Erica Klarriech, PhD
Back in the 1990s explanations like this would be pretty common on BBC 2’s Horizon. Though not nearly as detailed, Horizon wasn’t scared of tackling complex material in a way that only appealed to niche viewers. That era of television might be over but Numberphile has very much picked up the baton. The filming style of Numberphile, especially with the delivery-to-producer rather than to camera, the natural lighting, hand held filming, and the occasional interjections from behind the camera, always bring great waves of nostalgia for the days of hard BBC science reporting.
Someone with real expertise, please tell me if I'm wrong.
So there is room to improve slightly by brute force or more careful accounting, or a lot by finding an alternate construction.
Personally I (not the OP) found the video interesting, and at a good level for someone without a lot of context.
This is also how HN works: 99% of the time, there’s enough summary and context in the comments that I always just click through to the comments first to find out whether the article/video/whatever is worth the time.
Isn't that also a folly of HN? People not reading the articles and rushing to the comments to make some proclamation or put in their two cents.
Something like: `youtube-dl --skip-download --write-sub --write-auto-sub --sub-lang=en 'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnu_Ws7Llo4'`
You can use ffmpeg to convert subtitle files between different formats. SRT is easy to clean up for reading with a a few editor macros.
I don't know about you, but I've never solved any problems that have stumped people for decades.