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Linus told us all about how repairable the FrameWork laptop is, I'd love to see him show us. Maybe do an iFixIt style teardown of the device, pull everything apart just how easy it actually is. It might be kinda nice to cohost with Anthony to also do some Linux content since the DIY version does come with a "No Operating System Included" option (but that sounds like a different video).

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Laptop Repairability Showdown!

 

Get a few of the most repairable laptops from IFixit to face off against each other in a secrete shopper style repair call. Scores would be based on the cost of the repair, how long would you have to go without the laptop, and will they do it at all. Then contrast that by doing the repairs your self buying parts and repairing them all on camera.

 

Getting at least one popular laptop as a control would be a very good idea.
Adding the framework into the Showdown would be a great way of giving them unbiased coverage and demonstrating how bad the state of repair actually is for most laptops.

 

The thought would be to make this a multi part series.

 

Video #1

Talking about your methods for picking each contestant.
Obtaining the laptops. Not so much the buying process more the over all laptop. It's possible that some of them haven't been featured at least not recently.
Stating the testing methodology and processes as well as laying out a roadmap for the rest of the videos.

 

Video #2

Secrete shopper style call the venders for 3 different common repairs of each machine.
Battery life, Screen damage, and change port/USB port problems.

 

Video #3

Buy the parts for each repair.
Do each repair on camera to show how difficult or easy it is.

 

Video #4

Announce the winner of the Showdown.
Talk about right to repair and how it would have made this easier.

 

Video #5?

Talk to independent/unauthorized repair shops for these products.

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Linus should do a Hoover technology video and consider fitting a central Hoover system in his new house with the extract through the walls and blown outside. Normal hoover's recirculate dust in the house making a never ending cycle not sure what the percentages are. 

 

 

https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20120106/are-vacuum-cleaners-bad-for-health

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Hi in one hand I love PC building videos on the other hand I think I've seen enough of them with Linus so here's a suggestion:

Could be fun is to have some non-tech people or just people that have something to say make videos building a PC while they talk about their stuff.

 

Here's my random short list:

Agnes Callard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yjjYq-Z-z0&t=1s

Dr. Becky: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYNbYGl89UUowy8oXkipC-Q

Negah Santos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfEnIhynqhlhu9K9V42oHg

Dirty Biology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bybfg00hakc

Dasha Navalnaya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ridVDq3jVu0

Jena Friedman:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeMLgv5EQu8

Julia Galef: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-RZblnhjXK_krP1jDybeQ

Alison Roman: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP2dODeygZWBJe2xoby-XzQ

Sophie Okonedo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeX5HMZ4Cn0

Casey Muratori: https://www.youtube.com/user/handmadeheroarchive

Eddie Woo: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq0EGvLTyy-LLT1oUSO_0FQ

Katharina Pistor: https://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/katharina-pistor

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please consider making a comprehensive review of Security Suit applications for windows 10.

there are so many to choose from and LLT has the hardware and staff to run an evaluation on all of the to see which impact the hardware the least, catch the most threats, with least false positives (such as claiming that games are malware, mainstream cryptomining are backdoors. etc). 

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got a somewhat problematic topic i would time some more insight in a 20min format with research not done by me. 🙂 

 

Blu-ray Ripping (on Windows) and it's made up hassles

 

With how pricey bd drives are and how cheap tvs have become, i find it way cheaper to rock a plex server.

(oh and tvs/sound bars may not even have enough input ports)

Problematic could be that it is often illegal to "break" a working copy protection, even if it is legal to have a private copy of a media you bought.

 

Yeah i know problematic may be a bit of a understatement.

Correct me if i'm wrong, learning is a lifelong mission

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In the WAN show pre-show, a couple of weeks ago, Linus mentioned having a second name, in case he would end up "in a different social class" in life, and could then use that name to fit right in.

 

I would suggest making a series of videos, or even better, a dedicated channel, for flashy, over the top, entertainment-centered, simple and possibly satirical videos about tech, for products that the main channel would not necessarily talk about; but that the community would like to see videos on.

 

Not sure if that is a good idea, but it is an idea. Do with it whatever you will 🙂

Isn't windows three-sixty-five just a more recent version of windows three-eleven?

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I just got hooked on the latest consumer  Medtech Trend = continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)

 

I would love to see a Linus style review of this medtech Trend. It’s something else and not so Gamer focused, but it’s incredible and two companies Levels and Veri seem to be taking over this space for now. The trackers itself come from Freestyle Libre and those two companies provide the apps to read and analyze the blood glucose data.

 

I am a mixed bag of tech and health enthusiast, so that’s totally in my ball park. At the same time, such monitors only used to be available for diabetics, which also include an automated insulin injection system. This can actually be amazing for prevention.

 

As far as I can tell medtech content is quite rare on the channel, so I hope you won’t ignore this 😁

 

Cheers

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What I would like to suggest is a video a about PC cases. What case is right for the job. Airflow vs Sound damping, what case to use for an APU. What is the recommended case for office, video editing, programming, gaming to use? 
It is quite "simple" to figure out what CPU platform you need, based on you personal needs, bit it turns out choosing the right PC case for the job is a pita. 

