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SmarterEveryDay 4 meses atrás
I like that feeling I get when I do the final watch through of a video just before uploading it.... and I genuinely enjoy the content. It's like I'm grateful that the video exists, independent of who made it. Checkout this link to sign up for the email list if you’d prefer not to think and want me to just email new videos to you when I make them. Thanks to all the Coasties that took the time to teach me, and who worked with me to make this video possible.
Fun Awesome
Fun Awesome 6 dias atrás
Martijn Slingerland
Thank you and Justin for teaching me how to whistle!
Helmut Einhorn
Helmut Einhorn 2 meses atrás
@Anon54387 same for me. One the first try a first time loud whistle, which i never managed in 55 years before. Unfortuntely my togue will stop properly folding back when I inhale. Anyway I experieced progress.
Michael Foye
Michael Foye 2 meses atrás
Once again thank you for one of the very best educational channels on the internet. And for giving the men and women of the United States Coast Guard their due. They are far too often overlooked and underappreciated.
Devan Lake
Devan Lake 3 meses atrás
@JoShoe Productions gg
LockPickingLawyer 4 meses atrás
That drifting VS pattern was really interesting. Overlying drifts with search patterns really leads to a counterintuitive result. This video definitely lived up to the channel name. 👍
George Suckalottaphallus
The drifts probably won't hold up to the Ramset
Fibonacci 1911
Fibonacci 1911 Mês atrás
Awesome to see one of my favorite content creators, LPL...appreciating another one of my favorites, SmarterEveryDay...what a small, beautiful world we live in.
felix Mês atrás
how fast can you lockpick a helicopter
Call me Chaf
Call me Chaf Mês atrás
I literally just watched your bathroom lock video to come here and see your comment. small world.
curtis oneill
curtis oneill 2 meses atrás
How many people liked this comment before reading it, just because it LPL?
Robert 3 meses atrás
Career Mariner here, I would also like to stress the importance of the capacity of those in need to reacue to also have their own search and scanning patterns. If they have flares, mirrors, flashlights, whistles, smoke signals, flags, anything... it can help the search party locate them quicker. Do not use your equipment until you spot a search asset. I understand not all lost at sea may have this equipment.
Robert 17 dias atrás
@Celestial Melody Most vessels on open water will monitor emergency channels and be well informed of any casualty. Rescue assests are limited, but fishing and pleasure craft are numerous. I would try to signal any spotted craft through any means. Flares are best used during the night. Smoke, signal mirrors, and flags are best used during the day. If you only have a flare and it is daylight, use it only when you are confident that you see a vessel. Your mind may play tricks on you, seeing what you desperately want to see. There is no guarantee that the vessel will see it. Not all casualties go reported. Not everyone is actively searching. No one may know you are in trouble. I recommend mirrors be kept in all vessels. Fasten a plastic wistle to your PFD as well as a waterproof flashlight.
Celestial Melody
Celestial Melody 18 dias atrás
If you have only one flare, if you see a passenger/tourist cruiser in the distance, do you use the flare or do you wait for something that looks like a searching ship~? My reaction would be to use it for the Cruiser, hoping they would see it and find me~
Robert 2 meses atrás
@The Jerk Granted, my statement is for the consumables. With the possible exception of electronic aids like GPS, and Sea Oil. I'd also like to add the impact that a task could have on moral. Keep someone or yourself busy while waiting for help. Wave the orange flag, flash the horizon with the mirror, scan your surroundings constantly when possible. If with a group, try to ask what the others see if you think you've spotted something but are unsure. Desparate people may easily be influenced by suggestion. Every dot in the sky begins to look like a plane, every white capped wave looks like a ship.
The Jerk
The Jerk 2 meses atrás
I always heard that you should use the mirror periodically
bcw bcw
bcw bcw 2 meses atrás
@seeni gzty Something that has helped is self-inflating lifejackets with lights built in that actuate when wet. A few have radio beacons.
Philip Hinton
Philip Hinton 3 meses atrás
Destin, I’ve been following your channel for a long time. Love your content! This one in particular hits home because I’m one of the lead technicians that maintains the software and infrastructure for the SAROPS program that you’re referring to. My coworker and I are on-call 24/7/365 to ensure a 100% uptime of SAROPS program for all the command centers. Thank you for such an excellent video, please keep them coming!!! I will be sharing this with my team!
SleeplessDev Mês atrás
What kind of infrastructure is needed to maintain this program? Is the software standalone, or does it require internet access to talk to your servers or databases? To calculate search patterns, is the info from the Victor Sierra (set and drift, was it?) all you need to perform the necessary calculations, or is there supplementary information the program provides such as info on tides, wave height, wind, and weather?
Philip Hinton
Philip Hinton 3 meses atrás
@thewendts Thank you 😁
thewendts 3 meses atrás
And you guys do a great job of that Phil! Thanks
Joanna 3 meses atrás
The Coast Guard Rules, I love watching them do their jobs, much much respect
Dxnny Mês atrás
I honestly love how they were there to talk and teach instead of them just doing it and you watching. You don't even ask anything and they'll still look at you and the camera and explain everything. Amazing way to teach and learn.
Steel 16 dias atrás
@Kevin Milies hes doing fine
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello Dxnny, how’re you doing?
