National Stuffing Day Shortbread

Who's a good boy?

PC hardware and computing

  1. SilverStone SFX 650W Gold power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Surface Book 2 review @ Engadget
  3. XSPC Razor Neo waterblock for GTX 1080 Ti build @ HardOCP
  4. Gigabyte Z370N WiFi motherboard review @ Hexus
  5. NVIDIA Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition review @ HotHardware
  6. Bitfenix Formula Gold 750W review @ JonnyGuru
  7. DarkSide GT 1450 RPM Black Edition fan review @ TechPowerUp
  8. 4th-Gen Core i7 vs. 8th-Gen Core i7 @ TechSpot
  9. The MSI X299 Tomahawk Arctic motherboard review @ AnandTech
  10. Asus Lyra whole-home Wi-Fi system mesh network review @ KitGuru
  11. Asus RT-AC86U dual band AC2900 wireless router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  12. 3D printed Wi-Fi reflectors custom designed for the building @ HackADay

Games and VR

  1. RimWorld's beta adds swamp biomes and 'story combat' @ Rock Paper Shotgun (yes!)
  2. A bit of madness is key in Lovecraft Letter @ Quarter To Three
  3. Civ V designer Jon Shafer parts with Paradox, "creative differences" blamed @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Science, hacks, makers and gadgets

  1. James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets @ New Atlas
  2. How an unpaid UK researcher saved the Japanese seaweed industry @ ArsTechnica
  3. Latest Atlas robot shows its gymnastic chops by nailing a backflip @ New Atlas
  4. 10-year-old boy cracks the Face ID on both parents' iPhone X @ Slashdot (pesky genetics)
  5. Stanford trains AI to diagnose pneumonia better than a radiologist in just two months @ Slashdot

Tech news and culture

  1. Tesla unveils 500-mile range semi truck, 620-mile range Roadster 2.0 @ Slashdot
  2. New "Quad9" DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone @ ArsTechnica
  3. Silicon Valley thinks it invented roommates. They call it 'co-living' @ Slashdot
  4. Airlander 10 to start flying higher, faster and farther @ New Atlas (up, up…)
  5. Airlander 10 deflated after breaking free of its mooring @ New Atlas (and away!)

Cheese, memes, and RGB LEDs

  1. Corsair ML120 RGB Pro Series magnetic levitation fan review @ Guru3D
  2. Phantom Gourmet: frozen mac and cheese taste test @ boston.cbslocal.com (we can all agree that Stouffer's mac and cheese beats a boxed Kraft Dinner, right?)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • just brew it!
    • 2 years ago

    And that’s “dressing” for the Southerners… 😉

    • blastdoor
    • 2 years ago

    In other news, it would appear that the upcoming iMac Pro will include an A10:

    [url<]https://www.macrumors.com/2017/11/19/imac-pro-a10-chip-hey-siri/[/url<] This is a bittersweet irony for me.... I had predicted a couple of years ago that 2017 would be the year that Apple would put it's own custom ARM cores in a Mac. But this isn't how I had imagined it. In any event, an interesting rumor. If true, it will be interesting to see exactly how Apple is using the A10 alongside the Xeon. It sounds like security plus "hey Siri" are two likely features.

      • NTMBK
      • 2 years ago

      Maybe they will let iOS apps run on the desktop, similar to how ChromeOS can run Android apps? The A10 seems insanely overpowered and expensive to just run “hey Siri” and a few security features…

        • blastdoor
        • 2 years ago

        Yeah it does seem like overkill for just those things.

        Perhaps it could also handle all FaceTime duties, but that’s still a little limited.

    • MOSFET
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Tesla unveils 500-mile range semi truck, 620-mile range Roadster 2.0 @ Slashdot[/quote<] and [url=https://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=11369581&cid=55571207<]the pertinent comment[/url<] from that horror of ./ commenting

      • Mr Bill
      • 2 years ago

      Edit: This is for the 2×2 Tesla Roadster and I used diesel instead of gasoline…
      The Truck specs are not given in the /. post.[/Edit]
      200KW-hr battery = 620 mile range.
      1 gallon diesel is 41.7 KW-hr of energy. Use a recoverable energy factor of 0.40
      200KWhr/(41.7KWhr*0.4) = 12 gallons of diesel equivalent
      620 miles / 12 gallons = 51.7 mpg.
      Actually, very good energy milage.

        • anotherengineer
        • 2 years ago

        Most transport drivers I talk to say 4-7 mpg is common for rigs.

        620miles/5mpg = 124 gallons diesel used

          • Mr Bill
          • 2 years ago

          I know. So, this very high efficiency, that I think I calculated correctly from the numbers given, is rather unbelievable. Unless this is a small truck with an empty load.

          • Mr Bill
          • 2 years ago

          Oh, I see the problem my calculations were for the new Tesla roadster. I used the wrong data.

          • Mr Bill
          • 2 years ago

          For the Electric Semi…
          [url=https://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=11369581&cid=55572255<]7.2MW-hr for full charge[/url<] 7200KW-hr battery = 500 mile range. 1 gallon diesel is 41.7 KW-hr of energy. Forget the recoverable energy factor. Although, one could argue that the electricity was generated from fuel at only 40% efficiency. 7200KWhr/(41.7KWhr) = 173 gallons of diesel equivalent 500 miles / 173 gallons = 2.89 mpg. Not really fabulous. Maybe the guy got the charge amount wrong. He does point out that 200 gallons of diesel on a typical rig is about 8.3 MW-hr (using my 41.7 KW-hr/gallon number). I once picked up a rig driver just outside of Grand Junction, CO. Did not quite make it to town. I asked and he said his range was over 700 miles.

            • Shobai
            • 2 years ago

            Has anyone heard what the payload will be? I wonder how much the battery pack will impact that

    • UberGerbil
    • 2 years ago

    Since Juno photos got a strong reception in a shortbread a while back, I’ll post this:
    [url=https://youtu.be/k-0Wqjs9eKk<]Juno photos stiched into a video[/url<]. Mesmerizing.

    • Mr Bill
    • 2 years ago

    My mother once bought a queen sized feather tic at a garage sale and put it in front of the dog (golden retriever) house for him to sleep on. Later that day she came home from work to find a winter wonder land of feather snow in the back yard, with the dog and the remainder of the tic at ground zero.

      • davidbowser
      • 2 years ago

      Yep. My dogs destroy every stuffed thing that comes within reach. Instead of dog beds, I now buy remnant carpets because they seem to last 5-6 months instead of 5-6 hours.

        • just brew it!
        • 2 years ago

        The time I bought the more expensive “for heavy chewers” dog toy it lasted about a day. Now we just buy whatever’s cheap or on sale, with an emphasis on things without fiberfill stuffing.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets @ New Atlas[/quote<] True Story: It was renamed for political reasons but the telescope was originally codenamed Agent 47.

      • wizardz
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]James Webb Space Telescope assigned its first 13 targets @ New Atlas [quote<]True Story: It was renamed for political reasons but the telescope was originally codenamed Agent 47. [/quote<][/quote<] i don't know why, but i read that as ..David Webb assigned its first 13 targets..

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        Going Bourne Identity on us!

      • Mr Bill
      • 2 years ago

      The [url=https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/152640933284/10-out-of-this-world-facts-about-the-james-webb<]Nasa Tumblr post[/url<] has some nice pictures. . . . I can't see how an infra-red telescope that can never towards earth; would be named after Hitman Agent 47.

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