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    [0:58] Intro ft. "slow news day"
    [1:56] Topic #1: EVGA leaves the GPU market.
    > 4:20 EVGA's sales revenue,
    > 5:52 No plans to work with AMD or Intel.
    > 7:11 NVIDIA controlling prices & projects.
    > 9:12 CEO claims no employees to be laid off.
    > 10:44 NVIDIA's shady history, Linus's notes.
    > 18:24 Advantages of NVIDIA having many AIBs.
    > 21:08 Discussing EVGA's move & products
    > 22:40 Linus called it 12 years ago.
    > 24:05 Reading EVGA's quote, NVIDIA the bully.
    > 28:02 Recalling NVIDIA blocking Hardware Unboxed.
    > 34:42 More of NVIDIA's shady history.
    > 42:22 NVIDIA is hard to work with, RIP EVGA.
    > 46:22 With EVGA GPUs gone, which AIB to buy from?
    [47:18] Topic #2: Etherium merger was a success.
    > 49:02 ETH & BTC price drop, ETH's CEO quote.
    > 49:52 White House's framework on regulating crypto.
    [51:18] Topic #3: NVIDIA leaks, tightening stock.
    > 53:21 Leaked specifications of RTX 4xxx.
    > 54:10 Excitement towards the GPUs, modded Cyperpunk.
    [55:32] LTTStore myshopify test, 64oz bottles.
    > 1:02:32 New waffle long-sleeve colors.
    [1:03:36] Sponsors
    [1:07:24] Discussing LTX2023 floorplan.
    [1:08:20] Topic #4: Result of Linus-Dennis fight.
    > 1:09:22 Dennis spent a month training, Linus's leg injury.
    [1:13:30] Topic #5: Stray cats update.
    [1:17:53] Topic #6: Google experiments with ads.
    > 1:18:52 Up to 10 ads, discussing midrolls.
    > 1:21:08 Ads impact on Google.
    [1:25:08] Merch Messages #1.
    > 1:25:43 UniFiDream Machine V.S. PfSense.
    > 1:26:30 Steam Deck & streaming as a setup.
    > 1:27:40 Quadro works on Linux, not Windows.
    > 1:28:36 SC pants for hoodie idea.
    > 1:28:55 LTT's apocalypse PC, mesh filter.
    > 1:34:52 Best water blocks for watercooling.
    > 1:38:01 Would EVGA move to Intel or AMD?
    > 1:39:38 Linus's pet goat story.
    [1:42:25] Topic #7: Amazon sells dangerous cords.
    > 1:46:02 Difference between defects & dangerous.
    > 1:47:04 "Water-proof", misleading specs.
    > 1:50:07 Power cords, discussing Labs size.
    [1:52:23] Topic #8: Sponsoring a "part" of a video.
    [1:57:11] Topic #9: Intel "rebrands" low-end laptop CPUs.
    [1:59:36] Merch Messages #2.
    > 1:59:58 Linus's plans for the PVC pipes.
    > 2:00:39 Internet to a detached garage.
    > 2:01:58 Getting your SO tech-savvy.
    > 2:03:01 3D printers & other round-ups.
    > 2:04:32 Second monitor effects on a PC.
    > 2:05:58 Worst tech purchasing experience?
    > 2:08:31 Updates on the WAG hoodie.
    > 2:09:36 Shameless fanboying for companies.
    > 2:12:42 Proudest gamer dad moment.
    > 2:14:28 Camera-focus for backpack.
    > 2:15:42 Measuring performance for benchmarks.
    > 2:17:35 Linus's favorite pony.
    > 2:18:18 What to look for in a riser cable.
    > 2:19:10 Recommendations for rackets below 50.
    > 2:20:09 Sequential invoice numbers for FP.
    > 2:20:45 Stealth desk pad, exciting data science.
    > 2:22:07 Favorite musicians.
    > 2:23:33 Rackmount PC with Sliger.
    > 2:24:14 Balancing life & hobbies as a dad.
    > 2:25:32 Plans for LTT screwdriver colors.
    > 2:27:15 Raising tech-savvy kid without being tech dependent.
    > 2:27:50 Using LTT screwdriver underwater.
    > 2:29:18 RTX 4000 V.S. AMD's 7000 series.
    > 2:30:17 Wire management product, Luke's favorite LTT product.
    > 2:30:48 Prediction on the 4000 series stock.
    > 2:31:15 Why don't PSUs have standard cables?
    > 2:32:00 Hobbies Linus & Luke want to get into.
    > 2:33:54 Star Wars, Star Trek or Stargate?
    > 2:35:18 GPU market, 1080Ti upgrade.
    > 2:35:48 PSU brand recommendations.
    > 2:36:10 Best cable for next-room PC.
    > 2:36:32 Vancouver's real estate prices.
    > 2:39:12 Why Apple dropped NVIDIA.
    > 2:40:14 Us