Steve Buck
Steve Buck 3 meses atrás
Hey Destin, very cool, I live in Washington and fish out of the mouth of the Columbia river where it meets the Pacific ocean. The coast guard tests the boats that you were on because the water conditions there are quite dangerous. Many boats go down or get swamped from buoy 10 to the CR buoy. Those CG boats are made to be able to go completely upside down and right themselves. You should do just a show on those boats.
concken1 4 dias atrás
@tc1uscg Agreed and good to hear all that, OM. Rock on.
tc1uscg 4 dias atrás
@concken1 FBOM.. It was always amazing how it seemed RM's and TC's knew so much about our service and just how things "worked".. 73's.
concken1 4 dias atrás
@tc1uscg Agreed. You were a TC1? Me too...
tc1uscg 4 dias atrás
@concken1 The improvement in survivability and ability (speed, high platform) as compared to the 44's is a big improvement needless to say in crew comfort also, IMO. Also the new fast response boats are a big improvement from the 41's and earlier in my day, 40 and 30ft UTB's
concken1 Mês atrás
@BathinJapes yes, that's the training grounds of the 47' MLB.
Alec Steele
Alec Steele 4 meses atrás
Amazing video as usual. Also, whistled first time with that trick!
Josh L
Josh L 3 meses atrás
@SmarterEveryDay The look on your face of joy and suprise was amazing. I tried it but didn't have as much success. I thought at first he was tricking you.
Nemo X
Nemo X 3 meses atrás
What. I literally randomly discovered your channel today through Tom's bottle opener, and now i find you randomly under a video.
Joshua Drewlow
Joshua Drewlow 3 meses atrás
I thought like: "Oh cool, I always wanted to whistle like this" but then: nope, doesn't work 🤷🏼‍♂️
Chris Hendricks
Chris Hendricks 3 meses atrás
It didn't completely for me, but there were little bits of whistle that I heard, which is the closest I've ever gotten to doing that.
Oscar O'sullivan
Oscar O'sullivan 3 meses atrás
Now RNLI search pattern
Andrew Jacobs
Andrew Jacobs 3 meses atrás
I didn’t understand until 14:27 but now it makes sense! It is indeed genius. I will be implementing something similar when I am kayak fishing and I lose something! Thanks for being so smart and willing to pass it on to the rest of us. You’re one intelligent 39 year old!
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
How’re you doing?
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello Andrew
J. Richard
J. Richard 3 meses atrás
They didn't mention in regard to the other search patterns, that a parallel search goes with the direction of drift (parallel), and a creeping line search goes perpendicular to and against the direction of drift, starting at the furthest downwind point. There are a lot of variables regarding floating objects and how they behave, whether they are affected more by wind (a light boat with a high profile) or more by current (a person low in the water). A sector search once "saved my life" when I lost my wedding ring in the ocean at a beach on my honeymoon. After quite some time of random roaming, I used a rock for datum and started a sector search with the setting sun for my first course... found it on the second leg, half buried in the sand!
Evan Windom
Evan Windom 17 dias atrás
Great explanation. The creeping line and parallel work well when you're covering a large area and really don't have a defined "last known position". In searching for missing aircraft, we would commonly use a modified parallel track if we knew the intended route of flight. The first pass was down the route. The second, going back in the opposite direction, was offset to one side. The third pass was offset to the opposite side, and so on. It's a little like a parallel, but starts on the track and moves progressively outward. If you DO have a decent last fix, then sectors or expanding squares are good choices. We make really frequent use of a modified creeping line, where at the end of the first pass, you turn around and fly back on the same track in the opposite direction. When you get to the starting point, you offset to one side and start again. It takes a lot longer than the creeping line, but gives each track a higher POD (probability of detection). Since we're typically in two-person crews in light aircraft, the right seater is the primary person searching and this approach lets that person see both sides of each track well.
ColdPillowz 3 meses atrás
I’d love to see a comparison of their metrics and success rate prior to and after this technology came to use.
ColdPillowz 2 meses atrás
@Fremen oh i am certain it’s a major improvement on success rate and why they’d use it versus not using it! I’d just like to see the numbers.
drfdwf 3 meses atrás
10 million subscribers, years of valuable knowledge and stories being shared. Destin, I think it's time you release an Official SmarterEveryDay Trucker Hat. For you to wear. And also for people to have more ways to support you. Thanks for everything you have done and continue to do. Wishing more good things for you.
seeni gzty
seeni gzty 3 meses atrás
this presentation.
ChrisFix 3 meses atrás
Well I just learned how to whistle with my hands the first try... That is crazy haha.
xn85d2 25 dias atrás
Doesn't work for me even though I can whistle normally.
Meister Trollport
Meister Trollport Mês atrás
i don't get it at all. Allthough i can whistle perfectly without hands.
SmallWeinerSteve Mês atrás
broooooo im high and just got so scared
Jonas Schoppen
Jonas Schoppen Mês atrás
Same as me haha
JH Mês atrás
@Levi Sage me either
N Goodall
N Goodall 3 meses atrás
Great video. I spent my career in the Army; wouldn't change a thing. If I had to do it over, I would consider the Coast Guard, though. They push so much responsibility to junior personnel. Their missions are pretty incredible as well: search and rescue, disaster response, law enforcement and war fighting. Mad respect to the Coasties.
Ben Garcia
Ben Garcia 3 meses atrás
This was such a cool video!!! Thank you Destin for such a high quality and informative video and shout out to the SAR team for their hospitality and willingness to educate all of us🙏🏼
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Are you a big fan Destin?
