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mewse
May 2, 2006




TechLinked is my fav channel now even tho it's only a few weeks old.

Bitwit is a decent channel. I became a fan of him when he did a video where he tested front mount radiator placement vs top mount, with data.

Jayztwocents rubs me the wrong way, I really dislike that guy. Dimitri from hardware canucks is cool.

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mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

I always hear mixed things about Hardware Canucks usually along the lines of that they're easily influenced by companies to give recommendations for otherwise poo poo products that other reviewers poo poo on for being poo poo. I've generally kind of avoided them for that reason which is a failure on my part I suppose.

Maybe. I like his videos "best cases of 2016" etc, they seem straightforward and unbiased.

Their mech keyboard review videos suck tho and the other guy on that channel does this whispery monotone that bores me to tears

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

Yeah, Linus started the whole Floatplane project to get away from the stupid YouTube economy. I think it should be launching soon.

Subscription based video platform.

Looking forward to all their servers going down every couple months

mewse
May 2, 2006




Arivia posted:

As always Luke deserves to win because he is not a screeching nerd alien from Tau Ceti.

but I was cheering for Linus and Dimitri last time because I don't like Jayztwocents

e: also dennis techlinked is best techlinked

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsg2UGTAC6w

mewse
May 2, 2006




Shockingly the conclusion of scrapyard wars was neck and neck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n48rgxB1qv8

mewse
May 2, 2006




Linus and Alex use a water chiller on threadripper 2 and not only does it work, it actually works surprisingly well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMtvEbD2MQo

mewse
May 2, 2006




Linus needs to be banned from hosting TechLinked

mewse
May 2, 2006




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBhIJQH-x7I#t=2747s

mewse
May 2, 2006




I haven't watched, and don't want to watch that video because saying publicly that you've violated Microsoft's license agreement is r-worded

mewse
May 2, 2006




Lord Windy posted:

What happens if you refuse to play ball?

From what I understand the license agreement gives them the permission to audit you, so if you don't comply with the audit then you are violating the software license and they sue

mewse
May 2, 2006




Linus's new backup solution is super reliable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2F0wjoKEhg

mewse
May 2, 2006




Methylethylaldehyde posted:

In some states they've ruled that clickwrap software EULAs are non-binding and generally unenforceable, so it would be really interesting to have someone in those states tell them "rear end in a top hat Software Inc. vs. Joe Q. Public says that your agreement I have to sign is worth less then the toilet paper I use to wipe my rear end, so kindly go gently caress yourselves".

If a company argues the software license is invalid then they lose permission to use the software and end up committing copyright infringement anyway. I'm not a Microsoft apologist but they have this game wrapped up pretty tightly. Almost all companies will roll over and comply with the audit rather than go to court.

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

2) LTT has somehow gotten 100x more obnoxious

Linus has started huffing his own farts since he has the power to hire and fire people. He still has natural easy chemistry with Luke on camera but he gave Luke a sinecure with the floatplane job so now it’s Linus and an employee all the time and his inner douche is showing more and more.

The WAN show with Riley was just stilted and awkward with Linus talking over Riley constantly and saying he doesn’t understand tech anyway. Riley is very smart to stay part time IMO.

The entire thing on the latest scrapyard wars where Linus begged a computer recycler to let him pick something off the shelf and them telling him they’re not a retail shop was loving horrible. He went there in person after they hung up on him and then they escorted him from the building. This thread’s description of him as a screeching alien is never going to leave my brain, when I watch him fail at normal human behavior.

mewse
May 2, 2006




Combat Pretzel posted:

I think the video fits this thread the best. I mean Bitwit's Chinese guy shtick gets old quick, but it highlights the best parts of the riffed original video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vmQOO4WLI4

And it still misses the PSU being put in upside down and the short snippet of the guy trying to remove thermal paste from the underside of the CPU.

I liked this video too

mewse
May 2, 2006




Thanks Ants posted:

His follow up is where he manages to spend a loving insane amount of cash on a Thunderbolt tape drive when a Tandberg SAS autoloader would have been about two grand cheaper.

Edit: Haha he's using LTFS

I actually tried to contact them because I have experience archiving projects with a visual effects company. Their storage practices are bad and dumb. I tweeted Jake to ask if I could send him an email about their situation but he never replied.

e: I hope they're gonna start archiving stuff to tape and that's what the video is about, I can't watch it until this evening

mewse
May 2, 2006




Company owner taking over an entire conference room so he can crawl around equipment for a project that probably won't work.. seems almost cliche

mewse
May 2, 2006




Last Friday I watched Linus's stupid livestream about his dragon. And then he hosted Techlinked. And then I watched the WAN show. Much too much imo

mewse
May 2, 2006




mobby_6kl posted:

Linus is at it again, reviewing a ridiculously cheap AliExpress monitor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47WkAyjxESo

You'd think it would be like $50 but no, even if it's $200 Canadian pesos, you can still get a brand name 27" curved monitor for less so it's pretty dumb. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LC27...ps%2C449&sr=8-8

Reviewing as a Canadian:

The aliexpress is shown listed at $200 USD, looking it up myself shipping is 80-100 USD additional

That amazon link you put has 80 CAD for shipping. e: oh thats usd too

The aliexpress monitor seems to have warehouses in the states so maybe Linus is making the video for his american viewers?

mewse fucked around with this message at 22:03 on Jan 21, 2019

mewse
May 2, 2006




Mr.Radar posted:

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

Holy man now I'm imagining ben heck watching the lovely heatsink series of videos and cringing

mewse
May 2, 2006




buglord posted:

I love your pro posting gangtag. where did you get it?

