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Every week Linus and Luke discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.

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Every week Linus and Luke discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.

    Where Will This End? - WAN Show November 25, 2022

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    Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119 NOTE: Timestamps may be off due to sponsor change)

    0:00 Chapters

    1:13 Intro - Dark Mode

    1:42 Topic #1 - Mercedes's EV acceleration subscription

    1:50 Linus on Alex's stance

    3:20 Everything is included, so why lock features?

    5:33 Shareholders & revenue, discussing automobile companies

    8:14 Trickle-down economics, Linus's perspective on taxes

    14:26 New Jersey banned similar vehicle subscriptions

    16:16 Homelessness, Elon Musk on $6B "solving world hunger"

    18:42 Devil's advocate on Mercedes charge & warranty costs

    20:30 Subscription offers up to 24% more horsepower

    22:18 Topic #2 - Intel's On-Demand Sapphire Rapids CPUs

    25:08 Discussing Ai 1 airbag vest's subscription pricing

    27:16 Topic #3 - eufy uploads pictures without user consent

    28:31 Facial recognition, snapshot of feed

    29:09 eufy replies: "this is for notifications," disproved instantly

    30:10 Remotely start a stream of unencrypted feeds via VLC

    31:47 Recapping the controversy, LTT is done with Anker

    33:51 Does the Smart Scale send "pictures" to the Chinese government?

    36:13 Luke's girlfriend's interactable robot vacuum

    37:05 LTTStore Black Friday deal

    37:44 Sponsors

    45:25 Floatplane roast on Luke not buying anything

    46:54 Topic #4 - The last seven days in Twitter #2

    47:05 Elon on "Freedom of speech is NOT freedom of reach" policy

    49:20 Elon's poll on reinstating suspended accounts, delaying Blue Verified

    51:29 Elon's poll on offering "amnesty" to the banned, Blue to launch on December 2nd

    53:07 Luke's hot takes on Twitter & news on social media

    56:34 Balenciaga's controversial children campaign

    1:02:10 LTTStore wallet & tie ideas

    1:04:13 LTTstore tie design, FP poll: do you wear ties?

    1:06:38 LTTStore wallet & passport case design

    1:09:26 Merch Messages #1

    1:09:54 What is on Linus's & Luke's Christmas lists?

    1:15:57 Would have Luke hired Linus for LukeTechTips?

    1:17:12 Topic #5 - Meta focuses on AI

    1:17:41 Linus on machine learning versus AI

    1:19:43 Cicero AI, performs greatly in the game Diplomacy

    1:22:18 Linus discusses Google Assistant's voice recognition

    1:22:57 Galactica AI, generates scientific "answers"

    1:26:22 Linus explains his stance on machine learning

    1:27:20 Topic #6 - Marvel "used to be good"

    1:30:58 SOLIDWORKS to sponsor an LTT video

    1:33:32 Merch Messages #2

    1:36:00 LTT content are mostly "top-end" complaint

    1:39:18 LTT's audio production video explained

    1:39:57 Why are companies becoming more abrasive to our wallets?

    1:40:43 Thanksgiving holiday traditions

    1:42:28 Thoughts on an alternative to car subscriptions

    1:43:20 What does Linus wish to accomplish in 10-20 years?

    1:45:01 Labs to host a trustworthy UserBenchMark competitor?

    1:45:45 Luke stops Linus from showcasing beta Labs site

    1:48:46 Creating an environment where people can freely criticize?

    1:56:40 GoXLR mixer, Luke's experience

    1:57:48 Why Linus hasn't done mystery science theater, thoughts on Disney & Star Wars

    2:01:52 Update on the Floatplane as a service idea

    2:03:05 Twitch losing streaming credits

    2:04:21 Delaying content with other creators if one does not receive a sample?

