Miniature Golf Day Shortbread

Surely, it can mean nothing else.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Intel Core i7-7800X review @ bit-tech
  2. Review: Aorus X399 Gaming 7 @ Hexus
  3. Reviews—Seasonic Focus Plus 850W Gold @ JonnyGuru
  4. Asus ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Platinum Edition review @ Tom's Hardware
  5. HP Envy x360 15 review (w/ Core i7-7500U & GTX 940MX) @ KitGuru
  6. The Cherry G80-3494 MX Board Silent mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech

Games and VR

  1. Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. PUBG CPU core benchmarks—how many cores do you need? @ Legit Reviews
  3. Has Team Fortress 2 been improved by its updates? @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Hypersonic flight: threat or opportunity? @ New Atlas
  2. Wind chimes and dry ice make an unusual musical instrument @ HackADay
  3. Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required @ New Atlas
  4. Music box plays "Still Alive" thanks to automated hole puncher @ HackADay
  5. Knitting ALUs (and flipdots) @ HackADay (reminds me of a project I worked on a few years ago)

Tech news and culture

  1. Ethereum will match Visa in scale in a 'couple of years,' says founder @ Slashdot (obligatory Futurama)
  2. Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie @ ArsTechnica [insert joke about 'being back']
  3. Infrared signals in surveillance cameras let malware jump network air gaps @ ArsTechnica (better cover up your RGB LEDs, folks)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. The ultimate cheese bracket: picking the greatest cheese of all @ si.com
  2. The best thing to do to your Trader Joe's cheese? Marinate it @ bonappetit.com
  3. Riotoro Prism CR1280 Full Tower RGB review @ Guru3D
  4. iKBC F108 RGB keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
Colton Westrate

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

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    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Just as a place to put correct information out instead of badly misinterpreted rumors, both GloFo and AMD have gone out of their way to actively shoot down the rumors that AMD had built some type of AI chip for Tesla:

    GloFo: [url<]https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-chips/globalfoundries-says-no-commitment-from-tesla-on-chip-deal-idUSKCN1BW259[/url<] AMD: [url<]https://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Comments/AMD+%28AMD%29+Officially+Denies+Tesla+%28TSLA%29+Rumors/13317752.html[/url<]

      • cynan
      • 2 years ago

      I don’t think it’s clear what is going on. The [url=https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/20/tesla-building-an-ai-chip-for-its-cars-with-amd-globalfoundries.html<]original CNBC[/url<] article is a mess, especially now after it's been updated. The confusion comes from a failure to differentiate some kind of correction of Sanjay Jah (GlobalFoundries CEO) saying that Tesla is "an example of companies that were working with fabricators" (eg, GloFo) and some potential other source that seems to have given more detailed info about a team of 50 employers at Tesla working under Jim Keller to design a specific AI chip based on AMD IP. If Jah was just listing Tesla as an example of a company that could work with GloFlo, where does the extra bit of detailed info about the Tesla team and AMD IP come from? And if these extra details did not come from Jah, then who? Also, both AMD and Tesla neither refuted, nor verified any such deal. Only GloFo stated that they weren't actually working with Tesla. Which, if such a purported chip were still in the design phase at AMD, would be true. (That street insider piece indicates that AMD refers to the GloFo statement as AMD's official stance - again, not a very strong denial: "AMD supports GloFo's statement that GloFo is not involved with Tesla at this time". ) Obviously, I'm not saying there is any evidence of an AMD-Tesla partnership - especially from that shoddy CNBC article. But there certainly seems to be some leeway left open for the possibility. Who knows. One thing is for sure, this sort of reporting sure makes CNBC look like a hack.

    • NTMBK
    • 2 years ago

    What, no mention of the AMD/Tesla deal? [url<]https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/20/tesla-building-an-ai-chip-for-its-cars-with-amd-globalfoundries.html[/url<]

      • blastdoor
      • 2 years ago

      One of the more interesting bits of that article is this part at the end:

      [quote<]Correction: GlobalFoundries CEO Sanjay Jha mentioned Tesla as an example of a company working with chip fabricators, but did not specifically say that it was a GlobalFoundries customer.[/quote<]

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]"As we develop these new technologies, we are also seeing a big shift in the business model and the foundry business. What is happening is that system companies like Google, like Amazon, like Tesla, like Microsoft, are coming directly to foundries. They are working directly with IP companies and system development companies because they want to control the hardware and software."[/quote<] It's mix-n-match fun time. Intel is a foundry. Google is a company. Why no mention of the Google-Intel self-driving car deal? Oh wait, unlike the rumor you want posted, the Google-Intel deal actually happened in the real world: [url<]https://www.siliconrepublic.com/companies/intel-waymo-self-driving-cars[/url<]

        • NTMBK
        • 2 years ago

        Wow, awesome, Intel acquired some companies that Google was working with.

          • chuckula
          • 2 years ago

          No, Google was working with Intel since 2009 and it just became public information.

          Once again, TR didn’t report on the AMD Tesla project because — according to AMD — it doesn’t exist.

          [url<]https://www.streetinsider.com/Management+Comments/AMD+%28AMD%29+Officially+Denies+Tesla+%28TSLA%29+Rumors/13317752.html[/url<]

            • blastdoor
            • 2 years ago

            Just to be super annoying…

            Even if it did exist, so what? Tesla would be a pretty small customer.

            I like electric vehicles and I think Tesla makes some very cool ones. But they just don’t sell very many of them.

            The hope/hype is that eventually Tesla will sell lots of cars, and allegedly this surge in sales will happen if and when they figure out how to produce the Model 3 in volume. But I’m skeptical Tesla will live up to the hype, in part because GM and Toyota are not really far behind them at all (and in some ways are ahead of them).

            It would be a much bigger deal for AMD if they scored a win with GM or Toyota.

            Ironically, Tesla would be much better positioned if they were only competing against the Germans. The Germans wasted so much time and effort on diesel.

            • chuckula
            • 2 years ago

            [quote<]Even if it did exist, so what? Tesla would be a pretty small customer. [/quote<] That's actually a bigger point. Get major auto manufacturers onboard where you will be moving 6-figures or maybe even low 7-figures of chips annually and you are set. Not to mention that the automotive industry (even Tesla) moves at a pretty glacial pace compared to the semiconductor industry and you could be making money on a chip design for a much longer time than the next sub-iteration of Ryzen will be relevant.

    • davidbowser
    • 2 years ago

    “They think it’s just golf in miniature. But, it’s not! It’s Miniature Golf.”

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    Under the cheese heading, can we start including some of chuckula’s worst, most recent attempts at humor?

    May his poor taste in humor live on as krogoth’s impressive inability to be impressed.

    Yours truly,

    Srsly_bro

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      The difference between you and [url=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6jAxi2GUoSc/TySjWxW6sdI/AAAAAAAAJhQ/dR8SakTT-W8/s1600/IMG_2674-001.JPG<]this cheese[/url<] is that it's not that green. Bro.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 2 years ago

        Too far

    • RickyTick
    • 2 years ago

    #1 Intel Core i7-7800X reviews link goes to the product page on Newegg.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Yep. The bit-tech link after the @ goes to the review though. 😉

        • RickyTick
        • 2 years ago

        I knew that. What was I thinking?

      • iBend
      • 2 years ago

      All link in Product’s name is newegg link..
      Click the Reviewer’s name (after the @) for review link

    • Redocbew
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Surely, it can mean nothing else.[/quote<] A little Birdie told me that dude is soon to find himself in a little shop of horrors.

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