What happens to a video after it gets uploaded to YouTube?
Making millions of videos from thousands of camera types play on thousands of models of computer and mobile device and making them work every time someone pushes the YouTube play button… well, that is nothing short of a technological miracle. But even as someone who lives and works on YouTube every day, seeing words like compression and codec thrown my way and trying to decode whatever that “processing” bar is doing… I guess I’ve never really asked myself how it’s all done on the level of bits and bytes and 1s and 0s.
Thankfully, we have this great series from Nat and Lo about the science behind YouTube to explain it all! Check out Part 2 here, “What happens when you watch a YouTube video?”
When you first started in [Brooklyn Nine-Nine], one of our friends was like, “Oh. The gay ladies have it so hot for Rosa. Like, she’s kind of a gay icon. - Yeah, somebody said that and I was like, so flattered! I was like, “Oh my god, really?”
So now that Windblade’s been out for a few days, I kinda wanted to share my favorite panel in the whole comic. I had a TON of fun with this whole scene, picking out different types of drinks and glasses for the bots. I delight in things like this so THANK YOU Mairghread for letting me draw drunk bots.
A video by Veritasium on information theory, bytes, syllables, and DNA.
Related is this paper, A Cross-Language Perspective on Speech Information Rate by Pellegrino, Coupé & Marisco, which found that languages with more sounds and/or more complex syllables were spoken slower than languages with fewer sounds and/or less complex syllables, for a similar information rate across languages.