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Old 06-25-2019, 05:00 PM   #1
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Been enjoying Project Farm. This guy tests various auto and other products for manufacturer claims, durability, value. For example he tries various oil additives to see which works best, which batteries are really the longest lasting, etc. He claims his efforts are all self or youtube funded, rather than paid for by a manufacturer. I like the tests and approaches he uses, very much like the ones I would. Besides it's just fun to see how long engines without oil, but with some Super Duper big-claims product, will run before they seize.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:53 AM   #2
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That sounds like a cool channel, GrayHare, Iíll check it out. Lately DW and I have been bingeing episodes from Lifestyle Overland, who are a young family with a 4WD SUV and an off-road tent trailer who have been exploring Canada and Alaska. Really nice scenery, and surprisingly good production values considering they do all the filming and editing themselves.

Iím also a big fan of Engineering Explained, which is focused on automotive engineering.
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Dude lives in his Jeep and travels all over the US and Canada by himself.
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DH watches Project Farm. I watch TinyKittens.
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Old 06-26-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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I've watched some Project Farm but some of it seems a bit farfetched.

There are lots of history documentaries, for whatever reason the logistics involved in WWII I find interesting, and the advances in aviation made during that time are fascinating.

Another channel I found recently is seejanedrill, one about basic tool and home maintenance stuff. Nobody knows everything and I've learned a few things from her. Another is Essential Craftsman, along similar lines.

Old TV shows are there, like Silent Service, Twelve o'clock High, Twilight Zone, and Whirlybirds to mention a few.
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I don't really have a current favorite. Have lots of favorites.

"PJ on the AT" - fellow er.org member ikubak has a channel while he is hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Other favorite channels -
photography - Thomas Heaton, Peter McKinnon
woodworking, building - rrbuildings, Ishitani furniture, Wm Walker Co, rainfall projects, Darbin Orvar
hiking - IBTat
and Shawstrength - Brian Shaw - 4 time world's strongest man
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Old 06-26-2019, 06:26 PM   #8
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Dr. K (Brendan Kavanagh, boogie woogie pianist who often dresses in costume to fool people)
and Angry Ram, pretty much self explanatory.
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GAGA Symphony https://www.youtube.com/user/GagaSymphony/featured

Buss Grease Monkey https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTe...uu-odJld157e6Q

Dr. Pimple Popper https://www.youtube.com/user/DrSandraLee

Dr Lee is my dermatologist, my surgery is a youtube video . pm me for the link if you want to see it, if you like giant lypomas. Dr Lee is the same kind and upbeat person when the camera is off.

One more Taryl fixes all. Corny, but a goldmine for DIY lawnmower and small engine repair.
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The Wander Women....3 women (aged 60 something), hiking the AT. Started in GA in February are now in CT.
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The Wander Women....3 women (aged 60 something), hiking the AT. Started in GA in February are now in CT.
I love stuff like this...real life adventure.
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Some good ones posted that I will need to check out. Here's a few random ones that I've been watching lately:

This guy repairs stringed musical instruments, and build them. I'd probably never do a repair or build like this, but I find the techniques, materials and history fascinating. He does a nice job with the production, and a little music thrown in as well:

Rosa String Works
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29...oPN0Cbw/videos

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She is way beyond my playing level, but I hope to pick up a few tips:

Aimee Nolte Music
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29...oPN0Cbw/videos

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Rick is a musician, and producer. He breaks down songs to identify what "makes them great". He has access to the raw tracks, and he will play some individual instruments in isolation, which I find fascinating. His analysis is really insightful.

Rick Beato
https://www.youtube.com/user/pegzch/videos

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'Fil' features videos of various guitar players, and breaks down their playing. I can strum a few chords, but I find it fascinating to see all the little things that go into some of these playing styles, and he covers the gamut of styles.

Wings of Pegasus

https://www.youtube.com/user/wingsofpegasusTV/videos

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On the tech side:

Jason does a fast paced, usually simple "white board" style but going into some detail on a different automotive topic in about 10 minutes.

