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    Can anyone recommend a decent downloader for YouTube? I've done some searching on Google, but everything I've found seems to come bundled with malware, unwanted toolbars or adware of one kind or another.
      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2014
    I would advise firefox and DonloadHelper, it does any video site I have come across.

    There is also a bunch of other video download plugins that seen to work.
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    I'm with Doc. Download Helper is fantastic.
    It doesn't work with Google Chrome... go figure ;-)
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    Thanks guys, I'll go take a look.
    • CommentAuthoratavistian
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2014
    I've used YTD/YouTube Downloader for a few years now. If memory serves it does come bundled with a toolbar or two but you can opt out during the installation of the software.
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    Cheers, I'll give that a look as well.
    • CommentTimeJun 27th 2014 edited

    ClipConverter is also super nifty.
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    Thanks - I'll add it to my list.
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    Seeing Peter Outerbridge in 'Orphan Black' has made me want to go back and get on with watching 'ReGenesis' properly but also reminded me of a (I think fairly contemporary with ReGenesis) short lived, pulpier, possibly US medical SF series can anyone think of what it may be?
    The most I remember is a single episode which revolved around an ancient (and possibly sentient) virus and had the lead character trying to find out about an anti-humanity terrorist group, called either 'New Dawn' or 'New Day'. Does that ring any bells with anyone?
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    I am looking into moving to places that have a stable barometric pressure. Changes, either up or down in pressure, trigger migraines and make me ill for days. I have found resources that list the places in the US (San Diego, Honolulu), but nothing outside of that. I can't afford those sunny states, so I'm trying to find alternatives overseas. Help!
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    Rachæl -- Where do you live now? (In case people can give ideas with less pressure changes than where you currently are.)
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    I live in NYC. It is not a good place for steady barometric pressure.
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    Is there any way to share YouTube playlists and make them collaborative, ie. to give people the chance to add to them? Any good 3rd party services for that?
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2014 edited

    Looks like Dropmark might allow both sharing (which YouTube already does) and collaboration on playlists:

    • CommentAuthorajeroth
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2014
    @Rachæl Tyrell

    How about someplace like New Mexico? Just guessing that it might fit the bill in terms of barometric pressure, and certainly nowhere near as pricey as the places you mentioned.


    Will Minilogs permit collaboration?
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    My laptop died so I need a new one. Any suggestions? It stays at home, used for basic internet browsing, not for games, sits on my lap instead of on a desk, not getting a Mac...
    What things am I forgetting to mention?
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    I'd probably go with a Chromebook if you don't do anything that needs a mid-range processor or a full OS.
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2014 edited

    I've had the Chromebook Acer c720 for well over a month now and it is an extension of my being. Wicked fast internet browsing, online and offline editing in google docs, syncs with primary computers, etc. Don't expect to run any programs on it, but you can download media or whatever on it. VERY handy thing.
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    Thanks guys!
    Are the Chromebooks good as a primary computer?
    And would you suggest them to someone that doesn't under Linux at all?
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    I've never used one myself, but from what I understand their utility as a primary computer is entirely dependent on what you use a "primary" computer for. It's basically just an interface for Google services, with only a very small handful of applications that even run locally. Iirc I've seen Warren mention that he's found the Chromebook Pixel quite a capable device, (but then the Pixel is the super high end of the Chromebook line and you could get a pretty good laptop for around the same price) and Oldhat obviously loves hers.

    Linux knowledge shouldn't be necessary at all (unless you try to make it dual-boot pure Linux or something, but a Chromebook's not a great device for that for a number of reasons).