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Title: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: kolbep on October 20, 2015, 05:36:18 am
Hi,
What do you think:
is this just a good gag,
or is this guy the real winner of the Electrical Darwin Awards:

https://youtu.be/3XVtUUtfjJE (https://youtu.be/3XVtUUtfjJE)
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: kolbep on October 20, 2015, 05:37:02 am
At 1:37 I love watching that cap expand until pop!
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: blueskull on October 20, 2015, 05:54:44 am
Works better than coffee.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: TerraHertz on October 20, 2015, 06:05:22 am
God, I just can't watch. What some people will do for youtube views. Which comes first, a million views or cardiac arrest?

Also, watching someone electrocute themselves repeatedly (and laughing at them) seems like tempting fate given there's an active thunderstorm passing over here now. "Ah ha ha ha look at the silly man zapping himsel****BAZAP*****"
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Mr.B on October 20, 2015, 06:14:44 am
LMFAO..   :-DD
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: blueskull on October 20, 2015, 06:19:01 am
God, I just can't watch. What some people will do for youtube views. Which comes first, a million views or cardiac arrest?

Also, watching someone electrocute themselves repeatedly (and laughing at them) seems like tempting fate given there's an active thunderstorm passing over here now. "Ah ha ha ha look at the silly man zapping himsel****BAZAP*****"

I think everything here are staged, it simply can not be real footage otherwise Darwin should have done his job already before he posted this video.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: crispy_tofu on October 20, 2015, 06:29:28 am
I think everything here are staged, it simply can not be real footage otherwise Darwin should have done his job already before he posted this video.

Same, I think this is all staged. Still a good laugh though!  :-DD
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: ez24 on October 20, 2015, 06:32:47 am
Hi,
What do you think:
is this just a good gag,
or is this guy the real winner of the Electrical Darwin Awards:

https://youtu.be/3XVtUUtfjJE (https://youtu.be/3XVtUUtfjJE)

He is a real winner of $$$ - he is making a fortune on Youtube

Mr Net is not the maker of this video.  The real poster gets 1,000,000s of views and at 5 cents a piece, he is getting rich.  He is not a Darwin, he is a very talented smart man.

Here is the link to the original poster

https://www.youtube.com/user/msadaghd/videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/msadaghd/videos)

Here he shows off his electric guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwIvUbOhcKE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwIvUbOhcKE)

I think this guy should get a sticky here to keep up the humor



Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: rickselectricalprojects on October 20, 2015, 06:46:25 am
i think this guy's videos are funny and sometimes informative (and as mentioned before, definitely staged) but the thing that i really worry about is some little kid thinking that they should try what they saw and seriously hurting or killing themselves :scared:.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Psi on October 20, 2015, 06:51:10 am
Electroboom is awesome.

Especially his FULL BRIDGE RECTIFIER bit.  ;D

Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: krivx on October 20, 2015, 06:54:09 am
He is a real winner of $$$ - he is making a fortune on Youtube

Mr Net is not the maker of this video.  The real poster gets 1,000,000s of views and at 5 cents a piece, he is getting rich.  He is not a Darwin, he is a very talented smart man.


I don't think youtube are paying out per view. 5c/view seems ludicrously high as well.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: crispy_tofu on October 20, 2015, 07:25:57 am
I don't think youtube are paying out per view. 5c/view seems ludicrously high as well.

Looks like it's based on CPC (cost per click) for ads, which varies according to things like timing and content.
Other people are saying about $1 to $2 per thousand views on the internet...

Maybe someone with first-hand experience can correct me.  ^-^
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: MikeW on October 20, 2015, 08:03:11 am
I don't think youtube are paying out per view. 5c/view seems ludicrously high as well.

Looks like it's based on CPC (cost per click) for ads, which varies according to things like timing and content.
Other people are saying about $1 to $2 per thousand views on the internet...

Maybe someone with first-hand experience can correct me.  ^-^

The poster of this video https://youtu.be/Vcx3I3z78Vc made a comment on reddit (that I can't find, you'll just have to trust me) that it has netted him about 300 dollars a month since he posted it.

Fag packet calculations suggest about 1 dollar per 500 views but from what I have heard elsewhere it's  not an exact linear relationship and results vary.