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3 hours ago, 7heo said:

In the WAN show pre-show, a couple of weeks ago, Linus mentioned having a second name, in case he would end up "in a different social class" in life, and could then use that name to fit right in.

 

I would suggest making a series of videos, or even better, a dedicated channel, for flashy, over the top, entertainment-centered, simple and possibly satirical videos about tech, for products that the main channel would not necessarily talk about; but that the community would like to see videos on.

 

Not sure if that is a good idea, but it is an idea. Do with it whatever you will 🙂

Merged to video suggestion thread.

 

Personal opinion: That would require someone with actual talent on fictional writing. And tech knowledge. And people who can actually act.

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1 hour ago, LogicalDrm said:

Merged to video suggestion thread

I don't think anyone will understand without the title of the thread

 

Edit: I don't know if it's a valid merge, actually: I suggested a new channel, or video series. This thread is about single videos, isn't it?

 

1 hour ago, LogicalDrm said:

Personal opinion: That would require someone with actual talent on fictional writing. And tech knowledge. And people who can actually act.

That is valid, I did not think of the acting. Maybe it's a bit far fetched then.

Isn't windows three-sixty-five just a more recent version of windows three-eleven?

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Video idea: Energy efficient home server.

The combination of components is key and can become complex. This also changes with the release of new architectures and technologies.

The power draw of components in idle state and with load is important.

 

I would like to know what combinations of components are good in different price points. (Motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU & cooling)

 

What impact do HDD's have when implementing a NAS?

Does adding a GPU make a difference when its not used and what is the entry point GPU for plex decoding?

 

How do you scale up when you're in need of more resources? Is it best to change parts or add a node?
 

Another video idea: This envolves the strengths and weaknesses of x86 and ARM architectures for home server use.

ARM powered NAS servers are lightweight but could be not powerful enough for some use cases. Availability of some boards, number of sata ports, sd card as boot device and compute power are things to consider.

X86 offers powerful compute and more software availability. It's generally more capable and extensible, but at a cost of energy efficiency.

 

I think a dream environment would have a x86 NAS as main that facilitates storage for clustered compute servers. The compute would exists as both x86 and ARM enabling high and low power workloads (your services such as personal cloud, video streaming etc). Ideally hardware could even be shut off and powered back on remotely. A ARM powered secondary NAS could act as backup storage and can even be in a different location.

 

I'm sure you guys can approach these topics and address these questions better than I did.

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How to upgrade and set up new network connection hardware; routers, switches, etc.

 

Asking for an actual Linus 'Tech Tip' video:

 

Just watched the recent Juniper Networks product, re wifi at your office video ... and left me thinking.

Theres a lot of people out here, who would like to upgrade their router, switches, wifi systems in our house or small offices ... since we cant buy GPUs anyways ... we might as well do something constructive.   The problem is we all go to Amazon and surf routers and switches ... then we back away slowly as it gets complex in a hurry.  This is the spot a good tutorial can slide in and help.

More detail:
 

Like most viewers, I'm not an IT professional, and I dont need anywhere near the level of wifi complexity in the Juniper video ... but ... like most users, I'm still using an ISP provided (like my Telus) router and switch coming off of their fibre optic line and box.  I even have their wifi booster, but I really want to upgrade all the above (better stuff, no rental $, etc), with a couple more switch ports, but am afraid, as the language and lingo of this particular angle of tech is very 'in house' and singular, therefore is overwhelming.  Regular computer tech understandings just dont translate to network connections and settings.

Can you guys do an actual tech tip video about replacing this stuff and setting it up, BUT AT THE BEGINNER LEVEL.
That matters, cause when Jake gets on a roll with this topic, he loses a lot of people.

Obviously as ISP's are all different, theres a huge difference in how stuff is set up, but within all that, generalisations are possible, like:

- Problem solving the hardware to buy
- Plugging in new hardware,
- Cat 5,6,7 ...

- Common Gateway settings,

- When do I 'have to' call my ISP to fix anything,
- What if we have a NAS that can take 2.5G,
- wifi booster setup,

- ???

 

Obviously there are issues with fully showing ISP settings, as it shows the example systems address, but there has to be a way to build a test/tutorial rig with Telus assisting with a new temp address, so you dont have to hide anything.

I was thinking that Linus' new house might be an opportunity, but that will be much more complex than your average user.

LTT does a great job on new tech, explaining high end tech and stuff, but actual tutorials that actual people need, like upgrading the average users network hardware ... stuff everyone has, kind of has taken a back seat.

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Hi, can you make video about this

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/forums/gaming-pcs/8/423243/rtx-3090-and-occasional-pc-shutdowns-during-gaming/
 

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/i-just-installed-rtx-3090-my-pc-shuts-down-after-i-play-rust-ark-on-maximum-settings.3648337/

 

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/forums/threads/hard-power-off-with-3090-under-load.18919381/

 

It seem many people are having the same problem with 3090 (me included) and can't figure out real solution to this mystery.
It would be enlighten to learn about what happening to the system.

