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EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Waiter: Thank you for eating at Cracker Barrel.
You:. Wait, hold on. What's this?!?!
Waiter: An after dinner mint
You: Uuuhhhh, I didn't expect this though?!?!?

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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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.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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FuturePastNow posted:

I've been looking forward to the Disappointment PC since Steve reviewed that case months ago, unfortunately this video was mostly just a recap of things that annoyed him over the year.

Building the Disappointment PC would require them to use the AMD video card that smelled like it was burning all the time and that is not up to OSHA/fire code.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Arivia posted:

I can’t help but think someone in AMD’s PR department went “Wait. Steve has a bike channel? Oh no what did you doooooooooooo”

and it's was even better when they made the type of bike he had vastly lots of experience in and fit enough to put it through its paces properly.

if they sent it to another reviewer as a sort of blenny but could only ride it up and down the street before being winded, they would have avoided the whole drama.

it would be like if Bethesda sent out their Fallout 76 dark rum Fisher Price bottling to Gray bottling* who does all of Buffalo Trace bourbon products plus more from other distilleries (which are numerous)



*I only bring it up because I toured there along with the on-floor tour where you are climbing flights of stairs all across the distillery to see the four story+ tall boilers is something else.

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EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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His follow up of saying he feels fine hinting that covid isn't a big deal is a pretty good take.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Klyith posted:

There was a BLM march that went vaguely near his house. He's in some loving suburb so I'm sure this was just regular people marching being loud, not a bunch of guys wearing black looking to burn down a police station. This was right after George Floyd so ordinary people were going to marches all over the place.

He tweeted out that he had a gun and was "trained to use it" to defend his family if any of these rioters came into his house.


It was amazingly tone deaf to start with, but then he also doubled down real hard. Guessing he's tried to keep a low profile on anything political since then, but it was super disheartening and turned me right the gently caress off his channel.

He also said the guards in congress were weak and should have fired on the crowd instead of evaccing.

Super good brains on his shoulders

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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njsykora posted:

Steve’s one of the best for deadpan low key humour which I always appreciate in an increasingly shouty market.

Yup. This.

It's amazing when you suddenly realize he is actually pissed off at something (like MSI or the whole short to ground GPU extender bracket) and just watch in awe.

Feels more impactful then a shouty person becoming more shouty.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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gradenko_2000 posted:




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
Once you put together a computer once, it's gravy and you probably won't ever need to make that list.

Computers have come from such a long way nowadays that it is really hard to mess things up. All the plugs can only go in one way

the only things you can really mess up is

knowing where the headers go but that is less of a problem than 10 years ago since oodles of jumpers/irq pins have been removed. just look for the silk printed PWR/USB#/RST pin is or look at the motherboard manual since they will be highlighted and bold

not using multiple rails for the GPU

The screw thing is resolved forever by buying one of these




I use those thumb screws in places like the card case screws and I love it when I don't have to go looking for a screwdriver to replace something.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Klyith posted:

Huh, like PSU rails? Good PSUs these days rarely have multiple 12v rails.


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

I do machine learning stuff (no crypto, but training does as much/more work than what crypto does) and they will suck as much power as you give them.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Arivia posted:

I think this is probably a lot of what Cutress is frustrated by - he's written some articles over the years about how frustratingly opaque XMP is to people building their systems, so you're leaving a bunch of performance on the table unless you know to turn it on, and how the numbers are going to be different from what's on the box of the memory you bought, etc. I believe he's trying to act to get people better informed so they can make better choices and have well-performing PCs, not just to be a pedant.

On the other hand, I am very grateful that there is now no chance at all to burn out the memory when you overclock the CPU unless you go right for the memory.

"Finally think this is what the bus speed should be for this p3 and ... ah that's what it sounds like when all the capacitors explode on each dimm."

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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jisforjosh posted:

Why does my infotainment need to have a Navi 23 GPU over a 6 year old budget Android tablet instead of a 2 year old budget Android tablet?

its not for media playback. it's for offline neural net processing because you cannot be online on the road.

it's for the camera object recognization.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Subjunctive posted:

I thought the AI processing was separated from the infotainment stuff. I wonder how they handle scheduling if it’s a shared resource. That used to be a big problem just in VR, let alone safety applications.

Or do you mean that it’s for local training of the network? I hadn’t heard that they were doing that either!

oh I forgot. Elon puts meme-tastic stuff into the car like this promise he made.


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first announced on January 28 that "Cyberpunk 2077" and "The Witcher 3" could run on the entertainment console of the newest Tesla Model S.

so of course it's probably not for machine learning poo poo.

EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Pilfered Pallbearers posted:

Lol.

You should do your best to pay attention, and lock down where you can, but that’s not the reality any more. Parents can’t watch what their kid is doing 100% of the time, and the internet point of contact is no longer some super slow box in the living room for all to see.

Its hard for parents to monitor their kids today.

Also the same parents usually have a lot of cards.

Nothing stopping a lonely kid from buying a donation and hear a real person say their username without the feeling of judgement.

Imagine all the boomers had the same instant access instead of having to deal with squinting at the tv scrambling for a hint of boob on playboy.

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EVIL Gibson
Mar 23, 2001

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Tuxedo Gin posted:



This is a terrible argument. The same unsupervised kids who have access to their parent's cards can also just hop on any porn site.

I'm not even a boomer and even I had access to the boomer equivalent of internet porn as a child: a plastic bag full of porn mags discarded in the woods behind the bus stop


Your life experience is.... GASP... Different?!?!???


man, crazy. gently caress who would have thought?

parents having a difficult time today is still true

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