Useful Shit You've Learned From Youtube

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  1. OV

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    You wanna change your oil, replace a bicycle tube, tune up your lawnmower, change a leaky washer in your faucet, learn photoshop, trade stocks like a contrarian? Youtube will likely give you what I call a formal "Lazyboy edumacation."

    Here are two of the personally helpful things I've recently learned from those videos.



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    (mine's got 48 blades)

    Anything you learned recently thanks to Youtube videos? (Aside from the reality that Wiggy is a walking cadaver of his former self of course),
     
  2. Gretsch Man

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    How to do a better job at cleaning my shotgun. Not to mention the hundreds of guitar instructional videos I've watched over the years.
     
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    If something is broke go to YouTube and search it out.
    Most of the time someone has had and fixed your problem.
     
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    The thermostat went out on my dryer. Video taught me how to tear the entire thing apart and fix it. So helpful.
     
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    Photoshop and GIMP tutorials.
     
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    17 Squabble Ln Alright, alright, alright Gold

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    Youtube saved me thousands. Found a video showing how to clean and repair my furnace. It stopped working on a Sunday in January in NJ.
     
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    If you had a skill or some type of useful knowledge, would you make a video or two and put them on youtube? I've been thinking about doing some guitar lessons, but I don't really want to see my own goofy mug on there.
     
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    This is so silly, but I learned the proper way to lace my new sneakers!
     
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  9. OV

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    I've considered putting some stuff on there but am camera shy when it comes to posting anything personal on the "eternal ether." I've noticed on some of the instructional videos, the cameras are purposely focused on the hands , leaving the facial identity out. Seems a workable alternative for guitar-strummers :dontknow:
     
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    How to get bloodstains out of a rug and how to dispose of a body. Good useful stuff.
     
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    The list is endless, microwaves, washer, dryer, regrooving tires, tons of shortcuts for anything automotive ect. Love youtube!
     
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    Had to change a pressure switch and solenoid in a Jeep automatic transmission and it was there
     
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    I learned how to steal audio from the Revolution.
     
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    Electronics nerd here. I discovered these two wonderful people on there.



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    That Howchie's definition of a viral video is 6,000 views. And how to break in a baseball glove.
     
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    same here...fixed dryer
    thanks YouTube
     
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    Yep great way to learn... whenever I need to learn something I check youtube first. You get a quick overview of what you want to accomplish then go try it and use documentation to fill in the details.
     
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    I learned how to make a Palm Cross (on Palm Sunday) & how to do Day of the Dead Makeup on Halloween.
     
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    As an 8 handicap, I finally learned how to drive the ball 300 yards:

     
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    I've learned that there are a LOT more delusional narcissists on this planet who believe that they possess talent