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Every Calculator You’ll Ever Need Is Online for Free

Omni Calculator

This site wants to solve all the small math problems that people deal with on an everyday basis. You can always use a calculator on your device or do a quick search, but for more complex answers try one of the 1585 calculators at this site.

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Create YouTube Playlists Without an Account

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This site lets you create a YouTube playlist without a YouTube using your web browser.

Drag & Drop Playlist Creator allows you to put together a YouTube playlist and save the playlist as browser link (URL) that you can share with others, save in a folder in your browser, or add to the bookmark bar in your browser.

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This JPG Optimizer Works Entirely in Your Browser

JPG.rocks

This privacy focused image optimizer work in your browser, images never leave your device. All image processing is done entirely in your browser.

JPEG.rocks is a new online app that optimizes image in your browser online or offline. It doesn’t use persistence storage: no cookies and no local browser storage. JPG is the only format supported right now.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Light Sand Dune Beneath a Midnight Blue Sky

This week’s wallpaper displays a light colored sand dune under a midnight blue sky that has a light dusting of stars. The two elements create a dramatic contrast that display icons very well.

Dune Night Sky wallpaper

This background comes in a wide range of image resolutions including widescreen, full screen, dual, triple and quad screens and mobile devices and tablets. Use the installation instructions for your specific device or browser.

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Instantly Search Over 2 Million Recipes

Search Two Million recipes

This lightning quick search engine searches over 2 million recipes.

This recipe search engine started out as a project Instant Search 2 Million Recipes using Typesense, an open source, typo tolerant search engine that delivers fast and relevant results. It’s grown into a good tool for searching several recipe sites quickly.

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Get Free Classic eBooks with Modern Typography and Formatting

Standard Ebooks

Load up your e-reader with free classic books that have updated typography, formatting and covers for easy reading.

If you’ve gotten ebooks from Project Gutenberg or the Internet Archive you may have noticed that formatting and design can be inconsistent. This project is republishing public domain ebooks to work well with current ebook readers and standards.

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This Is an Entire Computer Science Curriculum in 1000+ YouTube Videos

Computer Science Curriculum

Want to learn computer science? Here's what you need to know in 1000+ YouTube videos.

40 courses. 4 academic years of Computer Science curriculum. 1079 YouTube videos.

Laconic Machine Learning has put together an equivalent 4 year Computer Science curriculum using quality videos from various sources including MIT. The videos vary in length, up to 4+ hours.

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Get Gorgeous, Minimal Wallpapers for Your Phone

Visuals of Earth wallpaper

The most breathtaking images of the Earth, carefully curated into unique wallpaper collections for your phone.

Visuals of Earth is a curated selection of gorgeous mobile wallpapers you can use for free.  No ads. No popups. No distractions. Just beautiful wallpapers of Earth.

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Wallpaper of the Week: The Sanctuary Mountains Aurora Borealis

This week’s wallpaper is a stunning image of the aurora borealis over a central group of mountains rising up from a large body of water. The mountain, clouds and some of the aurora are reflected in the water. Colors are predominantly in the blue range. Icons show up well on this background. There’s a watermark in the lower right corner by Ellysiumn, the artist who created the image. 

Sanctuary Mountains Aurora Borealis wallpaper

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Watch these Six Free Natural History Programs Streaming in January

Free Smithsonian January programs

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conversation Biology Institute with 6 free programs this month. 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is offering a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute; a guided, at-home scientific illustration activity and a behind-the-scenes tour of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo for free this January.

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