Sunday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Apple vs. Samsung verdict: It doesn’t matter – ZDNet
  2. Neowin: Best billion dollar ad-campaign Samsung ever had
  3. Harvard University: Flat lens offers a perfect image
  4. Social Barrel: New smart phone case by Pong claims to

    lessen radiation by up to 95% below safety standards

  5. ZDNet: How the new Windows 8 license terms affect you (downgrade rights)
  6. Linux 3.6 RC3
  7. VentureBeat: The White House releases its first open source app on Github
  8. Torchlight II release date to be announced on 8/31


Sunday

  1. 9to5Mac: Tim Cook tells Apple employees that legal victory ‘is about values
  2. KitGuru’s exclusive interview with Kingston regional director Ann Keefe
  3. Bornrich: $2 million Dark Knight-themed custom home theater
  4. NCIX: Save on shipping with select Antec products

Mobile

  1. Bloomberg: Samsung facing product delays after Apple wins U.S. jury verdict
  2. Confirmed at AllThingsD: New iPad mini to debt in

    October, after latest Apple iPhone’s September bow

  3. Neowin: Microsoft Surface spotted in the wild and

    Windows Phone exec thinks the OS is “looking gooooood

  4. VR-Zone: LG Optimus G E973 leaked images
  5. Tbreak on why Windows Phone 8 will fail
  6. ThinkComputers posts a guide to being productive on Android

Software

  1. The Register: Has cash corrupted open source?
  2. ITworld: Raise a glass to Linux
  3. Linux Mint 14 “Nadia
  4. Linux User & Developer: Ubuntu 12.04.1 out now, 10.04 users prompted to update
  5. CCleaner v3.22.1800
  6. Announcing Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1
  7. Muktware on Manjaro Linux: Arch Linux for newbies
  8. Linux notes from DarkDuck: Is Fedora 17 GNOME really a miracle?

Gaming

  1. KitGuru visits the UK’s largest gaming festival, i46
  2. playXBLA: Happy Wars will offer free online

    battles for all Xbox Live Gold members

  3. Guild Wars II Digital Deluxe Upgrade
  4. Tbreak tries out Aido’s new PC games download service
  5. TweakTown reviews Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360)

Hardware

  1. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – graphic win size
  2. VR-Zone’s Asus ROG Maximus V Extreme (Z77) Subzero review
  3. HCW reviews 256GB OCZ Vertex 4 SSD
  4. ocaholic and VR-Zone review Asus GTX 660 Ti DirectCU II TOP
  5. Legit Reviews on Gigabyte GP-Krypton Mat two-sided gaming mouse pad
  6. Computing on Demand reviews StarTech USB

    3.0-to-2.5″ SATA enclosure with encryption

Comments closed
    • Meadows
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Harvard University: Flat lens offers a perfect image[/quote<] From the article: "coma aberrations". Photography sure is serious medical work.

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coma_%28optics%29[/url<] Real term in optics, sorry.

        • Meadows
        • 7 years ago

        For a moment I was thinking of “chroma aberrations”, so it appears I have learnt something today.

          • willmore
          • 7 years ago

          Live and learn or die trying. 🙂

          Oh, and I think you mean “chromatic aberrations”.

          Edit: “Oh” comment added.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    will mint 14 finally install without failing? i’d love it if it did.

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      Oh good, I’m not the only one. Mint got a lot of good comments here and in the forums, so I decided to try it. Blagh, what a huge disappointment it was when the installer wouldn’t give me an opportunity to choose the disk location.

      Still haven’t had time to get back to it, and for the moment, I’m exhausted and somewhat disinterested now…maybe I’ll try again Labor Day weekend.

      Yes, I’ll say it loudly, even at the risk of getting downthumbed: Every distro I’ve tried has been much fussier and more difficult to install and use than it should be.

      • PenGun
      • 7 years ago

      Just another Debian rip off. Try the original:

      [url<]http://www.debian.org/[/url<] You might have to read a bit, if that's a problem stay in windose land.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        i’m pretty familiar with debian, and other distros. that being said, i do like to play with them, and mess around. i was pretty disappointed with mints horrible execution.

          • PenGun
          • 7 years ago

          So there script are screwed up … what else is new? Even the big boys routinely break installation stuff.

            • BIF
            • 7 years ago

            But this is PRECISELY my complaint.

            When the installation is messed up, it’s a DEAD STOP for somebody new to it.

            That is the epitome of the word “fail”.

            • Geistbar
            • 7 years ago

            I love Linux, but this attitude is quite possibly the largest stumbling block it has towards mainstream success. “Sometimes things don’t work” is not an acceptable attitude to have with computing. Things [i<]will[/i<] break, of course, but it should not be treated as a minor issue when it happens.

