50 Comments

  1. MichalPlays on November 19, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    1:37 Well, I guess that I’m the lucky one who has root access on my phone out of the box XD
    I own (probably) the first "smartphone" that came with Linux by default and was manufactured by a Finnish company, that manufactured a small weapon of death, that could kill everyone, who got hit by it. Of course, I’m speaking about Nokia.

    The Nokia N900 came with Linux and I was even able to install different Linux distribution on it and make it run the latest Linux kernel ^^

    Definitely a better phone than the Google/Apple Spybricks that are so common nowadays XD
    Only limitation is that I have to use a portable Huawei wifi router in order to get 5G connectivity on this phone



  2. Empress Lithia on November 19, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    I’m quite confident that I could replace my phone with a notebook, as I only use it to log my observations, track tasks, set reminders and update my calendar, but your remark on the habit one develops when faced with nothing to do really hit home for me. I imagine that without a phone to sink my attention, I would quickly look for something to do and I would probably be better, stronger, more productive.



  3. antique premium on November 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I heard Android is Linux with a Java Runtime. Is that true? How the fudgenutter does a motherfucker build a computer that doesn’t allow the user Root Access? What, are you making Kids Toys nigga? Trynna keep a boi from his trap porn? BOI.



  4. Wabbi on November 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I’m gonna lose some nerd cred here, but I have an iPhone. I only really use it for work, the only non work people who have the number are my siblings. I keep the thing on shelf at home and dont interact with it 90% of the time. I’ve thought about getting something like 3310, but… I have to use authenticator for work, and having the hotspot for in the field work is really nice.



  5. Icar-us on November 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    You really should make a video/ write a guide for living by your ideals. The guide would contain stuff like this; finding a balance between privacy and practicality. You could include stuff like this as well as general rules/ axioms to try to follow when practical. I find myself getting closer and closer to actually having to "adult", and I worry quite a bit about how my decision to keep my privacy may affect living as and adult. I feel like a good portion of your audience may be in this same position.



  6. hunter0one on November 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Smart phones are the problem, not cell phones. I just need something to call with.



  7. George Papageorgopoulos on November 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Nokia 3310:

    I can call my parents and have 16GB of music on an microSD. 😀



  8. MathWorlds on November 19, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    First thing you should do is to give the example and not record this video using a fucking cellphone. Actually stop calling it cellphone, call it sm*rtphone (or smartshits as I call them). They are different things you know?



  9. Michael Baron on November 19, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    That "losing boredom" is why I meditate. Embrace the Self; yourself



  10. Quest n'Achievement on November 19, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    They didnt give us framebuffer access
    (no such device)

    their kernel even reboot for no reason when tried to run GNU stuff on it( android)

    their vendor blobs is not able to run on linux environment (libs copied)



  11. Mickey Macaco on November 19, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    08:50 I’ve been there, too.

    I plan to visit a library again soon. It’ll likely be one I’ve never visited before. I need to read something I haven’t already read.



  12. MathWorlds on November 19, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    People are mindless. They don’t mind as long as they get on-site easy gossip.



  13. Red Phoenix on November 19, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    @1:42 I can have barebone system without Google apps by using a custom rom. I guess you could sideload a browser that is unrelated to Google and download Fdroid as a open source webstore but your Android device would lose a lot of functionality – e. g. an integrated safety measure which scans suspicious apps – and some really good apps aren’t available on Fdroid and require Google apps. You can limit your exposure by installing the bare minimum of Google apps. No one needs root access if a custom rom is installed.



  14. Raghav Rao on November 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism is a much longer version of this video



  15. candra ismail on November 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    well there is this tool called adb and you could delete any aplication on your phone without root. many tech savy people avoided root because theyllose their warranty so they just disable or put their app in one folder and forget about kt



  16. Crux161 on November 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Such….. beard……. 🤤



  17. Headhunter_FRANK on November 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Benny Harvey RIP. Gone but not forgotten. You’ll be missed, big fella.



  18. Red Phoenix on November 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    @0:27 You seem to be against the Dollar Shave Club too. 🙁



  19. Nelson Atema on November 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    corpuscular?



  20. Gaydolf Hitler on November 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    XDA forums are literelly the most retarded places on the planet.



  21. Clocked on November 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Here I am watching this on my cellphone…



  22. Robert Crawford on November 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I use iphone Se. I buy used phone. I use it for voice calls and text mgs. I watch Youtube on it. The camera is not a big thing to me.