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
MNI S Mês atrás
17:07 I think using a small drone will help a lot with the viewing angle, and they should have IR Camera so they can detect the heat, this will make any person floating very clear even in the dark and that could save them a lot of time and effort :)
macronencer 3 meses atrás
Fascinating video - thanks! Do you happen to know whether all this SAR patterns are used by other sea rescue organisations in other parts of the world? How widespread are they?
Debo Gaming
Debo Gaming 4 meses atrás
One of the best thing about dude is that he never takes credit for himself when he achieves something. He always respect, the audience, and his team, and he is always polite in all of his video. We congratulate our ourselves on this achievement. More to come ❤️
J M 4 meses atrás
Go read the pinned comment.
Seth Proaps
Seth Proaps 3 meses atrás
I love your videos, your ones that touch on using math in engineering are some of my favorites and seeing the search pattern calculator made me think it would be really cool if you did a video on slide rules and other older calculators. Especially since they were partially responsible for putting man on the moon.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello 👋
Jim Pickering
Jim Pickering 2 meses atrás
This brought back memories of being a rescue swimmer years ago. One of the most disappointing things was staring out the window of the helicopter, searching for hours and hours, and never finding the victims.
Sajin688 3 meses atrás
The dummy part was a good laugh 😂 it was adorable seeing them all laugh as a team. Great content as always Destin. Keep up the great work
Diaper Maverick
Diaper Maverick 3 meses atrás
Destin, thank you. I love your videos. I have always wanted to be an engineer but I never got the chance to do so when I was younger. A different profession grabbed me but this has always been a passion of mine. Everything you do is awesome. Looking forward to a future video on the JWST that your dad helped develop!
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing?
Louis Phillips
Louis Phillips 4 meses atrás
I’m an old man, and just did the finger whistle for the first my whole life and have always wanted to learn and no one has been able to explain it to me. Love this channel!!!
Jnite 3 meses atrás
@Justin Lebeouf I'm assuming you're the Justin from the video? Thanks so much! So many people have tried to teach this to me, this is the first time I've ever had it work.
MojoPup 3 meses atrás
Almost got it but my tongue's too thick to bend
theMOCmaster 3 meses atrás
@Louis Phillipsfold my tongue pointed up? what? I can curl it into a tube or fold it on top of itself so its pointing backwards not up?
Laz Arus
Laz Arus 4 meses atrás
@whuzzzup My monitor is covered in spit and I'm now lightheaded, though I think the latter might have been from laughing so hard at my attempts.
whuzzzup 4 meses atrás
Well now I have a lot of saliva all over my bed, but no whistle.
C Z 3 meses atrás
Thanks Destin, you provide such a valuable public service. Making these topics interesting and fun is so important.
Mike Hagan
Mike Hagan 3 meses atrás
I was in a land Based Search and Rescue unit for 15 years and wasn't aware of a lot of this. Very interesting video. Though there were some similarities. We didn't have the Same issues in most Cases. So that type of " Victor Sierra " with Set and Drift didn't come in to play in the same way. Best Wishes from Montana M.H.
Craig Toomey
Craig Toomey Mês atrás
Man this is great to see so many views on the Coast Guard's missions and tactics.
Danny Martial
Danny Martial 3 meses atrás
This is interesting because if I was on a raft at sea and I had a paddle, I'd think to paddle myself against the flow so I don't drift too far from where I got lost, to increase my chances of being found. I'd think I was doing the search team a favor by not allowing myself to stray too far from where I got lost. Now, I know to just relax and follow the flow of the water lol
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Mês atrás
It's not a bad idea, per se, they do start the search there. That said you'll not be able to beat even light currents with a paddle and a raft. Best to relax and rest your eyes you so can check and not blind yourself.
ToolofSociety 3 meses atrás
Paddling burns calories and weakens you too.
Matt Hagge
Matt Hagge 4 meses atrás
The whistling thing is extremely infuriating as I've never in my whole life been able to do it. Seeing Destin do it first try fills me with jealousy. I swear I've tried it a million times.
Joep Brink
Joep Brink 3 meses atrás
Boggy 3 meses atrás
@Maddie's Menagerie fr i need to get this or some copium
R. G.M
R. G.M 3 meses atrás
@A Hay Seed thx i will try
B Hamilton
B Hamilton 3 meses atrás
@stevenqirkle there are so many youtube tutorials. have a look. it took me like an hour to figure out how to whistle like that just by watching a bunch of tutorials here. now i can whistle so loud my ears ring afterwards. good luck.
Touay 3 meses atrás
the folding the tongue over thing is what made it work for me.
gusr6 3 meses atrás
What an excellent video Destin. Thanks so much for creating it. I'd love to see you do a video on gyroscopes, especially MEMS gyroscopes.
Huzzir Zakaria
Huzzir Zakaria 2 meses atrás
Thank you dear Destin, as always never fails to deliver informative n interesting knwledge as usual. 👍
Ruthless info
Ruthless info 12 dias atrás
These shows are incredible and educational I have watched a load of them and there’s not one that’s boring. In fact it’s helped me with my anxiety it takes me to a place of excitement and wonder keep them coming these coast guard 1s are the best. From uk 🇬🇧
Manny G.
Manny G. 3 meses atrás
Love the level of excitement when you got the whistle on first try! Great video and loving all of the military-related series.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello, how’re you doing today?
Nah Nottoday
Nah Nottoday 4 meses atrás
Been subbed to sed for longer than I've been subbed to anyone else. Genuinely makes me happy to watch your videos Destin. You're like a cool big brother to a lot of us I'm sure, at least for myself I feel that way.
