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I have heard that not all home security options are safe because some brands are easy to get into and even some main brand ones are getting hacked. I have done some of my own personal research and I have a theory that the Google Nest and Arlo brands are safe, however Amazon's ring is not safe because I believe it has unencrypted traffic. Is this true? Maybe a good video idea for you guys!

 

Can we bring back some exotic cooling methods and have linus test out how well they work? I loved that video about bong cooling and I think it would be funny to benchmark several of the weird cooling methods and bench marking them against each other.

 

Could we get a techquickie video explaining the new nvidia turing stack in full? I had a buddy of mine get really confused because of nvidias dumb naming scheme. I was thinking kinda like that video about gpus through the 10 years that you guys did with AMD and Nvidia

 

You guys made a video about making your own cpu blocks, could u do one on a GPU block to with your guys machinery and Alex?

 

 

 

 

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Use spare hardware from the LTT office to build a network of quiet cryptocurrency miner space heaters to heat Linus’ home.

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39 minutes ago, GreatWhiteWine said:

Hello everyone,

 

Just found out about this, I would love to see the face of Linus when unboxing this weird stuff ordered by Alex...

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/monsterlabos-the-heart-is-a-monstrous-7-pound-passive-cpu-and-gpu-cooler

LTT has done a video on the system this cooler is used in. Doesn't look like the heatsink would be practical for any other case than their really unique case which was designed for it.


There's tests in the video which show how the cooler performs if you're interested.

Edit: My guess is the company ordered more heatsinks than they sold units of, so they are now stuck with a bunch of heatsinks they can't do anything with and are trying to sell them separately. I really can't think why anyone would have a use for this unless they were willing to build a completely custom case designed around it.

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Hello all, recently I got my motorbike and I was thinking about getting some wireless earbuds to wear in the helmet. The rationale is that I don't feel comfortable having my phone on a stand on a bike while driving at 60+ mph and as such navigation in new areas can be a bit problematic. You need to memorize the route beforehand and most often than not (I) get lost and have to get it out, which in turn means stopping and trying to fish it out of my pocket with gloves, just a messy situation. Given that Linus himself is also riding a bike and James did a video recently (?) about wireless earbuds, I though it'd be a good idea to combine the both and find a pair that is a) wireless b) noise canceling c) relatively economic and d) comfortable to wear inside a helmet.

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2 hours ago, Spotty said:

LTT has done a video on the system this cooler is used in. Doesn't look like the heatsink would be practical for any other case than their really unique case which was designed for it.


There's tests in the video which show how the cooler performs if you're interested.

Edit: My guess is the company ordered more heatsinks than they sold units of, so they are now stuck with a bunch of heatsinks they can't do anything with and are trying to sell them separately. I really can't think why anyone would have a use for this unless they were willing to build a completely custom case designed around it.

I remember this video, it didn't click in my mind that this was the same company...

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1 hour ago, jrsall92 said:

Hello all, recently I got my motorbike and I was thinking about getting some wireless earbuds to wear in the helmet. The rationale is that I don't feel comfortable having my phone on a stand on a bike while driving at 60+ mph and as such navigation in new areas can be a bit problematic. You need to memorize the route beforehand and most often than not (I) get lost and have to get it out, which in turn means stopping and trying to fish it out of my pocket with gloves, just a messy situation. Given that Linus himself is also riding a bike and James did a video recently (?) about wireless earbuds, I though it'd be a good idea to combine the both and find a pair that is a) wireless b) noise canceling c) relatively economic and d) comfortable to wear inside a helmet.

i dont think one should wear wireless earbuds when riding a motorbike. as a cyclist and as someone that had been a pillion rider on motorbikes multiple times, so i know the annoyance of listening to GPS and how it feels to wear a full helmet.

 

but it reduces the rider awareness to the surrounding, earbuds or In-Ear earphones have a tendency to block sound as part of their Noise Cancelling design.

and only those that have the feature to boost external sounds would negate such an effect.

but that feature is not on cheaper earbuds and they are more for when you are sitting down with your friends and still want to hear the conversation.

and that feature is possibly dependant on earbuds constantly active. so without music/directions constantly being fed into your ear, you might end up wearing earplugs in a sense.

