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Viktor Huliganov Rants against the YouTube Pirates!


Original YT playout date: 15 March 2009
Duration: 32:53

“New intro: I spent some time today mending the badly synched audio on this one, but as you cannot simply replace a video file with a better version of the same (if you could it would solve a lot of the problem this even talks about), I’ll have to put it up again, superseding this one, which I’m going to audio-disable myself, just out of irony.

The new version will be up later today.

Those who watched this rant already and got beyond the first few minutes of very odd jerky speech (thanks, Logitech!) will have had the dubious pleasure of watching me talking a good five seconds out and gradually getting back to normal over the course of a half hour.

So by way of repairing this message, which I consider important enough to have spent that much time on – and you might be surprised how much work it takes to clean up using Power Director after Logitech has completely chewed up some cammed audio – and also by way of giving an example of what I’m talking about towards the end, ie, redoing audio and uploading again as a ‘redux’, I’m going to do the ironic thing of “”audioswapping”” my own anti-copyright video! You’ll get the repaired one with re-synched audio in glorious black and white and audio rantycolor just two or three videos downstream in my channel from this one. Enjoy!

Old intro: A belated rant for December. What’s three months behind between friends? Please bear with the jerkiness in the start and the audio being out of sync. Some pirate was trying to sabotage my intellectual property at the moment I was saying it, probably…”
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Huliganov belated monthly rant (November’s edition) Poolside thoughts on copyright…


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Original YT playout date: 9 March 2009
Duration: 11:44

I’m ranting about these pirates who ruin our creativity because they think theirs is the only one that counts. Usually it’s not the artist involved, but the ones who have put that artist in their pockets. As for themselves, they would not create anything, only make money from other people’s creations, and ruin people’s work who get in their way. That’s why they’re the real pirates here, and not the video creators.
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Rant for September – Recession makes you strong


 

Original YT playout date: 25 September 2008
Duration: 40:34

Viktor Huliganov takes David Tweedie to task for stripping the prudence out of financial reporting standards and thereby destroying civilisation as we know it, whilst on the other hand saying everything’s gonna be all right; no business, no cry. Read the rest of this entry

Beijing, Georgia and Reading…


 

Original YT playout date: 12 August 2008
Duration: 38:15

This is the Huliganov Rant for August. It gave rise to some comments so evidently some foound it controversial. Read the rest of this entry

Alexander Solzhenitsyn – Huliganov’s belated rant for July


Original YT playout date: 5 August 2008
Duration: 22:12

Huli’s late with the rant again, but was inspired to speak about Solzhenitsyn on reading this morning the sad news of his demise.
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500th Video – and Huliganov’s May Rant


Original YT playout date: 20 May 2008
Duration: 19:38

I had 500 videos at this point and about half a million channel views, and Huliganov talks about that and what is in store for the channel and the Russian course, which leads into a discussion about perfectionism.
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Rant for April


Original YT playout date: 12 April 2008
Duration: 23:21

Another rant about podcasts, and how good they are for people who want to get out and about.
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You Tube – The End Of Civilization As We Know It (yeah right)


Original playout date: 7 April 2008
Duration: 36:33

“This is the belated rant for December, although, despite a tiny amount of Christmas related talk at the beginning, most of this rant refers to an article in the online Telegraph dated 7 April 2008, which is when I made the rant.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/04/07/nweb107.xml
Some sense-starved junkalist, hiding behind the weasel phrase “”experts have warned””, presumes today to describe our use of the available bandwidth as less valid than his own use, for newspaper articles. I contend that anyone can write – at least at the stylistic level of his article, give or take a few spelling mistakes – whereas not everyone can produce entertaining and informative online video content. Therefore I go on to challenge the author of that article to produce his own video response to my rant, if he thinks that YouTube is such a bad idea, let him tell it to us face-to-face, over the camera.

On the way I give advice to town planners about traffic management in cities, and give a few pointers, which, if only listened to by the right ears, could greatly improve the quality of life for millions living in cities whose commuting plight today is largely caused by the control-freak complexes of minor government employees, and their inability to let free-market philosophy impact on road design.”
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Just a little point for travellers


Original playout date: 30 March 2008
Duration: 4:04

A mobile Hulirant encouraging people to repect the CITES convention and not buy rare species or things made from them while travelling. You can see the items confiscated in Warsaw airport, in a special “gablotta” as the term of art is, dedicated to making travellers wise up and stop taking elephants’ feet.
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Charlie Wilson’s War – Huliganov Rant for March


Original playout date: 2 March 2008
Duration: 25:34

This is actually the Eighth Hulirant. I haven’t been counting them over to this blog but you can see the earlier ones by looking at the side bar with the detailed navigation – and find “Hulirants”. They are all being collected there.
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Huliganov’s Rant for February – On UK Political Correctness


Original playout date: 6 February 2008
Duration: 2:13

Once again, Huli is not up to date with the rant. First off Huli points out that this is two years into his channel, and this is at the time of uploading here to Huliganov TV already 12 and a half years which is like one eighth of a century.
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Huliganov’s Free Spee..


Original playout date: 18 November 2007
Duration: 4:22

The attempt on Benazir Bhutto’s life prompts a rant from Huliganov which you could get away with in 2007 but could never get away with in 2017, in this era of political correctness and special pleading for the religion of peace. Thankfully in 2007 we have complete freedom to express opionions, but there are still some opponents better left untouched. Therefore, on legal adice, Huli’s enthusiastic endorsement of pulling lawyers’ hair has been removed.
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