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Jan 08, 2016, 11:33 PM
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The neistad board

So someone at the Goog some time ago introduced an algorithm which finds related channels to your gootube channel, probably based on browsing history of your viewers. To this day, computers can't recognize similarities in video content, only the valuation of ages old click counting has been increased to prevent a recession.

It popped up Casey Neistad some time ago, but never paid attention, figuring he was another weirdo who subscribes to the heroineworshipper channel. In fact, the concept of subscribing to a channel is still a bit offputting. Why couldn't they call it following or favoriting? How many parking spaces on 237 were filled to come to this decision?

It turned out he was one of the 1st reviewers of the hoverboard, previously was the Twit photo guest who was sponsored by gopro, a very well known videographer who never finished highschool, & lives in a huge 9 figure apartment in Manhattan.

Neistad videos are boring as batshit, but the technical quality is always spot on. Focus is always sharp. Editing is perfectly timed. Lighting is always bright. It's an enormous investment to make daily videos that well produced.

Sometimes in the drivel, there is something you've never seen before. Sometimes he has a novel solution to a common problem, like getting a hoverboard up a curb. The most novel visual at this time is seeing him talking to a camera while riding an electric skateboard. There used to be very pooly lit drive time rants from Dave. Then there were walking rants from Dave. Then he hit parenthood & mostly disappeared.

Something about an electric skateboard rant was new. Electric skateboards had been around for over a decade, but this was the 1st successful use as a plot device. It was someone weaving through the streets, having epic road trips while standing still yet being immersed in the destination rather than being inside a place that was brought from home.

The video titled "Obsessed" showed a 7 mile drive from Manhattan to the Bronx, the full range of the board, to make a timelapse video & the struggle to recharge it. The show worked, because everything had a purpose. It was a trip to get footage, not just a ride for riding's sake.

The mane curiousity about the boosted board is how they achieve a differential if both driven wheels are powered by independent motors. They might be powered in series, which would need optical isolation of the PWM signals. Of course, no-one reverse engineers anything anymore. They just analyze the quality of the caps & the board layout.
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