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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


The real therapeutic anti-linus is This Old Tony: https://youtu.be/6GHyuiTF1G4

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Media Bloodbath
Mar 1, 2018

PIVOT TO ETERNAL SUFFERING


Charles posted:

I think Linus is going to kill himself. He's crying a lot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAsZCTL__lo

I'm not a shrink, but I'm pretty sure that's a Burnout.

monsterzero
May 12, 2002
I HAVE POKED YOU IN THE EYE... WITH DEMOCRACY!

Lipstick Apathy

Yeah, we're all extremely online here but if was my job to run an extremely online business and be an extremely online PeRsOnAlItY I'd burn out in days.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

He's pretty clearly admitting he's a workaholic, which is generally the case with people who find so much success at such a young age. He's known he should work less for a long time, and he's struggled to make himself do it.

I'm sure it also doesn't help that any time he considers scaling back, he probably worries that he's going to gently caress over the livelihoods of the people who work for him, who are more or less his only friends.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



The 'employees talk about Linus' video had him as a non-stop workaholic. I took this as a thirtysomething Linus contemplates mortality / the impact of his workaholism. The thing is, I don't think he actually wants to stop it, you don't work 16 hour days without it being in your personality. He's smart enough to see how it's impacting his family and I hope for his sake he can scale back.

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."


Klyith posted:

distro plate bullshit is the apex of "look at all the money I spent" form over function. it is frivolous haute couture for nerds who probably sneer at someone with a louis vuitton or gucci handbag.


like, LTT spending a bunch of money on a machining shop to watercool a red camera is dumb as hell, but at least it's a challenge. the guy with the ridiculous handlebar mustache bought a CNC mill to make a needlessly complicated and expensive water bottle.

He's done a few vids for custom case panels, a keyboard and some other bits and bobs with the CNC mill, so I'm not sure that's really a fair assessment.

e: lol the last instalment of that shitshow just dropped on youtube. Tell me more about expensive waterbottles.

Theophany fucked around with this message at 22:30 on Jan 27, 2020

well why not
Feb 9, 2009



Linus is only like 31 I think. Dozens of staff, huge contracts, tight deadlines and two or three kids. Stress factory. No wonder he drops poo poo. I think scaling back is wise. Everyone loves his other hosts anyways. Most recent videos he’s kinda in the passenger seat while someone else does the real work which seems like it’s an easier role. Alex does 90% of the stuff to watercool the RED (thankfully as he seems to semi know what he’s doing).

Flail Snail
Jul 30, 2019

Collector of the Obscure

I haven't seen any mentions of EEVBlog here yet. I'll admit that he's not really a "traditional" YouTube tech idiot.

Watching his dumpster diving videos makes me sort of sad I don't work in an office complex.

As for techy stuff people might find interesting, he has a load of debunking videos including several on the whole solar roads thing from a bunch of years back.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


Also LGR started another side channel, this time for less-polished addenda, ephemera, small projects and other things that he can't make into a big video for the main channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw...7ASqErScT4Rlj8A

Purgatory Glory
Feb 20, 2005


8 bit guys most recent video featured a new guy whose channel is 8 bit show and tell. He's quirky with his attention to detail but I find his voice relaxing as he explains stuff:
https://youtu.be/6_CZpFqvDQo

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

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


Taco Defender

Flail Snail posted:

I haven't seen any mentions of EEVBlog here yet. I'll admit that he's not really a "traditional" YouTube tech idiot.

Watching his dumpster diving videos makes me sort of sad I don't work in an office complex.

As for techy stuff people might find interesting, he has a load of debunking videos including several on the whole solar roads thing from a bunch of years back.

FYI the dude's a Bitcoiner. Fortunately it doesn't come up on his channel often but I know in the past he's made videos about Bitcoin hardware wallets and checking his Twitter just now it looks like he's started uploading his content to LBRY which is a video hosting site based on blockchain (for some reason?) with crypto tipping as its main gimmick.

https://twitter.com/LBRYio/status/1222650313355735042

SFYL

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


Flail Snail posted:

I haven't seen any mentions of EEVBlog here yet. I'll admit that he's not really a "traditional" YouTube tech idiot.

Serious question:is there any way to lower the pitch of a YT video?

Not being a bat, his voice is far too high and squeaky for me.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



Shut up Meg posted:

Serious question:is there any way to lower the pitch of a YT video?

Not being a bat, his voice is far too high and squeaky for me.

Play it at half speed?

E: your computer probably has a universal EQ somewhere too.

Crotch Fruit
Jul 1, 2007

ASK ME ABOUT
CRUSTING MY
JORTS OVER THE
INTERNATIONAL
FEMINIST LEGO
AGENDA


Arivia posted:

Also LGR started another side channel, this time for less-polished addenda, ephemera, small projects and other things that he can't make into a big video for the main channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw...7ASqErScT4Rlj8A
Saw that he put $200 in quarters into an arcade machine just to make the slot sound right, and his suspiciously dated OPL chips. The chips was actually interesting, I wonder what their story is, if anything I personally would like a modern reproduction better than an original. The quarters video seemed a little excessive and unnecessar, but nowhere near as excessive as what other YouTubers have done. I suspect he could have got the same result with like hardware store washers instead of even just a piece of flimsy metal in the bottom, I would have liked to see in depth sleeting testing of options more suited to normal people But on the other hand, I guess owning a real arcade cabinet kinda commits a person to spending a lot of money on it.

