Buy a Musical Instrument Day Shortbread

My youngest just turned one. We don't need any more “musical instruments” in our house.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Samsung C49HG90 49-in Ultrawide FreeSync 2 monitor review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M review @ bit-tech
  3. Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming review @ Guru3D
  4. AMD's Ryzen Master overclocking software overview @ HardOCP
  5. Qnap TS-228A NAS review @ Hexus
  6. Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 850W review @ JonnyGuru
  7. MSI B360 Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard review @ KitGuru
  8. SanDisk 1TB Extreme portable SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  9. HyperX Cloud Flight review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Corsair K63 wireless mechanical keyboard & lapboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. The ASUS Z370-I Gaming review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. What the hell is Steam doing with VNs right now? @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. How much money is in Fortnite esports? All the money @ Quarter To Three
  3. Sega Genesis Flashback HD review @ TechSpot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Tiny sideways Tetris on a business card @ HackADay (best “business card” I've seen yet)
  2. RoMeLa's sideways walking robot has evolved more limbs @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA's atomic fridge will make the ISS the coldest known place in the universe @ Slashdot
  2. MIT's seafaring robotic glider surfs like a sailboat and soars like an albatross @ New Atlas
  3. 3D-printed hydrogel humanoid goes for an underwater walk @ New Atlas
  4. Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. No cheese, please: McDonald's faces lawsuit over quarter pounder @ cbs12.com (this link is below my standards, but all the other cheese news stunk even worse)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Laykun
    • 1 year ago

    “””””Virtual Novels”””””

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    Just the excuse I needed to buy another guitar.

      • MOSFET
      • 1 year ago

      That’s [i<]exactly[/i<] what I was thinking upon seeing the headline.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I still have to pay for one more semester of courses, otherwise I had such a guitar already picked out:

        [url=https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/S2CU24BV7WB–prs-s2-custom-24-whale-blue<]Paul Reed Smith S2 Custom 24[/url<]. A friend of mine has the regular American-made Custom 24 (I think his is an early 2000s model, like 2003 or 2004) and it's just an amazing instrument. My "daily driver" right now is a [url=https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SEZMTG3--prs-se-zach-myers-semi-hollow-trampas-green/snS05120<]PRS SE Zach Myers[/url<], which I adore. I also have a *very* customized Stratocaster that I built from mostly Fender parts. MIM Classic Player body (very blue in color) and MIM 22-fret neck, Fender locking tuners, Callaham bridge, and EMG SRO pickups. I liked the blue in the body but I didn't like the gold hardware or red tortoise pickguard so I just stripped. The bolt plate on the back is still gold like the original but nobody sees that. I have some other plates around here that I could replace it but I haven't bothered.

          • meerkt
          • 1 year ago

          EMG on a strat! Is that even legal? I know, passive, but still.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            I didn’t want to screw it up soldering so I got a solder-free kit. One day I want to replace them with a set of Fender 57/62s but I’d either have to learn to solder and do the wiring myself or spend twice as much to order a loaded pick guard. Then I’d just have to solder the jack and that doesn’t worry me.

            • meerkt
            • 1 year ago

            Guitar tech can be so stuck in the past. EMG’s connector-based things and hubs make so much more sense.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Duncan has a line of solder-less gear, too, but unfortunately it isn’t he same style of connector. Of course. So swapping between different pickups isn’t as easy as it should be.

            • morphine
            • 1 year ago

            [quote<]EMG on a strat! Is that even legal?[/quote<] David Gilmour would like to have a word with you 😛

            • meerkt
            • 1 year ago

            I’m kinda busy. Maybe next week.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      When you have time can you tell me about the gear wars?

    • Neutronbeam
    • 1 year ago

    “That’s no asteroid…”

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      It’s in a parking orbit that’s going the wrong way.

      First manned mission to an asteroid being carried out by the parking police… CONFIRMED.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 1 year ago

      [url<]https://youtu.be/eT4shwU4Yc4[/url<]

        • Neutronbeam
        • 1 year ago

        A thousand up-thumbs are not enough for you!

        • Gyromancer
        • 1 year ago

        [url=https://youtu.be/Lu9dUG3_KNA?t=23m6s<]I beg to differ.[/url<]

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 1 year ago

    Give unto the child of thine enemy.. a drum.

      • Shobai
      • 1 year ago

      Ha, my sister-in-law thinks it’s “…a recorder”

        • Growler
        • 1 year ago

        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sso4vjERgdA[/url<]

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Pfff, drum. Have you not heard of the vuvuzela? Here, let me sing you the song of my people…

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        Return of the vuvuzela is still one of my fav vids on YouTube.

          • Gyromancer
          • 1 year ago

          [url=https://youtu.be/7B2LPxggvqY<]One of my favorites. [/url<]

        • Redocbew
        • 1 year ago

        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8JGhoVybkM[/url<]

      • davidbowser
      • 1 year ago

      One of my best friends (who has no children) has admitted to scouring websites and stores for electronic toys that make lots of noise, but have no Off button.

        • anotherengineer
        • 1 year ago

        To that guy
        [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8JFVSNxkEI[/url<] lol

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 1 year ago

          Q: “What’d you do with Sully?”
          A: “I let him go.”

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