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Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
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Hi, welcome to the YouTube tech idiots fandom thread.

Lots of random vids get linked around and I've just noticed a lot of cross-discussions between the threads which sometimes get derailed into specifically talking about the YouTube person rather than whatever stupid poo poo the original thread is about. Probably idiot computer stuff.

Here's a list of some:

LinusTechTips

https://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips



One of the big ones with a bunch of other random channels as part of Linus Media Group. Don't go in expecting some solid technical breakdown and what not. It's very much on the semi-superficial/entertainment layer.

Nitr0 posted:

I used to know Linus from years back before he became a YouTube superstar and he was a nice guy.

Cheers

They do benchmarks and such but nothing like our next channel...

GamersNexus

https://www.youtube.com/user/GamersNexus





Jesus is back and he's hella mad about the stupidity that permeates throughout the industry. This dude is 100% legit and he isn't afraid to mince words because he does not give a gently caress if some company blacklists him for spitting hot fiyah truth. Extremely good albeit his videos CAN be dry. Great sense of humour when it comes through and if you want legit information and up to date stuff going on in the industry this is the channel to come to.

LGR

https://www.youtube.com/user/phreakindee

Just fantastic retrospective videoes on old computer hardware'n'poo poo with some sprinkling of modern stuff or new-yet-old poo poo. Very soothing voice, very entertaining, and completely sane.


Speaking of sane: you can discuss them but Adored & 8-Bit Guy are both Persona non grata.

There's also a lot of blatant shilling people like Unboxed Therapy.

Recommendations always welcome.

Wirth1000 fucked around with this message at 02:59 on Nov 11, 2020

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MaxxBot
Oct 6, 2003

you could have clapped

you should have clapped!!


Hardware Unboxed



Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI...5vVuSg/featured

Pretty basic no-nonsense hardware reviews and news, I like the charts/graphs and presentation of data. He also re-reviews video cards several times of the course of years to track any performance changes which is neat.

Timmy Joe PC Tech



Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ...Cu9f8Z8OZz2771w

I just found this channel, he's a big fat goofball kind of like Linus but I don't see as much overtly stupid content. Has some pretty cool overclocking vids where he immerses stuff in ice buckets and poo poo.

MaxxBot fucked around with this message at 19:47 on Jun 9, 2018

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Are there any good video games journalism channels? I'm a big fan of Aneeta Sarkeesian and would like to load up on more woke YouTube channels like that.

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
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Excellent. I've been hoping for a thread like this for awhile.

I posted this in one of the other threads so: Linus has some tips for Steve on how to make GamersNexus better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uls6aeqXWBM (also actual commentary)

mewse
May 2, 2006




TechLinked is my fav channel now even tho it's only a few weeks old.

Bitwit is a decent channel. I became a fan of him when he did a video where he tested front mount radiator placement vs top mount, with data.

Jayztwocents rubs me the wrong way, I really dislike that guy. Dimitri from hardware canucks is cool.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

Sad to say that this thread has been obsoleted on the same day it started

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
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That's literally the video I linked two posts up! :P

Twinty Zuleps
May 10, 2008

by R. Guyovich


Lipstick Apathy

Apparently a channel called Level1Techs exists that does the neckbeardiest deep dives in certain things but everything I've tried to watch on their channel has been too boring to recommend.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
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Can't post for 48 hours!


mewse posted:

Dimitri from hardware canucks is cool.

I always hear mixed things about Hardware Canucks usually along the lines of that they're easily influenced by companies to give recommendations for otherwise poo poo products that other reviewers poo poo on for being poo poo. I've generally kind of avoided them for that reason which is a failure on my part I suppose.

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Bit-tech are cool for the more 'out there' stuff. They came about from the death of an old media magazine called CustomPC here in the UK which was my loving bible as a kid growing up. They do an awful lot of cool instructional videos that go right into the details of daunting poo poo like hardline watercooling and have a very active community of people who do some really awesome looking custom builds. Growing up reading this and seeing stuff like the old Asetek phase change coolers or the totally passive Zalman water-cooling rigs was what made me blow my first serious bonus cheque on an insane custom loop inside a Corsair 900D.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG...6kD7jK0RKSxsVrw

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 48 hours!


Theophany posted:

Bit-tech are cool for the more 'out there' stuff. They came about from the death of an old media magazine called CustomPC here in the UK which was my loving bible as a kid growing up. They do an awful lot of cool instructional videos that go right into the details of daunting poo poo like hardline watercooling and have a very active community of people who do some really awesome looking custom builds. Growing up reading this and seeing stuff like the old Asetek phase change coolers or the totally passive Zalman water-cooling rigs was what made me blow my first serious bonus cheque on an insane custom loop inside a Corsair 900D.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG...6kD7jK0RKSxsVrw

Holy poo poo that dudes moustache just got a sub out of me!

