National Video Games Day Shortbread

Sour about my choice? It's also National Report Medicare Fraud Day.

PC hardware and computing

  1. How to hurricane-proof a Web server @ ArsTechnica (highly recommend reading)
  2. Nvidia WhisperMode tested—quieter gaming for notebooks @ PC Perspective
  3. Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 review @ bit-tech
  4. Fractal Design Meshify C review @ Guru3D
  5. AMD Ryzen Threadripper waterblock comparison #1 @ HardOCP
  6. Review: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q @ Hexus
  7. Roccat Leadr wireless mouse review @ KitGuru
  8. AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid—44 MH/s Ethereum mining @ Legit Reviews
  9. AMD A12-9800 review: infecting the AM4 platform @ TechSpot
  10. Drevo Calibur 71-key mechanical keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. Raidmax Alpha Prime case review @ Tom's Hardware
  12. The HP S700 and S700 Pro SSD review @ AnandTech
  13. HighPoint SSD7101A-1 NVMe RAID controller review @ TheSSDReview (worth a click just to see the craziness)

Games and VR

  1. Arma 3's humanitarian DLC drops from the sky @ Rock Paper Shotgun (pretty cool idea)
  2. Behind the effort to archive Nintendo's disappearing social network @ ArsTechnica
  3. Bethesda: Fallout Creation Club "is not paid mods" @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Activision figured out how to give away nothing for Call of Duty: WWII preorders @ Quarter To Three

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Amphibious drone travels underwater and in the air @ New Atlas (well, sort of)
  2. Volcanic ice caves on Antarctica may host complex life @ ArsTechnica
  3. Architect turned cake-maker serves up mouth-watering geometric 3D-printed cakes @ New Atlas (I'd feel really bad about wrecking these to eat them)

Tech news and culture

  1. Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects @ ArsTechnica
  2. Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit @ New Atlas
  3. Tesla temporarily boosts battery capacity for hurricane Irma @ Slashdot
  4. Squid ink may replace dental poking and prodding @ New Atlas ( is available)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs (and another 'gaming chair')

  1. Where the Goats Are is a pretty, relaxing game about making cheese @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. ACS adds 153 Certified Cheese Professionals @ (curdgratulations!)
  3. Pizza with cold, unmelted cheese is a New York thing, you wouldn't understand (but try it anyway) @
  4. Cougar Armor gaming chair review @ TechPowerUp (you can have the chair in any color, as long as it's bright orange)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • davidbowser
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]How to hurricane-proof a Web server @ ArsTechnica (highly recommend reading)[/quote<] Triple bonus points for this article being brutally honest, transparent, and then using a reference to The Fifth Element.

      • Mr Bill
      • 2 years ago

      Read it last week. The server story was very interesting. I especially liked the time lapse video of Buffalo Bayou filling up as Harvy came ashore.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<] Nationally Video Games Day Shortbread[/quote<] Minesweeper FTW!

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    6. Review: Dell UltraSharp U2718Q @ Hexus

    The Newegg store description is pretty good.

    [url<][/url<] "Exceptional details, ultimate efficiency ?????? a 27?????? 4K screen with incredibly thin bezels ?????? ideal for multiple monitor setup.Hone in on every task with a multi-monitor setup and experience a virtually seamless view thanks to ultrathin bezels.Dell HDR combines greater depth of colors, remarkable clarity and a high contrast range of shades to create strikingly realistic images.Tackle multiple tasks at once and stay organized thanks to Easy Arrange, a feature that lets you tile and view applications side by side.From the #1 monitor Brand worldwide for four consecutive years*The expansive 27” screen features InfinityEdge, a virtually borderless display on all four sides that lets you see more of your work."

    • southrncomfortjm
    • 2 years ago

    Every day is Video Games Day.

    • NTMBK
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]AMD A12-9800 review: infecting the AM4 platform[/quote<] Ooph, harsh... But fair.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      I vote that Intel re-release the i3 2120 alongside Coffee Lake just to break all the bar chart scales when they are compared to each other.

        • Pville_Piper
        • 2 years ago

        LOL… People would finally have something that would put those wide screens to use!

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      I don’t disagree with the conclusion that one should avoid Bristol Ridge APUs, but I will note that TechSpot made a poor choice to compare it to the [url=<]$90[/url<] Pentium G4560 instead of the [url=<]$87[/url<] Pentium G4600, which runs 100 MHz faster and has [b<]double[/b<] the integrated graphics capability of the G4560 (GT2 vs. GT1).

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