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
@SmarterEveryDay Maybe, but you get CoolerEveryDay.
Frazier L
Frazier L 4 meses atrás
@AngryPotato ay to the yo!!!!?!!!
Zachary Alvernaz
Zachary Alvernaz 4 meses atrás
@SmarterEveryDay unless one of them is named "Mark Rober" none of them stand a chance of being cooler. And I'm not sure who is cooler between you and Rober.
pterodox123 4 meses atrás
@SmarterEveryDay+ humble + self deprecating 😁
D N 3 meses atrás
oh heck ya!! I was so stoked for this series after seeing your first video on this Destin. Keep up the good work, it's much appreciated!
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford Mês atrás
When you whisled and learned something so fast, I enjoy that feeling too, how amazing is that, I just get so hyped like you do. I learned some harder maths for an assessment and I was just so happy, after the test I passed out so hard from being excited all day. I just wish there was more people to have fun with math with, so really get people into it... There isn't much play room for maths with others.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello Rusty
Michele Pardini
Michele Pardini 3 meses atrás
I was very interested in the video and highly appreciated the math done to find the 0.0473 inches. I actually re-done the whole thing in metric system and got 0.12 cm , trigonometry rocks.
Tradeshow Truss Displays
Great to see a group of capable, smart, dedicated young people doing a highly professional and difficult job. They give you faith in the future of this country.
Andrew Van Lare
Andrew Van Lare 3 meses atrás
Yeah this is a better recruiting video than anything the coast guard could make
Compy 4 meses atrás
"Zoom in, enhance" I think Destin just fulfilled a childhood dream saying that line.
Compy 3 meses atrás
@René S My uneducated guess is that he blurred it before hand, and removed the blur to give the "enhance" effect.
René S
René S 3 meses atrás
but did he actually use software to get this snippet so sharp? please let me know
White Out
White Out 3 meses atrás
@SmarterEveryDay wait...The sticky note isn't the joke?
Isoquant 3 meses atrás
Cracked up at that part 😂
Scotty Gear
Scotty Gear 4 meses atrás
@SmarterEveryDay came to the comments specially for this line. Amazing!
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford Mês atrás
Love this, so much. As a kid I knew there was so many variables that has to be able to calculate into real events, there is no way we can't have formulas for everything needed. That's why i'm so in love with this, and made it so effective.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how are you doing ?
willardroad 2 meses atrás
Old sailor, nerding out on this. Great content. Thanks for the effort, and the quality job of editing. (I'm a video editor - kudos to you)
Horus2Osiris 3 meses atrás
I feel it! Smarter Every Day! Great work, Destin, as per your unusual mind; lovin' it!
A view from the saddle
A view from the saddle 19 dias atrás
Thank you, Justin 😂 I've always wondered how to whistle properly, and I'm totally trying that on the dog walk tomorrow!!
David Leadford
David Leadford 4 meses atrás
A retired Coastie here. It's good to see someone talking about what the Coast Guard does to help their fellow man in distress. It's not talked about much, and I wish things like this was publicized more. I think it would benefit the Coast Guard greatly. I had a lot of fun in the Coast Guard, there's a lot of real good, and dedicated men and women hard at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to do only one small part of the Coast Guard's job. I don't regret the time I served, and I'd gladly do it again without hesitation. I remember one SAR case I got involved in. I was on a cutter returning from a Narcotics Patrol in the Caribbean, on our way home when we got tagged to do a SAR for a sailboat. It was almost an all hands effort, even I had pair of binoculars and was looking for them. I made a comment to one my fellow watchstanders saying "it's too bad we don't have a helo onboard". I noticed the Captain jerked his head up and stared at me, then left the bridge. The next morning we had a helo onboard. After refueling it, giving the flight crew bathroom break (called a head), and a snack, they were back in the air officially joining the SAR effort. About 40 minutes into their patrol. They found the sailboat. All hands were rescued. And we went home to loved ones we hadn't seen in almost 2 months.
AnarexicSumo 3 meses atrás
@Spout Boes Everyone understands your gripe. They just don't agree, and for good reason. If someone is adrift with 500kg of coke they're rescued and then arrested for cocaine. Rescue doesn't come second. It's always the first priority. If someone refuses rescue because they don't want to face consequences for breaking the law, they are culpable. What's more is that migrant interdiction is almost indistinguishable from a SAR operation because the coyotes don't give af about personal safety and are willing to kill whoever to not get caught. No one but you is going to be convinced it's a good idea to establish *another* life saving service covering 95,500 continuous miles of coastline out to a hundred or more miles of sea just so the USCG which already has that capability and expertise can sit around and do *only* law enforcement. You don't like it? Cool. You don't have to. You're not re-writing 14USC102.
Quentin Neill
Quentin Neill 3 meses atrás
@David Leadford my confusion was not with the situations, it was with the perceived ethical or moral conflict asserted as the “conflict of interest” which I was reacting to (from Spout Boes). I totally get multiple directives and conflicting interests, and believe that is when hierarchies of principles are tested (as I am an armchair philosopher). I’m just saying there’s nothing special here about deciding about whether to arrest, rescue, or defend against some outlaws, as the culpability for all the bad outcomes seems to reside with the perps. That’s why I said “I’m not following you”.
David Leadford
David Leadford 3 meses atrás
@Quentin Neill You are mixing two different missions together. That's why it's confusing. SAR (Search and Rescue) is one mission, Law Enforcement is another mission. This rescue occurred while transiting home from a law enforcement mission.
