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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


I think the first time I heard about LTT on these forums, it was described as Top Gear but with computers. It's a very accurate description: ambitious but rubbish.

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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Linus just did a video on affordable VR and never mentioned that you can get a Windows MR headset for like $150 vs $400 for the Rift. Because it's a sponsored video by Oculus lol.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


GutBomb posted:

...And? It was made clear the whole time that the video was sponsored and while it didnít tread any new ground itís always nice to point out that VR doesnít actually take a computer that costs a ton. The affordable part was the machine not the headset.

The video is called "Can you Game in VR on a Budget?" so someone looking to game in VR on a budget would benefit from knowing about this option, which I'm quite certain would've been mentioned if it weren't for the sponsorship. The sponsorship itself is clearly disclosed thankfully but that wouldn't help someone who's not already closely following this stuff. What I'm saying is it's about ethics in tech "journalism" :v:

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Crotch Fruit posted:

I also cant remember the last time I watched a video over 30 minutes long and I don't think I have ever watched a live stream. I don't want to watch someone fumble along trying to build something, I want the cliff notes "here is what I made, here is what I tried and why the super easy fast method fails".

I simply cant convince myself to watch Chris Barnett's videos, for one I just don't really care a lot about SBCs, but his style is just too dry, I want to see videos that are more hands on and less talking. I don't mind some dry videos so long as it's still a little hands on and about an interesting topic, like Engineerguy's video on pop cans. Engineerguy later went on to do a 13 part series on candles and well, holy poo poo. On the one hand I'm intrigued and want to know what every last molecule is doing when my candle burns but it's still just a candle.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUhisi2FBuw
Have you seen Project Binky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4lBvHDMs8
I mean cars are tech stuff after all. I'm pretty sure every video is over 30 minutes long but in no way could you describe what they're doing as fumbling.

Engineerguy's soda can video is amazing. It's perfectly presented and really eye-opening to see how much thought, skill and technology goes into even such a simple object that we don't think about at all.

For some more dry tech stuff, Computerphile has some interesting CS related videos. Most are probably not a big revelation to anyone who studied the subject or even self-taught hacks such as myself, but even then it can be quite fascinating as he often has has guest old-school professors or Brian loving Kernighan on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de2Hsvxaf8M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KG2M4ttzBnY

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Linus is at it again, reviewing a ridiculously cheap AliExpress monitor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47WkAyjxESo

You'd think it would be like $50 but no, even if it's $200 Canadian pesos, you can still get a brand name 27" curved monitor for less so it's pretty dumb. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LC27...ps%2C449&sr=8-8

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Just came across this guy when looking for phone liquid damage repair, he's like the Andrei Alexandrescu of PC/phone repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLffdWhBfFU

Most of the content are streams or at least unedited videos but it's downright pleasant compared to a lot of the grating personalities that show up ITT.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Crotch Fruit posted:

I wish Rossman didn't swear so much so I could watch his videos when my kids are in the same room but I think I have mostly droned out enough of what he is doing to not feel paranoid about his political point of view. I think he sperges out a lot, like one video where he was talking about how he uses soap and water to wipe his instead rear end instead of just dry toilet paper like a normal human. If you care that much about cleanliness get a bidet or wipes. . . I'm glad he is advocating for right for repair shops but I fast forward large parts of his videos just because they are kinda boring.

I don't find him particularly unreasonable considering the poo poo Apple pulls sometimes, but then I haven't seen his bidet video apparently. But he is pretty much who I was referring to in my previous posts, just listening to him ranting can be tiring.

On the other hand, have you tried the guy I linked previously? Sorin is like the opposite of Louis and pretty PG rated. Here's a decent example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLffdWhBfFU

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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



Well that's really the best case when he's constantly fiddling with something in his pocket

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Speaking of Linus, I recently came across thunderf00t's video on the stupid kickstarter food scanner thing and to my surprise there's Linus repeating the PR talking points and then doubling down how they were totally not indorsing it lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdv_tWDqNEA#t=864s. It's not new but the first time I'm seeing either this or the original video.

