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Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


Tech Jesus taking scalps, you love to see it

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Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


a lot of people went way overboard with mocking him (it was fun to poke some jabs at it, sure, but a little ridiculous how far it went) and there was definitely a little bit of the ol' gamer racism in some of it.

And yeah I've forgotten the IO shield all the loving time on my old builds, thank god that decent motherboards have it already built in

Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


Phones and laptops could stand to be a bit thicker than they currently are anyway, and if that increase allows for a design that's easier to upgrade and repair that's just fine. As it stands the iphone has that stupid loving camera bump for no reason when the back could just as easily be flush with the cameras if they added ~1-2mm of thickness to the phone. That said, yeah any attempt at making a phone that can be easily repaired is going to necessarily have compromises to efficient design to facilitate that ability to repair - you can't really make weird-rear end board and battery shapes if the user is expected to be able to replace them with another one down the road that might need a different design. Maybe a laptop this would probably be easier to do since there is a lot more space, so I see the argument there.

As for the e-waste thing, sure you don't junk the whole phone but what happens with the old components after you replace them? The ones that are obsolete and can't be used anymore for things because developers seem to think that exponentially increasing compute power gives them leeway to be lazier with optimization? For that matter, batteries which just have a set lifespan regardless of if they're replaceable or not?

Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


Pilfered Pallbearers posted:

Sorry but that’s a bullshit cop out. See the Alex Jones comment.

Waving away ethical concerns with “no one in their right mind would believe this is objective” is how we have sandy hook denial, anti-vax, election fraud garbage, etc etc.

The general populous is very clearly too stupid for this to be an acceptable defense.
Comparing "he roughed up a laptop" to people spouting race war poo poo is a pretty flippant attitude to have toward the latter

Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


props to them for making it, when they could just have taken a box fan and changed the frame or something

Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


Pilfered Pallbearers posted:

How is GN Steve so loving wholesome? The fact that he doesn’t even mention it in the main channel shows it’s a genuine effort to make some good.

They don't nickname him Tech Jesus for nothing!

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Shipon
Nov 7, 2005


A bit disappointed in the sort of just weak magnet thing on there as decoration when it could have been like, a paint job or something, but it's great that it's not attached to some garbage PSU

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