    2:05:24 LTTStore Backpack bundle in the future

    2:06:10 Outro

    • 1 hr 59 min
    We've Made Some Big Mistakes - WAN Show November 18, 2022

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    Timestamps (Courtesy of NoKi1119) Note: Timing may be off due to sponsor change

    0:00 Chapters

    1:48 Intro

    2:13 Topic #1 - Mistakes on LTT's RTX 4080 video

    2:48 4080 sold out, pricing, advocating for change

    8:15 Linus counters community arguments

    13:32 High last-gen emphasis in the review

    14:46 Lack of AMD discussions in the review

    15:29 Linus apologizes, reasons his decisions

    16:36 AMD cards not priced well, discussing competition

    19:07 Topic #2 - Linus & Luke 30 day Arc challenge

    19:24 Linus's & Luke's power "mods"

    22:46 Linus's disappointment on VR, reaching staff

    25:04 Luke's idea to Linus's Arc & Linux systems

    26:33 Linus & Luke streamed gaming on Arc

    28:32 LTTStore customer support delays ft. Luke's bird

    30:16 Labeled shipments show as shipping when not

    32:45 LTTStore's Retro Polar Fleece

    33:44 Topic #3 - The last seven days in Twitter

    34:32 Luke on companies firing/hiring

    37:36 Engineer corrects Elon, gets fired

    41:52 Luke meets Twitter employee in Serbia

    42:42 Linus on at-will, Luke hushes birds

    44:02 Badge system removed, "public" Slack channel

    45:36 Blind, a better localized anonymous version of LinkedIn

    47:16 Elon response, end-to-end DM encryption

    49:34 "Be extremely hardcore or leave"

    52:12 Employees locked out after blue badge removal

    52:28 Sponsors

    55:36 Companies should hire employees, discussing Visas

    56:18 Discussing Luke's bird & feeding

    57:04 Sponsor continued

    57:44 Linus to head off to an event

    58:22 LMG & Creators Warehouse hiring many positions

    59:28 Topic #4 - FTX collapses, Riley writing in the doc

    1:01:06 Merch Messages #1

    1:01:36 Luke on dive computers

    1:03:37 Any advantage to 2 PCI-Es on larger GPUs?

    1:05:54 Riley takes over, everything goes downhill

    1:09:26 Riley on writing the doc, Luke on coverage

    1:12:04 Riley on Twitter's viability & usability

    1:14:20 Discussing Andor

    1:16:24 Discussing Taskmaster

    1:18:15 Luke explains FTX, owner playing LOL during conference calls

    1:21:06 Binance backed out bailing FTX out

    1:23:10 Regulating cryptocurrency defeated its purpose

    1:26:42 Luke on losing coins VS losing value

    1:28:42 Topic #5 - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

    1:29:32 Luke's favorite Pokémon

    1:32:58 Game graphics & performance issues, Switch & emulation

    1:39:49 Topic #6 - DOOM Eternal OST controversy

    1:41:04 Summarizing OST release, Marty's reddit post

    1:43:25 Mick Gordon's detailed rebuttal, game developing

    1:48:44 Luke on gaming scenes & gamers review-bombing

    1:52:38 Topic #7 - PeopleMakeGames calls Valve out on gambling

    1:54:48 Twitch banning unregulated gambling content

    1:56:56 CS:GO gambling sites thrive, discussing loot boxes

    1:59:36 Why doesn't Valve do anything against this?

    2:01:32 AK-47 Case Hardened #661 sold for $400,000

    2:04:02 Whose responsibility is this? ft. Luke hushing birds

    2:09:16 Video Game Attorney on platforms manipulating drops

    2:11:28 Topic #8 - Apple sued for collecting data in Apple apps

    2:14:54 Riley on Apple misleading users & lack of privacy

    2:17:16 Did Luke believe Apple's security?

    2:20:28 Merch Messages #2

    2:20:48 Using external GPUs for Blender

    2:30:14 Outro

    • 2 hr 27 min
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    0:00 Chapters

    1:44 Intro

    2:17 Topic #1 - Twitter changes & controversies

    3:32 Impersonators, Eli Elly And Co stock impacted

    9:30 $8 Twitter Blue, major staff changes

    14:30 Head of T&S, CISO & CO resigned, discussing impersonators

    17:13 Potential Twitter bankruptcy, unprofitable advertisers

    19:45 Elon sold $4Bn of Tesla stock

    21:12 Topic #2 - Meta fires 13% of workforce

    22:26 Investors question Meta's future, Luke on AR/VR trend

    27:27 Linus on tech companies laying off staff trend

    28:01 Floatplane & Labs hiring

    28:25 Discussing sustainability of alternate decentralised web

    31:56 Discord came in as a good answer, Twitter Blue V.S. Discord Nitro

    35:35 Was Elon's prior success an accident, or his arrogance?

