Chaos Never Dies Day Shortbread

This is my real server room. It doesn't usually act like this, though.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG Strix Fusion 300 review @ bit-tech
  2. Asus GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Strix Gaming review @ Guru3D
  3. Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition review @ HardOCP
  4. Palit GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Super JetStream @ Hexus
  5. Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 review @ KitGuru
  6. GeForce GTX 1070 Ti review with NVIDIA Founders Edition and EVGA FTW2 @ Legit Reviews
  7. Cougar Revenger mouse review @ TechPowerUp (LMAO at 'Revenger')
  8. Crucial BX300 480 GB SSD review @ TheSSDReview
  9. mean:it 5PM Tempered Glass case review @ ThinkComputers
  10. EVGA 750 B3 PSU review @ Tom's Hardware
  11. SanDisk Extreme and Extreme PRO memory cards review @ AnandTech
  12. TRENDnet TPL-430APK WiFi Everywhere Powerline 1200 AV2 Wireless Kit reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder (new winner for longest product name?)

Games and VR

  1. Xbox One X tear-down: impressive modularity for a console @ Gamers Nexus
  2. Take-Two financials; GTA5 now all-time best-selling game in U.S. @ Blue's News
  3. In Amazon's game engine, voice actors can now be replaced with robots @ ArsTechnica
  4. HTC reveals Vive Arts initiative bringing VR to museums @ Upload VR (insert joke about VR finding its way to museums just fine on its own)

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. 'Quark Fusion' produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion @ Slashdot
  2. How Cloudflare uses lava lamps to encrypt the Internet @ Slashdot
  3. Stop motion with the time glove @ HackADay (incredible and pointless, love it!)
  4. SpaceX rocket engine explodes during test @ Slashdot (no-injury learning is fun)
  5. Blizzident promises one bite flossing @ New Atlas (isn't that what they tried renaming Battle.net?)

Tech news and culture and

  1. With deletion of one wallet, $280M in Ethereum wallets gets frozen @ ArsTechnica
  2. Twitter officially doubles character count, says most 280 testers didn't use it @ ArsTechnica
  3. Waymo makes history testing on public roads with no one at the wheel @ ArsTechnica
  4. Mythbusters’ Jamie Hyneman backs treadmill shoes crowdfunding effort @ Upload VR (personally, I think solving the VR problems will be harder than solving the RL ones)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

*crickets* Should I put tempered glass down here, folks?

Colton Westrate

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

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    • CScottG
    • 2 years ago

    A better Science link for Chaos Never Dies:

    [url<]https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/09/star-has-gone-supernova-multiple-times/[/url<] ..eh, probably just Thor periodically banging on something with Mjölnir.

    • AnotherReader
    • 2 years ago

    On a serious note, bottom quarks themselves need quite a bit of energy to be generated. Common baryonic matter, which is composed of protons and neutrons, consists of only up and down quarks.

      • blastdoor
      • 2 years ago

      I’m imagining that this is about as practical a source of energy as harvesting methane from unicorn farts, but am I wrong about that?

        • AnotherReader
        • 2 years ago

        Yeah it sounds like that though the paper made it to Nature so reading it might reveal why it is important

          • blastdoor
          • 2 years ago

          The last sentence of the abstract in the Nature article says:

          [quote<]At present, however, the very short lifetimes of the heavy bottom and charm quarks preclude any practical applications of such reactions.[/quote<] So, unicorn farts.

      • bandannaman
      • 2 years ago

      On a less serious note: Your mom’s bottom quark is so massive, …. welp, that’s all I’ve got. Sorry.

    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    Colton needs some cable management porn to inspire him.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Wouldn’t help.

    • Redocbew
    • 2 years ago

    Oh God. LED ethernet cables. Fish, I fear you just gave someone a terrible idea.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Don’t worry, not one is going to buy a PoE switch just for RGB LED Ethernet. Right?

        • JDZZL
        • 2 years ago

        don’t you know how much easier cable management will be with 1.2 billion differently colored cables!!!!!????

      • mudcore
      • 2 years ago

      [url<]https://www.cableorganizer.com/mertek/evo6-patch-cord/[/url<] I've seen similar cables in use at the research corner of a university data center. The issue was they had a lot of non-IT staff (professors, grad students, etc) who had access so they had to find ways to go the extra mile to make it clear whose stuff connected to what.

    • superjawes
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<][i<]This is my real server room. It doesn't usually act like this, though.[/i<][/quote<] Must be all the quantum computing you're doing.

    • blastdoor
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]'Quark Fusion' produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion @ Slashdot[/quote<] I wonder how many bars of gold pressed latinum Quark will charge for that!

      • AnotherReader
      • 2 years ago

      Enough to buy a small moon

    • nico1982
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Chaos Never Dies[/quote<] [url=https://i.imgur.com/w5ECbzM.jpg<]Indeed.[/url<]

      • Growler
      • 2 years ago

      [url=https://i.imgur.com/YsEt7na.jpg<]Oh, no![/url<]

      • Krogoth
      • 2 years ago

      By the Emperor, how heretical!

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