• Haui
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    11 months ago

    I think it’s sad. All of it. Linus projected an image of a friendly geek when the channel was smaller. The first cracks I saw in that image appeared after covid in which I assume the channel (just as the rest of youtube) grew extremely.

    Since then I noticed „slip ups“ where he went edgy and kind of lost part of his friendliness. I assumed it was because he was overwhelmed with his job as ceo since that job takes a heavy toll. I know from experience.

    But the fact that he (and his wife and the new ceo) didn’t do anything against the obvious transgressions that were carried out under his watch (against this vendor as well as former employees, some of which have posted on youtube) is his (their) responsibility.

    It’s just sad to see them making the same mistakes (being careless in the wrong department) as others before them.

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      11 months ago

      For me it was visit to Louis Rossman https://youtube.com/watch?v=Shn7LdIrViQ

      Truth is, I didn’t know of Linus than, was only fan of Louis, but the way Linus was acting throughout that video was just unpleasant for me. I wouldn’t wanna be in Louis’ shoes than.

      Second was recently in that Linux challenge where, I was convinced, he was working hard to find that bug and show to everyone how bas he is. His complaint of Linux was that it allowed him to delete software Linux told him not to delete. Yeah… cool.

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        Yes, the first one is familiar. I was kind of ok with it at the time but linus‘ condescending demeanor was kind of already obvious. I wrote it off at the time since I‘m autistic and also often get told I come across condescending. There you see why people need labels… we wouldn’t take it as personal if he was openly autistic (which I believe he is).

        I didnt see the linux challenge but I saw when he wanted to change his gaming pc. Was it that? I would love if was more positive towards open source and stuff. But he‘s on the other side of the fence I suppose.

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          11 months ago

          Yes Linux Gaming or Linux Daily chalenge, not sure right now but it generated a lot of discussion on the net.

          He might be autustic or not, at that time I was giving it a pass since both of them were awkward, but with current discussion I remembered it immediately which is my instict telling me there is a connection.

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            11 months ago

            Yes, I agree. I had that exact feeling as well. At the time it seemed ok but it immediately popped into my head when I heard „condescending“.

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        11 months ago

        With that video you’re reading into things that aren’t there. Linus is acting it up and Louis looks a bit shy but definitely enjoying the experience.

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          11 months ago

          Yes, that is just mine subjective feeling as someone, at the time, not knowing of LTT but loving Louis.

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            11 months ago

            I think that was Linus being an awkward nerd. I think Louis also mentiond Linus does things differently from him where he did a lot of retakes, which Louis doesn’t really do. So Linus probably came off more awkward and weird probably having to cut that down and do more one shots being a guest and all. He’s better speaker now than back then. And he’s obviously out of his element compared to Louis here, so adding to the awkwardness.

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              11 months ago

              Yes they were both aweful, but somehow Linus got out of that video looking better than Louis.

              Louis was the guest, he needs to end up looking good. It is not only recording but montage too.

              I remember Louis was defending Linus from people seeing it as bad representation, so this is just my own private opinion - Louis didn’t want to go to war with much more popular Linus, that’s when his channel exploded in popularly.

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        11 months ago

        As someone who drives Linux on my gaming PC I hated his Linux videos. In all fairness I don’t really like either distro he tried but at the end of the day you hand the average person Linux mint and they will be fine imo

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          11 months ago

          My parents and girlfriend have no problem with Mint, if anything else it is easier than Winfows.

          I was convinced they gave their best to find what to break, and I get it they generated a lot of ‘engagement’.

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        11 months ago

        Remember he went to China with that dude who put a usb on a iPhone?

        Yeah again true colours