  23. Jewish Spy on November 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Thx luke



  24. brickedmyphone on November 19, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    But I need my cell phone to fap to extreme loli spongebob x scooby doo x charmander hentai in the bathroom without my parents yelling at me >:(((((((



  25. arian vc on November 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    "Boredom is really mental freedom, it’s you being able to think about the thoughts that are gonna come to your head" – Luke Smith, 2018
    So true!



  26. IO9802 on November 19, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    I watch luke for new vocab
    ur moms cre·pus·cu·lar



  27. Shane Null on November 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Termux! Root!



  28. Not Your business on November 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I use a Nokia 106. I had an Android phone before…… yes it is useful and convenient, but I realised that I actually hated it.
    I broke it, got myself the Nokia and I am quite happy, don’t wanna go back.



  29. Marauder in Chief on November 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    One buys a Windows PC, installs linux, get Sudo… buy a phone root it and you have admin.rights.Its complex but so is installing Linux and thereafter Sudo!



  30. jorge dlg on November 19, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    nice sky!



  31. alefnull on November 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    "cellphones aren’t really that useful"
    you know, unless you need to make a phone call…



  32. Paul Smith on November 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    "Now, of course, I own a cell phone *knuckle clap* in fact, I-I’m recording this on a cell phone right now. Cell phones come with very good, uh, ya’ know, very good resolution, uh, very good, uh, ya’ know, mega-pixels, *hand gesture/clap* many mega-pixels."



  33. Simon on November 19, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I run a Varg distro on all my phonies



  34. InactivePhoenix on November 19, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t like cell phones but I feel like it’s too late to go back. My boss expects me to text her and other employees on the job for keeping everyone in the loop, I have colleagues that insist on coordinating time sensitive things through mobile apps, if I don’t reply to certain friends throughout the day they take it personally and the friendship suffers, and my job would be much harder without on the spot access to the internet. Maybe I need to look into free and open alternatives in the mobile computing space?



  35. chespokotota on November 19, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    We need to develop phone discipline more than totally avoiding them becase unless you have a passive income or something you qre going to need them anyways.



  36. bob smith on November 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    That’s the library at Arizona State University



  37. arkadianriver on November 19, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    A lovely southern cicada evening



  38. One No on November 19, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Cell phone ≠ smart phone



  39. Junix Xu on November 19, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    But, I need a cell phone: book tickets, pay in supermarkets, Calendar, to do list, take notes(voice to words) anywhere, etc. I need a small gadget to do these; Just a mini computer, I don’t care the form, the efficiency is most important



  40. Allan Frasheri on November 19, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    My Phone broke a few days ago, I started playing the guitar for a few hours a day and finished a book in that time. What the fuck, was Uncle Ted right?



  41. Bodzioslav on November 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    You can also use custom android ROMs with limited or no gapps at all but the process of installing them depends on your phone vendor. Same goes for rooting.
    My best smarthopne experience was with Nexus 4, no locks at all, I just got Cyanogenmod/LineageOS package with root and minimal gapps setup and I felt happy with it. No ads, no bullshit.



  42. Tobias Stamenkovic on November 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Yo mate, check out MicroG and noGApps. Give your handset the freedom it deserves. :p



  43. Web Dog on November 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    t. 30 year old boomer



  44. Dustin Albright on November 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Lmafo



  45. Seeking A Great Perhaps on November 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    I think the problem with cell phones is for some reason every human being in existence has completely forgotten that they have an off switch.

    You *can* turn your phone off. You can carry it with you and just leave it the hell off until you need it.

    And then set the expectation with acquaintances that you are simply not available 24/7 and may have to wait.

    As to your comment about the reflex to grab the phone when you have a quantum of free time, when it’s off, you have to boot the thing.

    And frankly if I’m in a waiting room at some doctor’s office I’m booting that shit up.

    But if I’m waiting to cross the street, probably not.

    I like cell phones. It’s the actualization of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy plus a whole lot more. I’m just not in favor of kneeling before it like a golden calf, but it is really, really easy not to do that.



  46. Mamat Serdang on November 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    The only reason I use cell phone is to get connected to the internet. It’s the only way to get connected here or use a 3g or 4g modem.



  47. Alexei Fiodorovich on November 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Watching this on a Cellphone



  48. fghsgh on November 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Well the warranty for my phone was only valid in India (not where I live) so I installed LineageOS with root.



  49. Adnan Baig on November 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Librem 5! 🙂 Just gotta wait till my contract runs out.



  50. Ms Morrison on November 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    I hate these things! Me and my boyfriend find ourselves turning it off on the weekends.