Interesting YouTube Channels Hacker News Readers Enjoy
Because YouTube isn’t all just Zoella and PewDiePie…
While YouTube recommends channels and videos to watch, its choices can be a mixed bag. We still keep hearing about great channels we’d have subscribed to ages ago if only we knew about them.
After seeing a thread play out on Hacker News about which YouTube channels folks were enjoying, we thought it’d be fun to bring together some of them, as well as others we’ve seen recommended on Hacker News over the years, in case you’re looking for some new channels to enjoy.
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Want to learn about philosophy, games and physics but only have 15 minutes to spare? No problem, CrashCourse have got it covered whether it’s about how computers do arithmetic or how logic gates work.
Joel Yliluoma is a speedrunner and developer who produces videos about anything that interests him in the world of programming from creating a DOOM-style engine in C or a NES emulator in C++11 through to creating music in a single line of C and cracking old videogame passwords. This channel is a must for anyone who really loves the art of programming.
Calling out to all Nintendo fans! This channel explores the world of Super Mario. Although there’s not many videos on this channel there’s a great Super Nintendo Entertainment System features series. The first episode explains the use of graphics and palettes.
This is a perennial favorite, and a channel that puts a huge amount of effort into its productions. Covering everything there is to know about computers including the basic operations inside the CPU and how PHP sites are vulnerable to hackers.
How do cars work? It’s a simple question without a simple answer.
Because we’ve all wanted to know the major differences between gasoline and petrol, and if it is better to warm your car up before driving, right?
Consumer Tech — from a Tech Consumer
“Physics videos for every atom and eve.”
Quick, high-level videos which don’t go into a huge amount of detail but cover things like the techniques behind looking at the smallest particles in existence in an easily accessible way.
Plus I think we can all agree we’d love to know how to win a game of Monopoly.
If all that doesn’t tick your subscription boxes, here are a few more suggestions from the HN thread:
- Casey Neistat — high quality vlogs
- Two Minute Papers — science including computer graphics
- Lesson From a Screenplay — techniques used in films.
- 3blue1Brown — maths!
- Matthias Wandel — woodwork, engineering
- Today I Found Out — Learn something new everyday!
- Deep Sky Videos — astronomy and space, etc.
- Sixty Symbols — physics oriented