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15 Reviews by Darren

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Daily Faceoff

Daily Faceoff

1/19/11

Need help with the hockey pool you're in? Looking for the latest on who's on what team, line, or powerplay unit? Need to know starting goalies?

Get the edge with DailyFaceoff.com. I am currently 1st and 2nd respectively in my two hockey pools. Nuff said.

Sports.Yahoo

Sports.Yahoo

1/19/11

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE...no exceptions. Yahoo doesn't do very many things this well. Actually it only does fantasy sports this well....

Beezid

Beezid

1/19/11

Seems like a penny auction site is being reviewed almost daily here, so I thought I'd chime in. First off let me say, I think a lot of these reviews are being done by competitors or paid for. Who signs up for SiteJabber to review one site out of billions? Shady is all I'm saying. (This is the last auction I am reviewing!)

I hear a lot of complaints about people spending so much in bids it doesn't make sense for them to do that and that the site must have "bots". Or that they use all their bids and win nothing. Well, some people do know how to game these sites. How? Well instead of going right for the shiny consumer electronics, they spend all their bids and money getting more bids. They concentrate on "bid auctions", that is, gettiing bids for cheap. Swoopo and Beezid do 500 and 1000 bid pack auctions. So when it comes down to a person who has 30 bids at a buck a piece and a guy with 500 that he paid less than $100 for, guess who is going to feel cheated, and guess who is going to be watching his HD 3DTV in 2 weeks? if you are going to use these sites, bid horde! Bids are the most expensive part of the game, use them wisely. If they didn't send products, or scammed you, you need to get in touch with law enforcement.

However I will say that for the amount of money these sites make, they go to very little effort to explain to their users how it all works. It's not a scam, it's not equivalent gambling. If you can find a way to game them, go for it. According to Swoopo they lose money on about half of their auctions. But the big auctions make up for the losses. To be fair, I'll say the same for the other two auction sites mentioned here. I would say Beezid, Swoopo and BigDeal have the best products and the best sites in this industry. If you're going to try out penny auctions, bid horde, and use one of these three.

DealDash

DealDash

1/19/11

Seems like a penny auction site is being reviewed almost daily here, so I thought I'd chime in. First off let me say, I think a lot of these reviews are being done by competitors or paid for. Who signs up for SiteJabber to review one site out of billions? Shady is all I'm saying.

I hear a lot of complaints about people spending so much in bids it doesn't make sense for them to do that and that the site must have "bots". Or that they use all their bids and win nothing. Well, some people do know how to game these sites. How? Well instead of going right for the shiny consumer electronics, they spend all their bids and money getting more bids. They concentrate on "bid auctions", that is, gettiing bids for cheap. Swoopo and Beezid do 500 and 1000 bid pack auctions. So when it comes down to a person who has 30 bids at a buck a piece and a guy with 500 that he paid less than $100 for, guess who is going to feel cheated, and guess who is going to be watching his HD 3DTV in 2 weeks? if you are going to use these sites, bid horde! Bids are the most expensive part of the game, use them wisely. If they didn't send products, or scammed you, you need to get in touch with law enforcement.

However I will say that for the amount of money these sites make, they go to very little effort to explain to their users how it all works. It's not a scam, it's not equivalent gambling. If you can find a way to game them, go for it. According to Swoopo they lose money on about half of their auctions. But the big auctions make up for the losses. To be fair, I'll say the same for the other two auction sites mentioned here. I would say Beezid, Swoopo and BigDeal have the best products and the best sites in this industry. If you're going to try out penny auctions, bid horde, and use one of these three.

DemocracyNow.org

DemocracyNow.org

1/19/11

My favorite news site. Left, right, center, capitalism, socialism, none of it matters. What matters is restoring democracy throughout the world. An hour long brief of the news around the globe daily.

Awkward Family

Awkward Family

1/19/11

This site is a collection of all the greatest family pictures that you would never post on Facebook unless they weren't yours. There is also a site for weird pet photos too: http://awkwardfamilypetphotos.com/

Great for a laugh, or for uploading your own awkward family pics.

AddThis

AddThis

1/18/11

AddThis is an innovator and great tool. Want to tweet, facebook, stumble, reddit, or digg something? AddThis does it all, even sending links by email.

What more can I say? So useful, great site, download the toolbar!

DrudgeReport

DrudgeReport

1/18/11

Matt Drudge does news right! I really like going to the Drudge Report, it has really important issues and even some off-beat stories. It is VERY right wing politically. They hate Obama and everyone who isn't drinking JD while shooting guns and reading the Bible. Definitely plays to the Conservative Christian audience as well. My only knock is that he doesn't balance out his coverage, but his flashbacks are priceless for catching people in their lies.

Huffington Post

Huffington Post

1/18/11

I really like the HuffPost. It has a great range of stories and articles. It is definitely a left leaning website, so no website should be your ONE AND ONLY source for news. I check the HuffPost at least once a day.

They have world news, comedy, books, reviews, sports and opinion pieces.

IMDB

IMDB

1/18/11

How else would Crispin Glover be recognized for his many crucial roles? Hehe.

Howthingswork

Howthingswork

1/18/11

This is the best site online for learning from start to finish. Great overviews. Easy to understand and use. It's like the "For Dummies" books, except shorter and sweeter.

Tipsity

Tipsity

1/18/11

I believe everything on this site is written by "Godmode" who is the owner of the site and the admin. I did a "whois" on the domain. He does not answer his customer support portal on the site so why have it?. There is no way to get in touch with anyone at the site unless you sign up for the forum and then hope and pray they answer. The articles and answers are always just fronts for links to affiliate offers.

My recommendation is to look for advice elsewhere.

8notes.com

8notes

1/18/11

I just want to recommend their "Online Guitar Tuner". Amazing idea, and well executed. Overall the site has lots of free sheet music and handy tools for any musician. I have not ever seen a site that caters to so many instruments and genres.

Guitar Tuner: http://www.8notes.com/guitar_tuner/

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com

1/18/11

While it is an extremely useful site, they lack something in the privacy department...

http://blogs.wsj.com/wtk/2010/07/30/dictionaryreferencecom/

Prettylightsmusic.com

Prettylightsmusic

1/13/11

This is a great site, awesome GUI, by a great DJ. He makes his own beats and adds some Hip Hop and other references. Great instrumental stuff.

The best part? It's free to download his full albums. Just give him your email address.

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