    41:14 Topic #3 - NVIDIA relaunches RTX "4080 12GB" as 4070Ti

    41:41 Discussing un-launch, specs & MSRP

    42:32 4070Ti/4070 to release in January 2023

    42:47 4080 16GB MSRP, NVIDIA's "requests" to AIBs, EVGA leaving

    45:03 2060 & 2060 SUPER discontinued Should we be mad?

    47:59 LTTStore 1,000/100/1 piece CPU puzzle

    53:56 Crewneck sweater clearance sale

    54:37 Shoelace update

    55:31 Sponsors

    59:50 Topic #4 - Ash Ketchum finally won PWC after 25 years

    1:02:16 Linus on being excited over fictional characters

    1:05:06 Luke leaves, FP comment on script & rules, Bell-cam

    1:06:03 Topic #5 - Founder of Oculus creates a "lethal headset"

    1:08:24 Linus on paintball & risk versus reward

    1:10:51 Fun comes with real consequences

    1:12:44 Topic #6 - Logitech G Cloud review sample

    1:14:13 Logitech reached out to LMG for a sponsorship

    1:15:58 Main concerns with the G Cloud

    1:17:36 Would you consider G Cloud as a Steam Deck user?

    1:18:19 Topic #7 - DeviantArt's DreamUp AI

    1:22:03 Merch Messages #1

    1:22:11 Follow up to cardboard PC challenge video idea

    1:23:29 Weird or random requests from sponsors

    1:24:29 Touch-type, young generation less tech-literate

    1:25:11 If Luke was a higher up, would Linus be hired for LukeTechTips?

    1:25:50 What's up with video aspect ratios?

    1:27:20 Hot Ones, can Linus eat spicy food?

    1:28:37 Linus finds his favorite Tweet of all time

    1:30:55 EV cars as e-waste when replacing batteries?

    1:33:38 Mastodon as a decentralised alternative to Twitter

    1:34:54 Leaking fun LTTStore possible products

    1:36:29 Benchmarking VR games?

    1:37:29 Employee monitoring software, countries Linus traveled to

    1:44:51 Sites, services and games Linus & Bell miss

    1:58:29 Moore Threads Chinese video cards

    1:59:27 Linus friendship & relationship advice

    2:01:13 Bad habit Linus didn't know he had

    2:02:05 If people forgot LTT, can you rebuild a large new channel?

    2:04:07 Thoughts on the direction of car infotainment system

    2:08:02 Hackers accessing info video idea

    2:08:45 Porsche order update

    2:09:29 What would a "good Internet" be like?

    2:10:43 How to improve LTTStore experience in Europe?

    2:14:19 AMD's Genoa Epyc CPUs, Linus in Supermicro videos

    2:15:15 Fire & explosion proof Li ion battery video idea

    2:16:01 Poll results: hard mode or easy mode for puzzles

    2:16:52 Shopify dashboard sidebar issues on Z Fold 4

    2:17:23 Outro

    • 2 hr 15 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of NoKi1119) Note: Timing may be off due to sponsor change

    0:00 Chapters

    1:30 Intro

    1:56 Topic #1 - Intel on Demand: Software Defined Silicon

    5:01 Luke's response, LTT's video on PANTONE

    8:14 Community reactions, Linus on Intel's stock value

    14:10 Topic #2 - Tech Quotes's video on tech companies behavior

    17:28 Unrealistic review requests by tech companies

    22:22 Company is upset due to sponsored video's background light

    25:22 Embargo dates, recalling Hardware Unboxed's controversy

    28:02 GIGABYTE & NVIDIA upset at an AMD mention

    32:03 Discussing solutions against large companies

    36:02 Tech Quotes in chat, #Respect_ME_PC_Community

    36:44 Topic #3 - Twitter changes after Elon's acquisition

    37:16 Twitter Blue to cost $8/m

    38:35 Public figures' secondary tag

    42:06 Elon Musk impersonators, videos behind paywall

    45:45 Elon lays off employees, Elon V.S. California

    48:58 Linus tracks stocks, FP poll on Twitter Blue

    53:12 Advertisers like stability, two billionaires now control text media

    56:22 Sponsors

    1:01:14 Topic #4 - Apple downgrades AirPods ANC in 4E71

    1:02:16 Discussing troll-lawsuit for patent infringement

    1:05:06 LTTStore's new color block hoodie

    1:09:02 Topic #5 - Luke in France, Shadow Power Upgrade

    1:18:34 LTTStore cat bed mockups

    1:19:46 Topic #6 - AMD's RDNA 3

    1:20:28 RX 7900 XTX, extrapolated performance graphs

    1:23:16 Would this improve competition?

