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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








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)

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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011









That's literally the video I linked two posts up! :P

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








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

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Yeah TechQuickie is great. A couple little issues here or there, but genuinely informative. Linus apparently also has a channel about just his cats, which is a treat.

I liked these two videos of Tech Jesus exploring Tech Heaven Market:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgNirAOLRDQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPTfhqKHg3s

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Theophany posted:

The Salvador Dali of custom motherboard trays:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3U9qlqYICs

I want to custom those little moustache tips off. God

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Theophany posted:

I love how you can tell how recently the video was uploaded by how shiny his forehead is and how the UK is in a heatwave right now.

This is true. It is an EXCEEDINGLY British video.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








LTT have just put up Part 1 of the latest series of the always entertaining Scrapyard Wars https://youtu.be/9C2DHfIXKIo

As always Luke deserves to win because he is not a screeching nerd alien from Tau Ceti.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Steve Burke is moving out of his momís house: https://youtu.be/S9XFHZmSUNk

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








MaxxBot posted:

Yeah this one is the most interesting theme yet, got a kick out of him being all excited about the phonebook only to find out 90% of the numbers were dead.

Iím finally getting around to watching it and it is an incredible insane schaedenfreude machine. Scrapyard Wars is usually cringe inducing, but learning that people cannot operate at all without the Internet is a whole other level.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bezYerYxQ

Countdown until Linus gets audited by the BSA

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








redeyes posted:

He was super dumb posting that. Maybe Canada is different in terms of BSA.

The whole "we've got a stack of licenses kept separate for each workbench" makes sense, but admitting publicly he has a completely wrong license for his remote workers is just throwing meat to the wolves.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








We talk about good tech reviewers. Or people we would like to do better. But I found the worst guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChfHZNDTuoM

he paid to promote that review as a good example of his work

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








I cackled like a loving fiend at that PCI extender monstrosity that he was doing with more hardware than my life is worth - and yet was completely shut down by good old device identifier limits or whatever. Linus really shows that money doesn't mean sense.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Thanks Ants posted:

I assume if they get too hot they just shut off anyway. So itís not really solving a problem.

I donít think Linus ever actually solves problems. He just does poo poo to see how stupidly he can do poo poo.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








~Coxy posted:

This probably isn't it, but if you do astronomical photography then cooling the sensor absolutely reduces noise.



It probably isnít but that really does look like someone just slapped a Noctua CPU cooler on the side and called it good.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








K8.0 posted:

There were allegations a few years back that multiple people at the top of the organization were involved in something extremely unsavory. At the time I just dismissed it as sour grapes from someone who got fired or something, but now I wouldn't be surprised if there's more to come.

What organization? Ars Technica?

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Harminoff posted:

I Imagine if this was Apple instead of Microsoft LTT wouldn't be around any more.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bezYerYxQ

Did you actually watch the video? It's a response to a bunch of viewers freaking out at the activation notices and he walks them through how activating doesn't make any sense for temporary demo machines, explains his licensing and shows how he keeps licenses on hand for those machines, they just don't get activated.

It's a clickbait title and sane video, which is the same as most LTT content; it's explaining why and how he wouldn't get sued/he's fine if he gets audited, etc. He's not actually a pirate, it just looks that way to the uninformed.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Steve reviews the cutest card there is: https://youtu.be/fGGKaX1D9Zo

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








AlternateAccount posted:

Add to OP, plz:



Iím pretty sure I have more testosterone than him, a year after getting my dick chopped off.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








well why not posted:

Pretty sure heís 1/2 Japanese and the character ďLyleĒ (JFC) is explicitly a Chinese man

I think he's Korean, actually.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Speaking of problematic tech youtubers werent the level 1 tech guys chuds or misogynists or something?

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








cage-free egghead posted:

Are you thinking of Tek Syndicate instead? Wendell used to be in that

Huh maybe. Were they idiots?

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Wirth1000 posted:

If you're watching LGR Foods for cooking then you're watching for all the wrong reasons.

What are the right reasons? A Clint fetish?

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011









en-vee-dee-ah

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








jeff8472 posted:

Steve showing up in a motovlogger's video? Didn't expect that. Just the first 2 minutes.

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

Steveís personal channel is all bike videos, so this makes sense.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








OhFunny posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVY5CjEC3W4

I think Steve died a little when he had to say Anime Waifu Edition GPU.

He brought this on himself. He said he wanted more cards that werenít gamer extreme black. So he got gamer extreme pink instead.

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

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








I donít know what thread to post this in so here

Only registered members can see post attachments!

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








OhFunny posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgPj6e3jtz0

Linus is a manufacturing company now.

Unrelated but okay I guess Linus is the one person growing a beard like that actually works for. He looks much more mature with it.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








I'm glad to see that my thread title still applies. Jesus gently caress Linus.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Charles posted:

Jealous much?

what?

I made an offhand comment in some thread years back about how we needed another thread to discuss the youtube tech idiots as I collectively, jokingly called them (because we were talking about tech jesus a lot), and this thread got made with this title because of it. That's all. I'm just amused at Linus being an idiot, like always.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Tuxedo Gin posted:

better than JayzTwoCents tweet about how he has guns and is prepared to take a life if his property is in danger

yeah apparently that was what he came up with AFTER saying he wasn't a racist

in the middle is "the rioting savages are at the gates of my walled community! I'm ready!" which just loving lol

so I'm done with him now, loving christ

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Some Goon posted:

I believe you, given that he's a navy brat, but got a link? I don't Twitter and have a morbid interest in seeing peoples stupidity.

