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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


He's done a decent number of stuff dialled to 11, and at this point, he's probably been wrong or misleading more often than not. It just feels like he's struggling to figure out a way to make tech videos at a time where interest in PC building is at an all-time low, because people are mad about not being able to get GPUs and other supply-constrained components.

Jay should lean more into the day-in-the-life stuff he's pretty good at making, because it's getting a little out of hand with these videos, and then other YouTubers have to spend time clarifying what the hell he meant.

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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


A neat new update:

https://twitter.com/VideoCardz/status/1480921263107461130

Basically an AI-enhanced DSR and some new Freestyle filters from working with ReShade to add SSAO, GI, and dynamic DOF. So only fiddlers will know about it and apply it on a per-game basis.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


yep, that's what they're claiming

wonder if anyone will bother benchmarking to test the theory. most likely they'll do it as one of those "MAKE YOUR GAMES LOOK AMAZING WITH THIS ONE WEIRD TRICK"

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


I don't see why not, as long as you have a 20-series or later.

I tried downloading the latest driver today, but something weird's going on, maybe wait a day to see if something gets pulled and reuploaded.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


AV1 encoding is getting wider adoption on YouTube; this HWUB video has AV1 across all resolutions:

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

code:
mp4   3840x2160 60 | 1.54GiB 11056k | av01.0.13M.08
webm  3840x2160 60 | 1.74GiB 12438k | vp9
YouTube is generally taking the road of "same quality, lower bitrate" rather than "same bitrate, higher quality" with AV1, which I assume is in large part due to the algo dorks who believe it will result in higher watchtimes, engagement, etc.

kliras fucked around with this message at 14:22 on Jan 18, 2022

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Klyith posted:

IDK, it seems like youtube quality is pretty good these days. They use good codecs now, unlike the VP8 days. If you compare 4K movie trailers and other stuff that's not a talking head, they're delivering bitrates that are at least the same ballpark as netflix.
Part of this is also that more people are uploading higher-resolution videos which is more likely to trigger VP9 encoding versus the default AVC/H264 which continues to look pretty garbage. YouTube livestreams still look aaawful, in part because everything uploaded to ingest always gets re-encoded. Maybe YouTube don't take literal days to encode 4K uploads anymore or something.

And to be fair to YouTube, a lot of people just still have zero clue how to encode video for YouTube, especially huge channels like IGN. The new Moon Knight trailer from Marvel also looks like absolute garbage (in terms of encoding), which blows my mind for such a big company.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Speak of the devil! FFmpeg 5.0 just launched, including:

quote:

AV1 Low overhead bitstream format muxer

:eyepop:

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


I just really wanted to use that emote for once, but it's a nice addition.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


And promoting VPNs that are definitely not about getting around region restrictions for where streaming services don't have publishing rights, etc.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


yeah i had to unsubscribe ltt's response to the gpu drought and techtuber viewership decline was to make a bunch of videos on how to mine better and whatnot

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


does he use their referral codes a lot or something

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


good thing linus raced to defend these chumps before video #2 came out showing they're even worse than we first thought

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL-eB_Bv5Ik

Description posted:

Newegg sold us a motherboard that they knew was damaged. It was even labeled as such and Newegg themselves had started to RMA it, but then they blamed us for the damage.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


to no one's surprise, here's another banger video from anthony to explain directstorage perfectly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlf2I1TYd8U

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Linus talking about labour protections and unionization was pretty hilarious. I don't think he's the villain people would have him be, but having his wife handle internal HR complaints is a weird thing to boast of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEdAosuqAsM#t=5854s

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


Klyith posted:

Putting his wife in charge of HR is loving terrible in all directions. Like, I wouldn't call it "villainous" because the general idea that brings up is evil + smart. It implies a plan. This is the opposite.

If he hypothetically had a lawsuit over workplace issues it's gonna be really hard to defend against "I did not feel that I could discuss my problem with the CEO with the CEO's wife".

So it's kinda thoughtlessly callous -- he isn't thinking about how it must feel for his employees to discuss problems with the wife of their employer -- but also deeply stupid. I don't have a good word for that.
He doesn't seem to understand labour protections beyond a very basic level. It's not like he's uniquely careless with this given his complete mismanagement of the server/backup system and other things like that. It's just that you shouldn't mess up stuff as important as this.

If someone's as clueless as he is, I'd at least try to find a way to set up some annual audits. What a lot of employers don't get is that unions also work as a management layer that actually helps do a lot of the job for you, and he clearly needs the help. Not to mention whatever weird division of labour and authority he has set up with his wife.

I really wanna know what a visit from the Canadian equivalent of OSHA would be like.

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


only a matter of time before linus does a sponsored video for exo-skeletons

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


steve being a kind soul as always

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

i generally hate it when "influencers" do nice things because it's so insincere, but you know steve's legit nice like this

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


score another one for the power couple managing everything lol

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


maybe they still have one of those awful e-lawyers back from when handling youtube and twitch was a niche specialty

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


does it at least support the matter iot standard?

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


ltt also said on the wan show a bit ago that they wanted to stop doing intros and stuff like that in the beginning, because youtube might ding them for viewers skipping the start of a video

kliras
Mar 27, 2021


"we follow all local labour laws" energy

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kliras
Mar 27, 2021


i wish headphones all used the same cable today, though, so tired of proprietary crap that costs extra to replace

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