Category: internet

How YouTubers can beat Google censorship of their channel

Use RSS. Be anonymous. Beat censorship.

Tell your subscribers to get an RSS reader app with an integrated browser. You can also add Youtube RSS feeds to Firefox browser and Thunderbird/Seamonkey email client.

Do not ask your viewers to subscribe. Give them your RSS feed.

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=YOUR-CHANNEL-ID

Ask your viewers to add this feed link to their favourite RSS reader application. RSS feeds are natively supported in many browsers and email clients. There are also dedicated RSS reader browser extensions and mobile apps.

Of course, this link is too much for ordinary people to handle. A simple solution is to host the contents of this file on your own site. You have a site, right? Or, a blog? Every time you create a new video, download the contents of the channel RSS feed and save it to your website at a permanent easy-to-remember link.

Steven Crowder complains of Youtube censorship all the time so I will use his channel for an example. His channel’s RSS feed is:
https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCIveFvW-ARp_B_RckhweNJw

He can simply upload this XML file to his site, say, at
https://www.stevencrowder.com/youtube.xml

He can also add a redirection directive in his site so that the following URL resolves to the above XML file (the location of the saved Youtube RSS feed):
https://www.stevencrowder.com/rss

Now, when a viewer wants to add the channel to an RSS reader, the feed URL easy to remember and type.

I used to manually edit my site’s RSS feed in a text editor. There is no absolute need to use YouTube’s channel feed but it is easier and safer. A simple mistake can break an XML file.

Another RSS alternative – blogs

Of course, there is no need to copy the updated XML file from YouTube to your website each time upload a video. Many blogging software automatically generate RSS feeds. (Blogs can also post the videos to social media sites.) Just embed your latest video in a blog post. The blogging software will include the video in the blog’s RSS feed. Then, in your videos, tell your viewers to use an RSS reader and subscribe to your blog’s RSS feed.

This blog’s RSS is https://moralvolcano.wordpress.com/feed . Anyone subscribing to this URL in an RSS reader will see all the videos I post and anything else I refer to in the blog posts.

Mark Dice says that YouTube removed his shirts merchandise from his channel. A blog’s RSS will have no such problems. Free and open-source blogging software such as WordPress can be used to power entire websites on any server or site host, not just on WordPress.com. (You can of course ask WordPress.com to host your blog at your .com domain.) In that case, the URL would be much simpler (http://www.moralvolcano.com/rss) and easier to remember for your subscribers.

RSS has been killed off by many tech companies to create their own private walled gardens but it can still be used to beat censorship. Having a blog, rather than a Youtube channel alone, will be greatly empowering. Try it.

RSS is for anything that regularly creates fresh content

RSS is not just for Youtubers or bloggers. All good websites including news sites and discussion forums provide RSS feeds. RSS readers offer a much better browsing experience. Your viewers will thank you for it. Tell them to look out for the orange RSS logo.

Don’t ask me how that RSS logo appeared on this Youtube page. I am a hacker 😉

Ask your viewers to import their subscriptions in an RSS reader

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6224202?hl=en

This page explains how to export all channel subscriptions to an OPML file. Many RSS readers support importing from OPML files. Not many RSS readers can handle Youtube’s poorly coded RSS feeds but the one that I am using does it very well.

Will it count?

You can have a million subscribers but that does not mean Youtube will show your latest video to every one of that million. Google has assigned you some annoyance ratio and depending on that you will get a proportion of the traffic. If you are like Eli, The Computer Guy, it might be near zero. (He must have seriously annoyed someone.) You cannot build a business trusting Youtube.

If you go strictly by the RSS route, your subscriber count as displayed on Youtube will not increase much and the traffic from “Related content” will not be there. So, you need tell use RSS subscriptions as an option.

As you increase your RSS subscriptions, you will find an organic increase in your viewcounts. Viewcounts from RSS subscriptions cannot by depressed by Youtube. Your videos will not be buried by other subscriptions.

Anonymous views will be counted for revenue. It does not matter how your subscribers see your videos – on youtube.com, a video app, a blog, or an RSS reader. Ads will appear on all of them.

Viewers can always click on the Youtube logo to comment on the video or to rate it.

How bootleggers are beating content ID system of sites like Youtube

Using Unicode text to fool text searches is the coolest method.

When ordinary Youtubers play some songs in the background or use music to demonstrate something, they get a copyright strike. How then are bootleggers uploading entire lengths of movies to YouTube and other sites? How does their content remains online for years without any problem?

The film and music industry encodes certain indiscernible fingerprints to their content released to theatres, discs and Internet. Media-hosting sites can trawl their site and identify copyrighted material using these fingerprints. They also provide industry officials a login and search system to identify this content and take them down using DMCA and other legal provisions.

Some content owners have instead opted to profit from bootlegger rather than taking down the bootleg material. Sites like Youtube allow copyright owners to run ads on identified bootleg content and take whatever revenue that would have gone to the channel owner.

