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Now displaying: September, 2020
Sep 28, 2020

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Timestamps (Courtesy of Michael O'Brien):
00:00:00 - Stream Start!
00:00:03 - Don't refresh the live page!
00:00:11 - Welcome to the WAN Show!
00:00:22 - Topic #1: NVIDIA's Bonched Launch (Jump to 00:07:57)
00:00:52 - Topic #2: Microsoft Buys ZeniMax (Jump to 01:03:04)
00:01:28 - Note #1: Big NAVI to RTX 3080? (Jump to 01:25:54)
00:01:41 - Note #2: Spotify, Tile, ProtonMail, and Basecamp v Apple (Jump to 01:26:02)
00:02:07 - Intro
00:02:58 - Unofficial Topic #1: World's Hottest LAN Party
00:03:54 - Problems with running @ TjMax
00:05:44 - How is might work
00:07:57 - Topic #1: NVIDIA's Bonched Launch
00:08:18 - Stock availability, no fancy packaging, et al.
00:09:53 - That one time Linus ordered OEM packaging
00:12:49 - Does NewEgg still do pre-builds?
00:13:35 - Warehouse anecdote
00:15:11 - LMG's company philosophy (It's and "OT" topic)
00:18:18 - Unofficial Topic #2: Story Time with Luke & Linus
00:18:18 - Luke's & Linus' complimentary anecdote
00:20:47 - Until you're a boss...
00:24:01 - Luke's wising up with age
00:26:09 - Linus was a bully?
00:27:44 - Was Luke ever a bully?
00:29:44 - Back on Topic #1, take 1
00:29:50 - NVIDIA's store's website leaking personal info
00:30:01 - AIB cards crashing
00:31:51 - Anthony. On the WAN Show. Why hasn't this officially happened?
00:34:04 - AIB's selling slower cards on purpose
00:34:44 - Unofficial Topic #3: No, Anthony was not driving
00:35:05 - CEOs on interpersonal relationships
00:36:47 - Why CEO's have to be careful
00:38:52 - Luke hasn't met new staff
00:39:20 - Back on Topic #1, take 2
00:40:16 - Why Linus & Anthony didn't comment on 3090 pricing
00:41:55 - "Marketed a workstation card to gamers"
00:43:38 - The type that buys an RTX-3090-class card
00:50:04 - 8K Gaming = 1st gen RTX?
00:51:57 - Does it matter? Would you buy it?
00:53:43 - What would Luke do?
00:55:36 - Review the $30K TV?
00:58:20 - Which GPU would Linus buy?
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01:03:04 - Topic #2: Microsoft Buys ZeniMax
01:03:14 - "7.5 BILLION...actually a gargantuan number"
01:05:55 - Exclusives vs Independent Developers
01:07:28 - Nintendo = $11B cash on hand + Nintendo Land
01:09:02 - Unofficial Topic #4: More Story Time w/ Linus & Luke
01:10:53 - Back on Topic #2
01:11:25 - What could happen with Gaming in the future as a result?
01:13:26 - Dreamhaven - Quality - $$$
01:16:16 - What should they plan to not do...
01:17:28 - CD Projekt Red?
01:19:00 - Is this the "Netflix" model for Microsoft?
01:20:50 - Xbox naming convention rant
01:25:54 - Note #1: Big NAVI to RTX 3080?
01:26:02 - Note #2: Spotify, Tile, ProtonMail, and Basecamp v Apple
01:27:12 - lttstore.com new merch item
01:27:28 - Look at this guy with this beard! (I think Linus might keep his)
01:27:41 - Sweater models! *Note 9 not included
01:28:20 - Buy 2
01:29:36 - Branding is intentionally subtle
01:32:17 - Super-Trash-Chats! (My wording)
01:32:23 - WAN Show VOD on Floatplane
01:34:17 - Work effort @ minimum wage jobs
01:38:17 - Show's Over! Goodbye!
01:38:24 - Outro!

Sep 21, 2020

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Timestamps: (Courtesy of Michael O'Brien)
00:00:00 - Stream Start!
00:00:04 - Hey, what's up guys!?
00:00:15 - Topic #3: Apple Fall Event (Jump to 00:39:41)
00:00:19 - Topic #2: RTX 3080 & Scalping (Jump to 00:16:15)
00:00:26 - Topic #4: PS5 Pricing Announcement (Jump to 00:51:47)
00:00:55 - Topic #5: TikTok & WeChat Banned ( not covered )
00:01:04 - Topic #1: NVIDIA Kills SLI (Jump to 00:03:11)
00:01:36 - Intro
00:02:14 - Unofficial Topic #1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Passing
00:03:11 - Topic #1: NVIDIA Kills SLI
00:03:46 - And that is a kill steal, time of death, cause fo death
00:05:51 - Bummed Linus, but why?
00:07:01 - Compared to NVLink
00:08:34 - What is actually happening
00:10:33 - Games with native support
00:11:33 - Why should this not matter, practically
00:13:51 - Big vs little x 2
00:15:00 - Inte Xe ("ex-ee", not "zee") note
00:16:15 - Topic #2: Scalping w/ RTX 3080
00:16:33 - Hardware Canucks' response
00:17:25 - Linus' Good 'Ole Days as an NCIS Product Manager
00:21:51 - TechTuber's responses & reason
00:24:11 - Community of End User's response
00:27:33 - Manufacturer's expectations over the years
00:29:33 - Reviewer & "Buddy" promotion of new products
00:30:27 - lttstore.com - RGB Keyboard T-Shirts - Limited Edition
00:32:23 - Maybe no LTX 2021
00:34:40 - LTT CPU T-Shirt prize winner update
00:35:48 - Sponsors!
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00:37:48 - MSA MAG B550 Tomahawk - Link in description
00:39:41 - Topic #3: Apple Fall Event
00:39:48 - Spec breakdown
00:40:33 - Apple vs Android
00:41:40 - Luke's pondering with Linus
00:44:04 - Tablets vs large phones & UX
00:46:08 - Use case of tablets today
00:47:58 - Apple Watch details + Linus' watch idea
00:50:56 - [Apple] Watch SE
00:51:47 - Topic #4: PS5 Pricing Announcement
00:51:47 - XBox vs PS5, who won? FIGHT!
00:53:03 - Linus BANS Luke
00:53:49 - Sony's Plan vs Microsoft's Plan
00:55:24 - Luke's counter argument
00:57:47 - Console + subscriptions costs
01:01:45 - Linus' take on consoles vs PC gaming
01:04:55 - Linus' thoughts on being a gamer
01:07:24 - Overall thoughts on console market positioning
01:08:39 - Speculation on Nintendo Switch Pro
01:12:03 - Note #1: TikTok & WeChat Banned
01:12:09 - Note #2: NVIDIA's ARM/Arm purchase
01:12:42 - Note #3: lttstore.com is hiring
01:13:55 - 6 positions are open for hiring
01:14:41 - pseudo-hiring for LTT forums
01:17:36 - Superchats!
01:18:45 - RTX 8000 Quadro vs RTX 3080
01:19:02 - LTT Merch = Linus' wardrobe?
01:20:51 - LMG Pizza Party Day!
01:22:07 - PS5 Game prices
01:22:45 - Bye!
01:22:47 - Outro!