    • 2 hr 42 min
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    Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119 - Note: Timestamps may be off due to change in sponsors)

    0:00 Chapters

    1:16 Intro

    1:45 Topic #1 - LTTStore screwdriver reviews

    5:06 Fear of mass cancellation, Project Farm's review

    11:56 Todd's chart, Linus's impressions

    17:30 Jeff Geerling's review, reasons behind compromises

    21:08 Highlighted comment, what Todd & Jeff missed

    24:48 Inconsistencies with LTT screwdrivers

    26:14 Topic #2 - HALO Infinite cancels split-screen CO-OP

    27:55 Glitch to force CO-OP, discussing 343i's roadmap

    30:54 Linus asks Luke about implementing reporting feature

    35:26 Software engineering in games IS art

    40:04 Thoughts on game assets

    41:22 DO NOT send Superchats, buy merch and send

    43:12 Sponsors

    48:01 Topic #3 - Google issues with Chromecast fix

    51:06 Third-party sharing data

    53:02 TikTok "does not" share data, update is delayed

    56:10 Topic #4 - Summarizing Apple's event

    56:28 iPhone 14 specs: SOS, notch, chip update

    1:00:32 Linus on Apple's calculus

    1:02:04 iPhone 14 & Pro camera update, Apple Watch

    1:05:33 Clearing out Linus's take on privacy

    1:08:30 AirPods Pro 2: Transparency mode

    1:11:44 Linus's thoughts on not migrating to Type-C

    1:12:22 Merch Messages #1 ft. Bellocam

    1:12:40 Oura Ring Gen 2 V.S. Gen 3

    1:17:06 Utilizing UseAI for faster writing

    1:19:18 Linus's & Luke's previous jobs

    1:30:33 Was WAN show breaking Twitch's TOS?

    1:39:00 Merch Messages #2

    1:39:12 What second-hand PC parts to avoid

    1:42:14 Moments of realization when LTT became big

    1:50:11 Topic #5 - Linus is not a Forbes top creator

    1:51:28 Trying to make sense out of the article

    1:55:40 "Entrepreneur points", false earnings & outdated followers

    2:00:26 Covering channels, mentioning those not listed

    2:04:33 Where would Linus sit on this list?

    2:07:02 Forbes’s "factual" statement, LTT compared to streamers

    2:10:36 Linus on costs of staff, dog's score

    2:13:00 Topic #6 - Jasco is a good guy now

    2:14:28 Topic #7 - Logos on products are out of trend

    2:17:32 Linus does not know Bottega Veneta, shows off shop

    2:21:00 Luke has a heart attack, Linus on

    2:24:20 Merch Messages #3

    2:24:40 Steam Deck games Linus & Luke play

    2:26:05 What Linus wants to try with Luke but haven't yet

    2:27:28 Why are OLED displays larger than non-OLED?

    2:29:48 Is emulating owned ROMs piracy?

    2:30:58 Using LTT backpack on a bike

    2:31:52 How Linus & Luke stuck for years ft. stories & "furry" art

    2:41:48 What tech to take whenever travelling

    2:43:40 Linus's sight on the danger of biking

    2:45:12 Why did Linus go for workstation over VMs

    2:45:53 Valve opening repairs for Deck with iFixit

    2:46:43 Queen's passing, Linus on monarchies

    2:50:22 Outro

    • 2 hr 47 min
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    Chapters: (Courtesy of NoKi1119 NOTE - Timestamps may be off due to change in sponsors)

    0:00 Chapters

    1:03 Intro

    1:30 Gang is hungry, fast topics & MM's tonight

    2:10 Topic #1 - USB 4 Version 20 Type-C standard

    3:09 Specifications, discussing the naming

    6:22 Confusing USB standards history

    9:13 Responses to the Techlinked tweet, name confusion

    17:07 Topic #2 - Japan "declares war" on retro tech

    18:12 LTT's Windows 98 build, justifying costs

    23:14 Minidisc's popularity, Linus on using fax

    25:40 Discussing physical medias & animorphs

    30:24 FP Poll -  physical V.S. digital books

    32:40 Discussing pirating, physical audio & Spotify

    38:12 Sponsors

    41:08 LTT sponsoring YouTubers, screwdriver colors

    43:20 Luke guesses YouTubers, Linus gives hints

    49:49 Poll - Guess who is sponsored!

