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Primitive Technology
« on: November 12, 2018, 03:34:01 PM »
Lately I've been a little bit obsessed with these YouTube Videos that show people making stone age tools and dwellings from scratch.
















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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 04:14:02 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 04:55:05 PM »
First one to build a Wonder wins.

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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 06:41:07 PM »
The Primitive Technology guy is Australian - he's up somewhere in the Daintree rainforest near Cairns in Queensland, as far as I know. And yeah, he's brilliant. In case anyone reading hasn't watched any of his videos, he goes into the rainforest with literally nothing but a pair of denim shorts, makes tools from stone and wood, builds structures, and even ends up smelting tiny amounts of iron.

But he puts out a video maybe once every eight months or so.
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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 11:48:07 PM »
They're mesmerizing to watch.

I also appreciate the irony of sitting in a modern city, deriving entertainment from using my personal computer to watch a guy in a remote rainforest building primitive dwellings out of sticks and mud.
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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2018, 12:22:27 AM »
The Primitive Technology guy is Australian - he's up somewhere in the Daintree rainforest near Cairns in Queensland, as far as I know. And yeah, he's brilliant. In case anyone reading hasn't watched any of his videos, he goes into the rainforest with literally nothing but a pair of denim shorts, makes tools from stone and wood, builds structures, and even ends up smelting tiny amounts of iron.

But he puts out a video maybe once every eight months or so.
He averages about 1 video per month I think? His video list has 40 episodes since May 2015, or 40 videors per 42 months or almost 1:1. Am I missing something?
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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2018, 12:25:24 AM »
The Primitive Technology guy is Australian - he's up somewhere in the Daintree rainforest near Cairns in Queensland, as far as I know. And yeah, he's brilliant. In case anyone reading hasn't watched any of his videos, he goes into the rainforest with literally nothing but a pair of denim shorts, makes tools from stone and wood, builds structures, and even ends up smelting tiny amounts of iron.

But he puts out a video maybe once every eight months or so.
He averages about 1 video per month I think? His video list has 40 episodes since May 2015, or 40 videors per 42 months or almost 1:1. Am I missing something?

I may have been exaggerating. I also think that though he may average one per month, it's not a regular schedule. I'm pretty sure I've seen only one in the last two or three months at least. He may have put them out more frequently at other times.

My point was to not anticipate frequent updates to the channel.
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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2018, 12:46:54 AM »
I anticipate updates about once a month. That's been his schedule from the beginning as far as I can tell. Not frequent, as you say.

ETA: Turn on the subtitles for Mr. Primitive Technology. Very informative.
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Re: Primitive Technology
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2018, 05:23:25 AM »
First one to build a Wonder wins.
Only if it stands for 200 years.
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