 

i suggest looking at motorcycle Helmet speakers. they come in both wired and bluetooth

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19 minutes ago, eisenklad said:

i dont think one should wear wireless earbuds when riding a motorbike. as a cyclist and as someone that had been a pillion rider on motorbikes multiple times, so i know the annoyance of listening to GPS and how it feels to wear a full helmet.

 

but it reduces the rider awareness to the surrounding, earbuds or In-Ear earphones have a tendency to block sound as part of their Noise Cancelling design.

and only those that have the feature to boost external sounds would negate such an effect.

but that feature is not on cheaper earbuds and they are more for when you are sitting down with your friends and still want to hear the conversation.

and that feature is possibly dependant on earbuds constantly active. so without music/directions constantly being fed into your ear, you might end up wearing earplugs in a sense.

 

i suggest looking at motorcycle Helmet speakers. they come in both wired and bluetooth

 

I understand your concerns and they are not baseless, yet any sound system inside a helmet (without the booster you mention) will have the same shortcomings, the same goes for motorbike earplugs as well which are quite popular from what I've seen. I'm aware of some BT comms systems for helmets but they are expensive, bulky and if you don't care about communicating with other riders on the (mesh) network they create, I think they are overkill. Also, a reason I'm looking for wireless is so that I can wear only one and still be able to pay attention to my surrounding sounds.

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Hi everyone! was actually encountering a problem i hav'nt found many solutions for so i thought it would make for a good challenge for LTT and an informative video for others who im sure suffer from the same issues. I have a mini-Audio studio in my basement which i also use for all my pc gaming shenanigans. Issue comes in that most of us also smoke in this room and play music.

 

As im sure most of us know, Tar released by tobacco or cannabis is very bad for electronics, especially if the room has no outside ventilation or source for fresh air. I have a pretty big air filter which keeps air quality good enough but the issue comes in after a month of those conditions and i go to check my gaming rig and BOOM, black tar in any spot in the case/fans/gpu/cpu fan, any spot that can house dust particles gets filled within 3 months.my  tech guy at the office always gets flabbergasted and tells me to not smoke in that room, but boys will be boys (well in this case, musicians) and parrt of the comfort of a home studio is to not be in the most professional enviornment, but rather the most comfortable.

 

So heres the challenge, Is there anyway a casing can be protected from smoking tar residue ? was thinking maybe water cooling would be a solution but even radiator fans need air to blow in. Something i couldnt find much answers to so thought it would make an interesting video for those who like to smoke where they game.

 

Sorry for the detailed post, but had to make my pitch! keep doing what you guys do, cheers

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Linus Media Group really needs to look into https://patchbox.com/ for their server room. Lol

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You should do a video about how many cores make sense for gaming.  You could test the upper limit (the most that can possibly be used/useful), the lower limit (how few you can get away with, assuming each of them is really fast), and sort of a practical sweetspot that people would actually run.

 

My recommendation for how to test this is as follows:

  • For the upper limit, get a very high core count CPU (32+), turn off HT/SMT, and lower the clockspeed to something very small like 1 or 2 GHz.  Try some games and see just how many cores you can pin (of course taking into consideration that what appears to be 2 cores at 50% is likely 1 core's worth of load just being constantly moved around by Windows).  This can then be validated by disabling cores until you have only this many, noticing that performance is basically unchanged, and then disabling a few more and seeing that it drops noticeably.  Of course once you have this number, it's not to say that this is how many cores you need - a more reasonable CPU could accomplish the same performance with half as many cores because each of them is stronger - it's just interesting to know that you theoretically could split the load up to X degree, and no further.
  • For the lower limit, get something like a 9900KS and push it as fast as you possibly can (LN2, etc. - maybe even collab with Steve, idk).  Start with 4 cores and keep adding more until it doesn't help anymore.  I suspect that despite your best efforts, you won't be able to get a theoretically perfect test, but it might still be interesting.
  • For the balanced situation, take a look at a CPU with middling core count and frequency (or simulate one with underclocking and core disabling, might be easier), and then look at the effect of adding more cores vs adding more clockspeed (or just switching to a CPU with that config).

