National Hike with a Geek Day Shortbread

X marks the spot

  1. The Intel Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X processor review @ PC Perspective
  2. The Intel Skylake-X review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X tested @ AnandTech
  3. Intel Core i9-7900X review: meet Skylake-X @ Tom's Hardware
  4. Intel Core i9-7900X and Core i7-7740X CPU review @ HotHardware
  5. The Intel Kaby Lake-X i7-7740X review @ Hardware Canucks
  6. Intel Core i9 7900X processor review @ Guru3D
  7. MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Guru3D

PC hardware and computing

  1. FSP Windale 6 CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. Antec A40 Pro & C400 air cooler review @ KitGuru
  3. Silent Ethereum mining on EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 at 22 MH/s @ Legit Reviews
  4. Cougar Immersa headset review @ TechPowerUp
  5. ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 tri-band gaming router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder

Games and VR

  1. Atari is making a new video game console @ New Atlas
  2. Pokémon GO's biggest update yet brings gym badges, new items and raid battles @ Nintendo Life
  3. Have You Played… The Operative: No One Lives Forever @ Rock Paper Shotgun (no possible video game announcement could make me more excited than NOLF 3 – except possibly for a remaster of the first NOLF. Sadly, the world will probably never see Cate Archer again)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Internet of hungry hungry things @ Hack A Day
  2. James Webb Space Telescope's first science targets announced @ New Atlas
  3. The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions @ Ars Technica
  4. Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record @ New Atlas
  5. Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals @ Ars Technica
  6.  A mechanical laser show with 3D-printed cams and gears @ Hack A Day (clever hack, to-the-point video)

Tech news and culture

  1. Developers who use spaces make more money than those who use tabs @ stackoverflow
  2. Is Coinbase closing accounts for paying ransoms with Bitcoins? @ Slashdot
  3. You can watch Neill Blomkamp's new work for free, but it's in Steam early access @ Quarter To Three (watch this if you liked District 9)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3600 MHz C16 DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
  2. How cheese saved an Oregon town @
  3. How the trendiest grilled cheese venture got burnt @ Wired
  4. McDonald's is grilling up mac 'n' cheese sandwiches abroad @ (I'm pretty cheesed off not to have these stateside)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • backwoods357
    • 2 years ago

    The orientation of the Lego figure’s hands bothers my OCD.

    • hasseb64
    • 2 years ago

    “ATARI” The coolest brand long time ago!
    Can still think that logo and name is so f****** GOOD!!

      • UberGerbil
      • 2 years ago

      The ATARI logo shows up (as it should) in the new Blade Runner trailer.

    • ET3D
    • 2 years ago

    So is this basically a ‘play a walking simulator’ day?

      • Growler
      • 2 years ago

      The graphics are amazing, though the brightness seems to be turned up too high.

        • UberGerbil
        • 2 years ago

        Notable lack of lens flare and other effects. On the other hand, the 3D shows remarkably little lag even when whirling around until you fall over.

      • Prestige Worldwide
      • 2 years ago

      I only simulate goats.

        • etana
        • 2 years ago

        i only stimulate them

          • Goofus Maximus
          • 2 years ago

          too much information

          Well, don’t let me interrupt your goat-eroge gameplay….

          • UberGerbil
          • 2 years ago

          To produce… cheese?

      • Goofus Maximus
      • 2 years ago

      Hmm. Take a Geek on a Hike = take five steps + take geek to emergency room to recover from over-exertion…

    • Kretschmer
    • 2 years ago

    Just broke my leg. We can hike in FFXIV or in October?

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Sorry, I only hike in DayZ.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      Arrow to the knee?

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        Car to the knee. Made out pretty well, all things considered!

      • davidbowser
      • 2 years ago

      Yikes! Hope you get well soon.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    Now that I live in “Wuh-Scan-Sin” I’ve had a chance to try cheese curds from a variety of places. I’m a pretty big fan, so far.

      • Redocbew
      • 2 years ago


      How very curdyous of you.

        • CuttinHobo
        • 2 years ago

        Oh, no whey did you make that joke…

      • willmore
      • 2 years ago

      Mars Cheese Castle. Mmmmmmmm, squeaky cheese…

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