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There is a simple trick to watch YouTube videos without ads

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About reddit (and as emphasized by android police and 9to5Google), someone posted an easy way to watch YouTube videos in a web browser without ads. In the URL for whatever video you want to watch, you just need to add an extra dot after the dot com in the YouTube link.

This works as described for me when pasting a video URL into an incognito browser window with the dot added. In addition to removing pre-roll ads, it also eliminates mid-roll breaks for videos. By the time you’ve copied, pasted, and modified the video URL, I’m not sure how much time you really save just waiting for the skip ad button to appear, but it does work.

As for why something so trivial successfully bypasses YouTube’s ad engine, here’s what Redditor unicorn4sale said when he posted the trick:

It’s an oft-forgotten edge case, websites forget to normalize the hostname, the content still shows up, but there’s no match to the hostname in the browser, so no cookies and broken CORS – and much bigger sites use a different domain to display ads/media with a whitelist that does not contain an extra dot

With over 4,000 upvotes on Reddit, it’s likely YouTube already knows that people have caught wind of this loophole. The inattention is likely to be corrected sooner rather than later.

In addition, keep in mind that ad revenue helps your favorite creators to keep doing what they do. Adblockers and this trick take away those resources. The “correct” way to stop seeing ads is to subscribe to YouTube Premium, which you may already know, as the YouTube app relentlessly engages people with a maddening frequency.

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How a kid cracked YouTube’s secret code

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In 2016, young YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to try to solve how a video is going viral on YouTube.

In the fall of 2016, Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to solve one of media’s biggest mysteries: How exactly does a video go viral on YouTube? Donaldson, then 18, had been posting to the site since he was 12 without garnering much of an audience. But he was convinced that he was almost unlocking the secrets of the YouTube algorithm, the black box of rules and processes that determines which videos are recommended to viewers.

In the months that followed, Donaldson and a handful of his friends tried to crack the code. They made daily phone calls to analyze which videos went viral. They gave each other YouTube-related homework assignments and they teased successful channels for data on their most successful posts. “I woke up, I studied YouTube, I studied videos, I studied filmmaking, I went to bed and that was my life,” Donaldson recalled in a recent interview.

In 2016, young YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson dropped out of college to try to solve how a video is going viral on YouTube.

One day he got an idea for a video that he was sure would work. It was as simple as counting. Donaldson sat down in a chair and muttered one song after another for the next 40 hours, starting at zero and going up to 100,000. At the end of the exhausting stunt, he looked frantically into the camera. “What am I doing with my life?” he said.

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Sikkim State Lottery Best SOFT morning results

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Sikkim’s ‘Dear Gentle Morning’ lottery is a popular weekly lottery. The face value of the ticket is ₹6. The first prize is ₹50 lakhs. The second prize is ₹9,000. The third prize is 500, the 4th prize is ₹250 and the 5th prize is 120 and will be given to the holders of tickets with matching serial numbers.

In addition to these prizes, there is a consolation prize of 1,000. The draw of the weekly ‘Dear Gentle Morning’ lottery on Saturday will be announced at 11:55 AM.

Sikkim state lottery results for December 5, 2021

The latest Sikkim Lottery results for today have been updated on the official website which is http://www.sikkimlotteries.com/.

The seven weekly competitions organized by Sikkim Lottery are:

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Dear Loving Morning’ – It is held every Monday morning and the results are announced at 11:55am. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Best Sincere Morning’ – It is held every Tuesday morning and the results are announced at 11:55 AM. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Dear Faithful Morning’ – It is held every Wednesday morning and the results are announced at 11:55am. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Dear Kind Morning’ – It is held every Thursday morning and the results are announced at 11:55am. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Dear Tender Morning’ – It is held every Friday morning and the results are announced at 11:55am. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Dear Gentle Morning’ – It is held every Saturday morning and the results are announced at 11:55am. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh.