I suspect he is rounding up a bit too.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: rickselectricalprojects on October 20, 2015, 08:40:38 am
http://socialblade.com/youtube/youtube-money-calculator (http://socialblade.com/youtube/youtube-money-calculator)
just type in a youtube channel and it will give you an estimate on how much they make a year. i was surprised just how much youtubers make.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: crispy_tofu on October 20, 2015, 08:46:19 am
http://socialblade.com/youtube/youtube-money-calculator (http://socialblade.com/youtube/youtube-money-calculator)
just type in a youtube channel and it will give you an estimate on how much they make a year. i was surprised just how much youtubers make.

That estimated CPM range is quite large though... without the actual figure, the range is extremely wide.  :o
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: EEVblog on October 20, 2015, 09:07:37 am
He is a real winner of $$$ - he is making a fortune on Youtube
Mr Net is not the maker of this video.  The real poster gets 1,000,000s of views and at 5 cents a piece, he is getting rich. 

Err, try 0.5 cents per view ($5 CPM)
This income range would be accurate:
http://socialblade.com/youtube/c/electroboom (http://socialblade.com/youtube/c/electroboom)
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: EEVblog on October 20, 2015, 09:08:59 am
Other people are saying about $1 to $2 per thousand views on the internet...
Maybe someone with first-hand experience can correct me.  ^-^

That figure is about right.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: EEVblog on October 20, 2015, 09:10:33 am
That estimated CPM range is quite large though... without the actual figure, the range is extremely wide.  :o

Pick the middle and you basically have it.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Stonent on October 20, 2015, 04:27:28 pm
I have maybe 20 videos and I've made about $100 per year off of them. I don't actively promote them or even post much.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: rx8pilot on October 20, 2015, 04:39:56 pm
Genius. Great actor, blocking, framing, and practical efx.



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Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: tec5c on October 30, 2015, 10:30:40 am
some little kid thinking that they should try what they saw and seriously hurting or killing themselves :scared:.

This!!

Guy is an idiot and should not be producing videos like this. If he needs something better to do, he should try plucking his monobrow.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: briselec on November 01, 2015, 09:57:37 am
It's so obvious his "accidents" are done on purpose, I don't know how anyone finds him funny or even worth wasting their time watching him.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: EEVblog on November 01, 2015, 10:13:45 am
It's so obvious his "accidents" are done on purpose, I don't know how anyone finds him funny or even worth wasting their time watching him.

It's funny the first time you see it, and that would translate into a ton of subscribers. Easy to see why many have gone viral. Whether or not people would stick around for a hundred episodes of this though, I don't know.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Macbeth on November 01, 2015, 10:16:10 am
Sorry but PMSL. It's obvious it's all staged (quite well too). It's funny because its an exaggeration of all the things we do on occasion. This guy just takes it to Frank Spencer levels.  :-DD
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Macbeth on November 01, 2015, 10:33:13 am
It's funny the first time you see it, and that would translate into a ton of subscribers. Easy to see why many have gone viral. Whether or not people would stick around for a hundred episodes of this though, I don't know.
Ah yes. Not knowing the guy I found the compilation hilarious, but watching an actual episode of his I'm not impressed. I figured he was doing actual electronics and throwing in the madcap stunts as a deliberate comedy aside. But nope, he just electrocutes himself.
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: fivefish on November 01, 2015, 10:41:35 am
I dislike this guy.  I don't find these videos funny at all.  Other noobs may see what he's doing and try it, and end up badly hurt.... (not knowing after effects trickery/special fx may have been used in the video production and just plain over-acting.)
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: con-f-use on November 01, 2015, 11:10:26 am
Deja vu? (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/is-this-guy-for-real-or-just-playing-the-fool-you-decide-funny-to-watch-though/msg788432/#msg788432)
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: crispy_tofu on November 01, 2015, 11:22:37 am
Which one are we supposed to post in?!  |O
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Delta on November 02, 2015, 01:59:24 am
I think he is brilliant.

If anyone is so stupid to copy him then they deserve a belf from their homemade electric guitar...
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: calexanian on November 02, 2015, 03:07:40 am
Yeah, its funny to watch, but I have to say there would be better ways to do this. Blowing up caps can be extremely dangerous. You could easily loose an eye doing what he is doing.

More to the point https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAg1r6zw7Bg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAg1r6zw7Bg)
Title: Re: Is this 'Engineer' For Real
Post by: Galenbo on November 02, 2015, 07:49:57 am
Err, try 0.5 cents per view ($5 CPM)
This income range would be accurate:
http://socialblade.com/youtube/c/electroboom (http://socialblade.com/youtube/c/electroboom)

-electroboom
+eevblog

I couldn't resist :-)