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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!


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Rudager posted:

Of the “enterprise” stuff of his I’ve seen I wouldn’t be trying to learn anything from it, and it’s more like prosumer stuff and the poo poo he does with it is usually batshit crazy for entertainment.

See how he paid thousands of dollars to fix his GIANT ZFS ARRAY WOWEE WOW WOW because he decided to use the 'hda','hdb',etc naming convention which any guide will tell you to NEVER loving DO (use the UUID).

Then his sewage line cooling loop was worth a giggle.

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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!


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Mr.Radar posted:

I know it seems like I rag on Linus a lot in this thread, but I do genuinely enjoy most of his content.
Sure

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That said, his latest video about RISC-V gets pretty much every technical detail about CPUs and operating systems so wrong I'm not sure if you could be more wrong on purpose:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8jqGOgCy5M

Replace "about CPUs" with "about anything technical" and that's the reason most of us just dislike him. most people link high subscriber numbers on a tech-related channel the qualities of also being trusted and knowledable content and ... That's frightening.

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!


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Lord Windy posted:

What happens if you refuse to play ball?

"Gee golly, since you cant prove you had licenses for all systems and they were actually using them what about backpay for X amount of systems at 2x the price"

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!


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Wulfolme posted:

Linus's video on the new iPhone is actually really good...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HNnXJMJkY0

...because it isn't really an iPhone video. It's about what happens on Youtube in the days after a new iPhone announcement, and it's pretty interesting.

I tried to read the summary but I think Loonis ran out of room just cramming it just to the gills with links.


So I guess I'll take your word for it??

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!


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cage-free egghead posted:

I found the video that Linus talks about succumbing to clickbait titles and images. It's a pretty interesting take and I can totally get behind it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzRGBAUz5mA

But somehow.... Doesn't make him less annoying

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!


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cage-free egghead posted:

You can certainly do a lot worse going with Unbox Therapy or Austin Evans.

I am not saying Linus is not the only one that is bad. I believe you in stating that those other two shows are equally bad if they pay people to make the host look smart while having the a very high and whiny voice that makes blackboard scratching seem like white noise.

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!


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Arivia posted:

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.

Quite similiar to him thinking making a raid with the /dev/sd[a-z] format and seeing what happens when you out in the 27th drive.

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!


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Devian666 posted:

What the gently caress is this video? The bread is not from the 1980's and it can't play 8-bit audio.

At least we have some wood panel (ish) texture...

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Devian666 posted:

I watched it and like everything else they do there's no planning. That level of stupidity is the same as when they failed to set up a ptp wireless network because they lack even the most basic tools and planning to do the job. A number of the videos are just the same as fresh film students that don't learn anything and keep repeating the same gently caress ups.

but... but those youtube thumbnails!?!? pretty funny!!!!!

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!


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apropos man posted:

Am I wrong in enjoying Tech Deals' videos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2LdvqBxph0

He's probably the least coolest guy in PeeCeeVideoReviewLand, but I admire his appeal to those that want just enough technology to run a game in a plausibly pleasant way.



his hair pissed me off the second i started watching it for some reason.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Theophany posted:

It was alright before it became a parody of itself. They hit a purple patch a couple of years back when they did some cool feature-length build videos like the PC in a desk and a couple of way OTT water cooled builds, whereas if you look at their latest one for a Hackintosh, most of the video is Linus tearing apart a Power Mac G5 chassis like an enraged chimp.

you mean when linus replaced everyone's water cooling with thick algae ? cool cool

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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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

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!


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Wirth1000 posted:

To me, the GN brand is about in-depth testing, consistent & proven methodology, not afraid to be blacklisted to expose blatant bullshit marketing, doing thorough testing to expose fraudulent stuff etc. etc.

That doesn't mean he has to stand in front of a camera and just read off an entire article verbatim in a monotone voice. The best parts are when he puts the piece of paper down, looks at the camera, and actually speaks from his own well of knowledge on the topic at hand. The best content is by far the stuff like where he calls out MSI's bullshit and NZXT's BLD's garbo stuff etc.

Even the HW news weekly vids I just click straight to the article and it's literally the script he's reading.

The streams are all great too because it's just him and the GN crew not being shackled by an A4 printout.

He does read articles, but thats just editting and making sure you cleanly communicate all the points you have. Another point positive for scripts is how tech nerds are VERY vocal when the wrong information is given enough so that some will just unsubscribe because of that.

That out of the way, Steve does communicate asides during these presentation episodes and that is more than I can for other channels who go off wild tangents sometime.

Best recent example was JayZ talking about the 3080 buyouts by Bounce Alerts. It was confusing if he either supported them (mentioning he looooves capitalism so much) or saw it as a bad thing. His cohost definitely did not support scalpers but then he started agreeing with JayZ, or thats how it seemed.

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!


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Charles posted:

Oh no not some garbage old computer that was rotting in a warehouse broken anyway.

Garbage computer for a garbage person

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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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!


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Wirth1000 posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx-a5jZbNmE



He doesn't reveal which company approached them but it sounds like it's either NZXT or Lian Li.

He said the relationship between GN and the mystery company is they had real bad interactions but also real good interactions.

I'm going with Cooler Master especially how GN influenced their redesign of the H500p being a benny for all sides.

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