Take your Pants for a Walk Day Shortbread

PC hardware and computing

  1. Origin PC EON17-SLX gaming laptop review @ Tom's Hardware
  2. AZIO Retro Classic mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  3. Phanteks Evolv Shift case review @ TechPowerUp
  4. QNAP TS-453B quad-core multimedia NAS reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Antec Mercury 240 AIO review @ KitGuru
  6. Acer Predator XB252Q high speed 240Hz G-Sync gaming monitor review @ HotHardware
  7. Blind test—RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 Ti G-Sync @ HardOCP
  8. Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs. Apple iPad Pro (2017): best productivity tablet @ PC Perspective

Games and VR

  1. One man's two-year quest not to finish Final Fantasy VII @ Slashdot
  2. How would you play Dungeons & Dragons without dice? @ Quarter To Three
  3. PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn @ Rock Paper Shotgun (we should review this, right?)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. DJ Humpback: whales remix their old songs @ New Atlas
  2. How to take pictures of PCBs @ Hack A Day (and, you know, stuff in general)
  3. NASA to chase eclipse in two retrofitted WB-57F jets @ New Atlas (it's not going to be practical for me to make the 8-hour drive to properly view this, I hope I don't regret it like I do not making it to the last Space Shuttle launch)

Tech news and culture

  1. Aboard the NS Savannah, America's first (and last) nuclear merchant ship @ ArsTechnica
  2. Roomba's next big step is selling maps of your home to the highest bidder @ Slashdot (oof)
  3. Google's machine learning algorithm gets human help in quest for fusion power @ New Atlas (I hear that fusion power is now just 20 years away)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Cedar Point's new restaurant is known for huge grilled cheese creations @ mlive.com
  2. Thousands of genes exchanged within microbial communities living on cheese @ phys.org
Colton Westrate

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    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    What about take your pants to work day?

    I hope it’s more than once a year.

    • hasseb64
    • 2 years ago

    PC Building Simulator booting up in autumn @ Rock Paper Shotgun (we should review this, right?)

    -Oh boy ! I got a good laugh

    • bfar
    • 2 years ago

    Lol at the Vega Vs 1080 ti blind test over at Hardware OCP. Wisely, they didn’t draw any conclusions.

    If Vega comes in at GTX1080 speeds for around $350 I’ll call it good.

    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    Interesting bit on photographing PCBs. Jeff, how close is that to your process?

    • whm1974
    • 2 years ago

    Well it looks like it is time to replace my AZIO Retro with the Retro Classic.

    • Anovoca
    • 2 years ago

    I’ll take your mom’s pants for a walk

      • Anovoca
      • 2 years ago

      Sorry that was below me, but that fruit was just hanging there so low

        • Goofus Maximus
        • 2 years ago

        I was thinking more long the lines of “Pants? What pants?”, and walking away singing “Just swinging in the wind. They’re swinging in the wind! What a glorious feeling, I’m happy agin'” in my best Gene Kelly voice…

          • Shobai
          • 2 years ago

          Or try your best Tom Petty impersonation with everyone’s favourite single-letter-change “Freefalling” parody?

        • superjawes
        • 2 years ago

        Wearing pants would fix that.

          • Anovoca
          • 2 years ago

          XD

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      [url=http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/133/525/18d.jpg_large<]relevant[/url<]

        • Anovoca
        • 2 years ago

        100% deserve that.

      • Blytz
      • 2 years ago

      Below the belt sir.

        • willmore
        • 2 years ago

        That’s what she said!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<] One man's two-year quest not to finish Final Fantasy VII[/quote<] I can't imagine doing this, because once you get materia, you need to fight with it equipped so it also levels up.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      RTFA 😉

      He’s doing it without leaving the opening section.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        C’mon, Bruno – I did. That’s my point. And after he gets materia, he’s still gotta fight to get it leveled up.

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          Oh I see. Well, I had already filed the article under “I wish I had that much free time” anyway 🙂

          I stand corrected.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            I’m also not interested in trying this out. I need my old games to be just a little older. 😆

            • Voldenuit
            • 2 years ago

            Right? It sounds about as interesting as “I’m playing Witcher 3 but never leaving White Orchard”.

      • Anovoca
      • 2 years ago

      The positive side of this story is that you know that no matter how little you did today, you accomplished more with your time than that guy. Truly inspirational……

      • willmore
      • 2 years ago

      I was thinking this is the opposite of spawn killing. Instead of getting killed at the spawn every time, you’re killing everything else from the spawn.

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