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having a competition to see who can build the worst pc with a budget of 100 dollars 

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I'd like to see a more in-depth video on how to diagnose the kind of Blue Screens you typically when building your own PC. Well more in-depth than you already did last year for the TechQuickie.

 

In particular, how to determine which specific component is failing, how to narrow down when the messages are inconsistent, the difference in approach when you are overclocking vs. running unmodified settings, what Windows files or native/3rd party tools are available to help narrow things down.

 

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Google just rolled out RCS. It would be nice to see a video on enabling and using RCS on Android. Maybe a good topic for a tech quickie?

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I was in the market for a flight sim setup. I just started getting into it recently, but found few if ANY videos on the best flight sim setups. Only found the really expensive dated one on your channel in 2015. not useful at all. 

 

So im talking best Flight stick, rudder, throttle, or an all-in-one HOTAS (so it has rudder, throttle and stick in one). Go find and recommend the best at different budgets. 

 

Use either IL-2 Sturmovic: Battle of Stalingrad or/and DCS(digital combat simulator) as the games to test the stuff on. Obviously test the feel, construction, pricing etc....

 

 

 

There are many stuff such as the expensive replicas like the stick of an A-10 Worthhog on the high end. 

and the Logitech Extreme 3D HOTAS all in one at 50CAD on the low end and the industry long time standard. 

 

Its kind of like the keyboard or earbuds comparison videos you made. Go nuts. 

 

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I have found a couple cool looking AIO water coolers with digital temperature readouts, the PcCooler Freeze 120 and 240. But, I cannot find any real, credible reviews on them. Wondering if you guys would be interested in some more Ali Express shopping, checking both the effectiveness and accuracy of these products.

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32843531926.html?spm=a2g1y.12024536.productList_4116614.subject_20

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remember that linus and his employees are not mechanically inclined

they can put together a pc, run cables

but making furniture hahahahahahahahahahahahaha no

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What about a series on PC origins, what it was like using and repairing PCs as far back as the Apple II or Z80 based CP/M machines. I'm sure of us old-timers could give you some tips or maybe even hardware. I'm not sure if I still have my Apple II chips in the little plastic organizers any longer. Or the "secret guide" to the motherboard with notations of what chip replacements fixed what noise or what was shown on the screen.  If you did it long enough it would only take one or two tries to fix an apple II. Disk drive alignments by sound was an art form.  I'd bet you could get Woz to visit the studio.  He's much more of a people person that Jobs. I also believe he favors people being able to fix their own stuff.

 

Does Linus own a set of chip extractrors to fix an Apple II? I haven't seen anyone try to overclock a 6502a  in a long time

 

Another challange would be to write a playable game in basic as a team challange. I don't imagine any of you have a lick of time writing on an Apple II, it predates you all by decades.  I tought noobs how to do this 39 years ago, youll need to find someone like my in Canada with a similar skill set to be the judge,

 

Fix it, then program it, simple!

 

Just an idea

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I like Alex and his janky looking but somehow still working builds and mods. you guys made a video where you built a pc inside of an original xbox. very nice. what about a more janky-er version with an xbox one s? stealthy modern gaming pc that can be used for gaming or as a HTPC. it was a struggle to get everything to fit last time, what if you could use a laptop motherboard? buy a cheap faulty xbox one s, get your hands on a decent gaming laptop (all you need is the working motherboard, sort out some custom cooling and stuffs, package it nicely inside of the xbox one s case. i want to do it myself but not sure how id go about it, plus costs and other things i might miss. bonus points for fitting the power adapter inside aswell.

Cheers - Jared

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I really enjoy watching this channel.

Here is a suggestion for a video idea.

Building a pc out of only 1 star products on amazon.

I am probably a nerd that loves tech.

 

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@Wellingtonzed

I totally agree it would be awesome to see them create the ultimate flight set up/battle station and they could even see if they could get an alpha preview of Microsoft's new flight sim (Far fetched idea). maybe even have Alex design a cockpit design to hold monitors PC and peripherals could be a multipart series /build.

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How about perfect laptops and computers to buy in this time of the year, for like two times in a year as a buyers guide.

 

Also a recommendation for the channel, you can add a few tests reviewing Machine Learning model training time or compile time testing for the machines you test.

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