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  • Bill Does Stuff
    Bill Does Stuff 13 minutes ago

    Fun fact, I used Samsung VCR's well into the '90s, for that reason. They were absolutely immune to Macrovision. Other brands like Sharp were not. So the one Macrovision affected, the Sharp, was the master and the Samsung was the slave and recorded anything you threw at it. I was so desperate to keep them by the end, I got one repaired. Turned out to be just an RCA jack. There was some other knock off of Macrovision back then too. Very small I believe, only used on B-Movies, but I do remember a second system. Likely based on exactly the same idea, because old VCR's and Samsungs just laughed in it's face too.

  • Thatgiftguy
    Thatgiftguy 37 minutes ago

    A girl.... AND a gamer? Whoa mama! Hummina hummina hummina bazooooooooing! *eyes pop out* AROOOOOOOOGA! *jaw drops tongue rolls out* WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF *tongue bursts out of the mouth uncontrollably leaking face and everything in reach* WURBLWUBRLBWURblrwurblwurlbrwubrlwburlwbruwrlblwublr *tiny cupid shoots an arrow through heart* Ahhhhhhhhhhh me lady... *heart in the shape of a heart starts beating so hard you can see it through shirt* ba-bum ba-bum ba-bum ba-bum ba-bum *milk truck crashes into a bakery store in the background spiling white liquid and dough on the streets* BABY WANTS TO FUCK *inhales from the gas tank* honka honka honka honka *masturabtes furiously* ohhhh my gooooodd~

  • Felipe Jacobo
    Felipe Jacobo 43 minutes ago

    Call me crazy, but I was born and lived in California until the age of 21, I then moved to Ohio and lived there for 6 years (now I’m back in California) but while here in California (which is relatively “hot” most of the year) I had gas furnaces and ranges (stoves) in 9 out of the 10 apartments/homes I’ve lived in, yet when I was in Ohio (where it is relatively cold) 3 out of the 3 places I lived in, had electric ranges and 2 out of the 3 had gas furnaces, also, almost all of my friends homes, that I visited, also had electric ranges. It went as far as one of my apartments being 100% electric, including furnace, water heater and range. So am I crazy, or did I just happen to live in a very rare bubble where electric was prominent, even though gas would have made more sense? 🙃

  • Abe B.
    Abe B. 43 minutes ago

    Persnickety.

  • RandyClassicCarsFan
    RandyClassicCarsFan 47 minutes ago

    you do realise that incandescent light globes can be made to last forever but they are not. if you remove all the air from the globe to make an almost perfect vacuum the tungsten filament wont corrode or rust and therefor should last for well over 100 years. saving money

  • LittleShadowGames
    LittleShadowGames 53 minutes ago

    Thanks, USclip Recommended. I'm now watching this at 2 AM instead of sleeping.

  • DovidM
    DovidM 57 minutes ago

    For those looking for a full range of alarm calls used by the US Navy on both surface ships and submarines, including sub dive alarm WAV files, there is probably no better source than this: www.policeinterceptor.com/navysounds.htm

  • Joaquin Ugate Torres
    Joaquin Ugate Torres 57 minutes ago

    no one: Genji: AHOOGA

  • Phonoboy
    Phonoboy Hour ago

    I've been running one since 08. All is well.

  • Chris Burn
    Chris Burn Hour ago

    Can you do a Stupid Design on automatic hand dryers or taps (faucets) where the beam of the sensor isn't in the same place as the air/water stream?

  • Hans Moleman
    Hans Moleman Hour ago

    Klaxon are an alien race of gigantic ants.

  • OwO UwU
    OwO UwU Hour ago

    "I know this because movies never lie"

  • CouchMaster
    CouchMaster Hour ago

    "All submarines are legally required to have one of these to signal that they're about to *die.* "

  • Seattle Pete
    Seattle Pete Hour ago

    I have one of these in my Subaru Forester. I use it to toot at cars when they don’t see the light turn green.

  • Felipe Jacobo
    Felipe Jacobo Hour ago

    OGB.........uhh I meant RGB right right 🧐 then when I was right about which one is white yellow orange green and blue, I realized that I’ve been calling the color red, ORANGE 😣

  • Medium Approach Medium Productions

    I feel like I’m one of the only few people that always use turn signals. Even when nobody is around. AND when I’m on a county-owned gravel road.

  • _Shane_Anigans_
    _Shane_Anigans_ 2 hours ago

    Don't know why, but I read the title as "That VFD ain't shit"

  • CaptainZ
    CaptainZ 2 hours ago

    People need to STOP the nonsense of thinking electricity is an energy SOURCE, it's just a TRANSMISSION mechanism. Gas, heating oil, coal, solar, wind, nuclear are energy SOURCES. Electricity will never be as efficient as any energy source because you'll always have conversion losses.