Regrettable
Jan 4, 2010


Gamers Nexus Steve is snarky as hell in this cheap PC case review and I love it. I literally laughed out loud at a few of his comments.

Merv Burger
Jan 3, 2008



Crotch Fruit posted:

Saw that he put $200 in quarters into an arcade machine just to make the slot sound right, and his suspiciously dated OPL chips. The chips was actually interesting, I wonder what their story is, if anything I personally would like a modern reproduction better than an original.

LGR's video on the Yamaha sound chips mentions and links to a video that goes more in-depth about them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k72SFBOZ_lw

Basically, they're pulled from old boards, sanded to remove the marking on them, put a new coating on top, and then etch new markings on them. By doing this, you lose all history of the chip - you don't know it's real manufacturing date, what revision, or if it's even actually the chip that the markings say it is.

Flail Snail
Jul 30, 2019

Collector of the Obscure

I just discovered Gamers Nexus' DIY NAS series from a few months ago and I have to rage while linking XKCD.

Paraphrased,

GN dude posted:

<other employee> mapped "delete" to mouse4. While using his computer to browse, I entered the wrong directory and hit mouse4 to go back. It began deleting all of 2018.

SeaGoatSupreme
Dec 26, 2009
Ask me about fixed-gear bikes (aka "fixies")

That is loving stunning. Wow. Good job, employee.

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

SeaGoatSupreme posted:

That is loving stunning. Wow. Good job, employee.
look up the story of Toy Story 2 and how it was almost entirely destroyed because of an errant 'rm' because that is def way worse

only saved because a woman on maternal leave had a SGI machine with all the models and animations which had way more resources they had after the delete. The part where they strap down the machine in the backseat of a car is awesome

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."


EVIL Gibson posted:

look up the story of Toy Story 2 and how it was almost entirely destroyed because of an errant 'rm' because that is def way worse

only saved because a woman on maternal leave had a SGI machine with all the models and animations which had way more resources they had after the delete. The part where they strap down the machine in the backseat of a car is awesome

This is one of my favourite anecdotes from Ed Catmull's book, it's just so perfectly captures the mid-2000s 'what is technology?' zeitgeist where nobody knows what the gently caress they're doing.

Also I think I am falling in love with Riley on LTT. He's the perfect replacement for Linus after his QQ 'I'm going to retire, but not' shitshow.

Kerbtree
Sep 8, 2008

BAD FALCON!
LAZY!


Dinosaur Gum

Theophany posted:

Also I think I am falling in love with Riley on LTT. He's the perfect replacement for Linus after his QQ 'I'm going to retire, but not' shitshow.

Is he the one with the bloody awful moustache?

mewse
May 2, 2006



Riley is great but doesn't know tech. Linus shits on him about it, constantly

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."


Kerbtree posted:

Is he the one with the bloody excellent moustache?

Yes.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011


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Spiderdrake
May 12, 2001



It seriously is.

Except Slough of despair is still, you know, a slough.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Peter Bright, DDLG.

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/202...-hung-jury.html

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week



huh. The way the FBI announced that they had evidence from seizing his computers they made it sound like he had CP and the whole 9 yards.

His kinks are creepy and weird, but that seems like a heck of an overreach. FBI entrapment schemes are seriously hosed up, some of the terrorism and drug stuff they do is some real precog poo poo where the moment of arrest is well before the potential crime.

Combat Pretzel
Jun 23, 2004

No, seriously... what kurds?!

Yeah, I have no idea. I wish there was a proper summary of what happened, because it must have been clown college. Over on Ars, in the relevant thread, people are talking about it, seemingly knowing details, but not really linking them (apart from a few unreadable stray pages). But apparently in typical DrPizza fashion, he was being a know-it-all fuckwad again, and did a testimony in self-defense, against the better judgment of his lawyer, and it must have been so annoying that court spectators left in the middle of it.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

It's extremely likely that he is in fact a pedophile, and just not stupid enough to leave concrete proof sitting around for the FBI to acquire.

It's also quite likely that that very short story is not listing the entirety of the case against him.

Social Media
Jan 21, 2010


here's some more detail from another article: https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/pet...ia-case-update/

quote:

In June, the Daily Dot reported that Bright had been charged with online solicitation of sex with children. In online correspondence on Kinkd with an undercover FBI agent posing as the mother of a seven-year-old girl and nine-year-old boy, Bright reportedly wrote of molesting both and raping the girl. He further allegedly sent pictures of his penis, as well as test results showing he did not have an STD.

On May 22, Bright allegedly met with the FBI agent, at which point he was arrested.

The complaint against him in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges that Bright subsequently admitted to being in a sexual relationship with an 11-year-old, whom he claimed to be “teaching.”