Sep 14, 2020

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Timestamps (Courtesy of Michael O'Brien):
00:00:00 - Stream Start!
00:00:47 - Topic #2: Xbox Series X & S (Jump to 00:46:28)
00:01:11 - Topic #4: WD mislabels drives, in the wrong way (Jump to 01:17:06)
00:01:27 - Topic #3: AMD Event Announcement (Jump to 01:14:32)
00:01:34 - Topic #1: Linus' rant on missing Ampere (Jump to 00:03:00)
00:02:52 - Intro
00:03:00 - Topic #1: Linus on Ampere
00:21:33 - Unofficial Topic #1: Watercooled Chair
00:34:29 - Sponsors!
00:46:28 - Topic #2: Xbox Series X & S
01:14:32 - Topic #3: AMD Zen 3 & RDNA 2
01:17:06 - Topic #4: WD Labeling 7200 RPM drive as 5400 RPM
01:21:19 - Unofficial Topic #3: Linus' Tech Bounty program
01:29:50 - Superchats!
01:36:43 - Goodbye!
01:36:49 - Outro!

Sep 8, 2020

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Timestamps: (Courtesy of Michael O'Brien)
00:00:00 - Stream Start!
00:00:31 - Hello!
00:00:37 - Topic #1: Nvidia 3000 Series (Jump to 00:02:17)
00:01:03 - Topic #0: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 (*Not covered*)
00:01:12 - Topic #2: Intel Tiger Lake Announcement (Jump to 00:36:41)
00:01:22 - Topic #3: Super Mario Brothers 35th Anniversary (Jump to 00:42:12)
00:01:39 - Intro
00:02:17 - Topic #1: Ampere/RTX 3000
00:02:30 - General feature overview
00:04:49 - RTX 3090 Specs, $1499
00:06:31 - RTX 3080 Specs, $699
00:07:24 - 2000-series vs 3000-series pricing, new & used
00:09:42 - Release date recap
00:10:01 - CUDA core count, new = old
00:11:09 - By Our Powers Combined, lttstore.com
00:12:05 - RTX 3070 Specs, $499
00:16:35 - Release cycle duration vs performance uplift
00:18:14 - Release excitement vs Logic
00:21:22 - DigitalFoundry's benchmark flaw?
00:24:06 - Wait for reviews, then buy, skip the hype
00:26:21 - Riley's hot take
00:28:41 - Luke's conclusive summary
00:29:50 - Hot take on new features
00:32:42 - How many will use them?
00:33:49 - Convert to lttstore.com streaming
00:35:21 - Meme moment
00:36:42 - Topic #2: Intel Tiger Lake
00:37:18 - It's "ex-eee" graphics, not "zee"
00:38:14 - Project Athena product validation, by Intel
00:40:32 - Ambiguity around Intel's launch dates
00:42:12 - Topic #3: Super Mario Bros 35th Anniversary thingy!
00:42:42 - RC car you can drive via your Switch
00:43:18 - Channel Super Fun re-enactment?
00:46:05 - Super Mario 3D All Stars Packet bundle
00:49:24 - Sponsors!
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00:50:21 - Ridge Wallet - Offer code LINUS @ Ridge.com/Linus - 10% off
00:51:11 - MSI Vigor GK50 Elite - Link in the description
00:51:51 - Meme moment
00:51:57 - Unofficial Topic #1: Cats vs Dogs
00:53:36 - Unofficial Topic #2: Battery Free GameBoy
00:54:52 - What is it though?
00:59:15 - Unofficial Topic #3: Floatplane Live on App Store
01:00:42 - Dark Mode Everything
01:01:51 - Unofficial Topic #4: "Cyborg" pig
01:02:53 - FitBit in your skull
01:04:12 - Black Mirror ftw?
01:05:05 - Google's algorithms at work
01:07:12 - Riley's summation of Luke's comparison
01:11:07 - Superchats!
01:11:45 - Inception Nvidia 3000-series question
01:14:50 - Riley's mustache!
01:15:38 - Goodbye!
01:15:42 - Outro!

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