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Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Everyone's favorite Scottish AMD shill AdoredTV has a new video about how mean Nvidia is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0L3OTZ13Os
If nothing else, watch the fist ~40 seconds of the video for a good laugh.

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Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Edit: ^^^ At around 53 minutes he literally calls their business practices "crimes." ^^^

Lambert posted:

Everybody knows nVidia is an amazing company that loves to foster competition. It welcomes it.

Not saying that Nvidia has good business practices, just that AdoredTV's style of presentation is borderline paranoid.

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 14:03 on Jun 16, 2018

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus talks some more about his server setup (this time he doesn't come across too badly):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQED3tF8wuw

And Steve gets to listen to the CEO of EVGA's insane audiophile sound system:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq4LRFPyiq4

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus managed to find a YouTuber even dumber and cringier than himself to do a collaboration with, which resulted in the fire department being called after they set off a smoke grenade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCZWT0BLqAA

In cringe-free news, vintage technology YouTuber CuriousMarc has completed a full restoration of his vintage 1950s Teletype. Despite being built in the 1950s the design is virtually unchanged from the 1930s and is dieselpunk as gently caress (it decodes the Baudot code using only a single electromagnet and a complex arrangement of mechanical linkages).

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

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


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

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus's latest crazy project is not going well. Who would have thought connecting 18+ PCIe devices to the same motherboard might not work so well?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQHK7jIojk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6UtNpbGSHs

Also note that this monstrosity is taking up the main meeting room in their office so I'm sure that's fun for all his employees.

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 02:49 on Oct 21, 2018

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Recently Linus uploaded a video where he built a computer with a custom water cooling loop using copper pipes. He said something along the lines of "we've done everything except copper" and a lot of the comments were along the lines of "what about the whole-room water cooling"? This intrigued me, "an idea so bad that even Linus wants to forget he ever had it?" so I looked up the videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8bLtg9J1Oc

Don't miss the bit at 30 seconds into the video where Linus is standing on a 2nd floor windowsill next to an open window while using a rolling office chair as a brace to hold his balance.

There's 7 videos total available in a convenient playlist. Spoilers: nothing goes right, and the whole thing turns out to be pointless since they end up moving out of that building within a few months of doing all this work.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus took apart one of his $50,000 RED Digital Cinema 8K cameras. Why? To mod it with water cooling. Note that he took it apart completely blind and with no actual plan for how he was going to do the mod...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFrK-l3VSzY

Ben Heck actually showed up in the comments to dunk on Linus:

quote:

Ben Heck Hacks
2 days ago
Of course this project is possible. But you're going to need far more skill than has been displayed in your other builds. I'd get on the horn with CNC mill operators/machinists ASAP and get whichever minion of yours is best with 3D design to start drawing the mating surfaces of all parts to be cooled.

Also for those wondering it would take about 35 million views for a YouTube video to pay for this camera. Not enough cats, dancing or Fortnite for that to happen.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


In Linus schadenfreude news, he somehow managed to kill one of his (over $10,000) Xeon Platinum 8180 CPUs by dropping it , and he's somehow gotten on Intel's bad side so he's pretty certain they won't replace it for him so he'll have to buy a new one with his own money:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiWTCVU57rA#t=311s

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 00:27 on Jan 28, 2019

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Can Linus 🤡 FIX 🛠️ his $10,000 💯✖️💯 💵 CPU🤖 ??? (No, he cannot. Skip to 10:05 to see the face of a man who realized he just flushed 10 grand down the toilet. 🗑️)

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

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.



This one is even better. In this one Linus is actively trying to make his editor's lives worse just to save a buck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riSffWEtrF0

Keep in mind this is the same person who did THIS to an $80,000 RED Digital Cinema camera:

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Steve from Gamers Nexus paid Linus Media Group a visit and did a behind-the-scenes video on how they organize their video production pipeline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdOBFu-mYpw

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus wasn't the only prominent Techtuber to have repair issues with the iMac Pro. Snazzy Labs had an issue where the official VESA mount kit broke the mounting bracket on his system and when the Apple store tried to fix it they mangled the stand and mount even worse. In the end Apple replaced his whole computer but it took him posting a video about the issue for that to happen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG_NRcy5mxU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OceuTkSYNo

Maybe the issue isn't the users here...

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Gamers Nexus just released a review of the Vortex "4D environment simulator", which is a weird gimmick device that will make for a good episode of LGR Oddware in 20 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Q285Cp8nE

The device and the video itself is not particularly interesting, however what is interesting is to contrast their video with the Linus Tech Tips video on the same device:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aULhzn37DE

You can see how Gamers Nexus did actual measurements and tore the device down to see how it worked on a hardware level, and showed how the software used the video and audio from your computer to (attempt to) generate the appropriate effect with specific examples that highlight the failings of the device whereas Linus just played a few random games and said it sucked. Now, it's pretty obvious the device is terrible but these videos really highlight the contrast between the styles of the two channels where GN does a lot more research and objective measurement and Linus just YOLOs it. (Also I just realized that LTT has nearly 9.4 MILLION subscribers whereas GN has less than 1/10th that at only 680 thousand )

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


They've done a bit with it, but not a lot. In fact, in their latest "crazy custom server" video they outsourced the manufacturing of the server case to a third party at four-figure expense.