It has not previously been reported that the government also claims that Bright admitted to being in text communications with 17- and 14-year-old sisters. The transcript from a bond hearing in the case states that Bright allegedly said the elder had sent him a nude photograph, which he claims he deleted, and that the younger sister may have also sent a nude.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week



further linked from that:

quote:

Assistant US Attorney Alexander Li in his closing statement emphasized to the jury the Peter Bright went to Duane Park with condoms to meet what he thought would be children.

also, from what legal docs are free instead of having to buy on pacer:

quote:

SA SPIVACK: Okay. You never attempted to have sex- to meet up with either this 14 or 17 year old?
PETER BRIGHT: I have texts to the 17 year old that I would be happy to meet up to help her with her [INDISCERNIBLE].

ok that ny mag article is just poo poo and there's way better evidence than just chatlogs. No clue what evidence was presented on his side, so I don't know if the hung jury means there's contrary info or if it was just a creep on the jury that thought sexting a 17yo was fine. But the ny mag article is poo poo, that's the main point.

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."


K8.0 posted:

It's extremely likely that he is in fact a pedophile, and just not stupid enough to leave concrete proof sitting around for the FBI to acquire.

It's also quite likely that that very short story is not listing the entirety of the case against him.

I mean his twitter feed has no shortage of gross loving poo poo on it, so he isn't that smart.

Typical
Mar 19, 2007

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

Is this a good place to share a video I made about computers? Im not really a tech youtuber. but My friend and I do a Digital Art channel, and I wanted to make a video about how you could upgrade an old Optiplex on the cheap and use it to make good arts and drawinz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2Ix0HZSbM

and I happen to know Taran from Linus tech tips, so we did a little Colab.

OhsH
Jan 12, 2008

SHUT THE FUCK UP ZAPHOD


Hell yeah

Flail Snail
Jul 30, 2019

Collector of the Obscure

After watching these in their entirety, I realized that my viewing habits may be classified as "a bit odd" so I thought I would share a one-decision CYOA.

Would you prefer 55 minutes of hardware gore or two hours of cable porn?


55 minutes: Ultimate DIY turning an old HP BL480c into a "desktop" computer
Two hours: FiberNinja rewiring a hosed up office

Guitarchitect
Nov 8, 2003



mobby_6kl posted:

The real therapeutic anti-linus is This Old Tony: https://youtu.be/6GHyuiTF1G4

The only thing more relaxing than ToT is Clickspring.

I'm a woodworker and have no plans to ever do any machining but man I could watch his videos all day long. The entire clock build is pretty crazy, but his yet-to-be-completed Antikythera build is really something else.

Argas
Jan 13, 2008
SRW Fanatic




Guitarchitect posted:

The only thing more relaxing than ToT is Clickspring.

I'm a woodworker and have no plans to ever do any machining but man I could watch his videos all day long. The entire clock build is pretty crazy, but his yet-to-be-completed Antikythera build is really something else.

If we're sharing not-quite-tech stuff, I've got a bunch. I'm not a woodworker or anything but I just find this poo poo really enjoyable to watch.

On top of those, Brian Oltrogge has some really nice narrated stuff. Mix of woodworking, welding, metal casting, etc. Mostly I just like the of the videos as well as the end product. Too bad he's been too busy with work/life to make videos for a while now.

Frank Howarth is also another nice channel. A lot more woodworking than anything else, and quite a bit of wood turning.

Xerophyte
Mar 17, 2008

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Someone finally found the solution to the unfortunate loudness of pc fans: using watercooling equipment and neodymium magnets to create a giant, silent bellows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Y7DHfoFOk

Sure, it'll double the size of your fulltower but in for a penny, in for a pound.

(DIY Perks also does goddamn fantastic PC builds, to the point where he gets a pass for being an audiot)

Endymion FRS MK1
Oct 28, 2011



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54VJwwLRJBk

Tech Jesus ranting about motherboard form factors. It's amazing.

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Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Xerophyte posted:

Someone finally found the solution to the unfortunate loudness of pc fans: using watercooling equipment and neodymium magnets to create a giant, silent bellows:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Y7DHfoFOk

Sure, it'll double the size of your fulltower but in for a penny, in for a pound.

(DIY Perks also does goddamn fantastic PC builds, to the point where he gets a pass for being an audiot)

Huh, that's really interesting and different, since watching that video this morning I keep thinking about it. The thing I'd immediately point out is that a fan with equal volume, not just the same frontage area like his 4 noctua fans, would be a bigass box fan. A box fan would do his silly bag inflation test so fast it would make the bellows look stupid.

On the plus side, the static pressure rating of bellows is yes. And the bellows box will have fairly linear performance across any speed range, down to as slow a speed as you want to move the plate. A standard fan has minimum RPM ratings, both from the motor and because fan blades become inefficient if their airfoil is moving too slow.

Last thing is that if you made a PC based on that concept it would need a ton of free air space around it. Normal fans in boxes tend to take fresh air in on one side, and exhaust hot air to a different direction. If you build a PC box on one side of the bellows box, as soon as the plate reverses direction it just pulls the same air it exhausted back in. All your cooling is about the air mixing outside the case before being drawn back in. If you have it under a desk or something it would have really bad performance.


Cool channel though, the broken laptop to HTPC conversion was pretty cool.

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