Wear Something Gaudy Day Shortbread

Yes, these are legit suggestions based on my actual shopping history.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Chris McVeigh's My First Computer DOS Edition—review@ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero X370 motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Antec P110 Luce review @ bit-tech
  4. MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio review @ Guru3D
  5. Intel i5-8400 CPU review: 2666MHz & 3200MHz gaming benchmarks @ Gamers Nexus
  6. Toshiba OCZ TR200 960GB & 480GB SSD review @ HardwareCanucks
  7. MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC review @ Hexus
  8. Seagate BarraCuda Pro 12TB hard drive review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Asus ZenBook UX430UA Ultrabook review @ KitGuru
  10. Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake memory benchmark analysis @ TechPowerUp
  11. Intel Core i5-8400 review @ TechSpot
  12. HAVIT HV-KB378L gaming keyboard review @ ThinkComputers
  13. AOC AG251FZ 240Hz FreeSync monitor review @ Tom's Hardware
  14. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 2 (2017) review: nearly perfect with OLED @ HotHardware

Games and VR

  1. It's on: giant robot battle to be streamed live this week @ New Atlas (7 PM PST tonight!)
  2. It will blow you away: IGN buys Humble Bundle @ Rock Paper Shotgun (ugh)
  3. People like the most boring characters in Dungeons & Dragons @ Quarter To Three
  4. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition delayed into 2018 @ Rock Paper Shotgun (probably means it'll hit Steam sometime in 2020)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. Making ice cream with heavy metal @ HackADay
  2. Drone gets blasted with whale breath—for a good cause @ New Atlas
  3. Get down to the die level with this internal chip repair @ HackADay
  4. Evidence suggests updated timeline towards Yellowstone's supervolcano eruption @ Slashdot
  5. Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems @ ArsTechnica

Tech news and culture

  1. Over 500 million PCs are secretly mining cryptocurrency, researchers reveal @ Slashdot
  2. Would you share your selfies on a giant 3D head? @ New Atlas (am I weird to think this is cool?)
  3. Learn to code, it's more important than English as a second language, says Apple CEO @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Mac 'n' cheese donuts are here, and they're more amazing than you'd ever imagine @ westchestermagazine.com
  2. Ordered an extra cheese pizza? Here's how much you actually get, according to Reddit @ foodandwine.com (surprisingly interesting)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • blastdoor
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Learn to code, it's more important than English as a second language, says Apple CEO @ Slashdot[/quote<] Thought provoking proposition there. I imagine it was well received by his French audience. I ageee that coding is more important than many things taught in school, but I’m not sure it’s THAT important

      • davidbowser
      • 2 years ago

      Other than possibly Chinese natives, I can’t fathom being able to continually improve and grow in a tech career in any country (Europe, South America, etc.) without hitting a wall related to a command of English.

        • blastdoor
        • 2 years ago

        Indeed… and my impression is that he wasn’t even just talking about people interested in a tech career, but rather all people.

        For most people, talking to other people is more important than programming a computer. And at the age he’s talking about — around 10 years old — there’s a huge comparative advantage to learning another human language. You can always pick up a programming language later in life — it’s actually not that hard. I think it’s actually pretty bad advice to suggest people should pass up the opportunity to learn another human language at an age when that’s relatively easy to do.

        Now…. I can see why a tech company would see an advantage to more people knowing how to code. It increases their potential labor pool. Maybe that’s the light in which to see this comment, more self-interested advice than good advice.

    • willmore
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]It will blow you away: IGN buys Humble Bundle @ Rock Paper Shotgun (ugh)[/quote<] Well, it was good while it lasted, but it honestly went down hill when they started with the monthly subscriptions. The last dozen bundles have been mostly junk. Maybe someone else will pick up on the idea.

      • NovusBogus
      • 2 years ago

      Humble was a great idea, but it got boring when it turned into a Steam storefront.

      • ET3D
      • 2 years ago

      The problem isn’t with the idea or the implementation, the problem is that the idea of bundles caught quickly, and that the number of games on Steam rose exponentially. So you can get tons of games for virtually nothing, and there’s nothing exciting about that.

      Take the early Humble bundles, they are pretty meh by current standards. I don’t think that the current ones are worse. They’re just not that special any more.

    • evermore
    • 2 years ago

    For the ice cream on aluminum, the real NASA route would be a block with one side inside a rotating wheel (or a station with artificial gravity), and the other side milled into a million fins exposed to space, shielded from the sun. Or connected to a laser-based cooling system. This would be the fictional fully-funded NASA of course.

    • Mr Bill
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Evidence suggests updated timeline towards Yellowstone's supervolcano eruption @ Slashdot[/quote<] As a resident geologist member I can assure you this story is full of c*** (four letter euphamism for fake news). You can read a discussion of how this was blown out of proportion here at [url=http://www.snopes.com/new-research-yellowstone-eruption-occur-sooner/<]Snopes[/url<]

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    I see your “Wear something Gaudy” and raise you one “Wear something [url=https://astimegoesbuy.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/gaudi-inspired.jpg<]Gaudi!"[/url<]

      • juzz86
      • 2 years ago

      I like that snake hat!

      Not as much as Fish’s shirts, mind you, but I like it nonetheless! I would wear that middle shirt, no worries.

    • NTMBK
    • 2 years ago

    EA killed Visceral, and sounds like they’re butchering the single player Star Wars game: [url<]https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/17/ea-to-close-dead-space-studio-visceral-in-development-star-wars-game-moving-to-vancouver/[/url<]

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    Hmmm…apparently this isn’t significant news…Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update is available:

    [url<]https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16488914/microsoft-windows-10-fall-creators-update-download-iso-files[/url<]

      • NTMBK
      • 2 years ago

      T|R will report on it in a week, when it’s finished installing

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      FWIW, shortbread is baked on Monday nights and Wednesday nights for consumption the following afternoon. I’d say that the dough needs time to rise, but shortbread doesn’t work that way.

        • curtisb
        • 2 years ago

        FWIW, it’s been known for weeks that today would be the day of release. 🙂

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