    50:29 Topic #2 - AMD's Ryzen 7000 series

    52:52 AMD claims Ryzen is faster than Alder Lake

    54:32 Discussing sweetspot

    55:24 Luke played Star Citizen, talks about bugs

    56:24 Motherboard release dates, "Why choose Intel?"

    58:31 Intel's 12th & 13th Gen V.S. AMD's AM4 & AM5

    59:15 Poll result: Guess who is sponsored!

    1:00:22 Luke on a potential collab with Glarses

    1:02:02 PCIe Gen 5, SSD speeds

    1:04:11 Topic #3 - Intel's ARC "is better"

    1:04:58 Intel Graphics channel's video on RTT

    1:06:22 Game emulation, Why consider ARC?

    1:12:48 FP Poll result: pricing range for ARC

    1:14:38 Driver is home, food is arriving later

    1:15:56 Topic #4 - dbrand's Project Killswitch

    1:17:12 Details, reserves, removed screen protector

    1:18:14 Splitting accusations, dbrand's response

    1:19:28 dbrand did not state much in the kit list

    1:22:33 Linus on the funniest response from dbrand

    1:25:26 Merch Messages #1 ft. hungry gang

    1:27:28 Longest road trip, Linus struggles to shake

    1:29:41 LTT-themed framework accessories

    1:35:02 Games on Linus's, Luke's & Bell's phones

    1:38:44 LTTStore ideas they liked, Colebar "idea"

    1:47:05 Content creator Linus would work with

    1:49:56 RAM slots on GPUs

    1:52:11 Most memorable food

    1:56:33 Country they want to visit but no chance to

    1:58:13 A smaller LTTStore water bottle

    1:58:52 Closed bio-system, NFC implant

    1:59:30 Transitioning from small to medium business

    2:01:38 Confidence in merch deployment

    2:02:48 Holo lens for VR adoption

    2:04:52 Linus on giving LMG employees a raise

    2:07:02 GDP Win 3

    2:09:23 Thoughts on AI winning an art contest

    2:13:28 Favorite part of running a YT/Media company

    2:14:16 Outro

    • 2 hr 14 min
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    Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119 - Note: Timestamps may be off due to change in sponsors)

    0:00 Chapters

    1:22 NEW Intro

    1:48 Topic #1 - LAB32's backstory & name conflict

    3:06 Linus's conversation with Sara from LAB22

    6:12 LAB32's drafted branding

    8:52 Gary's update for lab tests

    9:24 Topic #2 - Luke's experience with TELUS

    11:28 Luke's TV, spam marketing calls

    15:42 Internet cut-outs stories

    18:04 Deals, costs, do not call list

    23:52 Reminders to call, old plans

    25:03 Topic #3 - VESA's DisplayHDR & ClearMR

    29:24 Explaining ClearMR tiers

    31:28 Samsung's & LG's statements, Twitter uncertainty

    35:24 Testing methodology, Linus's thoughts, scoring

    40:03 Discussing games, FF VI's 1/6th scale statue

    43:54 LTT screwdriver process, shipped to Project Farm

    48:54 Screwdriver pop-up shop stream

    49:48 Lab update, tests, systems

    55:18 Responses to PSU tester video

    1:01:22 LTTStore discount

    1:02:40 Topic #4 - Linus in the Steam Deck Booklet

    1:05:26 Discussing the point of the booklet & its content

    1:11:15 Sponsors

    1:13:42 Luke on merch messages as "ads"

