Project Gutenberg offers free ebooks to download.
There's gutenberg.org, they have tons of public domain books available in a bunch of formats.
Consider donating to Project Gutenberg instead.
Some shows on Netflix are available for download now! I don't know how much space you have one your phone/laptop/tablet, or how big the file size is (I assume pretty big) but maybe this is an option? Also, Project Gutenberg has free e-books for download.
Good luck, you are a warrior! You got this!
You can print these out or probably find them on Amazon.
you can find endless amazing classics here https://www.gutenberg.org/ for free (100% legal)
check the most popular section:
and newer ones here https://www.goodreads.com/genres/ebook-free-download
If you want full books - at least out of copyright ones - may I introduce you to Project Gutenberg, its smaller but prettier sibling Standard eBooks and its audiobook cousin, Librivox.
And of course, if it's just something to read you wish for, may I direct you to the arena of fanfiction? Archive of Our Own for a well rounded start, Fanfiction.net for sheer volume (though Sturgeon's Law applies here in full force...) and Literotica (NSFW) for, shall we say, more robust fare? This is, of course, in addition to the wonders available from your local library, via such services as OverDrive and Libby (for ebooks and audiobooks), among others - consult your local library for further information. :)
Also, you do know you can download Wikipedia itself, in chunks ranging from individual entries (as pdfs) to "Books" (in various formats) to ALL of Wikipedia itself (in various formats)? If you didn't, now you do. ;)
Kindles are great. Especially with Project Gutenberg (free, out of copyright classic books).
Lucky for you, there's Project Gutenberg. In fact, that's exactly where the in-game text comes from (HTML files included in the game files are direct from that website).
I think the art and science of dumpster diving is really relevant to homeless in the city. Food, clothing, tools, materials, things to sell and give away.
Where there is no doctor is mostly standard procedure items that a doctor would order for the symptoms described. Sometimes you don't have the money to see a doctor but in the case of homeless they can just go to the emergency room anyway. It may be more relevant to the working poor. I am trying to be as self reliant as I can.
I have really enjoyed wild plants over the years. Once you start to recognize them you see them growing everywhere. It is nice to be able to wash the dog pee off before consuming them. For that a 4 way silcock water faucet key is great.
With proliferation of free life line cell phones, most people can download books to their phone.
The books in game all came from the Gutenberg Project. It would've been just as easy to add all 50,000 books as add one, so I assume the only reason they restricted the number is due to limitations in how the data is stored/accessed.
Look on the gutenberg project. They have almost all the books that have gone into the public domain.
Project Gutenberg, Humble Bundle, Kobo, PDFs (conversion might be required), magazine subscriptions - loads of places really.
Project Gutenberg - Free books
OpenLibrary - download out-of-copyright books, borrow in-copyright books
LibriVox - Free audio books
Podiobooks.com - free audiobooks mostly from self-published authors.
Documentary Heaven - Free documentaries
TopDocumentaryFilms.com and FreeDocumentary.tv - more free documentaries.
Last.fm - Keeps track of your listening habits
Songza - Playlists for whatever mood you're in.
8tracks - Another playlist service with playlists created by users. Internet radio created by people, not algorithms.
Popcorn Time - /r/PopCornTime
Media Hint - Allows for US Netflix and Pandora access for those of us living abroad. Turns out Media Hint are now charging but here is a workaround
ZenMate - (Chrome extension) MediaHint alternative.
Hola Unblocker - Same as above, allows access to US Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc. but be warned.
Soundozer - it's kind of like Pandora, but you can listen to any song you search for and you can create a station based on that song. You don't have to register either.
Grooveshark - free music, online radio, streaming. recommended by /u/freebytes
Jango - Free music - internet radio that plays what you want, great for those who can't access Pandora. recommended by /u/your_mind_aches
Pornhub - free porn, nuff said
TBLOP - The big list of porn
Thumbzilla - more porn.
That Mp3 - Convert YouTube to Mp3. Really simple. Don't click on any ads.
Courses and tutorials:
Class Central - Discover free online classes (MOOCs) from top universities like Stanford, MIT, Harvard, etc.
Open2Study - recommended by /u/SpiceFox
FutureLearn - Learning for life, provided by UK and international universities. recommended by /u/fdsafdaw3f3acvsda
iTunes U - iTunes University offers many free open courses from leading university. recommended by /u/wuisawesome
Harvard Open Courseware
MIT Open Courseware
Yale Open Courseware - actual video lectures for the class so you can get the in-class experience. Lots of classes over lots of subjects.
Stanford Open Courseware
EDX - Free courses from the best universities, you can even get a diploma for a few dollars. recommended by /u/Ghune
Khan Academy - Free learning tutorials on just about every subject.