Quentin Neill
Quentin Neill 3 meses atrás
Sorry I’m just not following you, although I get the notion, I’ve never heard or read about your IMHO contrived scenario, it seems quite rare. I agree “A person’s humanity comes first” but rendering aid is only a success as far as the victim wants aid. If a victim in need of rescue chooses to run from a rescuer, that is not a choice (nor is their culpability) on the rescuer. People can perceive where priorities lie especially in life threatening situations, which GO BOTH WAYS in enforcement operations. I would suggest you resume this argument when there’s an actual Coast Guard operation involving this situation that comes to light. As for “Comply or die is not a scenario” well said, a worthy goal! Except, if necessary, I’d rather the criminals subjected to this choice outnumber the innocents.
Spout Boes
Spout Boes 3 meses atrás
@tyrannosaurus imperator That's literally no different than holding a gun to someone in order to arrest them. Comply or die is not a scenario anyone should be subject to.
CrazyPete Mês atrás
Thank you for making this video. I doubt I will utilize this knowledge but I found it very interesting!
Rhino Gixxer
Rhino Gixxer 3 meses atrás
Hi, Newly subscribed to your Channel, watched and enjoyed these videos, I was watching the Submarine breaking through the ice, I had to stop it 1/2 way through to ask this, and came to the most recent video to hopefully be seen/read. How difficult was it to get the permission from the Military to 1st get aboard & 2nd have your content reviewed then approved to present it? I am really excited and "Smarter Every Day" is a perfect channel name! Side Note: When it was the string test and the depth, i was thinking of "Down Periscope" w/ Kelsey Grammer. keep up the Great Work!
J. V.
J. V. 3 meses atrás
7:26 is awesome. happened to me as well when i was about 15 or 16. afterwards i tried it again but could not do it right away, because i tried to hard. it took me a couple of tries to properly learn it, but the first blow… exactly like this one.
D. Raahauge
D. Raahauge 20 dias atrás
Great video! I’ll take that knowledge with me back and try to implement that in the Danish Marine Home Force
misuyy fong
misuyy fong 3 meses atrás
The whistling thing is extremely infuriating as I've never in my whole life been able to do it. Seeing Destin do it first try fills me with jealousy. I swear I've tried it a million times.
Siberius Wolf
Siberius Wolf Mês atrás
This account stole that comment from the commenter Matt Hagge, but anyhoo.
The Fantorangster
The Fantorangster 2 meses atrás
I can’t do any form of whistling. I was hoping this methid would work, since it looked so easy, but no.
⸻ ⸻
⸻ ⸻ 3 meses atrás
I learned when i was a kid in front of my house with a friend we trayed all day with pause because we are was red and almost colapsed from so much air blowing. If you can whistle with 4 fingers you can do with all of them (not 10 fingers in your mouth at same time) :))) Example, one finger from right hand combined with any other finger from left hand. I think it's easier to learn with one hand that classic pinchwhistle.
GetmeoutofSanFrancisco 3 meses atrás
@lollycopter So.... Laminar flow? lol
ppybmjc 3 meses atrás
You don't need to push your tongue back anywhere near as far or hard as I imagined. It's not like regular whistling which to me involves a lot more facial muscle tone and tension.
LilGary Mês atrás
I'd love to see them do this with no computer technology. It would be an interesting challenge.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello, how’re you doing LilGary
Buck Rogers
Buck Rogers Mês atrás
Thank you for this great video on SAR. My Coast Guard years were some of the best of my life.
papanito Mês atrás
Stumbled upon your channel by change and this is so interesting and very well explained. I already feel smarter today
Powell Filmmaking
Powell Filmmaking 16 dias atrás
This is such good content! I sail on inland waters on the east coast so this was really cool to learn, thank you!
Timur Born
Timur Born 4 meses atrás
Everyone talking in this video were able to articulate themselves really well. They don't sound like they only recite stuff they memorized, but like they understand the subject (including the math) and are able to explain it. In short: they all seem to be smart people on top of the can-do attitude. I imagine that the acceptance tests to join are not easy.
Biltwon 3 meses atrás
@droppedthebass I'm shipping out to basic in 2 weeks, maybe I'll meet up with you in the future!
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Yeah, what's cool about this series is how it seems clear that Destin isn't just talking to some PR guy; these are entire offices of people who know what they're talking about.
Damien Frye
Damien Frye 3 meses atrás
@Jeremy Specce Are you sure about this statement? They are law enforcement, drug interdiction, operate in conditions that kill people all the time. Think of them like the police, DEA, and fire/rescue.
Henry Strauss
Henry Strauss 3 meses atrás
@Ákos Tolvaj Our U.S. Coast Guard is unique in that it is under the Department of Homeland Security and not the DoD.
Ákos Tolvaj
Ákos Tolvaj 3 meses atrás
@Nature Videos i didn't know it was part of the military. not such a great idea then. but nonetheless, seemed like a good team to be a part of.
Connor Robertson
Connor Robertson 5 dias atrás
Pretty cool! Wonder how long until we see some kind of high mounted super HD stabilized cameras that can detect objects in water with AI within a given radius.
Minty Fresh
Minty Fresh 3 meses atrás
Have you ever seen the rope tension burning the saddle when trying to catch a bull. A video on that would be cool
hargs sgrah
hargs sgrah 2 meses atrás
After looking at the thumbnail I've come to realize I've done something similar without even realizing it in video games using the perspectives and "tools" (spells or other functions). Usually had to do with "unblacking field of war" or something.
