Proofreading Day Shortbread

TR editors don't use red pens, they publicly shame you in Slack and then replace your words with better ones.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair Carbide 275R tempered-glass mid tower case review @ PC Perspective
  2. Corsair Carbide Series 275R review @ bit-tech
  3. Galax/KFA2 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti EXOC review @ Guru3D
  4. Gigabyte Z370N WIFI ITX motherboard review @ HardwareCanucks
  5. Corsair Carbide Series 275R case review @ Hexus
  6. MINIX Neo N42C-4 Mini-PC review @ HotHardware
  7. Cougar GX-F 750W PSU review @ KitGuru
  8. Drevo Ares 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Roccat Khan Pro headset review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Acer Switch 7 review @ TechSpot
  11. Azio Atom ambidextrous gaming mouse review @ ThinkComputers
  12. Google's new quantum processor could soon outperform classic supercomputers @ New Atlas

Games, culture, and VR

  1. RAD tech makes racing games blind-accessible @ New Atlas

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The sensor array that grew into a robot cat @ HackADay
  2. New documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants @
  3. Precision DIY calipers? That's a Moiré! @ HackADay
  4. Robot smashes Rubik's Cube record with 0.38-second solve @ Ars Technica (whoa…)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Quantum ball lightning forged in the lab for the first time @ New Atlas
  2. The world's largest airplane may launch a new space shuttle into orbit @ Ars Technica
  3. How the immune system keeps tattoos permanent despite constant skin rejuvenation @ New Atlas
  4. Most Americans think AI will destroy other people's jobs, not theirs @ Slashdot
  5. Amazon admits its AI Alexa is creepily laughing at people @ Slashdot
  6. Self-driving cars are being attacked by angry Californians @ Slashdot (I felt obligated to put those three headlines together)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. This macaroni and cheese helps fight climate change @
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    • MarkHughes
    • 2 years ago

    I’m not sure how AI will take over my job as a programmer but I do see it changing my job quite a lot, I think in the future programmers will not really write any code at all. I’m not sure how good that code will be, though I don’t see things getting much worse đŸ™‚ I expect I will be close to retiring before my job is totally redundant.

    Would be quite nice to have an AI assistant checking my code though and maybe doing the live testing.

    I think AI assisted coders will be the way to go and I feel like things will improve a lot at that point.

    • NovusBogus
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]New documents reveal FBI paid Geek Squad repair staff as informants @[/quote<] Third rule of Privacy Club: If someone other than you has physical access to your data, it's out in the open.

    • blastdoor
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Most Americans think AI will destroy other people's jobs, not theirs @ Slashdot[/quote<] AI will take your job if your job is: 1. Boring 2. Mostly focused on processing information Plumbers, carpenters, and PhDs are probably fine. Everyone else should be nervous.

    • Phartindust
    • 2 years ago

    This seems like a good place to leave this:


      • davidbowser
      • 2 years ago

      I heard about this and wondered if nvidia had hired the partner program team from Intel back in the day. This seems like a straight-up copycat of what Intel did to partners 10-15 years ago.

        • Phartindust
        • 2 years ago

        Yeah it’s a really weird situation. You would think once was enough, but here we are again it seems.

    • Kretschmer
    • 2 years ago

    Lenovo has a special on their 720S 15″ right now.

    $1,200 gets you a slim-bodied laptop with i7, 1050Ti, 8GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.
    That’s pretty dang good for a unit that’s one notch below the Dell XPS series in build quality. I just received my 720S and am fairly impressed with it.

      • Voldenuit
      • 2 years ago

      Dell’s Inspiron 15 7577 has an i5 7300U, 1060 Max Q, 8 GB RAM (with one free slot) and 256 GB SSD for $949.


        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        Yeah I looked at that but prefer a bit more refined look, build quality, and battery life for professional reasons.

