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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Bartimaeus » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:40 am UTC

reddit(of course), boingboing, College Humor, Slashdot, The Onion, Gizmodo, cnet, Wikipedia, and wherever those link me to.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Gojoe » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:43 am UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Numzane » Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:15 pm UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:22 am UTC

I am a big fan of runescape. It is a game I can never give up...I take breaks here and there but will never fully give it up till I die.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Internetmeme » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:44 am UTC

Webcomics. I have enough bookmarked to keep me occupied for months going through archive after archive.

Penny Arcade- http://www.penny-arcade.com/
Dinosaur comics- http://www.qwantz.com/index.php
Irregular Webcomic!- http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/
Slightly Damned- http://www.raizap.com/sdamned/index.php
Xkcd (of course)- http://www.xkcd.com
Moo and Keo- http://www.mookeo.com/
Unicellular- http://unicellularcomic.com/
Cyanide and Happiness- http://www.explosm.net/
Ctrl+Alt+Del- http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php
Minus- http://www.kiwisbybeat.com/minus.html
Unicorn Jelly- http://unicornjelly.com/
Ozzy and Millie- http://ozyandmillie.org/
VG Cats- http://www.vgcats.com/
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage- http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/the-th ... d-babbage/
The Ten Doctors- http://comics.shipsinker.com/category/dr-who/
Amazing Superpowers- http://www.amazingsuperpowers.com/Comic ... /176-1.htm
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby FrankManic » Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:51 pm UTC

New fun waste of time: Trolling camwhore sites performing impromptu Turing tests. Spot the pr0n robots!

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby negatron » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:04 pm UTC

http://www.wesnoth.org

The main server is always slow, if not completely shat over during prime-time, but a well rounded casual multiplayer game otherwise.

http://www.nextbigfuture.com

A lot of fun for the scientifically inclined.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby boring bore » Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:54 am UTC

This site's name applies directly to the topic name, and yet no one's mentioned it yet: http://www.i-am-bored.com/
You can skip over most of the crap and still spend hours on good stuff.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby RoadieRich » Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:08 am UTC

Somewhere else noone has mentioned: www.bestofyoutube.com

Why waste you're time looking for good videos when someone else has already done it for you.

I tend to click the 'random' button, and then watch anything that I haven't seen and looks interesting. I think post it to facebook, pretending to have found it myself.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Oskar » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:02 pm UTC

I go to this site, omegle.com, nu.nl (Dutch news site), erm.. that's basically it. I have too much stuff on my harddrive ;)

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Decker » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:23 pm UTC

StumbleUpon.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Mokele » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:27 pm UTC

http://market.kingsnake.com

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Mo0man » Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:55 pm UTC

I'm not entirely sure if I have any songs I used to love but now hate. None come to mind anyway. Course, I've been known to have extremely narrow tunnel vision when it comes to memory, if that description makes sense.

Also, I still love here comes the sun

Edit: Oh right, I hate the thong song now. God, it makes me so embarrassed to ever have liked it.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby kernelpanic » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:55 am UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:50 am UTC

Not sure if this deserves a new thread, but let's find out:

My go-to sites for instant mental vacation have lately been 9gag.com and some of the sites on the Cheezburger network (memebase.com , failbooking.com , and so forth), with a little Daily Kos, Boing Boing, and Salon mixed in. There's a rather aggressive filter up on my work network, but those have evaded blockage thus far.

I kinda feel like I can do a little better than that, though. Sometimes I miss the days when I constantly had a terminal open and could just run *nix "fortune" over and over and over again. Looking back, I think of it as a little more highbrow – sometimes, a lot more highbrow.

Is there a web equivalent of "fortune" these days?

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby JoeyJo0 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:34 am UTC

Netflix, Reddit.

Huge timesinks.
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Postby Laserdan » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:04 pm UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Ariii » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:56 pm UTC

I usually go on forums.macrumors.com when I'm bored. When I'm not doing that, I'm usually on NightStar IRC, along with a lot of other channels. I'm on a lot of social networks, but they've become so script-heavy that I'm forced to use the mobile version on my iBook Clamshell, and I've always found the content I can find on forums to be much more interesting.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Seven » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:56 pm UTC

http://www.engrish.com is good for hours and hours of entertainment.
 
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Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:11 pm UTC

Here.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:17 pm UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby bearachute » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:51 am UTC

Do we *really* want to know?

Usually 4chan, Reddit, I check my email about a million times, sometimes twitter sometimes tumblr. I'm a social media nut I guess whoops.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby lylax » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:31 am UTC

Reddit, xkcd, neatorama, woot, lifehacker. Once I go through these I re-open reddit until I get bored of reading, then I open reddit in a new tab. Rinse, repeat. There is no escape.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby AndToBeLoved » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:49 am UTC

I spend too much time on IMDB. Here's how it goes: I watch a movie. I look up the movie, then look up one of the actors in said movie, then see what new things they're going to be in, click on the new things, and gripe that they're remakes/sequels/prequels/reboot. Close window. Continue watching movie. Remember that there's another actor in it that I wanted to look up. Go back to IMDB...etc. etc. Viscous cycle.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:02 am UTC

I alternate between memebase.com and 9gag.com , even though there tends to be a lot of overlapping content, but today I found out about gagful.com , and so I'm wondering if there are other particular, superior alternatives of this nature.