Casey Jacobson
Casey Jacobson 3 meses atrás
We use a lot of these principles in SAR from the air also. Love seeing thins deep dive. Thanks Destin.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing ?
Adam K
Adam K 4 meses atrás
As a retired Coastie of almost 22 years, I want to thank you for this look into what truly is an amazing career! The men and women of the CG work tirelessly to maintain their profession, which is hard to convey to anyone who is not a member of the CG. Your CG series is doing a good job as helping the public see a little more of what makes the CG such a great service! I miss being in the CG, as I feel the CG and its outstanding members helped made me the person I am today. Keep up the great content, and stay safe out there, my brothers and sisters in blue!
Fk Yu
Fk Yu 4 meses atrás
The coast guard are like firemen, they're just objectively heroes. Throwing themselves into dangerous places to save lives for mediocre pay at best.
Taskulamppu 2 meses atrás
Hey Destin! You should make a video about pumpjacks. I've always wondered how they work.
CherryAppleMango 3 meses atrás
The Coast Guard boat Search patterns are fantastic. 🥰👍 I enjoyed and learned a lot from the video. I appreciate your work in putting this video to educate people like myself. I would like to request that you do another video about the Coast Guard flight search pattern. I believe people would love it. It would be awesome! Thank you very much in advance.
Kevin Pegelow
Kevin Pegelow 3 meses atrás
Such a GREAT channel. Keep up the amazing work!
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
How’re you doing now ?
Austin Wagner
Austin Wagner 3 meses atrás
Its interesting to see people from a development side (engineer) work with end users (Coast Guard). Destin pointed out that he had never thought of a Datum as a moving point. To a member of the Coast Guard, a Datum is a float connected to a beacon, that is all. Specific words that engineers throw around end up as important terms in niche communities.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing?
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Lawrence Mês atrás
It's technically the same thing, the datum defines the center of the search pattern. The fact that it drifts with the current is only technically relevant when you draw the pattern. As the video demonstrated, you make two legs and return to datum, repeat 3x. With this process, the actual amount of drift is irrelevant to the process, just follow the steps.
Bce_HopMyJIb 4 meses atrás
This patterns reminded me of patterns for farming operations. Every pattern is good for certain conditions. For example, the most efficient way for harvest is "narrowing square" or "narrowing parralel" but if there are wild animals spotted in the area, you need "expanding parralel" pattern for those animals/birds to be able to escape.
Working Guy
Working Guy 3 meses atrás
@Thauã Aguirre It's coming! And, THEN, he will visit Jeremy Clarkson's farm!
Bce_HopMyJIb 4 meses atrás
@Sandertu less secondary moves of the equipement.
Sandertu 4 meses atrás
Why is narrowing efficient?
Thauã Aguirre
Thauã Aguirre 4 meses atrás
Hey, farming tech could be the next series for Destin!
Von Hassen
Von Hassen 4 meses atrás
@geogineer same lmao ngl, this comment sent me down quite a learning-hole lol
Florida Man
Florida Man 3 meses atrás
That verse from Mathew at the end was a really nice touch! Really shows respect "“What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”"
Off Grid Bound
Off Grid Bound Mês atrás
Awesome! As a former ground SAR volunteer, I found the marine search patterns really interesting. And that finger whistling was just so cool! It reminded me when I was learning the skill when I was about 11 years old, while waiting my turn for an annual athletic medical checkup with about ten other boys. You can imagine the racket, and what the nurses thought of it… lol. But I digress. A great video! I am smarter than I was yesterday 😀
Stan Cameron
Stan Cameron 3 meses atrás
Coast Guard Suggested Episode: When a "Coast Guard Swimmer" is lowered out of a helo by wench on a line there is about a 120 mph downwash on the swimmer and water below. As the swimmer is being lowered how does he stop from spinning and what forces are at play?
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing?
Duke Digby
Duke Digby 3 meses atrás
I would love to see you do a video about hydraulics, hose, hose ends, crimping, how hydraulics works and different types of hydraulic fittings etc….. Thanks for considering.
Jonathan Ahlbrand
Jonathan Ahlbrand 3 meses atrás
I am a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. We also train on these search patterns in our mission to augment the active duty surface operations. This is one of the best explanations of SAR patterns I have ever seen. I am going to suggest to all of my operational colleagues that they watch this episode. Bravo Zulu, Destin!
ha chuu gazuntie
ha chuu gazuntie 3 meses atrás
@Nick Wulf they use them for fishery management and for ticketing fishermen.
Daniel Ong
Daniel Ong 3 meses atrás
Royal wedding
AnarexicSumo 3 meses atrás
@Nick Wulf Not typically. Afaik only Legend Class National Security Cutters use them and only for drug and migrant interdiction. They could probably use them for SAR but it's not their main mission.
Richard Marston
Richard Marston 3 meses atrás
Should do a video on the Auxiliary too; America’s largest volunteer service. 🤙🏼
Ria Graham
Ria Graham 3 meses atrás
the canadian coast guard is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month
Henri Hunter
Henri Hunter Mês atrás
Another great presentation. Well done and thank you.
Benjamin Matte
Benjamin Matte 3 meses atrás
The Coast Guard Rules, I love watching them do their jobs, much much respect
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello 👋
Philip Hirons, Jr.
Philip Hirons, Jr. 3 meses atrás
As a Civil Air Patrol member I have trained to plan air and ground searches on land. The current effects on the search patterns is mind blowing.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing?
