beschizza at June 25th, 2014 18:39 — #1
mikea at June 25th, 2014 18:50 — #2
Does it count that my phone rang with a spam robo-call at the 2 minute mark?
solstone at June 25th, 2014 18:50 — #3
I immediately thought of the xkcd 'tautology club': http://xkcd.com/703/
(Full disclosure: I did not watch the video. Can I? Probably yes. Will I. Probably no...)
jerwin at June 25th, 2014 19:02 — #4
Yesterday, I wanted to check out a QI episode, F: France, because I wanted to hear someone reference Schwarzenegger's accent in German--apparently he speaks like a country bumpkin.
No luck on youtube. Then I tried dailymotion. Every seven minutes, like clockwork, a video popped up, interupting the flow of conversation between Alan, Steven, Jo, Hugh and Phil.
Some ads were short-- 30 seconds. Some ads were long-- 180 seconds. And some ads were eternal-- 3600 seconds. What sort of algorithm decides:
No, the user is not really interested in seeing a old British panel show. What the user wants to see is an informercial for "Arthritis relief through Tai Chi".
Of course I'm going to skip that ad, you stupid, stupid, git...
mikea at June 25th, 2014 19:17 — #5
More worser is Hulu where if you do 10 second jump back to catch something - the TiVo jumpback button is my addiction - they re-roll the entire 90 second commercial block of the SAME SAME SAME no application aggravation advertising.
Yeah, Hulu, let me reach my wallet to subscribe for this abuse.
carlmud at June 25th, 2014 19:44 — #6
Sadly, I'm willing to spend 3 minutes watching self-referential meta-humor and internet social commentary. Other videos don't fair as well as this one for me. The methylphenidate helps too.
lurkinggrue at June 25th, 2014 19:57 — #7
Tried to watch but got dick stuck, pls advise.
lylehopwood at June 25th, 2014 20:10 — #8
This is whatsit's rule, isn't it, where if the headline is a question, the answer is no?
Well, I couldn't anyway. I gave up after 30 secs.
jupiterbfpoe at June 25th, 2014 21:14 — #9
Do I win if I stop watching before I start?
boundegar at June 25th, 2014 22:25 — #10
Have you ever experienced an actual minute of silence? It can be agonizing... or enlightening.
shade_jon at June 26th, 2014 04:57 — #11
The clock's second hand was rotating counterclockwise.
gilbertwham at June 26th, 2014 05:17 — #12
themudshark at June 26th, 2014 06:43 — #13
Well … that wasn´t so bad. Maybe I´m getting old.
themudshark at June 26th, 2014 06:47 — #14
He does, but the really freaky thing is, he speaks like an Austrian country bumpkin with an American accent.
relawson at June 26th, 2014 08:50 — #15
It's not a clock. It's a timer. I noticed it too and was all wtf but then realized it was set at 3 minutes and counting down.
jerwin at June 26th, 2014 10:00 — #16
chgoliz at June 26th, 2014 10:03 — #17
I'm a sucker for a dare (as long as it's not physically dangerous).
I've been on enough blind dates that those 3 minutes really were NOTHING, my friends.
He makes a very good point.
isaj at June 26th, 2014 15:45 — #18
I gotta be honest: I watched the whole video but I seriously question whether it was because of the fascinating dare or the fascinating guy. I dare you to find out.
subversivemum at June 26th, 2014 16:26 — #19
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That..
beschizza at June 30th, 2014 18:39 — #20
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