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The History Guy has some really interesting short (5-15 minutes each) videos about all sorts of events and topics. His voice can be a little difficult to get used to, but I think his presentation is very good.
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Highway wrote: 03 Jun 2020, 11:00 The History Guy has some really interesting short (5-15 minutes each) videos about all sorts of events and topics. His voice can be a little difficult to get used to, but I think his presentation is very good.
Yeah he's got a lot of interesting stuff that's nice an focused.
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Painboy wrote: 03 Jun 2020, 13:55
Highway wrote: 03 Jun 2020, 11:00 The History Guy has some really interesting short (5-15 minutes each) videos about all sorts of events and topics. His voice can be a little difficult to get used to, but I think his presentation is very good.
Yeah he's got a lot of interesting stuff that's nice an focused.
I'll just put this here
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He leans a little heavy into the military for my tastes. Especially as he always feels the need to genuflect over their sacrifice and service. But I like his other stuff.
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Alone on the Ice: The Best Survival Story You've Never Heard

This video has presenter David Roberts telling the story of Douglas Mawson expedition in Antarctica. It is astonishing and also FUCKING BRUTAL, especially the part about the ship.

(I did giggle at the part in his Wikipedia article that, "At the time of his death [in 1958] he had still not completed editorial work on all the papers resulting from his expedition [in 1913]." Shoutout from one procrastinator to another)
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Really interesting interview with Bernie's former press secretary who says Progressives shouldn't have to settle for Biden just because he's Not Trump.

I had to watch it twice because I spent the first time wondering if Moynihan was wearing clamdiggers.
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The Bielefeld Conspiracy:

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watch?v=XvHcZciihJw

The wikipedia summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy
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Aresen wrote: 12 Sep 2020, 11:01 The Bielefeld Conspiracy:

htt
ps://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=XvHcZciihJw

The wikipedia summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bielefeld_Conspiracy
Tangent, if you put the youtube link inside [ url ] tags, it works fine (as a link, not an embed) without being broken.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvHcZciihJw
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Interesting short video about trustworthy institutions, blockchain, and e-government in Estonia.
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Time-lapse of a downburst:

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Youtube channel of various space and moon landing footage up rezed with increased framerates using AI to interpolate the frames to 24fps, along with some frame stabilization. A lot of the old footage often having framerates as low as 6 fps. Changes what was once a grainy slideshow into something much more real.

This is probably my favorite. It's the first American space walk with Ed white. It looks both amazing and terrifying. I think it also gets across how seat of the pants the early space program was. Tin can indeed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUXyJsb ... If&index=1


I liked this one as well. It's a moon landing, EVA, and takeoff. It's weird not seeing any aerial perspective like we have on Earth. The Moon gets bigger and bigger as they get closer but you don't really have any good visual of judging the distance as it basically looks the same a few hundred meters up as it does 10 meters from the ground. The exhaust from the lander is really the only indication visually when they are about to land.
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https://youtu.be/uZlsyy3u3tg


This guy's Trump impersonations are amazing.
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Painboy wrote: 06 Oct 2020, 15:26 Youtube channel of various space and moon landing footage up rezed with increased framerates using AI to interpolate the frames to 24fps, along with some frame stabilization. A lot of the old footage often having framerates as low as 6 fps. Changes what was once a grainy slideshow into something much more real.

This is probably my favorite. It's the first American space walk with Ed white. It looks both amazing and terrifying. I think it also gets across how seat of the pants the early space program was. Tin can indeed.
That is very cool. Kind of startling now how primitive his suit looks in some ways.
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Kinda wish the video gave us a peek at a young Alex Trebek but it's still interesting. I wouldn't put it this way* but I sometimes agree.

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*I'd probably put it like Bukowski, "I don't hate audiences but I seem to feel better when they're not around".
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dead_elvis wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 22:58 Stairway to Lenin
I actually saw that on some special on PBS back in the late 90s probably, which was about making classical music relevant to the kids by making music videos for it. At the time when teen oriented reality programming was killing off the video star.
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dead_elvis wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 22:58 Stairway to Lenin
I watched it through. I doubt anyone later than Gen X would not get it.
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Aresen wrote: 16 Nov 2020, 11:51
dead_elvis wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 22:58 Stairway to Lenin
I watched it through. I doubt anyone later than Gen X would not get it.
I have to confess, watching it I felt a certain comfort in remembering a world I could understand. There might have been plenty of horrors galore but it was *our* horrors galore, not this shit going on now that I can't comprehend how people are thinking. (not to say that, like the Russians that pine for Stalin, I actually want to return to that world)
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dead_elvis wrote: 16 Nov 2020, 12:36
Aresen wrote: 16 Nov 2020, 11:51
dead_elvis wrote: 15 Nov 2020, 22:58 Stairway to Lenin
I watched it through. I doubt anyone later than Gen X would not get it.
I have to confess, watching it I felt a certain comfort in remembering a world I could understand. There might have been plenty of horrors galore but it was *our* horrors galore, not this shit going on now that I can't comprehend how people are thinking. (not to say that, like the Russians that pine for Stalin, I actually want to return to that world)
I feel you. Though if you take a step back, the current moment is astonishingly free of horrors relative to any other time in the past. Perhaps that is the problem. People seem to need horrors to rally against, and if there aren't any close at hand they need to manufacture some.
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It's old, but worth a snicker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If3wzG43PD8
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