Engineering Explained
https://www.youtube.com/user/Enginee...plained/videos

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Like the name says, you will learn something from every video. He's energetic, and does some pretty amazing stuff, often using a super high-speed camera.

SmarterEveryDay
https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2/videos

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This one is probably too sleepy/geeky for most, but he really goes into some detail of various tech. Much of it is old tech, and stuff we would see in our everyday lives (toasters, thermostats, etc), and he often covers failed tech, some stuff I recall, others failed before they hit the mainstream.

Technology Connections
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0...e0xjN6Q/videos

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I've only watched a couple, but they look pretty interesting:

Modern History TV
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMj...qPE9wBw/videos
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I'm subscribed to over 150 channels, but here are some of my favorites:

Financial Channels:

Devon Carroll, Chris Hogan, Graham Stephan, SeedTime Money, Nate O'Brien, Mike Rosehart, Two Cents, Dave Ramsey, Our Rich Journey.

Woodworking/How-To Channels:
Darbin Orvar, Matthew Cremona, Alain Vaillancourt, April Wilkerson, Frank Howarth, I Like to Make Stuff, Jackman Works, Jay Bates, Make Something. Oh, can't forget my own channel - WatsonDIY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdM...Sk9KKvg/videos.

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Fully Charged, Ask a Mortician, Joe Scott
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My newest favorite is Self Sufficient Me, which focuses on organic gardening and farming. The host is a charming, goofy, down-to-earth Aussie guy who is always fun to watch and gives me great ideas for how to do things better in my own garden.

https://www.youtube.com/user/markyv69/featured
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Been enjoying Project Farm. This guy tests various auto and other products for manufacturer claims, durability, value. For example he tries various oil additives to see which works best, which batteries are really the longest lasting, etc.
Just checked out a few Project Farm videos. They're great! Thanks for the heads up.
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My interests vary with time. You never know what you will find on Youtube.

The other day, I watched one guy making vacuum tubes by hand.

Recently, I found an Englishman speaking Russian fluently who ventured into the remote areas of Belarus and Moldova. Quite a different travel video than tourists going to Barcelona, Rome, or Paris.
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Wow, I didn't know all this stuff existed! Thanks all for the great links!
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My favorite YouTube channel is whichever one I used a few years ago that showed me how to replace a garage door spring.

I don't remember the name, but it helped me perform a task that I wasn't confident in completing on my own.
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Some good ones posted that I will need to check out. Here's a few random ones that I've been watching lately:



This one is probably too sleepy/geeky for most, but he really goes into some detail of various tech. Much of it is old tech, and stuff we would see in our everyday lives (toasters, thermostats, etc), and he often covers failed tech, some stuff I recall, others failed before they hit the mainstream.

Technology Connections
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy0...e0xjN6Q/videos



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I'm a fan of Tech Connections. Most of the time I click thinking, "I already know about this subject" and then end up learning something (or a lot of somethings) anyway!

ERD50, you might like https://www.youtube.com/user/mverdiell (CuriousMarc). (Among other computer type things) He's following (or part of?) a group of people bringing an Apollo Guidance Computer back to life. I think he's got a kid from the Space-X prog working with him. I learned about amazing stuff I'd never heard of, like core memory (and I'm an EE). Beware that the first AGC vid is pretty rough. The quality gets better in later stuff.

I also watch a ton of https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtA...liY7ko1PBhzTHA (South Main Auto). This guy goes into automotive debugging in great detail. Pulls out an oscilloscope or two frequently and has great problem solving skills.

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... ERD50, you might like https://www.youtube.com/user/mverdiell (CuriousMarc). (Among other computer type things) He's following (or part of?) a group of people bringing an Apollo Guidance Computer back to life. I think he's got a kid from the Space-X prog working with him. I learned about amazing stuff I'd never heard of, like core memory (and I'm an EE). Beware that the first AGC vid is pretty rough. The quality gets better in later stuff...
I worked with computers using core memory in the late 70s.

I looked briefly at the above AGC videos. I wonder what he will be doing with it. Even after he gets the computer running, what will be the application software to run on it?
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