Smoke and Mirrors Day Shortbread

Obviously Photoshopped, but whatever…

PC hardware and computing

  1. Take a second look at this display screen—it's actually LEGO @ TheBrothersBrick
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500P Mesh White review @ bit-tech
  3. Gigabyte Aorus X399 Designare EX motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Edifier e235 THX-Certified 2.1 speaker review @ KitGuru
  5. Netgear Orbi RBK50 WiFi system review @ TechPowerUp
  6. In Win 305 case review @ ThinkComputers

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Behold the deadliest enemy in Far Cry 5 @ Quarter To Three
  2. It sounds like No Man's Sky Really is getting VR support soon @ Upload VR
  3. It's official: Lego: The Incredibles announced @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I'm so stoked for the new movie)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Better beer through gene editing @ HackADay
  2. Festo's latest robo-animals—a rolling spider and a semi-autonomous bat @ New Atlas (if you don't follow the cool things that Festo makes to promote their products, you're missing out)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Webb woes worsen with leaky valves and a torn sunshield @ Ars Technica
  2. Amazon takes fresh stab at $16 billion housekeeping industry @ Slashdot
  3. AT&T/Verizon lobbyists to "aggressively" sue states that enact net neutrality @ Ars Technica
  4. Microsoft to ban 'offensive language' from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services @ Slashdot
  5. An Apple facility that repairs iPhones in California won't stop calling 9-1-1—and nobody knows how to stop it @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Poland's surprisingly beautiful cheese @ bbc.com
  2. The EU cheese stability index @ politico.eu
  3. Can Heavy Metal change the molecular makeup of cheese? The "Curd Nerd" is betting his career on it. @ good.is
Colton Westrate

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

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    • not@home
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<] Webb woes worsen with leaky valves and a torn sunshield [/quote<] It seems like everything Northrop Grumman does goes way over budget or outright fails lately. I think they need some serious competition. edit: I can never get the quotes to work properly the first time.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Lockheed isn’t going to put up with Northrop getting all the glory!

      #HoldMyBeerF35

      • NovusBogus
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]It seems like everything the US military industrial complex does goes way over budget or outright fails since the 1950s. I think they need some serious competition.[/quote<] FTFY

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 2 years ago

    Fc5 did what fc2 did with endless and constant enemy patrols. Shoot one guy on the road, 4 or more spawn in the same area. I hope they tame it down. The roads are near undrivable without getting chased and harassed. The game is still the best of the series by far.

      • briskly
      • 2 years ago

      One player’s frustration is another’s idea of fun. The threadbare roads of FC4 were one of the reasons I became disinterested in that game.

      • sirsoffrito
      • 2 years ago

      Only at first. Once you have defeated a fair number of outposts and strongholds in an area, militia start patrolling the roads and even show up once the shooting starts. It just takes a little bit to get the ball rolling. It’s actually one of the ways the environment feels dynamic to me.

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Take a second look at this display screen—it's actually LEGO @ TheBrothersBrick [/quote<] We have finally found a display technology with a refresh rate suited to our IGPS!! -- Pre-Raj Intel's graphics department

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