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

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


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)

Speaking of interesting cooling hacks, this guy has an overview of a bunch of methods that should be more effective than your regular paste. I'd certainly want to try grinding both surfaces to a mirror finish and using nothing else, as well as the indium sheet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MOTMq9g8Nk

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


The larger solid sheets are indeed like :10bux: on ebay though. New business idea: poke holes in these sheets yourself and resell the results to Linus.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


TheFluff posted:

yeah I know, I know, I had the same thought, but it'd be cool, y'know?
No the problem is that it won't be cool. At least that's what I think Klyith is saying. I'd totally to it.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


On the other hand PewDiePie is more annoying than Nazis so I'm definitely staying away from that video

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


GruntyThrst posted:

What about gas being stored in canisters? I bought some extra in case society broke down and we went Mad Max. Can I just... shake it a bit?
Yes just make sure you're using garbage cans for storage

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Yeah, I first watched a GN video after one was linked somewhere ITT and occasionally check out what they have going on, but most of the reviews are borderline incomprehensible because Steve's just rushing through a ton of text and numbers.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Do they do anything besides LTT videos? Or are they at a point where it's all self sustained, i.e. just make videos about making youtube videos or the equipment to do it.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Charles posted:

I guess their biggest thing ever was the 88" 8k monitor, which they actually published before midnight. Boo
Nah it was clearly the 3090. Just look at this loving thing

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Endymion FRS MK1 posted:

I used to enjoy him but for some reason this year it feels like something changed. Like everything is much more corporate and a glorified infomercial. As weird as this sounds I think I started noticing when on his podcast he offhandedly mentioned Apple's style guidelines about not using an article with their products. For example, "The camera on iPhone is amazing". The more I watched the more I realized he does it to other phones as well and it drives me nuts.

I've switched to GSM Arena for actual reviews and Mr Whose The Boss for reviews/entertainment

Edit: Yes that definitely soured me on him. His recent Zuck interview has me very much thinking of finally unsubscribing.
vvvvvvvvv
Yeah I used to watch his videos every once in a while but haven't seen a single one this year either. I used to like the production values and the basic "here's what it's like to actually use" approach but recent it's been too just too whorish.

On the other hand, Tech Jesus is having none of it with the 3090 shenanigans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgs-VbqsuKo

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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Kingnothing posted:

Wiha stuff is amazing. Even though the handles are plastic, they still feel really good.

This set has a machined aluminum driver, I've had it for a while and it's pretty great: https://m.banggood.com/XIAOMI-Mijia...ur_warehouse=CN

It uses to be branded as Wiha so I dunno what happened to that, maybe it was always a scam. But regardless, it's very good. Just screwdrivers though.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


K8.0 posted:

It makes him about as rideable as the AMBike.

Lol. I've only seen him the first time a few days ago for a monitor review and just thought this was his hipster look. Going a bit back, he looks way less creepy with the stubble.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


^^^
I loled when they did that in the video. Also to be fair when they said that in the launch presentation.

Also when this one showed up in my recommendations after searching for banggood drill reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wwia_aRL0c

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Not only that but doesn't Canada have some hardcore laws about lotteries and contents? I'm not a Canadian lawyer or either of those things but it feels like they're blatantly trying to run a contest without actually admitting it.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Ok, fess up, which one of you is this?

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


I'm so out of touch, I thought transparent cases died out in mid-late 2000s.

On the other hand I'm ahead of the curve on mesh fronts:

mobby_6kl fucked around with this message at 23:40 on Nov 13, 2020

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Get refurbished HM or Steelcase chairs from liquidators. They'll be around or even below the cost of the gaming :rice: nonsense, will easily outlast them, and help maintain good posture. Plus most are available in mesh versions to keep your goon assess cool.

I watched the GN video this morning after waking up way too early for some reason. As Steve said, the blindfold tests are fun but not really meaningful. IMO there are a few things to keep in mind:
  • People are different so if someone says they don't find a chair comfortable, it doesn't mean you won't either
  • There are tons of adjustments so you need to find the best one, the initial impression might not really representative
  • What might feel comfortable initially, won't necessarily be after 8 hours, or be good for your posture long-term
  • The height and shape of your table, the position of the keyboard and monitors also play a huge role
  • I find the headrest to be also very important especially if I'm reclining a lot

I got a Steelcase Think earlier this year when it became clear we'll be WFH for the foreseeable future. It took me a week or maybe two to find the settings that work for me, and now I really like it. I might try replacing it with a Leap V2 if they show up, but I haven't seen them locally yet.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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Pilfered Pallbearers posted:

Any suggestions how to find these? Iím in NYC and I feel like I can never find any when there should be tons.
Nope, sorry, not from NYC or even US.

