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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848
YouTube was once also part of the old innocent, creative and fun internet when at worst people would make a video in the hopes of it getting viral. But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : >forcing people to move to Goolag account to keep their channels and their videos >complying with copyrightniggers as part of the mutual ass-kissing with the government >giving monetary incentives to "content creators" , aka self-important e-celeb faggots, which drawn greedy normalfag scum and later on were removed which in turn force these greedy normalfags to beg for Patreon gibs and get sponsorships to advertise even more shit on youtube >adding ads in the middle of the fucking video as if it was cable tv >letting big cable tv channels having accounts on youtube >removing full albums and songs from non-corporate music channels and reupload them as separate songs by a fucking bots >increasing censorship and removing comments and videos >disorganizing the comments section into a complete messy shitshow >usless redesigning of the site over and over again >changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Let's reminisce of YouTube better days, whether it was a specific channel or video and so on...
I miss YouTube Poops.
Favorite Classic (1-100) AVGN episode? Mine is probably Plumbers Don't Wear Ties closely followed by Lester The Unlikely (even if the game itself isn't that bad).
>>850 Plumbers Don't Wear Ties, maybe. I think it was the first one I ever saw, although that was only a few years ago. I avoided those videos during their heyday but have come to find the old ones pretty decent (but not mind-blowing or anything).
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My earliest usage of youtube was probably around 2006-2007, when I discovered it through another video sharing website called aniboom, which was geared towards animation. One of my favorite videos from there was called The Red Button; a silly 3D animation under a minute long that never failed to make me laugh. It was one of many videos that introduced me to the online world of independent users making 3D animations at home, which I didn't know was possible since the only independent animations I've seen were made in flash. I downloaded so many videos at the time using realplayer (remember that?) and still have them to this day on my old HDD, I can dump some if there's interest... Over time a lot of the animations on aniboom made their way to youtube which became the sole go-to video platform, until aniboom eventually shut down sometime in the 2010s. But I'd say the biggest appeal of youtube to me was that it was the "online MTV". See, my country didn't have MTV or any MTV-like channels, music videos were only occasionally shown on public television during a specific block and that was it. So being able to watch my favorite music videos at any time, on repeat, was a whole new world to me. Reminder that there's a clone of old school youtube called vidlii, complete with the old player, the star rating system, and video responses! I still don't get the purpose of video responses to be frank but they're probably useful to some people. The vidlii player is pretty smooth and the website is lightweight, so maybe people will gradually flock to it? Note that by "people" I mean creators who don't care about monetization and only want to share their content. >>849 Same here! I recall the latest ytps I've seen were frozen ones around 2013-2014, I wonder if they're still up or got copyright shoah'ed?
>>852 >Same here! I recall the latest ytps I've seen were frozen ones around 2013-2014, I wonder if they're still up or got copyright shoah'ed? I can recall several I thought were really funny that must have been taken around close to a decade ago, so it wouldn't surprise me.
Also, I still love the Tourette's Guy.
>>852 Unfortunately, while vidlii does look nice, it is quite modern in the sense that a large chunk of functionality simply doesn't work without javascript. Most importantly, the videos themselves do not work.
>>858 Videos work perfectly on my end, you probably need to re-enable JS. Note that JS is absolutely necessary for functionality as flash is unsupported by browsers and cannot be used, so a 1:1 copy of "flash youtube" is not possible. Vidlii could just embed the video files themselves on the page using HTML5 but that would be nothing like og youtube.
I found/used youtube pretty late in the game, but still before the forced goolag account. In my defense, I listend to music (albums) on Radio3Net and watched videos on Megaupload/videos and Divx stream (I think that's how it was called) RIP. I was given a task in middle school to make videos using (good ol') Windows Movie Maker and upload it to youtube, so of course like any respected weeabo I made AMVs which were long copyrightstriked by goolag and my non goolag account was deleted. Shockingly, my two favorite AMVs still exist somehow >Akira - Come Out and Play by The Offspring https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Uwcn5jNFIuo 80's anime, 90's song , uploaded/made in the 2000's- perfection! >Death Note - Every Me And Every You by Placebo https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Wb5sxPKKN28 I was obsessed with both Death Note and Placebo at that time, great band until they went full emo and great anime until Near showed up . It also worth mentioning ashens channel as one of the oldest youtube channels that stayed the same despite all the bs youtube pulling and the internet becoming more cancerous in general. >>852 >vidlii I was almost fooled to believe that it's completely pre-cancer/cancer free site! They do follow the copyright mafia rules, but considering how obscure it is I doubt copyrightniggers looking after it. I mean I saw there are full anime episodes on bitchute and they're probably bigger than vidlii. >I still don't get the purpose of video responses It's adding value to the overall experience and it can be fun to interact either with the other people who also watch it or the creator of the video. >maybe people will gradually flock to it? Note that by "people" I mean creators who don't care about monetization and only want to share their content Hopefully! P.S. Thanks for mentioning this site, I'll try to visit it more often. >>858 Is it even possible to watch any online video without javashit? >>862 >flash From my poor understanding, flash wasn't that secure either even before it's end-of-life.
