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Because people keep asking why I want to live in France. Here are the links to the polls: Beard poll: https://www.patreon.com/posts/beard-or-no-13610439 Sunglasses poll (Patrons only): https://www.patreon.com/posts/what-sunglasses-13619380
Help me make more videos at http://patreon.com/jayswanson and then find me on the internet in all of the usual spots:
http://twitter.com/jayonaboat
http://instagram.com/jayswanson (me) http://instagram.com/mindofjayswanson (books)
http://facebook.com/jay.swanson.author

Music by: Joakim Karud

My name is Jay Swanson - I'm an American writer living in Paris on an artist visa and hoping to make the city of light my home base - at least for the foreseeable future. I write science-fiction and fantasy, vlog daily (when I'm not on a between-season break), and love pizza a little too much.

FAQ:
How long have you lived in France? On and off for over two years.

What do you miss most about ho- NACHOS

You're always talking about living on some ship. WHAT SHIP? - This ship: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Africa_Mercy

Where are you from originally? Pullman, Washington - a small university/agricultural town near Idaho (and yes, the potatoes are amazing).

What do you film with? I currently film almost exclusively with my Samsung Galaxy S7: http://amzn.to/2sXEL4g

How do you get those shots where you're walking or running? A Joby Gorillapod for smartphones, like this: http://amzn.to/2sXNIL3

What do you edit with? Adobe Premiere - it's pretty much all I've ever used since high school.

Aren't you ever freaked out by leaving your camera behind to film yourself? Yep. But not too badly - I tend to be careful when I do.

Why are you living in #Paris? Because I've always wanted to.

But what are you doing there? https://youtu.be/ZW2RP--DO8Y

Do you speak French? Oui.

Do you make money off YouTube? Ha, no. I wish.

Can I come stay with you in Paris? - Have you seen my apartment? It's too small for me as it is! https://youtu.be/6t2qj3rdyX8

OK, but how do I use the Metro when I'm there? I made a handy video for you: https://youtu.be/T0YS5si8bJs

 This site provides links to random videos hosted at YouTube, with the emphasis on random.


 The original idea for this site actually stemmed from another idea to provide a way of benchmarking the popularity of a video against the general population of YouTube videos. There are probably sites that do this by now, but there wasn’t when we started out. Anyway, in order to figure out how popular any one video is, you need a pretty large sample of videos to rank it against. The challenge is that the sample needs to be very random in order to properly rank a video and YouTube doesn’t appear to provide a way to obtain large numbers of random video IDs.

Alternative random YouTube videos generator: YouTuBeRandom

 Even if you search on YouTube for a random string, the set of results that will be returned will still be based on popularity, so if you’re using this approach to build up your sample, you’re already in trouble. It turns out there is a multitude of ways in which the YouTube search function makes it very difficult to retrieve truly random results.

 So how can we provide truly random links to YouTube videos? It turns out that the YouTube programming interface (API) provides additional functions that allow the discovery of videos which, with the right approach, are much more random. Using a number of tricks, combined some subtle manipulation of the space-time fabric, we have managed to create a process that yields something very close to 100% random links to YouTube videos.

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 YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, and fluctuating policies on the types of content that is eligible to be monetized with advertising.
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