No BS Podcast #200: Epic Videocast Edition

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joeyjr

Great job for the first video podcast!! I enjoyed seeing some of the stuff as you were talking about it.
FYI episode #150... was done just not aired.

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tobz173

Nm

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rc23robert

Got a link to the battlefield montage ?

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steven4570

here it is

youtube.com/watch?v=bydGoAdvmZo

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buttersoft

26:50+ Josh grows bored, or just doesn't like Gordon, then blows him off. What was that about?

Time for some overseas giveaways too, pls!

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joshnorem

I think I was just looking at the next topic and getting ready to move on is all. 

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Bittersweet

The video cast was great. Ripping the audio content out of it, or just listening to the audio portion, is easy enough for those who don't want to, or can't watch the video. More important, I think, are the commercial possibilities of a video cast. Video just seems like a more appropriate format for a commercial for say, a high end video card, than audio alone.

Some of the equipment looks like it is more for audio than video. The headphones with the cords all over the place looks a bit goofy. Perhaps on the next MPC No BS video cast, the staff can review some decent headsets. We don't want Gordon tethered or restricted in any way during his rants.

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Insula Gilliganis

Some random comments after first listening to the podcast then watching it on YouTube..

- No video podcast is needed.. waste of bandwidth just to watch talking heads. Sorry but nothing EPIC about it!!

-I went back to read the comment I wrote for episode 1 (about how many of the voices sounded the same so everyone should identify themselves when speaking) and found out that NONE of my comments or any comments from 2007 were there.. all had been replaced by nonsense comments from 2011.. what happened?? Same thing happened to the comments for episodes 2-7 as well!!

- I wrote the following comment in the Podcast 195 section but it still applies..

"Don't want to hear about NEW contests until you actually announce winners of the almost 2 YEAR OLD "Photo Awesome #29: Gordon Mah Ung Uses an iPad" caption contest where "the five funniest will get Maximum PC coins or t-shirts". Why no winners??"

Josh did write this comment.. "We'll be announcing the contest winner today or Monday. It's confirmed, signed and sealed. We're just waiting for one last shoe to drop, sorry for the delays.".. but apparently whatever he was referring to wasn't concerning the "Photo Awesome #29: Gordon Mah Ung Uses an iPad" caption contest!!

Also, why does the new contest only apply to FB members.. apparently those of us who don't want to be assimilated can't win anything around here!! And why does Josh only read comments from iTunes and none from the podcast comment section??

- Gordon said.. "Windows 8 already.. has greater market share than every new Macintosh sold".. well, DUH!! But since Gordon only thinks in terms of the desktop, what really matters is what OSes are being used throughout the day, not just when using a desktop/laptop.. as I wrote in the comment section of Podcast 196.. "Does Gordon still think it is 2003 when Microsoft had 96% of the "Global Market Share of Personal Computing Platforms by Operating Systems Shipments"? There is now a lot of "everything else" out there since that 96% has now shrunk to 35% (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OLjJIdV2ouU/UMl3XKhme9I/AAAAAAAAK7I/_-mA0j3Ltoc/s1600/WinTel+Market+Share+-+Mary+Meeker.png) with iOS and Android having 45%.

Here are some other stats showing that, while still overwhelmingly dominant, the Windows OS is slowly shrinking in usage..

http://www.netmarketshare.com/os-market-share.aspx?qprid=9
-all Windows versions.. May, 2012 - 84.83%.. March, 2013 - 80.45%; Macintosh held steady during the same time frame from 6.09% to 6.07%.. iOS went from 4.87% to 7.37% and Andriod from 1.53% to 2.98%

http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_os.asp
-all Windows version.. Dec, 2012 - 83.8%.. March, 2013 - 83.0%; Macintosh went from 8.7% to 9.5% during the same time frame; Linux held at 4.7%

- Gordon: "I'd love to see numbers from Dell, HP, the real big boys" http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57578914-92/pcs-hit-by-an-ugly-quarterly-drop-as-windows-8-flops/ "HP, Dell, and Acer again posted steep declines. For HP, its shipments tumbled 24 percent globally and 23 percent in the U.S., according to IDC and Gartner. The latter noted HP's shipment decline was the worst since its acquisition of Compaq in 2003. The numbers from Gartner and IDC typically are similar, but they differed greatly in one regard: Apple. IDC said its shipments slid 7.5 percent as the iPad hurt sales of its computers. But Gartner said Apple's sales rose 7.4 percent..

- Gordon: "My argument is that you have no choice.. what are you going to do?" From the cnet.com report in the above paragraph.. "For Samsung, part of its success comes from Chromebooks. Such devices, based on Google's Chrome operating system, remain a small part of the market, but they continue to grow each quarter" Yes Gordon, there are other choices and people are moving slowly towards them.

