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newest update broke the [TECH] thread

DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
Huh, what the heck is going on with the new chrome update

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Wow, mobile firebox app is so slow, my phones screen goes to sleep before a page loads

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Well, beans. I just had about a ten second power outage, and my uninterruptable power supply was, in fact, interrupted.

    It's a good four years old now, so I'm guessing it's time to swap out the battery. Especially since that's four years of Oklahoma ice storms.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Has anyone used one of these minimalism apps?

    https://www.minimalistphone.com/

    It's a shell or launcher or something overlay?

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2023
    This is technology, right?

    https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2023/07/24/pizza-scented-xbox-and-tmnt-mutant-mayhem-controller/

    Pizza Scented TMNT XBox Controller

    Raijin Quickfoot on
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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Hmmm, greasy pizza only it's sweaty palms instead.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    It’s a diffuser though so theoretically you could put any essential oils you want in there for your ridiculous fake, holistic medicine.

    (I do think there are some benefits)

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    some uh... some not fun tech youtube stuff:

    Linus Tech Tips, which is the biggest youtube tech channel, and one of the biggest youtube channels period, got called out by gamersnexus for frequently having misleading/bad data and errors on their review videos

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGW3TPytTjc
    this video is not monetized. This video covers our serious concerns regarding the data accuracy of Linus Media Group, including Linus Tech Tips, ShortCircuit, and TechQuickie, particularly as it relates to rushing content out the door to favor -- by staff's own admission -- quantity over quality. As the company continues to expand into its LTT Labs direction, the importance of accurate data increases; however, even as 'only' entertainment, there are still certain responsibilities to the consumer and the manufacturers to report fairly (and to have defined corrections processes in place). We tried to approach this as objectively as possible and hope that viewers are able to listen to the evidence we present, particularly as it relates to significant and frequent data errors that now present in nearly every technical review video.

    linus initial response wasn't great, but the new CEO of the company then sat every down, paused video production for a week, and then they produced this video owning up to some of their mistakes

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cTpTMl8kFY
    489,537 views 16 Aug 2023
    Discuss on the forum: https://linustechtips.com/topic/15265...

    https://linustechtips.com/ (the LTT forum seems to be down, they've also been having issues with volume/ddos attempts since this started)

    all of this is... well I guess it's drama on some level, but ultimately things seemed like they got resolved

    and then this thread got linked and referred to multiple times, and it seems a whole lot worse:

    content - sexual harassment and workplace abuse

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LinusTechTips/comments/15shoyx/madison_on_her_ltt_experience/

    madison, who worked at LTT as their social media manager, was repeatedly belittled, lied to about the terms of her employment, called slurs and was inappropriately grabbed multiple times while working at LTT, and then after expressing her concerns and trying to resolve things, was blacklisted from being in videos and called a snitch

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    "trust me bro" indeed

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    linus "i've failed if my employees want a union" sebastian runs a hostile, toxic company?

    who could've guessed.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    The whole thing with them doing that Billet Labs test entirely wrong and then selling the engineering prototype is pretty damning, like that alone would've been a substantial topic to cover but alongside everything else it's pretty much impossible for LTT to come out looking good

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    The forums are working but maybe don't read them. There's a whole lot of incel energy going on there right now.

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    A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA Mod Emeritus
    edited August 2023
    Awesomed Brolo's post for the effort. I had stopped watching LTT a while ago as I thought their ethics with respect to their "reviews" were getting extremely loose, but this still kinda hit hard. I did enjoy their content for years, and had pretty good vibes towards a lot of their staff, even if I didn't for Linus himself. Even without Madison's posts that apology video kinda erased a bunch of that.

    Monetizing your apology video? A little crass, I guess. Selling your wares in the video? Get the fuck out. Releasing information about Billet that they requested be hidden? Delete this.

