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Useful Sites
« on: October 27, 2007, 08:51:28 PM »

Use this thread to make suggestions for useful websites.
 
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Re: Useful Sites
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 03:26:10 PM »

NewScientist.com hosts a lot of useful articles.  For example:

Death special: How does it feel to die?
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19626252.800

There's a search box at the top of the page.

EDIT:

I might have misunderstood this thread.  Do you want sites specifically for mystery writing, or do you also want general purpose writing advice and writing resources (programs, grammar reference, and so on)?
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 07:55:16 PM »

FORENSICS

LEGO lie detector

Lie Detector Electronic Kit and Circuit Explanation

Modern Mechanix » Crime-Detection Tests FOR THE Home Chemist

Howstuffworks "How Crime-scene Clean-up Works"   

Drugs and Poisons   

Topics - Latent Print Examination   

Forensic Science   

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Uniform Crime Reports   

Howstuffworks "How Police Interrogation Works"   

Welcome to Forensic Magazine   

Forensic-Evidence.com Master Index   

FirearmsID.com- An Introduction to Forensic Firearm Identification

The Lab Home Page   

Forensic Pathology Index   

Crime and Clues   

Crime Scene Investigation   

FSS The Forensic Science Service - UK   

Contents - Forensic Science Communications - January 2007



ANONYM

Craigsnumber Auto expiring. FREE anonymous phone numbers for online safety.

Free Web Proxies

How to Set Up an Offshore Banking Account

Scroogle
Search Google by proxy.

Disposable e-mail address services round-up

dodgeit - free. receive-only. email. no set up. rss.

inurl:"nph-proxy.cgi" "Start browsing through this CGI-based proxy" - Google Search
Long list of CGI proxies.

Do A Background Check On Yourself - Consumerist



MISC.

Penguin Magic  Index
A forum for discussing magic tricks.

The Magic Cafe Forums - The Magic Café Forum Index       

How to Turn Your Mobile Phone into a Covert Listening Device

CSO Homepage - The site for chief security officers &amp other security executives. - CSO Home Page

Mystery / Detective
Copyright free or expired copyright novels.



CRIME

Return Fraud -- and How the Criminals Do It

Cons, Frauds and Other Lies   

Crimes of Persuasion   

Urban Legends Reference Pages ATM Camera   

Dark Roasted Blend - How they steal your card at ATM (photos)   

Shoplifting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

Cheating and Marked Cards - The Gamblers' Crimp

totse.com | Stealing SuperTarget - How to Hit the Bullseye



SEARCH

LjFind
Searches only LiveJournal.

Yahoo! Video Japan
A web-video search that looks in personal websites.

PODZINGER starbucks
Search for words spoken in YouTube videos.

blogs gada.be   
Google alternative for searching blogs.

A9.com Home Page
Google alternative, many search engines in one.

tyoogle.com
Google search by filetype (it inputs the advanced operators for you).

FREE411.COM
Directory assistance. 1-800-373-3411



HACKING

JAJAH - web activated-telephony
Free trial allows one to connect any two numbers for a five minute conversation. This is similar to the calls-for-the-blind service in that it doesn't go
 through like a normal phone call. The person hears a recorded message.

Social engineering reloaded   

GeoTool   
Google Maps/IP Locator Mashup

Gummi Bears Can Also Fool Fingerprint Scanners - Independent Tech   

The Metasploit Project   

Tracing An Email   

Thermal keypad combo snooping - hack a day   

Orange Boxing / Caller ID Hacking FAQ   

The SSN Numbering Scheme   

SamSpade.org Tools   

Net Tools

What are numbers that always ring busy?

Portable USB Programs List Combobulate.com   

IP Address Locator   

Geolocation IP Address to Country City Region   

FAQ How to find people's E-mail addresses   

DNS tools, DNS hosting tests, WHOIS, traceroute, ping, and other tools.   

Default Passwords   
Default login/password for 1500+ products.



FORGERY

Unique ID - The numbers that control your life   

Brainstorm ID Supply   

SHADOWCLUBSOFTWARE   

Lamination Station   

hologram_counterfeiting
$2,500 and good bit of technical know-how required to counterfeit a hologram.

Check Washing - WHAT IS IT?

Celtic Kane Online - Project Check Washing
 
Schneier on Security Check Washing

Schneier on Security Erasable Ink Scam



LOCKPICKING

Paperclip Lock Picking Video   

Video - Making a beer can shim   

Locksport International   
A comic book format guide to lockpicking.

Bump Key HOWTO - Google Video   

Project Autodialer - The inner mind of Kyle Vogt   

Bump keying   

Electroatomics - How to recover a lost Master padlock combination   

I-Hacked.com Taking Advantage Of Technology - Beer Can Padlock Shim   

Quick Vibrating Lockpick - Overview   

TOOOL   
"TV item about Bumpkeys creates awareness and fear" - includes 65MB .wmv

How to Recover the Combination for a Master Combination Lock   

Guide to Lock Picking   

MIT Guide, Locksmith Course, Impressioning Guide, Videos   

IMPRESSIONING MANUAL FOR AMATEUR LOCKSMITHS   

Cheap, Easy, DIY Pick Making   



MEDIA

E-mail Oprah.com   

Contact Us - Blogs Etc. - MSNBC.com

openPR.com - Open Public Relations - Publish Press Releases Free of Charge
 
Free Press Release Distribution Center - I-Newswire.com - Press Releases



REFERENCE

ESV Bible Blog » Mapping New Testament Social Networks
A useful idea for visualizing character relationships. Compare this to the relationship charts provided for Japanese dramas.

