Re: YouTube Tip

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All that to trick us into watching a swimming video?


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:18 PM
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"We Irish enjoy"

That would be the Too-rah-Lur?


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:19 PM
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Pacing!


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:20 PM
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2 is rather brilliant.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:22 PM
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fmt=18 still isn't that great. Wonder if they have an even better fmt code hidden away somewhere.


Posted by: Becks | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:23 PM
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can't say i noticed a difference.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:23 PM
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5,6: Really? It looks dramatically different to me.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:24 PM
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5,6,7: The format code works inconsistently on different systems, at present. I think. Also not all videos have been re-encoded in the high quality format.

The two look the same to me.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:26 PM
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I could see an improvement with the other format when I looked at the advertisements.

This was all to trick us into watching the same swimming video TWICE!

Ogged's last name is Clancy or Makem?


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:27 PM
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The two look the same to me.

Are you all crazy about everything? They look soooo different.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:27 PM
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&fmt=6 also might work.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:27 PM
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Here's some background on how it works.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:28 PM
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10: They look soooo different on your system because they are different. They look the same on my system because they are the same.


Posted by: Hamilton-Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:30 PM
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The sweaters being worn in the the embedded video don't look very Irish to me; I don't want to be incendiary, but they look English. Perhaps that perception is an artifact of the poor quality of the video, though.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:31 PM
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Come over here so I can give you a slap.

The rest of you now have a better understanding of this.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:33 PM
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English!? Next you'll say they are Welsh. Sweaters.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:36 PM
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That Danny Boy was fantastic. Plus, it reminded me to order a Muppet Show collection for my god-daughter.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:39 PM
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I'm even using XP at the moment. Can't blame apple.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:43 PM
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Plus, it reminded me to order a Muppet Show collection for my god-daughter.

I got the first two seasons for my daughter (hem hem). I'd forgotten how much the show mixed elements of what now would be considered standard kid's show format with a whole bunch of other styles. Notably, old music-hall/Gilbert & Sullivan type songs that were added for the slightly longer UK shows (including a few my grandfather used to sing), and other things. It was really the last, inspired gasp of the Variety Show -- with puppets -- rather than a children's show.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:46 PM
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Juiced.

The singers, I mean.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:48 PM
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Juiced.

The singers, I mean.

Both sets. Invidious ethnic stereotypes.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 12:53 PM
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15, 16: But those are examples of exactly what the "Clancy" brothers' sweaters don't look like.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:00 PM
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That's nice of YouTube. Too bad they refuse to let maybe half the videos loaded on my college connection go through.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:01 PM
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That's nice of YouTube. Too bad they refuse to let maybe half the videos loaded on my college connection go through.

What does this mean? I highly doubt that YouTube knows that people from your college as such watch or upload videos...


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:07 PM
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Summertime hat buying tip: go someplace there's Cubans.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:17 PM
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25: Invidious ethnic stereotypes.

Adapted rant from The Commitments: The Irish are the blacks of Europe. And Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland. And the Northside Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. And the Muppets are the blacks of Northside. And Beaker is the black of the Muppets. So say it once, say it loud: meep-meep meep-meepmeep-meep.

The Clancy Brothers ain't the blacks of anywhere, which lends support to Tim's theory.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:26 PM
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26 to 21, insofar as it's a response to anything...


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:27 PM
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The poor are the Negroes of Europe, Slack.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:27 PM
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Jimmy Rabbitte sounds a lot less eloquent in the age of the banlieue riots, it's true.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:28 PM
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can't watch utube at work :(
coz very slow loading
test
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRo4orZs-Kw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRo4orZs-Kw&fmt=18


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:29 PM
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What does this mean? I highly doubt that YouTube knows that people from your college as such watch or upload videos...

My college connection is much, much faster than my home connection, and yet maybe half the time I try to watch a video, it won't load. This happens to many other people too.

My conspiracy theory is that YouTube is trying to save on bandwidth by randomly screwing over their most loyal and intense users (it's not as if college students are going to stop using YouTube, after all), though it's probably just a problem with my college's connection.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 1:57 PM
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Embedded video almost invariably craps out on me within about forty seconds, no matter what system or site I'm viewing it on. The two exceptions so far have been this terrible Clancy Brothers video, and the Schultz/Stossel video from the Best Unfogged Post Ever.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 2:55 PM
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maybe (probably) it's just my horrid vision, but they look roughly the same to me.


Posted by: bend | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 3:34 PM
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I'd love to screw some of You-Tubes "most loyal and intense users" in the college crowd, especially the ones who make videos titled "College girls [something something something]."


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 6:36 PM
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My conspiracy theory is that YouTube is trying to save on bandwidth by randomly screwing over their most loyal and intense users (it's not as if college students are going to stop using YouTube, after all), though it's probably just a problem with my college's connection

Your college is probably traffic shaping YouTube down to some small fraction of their total egress bandwidth. It's what I'd do if I were them. Bittorrent and P2P apps too.


Posted by: water moccasin | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 9:13 PM
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I'm surprised to find out there's a good Unfogged post, let alone a best one ever.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 9:40 PM
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Your college is probably traffic shaping YouTube down to some small fraction of their total egress bandwidth. It's what I'd do if I were them. Bittorrent and P2P apps too.

Hm. This makes sense. I guess there isn't a huge filesharing population, then, since I could (in the days of Oink) get a Mb/sec.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 10:15 PM
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Hey, Ogged you're right! Look how awesome this looks now:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaP9eiWuX3s&fmt=18


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 11:02 PM
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36: Oh, it's true. Best Unfogged post ever. Generations to come will scarce believe that something that funny was blogged upon this Earth.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 11:31 PM
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('Course, the first video isn't available any more, which sort of blunts the effect.)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 03-22-08 11:35 PM
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Wow. That's awesome. I saw Liam Clancy and Makem at Bishop Ford high school in brooklyn in like 1981. A whole part of my maudlin cultural heritage that I'd kind of lost touch with. Then again, my kids think the Pogues are children's music.


Posted by: benton | Link to this comment | 03-23-08 8:54 PM
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It is awesome! I'm glad someone liked it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-23-08 8:56 PM
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