ChrisTopher 3 meses atrás
This makes me wonder actually. The military has incredible infrared abilities in their chopper units, why isn’t this used in SAR air rather than spending the resources and time with the boats?
Michael M
Michael M 3 meses atrás
E. Sterling
E. Sterling 3 meses atrás
I think theyre both utilized at times.
ZalyQQ 4 meses atrás
The sign of an expert is being able to explain their craft back to you in a simple way. These coast guard members were very well practiced in what they do
Lawrence Mês atrás
@Jacob Shirley 100% agree. I can't begin to tell you how many bad professors I've had. I don't care if you literally wrote the book on something, if you can't break it down and explain it to laypeople, you aren't going to be a good teacher. I have a great respect for the many scientific communicators on YT such as Kyle Hill, Because Science, and plenty of channels like this one (Smarter Every Day) or Economics Explained for their ability to explain complex topics in a way large audiences can benefit from.
Jacob Shirley
Jacob Shirley 4 meses atrás
Not exactly. Expertise (in a field) and teaching are separate skills. Teaching is basically translating (from the expert to the layman); if I'm bad at translating from English to Spanish, it doesn't mean I'm not an expert at English. It just means I'm bad at translating to Spanish.
Captain BoneSpur
Captain BoneSpur 4 meses atrás
Smart group of young people. I'm actually quite shocked, and reassured. Most young people I encounter, barely look up from their phones, and when they do, it's to talk about what's on their phones.
George Owen
George Owen 4 meses atrás
Yes we are. That’s all we do is train.
Try Knight
Try Knight 3 meses atrás
Thanks to this video I'm now getting in contact with my local recruiting office. Thanks Destin!!
Eduardo Battaglia
Eduardo Battaglia 3 meses atrás
I LOVE this series Destin! Great job!
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
queertales Mês atrás
It can actually be really hard to spot things in the water. Once when I was out sailing I accidentally dropped an orange ziplock bag with dried mangoes overboard, since it was locked and would presumably float, I figured I would turn around to pick it up again, but I couldn't see it anywhere. I zigzagged the area quite a few times, until I gave up, but as I was sailing away I finally spotted it and picked it up. This was on a sunny relatively calm day, and the bag was quite visible once I was on top of it, but it taught me how hard it can be to spot something or someone in the water. Just taking my eyes of it for a moment to adjust the sails and turn the boat around, was enough to completely loose it. If you ever are unlucky enough to loose someone overboard, try to assign one person onboard to constantly look at where the person in the water is, not taking their eyes of them for a second.
Lawrence Mês atrás
That's good practice, and actually recommended by the CG and other maritime activities. "Point to where you saw them (in the water) last!"
Javier Flores
Javier Flores 3 meses atrás
Fantastic! Informative! Captivating! Great job!
A T 3 meses atrás
Thanks Destin for your great channel! I just learned to whistle for the first time in my life thanks to this video and Im over 30. :D Greetings from Finland!
Andy 13 dias atrás
A deep dive into the Coast Guard’s efforts in combatting IUU fishing and the technologies/tactics they use in that endeavor would’ve been an awesome episode.
chris kaprys
chris kaprys 2 meses atrás
So happy to check out this series from you. I just saw ‘Mediterranéo’ at a film festival which made me want to volunteer for ocean rescue work.
xSensu Mês atrás
Thank you for this, it was really interesting to learn.
Shane's Getting Handy
Shane's Getting Handy 4 meses atrás
I took part in a (ultimately successful) search for two missing persons of a downed aircraft over the ocean, but the patterns proved entirely wrong in this case because they did not predict or include the possibility the persons in the water would be swimming towards the nearest shoreline, and had moved many miles from the search area. I did happen to fly over the missing persons, as I was not part of the "official" search and/or pattern system, but I unfortunately did NOT see them in the water, and was only informed I flew over them by them telling me this after the fact. (This is hard to hear and not get discouraged.) As you mentioned, a person is VERY hard to see in the ocean unless you are very close to them. When they were only a mile or so from the shoreline, they were ultimately spotted by an aircraft landing at a nearby airport.
Randy Severino
Randy Severino 4 meses atrás
I was a search Pilot for the Aux Air Force, we had to call off air search because other civilian aircraft were trying to help in the area. we have very precise coordinated and calculated search grids from the command center to avoid collisions with other search craft. We appreciate your help, but we don't want another air disaster in addition to our missing person.
Fledhyris Proudhon
Fledhyris Proudhon 4 meses atrás
This confirms what I was thinking while watching this video - that if you do fall overboard, the best thing to do is let the current take you, because the search teams will account for that - and it also helps to conserve energy! It's very counter-intuitive to a person in the water, not to try to head for land if they can see it, but it seems like this would be the best option. Also, don't panic if you spot the rescue boat but it starts heading away - it'll be coming back!
Jay Lipinski
Jay Lipinski 4 meses atrás
@CerebralDreams I’ve done a lot of swimming… as a Cutter Rescue Swimmer in the CG. Like I said, if you’re greater than a few hundred yards offshore, you’re better off conserving. Which, in my experience, is pretty much 99% of the cases the Coast Guard responds to. Boats rarely go down in calm water, close to shore. I understand what you’re saying. I just dont agree and my training and experience tell me so. Also, shouldn’t be underway in any body of water without a life jacket on (or readily available) and either an EPIRB, strobe, or some other device to bail you out.