  • Arvu ReBantra
    Arvu ReBantra 2 hours ago

    The "travel centers" you mentioned are actually truck stops. As a former truck driver, I can tell you that many truckers had mini DVD players and such. This isn't about airport "business travelers" as you thought, but about some tired truck driver. It COULD have worked, but Red Box is a far better service. They were basically targetting a very small group. It would have been great for US truck drivers, but not for the business.

  • RottenPJ
    RottenPJ 2 hours ago

    AAOOOOOOOGAAAA

  • PocketChange Overlord

    im 32 and heard the sound I guess im younger than I thought lol

  • pokemonmanic3595
    pokemonmanic3595 3 hours ago

    Flexplay is like the Mr. Meeseeks of DVDs

  • DABLACKESTJEW
    DABLACKESTJEW 3 hours ago

    Hah this dude thinks the same way I do

  • pokemonmanic3595
    pokemonmanic3595 3 hours ago

    Oh a Laserdisc The Cheat’s playing something on a Laserdisc Everything is better on a Laserdisc Whatever happened to the Laserdisc Laserdisc! (Thumbs if you get it)

  • Alex
    Alex 3 hours ago

    I’m about to ruin a perfectly normal conversation because of this video

  • Moose Gaming
    Moose Gaming 3 hours ago

    Why this dude look like Shrek when he turned into human form

  • Jaie Dragonkin
    Jaie Dragonkin 3 hours ago

    Dang, I had to lean in to hear that noise. Getting old

  • Alejandro Flores
    Alejandro Flores 3 hours ago

    I used to have a Sony TV´s VHS and DVDplayers, good image quality but Sony always self destruct after some years of use, I always liked Hitachi products the most , my cd players and old tvs still work today

  • steven payne
    steven payne 3 hours ago

    1:55 scared me

  • Bill Does Stuff
    Bill Does Stuff 3 hours ago

    I grew up with one of these. I had the same appreciation for it. I had used lever action ones before that, then had this and now I have the stupid lever again. It was the coolest toaster, ever.

  • Tom Webb
    Tom Webb 3 hours ago

    We've got these in our (US) house, and they're daisy chained. For whatever reason, the switch for the upstairs bathroom protected receptacles is located *outside* by the front door...

  • Benjamin Zimmerman
    Benjamin Zimmerman 3 hours ago

    This man really murdered me within the first 2 seconds of the video

  • Helene Logan
    Helene Logan 4 hours ago

    This was fabulous! LOL

  • Team Wagy
    Team Wagy 4 hours ago

    someone went to harbor freight to make this video

  • Mitch T. Kelli B.
    Mitch T. Kelli B. 4 hours ago

    I love the alliteration!

  • Techguy
    Techguy 4 hours ago

    He strikes me as a man who enjoys tooting his own horn...

  • peter jacob
    peter jacob 4 hours ago

    I am thoroughly enjoying this series on CED. I had never heard of it before and find it fascinating. Off to watch pt. 3.

  • Kat the Foxtaur
    Kat the Foxtaur 4 hours ago

    When video is posted: 22k subscribers 2.3 years later: Over 23 times that many! :3 Keep up the awesome videos! I love watching this kinda stuff, and you make it very interesting to learn!!

  • Travis Wilkins
    Travis Wilkins 4 hours ago

    when you first hooked up that bastard my cat did a full gymnastics routine. 10/10

  • elkvis
    elkvis 4 hours ago

    The interval you demonstrate is a major third, not a minor third.

  • rokkstar115
    rokkstar115 4 hours ago

    Modern klaxons are actually air powered surprisingly.

  • dejadk
    dejadk 4 hours ago

    How do you think that fly died at 6:18

  • Firewall Dragon
    Firewall Dragon 4 hours ago

    There is one thing I noticed about DVD's that I've always wondered about. When you finished watching some DVD's, they would either repeat the entire movie or repeat a certain scene or song. Why was that, and how did the movie company choose what to repeat?

  • Firewall Dragon
    Firewall Dragon 4 hours ago

    There is one thing I noticed about DVD's that I've always wondered about. When you finished watching some DVD's, they would either repeat the entire movie or repeat a certain scene or song. Why was that, and how did the movie company choose what to repeat?

  • David Reid
    David Reid 4 hours ago

    I thought I'd pitch in just one more bit of information. The fact that the records land on top of each other is not as bad as it sounds, since very little of the actual vinyl that holds the music actually touches. If you look closely, you'll see that the record is ever so slightly thicker where the label is attached. That means that, unless one of the records is warped, they only really touch at the label with a tiny gap between the sound recording area of the record. Some records even had a slightly thicker rim as well. This all protected the grooves and made sure that the records lasted a long long time.

  • Benjamin Bowen
    Benjamin Bowen 4 hours ago

    I grew up with one of these in my parents house. When I finally realized how other people's toasters worked, I was greatly disappointed at how suckey other toasters are.

