A brief bit on Linus
It’s entirely possible all those comments are mine. And to confirm, in my opinion yes he is a bell or something. I don’t want that misrepresented as popular opinion; i don’t know or care what the general publics feelings about him are, as i don’t know those people and therefore struggle to relate to them at a contextual level.
i don’t have an issue with the content so much as his delivery. I couldn’t have a conversation with someone who speaks like that, it feels like he’s a kids TV presenter in the 80s and he kept figuring he’d do another line because no one can tell.
Unfortunately his videos frequently crop up if i search for certain things, and then there’ll be 20-30 seconds of the information i’m looking for surrounded by endless banal shit.
watch the first five seconds of this and tell me that’s how human beings behave:
the guys a fucking lunatic. it’s like he’s read that human beings sometimes use hand gestures, facial expressions, or emphasise particular words, and he’s just randomly throwing all those things together on the assumption that if he just keeps doing it and speaking at a quick-but-not-too fast pace no one will fucking notice.
Stop gently putting your hand on the thing you’re talking about; you’re standing next to it in a video specifically about it, i don’t need the frequent reinforcement that that is the thing you say it is. It’s like when a TV chef refers to an ingredient and has to show you a pre-prepared bowl of it, lift/tilt it to the camera or make a physical gesture with it. If someone doesn’t know what fucking eggs look like or what colour flour/salt/sugar are then you’re not targeting the right audience.
I suspect a lot of this comes from the patronising attitude that a lot of instructional material chooses to take, especially if that attitude is maintained long term, as that indicates you’re teaching people stuff but they’re not learning anything, or you’re assuming they’re not, so you explain the same things repeatedly.
All the reading stats out, most of which are never referenced to by the thing the ‘guide’ is actually about, it’s just a guy rambling through a list of specs for the sake of appearing intelligent, but that’s shit anyone can read off a page, so the intelligence on show is ‘being able to google and read aloud’.
That video’s one of the few i’ve sat through so i could get some example BIOS settings that make up some 60-90 seconds of the 15 minute video.
Again, S:N is shot to hell, there’s too much in the video that’s of little relevance (very few overclockers are first time overclockers, and even fewer try their first overclocking on relatively high-end hardware). the sooner something learns to parse all the useful information out of the internet into an easily engaged (natural language, or at least wolfram alpha) form the better.
admit? He’s intentionally made it that. it didn’t develop into what it is by accident, and he didn’t do it so he could put food on people’s tables, he did it to get more than he had for himself. that’s greed. The fact he’s put effort in doesn’t make that not greed, that’s how greedy people satisfy their greed. the fact it pays other people doesn’t change that, that’s something greedy people use to deflect attention from their greed.
because it’s impossible for a greedy person to get enough money? of course he can, he has multiple options available where he could check out and leave the business intact and the people employed. Find a suitable buyer, find someone suitable to run the business in his stead while retaining ownership, partner with suitable people/businesses that can provide whatever he feels he needs relief from that’s necessary for the businesses survival. All of those things can be found, and the more money he’d be willing to sacrifice into that equation the more he’s likely to get out of it (might find a better owner by lowering the price, paying more for a better person to run the business). What he can’t do is maximise his own financial gain while maintaining control and responsibility while also backing out so he’s not having to do whatever it is that makes it difficult or challenging for him. Which is fair enough.
To be clear, this isn’t a personal attack, i feel like you’re trying to engender sympathy for the guy, and i’m really struggling to see why? Has he said he’s ‘had enough’, or indicated that he doesn’t enjoy every minute/dollar of it, or that it’s taking some toll on him that he isn’t willingly undertaking because of the benefits to himself of continuing to do so? The video you linked here isn’t a guide or tutorial, it’s an advert for a specific data recovery product. Did he do that because he felt he had a responsibility to, or did he do it for the money?
Also, i try to keep my ZiiP experience (along with every other experience in my life) as ad-free as possible.
Do you not have access to any other mac you could plug it into? I’ve not had to recover a disk on osx but looking for recommendations had be suggests Disk Drill(which looks ok but is $89; less than the couple of hundred quid option but probably still not too appealing). Have you suggested they could pay for professional recovery and then given them the ‘this is the cost of not having sufficient backups’ talk?
I know it’s not helpful, but if you like take some solace in the fact recovering an ntfs partition from an external drive on a mac can also be a real pain right up until you install windows.