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

I always hear mixed things about Hardware Canucks usually along the lines of that they're easily influenced by companies to give recommendations for otherwise poo poo products that other reviewers poo poo on for being poo poo. I've generally kind of avoided them for that reason which is a failure on my part I suppose.

Maybe. I like his videos "best cases of 2016" etc, they seem straightforward and unbiased.

Their mech keyboard review videos suck tho and the other guy on that channel does this whispery monotone that bores me to tears

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Wirth1000 posted:

Holy poo poo that dudes moustache just got a sub out of me!

https://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-...ss-5a-11765.htm

15 year old me used to covet this loving thing thinking I'd one day be able to snap it on to my Athlon64 3400+ and overclock to 4GHz silently.

Instead, 24 year old me ended up dumping like £1000 on a 900D and a sick af EK-based custom loop. I cooled the 2500k on a 240mm rad and the 2 7970s on 2 360mm rads.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
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Theophany posted:

https://www.ncix.com/detail/zalman-...ss-5a-11765.htm

15 year old me used to covet this loving thing thinking I'd one day be able to snap it on to my Athlon64 3400+ and overclock to 4GHz silently.

Instead, 24 year old me ended up dumping like £1000 on a 900D and a sick af EK-based custom loop. I cooled the 2500k on a 240mm rad and the 2 7970s on 2 360mm rads.

There were a couple episodes on LTT of Linus going to the NCIX liquidation auction and reminiscing. Apparently he was their watercooling order guy at some point, so he spends a bunch of time looking through box lots of old lovely fittings/et cetera and going "why did I EVER think anyone was going to buy this" including Reserator tubing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29LL3blOxds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDZfh5IjGv8

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

One day, I will have
awesome line quality.
Then I'll be cool.

I Love Hardware Cannucks Case videos because I think computer cases are somewhat subjective based on what aesthetic your going for. And they do a good job of filming each enclosure in a cool techy artistic way. But I am also just a pleb who likes Wide aperture shots, LED's and tempered glass. so maybe that's just my opinion.



Dimitry is just here to help you transform your milk crusted posting terminal into a stylish battle station.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl_YHMZ9gcQ

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


https://www.youtube.com/user/TimeToLiveCustoms

OC3D is pretty good too. "Tiny" Tom Logan is usually pretty thorough in his reviews which mean they're useful for making buying decisions.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Marques Brownlee/MKBHD is probably my favorite because a lot of his PC videos are SFF focused.

Jayztwocents is the runner up just because of his "still cool gamer dad" aesthetic, but his videos can be a little clickbaity. His reviews tend to examine products on day-to-day practicality which is something I dont see many people actually do that well. Him and Marques are two people I think I could enjoy a long dinner with since they seem like well rounded dudes outside of YouTube.

Linus is a necessary evil for me because of the massive amount of things he reviews. His channel tends to review things first, more or less competently. Clickbait galore but I get YouTube capitalism favors clickbait and who wants to leave money on the table. Surprised no one has said it yet, probably because you're much nicer people than me, but my ears bleed when listening to Linus speak. He did a video review once where he was sick, and it was actually kind of nice to watch/listen to because that cursed voice of his wasn't assaulting my ears. I don't really hate the guy personally because I know he's attracting a certain audience (and I'd be doing stupid videos too for money.) But I get the feeling he's probably a bit obnoxious in person.

Good thread idea by the way. I used to read MaximumPC a bunch as a kid and now that print is gone, YT is the new hotness and there's a mountain of crap people to sift through.

buglord fucked around with this message at 18:28 on Jun 13, 2018

Don Lapre
Mar 28, 2001

If you're having problems you're either holding the phone wrong or you have tiny girl hands.


Linus did a video 100% admitting he does clickbait on purpose because it makes money.

Also dave 2d has the best voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=channel?UCVYamHliCI9rw1tHR1xbkfw

and this guy has the best keyboard reviews / ASMR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDozftThFMw#t=14s

Don Lapre fucked around with this message at 18:41 on Jun 13, 2018

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 48 hours!


Yeah, Linus started the whole Floatplane project to get away from the stupid YouTube economy. I think it should be launching soon.

Subscription based video platform.

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

Yeah, Linus started the whole Floatplane project to get away from the stupid YouTube economy. I think it should be launching soon.

