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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.


>> No. 21922 Anonymous
22nd November 2017
Wednesday 12:11 pm
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>Primitive Technology
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.

>CPG Grey
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.

Honorable mentions:

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 Anonymous
24th November 2017
Friday 3:15 am
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>CPG Grey
>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 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 2:06 pm
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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. 21925 Anonymous
25th November 2017
Saturday 5:51 pm
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You can get them on TPB but I don't think they're very good.
>> No. 21926 Anonymous
26th November 2017
Sunday 8:41 pm
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>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 Anonymous
26th November 2017
Sunday 9:57 pm
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Indeed. I also think his podcast is shit. Especially when he thought TFA was better than Rogue 1.
>> No. 21975 Anonymous
16th December 2017
Saturday 5:25 pm
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If anyone is interested for some reason; I think I've found BigClives shitty American cousin.

>> No. 21976 Anonymous
17th December 2017
Sunday 1:09 am
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What are the best language learning ones?
>> No. 22016 Anonymous
21st December 2017
Thursday 6:31 pm
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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. 22017 Anonymous
21st December 2017
Thursday 6:51 pm
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If you're in the mood for NASA deluge systems -
is always good.
>> No. 22018 Anonymous
21st December 2017
Thursday 7:18 pm
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Incredible, thank you. I always wondered how they stopped the whole tower catching fire on a launch and now I know.
>> No. 22019 Anonymous
21st December 2017
Thursday 8:01 pm
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His repetition makes it all sound a bit strange.

>> No. 22033 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 12:31 pm
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What the FUCK is he wearing in this latest video?
>> No. 22034 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 12:35 pm
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Now that is one smooth-looking suit. Top marks.

(I can't actually believe anyone would manufacture such a thing.)
>> No. 22035 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 1:36 pm
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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. 22036 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 3:15 pm
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One of my favourite prostitutes has curtains in that fabric.
>> No. 22037 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 3:24 pm
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Get a girlfriend.
>> No. 22038 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 4:08 pm
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Maybe he can't afford one, ever consider that?
>> No. 22039 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 4:17 pm
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And yet he can afford enough prostitutes to have a favorite?
>> No. 22040 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 4:47 pm
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Prostitutes don't make you buy them shoes and that though.
>> No. 22041 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:25 pm
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>> No. 22042 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:26 pm
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>> No. 22043 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 5:48 pm
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Smart bloke.
>> No. 22044 Anonymous
19th January 2018
Friday 6:14 pm
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>> No. 22093 Anonymous
17th March 2018
Saturday 9:24 am
22093 Hello Friends!
Do you see this video? I hope some of you will love this guy as much as I do.

>> No. 22301 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 8:29 pm
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Mike Jeavons?

>> No. 22302 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 9:15 pm
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I find him very endearing because he's ultimately a bit crap but still manages to be quite entertaining.
>> No. 22303 Anonymous
25th April 2018
Wednesday 10:21 pm
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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 Anonymous
26th April 2018
Thursday 3:47 am
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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. 22305 Anonymous
3rd May 2018
Thursday 2:32 am
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I'm very tired and on my phone so can't quote the post but I vaguely remember people talking about Edd China and car shows in general.

>> No. 22306 Anonymous
3rd May 2018
Thursday 2:34 am
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Seems youtu.be links don't get picked up.

>> No. 23935 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 12:30 am
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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 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 2:34 am
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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 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 9:28 am
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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 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 11:24 am
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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 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 1:15 pm
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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 Anonymous
20th August 2021
Friday 12:08 am
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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 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 11:41 am
23942 Masaru

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. 23943 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 11:47 am
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>slicing up a threatened species

Yeah nice. Fucking prick.
>> No. 23944 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 2:13 pm
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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 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 4:44 pm
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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 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 4:50 pm
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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. 23947 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 6:04 pm
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How about cutting up and eating an alligator?

>> No. 23948 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 7:16 pm
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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 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 7:40 pm
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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 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 10:08 pm
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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 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 10:23 pm
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>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 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 10:47 am
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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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