    1:15:54 Twitch controversy

    1:17:09 Most embarrassing childhood phase

    1:20:20 Linus's high-school, climbing events, grandparents

    1:28:06 Linus fights Dennis on CSF

    1:31:30 LMG Clips comments, Linus's funds in videos

    1:37:25 Topic #5 - Starlink V2 connects to cellphones

    1:42:36 Luke birds update

    1:46:48 Discussing canary usage in coal mine

    1:48:39 Canary resuscitator

    1:49:58 Merch Messages #1

    1:50:03 Lab accreditation, gaming SSD, CAT# tests

    1:54:08 Most memorable tech experience from Japan

    1:57:18 Starlink latency viability in Australia

    1:58:52 Why manual LTT screwdriver over electric

    2:00:36 Hiding unannounced LTT products, Linus on pop-up shop

    2:07:34 Strawpoll: screwdriver pop-up stream date

    2:11:46 Strawpoll result

    2:15:12 Screwdriver warranty description, pre-orders limits

    2:19:11 Lack of warranty on bits, price for packs

    2:22:46 Topic #6 - Clearing up last WAN's Apple story

    2:26:44 Luke on Apple asking _once_ to track overall apps

    2:31:33 LMG hiring employees

    2:32:12 Topic #7 - Twitch accused of divided judgment

    2:34:16 Topic #8 - Apple extends self-service program

    2:37:02 Topic #9 - Gaming hardware prices are WAY up

    2:38:28 Playstation increases prices by up to 20%

    2:39:43 Sony sued for overpricing games

    2:42:58 Merch Messages #2

    2:43:11 Handling getting interrupted by a workflow

    2:44:06 Tech that we consider life-changing

    2:46:03 Was LTT approached by YT for an original series?

    2:47:11 What we should know about Linus & Luke

    2:50:24 Linus on cloud data

    2:51:34 Was Linus a NASCAR fan?

    2:52:09 Outro

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    Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119 - Timestamps may be off due to change in sponsors)

    0:00 Chapters.

    1:08 Intro.

    1:33 Topic #1: Lenovo sends Frameworks a cease & desist.

    2:53 Legion logo compared to Mercedez-Benz.

    4:10 Linus & Luke agree with Lenovo.

    6:04 Topic #2: Apple restricts third-party tracking.

    7:42 Ads sold on applications, hypocritical Apple.

    10:50 Luke setting up an iPhone to check tracking.

    11:10 LTTStore's RGB hoodie.

    13:56 Lambo edition LTT bottle.

    Cont. Topic #2: Apple restricts third-patry tracking.

    15:13 Reading Apple's "transparent" when setting up.

    17:28 Topic #3: Discussing Metaverse's look.

    19:16 Horizon Worlds, making avatar via Readyplayer.

    25:26 Merch Messages #1.

    26:32 Important lessons Linus teaches his kids.

    29:38 Secret shopper for cell service provider.

    30:54 Do writers have partial ownership of channels?

    33:24 Favorite daily-driver phone.

    37:18 How much damage Denis (& Colton) did to Linus's house.

    44:22 Trust Me Bro Limited Lifetime Warranty.

    Cont. Merch Messages #1.

    47:00 Trust me bro shirt was requested on Twitter.

    47:51 Sponsors.

    48:05 Squarespace site maker.

    48:53 XSplit live streaming.

    49:42 Secretlab gaming chair.

    50:52 Topic #4: DOOM ran on tractor display.

    53:12 Is there a more anti-consumer company?

    58:46 How John Deere hurts everyone.

    1:00:16 LTTLabs is not LTTLab, discussing domain.

    1:04:02 Lab32, reason behind the number.

    1:06:26 Merch Messages #2.

    1:06:34 Camera bag for the backpack, domain Strawpoll.

    1:07:58 What games would Linus & Luke install on the tractor.

    1:09:44 Steam alternatives.

    1:12:30 "All domains I own" segment.

    1:15:28 Frameworks' used hardware market.

    1:16:30 Project Farm screwdriver testing.

    1:17:28 LTTStore Screwdriver pop-up.

    1:19:38 Linus calls about backpack's availability in the pop-up.

    1:21:54 LTX, Linus recommends against early booking.

    1:22:54 Merch Messages #3.

    1:23:02 More home server, automation & labs.

    1:24:45 What Linus plans to leave behind for the new owners.

    1:25:37 NCIX's impact on Linus & LTTStore.

    1:29:10 Hiring experienced V.S. learners.

    1:33:14 Topic #5: Tesla accused of false autopilot advertisement.

    1:38:02 Merch Messages #4.