Subscription based video platform.

Looking forward to all their servers going down every couple months

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 48 hours!


If you ever wanted to see how a case manufactuer works then this video is fantastic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqDdFgx0Iek

Kreez
Oct 18, 2003



buglord posted:

Linus is a necessary evil for me because of the massive amount of things he reviews. His channel tends to review things first, more or less competently. Clickbait galore but I get YouTube capitalism favors clickbait and who wants to leave money on the table. Surprised no one has said it yet, probably because you're much nicer people than me, but my ears bleed when listening to Linus speak. He did a video review once where he was sick, and it was actually kind of nice to watch/listen to because that cursed voice of his wasn't assaulting my ears. I don't really hate the guy personally because I know he's attracting a certain audience (and I'd be doing stupid videos too for money.) But I get the feeling he's probably a bit obnoxious in person.

I like a lot of Linus videos because he shows an awful lot of his fuckups and how he fixes them on camera, and I find that the best way to really learn about something. Similarly, I find industrial/enterprise stuff more interesting than consumer stuff, and he's the only guy I know of on YT who dips into enterprise stuff every now and then from the perspective of someone who doesn't deal with the stuff all day, and it makes those videos far more approachable and interesting to me, someone who doesn't touch computers for a living.

Wirth1000 posted:

If you ever wanted to see how a case manufactuer works then this video is fantastic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqDdFgx0Iek

If anyone finds this stuff interesting, Youtuber Strange Parts (the same guy who did that "build an iphone from parts bought in Shenzhen markets" video that made the rounds a while back) just did a video on how a multi-layer PCB is made, and his channel seems to be evolving into "how China makes stuff" videos away from "this is what you can buy in China".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljOoGyCso8s

Rudager
Apr 29, 2008


Kreez posted:

I like a lot of Linus videos because he shows an awful lot of his fuckups and how he fixes them on camera, and I find that the best way to really learn about something. Similarly, I find industrial/enterprise stuff more interesting than consumer stuff, and he's the only guy I know of on YT who dips into enterprise stuff every now and then from the perspective of someone who doesn't deal with the stuff all day, and it makes those videos far more approachable and interesting to me, someone who doesn't touch computers for a living.

Of the ďenterpriseĒ stuff of his Iíve seen I wouldnít be trying to learn anything from it, and itís more like prosumer stuff and the poo poo he does with it is usually batshit crazy for entertainment.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

Internet of Things is just someone else's computer that people can't help attaching cameras and door locks to!


Switchblade Switcharoo

Rudager posted:

Of the “enterprise” stuff of his I’ve seen I wouldn’t be trying to learn anything from it, and it’s more like prosumer stuff and the poo poo he does with it is usually batshit crazy for entertainment.

See how he paid thousands of dollars to fix his GIANT ZFS ARRAY WOWEE WOW WOW because he decided to use the 'hda','hdb',etc naming convention which any guide will tell you to NEVER loving DO (use the UUID).

Then his sewage line cooling loop was worth a giggle.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Everyone's favorite Scottish AMD shill AdoredTV has a new video about how mean Nvidia is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0L3OTZ13Os
If nothing else, watch the fist ~40 seconds of the video for a good laugh.

Lambert
Apr 14, 2018
If you can read this, I'm posting in bad faith.


Fallen Rib

Everybody knows nVidia is an amazing company that loves to foster competition. It welcomes it.

Lambert fucked around with this message at 13:31 on Jun 16, 2018

repiv
Aug 13, 2009



College Slice

lol, adored already made a 50 minute video summarising nvidia's crimes history less than a year ago

is this going to be an annual event

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Edit: ^^^ At around 53 minutes he literally calls their business practices "crimes." ^^^

Lambert posted:

Everybody knows nVidia is an amazing company that loves to foster competition. It welcomes it.

Not saying that Nvidia has good business practices, just that AdoredTV's style of presentation is borderline paranoid.

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 14:03 on Jun 16, 2018

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
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Mr.Radar posted:

Edit: ^^^ At around 53 minutes he literally calls their business practices "crimes." ^^^


Not saying that Nvidia has good business practices, just that AdoredTV's style of presentation is borderline paranoid.

Yeah out of everything I've watched from different people Adored is the one that really screams mental illness with his poo poo

Happy_Misanthrope
Aug 3, 2007

"I wanted to kill you, go to your funeral, and anyone who showed up to mourn you, I wanted to kill them too."

