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February 26th, 2019 at 10:28:53 AM permalink
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I'm thinking of making a new YouTube channel called "Fun with Math" or something like that. I plan to buy a big white board and just solve math problems and talk about how great math is. I probably will get tens of views, but who knows. Too bad I don't look like Hannah Minx or I would be getting millions of them, as she did.



It could work but I would say needs 2 things. First, it must be *FUN*. Show it in a neat way. Best example I have that is close to math is explaining how dice work. People half the time do not know that opposite sides add to 7. Really, I have been in rooms of some of the best math and computer geniuses on the planet and they do not realize this. I once made it fun enough that a half-drunk lady of the house spent over a minute flipping the dice over as if it would change the result.

Second, show the practicality. As I have often said, I never once had an algebra teacher explain a practical use for algebra. Not once. Just those "B chasing A" problems that the answer should always be written in, "if B would just have been ready to leave when her husband said they had to leave the whole problem would not matter."
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February 26th, 2019 at 10:41:16 AM permalink
I thought about starting a thread like this. Most of my viewing is youtube.

It's funny to me that someone would watch youtube and then head for the cable news and advertisements amid the sea of fun and informative content. That's like going to the buffet at Ceasars and eating a bunch of taco bell you smuggled in.

Best all around poker channel, is Doug Polk, one of the world's top players. A lot of his concepts are too advanced for smaller stakes, but you still learn some stuff and it is cool to observe the higher level thinking. Plus he is a funny guy.




My favorite channel atm is Vegetable Police. Funny enough to be a pro comedian, which he sorta is I guess. He is a diet and fitness experimenter who kind of hops from one extreme to the next. A vegan for several years, here he is eating raw chicken that has been left in an unrefrigerated jar for several weeks.



Just found What I've Learned. Short videos, with a bent towards self improvement. How we learn a foreign language, what causes mental health issues, nutrition, etc. He is just a smart guy who does his own research, so nothing is authoritative. But it can still be helpful to get an overview of hours of research in 10 mins.

EvenBob
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February 26th, 2019 at 10:41:37 AM permalink
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Add in plumbing, electric and automotive and the site damn near prints money. Just add effort.



My generator wouldn't start a few weeks
ago because I didn't run it for 6 months.
5 min on Youtube and it started on the
first pull.

It's like having all the practical knowledge
of the planet in one easily accessible place.
It's hundreds of libraries and archives in
your home. To think what I had to do just
20 years ago to find info makes me tired.

Youtube and sites like it have to advance
the evolution new discoveries like nothing
else in history.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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February 26th, 2019 at 10:50:25 AM permalink
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It's like having all the practical knowledge
of the planet in one easily accessible place.
It's hundreds of libraries and archives in
your home. To think what I had to do just
20 years ago to find info makes me tired.



YT is the biggest part of the "information superhighway."

My dad was amazed at some of what was on there. But he didn't get how it is the first thing you look at. Once I had to call him to ask something about car mechaincs and he didn't know. He calls back and asks if I "checked YouTube." He didn't get that I called him because I couldn't find it there.

Yet all the times I showed him all that was on there he still rather watched cable.
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petroglyph
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February 26th, 2019 at 11:16:22 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My generator wouldn't start a few weeks
ago because I didn't run it for 6 months.
5 min on Youtube and it started on the
first pull.

It's like having all the practical knowledge
of the planet in one easily accessible place.
It's hundreds of libraries and archives in
your home. To think what I had to do just
20 years ago to find info makes me tired.

Youtube and sites like it have to advance
the evolution new discoveries like nothing
else in history.

Funny, I just came back from the generator repairman. Mine is an Onan LP powered, so my knowledge was minimal, and access is zilch. So refreshing to encounter such a knowledgeable and honest guy. The price to replace RV generators is horrifying. But its nice to be able to go way out in the desert and have air conditioning.

I usually start mine and run it about ten minutes every month when I'm not using it.
EvenBob
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February 26th, 2019 at 11:25:17 AM permalink
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usually start mine and run it about ten minutes every month when I'm not using it.



Mine involved staring fluid and getting
access to the carb. In the 70's and 80's
you carried a can in your car at all times.
I surprised I had one and knew where
it was.
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rxwine
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February 26th, 2019 at 11:32:35 AM permalink
I suggest checking the YouTube comments section when you're looking to do or fix something. Some people will correct what the video author missed or suggest better alternatives for one or more steps.
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February 26th, 2019 at 11:53:01 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I'm thinking of making a new YouTube channel called "Fun with Math" or something like that. I plan to buy a big white board and just solve math problems and talk about how great math is. I probably will get tens of views, but who knows. Too bad I don't look like Hannah Minx or I would be getting millions of them, as she did.



Tough competition out there. Do you watch Numberphile at all? It is my go to math channel.
EvenBob
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February 26th, 2019 at 1:42:54 PM permalink
Very clever, worth the 90 sec look.
121 mil views, award nominated.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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February 26th, 2019 at 1:44:13 PM permalink
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Like this guy? He has almost a mil
subs.



He does a better job than I could. Judging by that video, I would do much more advanced stuff.
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