    1:24:22 Jongerow on 12VHPWR, native cable burn too

    1:26:51 Merch Messages #1

    1:27:11 To consider open sourcing FloatPlane

    1:27:54 Videos Linus regret making due to lack of knowledge ft Linus's open fly

    1:29:44 What EV or Hybrid to buy under $100,000 CAD?

    1:34:36 Burn-in issues with OLED ROG Swift PG42UQ

    1:35:22 Advantages Vancouver has that made LMG great

    1:36:22 Combatting room heat via further computers

    1:37:34 Would Linus allow his kids to work on LMG?

    1:39:53 Should Intel or AMD invest in ARM?

    1:40:28 Board games family nights with Linus

    1:41:33 Home lab content idea

    1:42:28 How are LMG videos quality controlled?

    1:45:12 Are issues with AMD drivers "over"?

    1:45:48 Does Linus's & Luke's families watch their content?

    1:47:48 Stick with $500 on Roku TV, or invest more?

    1:49:36 Rain flaps & waterproofing LTTStore backpack

    1:50:37 Thoughts on the Sims series

    1:52:18 ARC GPU for Plex hardware encoding

    1:53:02 AYANEO 2 & GPD Win 4

    1:54:32 Discussing direct storage for GPUs

    1:55:12 Black shaft LTTStore screwdriver update

    1:55:38 Screwdriver case or bit packs

    1:55:59 Zipper pulls for LTTStore backpack

    1:56:20 Did LMG consider covering printers?

    1:57:02 Most expensive yet useless mistake when building LTT

    2:01:44 Intel's E V.S. P cores for gaming & browsing

    2:02:04 Organizing trades for the house

    2:03:50 Outro

    • 2 hr 1 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of NoKi1119) Note: Timing may be off due to sponsor change:

    0:00 Chapters

    1:26 Intro

    1:52 Topic #1 - RTX 4090's 12VHPWR adapters melting

    2:50 Paraphrasing Igor's Labs' findings

    5:08 Third party connectors, CableMod's instructions

    7:34 Linus skips RTX 4000 for his PC, reasoning behind it

    10:58 Topic #2 - AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series

    11:14 AMD's "Radeon 7xxx" will not feature 12VHPWR

    12:36 Linus on the word "left-angle" & adapter orientation

    14:38 Luke discusses very old hardware with FP

    15:36 LTT's video on increasing performance of AMD GPUs

    17:12 Employees replace NVIDIA GPUs with AMD, couldn't tell a difference

    18:49 AMD's history with drivers, Linus's experience with AMD

    24:02 AMD's Radeon 7000 release, rolling for PCs idea

    27:38 Topic #3 - Whether to purchase NCIX domain

    28:51 Self-service PC building station

    32:28 NCIX domain to expire soon™, LTTStoreNotCom

    35:03 Retail V.S.industrial property in Vancouver

    38:19 What to do with the domain? NCIX Labs & abbreviations

    41:28 FP Poll - Does NCIX sound techie? ft. Turnip, odd suggestions

    44:50 YouTube Super Chats still broken, Luke's grammatical mistakes

    52:32 Sponsor - Corsair

    53:46 Sponsor - Zoho One

    54:31 Sponsor - AnyDesk

    55:09 Merch Messages #1

    55:23 Evolution of technology in classrooms

    1:02:58 How are the adopted cats doing?

    1:05:42 LTTStore new Blank T-Shirt merch

    1:08:31 Explaining the prices of blank & printed t-shirts

    1:10:56 LTTStore mystery men sweatpants

    1:11:38 Topic #4 - Elon Musk acquires Twitter for $44B

    1:13:39 Twitter developers locked out of the code base for auditing

    1:15:28 Jack Dorsey's Bluesky, discussing trending on twitter

    1:17:06 How much will Twitter change after the acquisition? Dogecoin spiking

    1:21:54 Continuing to use Twitter, is the internet ready for ID tokens?