    1:38:12 VPS company suggestion ft. Linus's birthday.

    1:39:40 Valve Index features & suggestions.

    1:40:28 What do Linus & Luke eat?

    1:41:58 Coolest case Linus & Luke built in.

    1:44:00 Take on Samsung's Z Fold 4.

    1:44:30 Labs on repairability or jailbreaks.

    1:45:25 Labs on mics, interface, XLR & TRS.

    1:48:12 Linus on long time format.

    1:49:47 Any cool projects for computer vision?

    1:49:56 What business help Linus got.

    1:50:29 Budget server rack.

    1:50:54 Benefits of gaming to buy consoles.

    1:52:18 Floatplane QOL features & motivation.

    1:54:32 Why Colton is always fired.

    1:56:08 Do LTT employees get discount on merch?

    1:58:28 DOS gaming PCs build in the future.

    1:58:42 LTT RGB merch idea.

    1:58:58 Linux-like challenge with Apple.

    1:59:38 Linus on Beat Saber technique.

    2:00:06 Selling YouTube videos for revenues.

    2:02:52 Recommendations for rack-mount gaming

    2:03:22 Linus's Epson projector.

    2:04:22 Outro.

    • 2 hr 5 min
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    Timestamps: (Courtesy of NoKi1119)

    0:00 Chapters.

    1:50 Intro.

    2:18 Topic #1: Google tells Apple to adopt RCS.

    3:58 Green bubble is bad for dating, discussing social life.

    7:38 Topic #2: LTTStore's backpack warranty.

    8:46 Summarizing interpretation from Linus's comments.

    10:30 Explaining the "trust me, bro" & investments.

    15:10 Luke discusses the wording & responses.

    18:12 Linus on what he really meant about the store support.

    21:46 Linus on the retiring stream.

    24:18 Things that Linus feels he did wrong.

    26:50 Internal versus external policy, ghosting people, lawsuits.

    29:22 LTT's reputation, GN's video, discussing trust.

    33:12 Subreddit's thread, accusations towards LMG censoring.

    40:36 Planned warranty for LTTStore, nothing changes with LMG.

    44:42 LTTStore's "Trust me bro" T-Shirt.

    [Cont.] Topic #2: LTTStore's backpack warranty.

    46:55 Clearing the confusion in chats.

    48:48 LTTStore discount, sweatband.

    49:21 Topic #3: Linus's pool update.

    50:55 Concrete & cement ratio, explaining shortage.

    55:02 Topic #4: Netflix has mobile iOS games.

    58:38 Discussing Netflix users, comparing to Apple Arcade.

    1:01:34 Ubisoft, Netflix Premium subscription.

    1:04:28 Merch Messages #1.

    1:05:00 Riding season, video on biking & gear.

    1:05:57 Floatplane background play.

    1:06:16 Sponsoring an Esports team.

    1:11:34 Less commonly known tech carriers.

    1:14:46 Thought on Steam spam games, pop-ups, Luke's "child".

    1:20:49 Sponsors.

    1:21:01 Wealthfront.

    1:22:18 Seasonic.

    1:22:48 VULTR ft. Seasonic's 12 years warranty.

    1:26:22 Topic #5: Newegg GIGABYTE discount scandal.

    1:31:28 Linus tries to read into the refund & shipping issue.

    1:39:48 Topic #6: Linus V.S. Naomi Wu Twitter controversy.

    1:45:00 Naomi Wu & 4chan changing the story.

    1:48:29 Discussing responses on Twitter.

    2:01:52 Topic #7: Instagram & Facebook's excuse for in-app browser.

    2:05:44 Merch Messages #2.

    2:05:52 LMG's tape backup.

    2:08:35 Battery technology in houses.

    2:10:47 LTT demographics.

    2:13:46 Should NVidia branch out into CPUs?

    2:14:16 AMD CPU show similar to Intel's ARC?

    2:16:30 Half life 2 in VR.

    2:18:30 How Linus feels about the 20,000 bags.

    2:25:58 Luke's Steam Deck & spending habit.

    2:31:45 Steam Deck for game streaming.

    2:33:24 Product category Linus would target.

    2:34:34 Steam Deck with case for LTTStore backpack.

    2:35:10 Networking cables & wifi mesh.

    2:40:20 Outro.

    • 2 hr 37 min

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A really great show overall

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