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TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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der8auer and Steve really work well together as a nerd comedy duo

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

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 22:18 on Aug 21, 2018

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TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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GutBomb posted:

There was some Gamers Nexus video were PC Jesus was being extra sarcastic and posing in various rooms of a fancy house a few months ago. Does anyone remember what the topic/title/url of this video was?

This?

https://youtu.be/tRH0-QwhvVQ

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Jesus uses a printout of the script, not a teleprompter. It's on the desk, in plain view. Sometimes he fights his cat for possession of it.

:v:

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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"we all died in a car crash and this is actually hell"

:drat:

also agreed, steve. agreed.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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They've said in the past that the video is what pays the bills. The article is a bonus for people who don't want to watch a dry reading. It's stupid but that's how the ad-financed landscape works.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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~Coxy posted:

This has probably already been done to death (I don't really follow GN much) but I wish he would get an autocue.

Eh, I kinda like that the script is just a printout on the desk, it's sorta part of the charm somehow. GN is just some nerds who used to operate out of Steve's mom's house until like a year ago and all the money goes into more testing equipment. I also bet the cat would be much less interested in a teleprompter. :colbert:

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Shut up Meg posted:

Whenever I try to watch his stuff, all I can think is 'why am I watching somebody reading out an article to me? Why don't I just read it myself?'

There's not much point to watching GN's reviews, they usually publish those in article form anyway and it's mostly just the charts that are interesting. Same thing with the hardware news recaps. The only reason they're on YouTube at all is that the cursed internet advertising economy forces them to. It's a waste of everyone's time and everyone knows it but that's where the money is. GN does have a lot of other content that's worth watching though, like the factory tours, some of their interviews and things like the EATX video above that's just Steve going off about vendor bullshit.

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 01:09 on Mar 30, 2020

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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what if you ground the heatsink and the IHS so flat that you could wring them together like gauge blocks :wth:

sure the manufacturing tolerances required would make both parts stupid expensive but that sick thermal efficiency tho

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 00:41 on Apr 5, 2020

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Klyith posted:

I predict that it wouldn't work because the IHS probably has some non-uniform thermal expansion in operation.

yeah I know, I know, I had the same thought, but it'd be cool, y'know?

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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GN has explicitly stated that YT is what pays the bills - the ad spots at the start of each clip is where the money's at. IIRC Steve even said at some point that he himself would rather be reading the reviews but they gotta go on video to keep the business sustainable. So watch GN's actually interesting video content instead, like the factory tours, read the reviews on the website and throw them a dollar on Patreon instead if you feel like it.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Steve seems like he's on the warpath anyway judging by GN Twitter.

https://twitter.com/gamersnexus/status/1337887743502921735?s=21

https://twitter.com/gamersnexus/status/1337843708453064707?s=21

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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linus in his regular videos is fairly insufferable but that's his stage persona. steve from gamersnexus did a long off-the-cuff interview/behind the scenes video with him a while ago where he comes off in a completely different light and appears quite reasonable.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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EVIL Gibson posted:

I always get PSUs way above the minimum volts needed so it's probably very common at that level to have multiple 12v rails.

Not anymore, it isn't. PSU's with more than one physical 12v rail are a weird curiosity these days - you really have to go look specifically for them, and I'm not even sure if any modern designs exist at all. High end PSU's in the 1500-1600W range are all single rail these days. In the real high end PSU's though you can set overcurrent protection per connector in software, if you like, which gets you the one benefit multiple rails ever had. The 5v and 3.3v rails barely draw any power anymore, and all modern PSU's are DC-DC designs where the 12v supply powers the minor rails as well (except for 5VSB, the standby power, always the special snowflake). So, single 12v rail is both more efficient and more flexible for the user, and there's really no point to having multiple 12v rails anymore.

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 02:00 on Apr 2, 2021

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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gradenko_2000 posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO0-47to8-E

This actually works shockingly well, and you don't even need a pump or have to worry about a pump failing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMFBAklURCo&t=522s

Swimming pool cooling, while on vacation at the Maldives resort from Hitman 2, because of course. (English subtitles available)

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxo2_lwKps

jesus is concerned positive videos don't do as well as negative ones :smith:

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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The super high OPP threshold is also sort of concerning in and of itself even disregarding the component failures - even some absolute bargain basement 80+ bronze PSU's like the corsair cx series has quite reasonable OPP that consistently trips at like 120% load, at least on the 12V rails. Sometimes they skimp out hard on OPP on the minor rails but that's less of a big deal since there really isn't much in the way of consumption there.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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This is awesome and industrial testing equipment owns, but now I'm really curious why they've covered up what is presumably the manufacturer branding and model numbers on the thing.

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Steve's on the warpath again, absolutely savage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsdeJszdV7I

TheFluff
Dec 13, 2006

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Most of YouTube (and especially nerd YouTube) is just content marketing at this point, there are weirdos running independent channels here and there but they're pretty rare. Nerd identity is pretty entangled with consumerism and nerds love watching product reviews, so nerd interests are particularly plagued by this.

We need a lot more jocks to shove us into lockers so we don't dare to buy :pcgaming: LED stuff

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 03:10 on Aug 29, 2022

TheFluff
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let us remind ourselves here that what we're doing here is subscribing to product reviews as entertainment. like, you're voluntarily submerging yourself neck deep in consumerism and making it part of your identity. it doesn't really matter what the hosts actually say at that point.

gamersnexus skirts the edge because they're more of an independent industry news outlet than a content marketing studio, and even in their product reviews you can tell they're trying to tone down the consumerism aspects. people complain about their reviews being boring with steve just reading numbers off a chart, but knowing Steve that might actually be kind of intentional on some level - you shouldn't be watching the review just for the sake of watching the review. of course, not even Steve is immune to the economic realities of the advertising economy and you can tell he's been frustrated lately because it's been difficult to get people to actually watch the content he thinks is interesting, rather than just the usual "hey look new shiny product" fare.

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 20:29 on Aug 31, 2022

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Dr. Video Games 0031 posted:

I've gotten pushback for saying before, but yes, I think Nvidia's ultimate endgame is to exit consumer graphics cards entirely and be datacenter only. If you want the latest graphical advancements, get a geforce cloud subscription. This isn't happening in the near future but I wouldn't be surprised if this is the 10 year goal.
Financialization is a fact in pretty much every manufacturing industry now, everyone is desperately trying to figure out how to pivot from selling things once to selling subscriptions. The rule of thumb is that one dollar of recurring revenue is worth seven dollars of one-time revenue, when it comes to things like valuations and whatnot. Nobody cares about actual profit today, everyone wants a story about potential profit tomorrow. I myself work for a company that sells physical devices direct to consumers, and while that's well and good, it's also insignificant even though it's making us a lot of money - the board's top priority is making us convert our enterprise customers to a subscription sales model as soon as possible.

TheFluff fucked around with this message at 03:29 on Sep 17, 2022

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