Sikkim Lottery – ‘Best Affectionate Morning’ – It is held every Sunday morning and the results will be announced at 11:55 AM. The value of the first prize is ₹50 Lakh

The prize structure of the Sikkim State Lottery Sambad

The cost of one ticket is 6. The winner of the first prize can claim ₹50 lakhs. The second prize holder can claim 9,000, the third prize holder can claim 500, while the 4th prize holder can claim ₹250. There is also the 5th prize, where the winner can claim an amount of 120. a consolation prize of ₹1000 given to multiple participants. The latest Sikkim Lottery results for today have been updated at 11:55 am on the official website which is http://www.sikkimlotteries.com/.

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Ollie Robinson inspired by Flintoff’s Ashes tourists, but with a different result

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Ollie Robinson is inspired by memories of watching the Ashes from the stands (Nigel French/PA) (PA Wire)

Ollie Robinson is inspired by memories of watching the Ashes from the stands (Nigel French/PA) (PA Wire)

Ollie Robinson caught the Ashes bug after Andrew Flintoff’s England team around Australia as a teenager, but is convinced that he can deliver a different result this time.

Robinson, who is inked to take the field in the series opener in Brisbane on Wednesday, took an extended Christmas break from his private school Canterbury to travel Down Under for the 2006-07 game.

A 5-0 whitewash may not have been the score he hoped for, but the journey proved a formative experience for young Robinson, who was particularly drawn to Flintoff’s combative style.

Andrew Flintoff was an inspiration to the teenage Robinson (Gareth Copley/PA) (PA Archive)

Andrew Flintoff was an inspiration to the teenage Robinson (Gareth Copley/PA) (PA Archive)

Fifteen years later, he will be the man in the middle at The Gabba and is optimistic about the prospects of getting the urn back.

“I haven’t been here to play before, but I saw the test match here when I was 13,” he said.

“That was quite special and I was lucky to be here. There were moments in that series that I remember, I think ‘Freddie’ got 80 one day (in Sydney) and I remember thinking he was just taking it to the Aussies.

“Growing up, that’s what I wanted to do and how I wanted to play my cricket. It’s really inspiring to see that as a youngster and now hopefully try to emulate how Flintoff and other players did. I feel like we’re definitely the underdogs, but we can take the urn home.”

Though a five-cap rookie, Robinson has already proved his quality with 28 wickets at an average of 19.60 and also showed in a highly charged run against India this summer that he is no shrinking fiddle on the international stage.

He was happy to exchange a few words with Virat Kohli’s men and it looks like he won’t back down in the coming weeks either.

“I don’t think, as a person, I could keep my head down if I tried,” he explained.

“They are just home fans here too, so we have to be prepared for them to come at us hard and the challenge will be tough.

“I’m definitely going to try and get under their skin and kind of upset them, basically batters and bowlers. If I can get them out of their rhythm we’ll be winning, so it’s something you’ll definitely see and hopefully we’ll come out on top.”

I’m definitely going to try to get under their skin and shake them up a bit. The Aussie chat is pretty atrocious.

Asked about the attention he expected in return, he was no longer conciliatory.

“The Aussie chat is pretty awful if I’m honest,” he added.

Both teams have had little meaningful training, with continued rain in Queensland reducing the warm-up schedule to a few chaotic sessions rather than the scheduled multi-day matches.

But while England have had a typically busy year of test cricket at home and abroad, Australia have not put on their Baggy Greens since their defeat at home to India in January. With their multi-format players also arriving at the last possible moment due to their win at the recent T20 World Cup, Robinson believes England have their noses up for when it comes to preparedness.

“Obviously it wasn’t ideal preparation, it was tough, but as a group we feel like we made it with what we were given,” he said.

“We feel in a good place and we have an edge over the Aussies, which is the most important. They were at the World Cup (final) and in quarantine so they are probably a few weeks behind us. We feel we have a good job in us since we’ve been here and hopefully that will give us an edge in the first test. ”

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