EDIT: If you want to see industrial manufacturing equipment used properly in a crazy project, check out the Wintergaten channel. They're a band that had a viral video a few years ago with a complex machine that could play music. It, of course, only barely worked and the video was only possible through the magic of editing, but the video was so successful they've been trying to build a reliable version of the machine they can play in concerts for the past 2 years. Here's a playlist with all the (weekly) videos, and here is the latest one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgM2ruB8M34

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 17:03 on Oct 23, 2019

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Tom Scott goes off on those sponsored VPN spots and their misleading claims:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVDQEoe6ZWY

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


The most important technology video of the day:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRk1F1fhVB8

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Former Human posted:

I really enjoyed LTT Scrapyard Wars. They used to do two per year but they haven't done any since summer 2018.

You're in luck, they just started a new season:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8IRDdjkUzE

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus Tech Tips uploaded an 8-hour 8k resolution Yule Log video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVfex2bCJCQ

From the comments:

quote:

5:18 Logs readjust to get more comfy
20:28 James warms you up with his wood (ASMR) (James. Santa-variant)
1:19:47 Santa James shows the Lincoln Logs industry who's boss. (James. Santa Variant)
1:33:45 JAMES LITERALLY THROWS COLTON IN THE FIRE! (NOT CLICKBAIT) (GONE SEXUAL) (DON'T DEMONITIZE ME!) (James. Human variant. Unique appearance.)
1:45:47 James Claus piles more dead trees onto fire for sweet AdSense bucks. (James. Santa variant)
1:48:50 Unknown background hum begins (Planes? See bottom.)
2:06:10 Local pyromaniac sates his desires in surprisingly responsible manner. More at 11. (James. Reindeer variant)
2:20:01 Pupperino: "Such warm."
2:20:27 Doggo returns with a near out-of-frame, left-to-right rush before reappearing to scour for munchables.
2:20:45 MUNCHABLES LOCATED
2:22:52 Door creaks. SANDY CLAWS?!?! (Nightmare Before Christmas fans, you may clap now.)
2:23:09 MORE MUNCHABLES LOCATED
2:23:26 CRONCH CRONCH
2:23:47 Loggo does a smol spook. Doggo does a smol fright.
2:26:30 Return of the Chonk
2:27:15 Revenge of the CRONCH
2:34:13 Everything gets a little dimmer
2:35:43 Rob Schneider is: A Stokin' and a Pokin'. Rated PG-13. Starts Friday. (James. Santa variant)
2:44:30 Smoldering log leaps out of fireplace to safety, proving the server room isn't the biggest fire hazard, and the practical need for a #FIREPOLE. We can also see there's no working smoke detectors nearby. (Explanation at bottom)
2:47:47 Unknown background hum stops. (Planes? See bottom.)
2:54:55 James adds logs, unaware that they are fully capable of un-adding themselves. (James. Reindeer variant)
2:58:06 Uh-oh. Fire in place that not fireplace. Move fire back to place for fire. (James. Reindeer variant)
3:23:17 James adds more logs. Don't let this distract you from the fact that they need to HIRE MADISON. (James. Reindeer variant)
3:46:12 James moves some logs around. Fire is generally stoked about the situation. (James. Santa variant)
3:46:55 James decides his small Stoker isn't as good as the vampire-inspired author it was named for, and proceeds to place it atop the burning mound of wood. (James. Santa variant)
3:53:56 Bram's legacy falls to the lower part of the pit, and lower still at 3:58:15. An apt demise.
4:08:05 The man in the WAN hoodie returns to rearrange the falling tree corpses again, tossing his wood-based poker in immediately this time. (James. Santa variant)
4:18:35 James internally sings "Gimme fuel, gimme fire, gimme that which I desire" as he ponders whether the song was wrote about this very topic. He leaves to Google the lyrics. (James. Reindeer variant)
4:40:03 Dummy thicc boi returns to poke some wood, and add more of his own. (James. Santa variant)
5:02:16 Man inserts flammable object into fire. Hilarity ensues. (probably, IDK) (James. Santa variant)
5:02:49 His love of fire insatiable now, the NAW show host throws more former-saplings onto his festive inferno. (James. Santa variant)
5:08:49 ... and another one gone, and another one gone. Another one heats the house. (James. Reindeer variant)
5:15:12 Log: pops loudly and releases many glowing pieces of pure Christmas up into the chimney
5:31:46 Who's that? (James. Santa variant)
5:32:28 "Slick" Luke? (James. Santa variant)
5:39:30 LONG. LIVE. THE KING. Sad burning stick noises
5:43:49 (part II)
5:53:39 Riley? (James. Santa variant)
6:04:08 Linus "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" Sebastian? (James. Reindeer variant)
6:25:37 "B-Roll" Brandon? (James. Santa variant)
6:36:49 Anthony? (James. Reindeer variant)
6:47:18 Loud pop leaves embers and ash outside fireplace! "Visible at the bottom of the frame, near the white present!" types onlooker.
6:59:45 Yvonne? (James. Santa variant)
7:00:28 Hey, I've seen this one before. (James. Santa variant)
7:07:29 See previous entry "Long Live The King"
7:21:39 Rick and Morty Season 4! Just kidding. It's (James. Santa variant)
7:32:07 Are you even reading down this far? I mean, yeah, it's really more James, but did you expect something else by this point? (James. Reindeer variant)
7:53:37 Anti-fire people probably shouldn't watch this part. (James. Santa variant)