  • Doogle Mc Doogle
    Doogle Mc Doogle 5 hours ago

    Proud to be your type of Weirdo!!

  • Falcrist
    Falcrist 5 hours ago

    4:33 *_"Nothing is a perfect insulator"_* Actually, if you want to get REALLY technical, "Nothing" (as in, empty space) isn't a perfect insulator either.

  • Puffie40
    Puffie40 5 hours ago

    Its probably worth noting that in the early 1900s, your only other option would have been a squeeze-bulb bike horn, which would not have been as loud. The modern horn probably did not show up until the late 1940s

  • Foothill Frontier
    Foothill Frontier 5 hours ago

    I legit had to rewind this multiple times because it was so fu--ny. 🤣

  • Kyle Shepherd
    Kyle Shepherd 5 hours ago

    OH DUH THE SPEED SETTING FOR MOBILE!!! I’ve been “pause-play-pause-play-pause-play”-ing

  • Not Telling
    Not Telling 5 hours ago

    Never seen this channel before.... I MUST SUBSCRIBE

  • Stupafyinglogic
    Stupafyinglogic 5 hours ago

    Robbie Rotten Ah dat you mon ??👀

  • tuetonic dog
    tuetonic dog 5 hours ago

    i want one for me mobike

  • EnglishEyebrows
    EnglishEyebrows 5 hours ago

    3:14 Okay... so... I didn't notice the noise warning so I may have screamed out loud.... On the bus.

  • Govin Lock
    Govin Lock 5 hours ago

    Ah, the advantage to live at the places that located near equator line; don't have any trouble with snow.

  • insAneTunA
    insAneTunA 5 hours ago

    What makes them sound like that? 5:06 "I still don't know exactly why the sound is as distinctive it is"

  • Lorenzo Pagani
    Lorenzo Pagani 5 hours ago

    The ancients sure had the Omnissiah's blessing. A relic from a more advanced time...

  • Logan Griffin
    Logan Griffin 6 hours ago

    Take a mini pie tin and put it up to your mouth and yell into it you will get a similar sound.

  • Sinister Puppy
    Sinister Puppy 6 hours ago

    Wish I saw this video a year ago when it was fresh. How did CRT monitors overcome this limitation? Higher refresh rates ~85hz and much higher resolutions. Was the beam just a lot faster and smaller mask holes?

  • Kbizzle82
    Kbizzle82 6 hours ago

    Great. Now there's something else to drive me bat shit crazy..

  • Chesus Jrist
    Chesus Jrist 6 hours ago

    I like the minimal edits.

  • Levi Nation69
    Levi Nation69 6 hours ago

    Love the early 90's TV show music at the end, lol

  • Daniel Cannata
    Daniel Cannata 6 hours ago

    This is a brilliant example of why i prefer mechanical, or even electromechanical, rather than electronic... Where can i buy one?

  • David Reid
    David Reid 6 hours ago

    I thought I'd add a bit of context to this presentation. I was always an early adopter but also poor. Price was a huge part of why people bought these players and disks. At the time, movies, as you pointed out, were selling in the $20 - $30 price range. The same movies on VHS tape were selling for $90 and up. The players were about $530 compared to VHS and Beta decks which were selling in the $900 to $1500 range. So, for the money conscious consumer, it was a better buy for the same picture quality. Add to that, RCA had a HUGE push on to provide a large catalog of content. At one point there was something like 7,000 titles available, including interactive games as well as movies and TV episodes from popular series such as Star Trek. Renting CED disks was about $2 for an overnight rental. RCA also licensed their technology and pushed the players into every major retail store. Sears, JC Penny, Radio Shack, and so forth all sold CED players, often under their own brand names. Were they perfect? No. Not at all. Most of the new disks played well when new. Often with no glitches at all. If not stored properly or mishandled, they quickly deteriorated. But that being said they were a low cost way to enter the "video on demand" world. I later transitioned to LaserDisc because of the improved quality and life of the media but for a poor guy with aspirations of a library of video content of my own, this was a great way to start. I still have a player with autoload and a few of the CED disks around just as a reminder. Thanks for the great presentation!

  • MrJohnisthename
    MrJohnisthename 6 hours ago

    Hold my beer. Throws 1000kv switch hear that satisfying click?

  • Leandro S. Correia
    Leandro S. Correia 6 hours ago

    Your subtitles doesn't help only the deaf person, but also guys like me which aren't completely fluent in English language. Thank you for the video and also for the subtitles.

  • GodsBadAssBlade
    GodsBadAssBlade 6 hours ago

    Went from luxury toasters to dollar store batteries

  • Forgo10 Toaster
    Forgo10 Toaster 6 hours ago

    I can't wait to attach 50 of these to the front of my car and reenact Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • Elias D
    Elias D 6 hours ago

    U need to make this a series

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 6 hours ago

    EPCOT was always an inspiration to me too, especially the Carousel of Progress. There's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day...

