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Old 04-02-16, 06:55 PM
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Ok. Now I fully understand what was/is happening. I did notice a change when he started making silly jokes and putting on more and more advertising.
I thought Patreon was for folks who really needed the money to help them get off the ground or get something started. For Linus, this seems to be just another revenue stream. Ah well. capitalism at it's best.
And that's the crux. In the eyes of our society he's not doing anything wrong and is simply taking full advantage of capitalism.

It's not something I would do. Not that I've ever not asked for anything (don't ask don't get) so yeah, certainly nothing wrong in what he's doing.

People won't like it but you can't please them all.

As I said before (being dead philosophical and everything) the higher you climb the further you have to fall. The PC market is still in recession (especially in countries like Taiwan where it really matters) so we could still see a crash like we saw in the 80s. If that happens he will be screwed.

I hope he has a back up plan, though if he really is earning what it sounds like he is he may not need one, providing he uses his brains.

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Old 04-02-16, 08:19 PM
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His videos are racist ? Can't say I've noticed that
Cringeworthy racist to his asian employers one of them doesn't speak english very well...


FFS his wife is asian too, I mean, what the heck.
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Old 04-02-16, 08:47 PM
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I remember a while back when TTL and Linus did a video together. I thought that was good and wondered why they didn't do more of them. Although i realize their schedules must be busy. Seems like TTL kept on with the tech info, getting more and more deep. I don't know about Linus. His vids. are not as interesting as before. I could be me, though.
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I remember a while back when TTL and Linus did a video together. I thought that was good and wondered why they didn't do more of them. Although i realize their schedules must be busy. Seems like TTL kept on with the tech info, getting more and more deep. I don't know about Linus. His vids. are not as interesting as before. I could be me, though.
Or the huge time difference between Canada and the UK.
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Or the huge time difference between Canada and the UK.
Yeah.
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Or the huge time difference between Canada and the UK.
Isn't Canada on EST? so -5hrs?

It's not that bad. Our clocks change at different times too, so at certain times of the year it's only -4hrs.
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Old 04-02-16, 09:49 PM
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Isn't Canada on EST? so -5hrs?

It's not that bad. Our clocks change at different times too, so at certain times of the year it's only -4hrs.
I could be wrong, but I believe Linus is on the West coast. If I am correct, that is about 3k miles and at least 3 or 4 time zones from the east coast
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Old 05-02-16, 10:16 AM
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If that statsheep is to be believed.. wtf happend on the 12th Jan, and 14th Jan?

2016-01-12 -131,823 2,251,931 -- 505,200,133 --
2016-01-13 +3,324 2,120,108 -- 472,511,896 --
2016-01-14 +139,123 2,123,432 +39,447,311 472,511,896 $19,724 - $78,895

That must be a glitch?
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There is one more diabolical possibility. If he spun Super Fun outside the Linus Media Group, he could potentially funnel money back into to Patrion to that account and get a tax write off for a charitable donation. Suckering other people into giving him more money is just a perk for him.
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There is one more diabolical possibility. If he spun Super Fun outside the Linus Media Group, he could potentially funnel money back into to Patrion to that account and get a tax write off for a charitable donation. Suckering other people into giving him more money is just a perk for him.
^^ that, all of that
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