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Postby SecondTalon » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:04 am UTC

Jorpho wrote:I alternate between memebase.com and 9gag.com , even though there tends to be a lot of overlapping content, but today I found out about gagful.com , and so I'm wondering if there are other particular, superior alternatives of this nature.

Fucking anything? Membase and 9gag are the ebaumsworld of the 2010s.

meh.ro (often posts NSFW content, but often sources things), imgur.com (sometimes has NSFW content to always has NSFW content depending on where you are, usually sources back to the originating reddit thread), or reddit's various /r/funny /r/adviceanimals or whatever subs (anywhere from too tame for church to Makes NSFW look too tame for church, depending on where you are, sometimes sources their stuff, sometimes not.. hard to say as it's all user generated)
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Menacing Spike » Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:48 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:I alternate between memebase.com and 9gag.com , even though there tends to be a lot of overlapping content, but today I found out about gagful.com , and so I'm wondering if there are other particular, superior alternatives of this nature.


Try funnyjunk.com? It's a step up :D.

No seriously go on the default subreddits.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:32 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Fucking anything? Membase and 9gag are the ebaumsworld of the 2010s.
Well... at least the site layouts are pretty clean. Are you actually supposed to sort through all those thumbnails on imgur.com? Same with funnyjunk. And I do like the absence of unfiltered NSFW content.

Anyway, reddit is blocked from work.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Kevin88 » Fri May 17, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

1. http://www.addictinggames.com - one of the best free gaming websites that I have seen to date on the internet. There are HUNDREDS of fast, easy, and fun games that one can play on this site.

2. http://answers.yahoo.com - This website is the best way that I have found to pass the time away. All you have to do is have a desire to help other people out with their questions and that's all you have to do :) Pretty fun and easy :)

3. http://www.facebook.com - This is one of the best ways that I have found for somebody like you to keep in contacts with all of their real life friends, and it is a really fun place to be. This is definitely one of the better sites to waste some time on :)

4. http://www.livejournal.com - If you like journaling, then you will absolutely LOVE this site! This site gives you your own journal as well as the means to write in it and say exactly what you want. Other people can see your blog and it is one of the better blog sites out there :)

5. http://www.kongregate.com - If you like playing online games, then this site is another good gaming site that also has in-game chat with lots of other people.

6. http://www.youtube.com - This site has hundreds of thousands of videos that you can watch to whittle away the time that you have on the Internet. There are many great videos on this site that can really capture your attention.

7. http://www.runescape.com - This MMORPG has hundreds of thousands of players playing it simultaneously, and it has a lot of content, which means you won't get bored fairly easy. Registration is needed, but is free :).

8. http://maplestory.nexon.net - This MMORPG has literally millions of players that play it, has an amazing amount of content, has a great support system, and is very fun to play with your friends :D. Registration is needed, which is free, and a massive download is also required, but is also free. Only choose this option if your Internet is fast enough to download a 1.078GB file!

Hope this helps give you quite a few ideas to help you from becoming bored :)

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Pingouin7 » Fri May 17, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Sat May 18, 2013 11:50 am UTC

Some new sites I've been playing around on:

Not Always Working - The work place. Nowhere will you find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be careful.

Not Always Right - The customer can be down right stupid or mean.

Not Always Learning - Schools are supposed to be an institute of learning and knowledge, right?

Not Always Related - Are you sure you're my son/daughter?

Not Always Romantic - Why do we love each other?
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:32 am UTC

I was willing to overlook the reports of 9gag's brazen theivery, but then the other day someone actually posted screencaps of an entire BuzzFeed article, which crossed a line in my book.

Fortunately there's http://www.hugelol.com and http://www.themetapicture.com , which are pretty much the same thing.

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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:35 am UTC

Do any of you folks read http://www.science20.com ? It looks kind of nifty, except for the autoplaying video ads. (Dear $deity, why?)

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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:44 pm UTC

Buzzfeed is ebaum 2.0
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Postby patzer » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:06 pm UTC

reddit.com - Everything and anything. Get lost for hours here.
upworthy.com - Full of heartwarming stories.
fimfiction.net - A plethora of My Little Pony fanfiction is at yor fingertips.
huffingtonpost.co.uk - General news.
chess.com - Play chess online. I like playing quick games of a minute or two.
hl.co.uk - Browse the stock market graphs, and invest if a stock looks promising.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:01 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:Buzzfeed is ebaum 2.0
You already used that line.
SecondTalon wrote:Membase and 9gag are the ebaumsworld of the 2010s.
Buzzfeed is actually sort of a step up from those, as it at least sort of consists of original content – both in that it's sort of original, and it's sort of content. And they have articulated some kind of stance against clickbait.

I kind of like Tickld.com , in that they seem to do a reasonable job of encouraging people to upload original content.

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:25 pm UTC

Jorpho wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:Buzzfeed is ebaum 2.0
You already used that line.

And I'll stop using it when it stops being true.
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Re: What sites do you go on when you're bored?

Postby Jorpho » Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:57 am UTC

Text-based tumblr humor can be kind of neat! I like https://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalBestOfTumblr , though it tends to have lots of repeats. The only alternative I know of is http://tbotofficial.me/ , but navigating it is painfully laborious.


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