Craigslist is probably a good idea, though I personally haven't seen anything on our local equivalent. Maybe search for cheap office furniture stores, that's how I found this place that had like hundreds of these Think chairs.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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Mu Zeta posted:

Hmm I also went from Aeron to Steelcase Leap. I've been using it for 9 years now and the height adjust is starting to get finnicky so I'm starting to look at others.
Aren't warranties like 10 or 15 years on them? Unless you got a used one of course. Then you might also just get a new gas cylinder for like $40: https://www.steelcasechairparts.com/shop/chairs/steelcase-leap-chair/steelcase-leap-chair-gas-cylinder/


Wild EEPROM posted:

I’m in the market for a chair and have found an alright deal on a leapv2. Anything i should look out for when buying?
Can you sit in it first? That'd be best imo.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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The Disappointment PC should be made portable by mounting it on the cargo rack of the AMD murder bike

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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Arivia posted:

not onto his house, onto "his property" in his literal gated community

it wasn't just stupid castle doctrine stuff it also reeked of blind privilege

Wait, is this him???

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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This is kind of tech and definitely idiot: https://youtu.be/pHVMlJocUpc

Thunderf00t now thinks he's also a lawyer so he's sure just using a whole video clip from someone without permission is fair use. IANAL either but I think he's hosed.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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


Didn't he say/imply he has gently caress-you money by now? How desperate do you have to be for more to take money from the "industry" directly destroying the hobby (not to mention the planet) his whole business community was built around.


priznat posted:

If you let your gaming pc blast away 24/7 mining coins would it even recoup the cost of the power?
Yes and you'll actually make a lot of money unless you're in germany or something. Like you could live off it of you had a couple of good cards.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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FuturePastNow posted:

I think a lot of his income is from shilling for things via sponsored videos like this. He just timed this one poorly.
Well the timing is definitely not an accident, NH are throwing money around right now exactly because mining is super profitable at the moment and they're skimming off the top. He knows gamers can't buy cards and should be able to out 2 and 2 together.


Klyith posted:

did you not see where he just spent $70k commissioning a completely useless solid gold xbox controller? and is gonna keep it in his office rather than melt it back down, probably so he can jerk himself over it?

he has gently caress-you money. he needs more money so he can continue to waste it on more gently caress-you projects.


*until the next crypto-crash
Hahaha no I haven't seen that video. I don't really follow him (or anyone else) and just saw the buttcoin video in the suggestions.


True, but let's assume the bubble won't pop untill after Im dead

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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Combat Pretzel posted:

Nevermind it's still a slideshow choking on single threaded performance, so it'll be valid for a while.


Charles posted:

I looked up the ads on YouTube and I still don't remember anything, but it's not like I have an eidetic memory for advertisements from more than 20 years ago.
I'm pretty sure we've had normal ads with these characters. The dolls are obviously just swag they gave away at conferences or something.

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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njsykora posted:

The Raid joke is not about it being a phone game, itís about them trying to literally sponsor anyone whoís ever put a video on YouTube.

Well let's not forget he literally just shilled for Nicehash too

mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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You have to submit a selfie with the piss bottle collection

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mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

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gradenko_2000 posted:

oh boy YIKESAROO

relatedly, Greg Salazar in a recent video pointed out that the Verge guy failed to screw in one of the four brackets on the AIO, so it really was a bad guide, straight up

___

tangentially: one thing I've never quite seen anyone recommend in "how to build" videos is to have a checklist

the second-to-the-last time I tore down my computer to clean it, I completely forgot to reattach the CPU fan to the cooler/fins, and I only realized this when I'd already built everything back up, so I was so obstinate about not wanting to tear it down again I spent the next 20 minutes trying to reattach the fan and plug it in with everything else already inside the case, which was really difficult because one side of the cooler was right up against the top of the case and there was barely any clearance for my fingers to push the CPU brackets around the fins. It probably would have been faster to take it down/out, but I was too hard-headed

so the last time I did another tear down, this time to install a new CPU, I wrote down the order of the parts as I removed them:



and when I was putting it back together, I went from bottom-to-top, checking it off as I went along, to make sure I didn't forget anything

Whoa that's way too organized for me, just add/remove parts until it works as it's supposed to

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