    1:24:12 Upsides & downsides of toxicity on Twitter

    1:28:10 Topic #5 - Adobe to replace Pantone colors with black

    1:29:08 Pantone's subscription, possible workarounds

    1:32:36 Creator's Warehouse story, trademarked Canadian Anthem phrase, inflation

    1:37:25 Topic #6 - JASCO now works with home assistant via Z-Wave

    1:42:34 Topic #7 - Arm to change its business model

    1:44:36 Topic #8 - YouTube to separate Shorts & normal videos

    1:46:07 Merch Messages #2

    1:48:24 Would LMG become a game publisher? Linus on investing

    1:55:56 Thoughts on Nebula, Floatplane & Curiosity Stream

    2:01:19 How Luke deals with burnout

    2:03:42 Would NVIDIA double-down or release a 12VHPWR V2?

    2:07:36 Discussing loved or disliked finished games, shows or movies

    2:16:32 Advice for studying better against procrastination

    2:24:13 What exciting projects is labs working on?

    2:26:17 Fun things to do in Vancouver, LTX Expo's distance to the ocean

    2:27:52 Favorite sets made for LTT videos

    2:29:48 What NCIX stood for in the past

    2:31:36 Design & build process for logistics

    2:39:47 Piece of media that inspired Luke

    2:42:00 Double taking on a birth date in a resume

    2:43:43 Any AAA studio would capture Tarkov's magic?

    2:44:47 LTTStore CPU design puzzle from videos

    2:45:26 What do you feel is getting worse in the tech industry?

    2:46:54 To look into YouTube ads further

    2:49:23 Outro

    • 2 hr 49 min
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    Timestamps (Courtesy of NoKi1119) Note: Timing may be off due to sponsor change

    0:00 Chapters

    1:51 Intro

    2:19 Linus has no swear button, Luke on painkillers

    3:07 Topic #1 - YouTube raises Family Premium price

    4:36 Discussing Premium costs on iOS platforms

    6:22 Why is this allowed?

    9:16 Manifest - Coincidental timing? FP subscriptions

    16:12 Does Premium help content creators?

    20:14 Watchable resolution, Vimeo, Premium watch time

    22:11 Lack of concern with pushing users to ad-blocking

    27:20 Linus on the Family Premium service ft bullying

    32:12 Topic #2 - Intel's 13th Gen, Raptor Lake

    33:10 Multithreading, FP polling

    35:52 Linus on expenses of 3D models, Luke used Milkshape 3D

    38:04 LTTStore restocked JerryRigKnife, deal of the week

    38:19 LTTStore shoelaces for sale

    40:05 Power consumption, +1kWh of draw is possible

    41:34 LTT's video on using Ryzen & RTX on a 550 Watt PSU

    43:08 Undervolting can save actual electrical costs now

    45:57 Solar panels & Canada's hydroelectric power

    47:30 Why Linus is now 2D

    47:50 Advantages with Intel's 13th Gen

    48:21 What is with the errors in LTT videos lately?

    52:54 Topic #3 - LinusTechTips: Español edition

    50:24 Sponsors

    54:24 Cogwheel has audio tracks for languages

    56:13 Showcasing LTT's Ryzen video in Spanish

    57:20 Reactions from the community

    1:02:00 LTT has a translation service in China

    1:03:52 LTT Hindi could be possible

    1:04:35 Topic #4 - Comcast shuts down G4 TV

    1:04:57 Why was G4 TV nostalgic, casts, price budget

    1:12:42 Outfits to hire those who worked in G4 TV

    1:14:25 G4 TV e-mail, Linus & Luke on gaming content

    1:27:45 EA shutting down servers for many games

    1:33:11 Luke on sharing source code of dying games

    1:36:00 Topic #5 - Ye buys Parler after social media bans

    1:38:35 Ye's controversies, Elon plans to drop Twitter staff

    1:40:48 Topic #6 - Google focuses on first party hardware

    1:42:00 Effects of Google abandoning android partners

    1:42:46 Luke on quality of Google hardware

    1:44:13 Merch Messages #1

    1:44:24 Ubisoft bringing ANNO 1800 to consoles

    1:46:05 Plans for Linus's smart home ft Luke's hot take

    1:50:17 Gaming memories to recreate with children

    1:54:48 Testing IOPS on the $1M server, LTTStore blanks

    1:57:50 Daily driving the new AirPods Pro

    1:58:26 LTTStore cologne idea

    2:04:38 Limited by not having a tech-related degree?

    2:09:51 Outro

    • 2 hr 10 min

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