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CPU : i9-10900K Cooler : Noctua NH D-15 Chromax Black

Motherboard : ROG Maximus Hero XII Wifi

RAM : 2x8 GB G.Skill Trident Z Royal 4266MHz(19-19-19-39) > OC 4400MHz(16-16-16-36)

GPU : ROG Strix RTX 3090 O24G

Storage 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus

PSU ROG Thor 1200W

Display MSI MPG341CQR

Keyboard : Steelseries Apex Pro

Mouse : ROG Gladius II

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2 hours ago, Dev82 said:

The Smachz handheld gaming PC is advertising 2.7TF and has modular inputs. I'm curious to see if this is legit.

The Smach Z was already considered a scam 4 years ago and still hasn't delivered. StopDrop&Retro has a bunch of videos about it. Even if it was to ever come out it'd be with woefully outdated harrdware, and it's even more unlikely now that the Steam Deck is basically what it was supposed to be, but better and cheaper.

 

 

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Mobile SFF rig: i9-9900K, Noctua NH-L9i, Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX-AC, 32GB, GTX1070, 2x1TB SX8200Pro RAID0, 2x5TB 2.5" HDD RAID0, Athena 500W Flex (Noctua fan), Custom 4.7l 3D printed case

 

Dell XPS 2 in 1 2019, 32GB, 1TB, 4K

 

GPD Win 2

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Microsoft just released it's Windows 365 to the public on 2nd August. 

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On 3/21/2019 at 2:46 AM, CPotter said:

Hit us with your best Linus Tech Tips video suggestions! This is to replace our old "What should we review next" thread. Linus or one of the writers will read these suggestions, but they may not reply to you in this thread directly.

 

Linus Tech Tips

Linus should focus more on environmental concerns while using technology. He can install solar panels in his new house to set off the carbon footprint and focus towards a carbon neutral lifestyle, if not carbon negative because being a tech enthusiast a lot of energy is used in powering the electronics. He should use the in-floor heating and air conditioning using green energy. This will not only help the environment today but also set an example in the whole YouTube community Linus Tech Tips being a major channel with several sister channels.

 

He can do the whole thing DIY which keeps up with his open source motto and may take help of Brian, the Electrician. A video series on this may eventually lead to net zero on very less cost on Linus' part and be a great motivation towards green technology. 

 

Lets not forget that Linus brought the new house for his kids and he should also ensure that they have a safe and healthy future.

 

"With great power comes great responsibility" ~ Peter Parker

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I know there was a video a while back about making a low powered gaming pc but with recent events involving Alienware now would be a great time to revisit the topic and make a video about how we can game in an environmentally friendly way. Also a video on other ways we can use technology to be kind to the environment could be cool.

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1 hour ago, upchur09 said:

I know there was a video a while back about making a low powered gaming pc but with recent events involving Alienware now would be a great time to revisit the topic and make a video about how we can game in an environmentally friendly way. Also a video on other ways we can use technology to be kind to the environment could be cool.

Yes it was a while ago and the topic was never covered again. Linus can even install green energy solution to the fullest and sell the excess back to the grid, if it is allowed, after storing and using. A DIY version of Tesla's PowerWall and open source.

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During a recent heat wave in the UK I had an idea. I have a husky, normal British temps are somewhere between 10-20C but it hit 30C, which was hard to handle for me but really hard for the dog. 

I have a cooling mat for him, filled with a gel substance which absorbs a lot of heat. This is great but after a couple of hours it gets warm and becomes useless. He also hates water so that (eg paddling pool) doesn't work.


I was thinking that you could make a video about dog cooling.

Something better than just a gel mat: a foam mat with water cooling tubes throughout. Or to go one step further a copper block for the dog to sit on, acting like a heat spreader.

 

To go one step further again maybe you could create a portable dog active cooling jacket. Again jackets exist but they're just ice / gel and get hot quickly, and who wouldn't want a noctua-cooled pupper.

 

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Just had a thought regarding the WAN Show. I really enjoy it tremendously and the relationship between Luke and Linus. However, I'd love to see perhaps once a month Linus co-host with a different member of LMG. It would be nice to see the variety it would bring and could be a cool way to also bring new staff/faces into the mix. Honestly, I thought of this when Linus was reading notes Anthony had left on different topics, so I think it could be fun to see Linus bouncing ideas off of Yvonne, Anthony, Madison, Jonathon from MAC Address, and so on. Even staffers who are interested, but maybe are not usually in front of the camera. I think once a month would be enough and still preserve the Linus/Luke dynamic that we love so much.

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Please build 1 or 3 Music Production PC's

Maybe one PC to rule them all. Showing what to look for in a Music Production PC and how to select the best parts.

Or 3 PC's with 3 budgets

500$

1000$

2000$

 

What are the important parts?

How "soundproof" should it be?

What programs could require different hardware?

 

Maybe optimize the PC for DAW's like FL Studio, Cubase and Ableton, as most other DAW's dont have the same market share.

 

Please guys, I build 2 music production pc's and struggled hard. I would be so happy to finally see them build one...

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Build the best gaming PC possible with integrated graphics. Then test it with some games and settings.

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