>>863 >They do follow the copyright mafia rules All websites do nowadays, it's illegal to intentionally host copyrighted material and anyone who goes against that is guaranteed to get v&. On the bright side they're small enough not to be a target of DMCAs, so they can turn a blind eye as long as the content doesn't get reported. >Is it even possible to watch any online video without javashit? Yes it's possible thanks to HTML5. You know when you open a video on julay or any of the imageboards? It's streaming without JS, just embedding the video file itself into the page using pure HTML and letting the browser handle it... That being said, no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. >flash wasn't that secure either even before it's end-of-life You're correct.
>>864 >no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. They could allow a skinned player with a "direct link" link in the description as a backup option. Considering that some of the tabs and links require javascript as well, even though they could be implemented in HTML/Javascript, I doubt the site developers even put much thought into why a player should be javascript-only. It's probably just yet another case of web developers being web developers.
>>865 Once upon a time, there existed media players in the form of NPAPI plugins, allowing pretty much the same things a javascript-based player allows. But due to some strange reasoning, NPAPI must be banned because Flash is junk... Imagine if in 2020 we could've used an open sourve ffmpeg-based plugin to watch videos, instead of relying on megabytes of minimized javascript.
I remember early youtube's flash player freezing and crashing all the damn time, but it wasn't quite as shitty as all the other video sharing websites of the day (remember when they all used embedded WMP/real player/quicktime?), which I think is why it initially won out. Youtube still feels like part of the "new web" to me though. By 2007-2008 it had hit the mainstream in full force, you started hearing about youtube and other websites (not least 4chan) in the news and on TV/radio all the time, and celebrities started attaching themselves to it to be "down with the kidz" and keep themselves relevant. I remember there being a strong "oh shit, the internet as we knew it is dead" sentiment at the time, and lots of discussions everywhere about how "the internet sucks now". And it did suck, but not as much as it would later suck.
>>873 >Youtube still feels like part of the "new web" to me though. I agree, even if a lot of the stuff on there in the early days felt a lot closer to the old Internet in character than it does today. >And it did suck, but not as much as it would later suck. I feel nostalgia even for the early 2010s, although that's really just due to that being the period when I started regularly going on imageboards instead of just reading about them on Encyclopedia Dramatica.
>>874 When it comes to the web I think it's too black-and-white to say that the early 2010s sucked. It did suck in some ways, but due to inertia, I would say that some aspects of the modern web were at their finest at that time. At that point, YouTube was already really big, so you could find a lot of content, but mainstream media hadn't jumped on board yet, so there was less censorship. Videos didn't suffer from buffering any more, picture quality was HD, and e-celebs got money from ads rather than from superchats and VPN shilling. It was like getting the benefits of modernity without too many of the downsides, unless my memory is playing tricks on me. You were even discouraged to use your real name for privacy reasons.
>>864 They could just have an onion site or host it in country where they give a rat's ass about copyrights like Russia. I tried to check Vidlii again, more through this time, it seems to be too niche to have any interesting and unique content...but maybe I didn't search properly, any video recommendations? >>873 >Youtube still feels like part of the "new web" Did you start using the internet in the 90's? I started in early 2000's so for me it's not the case. >>875 >it's too black-and-white to say that the early 2010s sucked It was the early process of the decline, so it wasn't completely bad as you pointed, it still had some merits. >At that point, YouTube was already really big, so you could find a lot of content, but mainstream media hadn't jumped on board yet, so there was less censorship True, it was still good period for youtube, you could also watch complete episodes from shows. Not to mention, independent animation was thriving. >and e-celebs got money from ads rather than from superchats and VPN shilling. It was definitely better, however, probably like many I was disgusted and shocked they start doing video ads like cable TV. >You were even discouraged to use your real name for privacy reasons Can you imagine anyone doing this besides "schizos"? To this very day it's mind-blowing me how it became the complete opposite; "post every bit of real information on yourself", truly scary and frightening.
