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|>>|| No. 21874
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.
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.
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.
|>>|| No. 21878
>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
>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.
YouTube's resident Scotch tinkerer. Teardowns of rudimentary electronics that are somehow engaging and informative with just the right amount of funny.
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. 21883
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. 21885
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. 21920
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
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.
|>>|| No. 21922
Ever wondered how the ancients made tools? Very cathartic with no dialogue/bullshit.
They explain computing concepts in an accessible way.
Explains how machines work. Similar to Computerphile.
Retro gaming for adults.
I know some of you don't like him because of his mistakes in videos but I think on the whole it's quite informative/interesting.
Does a lot of videos on phenomena, the earlier stuff was more interesting.
For Dragonball Z Abridged. The rest isn't my thing.
alltime10s. Like a cracked article in video form. I haven't watched these for a while but I used to like them.
Steveo from jackass.
LAHWF - famous for his awkward "prank" videos, he's tried to move away from the persona in recent years and at least he doesn't do fake stuff and act like a douche.
|>>|| No. 21923
>I know some of you don't like him because of his mistakes in videos but I think on the whole it's quite informative/interesting.
It feels a lot to me like he reads a single book on a subject and then tries giving a lecture on it. Which inevitably leads to pitfalls.
|>>|| No. 21924
Vsauce used to be great, but nowadays he's doing this youtube TV series thing that wants you to pay two quid an episode. No thanks. The whole reason his videos were good is that he explored a lot of ideas in a nice condensed, no-filler chunk.
|>>|| No. 21926
>It feels a lot to me like he reads a single book on a subject and then tries giving a lecture on it.
That's almost exactly what he does, as he explains in the Hello Internet podcasts.
|>>|| No. 21927
Indeed. I also think his podcast is shit. Especially when he thought TFA was better than Rogue 1.
|>>|| No. 22016
I spend a lot of time on the NASA and SpaceX pages. Loved this one from today. I never knew they used large amounts of water to acoustically insulate the rocket from itself - unprotected, the noise is so loud on takeoff that it could destroy the rocket. Amazing.
|>>|| No. 22018
Incredible, thank you. I always wondered how they stopped the whole tower catching fire on a launch and now I know.
|>>|| No. 22034
Now that is one smooth-looking suit. Top marks.
(I can't actually believe anyone would manufacture such a thing.)
|>>|| No. 22035
Does he reference it at any point?
I loved the minor rant he went on about chips Vs fries in the kitchen gadget video he did years ago.
The man is a true inspiration.
|>>|| No. 22093
Do you see this video? I hope some of you will love this guy as much as I do.
|>>|| No. 22302
I find him very endearing because he's ultimately a bit crap but still manages to be quite entertaining.
|>>|| No. 22303
I wonder what fork in the road separates the life stories of Jeavons and Beno. Decent parenting? Two notches on the autism spectrum? Therapy? There but for the grace of god.
|>>|| No. 22304
Jeavons seems to bear the haunted look of a man whose parents had enough money to send him to boarding/private school, but not enough money for him to fit in at all.
|>>|| No. 23935
I just started watching Cool World, an astronomy professor who is uncomfortably handsome talks through new discoveries by his research team and covers some more general concepts - sometimes backed by actual papers he writes.
I liked this one as an intro:
If we live in a Möbius strip universe and you took some FTL spaceships in a circuit you would arrive home to find things would be off. You'd notice everyone's faces look slightly odd, clocks would tick backwards and when doctors examine you your heart will be on the wrong side. Everyone would claim that their left and right are correct and that you must be an alien but really it's because you've mirrored.
|>>|| No. 23936
That’s untrue, he’s made that up. If we lived in a universe shaped like a cone full of snakes and you traveled through the tip FTL you’d know this.
|>>|| No. 23937
I get some weird vibes from that guy. Not sure what it is about his channel but something about it feels a bit... Inauthentic? I don't know.
I suppose it's not a bad place to turn if you can't tolerate Isaac Arthur's speech impediment though.
|>>|| No. 23938
He doesn't seem very professory. I wouldn't have him supervise my thesis because I don't think we could understand each other. The odd thing is he's probably the most qualified person to talk about topics like Exomoons seeing as how he may have discovered our first.
>I suppose it's not a bad place to turn if you can't tolerate Isaac Arthur's speech impediment though.
He's had that fixed by this point, surely?
|>>|| No. 23939
If anything it's worse, he's gone from Wascally Wabbit Elmer Fudd to something approaching the text-to-speech with a Chinese accent on a knock-off smartphone.
|>>|| No. 23940
My favourite science channel is PBS spacetime. Also currently hosted by a professor:
Different focus and more physics than astronomy, but of course there's a lot of crossover in parts.
|>>|| No. 23942
This is absolutely brilliant - he is a very knowldgeable spear fisherman who catches and then cuts up fish.
I don't even eat fish, but am hooked on this channel.
|>>|| No. 23944
He's a drop in the ocean. Blaming individuals for problems caused by industrial scale operations is just what they want you to do to. Wake up, sheeple.
|>>|| No. 23945
It's not like we'#re talking about driving to wrok versus getting the bus, or not sorting your recycling thoroughly enough. You have to go to some pretty fucking intentional lengths to get a hold of a whole fucking lemon shark.
I'm not even a vego-cunt or anything, I'll happily eat animals. I just think some things are in poor taste. Like, you really don't have to, do you.
|>>|| No. 23946
Well, no. Moaning about a global thing is FAR more cathartic than moaning about a local thing. Pat yourself on the back, because you have made SUCH a difference!
|>>|| No. 23948
They farm alligators in a lot of places, so while it looks weird it's not nicking endagered things out of the wild.
|>>|| No. 23949
Who said I was bothered about making a difference, I was just calling the guy a prick. Anyone who makes entertainment out of cutting up an endangered species is a bit of a prick in my book.
|>>|| No. 23955
Youtube is a pile of wank. I spent two tedious afternoons going through the youtube bookmarks I'd accrued over the past few months, and 90% of them were pointless. They mostly fell into these categories: 1) things that are momentarily interesting that I'll forget after I've watched the video with the clickbaity title, 2) genuinely interesting topics that are glossed over because of the shallow nature of the medium or because the 'content creator' is trying to sell you something. The 10% of videos that were actually worth watching were from youtubers who weren't really trying to make a living from it.
The old adage of 90% of everything being shit still holds true, but youtube is a particularly sinister pile of wank because it tricks you into thinking that you're spending your most valuable resource wisely. Sinister infotainment!
The internet is only good for complaining about the internet. And porn.
|>>|| No. 23956
>The 10% of videos that were actually worth watching were from youtubers who weren't really trying to make a living from it.
I've said it before but it's worth repeating: Patreon was a mistake. Making money from using the internet as a commodity is a sin.
|>>|| No. 23957
Heard about Soft White Underbelly the other day. Basically a guy interviews people on the other side of the tracks so to speak. It's soft of interesting, but a bit dark and depressing too.
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