Mr.Radar posted:

Everyone's favorite Scottish AMD shill AdoredTV has a new video about how mean Nvidia is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0L3OTZ13Os
If nothing else, watch the fist ~40 seconds of the video for a good laugh.

jfc

redeyes
Sep 14, 2002
I LOVE THE WHITE STRIPES!

He's not wrong about nVidia though. Were there any points that were actually wrong? I didn't notice any.

[edit] probably his conclusion to buy AMD cards instead.. lol

redeyes fucked around with this message at 16:30 on Jun 16, 2018

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

EVIL Gibson posted:

See how he paid thousands of dollars to fix his GIANT ZFS ARRAY WOWEE WOW WOW because he decided to use the 'hda','hdb',etc naming convention which any guide will tell you to NEVER loving DO (use the UUID).
lol he paid a few grand for someone to run "zpool import -f"? (That'll make it scan all drives for ZFS pool signatures and fix it.)

22 Eargesplitten
Oct 10, 2010

Also sexism, religious bias, jingoism, and so on. Don't do it, people!

Dogs, don't do it either, even if the police man really tries to train you to do it.


He also made a RAID 0 of RAID 5s for a server storage system. At least thatís how I remember it.

Basically his enterprise stuff is either intended to be comically incompetent or itís just plain incompetent.

Phoenixan
Jan 16, 2010

Just Keep Cool-idge


Mr.Radar posted:

Everyone's favorite Scottish AMD shill AdoredTV has a new video about how mean Nvidia is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0L3OTZ13Os
If nothing else, watch the fist ~40 seconds of the video for a good laugh.

Kreez
Oct 18, 2003



22 Eargesplitten posted:

Basically his enterprise stuff is either intended to be comically incompetent or itís just plain incompetent.

What I meant by my above post is that there are plenty of YouTube watchers out there who have literally never heard of ZFS, never really understood the purpose of rackmounting hardware, didn't know bonding multiple ethernet ports was a thing, etc. and watching something like Linus work on his server room is a nice way for said Youtube watchers to at least become aware of the existence of enterprise stuff. I haven't come across any other mainstream tech channels that even look sideways at non-consumer stuff. It's interesting to watch, even if it's only useful as a first step into learning about some other part of the computer world.

Rudager
Apr 29, 2008


Kreez posted:

What I meant by my above post is that there are plenty of YouTube watchers out there who have literally never heard of ZFS, never really understood the purpose of rackmounting hardware, didn't know bonding multiple ethernet ports was a thing, etc. and watching something like Linus work on his server room is a nice way for said Youtube watchers to at least become aware of the existence of enterprise stuff. I haven't come across any other mainstream tech channels that even look sideways at non-consumer stuff. It's interesting to watch, even if it's only useful as a first step into learning about some other part of the computer world.

What about my friend Morten?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=user?SirNetrom1

He plays with actual (old) enterprise stuff in a house he inherited that he basically turned into a giant home lab. He does some videos in his dayjob as some kind of tech or something too.

I just picked on at random https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-aOGni1G9k where it looks like he's setting up a giant storage server for use in an actual production environment. It's not as exciting as Linus, and I think he focus's on straight hardware a bit much, but he does do some ESXi cluster setups and stuff occasionally.

He does do some really oddball and dumbshit some times with electronics and tools, but other that that you're much more likely to learn something actually useful about enterprise stuff.

I wasn't joking when I said don't try and learn anything from Linus's "enterprise" stuff

Deuce
Jun 18, 2004
Mile High Club

22 Eargesplitten posted:

He also made a RAID 0 of RAID 5s for a server storage system. At least thatís how I remember it.

Basically his enterprise stuff is either intended to be comically incompetent or itís just plain incompetent.

In one of those videos he literally describes the proper, professional way to do it, and then follows it with ďbut weíre going to do it lolsowacky.Ē

Itís dumb to do mission critical storage the way he did it but thatís kinda the channel theme to begin with. They also created some 30 thousand dollar monster that would run like 14 instances of some shooter all off one computer. And water cooled a house. And created a bootable thumb drive with windows on it. These arenít things you should do and they always talk about how itís dumb to do it.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Linus did an amusing video where he used liquid filled copper tubing running throughout his room as a CPU heatsink. Yeah there was no reason why the video should have existed but I can say that about the hydraulic press / pointless experiment channels im subscribed to which bring me literal hours of joy.

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Wirth1000
May 12, 2010
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Linus owns nad his videos are entertaining. A sense of humour is required unless of course you think the height of humour is "there are 10 types of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who dont" but then again this is SH/SC soooo....

Also, Steve "Computer Jesus" Burke did a thing with this pretty interesting cooler:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoqYEdXNpak

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