International Talk Like a Pirate Day Shortbread

Me ship looks like a s'more!

PC hardware 'n computin'

  1. MSI GS63VR gaming notebook—another take on Max-Q @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus TUF X299 Mark 1 review @     Guru3D
  3. Gigabyte AX370 Gaming K7 AM4 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Fixing bent pins on AMD's Ryzen PGA CPUs @ HardwareCanucks
  5. Review: MSI X399 Gaming Carbon Pro AC @ Hexus
  6. Best Ethereum mining GPUs—a benchmark and optimization guide @ HotHardware
  7. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  8. Synology DS418j DiskStation reviewed @   SmallNetBuilder
  9. ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Core i7 vs. Ryzen 5 with Vega 64 & GTX 1080 @ TechSpot
  11. Kingston KC1000 960GB PCIe M.2 solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  12. Aerocool Project 7 850W PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  13. An AMD Threadripper X399 motherboard overview @ AnandTech
  14. Asus Republic of Gamers Scabbard gaming mat review @ KitGuru (callin' a mouse pad a 'scabbard' be pretty clever)

Games 'n VR

  1. Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf @ ArsTechnica
  2. LG Patents VR display for 'alleviating screen-door effect' @ Upload VR
  3. Build, gather, brawl, repeat: the history of real-time strategy games @ ArsTechnica
  4. Tooth and Tail review @ ArsTechnica (squeakin' o' RTS games)
  5. Rust introduces sitting down and frozen lakes @ Rock Paper Shotgun (nothin' like a good sit aft a hard day o' lootin')

Science, hacks, makers 'n gadgets

  1. A jet engine on a bike. What’s the worst that could happen? @ HackADay
  2. There's a logic to how squirrels bury their nuts @ Slashdot (crafty little tree rats)
  3. Illinois tests a blockchain-based birth registry/ID system @ Slashdot (chain, ye say?)
  4. Capsela is dead, long live Capsela @ HackADay (Capsela was right up thar wit' Lego fer me as a sprog, still 'ave me collection in th' hold)

Tech news 'n culture

  1. Avast! There's malware in that CCleaner software update @ ArsTechnica
  2. Can The Pirate Bay replace ads with a Bitcoin miner? @ Slashdot
  3. Futurama returns as a one-time-only radio drama with full voice cast @ ArsTechnica
  4. Automatica – Robots that play drums, guitar and turntables and destroy a warehouse @ New Atlas (clockwork buffoonery!)

Cheese, memes, 'n Arrr-GB LEDs

  1. French restaurants lament China's ban on stinky, soft cheese @ cnbc.com
  2. Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless headset review @ bit-tech
  3. Chipotle customers are slamming the chain's new queso as a 'crime against cheese' @ businessinsider.com (I don't reckon these scallywags understand th' meanin' o' 'crime')
  4. Quirky Mushroom House declared best shed of 2017 @ New Atlas (I know me a sub-reddit that 'inks otherwise)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • hasseb64
    • 2 years ago

    Sid Meier’s Pirates!

      • NeelyCam
      • 2 years ago

      Aww…. the memories…

      There is a stripped-down version for Android now. It was fun for a while

    • Bobs_Your_Uncle
    • 2 years ago

    Came for the [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parley<]Pirate Parley[/url<] ... was not disappoint! And to add just a few more [b<]RRR's[/b<] to the already copious quantity, Ars Technica has a feature on [url=https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/how-to-build-rgb-pc/<]How to RGB: A system builder’s guide to RGB PC lighting[/url<] The hour is late & I'm all [b<]RRR'ed[/b<]-out! Take over the night watch ...

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I’m guessing the Sponge Bob Day Shortbread can’t be far away.

    • albundy
    • 2 years ago

    I will sorely miss Black Sails on Starz.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      I really enjoy that show. I watched every episode. The cast and setting was great. Any idea why it was cancelled?

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 2 years ago

    Q: What’s a pirate’s favorite letter?

    A1: [spoiler<]Ye might be thinkin' that it'd be "R", but ye'd be wrong...[/spoiler<] A2: [spoiler<]A pirate's true love be the "C".[/spoiler<]

      • ronch
      • 2 years ago

      I guessed wrong!!! Arrrrrr!!!!

    • juzz86
    • 2 years ago

    Capsela – great timing for a mention, Fish! Got my son started on it while bathing him last weekend 🙂

    He’s at that age where he loves everything with a button or a wire (a glimpse into the future, maybe?) so I grabbed a few bits and built him a float-boat with a propeller that cut the water and foamed up his bubblebath.

    The smiles and laughter were priceless, 11/10. Brought me a lot of joy, glad to see he’s wired the same!

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      It’s seriously the coolest stuff. I loved stacking up all my gear reduction pieces. Who knew worm gears could be so much fun?

        • juzz86
        • 2 years ago

        The worm gears were the best!

      • UberGerbil
      • 2 years ago

      Man, when I was a kid I could cut up the water and foam up my bubblebath without any external toys whatsoever. Still can.

        • juzz86
        • 2 years ago

        Oh yeah, little man goes alright at it too mate, but it was nice to get him on board with automation early 😉

    • ozzuneoj
    • 2 years ago

    I been wantin’ a new PC fer V Arrr… Thinkin’ bout ThreaderippArrr, 32 Gigs o’ DD Arrrr and an ArrrX Vega 64.

    Would you land lubbers recommend the Rift or the Vive for a guy with one eye?

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 2 years ago

    What game to play today?
    Arrr-type.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      That was so bad it deserves upvotes.

      • albundy
      • 2 years ago

      A true pirate’s only answer: Whatever can be plundered.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 2 years ago

      I fired up AC Black Flag tonight. The pirate’s life of plundering be for me.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    Matey, you can post anything you want in the ‘bread–just don’t show us yer booty!

    • Redocbew
    • 2 years ago

    I just switched my language for Google searches to pirate.

    I be feelin’ lucky.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    I forgot it was ITLAP day today but luckily I made a pirate joke at work anyway.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    WHAT IS THE FAVORITE RESTAURANT OF PETER THE PIRATE?

    [spoiler<]ARBYS[/spoiler<]

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      WRONG MATEY!

      [spoiler<]It's Long John Silver's[/spoiler<]

        • derFunkenstein
        • 2 years ago

        SONOFABITCH

    • blastdoor
    • 2 years ago

    If you want to program like a pirate, I suggest [url=https://cran.r-project.org/<]R[/url<]!

      • ozzuneoj
      • 2 years ago

      What type of ARchive should a pirate download? RAR? Or tAR!?

    • morphine
    • 2 years ago

    Do you know what model my boat is?

    That’s right, it’s a Type-ARRrrrrr.

      • jihadjoe
      • 2 years ago

      That reminds me, my weekend toy (07 STI) is now 10 years old. Might be a good idea to have look at the new Civic Type-ARRR!

        • Growler
        • 2 years ago

        There’s also the Golf Arrr and the Focus ArrrS. There are plenty of good options for the pirate on the go!

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