    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]9to5Mac: Tim Cook tells Apple employees that legal victory 'is about values' [/quote<] Specifically greed and hubris.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      The quote was only partial, Cook’s entire statement was…’is about values…my stock option values that is!’

        • willmore
        • 7 years ago

        Followed by him making the “Ka-ching!” sound.

      • cynan
      • 7 years ago

      I stopped reading Cook’s statement at “We chose legal action very reluctantly…”

        • Geistbar
        • 7 years ago

        Well, I’m sure it was genuine reluctance; I doubt he was happy being told that a mob hit on Samsung would end with him in jail, so he just had to settle — reluctantly — for court action instead.

          • PenGun
          • 7 years ago

          This is Samsung a Korean monster with a bad attitude to law in general. I’d be very careful with the hit stuff …. you know blowback and all. 😉

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Social Barrel: New smart phone case by Pong claims to lessen radiation by up to 95% below safety standards[/quote<] Yeah, and having more bars in more places is way overrated

      • brucethemoose
      • 7 years ago

      Yay, now I don’t have to worry about the dangers of nasty radiation while I talk on the phone and drive.

      Safety first!

      • l33t-g4m3r
      • 7 years ago

      That’s what it looks like, not to mention the front of the phone is where you need the protection, not the back. Wouldn’t that reflect and give you more radiation?

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Tech ARP's BIOS option of the week - graphic win size[/quote<] I wouldn't mind if I didn't see these BIOS options on the shortbread anymore... Also, this time the page actually talks about "PCI Master Bus TimeOut Control" instead of "graphic win size"

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Why?

        • chuckula
        • 7 years ago

        Neely does have a point since the BIOS options tend to be from the P3/Athlon era and the large majority of them are completely outdated for even my 4+ year old Core 2 system, much less anything more modern. Heck, even term “BIOS” is outdated considering everything uses EFI now.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          Many of those options are still present and available in the newest UEFI implementations. So while some maybe “old” they are still relevant.

            • zzz
            • 7 years ago

            No, they are NOT relevant. You’re right that the options are still available, but they are not in any reasonable way relevant.

            I like the concept, and it was meaningful at a point, but that time is not only gone; it doesn’t even exist anymore in the first world.

      • My Johnson
      • 7 years ago

      I could do without AGP and PCI BIOS option explanations. I actually do have one PCI slot occupied with a firewire card though.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]VIII.Torchlight II release date to be announced on 8/31[/quote<] Cool, now there are announcements for announcements of release dates!

      • Geistbar
      • 7 years ago

      At least they didn’t make an announcement for the day that they would announce the day on which they would announce the day it comes out.

      Glad to see that the game appears to actually be getting close to release, at least. It’s one of the few new games that I’ve actually been fairly interested in.

        • willmore
        • 7 years ago

        I’d be more excited about it if they hadn’t abandoned the first Torchlight when it still had ‘crash to decktop’ level of bugs in it. 🙁

          • Geistbar
          • 7 years ago

          I haven’t encountered any of those, and had gotten the impression that the game/engine were in good shape now. I’m sorry to hear that you seem to have been left on the curb though. 🙁

        • Meadows
        • 7 years ago

        Despite Diablo III’s issues (that are still constantly being ironed out), I will prefer it over anything Torchlight. I tried the demo a long, long time ago, and I simply failed to have fun with it.

          • Geistbar
          • 7 years ago

          Luckily then, we’ll each get the game we want! Everything I read about D3 made me less and less interested with it, until eventually I gave up with the always online requirement (and I don’t regret it — talking to people that have played it, the character development was changed in a way that I, personally, wouldn’t enjoy) while I found the demo for Torchlight 2 to be quite enjoyable.

      • burntham77
      • 7 years ago

      I hate this crap. Just wait for the announcement date and then tell us. It’s the meeting to plan when we are going to have a meeting.

      • superjawes
      • 7 years ago

      Yo dawg, I heard you like announcements…

    • PainIs4ThaWeak1
    • 7 years ago

    [i<][b<]I.The Register: Has cash corrupted open source?[/i<][/b<] Is rhetorical question, rhetorical? What [i<]isn't[/i<] corrupted by green backs?

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      Places/entities that doesn’t use “green backs”, for starters. They probably use colors like blue, purple, brown, red, etc.

        • Shambles
        • 7 years ago

        Now are people down voting this because it goes over their head, or that they just can’t take any more terrible “dad jokes”?

          • entropy13
          • 7 years ago

          Obviously it goes over their head.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      I assume you must make some money, therefore you must be corrupt as well.

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