>>903 The thing with VidLii is that there's a lot of potential but not enough people on there If more people joined up and made videos for it, it'd probably be more popular and be sort of an apolitical alternative to YouTube and avoid the stigma of places like BitChute I'd say doing old-school videos like AMV's and slideshow tribute stuff would go a long way in building VidLii since they don't have the automated copyright bots YouTube has.
>>904 The potential for vidlii to become a youtube or even bitchute alternative is zero, because its model is much different and also normalfag-repellent, thankfully. As a free user: - You cannot monetize your videos. - You cannot upload 16:9 videos. - Any video you upload will be downscaled to 360p & its framerate capped at 30 fps. All in the good spirit of keeping it /retro/ of course... These restrictions can be lifted by paying up and becoming a vidlii partner, which is not a bad thing at all considering the owner is the opposite of woke and allows plenty of shit on the website. >I'd say doing old-school videos like AMV's and slideshow tribute stuff would go a long way in building VidLii since they don't have the automated copyright bots YouTube has. Now that's a good idea. Only dedicated people who want to make videos for the fun of it will do this, plenty of potential for new ytps too.
>>905 I have some music videos saved, maybe I'll upload them.
>>905 Agreed, YouTube's too big to replace but I think VidLii is the place to go if you want to actually have fun again making videos or revive old YouTube stand-bys like AMV's, YTP's, slideshow tributes, or just simple rants and musings with no real political or monetary aims
So what does the end of Flash mean for preserving YouTube videos exactly? I know nothing about this stuff.
>>910 If I'm not mistaken, Flash video files are just regular video files in a different container. Most decent video players should be able to play them. I'm not aware of any issues that it would cause from preservation standpoint.
>>911 Okay, that's good to know. I just heard that old websites that relied on Flash were hard to archive and unfortunately have largely been lost to time.
>>848 this was a comfy channel. Shame that a lot of content was lost. https://www.youtube.com/user/hobbexp/videos
Finally, another Tourettes Guy video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KacGg9aec
>>918 Wow, I actually remember this guys channel. pretty odd seeing someone who didn't have alot of subscribers posted here, had no idea most of the videos were deleted
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>>848 >>changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Looks like they might remove the dislikes function making it even worse then before.
>>1038 Ha! Gayyyy! I wish that dumpster fire of a site would go the way of MySpace. Sadly, it's the standard among video sharing sites. I don't see that changing anytime soon.
>>1038 i'd love to see youtube go full retard and become disney-channel-level-family-friendly. Normalscum would stay, but anyone who really values their time would go searching for alternatives, therefore populating alternative video-sharing-sites. Youtube fags would be ignorant and happy, and we would have a thriving community of content creators, that could make good videos for people that appreciate them.
>>1038 Dislikes in the comments are already completely useless anyway. It was only a matter of time.
>>1048 What's even the point having the thumbs-down feature for comments at all anymore? To give people the illusion of control?
>>1052 >What's the point of the world's single-largest psychological profiling Big Tech/Gov organization creating psychological profiling knobs and sliders in their sheeple drone interfaces? Anon, some things are too mysterious, and just aren't meant to be understood in this world.
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Oh how the times have changed...
I wish i could actually quit using youtube, but i've been using it since almost the very beginning and i'm addicted. At least there's stuff like NewPipe.
>>1062 Well, at the very least use youtube-dl to retrieve the videos you want to watch instead of through the browser. That will will cut down on their profiling of you to report to their partners & the feds a bit. You can even use it across Tor.
>>1062 >quit using youtube You can delete your account but you can never really stop watching the videos on there, youtube has all the videos of the internet whether we like it or not. The best you can do is leech off of it using a private service like invidio.us that strips away the google cancer. PeerTube is showing a lot of promise and there are already several good instances, it could easily replace youtube but mostly in privacy-conscious circles. I heard it has live streaming now too so that's a huge plus.