  • schel sullivan
    schel sullivan 6 hours ago

    I run with my headlights day and night all the time.

  • Sigh
    Sigh 7 hours ago

    This video taught me what subpixels are for the longest time after watching speedruns where many people (jokingly or seriously) blamed subpixels for parts of their runs failing, and I had no idea what that meant until now.

  • Shane Smith
    Shane Smith 7 hours ago

    The subject was sorta interesting, but the presenter was fantastic and kept me watching

  • dumpywhite
    dumpywhite 7 hours ago

    Mannnnn that intro music reminds me of the Incredible Machine

  • FlyNAA
    FlyNAA 7 hours ago

    I agree with this soooo hard.

  • Ryan StonedOnCanadianGaming

    Arooooga Arooooga

  • Aaron Devereaux
    Aaron Devereaux 7 hours ago

    Mini-splits 😎

  • Ginger Ninger
    Ginger Ninger 7 hours ago

    Don't tempt me, I will fit one to my motorbike

  • BarryTheSnail
    BarryTheSnail 7 hours ago

    I was going to look up a video but all I can remember now is aagooogah

  • hf c
    hf c 7 hours ago

    half-life crossfire nuke horn is slowed down version of diving horn.

  • Ben Kooienga
    Ben Kooienga 7 hours ago

    He got an actual lol out of me right at the end there

  • Totally Rad Dude
    Totally Rad Dude 7 hours ago

    "you have dialed 848-2294. We are not at home right now, but we will call you back when we are able. Leave your name and message after the beep." I'll never forget my grandparent's answering machine message with my grandpa's voice. He died when I was 4.

  • MrJohnisthename
    MrJohnisthename 7 hours ago

    Why are semi truck, tornado warning and train locomotive horns so loud? Does increasing elec.current or /air pressure produce louder horn sound?

  • Totally Rad Dude
    Totally Rad Dude 7 hours ago

    There's a yellowish tan one on my desk. It was my grandpa's. It has the police's phone number on a label maker stuck on it. 845-2300 lol. You'd be shot by the burglar before you could dial that

  • Scorpion Green
    Scorpion Green 7 hours ago

    Woo, shout out from Hobart! Nothing ever happens here so I legitimately did a double take when I heard you call us out :)

  • alan koza
    alan koza 7 hours ago

    Dvd and blue ray are finneshed.

  • aidanic
    aidanic 7 hours ago

    (Jaw drops to the floor. Eyes pop out. Sound effect of “AWOOOGA AWOOOOGA!!!” Places eyes and jaw back in place. Regains composure.) Eh hem, you look quite lovely.

  • Sergeant Shultz
    Sergeant Shultz 7 hours ago

    #metoo

  • Alan Daters
    Alan Daters 7 hours ago

    The suggestion of automatic billing via RFID (or other) car identification can also be used to manage road usage costs. Obviously EV users need to pay the equivalent of any fuel taxes which are used for road maintenance. A roughly equivalent tax should be added to the cost of the electricity. This is particularly important for as long as EVs are beyond the financial reach of lower income people. Right now Hyundai Elantra drivers are subsidizing Tesla S drivers- very bad!

  • Mark W
    Mark W 7 hours ago

    You should look at how air raid sirens work. It's not what I thought.

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 7 hours ago

    My computer is my space heater, my room is always hot

  • ExPFC Wintergreen v2.0

    Modern electronics rely on internal optical-electrical isolation to reduce noise

  • Jacob Wood
    Jacob Wood 8 hours ago

    Here you go, Alec! www.aroundtheoffice.com/mobile/PWP-3200/products/3749/

  • SwiftHelix
    SwiftHelix 8 hours ago

    Guess people get confused too because on a vehicle, the higher the "temp", the more heat output you get.

  • D3lkatty
    D3lkatty 8 hours ago

    This video is oddly satisfying

  • DoctorX17
    DoctorX17 8 hours ago

    I love E-Ink. I too want to have a general purpose display on a laptop or something, that would be phenomenal for on-the-go things that don't need a fancy LCD but need a lot of battery

  • crowfan82790
    crowfan82790 8 hours ago

    Dude instant subscribe! My type of videos

  • Midwest Siren Productions

    While I feel that there is an excellent point to be made here, it’s not gonna happen. Why? It’s too late! There are millions of cars on the road now that, if these changes were made, would no longer be considered “road legal” and that would cause a public uproar. The alternate would be to mandate that all American automakers update the designs for future models, but I feel that wouldn’t happen all across the board mainly due to the mentality of “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” Just my two bits!

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 8 hours ago

    3:13 FFFFFFF throws phone through my ceiling