- Gordon: "It's not because it is a great OS.. one day you will be looking at a headline on MaximumPC going Windows 8 market share outnumbers every single copy of OSX and Linux install base out there.. there will be a FIXED version of Windows 8" Gordon so reminds me of a horse and buggy builder in 1910 who sees more and more automobiles on the road but since he is still selling a decent amount of buggies thinks his future is secure because the horse and buggy has been around so long and it takes a lot of effort to save $ to buy a car as well as then learn how to drive it. Yes Gordon, we have had desktop machines running a Microsoft OS for the past 30 years but that doesn't mean it is going to continue being that way. Most people are going to continue to interact more and more with phones, tablets, watches, glasses, etc and less & less with desktops. That is really what the "post-PC" era means.. not the total disappearance of the desktop but their replacement as the center of our computer lifes

-The truest comment said on the podcast.. Dave Murphy IS AWESOME!!

-Get Steve Gibson's SPINRITE program to help revive a "broken" hard drive.. this does what Josh described in that it keeps trying to read all the sectors over a long period of time

-Josh is right that you don't REALLY have a backup of anything until you have atleast 3 copies of it, each stored at a different location

-An all STAR WARS discussion podcast wouldn't be "hundreds of hours" long Gordon!! If every MaxPC podcast had even 15 minutes of Star Wars content, after 200 podcasts that would only be only 50 hours.. and in reality there is probably only 2 or 3 hrs of Gordon talking about Star Wars. In fact, there probably hasn't been more than 400 hours of total MaxPC podcast content made and that is assuming each podcast was 2 hrs long, which most if not all haven't been. More likely there is about 300 hrs of the podcast available.. and that is stretched out over a bit past 6 years

- I wrote this in the Podcast 183 comment section.. "Prediction.. Tested.com's podcast will get to #200 (currently on #111) before MaxPC does.. prove me wrong MaxPC!" MaxPC did prove me wrong.. mostly by Nathan leaving and someone smart enough to hire Josh back. If Nathan was still in charge of the podcast, it would be at #187 or so!! Tested got close.. made to 165 before MaxPC got to 200!!

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DoctorX

awesome! more!

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granzlam

Keep up the video! Love it!! Great first effort!!! Where the lighting could be better, you cut away to on topic images which was very nice (and takes time to do). There are so many times in the past you were describing what's happening in the room or what you're looking at, it's great to now see it. The wrapper incident was just hilarious...even better because we could see it.

For me you under-promised and over-delivered!

Awesome job!!!

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DRAGONWEEZEL

ahh reminds me of episode 100....

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Cube

Wow I didn't know the Gordon's rant guy was japanese.

Oh and I was reading old maxi PC issue and notice they used to do reviews of 3d programs like 3d studio max and maya they should bring that back...

http://books.google.com/books?id=3QEAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT107&dq=3d+studio+max&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0z9vUcG0MaTfyAG_5YHIBQ&ved=0CEgQ6AEwAg

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The Mac

Since you guys were talking about AMD Malta, check this out:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Radeon-HD-7990-Malta-Engineering-Sample-/121096253149?autorefresh=true&maxbid=250.00&nma=true&si=N7CUZ9a4lDWcdIRWUKptyUWLtRM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

frightening really....

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AFDozerman

Wow. That's pathetic.

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The Mac

The only explanation i can think of is there is some weird collectors market for engineering samples..

otherwise, im at a loss..

edit: looks like it could be a marketing ploy by AMD

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182861

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AFDozerman

Seems most likely

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azuza001

So seriously, what happened to Podcast 150? You guys mentioned it which peaked my interest but I didn't find an answer online to this question. Or is Podcast #150 your Star Wars Christmas Special?

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rb3m

What? No singing?

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Dark Blade

God this makes me feel old

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steven4570

that Battlefield video was hilarious.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

You guys SUCK

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AFDozerman

You know, you're an angry little fucker...

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praetor_alpha

Wow. So epic, it's an error!

Youtube fails. But I'm on FIOS, so this isn't surprising to me.

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briansun1

I am guessing the video is only on youtube.

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Craig-g

Regarding the the dude who asked if there was a service or app that could replace his low quality rips with high quality rips.

When the question was read I thought he was asking if there was a service that would actually replace his low quality rips with higher quality rips, not convert them.

No idea what it's like, but if you pay for iTunes match it will try replace your low quality rips with the higher quality version they use on the iTunes store if they can. It will be aac though, not mp3.

Not sure what it's like. I just remember a few stories talking about it when it was released.

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rsnation

Love the podcast, but I would like to point out that this is actually the 199th episode. We never did get episode #150...

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lindethier

Hot diggety, this is awesome! Keep up the good work guys!

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azuza001

Cool, but the first thought I had is "please let there still be a regular audio cast" lol. I listen to your podcasts on the way to work and a video-only cast would not be a good thing so thank you for remembering both. Keep up the good work, we want MORE GORDON!

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The Mac

its in audio only as well

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azuza001

Yea, I know. Thats why I said thank you for remembering both as in both audio and video.

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