    It's like they went out of their way to prove GN correct.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    I like how the first line in GN's video description for the original call-out is "This video is not monetized"

    GN Steve comes across as a grouch in a manner that rubs some very Online parasocialites the wrong way but, damned if his sense of ethics isn't a fairly thorough one

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    I'd never heard of LTT before this, but jfc everything I hear about it screams "burn this place to the ground"

    like apparently the fanbase bullied a young youtuber and his mom so hard they were driven to suicide

    https://www.reddit.com/r/LinusTechTips/comments/15sjv78/for_anyone_wondering_why_madison_stayed_silent/

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Yeah I think people have wanted to get the knives out for Linus et al for a long while now, and GN was finally the one with enough clout to break their armor

    Like over on Reddit a pretty substantial fraction of the front page the last day or two has been this subject, and basically no one besides the dedicated LTT fora and subreddits are pro-LTT here

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    I was going to post about the LTT trash fire but someone has gone to the trouble of doing a much better post than me.

    Fuck that place, I hope it burns to the ground.

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Oh and the head of HR is Linus's wife. Real objective HR they got there

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    MechMantisMechMantis Registered User regular
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    The whole thing with them doing that Billet Labs test entirely wrong and then selling the engineering prototype is pretty damning, like that alone would've been a substantial topic to cover but alongside everything else it's pretty much impossible for LTT to come out looking good

    Naaaaaw they didn't sell it

    they auctioned it. For charity.

    Completely totally different and not at all objectionable in any way at all duh



    God what a fucking mess. Went through and did the unsubscribe dance last night.

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Oh and unsurprisingly Linus is anti union,

    No sorry, he thinks unions are a failure of a company to treat their employees well and he doesn't think they're necessary at LMG.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    that's just how cults of personality work my dude

    meanwhile, we exist on a forum for a webcomic. the wheel turns

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    this forum as a webcomic?????????????

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    ChallChall Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    My question is: is the fan base a 40mm or 60mm. Or 120mm?

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    I'm a fan of MKBHD so it's not a wild thing to be a fan of a content creator.

    They just have to y'know......not be pieces of shit for me to continue watching their content.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    If obscure internet community drama has taught me anything, it's the fandoms can germinate around basically anything, and those fandoms can turn toxic for no reason at all.

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    Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    Chall wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    My question is: is the fan base a 40mm or 60mm. Or 120mm?

    140 clearly

    fuck linus, dude is a piece of shit and always has been. i forgot about his insane anti union shit as well, absolute scum.

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2023
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    that's just how cults of personality work my dude

    meanwhile, we exist on a forum for a webcomic. the wheel turns

    although as near as I can tell everyone here is "oh yeah those guys, I guess they own these forums? whatever" at best and "fuck the penny arcade guys" at worst so

    BahamutZERO on
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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    that's just how cults of personality work my dude

    meanwhile, we exist on a forum for a webcomic. the wheel turns

    although as near as I can tell everyone here is "oh yeah those guys, I guess they own these forums? whatever" at best and "fuck the penny arcade guys" at worst so

    To be fair, I have invited people to hang out here because of the awesome culture and friendly attitudes, and was basically told no because they didn't want to associate in any way with some of Mike and Jerry's past issues. I don't blame them either.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    athenor made the point I was driving towards better. anything touched by human hands will eventually have flaws and issues. it is not only an eventuality, it is a certainty.

    how bad those incidents will be is the variability in the equation.

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    BotznoyBotznoy Registered User regular
    Karl wrote: »
    Oh and unsurprisingly Linus is anti union,

    No sorry, he thinks unions are a failure of a company to treat their employees well and he doesn't think they're necessary at LMG.

    As pointed out in the GN video where they quote numerous employees saying that they're constantly crunching to meet production deadlines and don't have the resources or time to do good work. Hmm, wonder what could help that situation....

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    The "if my people want to unionize it means I screwed up" mentality is one I used to think. Regardless of my political beliefs, I always treated my employees with care and respect, and I figured if I kept doing that they wouldn't need to because, hey, why would someone want to do that to their cool boss?

