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Linus, think you could do a segment on gaming without a home internet connection on your gaming desktop (as blasphemous as that sounds)? This would be a fun topic that would also include those of mere mortal income.

 

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Jeez. 2 threads this is perfect for.  Double posting, sorry admins/mods.

 

So I watched the video, and signed up just to make this post. (Compensator 2.0)

 

We already knew the outcome was going to be less than great for gaming when we saw the 4 NVIDIA cards. I don't think rigs like this should only be tested with games, and LTT is missing out on a huge opportunity to put these machines through the fires of something far more demanding than videogames, being creative software.  
Where are the Adobe AE benchmarks?  What about Octane render in Cinema 4D?

 

 You don't understand how flaccid I get as a 3D motion graphics guy to see these machines being built with batshit crazy amounts of CUDA tech, only to see it be tested in Witcher 3 or Tomb Raider, only to run like garbage, only to see the video end, and know how much potential there WAS inside of that batshit crazy machine.

 

Can Linus start doing content geared towards creatives?  An AE benchmark?  Or a GPU rendering benchmark?  Something that will really put these machines through their paces?

 I know that LTT is looking for video content ideas.. There you have it. You'd be attracting creatives to the channel with new content, expanding your audience.  We'd REALLY be able to see what these machines can do.  It's a Win Win Win for everyone and everything.

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On 11/2/2016 at 10:02 PM, NavXIII said:

@LinusTech @nicklmg Just wondering if there is a set deadline for applications. Email doesn't seem to suggest any sort of deadline.

I don't believe there is an official deadline, but I'd recommend submitting by 11/20 for best results :)

 

I can't guarantee that that means we will be reviewing all applications soon after that date, but I think that would comfortably place you in the "considered" pile!

On 11/4/2016 at 10:04 PM, amintha1992 said:

@nicklmg

quick question, 

 

Do I reply to the email i got with the instructions, or is there a different place to submit the application?

 

thanks.

Replying to that email or submitting a properly labeled email in a new thread to info@linusmediagroup.com would both be considered "acceptable."


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Thanks for the info, @nicklmg, that makes things a lot clearer for us. Seems like I didn't need to hurry as much to submit my application, but I'd already had as many eyes on it as I was going to anyway, and edited it as much as I felt was necessary. As long as it's not rushed, right?

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I never got an email so I guess I must've been eliminated for some reason :/. anyway good luck to the rest of you!

Can't wait for another opportunity, maybe as a video editor.

I am curious about why I was not accepted, Was anybody who selected "Other" for "Are you currently legally eligible to work in Canada?" knocked out of the running? I know that I won't likely get a response but I am still curious.

 

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Ah ok on the applacation page at LinusMediaGroup.com says 

"NOTE: Only applicants that are currently legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered..."

And I am not currently eligible so I guess after the whole Dennis thing they didn't want to deal with filling out more paperwork, I can definitely understand that and I am sure they will find somebody grate for the job!


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Well, maybe if the Canadian Immigration website was still up.....no nevermind. 


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3 hours ago, Justin_ said:

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Ah ok on the applacation page at LinusMediaGroup.com says 

"NOTE: Only applicants that are currently legally permitted to work in Canada will be considered..."

And I am not currently eligible so I guess after the whole Dennis thing they didn't want to deal with filling out more paperwork, I can definitely understand that and I am sure they will find somebody grate for the job!

Aw man, that sucks. Are you eligible for one at least? Did you mention that in the field next to "Other"? It's possible they just filtered everything down to "Yes" in the spreadsheet, but it sucks that you're excluded like that. Something like "Am eligible and will have one if selected for interview" I would think is reasonable. But I don't know in what timeframe new work permits are issued, and I don't know what cost is associated with it.

 

You're probably right, though; After the Dennis debacle, they probably don't want to have to deal with handling that again, especially for a new hire they don't know.

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6 hours ago, Runefox said:

Aw man, that sucks. Are you eligible for one at least? Did you mention that in the field next to "Other"? It's possible they just filtered everything down to "Yes" in the spreadsheet, but it sucks that you're excluded like that. Something like "Am eligible and will have one if selected for interview" I would think is reasonable. But I don't know in what timeframe new work permits are issued, and I don't know what cost is associated with it.

 

You're probably right, though; After the Dennis debacle, they probably don't want to have to deal with handling that again, especially for a new hire they don't know.

Yes I selected "Other" and then mentioned something about how I dont currently have a Canadian work permit, but I am fully eligible to get one.


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On 11/8/2016 at 3:06 PM, nicklmg said:

I don't believe there is an official deadline, but I'd recommend submitting by 11/20 for best results :)

 

I can't guarantee that that means we will be reviewing all applications soon after that date, but I think that would comfortably place you in the "considered" pile!

Replying to that email or submitting a properly labeled email in a new thread to info@linusmediagroup.com would both be considered "acceptable."

 

Thank you nick.

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On 11/18/2016 at 1:20 PM, Runefox said:

Friendly reminder to my fellow applicants: The "soft deadline" is in two days, so be sure to finish up soon!

I'll be getting mine in soon! 

