nation's Pain, Breasts" etc.
Allegedly Britain's best university.
... and its second best (don't mention the 12:1 gender ratio on some courses, though).
Lagging a distant third.
Some of the most charming institutions have hopeless websites. Or something.
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