>>1064 Yeah, it's going to be hard for anything to replace YouTube for the general public when it's become the de-facto standard.
>>1064 What if someone made a PeerTube instance that filled with a lot of old YouTube videos?
>>1080 It would be a nice tribute website, that's like a more feature-rich VidLii. It would need a lot of server space though, gotta make room for all those YTPs!
>>1081 I feel like the problem with these alternative video services is the lack of familiar content. Maybe if we populate it with something familiar then people will use it.
>850 It's a toss up between Spiderman, Sega CD/32x, and Plumbers Don't Wear Ties.
>>1080 I like this idea.
>>1112 I download any old YouTube videos from 2005 - 2010 so I could make a PeerTube instance out of it. If you have any old videos in mind you can link them here if you want.
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>Youtube app asked me to confirm my age with my id or a credit card when i wanted to watch an age restricted video
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>>1122 Jesus. It's gotten that bad?
>>1122 >Do not post your name, identity, or age on the internet >The largest tech companies in the world ask for your name, identity, and age We really need to break from this.
>>1122 use an invidio instance mate I fucking hate modern jewgle
>>1122 (checked) You're in Europe right? Soon this will be the fate of all users globally, use invidio.us today! >>1125 How prophetic...
>>1129 >You're in Europe right? Soon this will be the fate of all users globally, use invidio.us today! I try to use Invidious but find that it is breaks a lot and isn't a very fluid experience.
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>>1126 >>1129 I usually do but the browser is draining my shitty phone's battery like crazy when I watch videos. But I'm getting tired of the shitty ads too, there are so many of them. I know there are alternative apps without any of that shit but I dont want some chink botnet on my phone.
>>1125 Holy shit. Battle Network was ahead of its time
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>>848 I just wish I could find even half the videos I watched back in 2007~2009. The only ones easy to find (assuming no copyright kikery) are old memes or gameplay footage of popular games at the time (WoW, MapleStory, Runescape, etc) I watched a bunch of videos that called out shitty Youtube policies that were not only ignored, but have gotten worse in the decade since then. I know ChiCity's Youtube Exposed gets reposted a lot, but there were other similar videos from smaller channels that went way more in-depth. (Even in 2009 channels were complaining the front page was mostly the same channels, Youtube pushing hard for Chrome, etc.)
>>1152 Have you tried searching through archive.org? Like the main archive and not the wayback machine?.. They regularly archive youtube videos and have been doing so since the early 2010s from what I remember.
>>1152 There are some YTPs I remember watching, and it sucks knowing that I'll probably never be able to track them down.
>>1156 >>1152 If you do happen to find these please post the link to them. I have been archiving YouTube videos offline and would like to archive any early videos I can.
Guys please check this out. It's a userscript I just installed for youtube and it makes the video player interface look a lot nicer/older. https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/976-youtube-right-side-description It's funny how a small thing like this has actually given me quite a bit of satisfaction. If any of you install it and like it too I'd be happy. I didn't make the script by the way. props to the guy who did.
>>1201 Neat idea, but given how soulless YT is I don't think a facelift like this will actually accomplish anything; the underlying algorithm ensures that all the related videos will be filled with modern cancer regardless of what the HTML elements look like. I just use an Invidious front-end to cut out all the bloat and remove the comments/recommended videos/other cancer. I have to put up with modern YT to watch footage at 60FPS but that doesn't happen too often.
>>1258 YouTube is getting to be a bigger and bigger pain to use. Lately I've been having trouble watching NSFW content, and none of the alternatives have worked (including Invidious).
>>1260 Did you try genmirror.com? You need an adblocker though.
>>1261 That didn't really work for some of the videos I tested, but thanks.
>>1264 Give me some video links and I'll see what I can do
>>1265 I've actually tried one of the videos again with a different browser, and now it looks like it's working. I've noticed that some site work better when I'm using a Chromium-epic browser than a Firefox-epic one.
>>1266 >Chromium-epic >Firefox-epic Huh? someone put a word filter to replace "ba­sed" with "epic"?
>>1266 >>1276 Why would there be a filter for that? I've seen it used on imageboards for years before normalfags started using it.