EDGED WEAPON TACTICS AND COUNTER TACTICS
See also the Google videos.

CategoryConspiracy theories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   

BibleGateway.com - Topical Index

Personal Camouflage from FM 21-76 (ArmyStudyGuide.com)

PollingReport.com - Public Opinion Online   

Orangoo Spell Check - Online spell checking   

List of redundant expressions - Wikipedia
264 of them.


SCREENPLAYS
Useful for pop-culture reference.

Simply Scripts

ScriptCrawler (search engine)

Screenplays for You

Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Scripts

Movie-Page.com

The Luna Lounge   

Internet Movie Script Database (search engine)   

Drew's Script-O-Rama   

The Daily Script   

Awesome Scripts and Screenplays

John August's Downloads



WRITING

Creative Writing Software from Esoteric Sensationalism   

Horror Writers Association - Writing Tips

40+ Tips to Improve your Grammar and Punctuation - by Dumb Little Man

The Erotic Thesaurus - A Guide to Purple Prose for the Literary Artist

11 Rules of Writing -- a concise guide to important grammar, punctuation, and writing style rules   

TOC About Writing   

Cliche Finder   

Overcoming Procrastination by Steve Pavlina   

Creativity techniques and creative tools for problem solving   

Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing - lifehack.org
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Re: Useful Sites
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007, 09:17:35 PM »

USEFUL BOOKMARKLETS

I couldn't get these to work with the forum code, so I uploaded an html document on GeoCities.

I also recommend going to the Mycroft Project Search Engine Plugins page and browsing the list there.  They have thousands of search engines you can plug into Firefox.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2007, 01:52:32 PM »

Thanks Doc,
There goes my afternoon with all those sites, but it looks good. ... Would you mind if I added some of them to my site mysteriouswrit.org ? I like to think there are some useful links there as well.

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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2007, 06:53:07 PM »

Feel free to use these however you like.

If I ever start a real website, you might put a "Thanks, Doctor Allen!" or "source: Doctor Allen" somewhere below the list.  It's not necessary, though.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2008, 01:26:54 AM »

More than you ever wanted to know about SMS texting, including how texts can be traced:

http://www.sms411.net/index.html

http://www.imconf.net/imc-2006/papers/p26-zerfos.pdf

http://compilers.cs.ucla.edu/vids/thesis.pdf
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2009, 11:44:23 PM »

Want to prosecute a murder suspect, and you don't have a body?

http://www.nobodymurdercases.com/
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For over 12 years I was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and I prosecuted homicide cases for most of those years. In January of 2006, I prosecuted the second "no body" murder case tried in D.C. and have been interested in "no body" cases ever since.
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Re: Useful Sites--gooder grammar
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 02:45:19 AM »

This is a youtube site with some videos on writing as well as photoshop (looks like those vids are all pg-13) but I found the playlists overall helpful and a good starting point for newbies. Too, the guy is selling an editing program, but you don't have to buy to listen. ...

http://www.youtube.com/user/architectus777



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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 03:52:06 AM »

Unfortunately, I have nothing to add here.

I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for all these sites!!

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Re: Useful Sites
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 04:55:49 PM »

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if these links are still working? (the large list from 2007 looks interesting.)

Also, does anyone have any mystery links or links to help a mystery writer that are up to date (2010) and would like to share?

I've been trying so many links lately, only to find they've gone belly up.

Thanking you in advance...
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Re: Useful Sites
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2010, 11:27:37 AM »

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if these links are still working? (the large list from 2007 looks interesting.)

Also, does anyone have any mystery links or links to help a mystery writer that are up to date (2010) and would like to share?

I've been trying so many links lately, only to find they've gone belly up.

Thanking you in advance...
I agree that links going belly up is a problem.  Links left available but becoming obsolete is also a problem. The way to find out if these links still work is to click on them.  Then you not only find out if they work, but you also get an idea whether they are likely to be useful to you.  I have lots and lots of links kicking around someplace, as do most of us, but we tend to come up with them (if we can find them) only when somebody seems to need  them.  Bob's list looks good to me, but I haven't checked any of it lately, since recently I haven't needed to; however, I try to remember that it's there.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 01:17:26 AM »

Well, here some cozy mystery links, that as of February 25, 2010 are alive and active!

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/blog/

http://www.cozy-mystery.com/
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2010, 12:30:27 AM »

Ever need to know what a North Dakota license plate looks like? Try http://www.plateshack.com/. It has over 14000 pictures of license plates from the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2010, 11:20:52 AM »

The "for dummies" guide to NYPD homicide investigation, written by retired NYPD detectives:
http://www.homicidesquad.com/index.htm.
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