Tell a Lie Day Shortbread

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS Strix Z270E gaming motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Dell P2418HT 24-inch Touchscreen monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD review (512GB) @ The SSD Review
  4. Unicomp Ultra Classic keyboard review @ TechSpot
  5. AMD Ryzen memory analysis: 20 apps & 17 games, up to 4K @ TechPowerUp
  6. HyperX Cloud Revolver S headset review @ KitGuru
  7. Building your own DIY surveillance system with Synology DiskStation @ HotHardware
  8. Review: BenQ W1210ST short-throw gaming projector @ Hexus
  9. ECC memory & AMD's Ryzen – a deep dive @ Hardware Canucks
  10. Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 6 review @ Guru3D
  11. MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11 GB @ TechPowerUp
  12. Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review @ Guru3D

Games and VR

  1. Art in the age of ones and zeros: Minecraft Art @ New Atlas
  2. 'Rock Band VR' is the dorkiest game ever and I love it @ Engadget
  3. Megaquarium – a theme park management with FISH! @ Rock Paper Shotgun (um, yes please)
  4. Why F.E.A.R.'s AI is still the best in first-person shooters @ Rock Paper Shotgun (this just makes me miss NOLF)

Science, hacks, makers and New Atlas

  1.  Adobe advances AI-driven photo retouching @ New Atlas
  2. Festo eyes pick and pack future with eerie tentacle gripper @ New Atlas
  3. Real-life Iron Man jet suit requires superhuman strength @ New Atlas
  4. Water landings won't worry this inflatable drone @ New Atlas (I made a doghouse like this once)

Tech news and culture

  1. Yahoo+AOL = Oath? LOL OMG WTF @ Ars Technica
  2. Amazon launches Amazon Cash, a way to shop its site without a bank card @ TechCrunch
  3. Netflix now lets you download videos onto your PC @ Slashdot
  4. Musk trolls shorts as Tesla's value hits record, passes Ford @ Slashdot
  5. SpaceX launches, lands its "flight proven" rocket @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. This is not a joke: Elon Musk once rocketed a wheel of cheese into space @ Business Insider
Colton Westrate

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

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    • Wirko
    • 3 years ago

    Stop that! It’s too tempting. I never tell a lie and I won’t do it today.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 3 years ago

    AMD is the best!

    • albundy
    • 3 years ago

    there’s a hundred new AM4 motherboards coming this week. Alternative fact!

    • tipoo
    • 3 years ago

    This statement is a lie.

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      No, it’s a cake.

        • drfish
        • 3 years ago

        *head explodes*

        • I.S.T.
        • 3 years ago

        *claps* Well done.

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuYbDP2kDfg[/url<]

    • chubbyhorse
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]7. Building your own DIY surveillance system with Synology DiskStation @ HotHardware[/quote<] Link isn't working... Here yah go gerbils: [url<]http://hothardware.com/reviews/synology-diskstation-how-to-guide[/url<] (if it isn't currently plastered on their homepage)

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    Happy National Cake day everyone!

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 3 years ago

    First.
    There’s a lie for you.

    • DrDominodog51
    • 3 years ago

    How do I know you aren’t lying about today being tell-a-lie day?

      • Neutronbeam
      • 3 years ago

      And IF that is in fact his real name. “Colton Westrate” just seems….well, fishy.

        • RAGEPRO
        • 3 years ago

        This is a great post. I’m sad more people won’t get this.

          • Neutronbeam
          • 3 years ago

          Thank you sir, and keep up the great work!

    • willmore
    • 3 years ago

    How appropriate that Zoë Quinn’s book comes out today.

      • I.S.T.
      • 3 years ago

      Please keep the GG crap off of here for the love of everything holy I come here to get away from that kind of crap

        • Pwnstar
        • 3 years ago

        You seem butt hurt. Your side losing mind share?

          • MOSFET
          • 3 years ago

          Never heard of Quinn until now, and no idea what “GC” means. Why does the Wikipedia entry for Quinn refer to the person as “they”?

            • I.S.T.
            • 3 years ago

            Quinn is transgender, that’s why.

            As for the rest: just… just don’t. Not here. Edit: if you want a full description PM me, I’ll take care of it.

