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  1. So I'm watching this Linus livestream and it's clear that he's been having some issues with stress and overwork and depression and a crisis of meaning in the face of bigger issues of life and death and worth. It's up to us to brainstorm ways to cheer him up. Linus needs a break, he and his wife clearly want more time to live life outside work, that can be done easily. The staff has grown and can accommodate more people picking up the slack. Linus needs to try shrooms. Repeat bullet point 2, with a guide. On the talk of consumerism and a sense of... frivolity to Linus entire work, I'm reminded of the words of the great Jean Baptiste Emmanual ZORG !!!!!!!! ... okay, maybe that was a bad example, but the point still stands, consumerism is an engine of modern civilization. And until we are post scarcity, it will probably be with us. Linus mentioned not wanting to buy newer cars over a sense of waste. But we live in a world of abundance. At least on time scales we ought to care about. In the long run, we are all dead, that is true, the universe will eventually endure a heat death, and long before that the oceans of earth will boil away within a billion years as the sun expands. If our species has not found a way to expand out by then, it will be over. But we essentially live in a universe of plentiful bounty. We have free energy, flowing in from the sun to the earth, and that energy allows us to do work and transform this world into a paradise. We are learning more all the time. From cleaning up ocean plastic to nuclear reactors that can use current waste as fuel. @Linus staff, you must, feed him shrooms. Find a way.
  2. Only part of the way in, but it's interesting to hear how much stuff is fake, and the kind of revenue differentials facebook generations compared to youtube.
  3. FEAR NOT Linus forum dwellers, I can tell many of you are still not aware of the greatness that is my hero academia, do not despair. I will teach you all, for it is the way, the truth, and the light. I know many of you only watch one piece and naruto, but I will rescue you from the darkness. I am an angel of destiny from defunct Aion, descending from the heavens to bring salvation. And that salvation is?????????? Melt before this onslaught of greatness !!!!!!!!!!
  4. After seeing boko no hero academia season 1 and 2 through todays episode 10, it is not clear that hero academia is the greatest anime of all time. That is all. Everyone who agrees with me, is correct, and the rest? May the gods have mercy on your souls.
  5. Not talking the Maury Povitch not the father kind, those 23andme/ancestry kinds that tell you your ethnic background? My mother sent off for a kit, during the holiday, so I did too and just got my results back. I'm a bit shocked. I assume most of you are Lilly white or purebred asian, maybe a few black or latino or indian, but mostly the former two. Me? ~46% African ~28% Asian ~20% middle eastern (wtf total curve ball) ~5% European (iberian peninsula = Spain/Portugal and Italy/Greece, so for all I know that could just be some slaves from the region imported during the Islamic conquest and reign back to the Sultan and mixed back into the population there) 1% Native American I'm Mostly American black, so I assumed I had more white mixed in, but I am basically white free. And there is virtually no native American in me at all. I knew I was around a quarter asian since my father was Adopted from Korea and was half Korean and half black (probably some American soldier that knocked up a Korean girls and she was like, oh no, can't bring this home, I would bring deep deep shame to my family - and point of fact, my father was abandoned at a monastery.) But my mother has a lighter skin tone than I do, so I assumed she was part Euro, but now I figure that is where the middle eastern portion came in. Totally surprising there. I was curious because since I'm mixed it was always a bit more ambiguous with me. I suppose most of you all are closer to purebreds than mutts like myself.
  6. I can still see them but I have to go to the original video and not get there through the notifications area.
  7. And deny the world my responses? I cannot let that happen. It's like asking superman to retire. I am needed.
  8. First youtube changed the way comments on chrome worked on my desktop chrome browser that removed the ability to reply in the pop up window of the notifications and forced you to go directly to the video, that sucked but at least it still provided a bit of waning functionality. Then doing the same thing took you to the video that was greyed out with a message that it could not load, all the while the audio was playing in the background and no comments were loaded. So the entire POINT of responding with a click was made moot. And then today, just now, it's STILL broken but the video shows up and plays (still no comments) WTF, no one else is complaining so I suspect google engineers have specifically targeted me as a sacrificial lamb to see how I cope. Why am I made to suffer? Why can't this be spread to more of you? Responding to comments is extremely important to my usage. I say the following with no ego. I am a light in the darkness of nonsense on the web, that last ray of hope left over in pandoras box after all the evils have been unleashed. Slowing down my responses darkens the entire world.
  9. It's even worse for me. First, they broke the ability to reply to comments in that popup window, and in the past few days, when I click on a comment to reply to in notifications I get sent to the video where the screen is totally dark (but audio is still playing), no comments are loaded, and these words are where the video should be showing: This video is unavailable. This occurs on my laptop and desktop in chrome. Totally broken now. That no one else is complaining about this suggests google broke this only for me.
  10. So my laptop just died. I intend to replace it with something that uses usb type c as a power input because those are the models that I am currently favoring. The problem is I also own this which is now useless for charging one of THOSE notebooks. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=external+battery+50000&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aexternal+battery+50000 See the problem. No usb type c, and there are no adapter tips that support usb type c. Am I doomed? Or is there some way to get all that power from that pack into one of those usb type c notebooks?
  11. No matter what display you buy now, know that it will be a compromise. HDR is still in massive flux, especially with peak brightness and black levels not done well across the board, costs are high, and even the most expensive display you can buy does not qualify as a jesus display that is the last you would ever want to buy. So don't bother with getting something perfect, as it does not exist. Go for something decent and tolerable, to tide you over a few years while the display market settles. Same with gpus. The main thing missing is the hdmi 2.1 connector just announced with higher bandwidth, but by the time we get displays that are 4k @ 120Hz and 10 or 12 bit HDR, it will be 2-3 years in the future anyway so you will get some mileage out of a current gpu. So fear not, strange looking asian woman encircled by a wolf, your purchase now is not in vain.
  12. I am assuming that several members of the Linus Empire will be attending CES, and there is ONE item I want to get some review of because I cannot attend. OSSIC X headphones. I know Linus and Luke HATE headphones with multiple speakers, but they claim to have cracked the holy grail of superior positional audio. I want to know if it's really decent and sounds good. How well does it actually work? I want to hear the opinions of the TOTALLY jaded Linus staff who have likely tried throngs of terrible "gaming" headsets and know what crap is. And more than that, if the positional audio is up to snuff... how about the general sound quality? How does music sound? If the reports are good, I intend top drop some cash to get some myself... but I'd rather hear some third party reports first.
  13. Sammael

    I am sad now

    The death of the daughter was sad, but the mother a day later and I kind of felt much worse about it all. Life, this fragile thing. It's times like these when I almost wish there was something more than the abyss, like the force.
  14. I wonder if there was a camera to catch Linus internal monologue if he would respond as the guy in the video that he thought we were nearing the end times after such a calamity. The SCALE of disappointment and disgust is so over the top it's kind of hilarious.
  15. It being "An insult to life itself" !!!!!!! Because apparently that was the response of a respected Japanese artist after seeing an AI created character moving across a screen. http://www.hardocp.com/news/2016/12/11/studio_ghiblis_hayao_miyazaki_calls_ai_cg_animation_insult_to_life_itself