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>> No. 21874 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:18 pm
21874 Youtube Recommendations
The other thread got me wondering about what youtube channels you lads can recommend. Topic can be anything, just what you find to be good and interesting to watch.

>Issac Arthur
I posted one of his videos awhile ago but it's well worth repeating. Every Thursday he does a really interesting and in-depth look at science and futurism concepts and does a really good job of explaining them simply but also covering the unnoticed drawbacks and benefits.

He has kind of gone to shit over the past few months but this is still a good channel for basic electrical engineering fun.

>Tom Scott
Mostly for his 'Things You Might Not Know' series. He goes over some pretty interesting things that you might never notice but are all around us.

>Marcel The Drunkard
Contemporary Jazz albums with influences all over the place.

>Rare & Unfamiliar Music Hunt
Rare albums from around the world and probably your best sauce for classic Afrobeat and the sounds of the former Eastern Bloc.

>Du Matin au Soir
Mostly ambient, minimalist and experimental albums. It's good if you're doing a bit of work and don't want to sit in silence.
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>> No. 21876 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 8:31 pm
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That Shitty Robots woman. She is clever and funny.
>> No. 21877 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 9:18 pm
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Dry, witty videos about philosophy and psychology.


>Wendover Productions
Basically a slightly longer version of Things You Might Not Know, with a mild bias towards transport-related topics. See also the sister channel Half as Interesting.


>School of Life
Pretentious but useful videos by Alain de Botton about emotional intelligence and applied psychology.

Mainly deep dives into screenwriting and film directing, occasionally other topics.

>FR Hamilton
A massive archive of old British documentaries and OU programmes.


>Nuclear Vault
Old military training films, newsreels and other ephemera of interest to war nerds.

>> No. 21878 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 9:22 pm
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>Pretentious but useful videos by Alain de Botton about emotional intelligence and applied psychology.
They did an interesting "Porn as therapy" thing which I was going to link here but it seems to have been scrubbed from the Art as therapy website.
>> No. 21879 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 10:09 am
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>Binging with Babish
Great for those of you wanting to know how to cook or get the most out of your kitchen equipment for his new "Basics with Babish" series and frequent livestreams. He's self taught and his camerawork makes the whole experience feel a lot clearer and more interactive than most cooking shows.

>Big Clive
YouTube's resident Scotch tinkerer. Teardowns of rudimentary electronics that are somehow engaging and informative with just the right amount of funny.

>Mark Brown
Last of the greats from the heyday of gaming journalism. Mark's busying himself with a great informative series called Game Maker's Toolkit that really gets to grips with the nuanced design choices and player experience in hit titles. Particularly interesting is his rundown of the Legend of Zelda series' dungeon levels. Even if you're not much of a gamer, it's still worth watching for his captivating understanding of the interactive design experience.

>No Small Parts
Fan-made documentary series about C-list / bit-part character actors and their careers. Some interesting guest pieces and just a great insight into the recesses of Hollywood most are quick to brush under the rug. I recommend Brandon Hardesty's old impressions and improv videos too if you're looking for a laugh.

17th century cooking channel. The host's a genuinely interesting and humble chap and his videos are great for learning about history while you relax. All there is to it really.
>> No. 21880 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 4:23 pm
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Isn't Bigclive from the IoMan?
>> No. 21881 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 4:52 pm
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He's Scottish, but he lives on the island of three-legged gay-birchers.
>> No. 21882 Anonymous
31st October 2017
Tuesday 7:57 pm
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British guy mostly talking about history, a lot of WWI, WWII, and medieval, with a focus on tactics. He's also quite funny.

This guy used to do a lot of (very good) reviews of dashcams and action cams. Now he is mostly focused on hi-fi equipment, with a lot of interesting videos about obscure and obsolete formats.

Mad Canadian Engineer.
Destructive tool testing. Swearing. Always something to learn from him if you have any sort of interest in mechanics and engineering (in particular he hates shill reviews of things and will tell you exactly how much something is worth). Always highly entertaining.
>> No. 21883 Anonymous
1st November 2017
Wednesday 11:27 am
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That guy is pretty much a blueprint for the regular customers back when I worked at Maplin. I bet he's one of those who traps you in a half hour long conversation about the merits of gold versus nickel plated phono plugs.
>> No. 21884 Anonymous
1st November 2017
Wednesday 11:52 am
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Gold plated optical cable, anyone?
>> No. 21885 Anonymous
1st November 2017
Wednesday 2:19 pm
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I've seen him wandering around the Arndale centre a couple of times, usually clutching a chinese GoPro knockoff of some sort. I'd have talked to him if I didn't suspect the same as you. I really don't have the time to discuss my home cinema setup, as much as I'd like to.
>> No. 21886 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 6:14 pm
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I posted this here a while ago, but I think he deserves a mention in this thread.

Norweigan guy drinking Vodka and camping. A lot of jumping into frozen water involved.
>> No. 21887 Anonymous
6th November 2017
Monday 7:58 pm
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I love him.
>> No. 21888 Anonymous
7th November 2017
Tuesday 2:49 pm
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The gold plating is stupid, but the cable is less than a tenner on Amazon. Anyone got $7,200 for an audio interconnect cable? They're dead good. You'll hear a soundstage and warmth unlike any other cable you've ever used, I promise. Comes with a free bridge.
>> No. 21911 Anonymous
9th November 2017
Thursday 1:31 am
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Just came across these channels

> LockPickingLawyer

> BosnianBill

For a nice lock-autist diversion.
>> No. 21920 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 4:48 am
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>Tom Scott
I always presumed I liked him I really liked I remember being amused by his welcome to life video years ago, but I keep on finding videos of him explaining that there are exceptions to a rule that he presents really badly.

They all go the exact same way

"This is a thing that is understood by this quite simple concept but there is an exception to the rule, but then there is another exception to the rule, but then there is THIS exception to the rule, but then all that is fine, but there is an exception to the rule, and once you've understood all that there is an exception to the rule, so in conclusion it is this but then there is an exception to the rule."
None of the exceptions seemed that hard to wrap my head around, in fact he has done it for fields I've worked in, but his presentation is as if he were revealing some daunting truth that you should never even bother trying to understand in the first place like niche knowledge were some sort of elder god that must not be disturbed from it's slumber at any cost. This is a prime example


I think my problem is I don't like it when authors repeatedly produce video essays that follows the same structure, it feels like he went out of his way to try make the thing sound more complicated and dramatic just because that is the way he puts on a performance. I think his style actually discourages learning, as he makes things sound like these things are too intimidating to even try.
>> No. 21921 Anonymous
17th November 2017
Friday 8:53 am
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As a software developer, I can tell you that he understated the difficulty and complexity of handling time zones. They're one of the trickiest problems in distributed database systems and have caused horrendously expensive bugs. The weirdness of how humans keep track of time has some really nasty interactions with the PACELC theorem. Like crypto, it's something that 99.9% of developers should never handle themselves, because it's just too easy to fuck up.


Most of Tom Scott's videos on his own channel don't fit the template that you described. He mostly talks about cool research infrastructure (Built for Science) or quirky little bits of trivia (Things You Might Not Know).

I think his overall message is really positive. Science and technology is often presented in a really dry, didactic way, but he shows that it's full of unexpected surprises. He shows that science isn't a body of knowledge guarded by an elite, but a dynamic system of exploration and discovery.



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