Linus's heart may have been in the right place but jfc.

https://twitter.com/JayzTwoCents/st...598953358356480

here's just one

the actual "rioters are at my walled community I will protect my property and my family by any means necessary" tweet seems to be gone, but he sure tweeted up a loving storm in the responses that tells you all you need to know

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Former Human posted:

Excellent understanding of Canadian law regarding selling shirts ITT

linus had better hope none of these shirts period ever sell to a quebecker or he's in for some real hard poo poo

https://financialpost.com/entrepren...uebec-residents

basically if the prizes are over $2001 ever and there's a quebecker in the draw pool linus can get legally hosed seventeen ways to sunday

and for those of you who aren't canadians, linus does not live in quebec

quebec does not care

quebec will ratfuck him to the very large extent of the law just for the hell of it

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Wirth1000 posted:

Let's get REAL MAD that this Canadian company based in British Columbia advertises the poo poo out of their store and as a PROUD CANADIAN the store is in all US Dollars and probably even ships from AMERICA. Where's the justice in that, Linus? Sounds like dilution of Canadian culture and businesses which is probably breaking a bunch of provincial and federal laws. I'm writing a letter to Horgan & Trudeau as we speak!

i'm not being some idiot for canadian patriotism, "don't gently caress with quebec" is basically an unspoken rule in Canada

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








mobby_6kl posted:

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.

Arivia posted:

linus had better hope none of these shirts period ever sell to a quebecker or he's in for some real hard poo poo

https://financialpost.com/entrepren...uebec-residents

basically if the prizes are over $2001 ever and there's a quebecker in the draw pool linus can get legally hosed seventeen ways to sunday

and for those of you who aren't canadians, linus does not live in quebec

quebec does not care

quebec will ratfuck him to the very large extent of the law just for the hell of it

running a small time lottery for local people is not uncommon or illegal in Canada, 50/50 draws are common at sporting events and community stuff all over (well, pre-pandemic) but it's local and small

that's not what linus is doing

and if he fucks with quebec they will murder his company as an example (Canada has very very heavy strict interprovincial trade laws)

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








MrOnBicycle posted:

I read the OP and sorry you can't just say that someone is persona non grata without telling me why and expect me to not be curious as hell and ask why.

So, what's wrong with 8-bit guy? I don't watch him very often as there is something that just doesn't grab my interest with his content (even though I like the things he's talking about).

he's a texas CHUD

which was already bad enough

but awhile back he got a prototype IBM computer to work on, very very rare, and proceeded to gently caress it up in pretty much every way possible doing the most absurdly stupid boneheaded basic idiot things like using a dremel to remove case screws instead of just buying a security bit from his local hardware store then deliberately shorted the entire system as "troubleshooting"

then he went "oh well, this one didn't work, I guess I'll get another one and see if that one's in better shape" and proceeded to gently caress up the rest of that set of prototypes too

so politically he wasn't great, then he proved himself super unworthy of the trust and authority people gave him, and his response was to basically go "no gently caress you you're not my dad, trump's my dad" to the community at large

watching him is kind of awkward now because he gets cool video ideas and does cool things but he's proven himself to be a giant loving idiot in every aspect so you can't trust ANYTHING he says or that his work is actually worthwhile

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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011








Guitarchitect posted:

I figured it was probably "Global Affiliate Zone" - had a similar thing happen two years ago. Family friend posting endlessly on social media about his passive income, seemed very MLM-y, so when he made a "contact me" post I thought I'd reach out for kicks. He sent me his link and pestered me a bit afterwards about it... despite him being a family friend and me knowing him since I was an infant, there was literally zero "omg hi it's been so long how are you?" - it was just straight down to business. Essentially what GAZ does is show you how to run an "online business" and they basically fully set it up for you based upon a "product". they say oh, this will work for anything and you don't have to use this product, but everything is made as an example for this product. So you'd be stupid not to just use it for the product it was designed for.

That product? An alkaline water machine called Kangen. The price structure establish a 8-piece piece of pie, and up a given chain everyone gets a different amount of the pie. So in other words the machine is priced way more than it's worth, and it's intended to just pay off people up the commission chain. It's a self-feeding loop of course because to start selling the machine you have to buy a machine. And the more machines you sell, the more pieces of the pie you can get from those eventual sales. It's loving insane.

But no really, it's not a pyramid scheme, Global Affiliate Zone is all about teaching you how to set up your online business!

EDIT: To add that even today, years later, their newsfeed is filled with all kinds of ambiguous posts not about the business or product they sell, but rather why network marketing is so great and totally not a pyramid scheme. Anything that isn't that is decision- or life-affirming bullshit. Sell the lifestyle because the money comes from recruiting, not the product itself... but no really it's not a pyramid scheme guys

Okay I guess a post about those stupid ads for affiliate marketing that run before the YouTube tech idiot I actually want to watch is on topic

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