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Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



Thanks Ants posted:

His follow up is where he manages to spend a loving insane amount of cash on a Thunderbolt tape drive when a Tandberg SAS autoloader would have been about two grand cheaper.

Edit: Haha he's using LTFS

honestly most of the appeal of the channel is watching the guy spend inordinate amounts of money on things then proceeding to comprehensively gently caress them up; with that in mind the videos are way more enjoyable

the actual reviews are pretty execrable tho what with the graphs flashing up for like a second (i know they want you to pause but it just looks weird). also the infomercial style b-roll and the bits where his wife gestures to parts of laptops (which evoke the plane safety videos where the steward shows you how to put on a life jacket imo). don't get me wrong i loving adore cheese but the dissonance when it's clearly being shot with camera equipment that costs more than my house

Generic Monk fucked around with this message at 15:39 on Oct 4, 2018

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Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



cage-free egghead posted:

I think there's a certain allure to seeing people unbox new gadgets. They definitely get views that's for sure. And that's before even getting into ASMR unboxing videos, which admittedly are a guilty pleasure.

as long as they don't call it a review when the extent of the review is just gesturing to parts of the product

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



Devian666 posted:

Despite his style a number of his videos are pretty interesting. I have to admit I watch a number of youtubers that have a terrible style that would never be fit for traditional broadcast.

i mean that's the whole point of the medium is it not? i don't think most people watch youtubers for something as professional and rehearsed as broadcast tv; you're there for the ~authenticity~. i think brits do it well. or at least the british tv i grew up on was always kind of scrappy and low-fi compared to the american stuff so it warms the cockles of my heart etc

cameron gray is cool to put on in the background
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke3amJsfcog

techmoan is cool idk if he's been mentioned here already. i wish he was my dad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E65KfMwTqY

computerphile is cool also. a lot of university people explaining computing concepts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U-RbOKanYs

e: i like this guy who found all these workstations from the acclaim bankruptcy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3AW2dDXx1I

and druaga1 obviously
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCHZboNN12U

overall i think LGR is like the absolute king of this stuff though; the videos are incredibly well produced while still having this homely, cozy vibe. frankly i'd watch that poo poo if it was on tv, but i think the youtube format really suits him. the production value of linus et al (when he's trying really hard to do a big timey review, i actually kind of like his stream of consciousness fuckups) feels a bit wrong to me, like a sultana in a salad

Crotch Fruit posted:

I was recently surprised to see Barnacules actually has been releasing videos, like once a month or so but he is releasing videos. The biggest reason I stopped watching Barnacules was the number of items he gets donated to him as well as the over usage of dumb jokes *ladies*. I cant really hate on someone for getting free poo poo like a robotic arm or a Peugot Sound computer worth $10K, I just don't want to support someone who gets free poo poo and then does not use it. I felt like Barnacules was either spending too much money, or being given too much free stuff, and not using the expensive tech enough in his videos. I'm not sure if I consider Barnacules better or worse than Linus, they both make immature jokes and waste a lot of money, only Linus is successful at whoring himself and Barnacules is not. I do think that lately Linus' tech videos are more informative than Barnacules, but that's not saying much. Linus and Barnacules both make me interested in the tech they are talking about without being as dry and professional as more educational, strictly technical videos.

i really hate the guy's style so i don't generally watch him but apparently he's clinically depressed with ongoing mental health issues which prob explains the sporadic uploading. hope he's managing ok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qEl6JiffZg

Theophany posted:

LGR's terrible food videos seem like amazing GWS troll material:

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

idk im vegetarian and i'll still say that looks like a lovely snack fam

Generic Monk fucked around with this message at 01:10 on Nov 22, 2018

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



Strong Sauce posted:

i thought you were confused by linking to teksyndicate but apparently wendell took the teksyndicate youtube name and teksyndicate/formerly crit got the razethew0rld one?

hahaha i never noticed that, nice coup d'etat

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



priznat posted:

Took me a while to realize it, but I got there. It is confusing as hell trying to puzzle out how someone can be so consistently a complete goofball.

i feel the channel has got slightly more self-aware recently - the editor's definitely got more room to manoeuvre when it comes to gently taking the piss out of him, which i feel works a lot better

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 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

hasnít he done half a million hackintosh videos? itís not as if theyíre a sponsor or anything

Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



mobby_6kl posted:

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.

problem is that tons of well researched graphs are the absolute best thing you would want to understand how good a component is, but the absolute worst thing to put in a video

the only channel iíve seen that actually incorporates graphs well is digitalfoundry, where you get a video of the gameplay overlaid with a live fps/frame time graph. itís really good to help them explain micro-level performance quirks and actually makes use of the video format.

iím sure GN would say that the written review is the more informative piece, but iím sure theyíd also say that the exposure you get from having a youtube presence is too much to pass up

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Generic Monk
Oct 31, 2011



Combat Pretzel posted:

This doesn't just grind my gears, it ate their teeth already. In a professional setting, this is unacceptable. Dear God, the times I get calls about an app of mine throwing "errors", one of the typical procedures would be me asking what the error message is, answered often by an "Uhm I don't know, let me check", then followed by an "Ooooooohh". Ad nauseum. What in the gently caress.

to be fair, years of using windows has trained people to automatically assume any error message is indecipherable gibberish that has to be parsed by an anointed one that knows the right incantations. doesnít make it any less frustrating though

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