Many old movies and TV serials are too politically incorrect for today’s snowflakes. They cannot be hosted on video streaming sites like NetFlix. Even something as recent as Friends is “problematic” for snowflakes. If a movie has words like ‘faggot’, then it is unlikely that Netflix would want to host or advertise it. So, content owners are unlikely to profit from it. With every year, kids are getting more stupid (PC) and more of the old stuff is getting removed from popular video streaming sites.

In such cases, bootleg copies made from old VHS tapes uploaded to Youtube provide content owners an alternative revenue stream. This is outside the content owners’ official channel where they may host videos for free or payment. Money made from selling dogs does not bark. All money is good money. Everyone’s is happy. That is why I do not feel bad about watching old 80s movies from Youtube.

In my journeys to find old 80s gold and trash, I have encountered some pretty smart techniques used to defeat the content ID system, which is both automatic and manual. Here they are:

  • Picture-in-picture: They play the movie inside a rectangle smaller than the whole frame. If you see the HD version, then the rectangle is still big enough to be watchable.
  • Flipped video: They horizontally flip the video. This is not a problem unless you try to read text.
  • Noise: Some low-volume noise is mixed with the audio stream.
  • Slowed audio and video: This is discernable initially but not a big impediment to watch the content.
  • Unicode titles: Unicode has several codepoints where the English alphabet is repeated. It looks like ordinary text but a text search by a copyright owner will not find them. For example, ‘HELLO’ is not the same as ‘ᴴᴱᴸᴸᴼ’. No, it is not superscript font style. These letters in Unicode are like that.
  • Blurring and shadowing: Some videos are deliberately blurred. Some others have radial shadow. The content in the middle is still clear but on the sides it is dark.
  • Cropping: Video around the edges are cut. This and the previous ones are the worst forms. Why do they even bother?

All of these techniques seem to destroy the ID fingerprint or make manual identification difficult. Those channel owners continue to make money.

In a lot of cases, the content owners do not care. Old VHS tapes degrade easily. Going after those bootleggers is a waste of their time. The market for old content is not increasing anyway.

The Alphabets sue Alphabet – YouTube should provide an option to preview its filters in action after upload instead of automatically and unexpectedly demonetizing videos

The chicken come home to roost. This should be fun.

Despite their high-decibel presence online, the market for alphabets is just not there. Hence, the lower interest by advertisers. YouTube should create a separate category for alphabets and virtue-signalling advertisers should follow their claims with actual cash. Dear Alphabets, don’t let Google and advertisers get away with some token arrangement. Get your money’s worth.

Conservative commentator Mark Dice and many others have been complaining that YouTube has been demonetizing his videos without warning. By the time, the videos get manually reviewed most of his subscribers have seen the video and he earns no money from them. This daylight robbery is affecting thousands of YouTube creators.

YouTube applies the filters without warning. Why can’t it tell the YouTuber immediately after the upload? Or, provide an option to hold the publication in case it has to be demonetized?

In other news, free-speech activist Carlos Maz is leaving his outfit. For someone intent on deplatforming others, this self-de-platforming has irony written all over. All is not lost. One of the many virtue-signalling corps can gain some good PR if they offer Maz a better position with a bigger paycheck. On Twitter, he seems depressed. Hopefully, the reptilians will not suicide him.

Finding ‘Clouds of Secrecy – The army’s germ warfare tests over populated areas’ by Leonard Cole

How to use the “media” tab of the “Page Info” dialog in Firefox browser to find obfuscated images.

The book “Clouds of Secrecy: The army’s germ warfare tests over populated areas” by Leonard Cole is a mainstream academic account of US army’s covert attacks on American citizen in peacetime. It is sourced from meticulous and original research and from reports published in American newspapers like the New York Times and state/local newspapers.

The book Clouds of Secrecy - The Army's Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas by Leonard Cole

A super-big copy of the old cover of the book “Clouds of Secrecy – The Army’s Germ Warfare Tests Over Populated Areas” by Leonard Cole. You can click this image to get the full version.

How to copy browser images hidden under layers of HTML

I wanted to use the image of the book cover in a cartoon but the cover had changed in its reprint avatar. It is not as dramatic as the original.

I tried to search for the book and Google and other search engines have lost most of the links to the book. Bing search engine used by DuckDuckGo returns on images of clouds, not the book. (This shows how believable Microsoft’s claims on on AI and such.) On Google, I found very tiny images of the old cover. However, one result in its Book search was humungous. This image could not be saved easily to desktop.. On examining the HTML using the “Inspect Element” option, the image was still untraceable. To protect the copyrighted contents of books, Google has already restricted the amount of content that can be viewed but even that content is obscured using obfuscated HTML/CSS DOM code. This is understandable because Google could be and had been sued by publishers over its book scanning service. Anyway, I wanted just the cover image. Here is how I accomplished it.