    But by the time I left management, I was definitely more "hey, your next boss might not be cool, and the company sure as fuck isn't. You all should unionize." The store manager was pretty pissed that I said that, which might be partly because it was during a going away party they were doing for me.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    My mouse was being stupid and kept scrolling back up when I tried to scroll down. No idea why.

    As soon as I searched online for a solution, the problem fixed itself.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    I've often thought about that. If/when I get to a true management position, I want to make sure I do everything I can to promote unionization. Not for me, but so that everyone knows their worth and power. I don't know how to square dealing with poor employees, but.. well, I work at a university, we're horrible at that as is. I also am not sure how unions would feel about a boss/management/"The man" suggesting they unionize.

    ... it'd be much better if I owned my own business.

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    KPCKPC Registered User regular
    In a world where people worship capitalism 99% less, every employee would receive at least a small slice of ownership in the company, day 1.

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    Athenor wrote: »
    I've often thought about that. If/when I get to a true management position, I want to make sure I do everything I can to promote unionization. Not for me, but so that everyone knows their worth and power. I don't know how to square dealing with poor employees, but.. well, I work at a university, we're horrible at that as is. I also am not sure how unions would feel about a boss/management/"The man" suggesting they unionize.

    ... it'd be much better if I owned my own business.

    Universities already have their own pseudo version in my experience as no one ever gets fired, even when they absolutely should.

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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    I've often thought about that. If/when I get to a true management position, I want to make sure I do everything I can to promote unionization. Not for me, but so that everyone knows their worth and power. I don't know how to square dealing with poor employees, but.. well, I work at a university, we're horrible at that as is. I also am not sure how unions would feel about a boss/management/"The man" suggesting they unionize.

    ... it'd be much better if I owned my own business.

    Universities already have their own pseudo version in my experience as no one ever gets fired, even when they absolutely should.

    it's almost like lazy/bad managers are everywhere....

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    If obscure internet community drama has taught me anything, it's the fandoms can germinate around basically anything, and those fandoms can turn toxic for no reason at all.

    To paraphrase an XKCD comic, subcultures and fandoms are infinitely fractal
    Naphtali wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    how can a channel about computer parts have.......... a fan base????????

    i hate everything

    that's just how cults of personality work my dude

    meanwhile, we exist on a forum for a webcomic. the wheel turns

    although as near as I can tell everyone here is "oh yeah those guys, I guess they own these forums? whatever" at best and "fuck the penny arcade guys" at worst so

    I wonder what is going down in the universe where the PA guys' attempt at making a Smosh/RoosterTeeth/etc-style gaming media empire actually took off, what wild controversies and dramas we'd have gotten

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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    Athenor wrote: »
    I've often thought about that. If/when I get to a true management position, I want to make sure I do everything I can to promote unionization. Not for me, but so that everyone knows their worth and power. I don't know how to square dealing with poor employees, but.. well, I work at a university, we're horrible at that as is. I also am not sure how unions would feel about a boss/management/"The man" suggesting they unionize.

    ... it'd be much better if I owned my own business.

    Universities already have their own pseudo version in my experience as no one ever gets fired, even when they absolutely should.

    it's almost like lazy/bad managers are everywhere....

    Education is more rife with them from my anecdotal experience. The most toxic manager I had who nearly destroyed my friend's life because he dared try to get out from under her was actively protected, despite never doing anything and mostly just making up bullshit violations/writeups so you could never go anywhere else in the university.

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    KarlKarl Registered User regular
    Buyers of Bored Ape NFTs sue after digital apes turn out to be bad investment
    The Sotheby's auction house has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by investors who regret buying Bored Ape Yacht Club NFTs that sold for highly inflated prices during the NFT craze in 2021. A Sotheby's auction duped investors by giving the Bored Ape NFTs "an air of legitimacy... to generate investors' interest and hype around the Bored Ape brand," the class-action lawsuit claims.

    Absolute

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    DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist I swear! Registered User regular
    Though in fairness they're right, Sotheby's was definitely in on the grift and should be responsible for whatever the court hits them with.

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