YouTube Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by W3HS, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Obelisk

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    Man, the United States gets a pretty big bit of flak too. I completely understand your frustration and anger. Don't worry, you aren't alone.
     
  2. polysmut

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    If it's any consolation, 2 TV series I've enjoyed recently are both Belgian. Professor T. and 13 commandments. They're not YouTube based so it's not really for this thread, it's just a friendly post so you don't think all Brits are disrespectful to Belgians (I've actually never seen that happen, even after the world cup). I'm not sure if either title is a direct translation from the original. There's an actor common to both, Ella Leyers.

    Professor T.


    I can't find a video for 13 Commandments. UK viewers can watch both series in Walter Presents on All 4.
     
  3. zzz_pt

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    YouTube is my main source of entertainment and information. Throughout the last decade I've been accumulating subscription to channels I like. Of course I can only watch so much, but when. I can, I go back and watch whatever content I've missed.

    The ones with a "*" are the ones I recommend the most even though I like them all for different reasons.

    Debates / Podcasts:

    Center for Inquiry
    H3 Podcast
    * IntelligenceSquared Debates
    * Powerful JRE
    Rui Unas (Portuguese channel)
    * Sam Harris
    The Atheist Experience
    * The Rubin Report
    * World Science Festival
    worldwrite


    Science / Humanities:

    * Harvard University (lectures)
    * PBS Space Time
    * Stanford (lectures)
    * Veritasium
    * Vsauce


    Religion / Philosophy:

    Anthony Mongnabosco
    * Bart D. Ehrman
    * DarkMatter2525
    * Evid3nc3
    * Matt Dillahunty
    NonStampCollector
    * philhellenes
    * QualiaSoup
    * Theoretical ********
    * TheraminTrees
    Wireless Philosophy


    Entertainment:

    * Atheism is Unstoppable
    Boogie2988
    Colin's Last Stand
    Comedy Central
    Dangerfield
    DarkAntics
    Gotham Comedy Club
    * GradeAUnderA
    * h3h3Productions
    I Hate Everything
    * iDubbbzTV
    * It's okay to be smart
    * Smarter Everyday
    * Thunderfoot
    Tim Minchin
    TL;DR


    Misc:

    * Bret Weinstein
    * CaNANDian (all Hitchens content)
    Cassie Jaye
    Computing Forever
    Cracking the Nutshell
    Eric Weinstein
    Gad Saad
    Jordan B Peterson
    Marcelo Twelve #M12
    Pat Condell
    * potholer54
    * Rationality Rules


    Games and Tech:

    * Colin's Last Stand: Side Quest
    Easy Allies
    * EpicNameBro
    Fharaaz Khan
    Game Informer
    GameSpot
    Kinda Funny Games
    * Marques Brownlee
    * PlayStation Access
    PvPSkillz
    Sunlightblade
    TastyPCTV
    The Investigamer
    * TidgneyRacing
    Total Biscuit
    Troy Leavitt
    * VaatiVidya
    * YongYea


    Art & Design:

    * Bobby Chiu
    Brushboost
    CG Master Academy CGMA
    David Paget
    Frank Hong
    * FZDSCHOOL
    * Gnomon
    Gui Guimaraes
    Scott Robertson
    Tyler Edlin
    WLOP


    Cars:

    * Carfection
    AutoCar
    * Petrolicious
    Auto Express
    * Chris Harris on Cars
    EVO
    FORMULA 1
    Motor Trend Channel
    The Drive


    Motorcycles:

    BaronVonGrumble
    * chaseontwowheels
    DodgeRider
    * FortNine
    * Motorcycle.com
    RevZilla
    Rocky Mountain ATV MC
     
  4. W3HS

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    I do like a bit of Fortnine. It’s one of the few motoring channels that avoided my purge because of the quality of information and well made videos.
     
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  5. zzz_pt

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    They do make very good videos although their content output hasn't been great lately.

    Another channel I regard as one of the best bike reviews / maintenance tips and general information on this topic is TheMissendenFlyer.



    Extended and comprehensive reviews. He also makes touring blogs and other types of videos. Great stuff.

    Doesn't have the same production quality of Fortnine because this is a one mane team. But information wise is just as great is not better.
     
  6. JR98

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    So one thing I've been wondering is how I'm actually supposed to get paid from ad revenue on YT. After checking my October YT review it says I have earned over $150 in ad revenue but I haven't seen any way of being able to claim it at all.

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  7. W3HS

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    Get in line...

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  8. kikie

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    I'm reviving this thread because I noticed something on the left thumb of a person making a youtube video. I warned this person to see a doctor. It is of course possible that nothing is wrong but it is better to be safe than sorry.

    This is a screenshot of the thumb in question and it is the brown line that worries me.

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  9. MatskiMonk

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    Couple of videos about YouTube (on YouTube) I find interesting...







    Destin at Smarter everyday did a series of videos on platform manipulation on Facebook and Twitter.. they make for interesting videos....





    Derek (Veritasium) also did an interesting one on Facebook..

     
  10. kikie

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    This person emailed me back to thank me because of me caring but he was already aware of the problem and had it checked out a few months ago and 14 days ago and has to keep an eye on it to see if it gets any worse.

    It is a youtube channel I like to watch.
     
  11. TexRex

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    So, yeah...I'm pretty sure YouTube is giving me recommendations for channels for which I've requested no recommendations.

    *cough* *cough* Great Big Story *cough* *cough*
     
  12. kikie

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    You need to see a doctor. You probably have a cold.
     
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  13. TexRex

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  14. Northstar

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    I like when you say you're not interested in a certain channel than they recommend something from an associated channel.

    "We noticed you don't want to see any Ted videos, perhaps you would like Tedx Talks instead!" - YouTube Algorithm

    No, Youtube, I do not...
     
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  15. TexRex

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    I went through that last week. I got a couple recommendations from obvious "clickbaity"-type channels and I promptly opted out of further recommendations from them; next time I opened the app I had a couple dozen similar channels represented.

    I get that they're trying to help bust people out of ruts--and feed "hypebeast" channels--but did it ever occur to them that a "rut" can actually be comforting?
     
  16. W3HS

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    My Google news feed does the same thing. I tell it I’m not interested in something and it insists on showing my similar cards.
     
  17. TheNuvolari

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    One of the favorite things of Youtube is to recommend me political bs when I'm watching a totally irrelevant video, say, a GTS video or random time-lapse of driving.

    Good times.
     
  18. cirno2duo

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    I miss when people were just uploading YouTube for fun and not to make themselves famous and profitable.

    People say memes/videos/etc were bad back in the day but honestly at least we didn’t polish them and manufacture things only to discard them from everyone’s mind next week.
     
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