>>1288 >I've seen it used on imageboards for years before normalfags started using it. Only since the early 2010s when somebody starting pushing Lil B's forced meme onto 4chan. That was far from the site's heyday and it was annoying as fuck at the time (at least to me). Its ironic usage around the time of GG was kinda funny, but the subsequent MAGA/Kekistani/Qtard movements adopted it unironically, and then people started using it satirically to mock those groups. As always with "pretending to be retarded", more people came along who didn't realize the mockery was mockery, and just took it at face value. Now there's probably a whole generation of people who think that "b*sed", "smug pepe", and "wojak edited to mock a stereotype the poster doesn't like" are core components of imageboard and Internet culture. And these days it's arguably true. But thankfully this board isn't about "these days". Sage for depressing 2010s and 2020s shit on a Y2K nostalgia board.
>>1276 It looks like it. >>1289 I only started posting on imageboards in the early 2010s, but I agree. Even "redpilled" people who claim to hate rap culture will still speak in rap slang, and completely unironically a lot of the time too. Things have gotten even worse since then as far as the annoying buzzwords go. All the lame zoomer/late millennial may-may lingo that saturates everything nowadays can be almost unbearable.
>>1276 Oops. I wanted to filter out the modern "chan lingo", but I guess its better to just add a new rule for that (I believe thats how it was back on /y2k/ too)
>>1291 Funny thing is that this is almost exactly how /y2k/ was, right down to the way they initially had a bunch of filters until they started interfering with people's posts.
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>>1290 >All the lame zoomer/late millennial may-may lingo that saturates everything nowadays can be almost unbearable. That's not very pogchamp of you, bruh.
>>1290 Rap slang has been popular with wiggers since the 80s, and you can go back even further if you include jive talk; one of the only complaints that can't be thrown at it is that it's a new phenomenon. To name some examples that were everywhere in the 90s and 2000s (not least on 4chan), consider: "nigga", "playa", "gangsta", "bitches", "hoes", "pimp", "balla", "booty", "mofo", "muthafucka", "crib", "fool", "homie", "da", "yo", "fo shizzle", "bitch ass __", and "shorty". The above were all heavily featured in most rap records at a time when rap was significantly more mainstream than it is today, and they were widely repeated across all areas of popular culture. "B*sed" on the other hand was the definition of "forced meme"; there was only ever one rapper using it, that rapper was hardly known to anyone outside of a small cult following, and the small group of people (if not a single highly-autistic individual) initially pushing it on 4chan was very obviously trying to force it into catching on.
>>1298 >To name some examples that were everywhere in the 90s and 2000s (not least on 4chan), consider: "nigga", "playa", "gangsta", "bitches", "hoes", "pimp", "balla", "booty", "mofo", "muthafucka", "crib", "fool", "homie", "da", "yo", "fo shizzle", "bitch ass __", and "shorty". Those all sound stupid too, but at least it was obvious that the people using them were joking if they weren't complete wiggers.
>>1299 What rubbish. Criticizes 4cuck maymays while unironically spouting off one of the worst of them. Practically gay hapa shit right there, little friend. You have to go back.
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>>1300 What the hell are you even talking about?
>>1299 >"shorty" What's wrong with that? it's a centennial nickname for short, stocky dudes, and serves as a direct translation for tons of like-minded nicknames all over the world.
>>1302 The problem is that's not the way it's used in rap culture. It's mostly used in reference to women.
>>1300 >he thinks "wiggers" is a cuckchan meme You have no right to call anyone else a newfag. >>1302 >short, stocky dudes The niggerism means "short, hot woman." It's usually pronounced "shawty."
>>1303 >>1304 Oooh i see, well that changes it significantly, locally we use it to refer to short people who hate being short or pretend they are not aka "Napoleonic" in nature.
>>1305 If only it meant what it should mean and used to mean.
>>1258 the facelift definitely helps me enjoy it more when I do have to use it. I also installed a userscript that lets me blacklist any channel or user and it helps a lot. And I recently installed a script that makes it so that if I click the youtube logo, it goes to my subscriptions page. It goes a long way to remove the cancer but not all the way, but it's pretty nice
>>1298 >Rap slang has been popular with wiggers since the 80s, Seems about right. >"shorty". I'm sorry, but what are you talking about? The only thing I can think of is the song "Mr. Shorty" by Marty Robbins... surely that isn't what you're talking about? In fact, don't even explain it to me--if it's one more negro/wigger word I do *not* know, that's fine by me. >>1300 I genuinely cannot understand what you're trying to say here. >>1294 Typing like a zoomer should just be banned here even if it's ironic, IMHO. Me? I've made an effort to cut out all negro talk from my vocabulary for what little has crept in. When I was younger I thought it was cool to say "nigga"... it really just makes you sound stupid. Of course, I still say "nigger" quite a lot, but even then I think I curse way too often.