Punch Sport Pagoda / MMA posters got them, it's a take off of the old Pride logo

mewse
May 2, 2006




Generic Monk posted:

i feel the channel has got slightly more self-aware recently - the editor's definitely got more room to manoeuvre when it comes to gently taking the piss out of him, which i feel works a lot better

I went back and watched “Luke repairs his keyboard” and it was so much more mellow and interesting. Then I watched “we made the fastest XBOX evar” where Linus takes all the credit for Alex’s work and all the screechy bullshit is in there

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

It's actually loving infuriating why he always seems in a manic panic to move poo poo around or showcase it or tear it ouf othe box or whatever the gently caress

Like, loving relax, man! Holy poo poo.

Imagine having him as a boss

mewse
May 2, 2006




VostokProgram posted:

Whenever they're vlogging their office for some project and they go into the editor den to announce they're doing something, none of the staff seem happy. Hmmm

Yeah. I’m projecting a little bit because my first job was in VFX in Winnipeg so I know the “creative” industry in Canada a little bit - but I can’t imagine those editors are getting paid much to drop everything multiple times per day and help out with whatever Linus’s most recent stupid idea is

mewse
May 2, 2006




I actually like Jake because he clearly doesn’t put up with Linus’s poo poo. Apparently they hired him after he verbally berated a few of their videos and he’s their youngest staff member

mewse
May 2, 2006




VostokProgram posted:

Whenever they're vlogging their office for some project and they go into the editor den to announce they're doing something, none of the staff seem happy. Hmmm

Prime edit suite stink-eye in this vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk5TTjxHwGY#t=278s

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

Speaking of Linus, I'm actually enjoying them rotating hosts now and it's not just Linus for every god drat thing. If anything I consider him the weakest link in terms of hosting for numerous reasons. Hell, even Dennis is more enjoyable.

Watching Anthony do a build guide with proper cable management in a $20 case was very pleasant.

mewse
May 2, 2006




Combat Pretzel posted:

They've done a roast of Linus? Do I even want to click into it?

It’s a discount imitation of a Comedy Central roast, it’s kinda funny

mewse
May 2, 2006




buglord posted:

that teethy grin bothers me so much

Extremely punchable face

mewse
May 2, 2006




Purgatory Glory posted:

On the flip side Anthony from LTT has been garnering a cult following for his smooth voice and non-annoyingness. I don't mind Linus that much and Anthony is great.

It helps that Anthony clearly knows his poo poo and is apparently king nerd of their office.

I like Riley too because he’s a normie who Linus tries to dunk on

mewse
May 2, 2006




I'd labelled Rossman as "reddit is leaking" because of a few things he said. He was removing a surface mount capacitor and kept saying "begone thot"

mewse
May 2, 2006




Jayz seems like a douche who thinks he is playing a douche for his channel

mewse
May 2, 2006




Penisaurus Sex posted:

Apple wouldn’t allow him to pay them to repair his hosed up Mac because of liability and injury concerns to the techs who have to figure out exactly what the very excitable Canadian sandal enthusiast did and how best to clean up his mess.

Nah it was a pricey imac pro and I think anthony dropped the lcd and broke it, and Apple said "welp it's too new and you disassembled the unit WARRANTY VOIDED go gently caress yourselves"

mewse
May 2, 2006




The ridiculous part was that apple refused repairs while also saying that they're the only people who can do repairs, it's sort of the perfect situation for the right to repair movement to highlight

mewse
May 2, 2006




OhFunny posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg-qVqjUN_w

hmm yes Linus. Why are people in chat construing your comments here as softly pro-China?

It's almost like western companies shouldn't place Chinese market access above liberty, democracy, human rights. But I guess

"We're not talking about China. We're talking about Blizzard!"

Luke is 60 in wow classic already, he's a huge blizzard fan

e: oh my god I just got to the part where Linus is like "actually, as a business owner,"

mewse fucked around with this message at 02:36 on Oct 12, 2019

mewse
May 2, 2006




Wirth1000 posted:

I unsubbed from Linus a while ago.... have they done anything yet with that bizarre purchase of all the precision engineering and milling and such equipment they bought? I'm still trying to figure out what the gently caress the point of that is. Who cares when the majority of your channel is based around other's products?

How many videos of "we built this Linus-shaped sheet metal case and stuffed [XYZ Off The Shellf Computer Part] into it! Let's play Doom (2016)!!" can we get?

Alex seems to be their guy for doing custom machining and stuff but he seems like a hobbyist like you and me rather than a mechanical engineer who would actually know how to design physical widgets. Most recently they did an overpowered peltier rig that didn’t work

mewse
May 2, 2006




Yeah Steve has the flinty intellect, moral compass, and work ethic for a successful channel it’s just that someone needs to convince him to take broadcasting 101 and learn a radio voice, and then hold him down and cut his hair for him

mewse
May 2, 2006




Is that the guy that died??? Not cool

mewse
May 2, 2006




Their editors slave away miserably in a room crammed shoulder to shoulder all day?

mewse
May 2, 2006




well why not posted:

Scrapyard wars is fun to skim thru but it is pretty dull watching dudes scroll classifieds. At least Kyle isn’t on this one. Actually, speaking of LTT staff I’m pretty impressed with Colton. He’s leading the charge on getting their setups, has a sick house in the woods and can cut down trees and is apparently the best gamer. I thought he was just an odd small weird guy to make Linus look tall and normal. Colton is kinda cool.

Teams are definitely stacked the other side tho. Alex / Jake / Luke are all powerhouses.

So of course Colton is the one they all poo poo on all the time

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mewse
May 2, 2006





I feel like university papers could be written about what happened in this video. If we acknowledge that beautiful music can bring someone to tears, and a dishonest sales guy can "prove" his audiophile garbage can reduce you to tears... just, jesus christ

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