Also thanks for the info 
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On 10/21/2016 at 6:00 PM, Dan Castellaneta said:

Yeah, lemme see how much tickets from one of the United States' most expensive airports to Canada will cost me...

 

fuck, I only got $20.

it may be a good idea to check out GreyHound, I hear a ticket from Washington State to Arizona is only $7 right now.


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On 11/8/2016 at 2:06 PM, nicklmg said:

I don't believe there is an official deadline, but I'd recommend submitting by 11/20 for best results :)

 

I can't guarantee that that means we will be reviewing all applications soon after that date, but I think that would comfortably place you in the "considered" pile!

 

@nicklmg I submitted a tad bit late. I hope that's fine.

 

Just wanted to give it a little extra polish. =]

I'm also an artist and a photographer so I included some awesome desktop wallpapers (an incentive for y'all to look at it). :D

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You know, now that I think about it, working for LMG would necessarily mean being forever spoiled on upcoming LTT/TQ/CSF videos. A tragedy, but such sacrifices must be made. :P 

 

More seriously, I do wonder how many applications they actually received. I just keep having this mental image of Linus buried under a hundred reams worth of resumes.

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9 hours ago, Runefox said:

You know, now that I think about it, working for LMG would necessarily mean being forever spoiled on upcoming LTT/TQ/CSF videos. A tragedy, but such sacrifices must be made. :P 

 

More seriously, I do wonder how many applications they actually received. I just keep having this mental image of Linus buried under a hundred reams worth of resumes.

 
 

I think the digital equivalent of "buried under hundreds of resumes" is "RIP inbox."

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Eh, well I never got an e-mail :( So I suspect me not having a Canadian work permit was the issue. Despite this, I will apply again; in the future when I get either Philippine residency or a Canadian work permit.

 

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25 minutes ago, PiGHamM3R said:

Eh, well I never got an e-mail :( So I suspect me not having a Canadian work permit was the issue. Despite this, I will apply again; in the future when I get either Philippine residency or a Canadian work permit.

 
 

Yeah, from what I gather, LMG has basically had their fill of jumping through legal hoops after the Dennis work permit odyssey. It's not easy on the employer because they need to do a labour market impact assessment and basically get grilled by the government on why a Canadian couldn't fill the position instead. It seems like the "ideal point of entry" for a foreign worker looking to join LMG is to get a work permit and a job with a different employer first, or be an international student with a general work permit. As many Americans are finding, emigrating to Canada isn't exactly easy.

 

At any rate, I don't expect any of the applicants will have heard back definitively yet. I don't know how many applications they've received, but I imagine it's a non-zero number with at least three digits; That many scripts is a little more than a weekend read. I'm personally hoping for the next "round" to start before Christmas, but that's wishful thinking on my part; @nicklmg is on record saying it'll probably be a couple of months before the dust settles, but that's in total. We'll have to see how things play out from here.

 

At any rate, to everyone who applied, once again I wish you luck, and I wish @nicklmg and the rest of the team the least amount of sleep loss possible throughout this whole process. High-profile postings like this can't be easy to manage.

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Indeed. I work with the US Government right now and I already have an Afghanistan work Visa... so I don't think a Canadian work visa would be as hard to get... and if I were to ever get that e-mail saying "We heard you, now come"; I may just be in the position to pay for my own visa (instead of footing the bill to them)... and work holidays, and nights, and weekends, and be security... my truck has heat (I already work 12-18h shifts every day, and am on all 24/7; nothing new).

 

I'd suspect they've had a few thousand applications, with 3 million subscribers and all...

 

But here's to wishing the most out of it, for everyone; including the LMG staff which are up to their eyeballs in scripts... and Tarren is probably floating somewhere amongst it all.


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20 minutes ago, PiGHamM3R said:

I'd suspect they've had a few thousand applications, with 3 million subscribers and all...

 

Probably, though the Google Forms application process would have weeded out a fair chunk of would-be applicants by virtue of not being legal to work in Canada. Then again, I wonder how many assumed they're legal to work in Canada?

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Just update on there twitter page they say there about halfway going throw the applications and that was December 1.

So fingers crossed for all of you.  

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On 2016-10-21 at 1:19 PM, anybodykek said:

Too bad I don't live in Vancouver :P

Be thankful you don't. The cost of living is ridiculous over here.


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On 21/10/2016 at 10:43 PM, nicklmg said:

If the idea is interesting and we can somehow make it relatable to the general audience, it's a good idea no matter what aspect of tech it stems from. We originally thought that server videos weren't suitable for the average LTT crowd, but some of them are among our most viewed videos.

 

My advice would be to give it a shot and see what happens. No sense in counting yourself out before you even try :)

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5 hours ago, eLucid said:

Be thankful you don't. The cost of living is ridiculous over here.

Well, in Vancouver proper, sure. I've been digging into the cost of living in the greater Vancouver area like Surrey and Langley and it's not actually that bad at all. ... At least, it's pretty similar to here in St. John's.

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Just now, Runefox said:

Well, in Vancouver proper, sure. I've been digging into the cost of living in the greater Vancouver area like Surrey and Langley and it's not actually that bad at all. ... At least, it's pretty similar to here in St. John's.

I'm in west point grey. I still stand by my statement :)


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