The internet is an awfully big place, and there's a pretty good chance that there are some really useful parts of it you've never seen before.
Redditor DrDoofusDuck asked:
"What’s an extremely useful website most people probably don’t know about?"
Share Big Files
"can create a downloadable link to any file up to 2gb. super handy!"
"If you can get your recipient to join Telegram, that has no file size nor capacity limit at all (just a message cap equivalent to 100,000 files, I think)."
Find A Place From A Photo
"For when you have a picture of a place and want to find out where it is (and reverse image search doesn't help)."
What's That Word Again?
"It's a reverse dictionary. For when you can describe the thing but can't remember what it's called (and if you search 'The inability to remember a word' you'll find the name for the struggle, 'lethologica')"
"Edited to add: There are options that let you narrow down the part of speech you want, but it does take a little practice to understand how to the program understands search inquiries. You have to format your description like a definition you would read in a book."
"i.e. 'can't remember a word' will give you a lot of answers that aren't quite right, but 'The inability to remember a word' ticks the right boxes for the search function."
"I had a car accident a few years ago and I have a tendency to forget certain words. My most memorable one was when I called a mirror the windshield in the bathroom (this site had mirror as (#94). The most recent one was "paint like stuff that you put on the walls, but it's made of paper." #1 answer was wallpaper, which is what I couldn't remember, despite using the components of the word in my explanation."
"For reference, my wife asked me to pick up some stuff from CVS and I told her I got everything plus some wallpaper, meaning the receipt. Except I told her what I put in as the search term. It was an easy riddle for her, since she's used to me."
"To be fair, you could wallpaper a room with a CVS receipt."
Too Long; Didn't Read
"Terms of Service, Didn't Read: It basically summarises the terms and conditions for most websites and ranks them on privacy."
"ToS make no sense. If everyone were responsible and read every ToS for every product they use, it would consume their life. Businesses have to rely on consumers not reading ToS to sell product, then get to be all 'oh that's your fault it. It's mentioned in the ToS.'"
"There are careers dedicated to writing and understanding ToS / contracts. But somehow it's every person's responsibility to be familiar with the Tos for every product they use. It makes no sense."
What Can I Cook?
"helps you figure out dinner based on what you already have in the house."
"There's also http://www.whatthef*ckshouldimakefordinner.com/"
"As someone who cooks as a hobby I have to admit I clicked on the link with a snooty attitude thinking 'who can't figure this stuff out for themselves? Let's see what this is all about'. I got humbled pretty quickly, that is a great site. Thanks for the link."
No More Life Story With The Recipe
"Just the recipe will remove the life story and ads and give you just the list of ingredients and method."
"Thank you so much! I don’t need to know why you have a passion for the food I’m wanting to make. I don't need to know the story of the 1st time you had it. I just want the dang ingredients and how to make it."
Project Gutenberg Is Great
"Older books, sheet music, etc."
No More Good Poisoning
"tells you how long foods (both opened and unopened) last in the refrigerator."
Make It Stick!
"What kind of glue you use to stick whatever to whatever."
No More Fake 'Sales'
"Paste the link to any amazon product and get the price history. Great to see if something is really on sale or if you are getting gouged."
It's super easy to just rely on the same websites all the time and never discover the wealth of useful sites and tools that exist to make your life easier.
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Chris Evans Is Working On A Political Website With Help From Congress, And It Actually Sounds Pretty Cool
Chris Evans teased fans about a possible retirement from acting after he finished filming for Avengers: Endgame.
What else could he possibly be pursuing?
It looks like something he's been trying to keep under wraps revealed itself: the actor is dabbling in politics.
Captain America is not running for president, but we wouldn't put it past him.
CNN reported that Evans sent a video asking members of Congress to participate in a secret, "non-partisan civic engagement project" he is spearheading called, "A Starting Point."
.@ChrisEvans's project, A Starting Point, very optimistically aims to show "both sides" of political issues https://t.co/PofJVZTqR3— GQ Magazine (@GQ Magazine) 1554668405.0
The project would present a forum in which the Democratic and Republican parties could present both sides of their arguments on current political issues in an effort to reduce partisanship.
"I just thought, 'Why isn't there a place I can go to hear both sides of an issue in a succinct way that I can trust?'" said Evans in the leaked video.
The footage shows the actor interacting with senators around the halls inside the Capitol.
"It's a one-stop shop for simple digestable information from people who know best."
Evans asked members of congress to choose from a list of questions to answer "around a minute" in length and provide links to encourage more research from viewers.
Hours after the video leaked, Evans, 37, admitted on Twitter, "Guess the cat's outta the bag," followed by a colon and a close parenthesis in lieu of a smiley face emoji.
Guess the cat’s outta the bag :) Thank you to everyone who has already participated!! https://t.co/yj5FrmlWFr— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1554562543.0
"I want to make it clear that this website has nothing to do with my political opinion," said Evans in the video invitation to members.
"It's not about my political opinion. This is about yours. This is a chance for you to talk about issues that matter to you."
People are cautiously hopeful about the new project.
“A Starting Point” sounds like a fantastic idea from @ChrisEvans - and something I’d definitely like to see in UK p… https://t.co/0Wmzl7IRkR— Josh A. Stevens (@Josh A. Stevens) 1554650588.0
While some have their doubts about its effectiveness.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans There are sides to policy. There are not sides to facts. If he sticks with policies that's… https://t.co/xOXR77Wld2— 𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕 (@𝚁𝚑𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚊 𝙳𝚎𝚊𝚕) 1554669234.0
@ChrisEvans It’s really hard for me to believe this will help educate people on nonbinary gender issues, for exampl… https://t.co/IhVHEN4rnr— Tea Berry-Blue (@Tea Berry-Blue) 1554574619.0
Some are unwilling to hear both sides of a controversial issue when one side is clearly wrong.
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans Hard pass. We have way too much “both sides” as it is. It turns out, sometimes one side is… https://t.co/ZmdTZyG5RH— Fingers crossed for a better year... (@Fingers crossed for a better year...) 1554669842.0
@GQMagazine @ChrisEvans “I think I’m a person.” “I think you’re an abomination against god.” Chris Evans: I think… https://t.co/vqdk6p0mh3— JD McIntyre (@JD McIntyre) 1554668671.0
But many are all for the project and expect great things to come as a result.
@ChrisEvans political legend omfg chris evans 2020 campaign starting NOW who’s with me— alex (@alex) 1554562634.0
Hoping that the rumors of a @ChrisEvans-backed political website are true. In my day, JFK Jr.'s magazine made polit… https://t.co/WMZWL0zBXD— eileen barrett (@eileen barrett) 1554667179.0
@ChrisEvans thank u for making this world a better place mister :) https://t.co/8NZzV2nLDw— maria (@maria) 1554562805.0
@ChrisEvans Legend. We desperately needed this. Hope it’s the start of a turning point.— Jake Stormoen (@Jake Stormoen) 1554567234.0
Hmmm, is this Captain America's endgame?
@ChrisEvans you’re just asking for people to want you to run for president— abbi (@abbi) 1554563628.0
One was concerned mostly about Evans's emoji skills.
@ChrisEvans do you know that there’s a smiley emoji you can use— ariana (@ariana) 1554563853.0
So far, Evans interviewed Democratic Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Republican Senators Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Jim Risch of Idaho and Tim Scott of South Carolina; and Democratic Representatives Ted Lieu and Swalwell, both of California.
There is no date on when the website will launch.