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Sections of this page: Celebrity, Encyclopedic Knowledge, Games and Experiences, Language and Mathematics, Law and Legal Reseach, News and Current Events, Organizations, Property vs. People, Searches and Indices, Sensory Focus, Software and Shopping, The Twitters, and Web Development.
News and Current Events
Environment Canada Weather (Toronto, 24 h); CBC News ; BBC News and Radio Music; The Globe and Mail ; The Toronto Star ; The National Post ; The Guardian; The New York Times; The Washington Post; Ars Technica (Dan Goodin); The Economist; Le Monde; The Times of India; The Hindu; China Daily; The Moscow Times; Hürriyet Daily News; The New Zealand Herald; The Intercept; Pluralistic; Boing Boing; Slashdot; and The New Yorker.
Married to the Sea†, Natalie Dee, and Toothpaste for Dinner; xkcd; A Softer World ; explodingdog; Kurt Jackson (Foundation); Google Arts & Culture; Artcyclopedia; Tate Gallery; Papercuts by Pete Callesen; Paper Folding by Paul Haeberli; Tribe Magazine Forums ; YouTube (Vsauce, Numberphile, Computerphile†, Sips, It's Grace (Classic), You Deserve A Drink, Good Mythical Morning, Geek & Sundry, The Valleyfolk); Rabbit Hole; Office Ladies; Internet Movie Database; TV Tropes; and Dreamscope neural style transfer†‡.
Law and Legal Reseach
CanLII (the Canadian Legal Information Institute), including reasons of Ontario's Law Society Tribunal; Lexis Advance (previously Quicklaw) and WestlawNext Canada; Canadian Laws from DOJ; Canadian Federal Legislation ; Ontario e-Laws from MAG; SCC decisions; Slaw ; the Law Society of Ontario ; Lawfare; Administrative Law Matters; Duhaime.org by the late Lloyd Duhaime; thecourt.ca ; and legaltree.ca .
Wiktionary; Worldmapper; Project Gutenberg; Simpsons Archive; Discogs; Encyclopedia Mythica; Dictionary of Units of Measurement; Bible Gateway; Harry Potter and the Sacred Text; Ian's Fast Shoelace Knot; Watercolours; and Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures by US-NIST.
Canada ; United Kingdom; Province of Ontario ; Cities of Toronto and Kingston ; Queen's University (Psychology and Computing); Osgoode Hall Law School of York University ; and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
Searches and Indices
Property vs. People
Electronic Frontier Foundation (creativity and innovation, patents, and privacy); CIPPIC; Citizen Lab; Contract for the Web; Montréal Declaration for Responsible Development of Artificial Intelligence; Creative Commons (a Canadian chapter); Open Source Initiative (Open Source Definition); Defective by Design; Groklaw (now archival); The Trademark Blog by Martin Schwimmer; and Why Open Source or Free Software? by David A Wheeler.
Alison Loat; Amy Salyzyn; Bad Legal LLP; Cass Sunstein; Chaucer Doth Tweet; Chelsey Colbert; Chris Turner; Christine Duhaime; Chuuch; Corman Feiner LLP; David TS Fraser; Elie Mystal; Fantasy Courts; Frankie Boyle; Guy Gavriel Kay; Jeff Gray; Kashmir Hill; Margaret E Atwood; The Onion; Rebecca Durcan; Robots; Toronto Crypto; William Gibson; and Wu-Tang Financial.
Language and Mathematics
Typography for Lawyers; Google Translate; Wordsmith (anagram server); CELT Corpus of Electronic Texts; Geometry Formulas and Facts by Silvio Levy; MRC Psycholinguistic Database via the University of Western Australia; Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley; Calculus tutorials via Harvey Mudd College; Electronic Statistics Textbook via StatSoft; Statistical Thinking for Managerial Decisions by Dr Hossein Arsham; HyperStat Online Statistics Textbook; Boids by Craig Reynolds; Eric Weisstein's Math World from Wolfram Research; OpenAI (Gym); Tensorflow (Neural Style Transfer); and Talk to Transformer (a GPT-2 toy by Adam King).
Games and Experiences
Dungeon Master Encyclopaedia; Dungeon Master Forum; Baldur's Gate (Pocket Plane Group, Gibberlings 3, Low-Spoiler BG2 Guide and Walkthrough) EVE Online (Market Discussions, archived older Market Discussions, Chruker's site, EVE-Survival, Rooks and Kings videos, Cosmos and Epic Arcs); Rust (Live Maps); Escape from Tarkov (wiki); Samorost 1 (requires Flash, also Samorost 2, Samorost 3, Machinarium, and Botanicula); Treasure Box (requires Flash); and Flow (requires Flash) by Jenova Chen.