Educational Sources

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PsychicEcho
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A rejoint: 04/05/2020
koszkonutek
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A rejoint: 03/19/2020

Sad to see You haven't received any response for entire week...

When I want to learn something, I mostly use a search engine to find tutorials, books, ppl's blogs, etc. I often find myself using multiple sources for a single thing - if one of them misses something or fails to teach it well, there is a chance the other one will make up for that :)

For example, when I needed to know python, I just opened up a few "learn python in 10 minutes" tutorials, that searched engine threw at me, lol!

I also sometimes use resources from a student wiki we have - although that's not helpful for any1 not from our faculty...

Idk whether You're asking out of curiosity, or because You actually need some learning sources right now. If it's the second, then perhaps You'd be better asking for it on per-topic bases, instead of looking for one source for everything?

As to open.edu - never heard of it. You might as well tell us how You rate it, if You've already tried it out :)

PsychicEcho
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A rejoint: 04/05/2020

It's because you guys are keeping all the good stuff to yourselves :)

I just mean in general. There is no urgent need for learning material. I'm interested in all the computer topics, except for programming. Bash-scripting is as far as I want to go in the direction of programming for now.

I'm not even saying that I am lacking in access to material. It would just be ideal if someone experienced and educated could recommend sources which they have had memorable history with.

Magic Banana

I am a member!

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PsychicEcho
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Thanks! This one was unknown to me.

Goat_Avenger
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--Programming/Computer Related--
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There is an endless amount of cost free programming resources all over the net
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http://www.kroah.com/lkn/ Linux Kernel in a Nutshell
https://www.cprogramming.com/ -very informative, could probably teach yourself c/c++ from this site alone
https://publications.gbdirect.co.uk/c_book/thecbook.pdf
https://www.tutorialspoint.com/unix/shell_scripting.htm - this website is pretty extensive, yet mostly unexplored by me. They seem to be a bit lacking; but, also seem to aim for easy to digest
https://www.oreilly.com/
https://www.informit.com/ - I don't think either of these places are DRM free anymore; but, you can buy a physical copy of a nice selection of books, etc...

--Classical Courses--
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There is quite a selection of free online courses available today
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https://www.youtube.com/c/harvard/videos - if you scroll back far enough you can find free introductory courses Robert Sapolsky has a good one in there
https://online.stanford.edu/free-courses
https://www.guru99.com/free-online-course-with-certificate.html - found that in a quick search
https://alternativeto.net/software/coursera/ - list of alternatives to Coursera
https://www.slant.co/options/3042/alternatives/~coursera-alternatives - similair such list

--Encyclopedias/Archives--
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Wikipedia will always have a detailed summary of most everything; but, the actual size and breadth of what wikipedia covers is much more than meets the eye.
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https://www.wikibooks.org/
https://www.wikiversity.org/
https://archive.org - another huge website with a lot to offer
http://www.oocities.org/ - not really strictly educational; but, a rather amazing blast from the past..

--UFOs/Psychic/Conspiracy/New Age--
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Put on your tinfoil hat, grab your crystals, and brush up on your conspiracy theories and mysticism. To the MIB the tabloids are the real news, after all :p
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https://bibliotecapleyades.net/
https://www.crystalinks.com/

--Transparency in Government--
https://www.muckrock.com/ - take a peek behind the one way mirror of democracy..

--Knowledge & Entertainment--
https://www.youtube.com/c/joerogan/videos - get your kicks or find a diamond in the rough as quite a few gems of intellectuals and bright minds have been on this show...
https://www.youtube.com/c/lexfridman/videos - JRE's little brother with a brain who wears his heart on his sleeve, diamonds in the rough await..
https://www.youtube.com/c/KimIversen/videos
https://www.youtube.com/c/EmpireFiles/videos
https://www.youtube.com/c/SecularTalk/videos - get your fill of current affairs, news, and politics from some folks that don't work for major news networks, I'm sure there is plenty more...

--Gaming/Game Developement--
Gain some knowledge about game programming/mapping/texturing/modeling/etc.. with some great classics that still kick; and the game engines are 100% libre from doom 1/2/3 to quake 1/2/3; these are great communities with interesting folks; a good way to introduce yourself to game development; but by no means the only way to get your feet wet.
https://doomwiki.org/wiki/Entryway
https://quakewiki.org/wiki/Main_Page
https://www.quakewiki.net/
https://www.minetest.net/ - great game for all ages, from stacking blocks to programming, lots to do, see, hear, explore, and learn...

--Music/Audio/Visual/Creative Commons/Free Culture--
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Learn you some music/audio/visual production and good luck finding free cultural works!
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https://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start
https://bandcamp.com
https://Jamendo.com
https://freemusicarchive.org/
https://soundcloud.com
https://deviantart.com
https://creativecommons.org
https://www.sitasingstheblues.com/ - it's doable...

That's about all I can come up with, off the top of my head. I've rather surprised myself... Thnx for the question! heh..

PsychicEcho
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A rejoint: 04/05/2020

I appreciate the list. The kernel one piques my interest. I'm not sure where the kernel ends and the operating system begins.

As for politics, I find that the best stuff gets banned from YouTube.