PatrickJMT - making FREE and hopefully useful math videos for the world! recommended by /u/thejoce1
Codecademy Free interactive coding tutorials
Become a programmer, motherfucker
Duolingo and FSI Language courses- Free language learning
Memrise - Learn vocabulary, languages, history, science, trivia and just about anything else easily using flashcard techniques. Recommended by /u/exploiting
Anki - Similar to Memrise. Anki is a program which makes remembering things easily. Intelligent flashcards
Ted Talks - Free talks and lecture about anything and everything
Wolfram Alpha - Your one stop shop for calculations and questions about anything
Mathway - Awesome math problem solver. recommended by /u/RedS94
A giant collection of Computer Science books made freely available
FreeRice - Answer vocabulary questions and rice is donated to charity! /u/Jowzer 's recommendation. Be sure to turn off adblock when using this site, as that's how they supply the rice! (Thanks for the heads up /u/Jack0fspad3s)
Mendeley - The best free way to manage your research. Organize, share, discover. Great for when writing a paper, it manages all your referencing/bibliography in many different available notations
7 Cups of Tea - Free, anonymous, and confidential conversations with trained active listeners. Please don't spam the site, they offer a great service
Thrive On - Not completely free, but aims to bring affordable online mental health programs to those who would otherwise go without. Starting next month
Blah Therapy - Online listening service. "Experience the rewards of venting to a stranger or lending an ear."
MoodGYM - Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills
for preventing and coping with depression. recommended by /u/sunnysidemegg
Social Services resources - a subreddit created by a professional Social Worker who has spent a career procuring resources for those in need. /u/TheFightGoes0n
Ninite - update/install all your programs at once
PortableApps - load several apps on a thumb drive to run on any Windows PC. recommended by /u/danteas1
SlimDrivers - Cloud based program that detects what drivers need to be updated. Incredible--especially after formatting an operating system. No need for CDs or trying to remember which model card, adapter...etc. you have.
Copy - Online cloud storage. Start with 15gb free. Or 20gb with a referral link.
BitTorrent Sync - Secure, unlimited file-syncing. No cloud required
SyncThing - opensource alternative for bitsync. its recommended if you care about your privacy and security of your files. recommended by /u/akeryw
Mega Desktop Sync(50GB) and Symform (Unlimited, but you must share back!) - both cloud storage services recommended by /u/muntoo
Calibre - Free ebook library management
F.lux - Adjusts the gamma on your screen uses magic as the day progresses to reduce eye strain.
GIMP - Free photo manipulation software
Inkscape - Free and open vector graphics editor.
Paint.NET - Windows application designed to be the much needed upgrade to MS Paint. recommended by /u/SquirreI and /u/zeaga
Pixlr - Online photo editor. web-based equivalent to an old version of Photoshop from 2005 or something. Very functional for occasional use manipulating images, and seeing as it's web-based and doesn't require an account it's super easy to use from anywhere. recommended by /u/abercromby3
Sumo Paint - Powerful graphics editor for your web browser and pc, recommended by /u/NotMyCircus
Blender - Open source, cross platform suite of tools for 3D creation. recommended by /u/Tom7980
Prey Project - Multi-platform anti-theft software
RES - Reddit enhancement suite - A must have for all you redditing needs
KeePass - free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
LastPass - free (with premium for multiple platforms), easy-to-use password manager.
Dictionary Pop-up extension, double click on a word that you don't know the meaning of and a dictionary definition pops up. Firefox extension powered by dictionary.com. Chrome extension powered by Google
ClipCube - clipboard history.
ClipX - ClipX is a tiny clipboard history manager. It is sweet, it is free, use it. ClipCube alternative.
LeechBlock (Firefox add-on) - simple productivity tool designed to block those time-wasting sites that can suck the life out of your working day. recommended by /u/Rae_Starr
StayFocused - Chrome alternative to LeechBlock, recommended by /u/Jeskid14
Reaper - Audio workstation. Not free. Just a trial.
Arthur Conan Doyle (particularly Sherlock Holmes)
Jules Verne, H.G. Wells
Edgar Allan Poe
All on Project Gutenberg I believe
Would also point you in the direction of Project Gutenberg or sites like Owl Eyes that offer cleaner reading experiences than just reading text straight off your browser screen. Both free. There are other sites like this, but I can't remember them off the top of my head.
is a very good list.
Lord of the Rings isn't too bad. It doesn't describe killings in exquisite detail.
There's lots of good free stuff on Project Gutenberg. https://www.gutenberg.org/
Did you look into alternative sources to get to your texts? Project Gutenberg for example has socialism and communism categories. There also is an unofficial API to fetch texts by category and to get the plain body of the texts: gutenbergapi.org, sample query:
curl 'https://gutenbergapi.org/search/subject eq Socialism?include=author,title,language'
NB: The code of the API and web service are FOSS so you can adapt them if you find them lacking.
May I also present to thee: Project Gutenberg.
Also, the text section of archive.org or Project Gutenberg provide a lot of free books.