          • I.S.T.
          • 3 years ago

          It’s more that I WANT A POLITICS FREE PC SITE I HAVE TWITTER FOR POLITICS

          FOR ****’S SAKES PEOPLE IS THIS SO HARD

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            I agree. I’m kind of overwhelmed by the world. I need an escape. The world is quickly closing off all of the possible escapes.

            • I.S.T.
            • 3 years ago

            Like, seriously, I do politics stuff all the time on twitter and with friends. I reserve youtube, reddit, here and a few other places as spaces away from that.

            Has nothing to do with my politics, has everything to do with [i<]there's a time and place for things and some places aren't for some things[/i<].

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            I got off of Facebook entirely and only talk to strangers about baseball and tech (or what I’m doing Right Now in some instances) on Twitter. It just comes at you from all sides and I can’t be woke 150% of the time. So I shut down. I don’t even know who’s right or wrong when it comes to GG or whatever else. There are just too many people crying about the end of the world for me to listen to them all.

            • UberGerbil
            • 3 years ago

            Speaking of which, I was just considering buying [url=https://image.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/products/1013494947/views/1,width=1200,height=1200,appearanceId=2,backgroundColor=fff,version=1485256808/ew-distractions-men-s-t-shirt-men-s-t-shirt.webp<]one of these[/url<] today.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 3 years ago

            I love the EW podcast even more now that Jeff Sullivan is on it. I also liked Sam Miller and of course still enjoy Ben Badler, but Jeff is a hysterical follow on Twitter and I love hearing him talk baseball. First podcast I truly enjoy every day.

            • UberGerbil
            • 3 years ago

            The old Jeff and Mathew podcasts on LookoutLanding were among the few I made a point to subscribe to. They carried them over to USSMariner after they left LL, and then stopped. I’ve been missing me some Sullivan. Now that they have him doing them three times a week on FG, I finally feel like I’m getting enough.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 3 years ago

    Re “Yahoo+AOL = Oath? LOL OMG WTF”–Verizon is calling it Oath because all the Yahoo! and AOL users said “Oh s**t!!” when they heard about the acquisition–and combination.

      • UberGerbil
      • 3 years ago

      It’s called that because there are people who still think they need AOL to get on the interwebs. Those people are old. They’re so old that when they speak of their AOL charges they say they “oath” those charges. “I oath, oath, so off to work I goath” they say, as they hang up their corded phone and hitch up their horses and climb into their carriages for the commute to another day at the 8-track tape factory.

    • Anovoca
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<] Why F.E.A.R.'s AI is still the best in first-person shooters @ Rock Paper Shotgun [/quote<] The AI was so good in that game, it ruined Half Life 2 (came out around the same time) for me. It was so hard to go from the best AI enemies a shooter has ever seen to preset spawn points, and canned attack/cover patterns.

      • Redocbew
      • 3 years ago

      Agreed. Watching the bad guys scatter when lobbing grenades, and how they’d find open lines of fire in the environment was really what made the game stand out.

        • Voldenuit
        • 3 years ago

        I played F.E.A.R. living by myself in the dark. It scared the bejeesus out of me.

        EDIT: Thank goodness 3D displays weren’t a thing back then.

          • Anovoca
          • 3 years ago

          F.E.A.R-VR remaster. *cringe*

          • Godel
          • 3 years ago

          How about a version of F.E.A.R in full VR?

      • slowriot
      • 3 years ago

      F.E.A.R came out nearly a year later than HL2. I kinda get your point but HL2 came out first and while it’s AI wasn’t amazing it was pretty good relative to other games. F.E.A.R was just leaps ahead of anything on its release.

      • Concupiscence
      • 3 years ago

      F.E.A.R. put everything to shame, but most humiliatingly annihilated Quake 4 – which was released on the same day, and went on to sell around a million fewer copies than Monolith’s title.

      • tipoo
      • 3 years ago

      As good as it was, I remember a funny moment where a guard came through the door, I killed him, another came through the door, killed him, and that continued until there was a nice mound of bodies at the door that the AI didn’t seem to notice until they were close enough to melee 😛

      That game did give me a healthy fear of video game ladders though!

      • Rza79
      • 3 years ago

      Monolith never got the praise it deserves with their games and LithTech engine.

    • Generic
    • 3 years ago

    My heartfelt congratulations to PrincipalSkinner for showing some restraint today.

      • PrincipalSkinner
      • 3 years ago

      Wrong!

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