          • Voldenuit
          • 2 years ago

          Fair enough, the dell does look a bit gamery. A point in its favor is that a lot of thin laptops with GPUs can be prone to throttle either the CPU or GPU (or both) due to thermal constraints, and the Inspiron 15 7577 supposedly cools both well enough that it doesn’t throttle under gaming.

            • Kretschmer
            • 2 years ago

            Yes, the Inspiron 7000 gaming series is quite a strong contender, and the least “gamery” of the budget big OEM gaming laptops.

            FWIW, my shortlist:

            Dell Inspiron 7000 Gaming:
            +Ludicrously cheap
            +More muted styling
            +Adequate cooling
            -Small battery
            -Less portable/stylish
            -Dell (bad experience with my last laptop)
            Summary: Great value and solid execution, but someone at Dell is going to hell for segmenting this product so badly with the battery

            Dell XPS 15:
            +Gorgeous/great build quality
            +Huge battery
            -Only a 1050
            -Possible throttling issues
            -Possible display issues
            -Expensive for the specs
            -Very slow panel
            -Dell (see above)
            Summary: Weaker specs/value, but the gold standard for design

            Razor Blade 14 2017:
            -Great battery life
            -Razer support/software
            -Fans like a banashee
            -Really expensive for a 1060 laptop
            Summary: No seriously, you’re going to trust Razor to build and support a laptop?

            Gigabyte Aero 14W
            +Huge Battery
            +Adequately cooled
            -1440P display (GPU drag, annoying scaling issues at 14″)
            -Gigabyte software/support
            Summary: A god laptop if it came with a 1080P panel

            Gigabyte Aero 15
            +Decent battery life
            -Keyboard hardware issues (that cripple keyboard combinations)
            Summary: How the hell do you not check Shift+Control keyboard combinations (among others) before shipping?

            Lenovo 720S:
            +Inexpensive for a gaming-capable thin-and-light/vs. the XPS
            +Adequate cooling
            +GTX 1050Ti MaxQ
            +Professional styling
            +Reasonable fan noise
            +/-79Whr battery (smaller than the XPS, but better than some others)
            -No professional reviews
            Summary: Good all-rounder at 15.6″

            So far I’m enjoying the 720S. Battery life appears decent, build quality is good (if not amazing like an XPS), weight and cooling are better-than average, and I have the option of medium-high-settings gaming with ease.

            • Voldenuit
            • 2 years ago

            Sounds like you did your research.
            Wow. A ‘gaming’ laptop that can’t handle Shift+Ctrl combination? wtf Gigabyte. @_@
            I tested out my Asus GX501’s keyboard earlier tonight and it registered 20 simultaneous keypresses before I ran out of fingers.

            • Kretschmer
            • 2 years ago

            [url<][/url<] Yes, laptop research is really vexing because you have to screen for so many idiosyncratic issues. "Oh, our laptop is supposed to run all its parts without overheating? "Whoa whoa want to press MORE than ONE key at once?"

    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Precision DIY calipers? That's a Moiré! @ HackADay[/quote<] When scanlines hit your eye, With a res that's too high, It's a Moiré!

      • Neutronbeam
      • 2 years ago

      Greenyus… Now shut up and take my upvotes!

      • FireGryphon
      • 2 years ago

      I award this comment the Best Comment award.

    • superjawes
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]TR editors don't use red pens, they publicly shame you in Slack and then replace your words with better ones.[/quote<] Tsk, tsk. Proofreading may have caught this comma splice.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      We didn’t want to rob gerbils of an opportunity to correct us.

      • thedosbox
      • 2 years ago

      I do this all the time, and didn’t realize there was a term for it.

        • Neutronbeam
        • 2 years ago

        Uh… I believe that for a comma before and what comes after the and needs to be able to stand alone as a sentence?

          • Redocbew
          • 2 years ago

          Example: I fell down and hit my head, and while I recovered I remained in a comma.

          That still doesn’t look right.

        • NovusBogus
        • 2 years ago

        all day errday

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