Reply from LTT on an earlier comment on Floatplane: The first challenge was location: we couldn't find ANYONE (or any rental listing) that had a big, beautiful indoor wood-burning fireplace, so this is actually filmed outdoors. Visually you may not even notice, but the audio suffered as planes can be heard passing overhead. Fortunately it's only distracting if you crank the volume. You may also notice that James is wearing an old WAN hoody. That's because this video was shot OVER A YEAR AGO, in the fall of 2018. The file was so large (500GB) that we spent weeks trying and failing to render it. As late as Dec 22 we tried to upload smaller versions to YouTube but the upload failed, dooming us to wait 'til next year. The beaver pelt rug (provided by James' father in law, a hunter) is still marked from when the burning log fell on it.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Holy poo poo, Linus Tech Tips actually managed to follow through on that watercooled RED 8k camera project:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imJ9QgOJHzY

This is apparently what spurred them to buy all that equipment to make to make a proper industrial fabrication workshop.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Flail Snail posted:

I haven't seen any mentions of EEVBlog here yet. I'll admit that he's not really a "traditional" YouTube tech idiot.

Watching his dumpster diving videos makes me sort of sad I don't work in an office complex.

As for techy stuff people might find interesting, he has a load of debunking videos including several on the whole solar roads thing from a bunch of years back.

FYI the dude's a Bitcoiner. Fortunately it doesn't come up on his channel often but I know in the past he's made videos about Bitcoin hardware wallets and checking his Twitter just now it looks like he's started uploading his content to LBRY which is a video hosting site based on blockchain (for some reason?) with crypto tipping as its main gimmick.

https://twitter.com/LBRYio/status/1222650313355735042

SFYL

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


New LGR Foods:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur1l89gNQBA

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus's server room actually caught on fire for once due to an improperly installed UPS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzHbFzF6W20

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0whCHfejM18

Linus was right??? From late February:

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

At the time that video came out I remember people (including other techtubers) saying it wouldn't be a big deal, to how that turned out.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Linus is officially cancelled:

https://twitter.com/linustech/statu...2969942016?s=21

Like I get what he's going for but...

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 12:06 on Jun 3, 2020

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Never would have expected a reference to (watch the video first, seriously!) time cube from Gamers Nexus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhkYcO1VxOk

(If you want to skip to the reference, it's at around 12:00.)

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


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

I generally appreciate Ross Scott's opinions on video games (even if I don't always agree with them), and Freeman's Mind is a classic of 2010s Internet comedy, but any time he tries to talk about non-video game stuff he really... shouldn't. Watch for an hour as a guy who runs LiteStep ITYOOL 2020 rant about how all GUIs suck (despite admittedly only using Windows 7 for the past decade and not having tried a Mac in "years" and not really trying Linux for any extended period either)! He does make a few good points but, as a YouTube commenter points out, "I mean you're not wrong but you're right for the wrong reasons and it makes me feel bad". That said, it was nice to be reminded of one of the best tech videos ever made (for all the wrong reasons):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cX4t5-YpHQ

Fun game: pay attention to the clock on the oven in the background.

Mr.Radar fucked around with this message at 17:31 on Jun 10, 2020

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


https://twitter.com/Kavaeric/status/1310781622715846656

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


The 8-bit Guy put out a video defending himself... exclusively on his Patreon. He did say in the post it could be linked elsewhere that his IBM Executive Workstation video is being discussed, so:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYopBjwhF1M

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


SCheeseman posted:

The best bang for your buck PCs you can get from places like aliexpress are based on old Xeon stuff, using "new" motherboards that contain salvaged server parts. They aren't great and single thread performance kinda sucks, but there's usually enough cores to make up for it and a lot of modern games run fine on them. They're only really useful to people living in countries where getting new, value oriented PC parts is cost prohibitive, though.

Yeah, PhilsComputerLab covers a lot of these. Here's a recent video he made on how viable the "X58" platform is these days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO7aNUlTlaE

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Without trying I managed to pause the video in a perfect spot (somewhere around 6:19) to get an accidental Renaissance painting composition:


Tech Jesus asking for divine guidance from the community in his half-hour of doubt (2020; digital video on SD card)

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Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


mewse posted:

There's a perfectly good kitty cat case behind Steve in that video.

He did a full video on it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62oPBdI9CSA

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