>>848 thoughts on vidlii? https://www.vidlii.com
>>1487 >Ctrl+F "vidlii" >16 results Read before posting. >>852 >>858 >>862 >>863 >>903 >>904 >>905 >>908 >>1081
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>>1058 >>1491 >>1124 I remember how in school they taught us and warn us not to share our real information on the internet and then less than a decade governmentniggers and corporateniggers were able to connivance the gullible normalfags otherwise...
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>>1623 >>1623 >>1623 I recall watching a documentary that people in East Germany after its unification were amazed at the depth of information that was obtained from people without their consent. How would those people respond given the fact that the same level of information if not more is given freely.
>>1623 I still remember as a kid playing the WinXP games (Checkers, Hearts, etc) and being amazed I could play online with strangers and "chat" using the pre-selected messages. My mom was worried about 8-year-old me talking to strangers online until my dad and I assured her there was no way to communicate any personal information. Years later I'm now having to tell her not to give her real name, email, phone, etc to random websites unless absolutely necessary. She's genuinely clueless how she gets so much spam while the little spam I get is filtered 90-95% of the time. I cut down on this further by using a contact email that's only used for communicating with people. My former email I use now for "important" web signups like Amazon, Google, etc. It gets a little spam because Amazon gives your email to their sellers, but it's nothing unmanageable. I also have a 3rd email that's basically my spam email. I don't get notifications for it and rarely check it because almost everything it gets is spam, but it's great when websites I don't trust need an email and I can't use the typical temp email sites.
>>1624 Poor Gayhole. >>1627 How does someone go from knowing stuff like that to forgetting it? Does it just come from repeating whatever the surrounding culture tells you without actually thinking things through? Or is it just something to do with aging affecting the mind? I've wondered about this.
>>1134 if you have an android look up YouTube Vanced, it blocks all ads, has background playback, and lets you watch videos while signed in with a jewgle account but doesn't actually tell them what videos you're watching. my watch history has been frozen in time for months now.
>>1629 >Does it just come from repeating whatever the surrounding culture tells you without actually thinking things through? Yes, that's how the NPC mind works. That's why the Jewish media operates the way it does.
>>848 >But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : Nothing lasts forever OP. Even the best things in life have to end eventually. Like the Holy Roman Empire for example.
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>>1727 To put things into perspective, the Holy Roman Empire lasted 1000 years after it's inception from the coronation of Charlemagne (Whomst was a German man mind you). It lasted more than most empires stay on their feet. So just food for thought over your feelings OP. I hope this information helped you out>>1727 >>1727
>>1727 My post got all messed up for some reason
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>>1717 I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like to be someone like that. Not to sound like a pompous snob, but that mindset feels like that of another species to me.
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>>1732 There's something spiritually damaging about the media used to condition NPCs. Vid related is a great example that I saved a few years ago because it mixes together everything that NPCs use to blast their brains into paste: sex, wealth, and the banality of everyday life, all exaggerated to obscene levels. I'm not too familiar with Baudrillard's writing, but I think this is similar to what he would call a simulacra - something that means nothing except its literal value. No artistic merit, no deeper allegory, no beauty, no inspiration to better oneself. Every single shot is a jagged jump cut that assault's the viewer. All noise, all the time. Stuff like this is force-fed to hundreds of millions of people every day by YT algorithms, and they simply don't have the IQ to recognize it for what it is and defend themselves against it by not watching it. They see a thumbnail with some guy making a fear grimace and giant block text and they just click on it because they might as well be animals. Same principle as a supernormal stimulus, which is a term you should learn if you haven't already. It's easy to hate them (I don't want to sound like a pompous snob either) but I think it's mostly a byproduct of the information age. In medieval times, people wouldn't be exposed to anything resembling this, and they would get their cultural and spiritual foundations from their churches and families. As religion and deeper spiritual meanings are ripped out of public life and people are allowed to choose their own ways, materialism wins out because it's literally right in front of people and requires nothing but the basic faculty of vision or hearing.