Select View » Page Info » Media and scroll down to the image you want to download. Copy the URL and paste it in a browser tab. Now, you can right-click the image and save it to your desktop.

Media tab of Page Info dialog of Firefox browser

Media tab of Page Info dialog of Firefox browser allows you to find the URL of obfuscated images.

SJW memes

Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) are proof that the UN-promoted Common Core education system produces stupid lemmings

    • What is the only type of labels that SJWs hate?
      Food labels! It’s full of “fat-shaming microagression”. They even prominently advertise the product as having “ZERO TRANS FAT,” which is microagression against zeroes (SJWs), trannies, and fat people.
    • Why did the SJW get a panic attack?
      She read a dictionary.
    • Why do SJWs hate dog shows?
      Like it or not, dog shows are proof that race exists.
Social Justice Warrior meme

Social Justice Warrior meme and jokes.

Before creating a dedicated SJW drawing, I thought of re-creating an animated SJW GIF I saw online using only photos. Here it is:

Angy SJW GIF animation

An angry SJW

My thoughts are being channelled…to and from YouTube!

Recently I created a DIY LED torch on a stick.

A few days later, a YouTuber (whose channel I subscribe anonymously using RSS) also created a similar torch but she put it inside a DIY lantern. The PCB and the LED placement was the same. Something similar happened with another channel that I subscribe via RSS. One day, I created a rectangular cloth bag for my electronic piano. That day I also bought two orange-colored button-cell torches for DIY joule theif projects. The next day, this guy brings out a new video demonstrating an orange-colored rectangular bag! Are the reptilians going to ridiculous lengths and paying these people to mess with me?

Wondering if I was going crazy, I went back to this channel’s videos page and noticed that I had bought a t-shirt a few days back without realising that this guy has been wearing something similar for months. Both t-shirts had the same color and design except that mine has full sleeves. The reptilians hypnotized me into buying this!

From then onwards, I stopped watching new YouTube videos fetched by RSS. Interestingly, despite claims of Google’s technical prowess, YouTube’s RSS feed doesn’t comply with the spec. It also lists videos with wrong dates such that sometimes old videos can become listed with new dates and appear as new. Maybe Google software developers are incompetent or they intentionally want their RSS feeds to be unreliable. (RSS is anonymous whereas the advertisement platform Google prefers user-tracking subscription-based followers.) Or, did the reptilians find something in those old videos to mess with my brain and then disguised the videos as new?

I did not know and did not want to now. If it were the latter, it confirms one of two things. Google helps the reptilians. Or, the reptilians can spoof Google’s SSL certificates and run a fake YouTube instance on a private server at the ISP, customized for one individual. (Don’t think it can happen? Do you remember how Amit Shah placed a female “architect” on surveillance citing “national security reasons” when in reality it was “Saheb’s” (Modi’s) love-struck and aching heart. A police official named Vanzara released tapes of phone calls from Amit Shah because he had to spend several years in judicial custody during the trial for an encounter killing orchestrated by the Intelligence Bureau (in an attempt to recruit Modi for the FBI, prior to his elevation as a prime ministerial candidate). IB’s only defence was that the “intelligence input” had come from FBI. They could not present any evidence that the victims who were killed in cold blood had become violent before the “shooting in self-defence”. The CBI investigated the case and was about to charge on an IB officer but after Modi became PM, the caged parrot wound up the investigation.)

Times of India reporter digs deeper into Sahib’s love affair.

 

I then decided to make my YouTube browsing even more unpredictable. (Already, I watch the videos offline and I also block all ads.) Now, I go to a new channel and download all videos that seem to be interesting. (I have a Greasemonkey script that makes this easy.) Afterwards, no more daily checks for new videos. I don’t visit the channel again. I do add the channel’s RSS feed to my feedreader so that the reptilians can continue to waste increasing amounts of money. I check the RSS feeds intermittently so that it remains a high-cost low-return toil for them. With YouTube making less money and handing out even lesser amounts to content creators, even reptilian dollars are important. In my feed reader, YouTube RSS feeds are listed under a category called bait.

Five years ago, when I was listening to the No Agenda podcast, something similar happened. At least at that time, I managed to find that Adam Curry was a Freemason stooge. I stopped listening to the show afterwards as it became clear that the show was just a moneymaking operation for the hosts and a honeypot operation for the feds. Unlike the No Agenda hosts, the YouTubers are open and honest that they are purely commercial operators. I wish all the best for them.

https://moralvolcano.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/noagendashow-gov-is-adam-curry-a-freemason/

Don’t condemn a reptilian because he is a schnook …er…a zuckerberg

The poor schlub!
Hang him, please!

No (green reptilian) blood.
Just put him in a deep freeze.

An electric chair may leave him charred.
You know what that means.

The risk of a ‘Return Of The Living Dead‘.
Or of some alien species.

The Winklevoss twins created Facebook but the contrite schlub here stole the idea.

Is Mark Zuckerberg a reptile?

Difficult to believe that this thing is human