Ewan Marshall
Ewan Marshall 4 meses atrás
@Subangelis Gaming depends, some carry around, bulk cargo. Ship full of coal, or steel...
Subangelis Gaming
Subangelis Gaming 4 meses atrás
@Ewan Marshall - Big metal ships tend to carry many little floaty things
J C 2 meses atrás
Man i just wana say I've been subbed for idk years now. I really enjoy all of your videos .. your content is so smart and well thought thru. Thank you fellow auto didactic
Bigshooterist 3 meses atrás
Another entertaining and educational segment. Great stuff! Thank you.
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello, how’re you doing?
SlyASpiE 17 dias atrás
I said it on the last video in this series, but I feel these are as important as they are interesting, fantastic work Destin and a big thank you to you and all guys and gals out there risking their lives every day for our safety
Ippokratis Poimenidis
Ippokratis Poimenidis 3 meses atrás
Wow! Great technique, great explanation!
dnjinrok 4 meses atrás
My father would call us home in the evenings with the finger whistle. I've tried for 30+ years to replicate it but never could....until I tried this technique. I'm expecting my first child later this year and I feel ready to be a father now.
MegaTroll Trollington
MegaTroll Trollington 3 meses atrás
This channel continues to put out some of the best videos on YT
KaosBC 3 meses atrás
thanks for all of your content man, whenever smarter everyday pops up on my feed I get excited. Thanks again
James328 Mês atrás
The USCG is awesome, I love all their videos.
isgrimner 4 dias atrás
I was a Navy Seabee and never on a ship, but had to learn some of the "fleeter" jargon like port and starboard in bootcamp. I used the same technique to remember the difference, "port" and left both have four letters.
Jessie Bullock
Jessie Bullock 4 meses atrás
That whistle moment gave me chills! Destin, your genuine surprise and glee was so awesome. Thank you for your video!
Daniel Vasquez
Daniel Vasquez 4 meses atrás
@Christopher Musso the no-finger method is better.. learned it when I was a kid. Over the years I learned how to change pitch mid-whistle
Lswat717 4 meses atrás
Hey I am a very supportive person of other people keep up
Christopher Musso
Christopher Musso 4 meses atrás
I'd like to compare my no-fingers method to this double-guns method.
Jarod Morris
Jarod Morris 4 meses atrás
@Brad Agnew Grab some paper towels. I didn't get on my first, second or third try. Gotta dry off and I'll try it again.
Brad Agnew
Brad Agnew 4 meses atrás
Ive had my hands in my mouth for 5 minutes. i feel silly and still cant figure it out haha
Randall Grills
Randall Grills 2 meses atrás
Destin, enjoy your vids. Particularly the Navy and Coastie SAR. I have a son who’s a helicopter rescue swimmer at Air Station Kodiak, AK. Will you be dropping a vid on the work CG SAR aviation does? Thanks!
t s
t s Mês atrás
2 ideas I'd like to see you explore are, 1); Movement of air pressure through a flute creating different frequencies by the holes drilled in different locations. 2) How the properties of 2 of our tiniest components, photons and electrons, are becoming major staples of our modern society, By the way they interact with atomic structures as filters and processors. Especially since things like neutrinos can pass through nearly everything. Are the 2 blocked by comparable densities or not? And of course there is electron spin verses charge and, "spooky action at a distance". Appreciate you and enjoy your shows. Keep on keeping on.
Jamie Henley
Jamie Henley 3 meses atrás
CG Vet here. Glad you did a series on the USCG. By far the best decision of my life, best people to serve with. And, unfortunately, the lease funded or talked about service. Fair winds and following seas… Semper Paratus!
Big J
Big J 3 meses atrás
This reminds me of when my father in law and myself put out a small 12 inch neon fishing bouie. (Spot marker) with a string and small weight attached. Drifted another 5 minutes past where we dropped it. Turned back into the wind and never found it. Only a 1 foot chop. I honestly couldn't believe we could not find it. Never did. Looked for 30 minutes.
Øystein S
Øystein S 4 meses atrás
The square wave search pattern is called Boustrophedon, literally meaning "turning like the ox plows". That's the one piece of information I can't forget from my university signal-processing classes....
Vigilant Cosmic Penguin
Interesting. That word is also used to refer to writing systems that switch direction every line. That makes sense as a way to describe the search pattern.
3nertia 4 meses atrás
@Marty Yeah. Lemme guess; I'm wrong?
Marty 4 meses atrás
@3nertia Are you referring to the way a cathode-ray vacuum tube electron gun manipulates the electron beams to display images on a phosphorescent screen?
3nertia 4 meses atrás
@manaquri Honestly, this method is still used on most modern screens which is why gaming monitors tell you the refresh rate lol
zackandlime 3 meses atrás
NO WAYS!! The whistle trick worked on my second attempt and I've always always wanted to learn how to whistle like that!! Thank yooouuu Destin!
Evan Shelton
Evan Shelton 2 meses atrás
I’ve been trying to whistle my entire 36 years of life and now I can do it! Best video ever.
Shane The Brave
Shane The Brave 3 meses atrás
I know you passed this but I would love to see the working of alternators I thought maybe it would be a good video idea thanks for making me smarter every day
Kevin Milies
Kevin Milies 16 dias atrás
Hello how’re you doing ?
Jeremy Pressley
Jeremy Pressley Mês atrás
Dude, I’ve always wanted to know how to “dad whistle” like that - followed those instructions and it totally worked.
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