>>1733 >It's easy to hate them (I don't want to sound like a pompous snob either) but I think it's mostly a byproduct of the information age. In medieval times, people wouldn't be exposed to anything resembling this, and they would get their cultural and spiritual foundations from their churches and families. As religion and deeper spiritual meanings are ripped out of public life and people are allowed to choose their own ways, materialism wins out because it's literally right in front of people and requires nothing but the basic faculty of vision or hearing In a sense it's really not their fault. I'm no radical traditionalist or fascist, but I think that Julius Evola and Adolf Hitler were right when they commented on the feminine nature of the masses. "Feminine" not in the sense of being effeminate, but in the sense of being passive and formless without higher direction. And the higher direction they submit to nowadays has no interest in doing anything other than filling their heads with garbage. Those at the top of the social pecking order have, as a general rule, always wanted to keep people stupid and powerless; in the past, though, they were much more limited in how they could go about doing it. But due to the huge leaps forward that science and technology have been making, there are fewer and fewer obstacles to prevent them from doing so. I don't see any viable solutions either. If power comes from the top down, then that invalidates the bottom-up conception of power that modern democracy is based on. Something like Urbit could help fix a lot of the problems of the current Internet if the claims of its adherents hold up to scrutiny, but wide-ranging social reform isn't going to happen without having backing from some faction of renegade "elites" or another.
>>1138 lol no it's just an edit, the original dialogue was from the game Deus Ex >>1140 In reality, Mega Man Battle Network is a silly game about battling robots and solving problems on the interwebs, although it predicted the whole IoT "EVERYTHING HAS A SMART COMPUTER INSIDE OF IT" shit
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IT JUST KEEP GETTING WORSE https://archive.is/9MC88 >>Starting July 23, 2021, older Unlisted videos will be made Private unless you opt out from this change. This is part of a security update to Unlisted videos that were uploaded before January 1, 2017. Unlisted content uploaded on or after January 1, 2017 is unaffected by this change. In other words, almost all the youtube videos that are worth watching will be practically deleted. Hopefully, the folks at invidious will be able to overcome and/or at least it will increase the competition for youtube alternatives as goolag clearly wants to kill it for good.
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>>1806 Fug. But I dunno, invidious seems like it's on its last legs and will probably follow hooktube soon. As for jewtube alternatives, Dailymotion is surprisingly still around and has a lot of content long deleted from jewtube. Same with Vimeo. Though who knows for how long they will survive in the CY∞ climate.
>>1806 Mind posting the original link Anon? I can't access this archive.today link hidden behind the (((compromised))) Great Cuckflare Wall. If you'll post the original, then at least I can look it up on Wayback. TIA.
>>1812 I see. So, looks like it's already happened today huh?
>>1815 Naturally. You think jewgle will ever give you heads up in advance to prepare?
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>>1806 What absolute faggots.
vidlii seems pretty cute, but I'm trying to figure out a way to downsize videos myself before uploading them so that the end result isn't as awful, but so far no luck. I try downscaling them to 360p and using low bitrate but once uploaded they look and sound even worse.
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>>1122 >hit up NSFWYoutube >error: this video is age-restricted and only available on YouTube
>>1122 Can't you use an invidio instance? Otherwise just post a fake id, they're not the fucking government (even though the gov is behind them)
>>1849 I just noticed that. That really sucks
>>1849 It's been like that for a while now. It really chaps my hide.
>>1807 >invidious seems like it's on its last legs and will probably follow hooktube soon What? Why? Surely not just because the lead developer opted out. I've been using invidious as my default YT interface for a couple years now, and it's about the same as it ever was.
>>873 >bo burnham I'm glad that it's not just me noticing that things have actually gotten darker.
Looks like they removed the option to sort videos by oldest, newest and most popular on the app. I just don't understand why they keep removing simple features like this.
>>1972 the collective will decide your playlist, brother DO NOT TOUCH THAT DIAL DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (oops. too long a sentence) DO NOT EVEN THINK
>>1972 Youtube prioritizes corporate channels, so their videos will fill any video feeds. Sort by newest was useful for finding smaller channels.
>>1972 >>2001 invidious still lets you narrow results by day, week and month.
>>2003 Invidious works for people not using app based devices. People using computers can easily bypass the dumbed-down app interface, but normies live in the app ecosystem. Many of them are completely unaware that their viewing options are being boxed in.

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