Macaroon Day Shortbread

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PC hardware and computing

  1. Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe SSD review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterCase H500M review @ Guru3D
  3. Corsair TX750M 750W power supply review @ HardOCP
  4. Corsair One Elite review @ Hexus
  5. Linksys Velop dual-band intelligent mesh WiFi system reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  6. Intel Core i3-8300 3.7 GHz review @ TechPowerUp
  7. LG Gram 13 review @ TechSpot
  8. The Supermicro X11SRA motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Star Citizen video game launches $27,000 Players' Pack @ Slashdot
  2. Raft's early access is a solid and splendid survival sim @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Autonomous spaceplane travels to 10 km, lands safely 200 km away @ HackADay
  2. Hacker gets Super NES games running on unmodified NES @ Ars Technica
  3. HoloLens can act as eyes for blind users and guide them with audio prompts, new research shows @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. A trip to the ER with your phone may mean injury lawyer ads for weeks @ Ars Technica
  2. De Beers to sell diamonds made in a lab @ Slashdot
  3. Pompeii skeleton found crushed under stone block while fleeing volcanic eruption @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Extreme cheese fans roll down steep hill for a lot of cheese @ time.com
  2. HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 32GB 2933MHz memory kit review @ Legit Reviews
  3. This cheese theme park has a cheese playland, cheese buildings & a make-your-own cheese class @ bustle.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • wingless
    • 2 years ago

    Can I finance that $27,000 Star Citizen pack? Do they offer a 48 month lease on that?

    • HERETIC
    • 2 years ago

    And in other news-the never-ending saga-w10.
    [url<]https://www.myce.com/news/combination-of-intel-igpu-and-windows-10-update-gives-fullscreen-video-issues-84376/[/url<]

    • Pville_Piper
    • 2 years ago

    I don’t care who you are… $27,000 for a video game is insane.

      • Liron
      • 2 years ago

      It’s not even for a video game. Only people who already own the game are eligible to pay the $27000.

      But, yes, $230 for each non-exclusive, mass market, spaceship 3D model is too high. Especially, if you’re buying in bulk of over 100.

    • oldog
    • 2 years ago

    Q: What cheese is made backwards?

    A: Edam!

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      UUUUGGGH. Take your damn upvotes and go 🙂

      • K-L-Waster
      • 2 years ago

      I’m afraid that wasn’t gouda.

    • oldog
    • 2 years ago

    Colton not to be a pedant, but a macaroon is a coconut based cookie, whereas a macaron is a meringue based cookie (as pictured above).

    Both are gluten free however… yea!

      • superjawes
      • 2 years ago

      [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macaroon<]Wiki[/url<] says almonds were the original main for macroons, with coconut being a later alternative. Still, that would make them gluten-free.

      • uni-mitation
      • 2 years ago

      “I ate Grandma.”

      “I ate, Grandma.”

      uni-mitation

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        You really should have signed this one “Big Bad Wolf”

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      It pained me to use that photo, but all the coconut pics were lame and I figured this way was better comment fodder. 😉

    • uni-mitation
    • 2 years ago

    I guess I will post this additional news item that I definitely missed. The EU is looking to promulgate some new directives as to copyright enforcement.

    [url<]http://www.medialaws.eu/controversy-between-article-13-of-the-proposed-directive-for-copyright-in-the-digital-single-market-and-the-eu-acquis/[/url<] [url<]http://www.alphr.com/politics/1009470/article-13-EU-what-is-it-copyright[/url<] [url<]https://www.communia-association.org/2017/09/18/article-13-is-incompatible-with-eu-law-and-must-be-deleted/[/url<] etc, etc, etc. I am no expert on how the giant EU bureaucracy works but I though it would be helpful if people knew. Consequently, would my post be filtered and I wouldn't be able to post any links to any "infringing works" because the host provider would be liable for the users' actions? Hmmm, it sounds very similar to the recently passed Fosta act in U.S. which basically amended the 230 article of the Decency Communications Act to [url=https://newmedialaw.proskauer.com/2018/04/11/fosta-signed-into-law-amends-cda-section-230-to-allow-enforcement-against-online-providers-for-knowingly-facilitating-sex-trafficking/<] exclude [/url<] [quote<] for online services that knowingly host third-party content that promotes or facilitates sex trafficking. As drafted, the law has retroactive effect and applies even with respect to activities occurring prior to its enactment." [/quote<] The road of the destruction of the Internet was paved with good intentions. It is definitely the thought that counts, not the consequences. Let's pat ourselves in the back for a job well done! Next step: we definitely have a hate speech problem. We need to hold those sites that hold, and nurture such hatred out of the Internet. They definitely have no place in civilized society! It was good while it lasted. We had a good run. uni-mitation

    • uni-mitation
    • 2 years ago
    • thedosbox
    • 2 years ago

    OK, I’ve been patient given it’s a short week, but I find your lack of cats disturbing.

    [edit] I am embarassed – forgot about the story from yesterday

    • Goty
    • 2 years ago

    I actually just bought my wife some macarons off the Amazon Treasure Truck today. We’ll have to see if I can get one for myself without losing a finger…

    • Captain Ned
    • 2 years ago

    Did that stone block in Pompeii have “ACME” chiseled into its side?

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      Did you add the label to the potato cannon yet?

        • Captain Ned
        • 2 years ago

        Remind me, what did I say I was going to do?

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          At the BBQ you expressed some amusement at the idea of adding an ACME label to the potato cannon. I was wondering if that was actually going to happen.

            • Captain Ned
            • 2 years ago

            That’s easy. I’ll hit up the local craft store for some stencils and get some paint on the barrel.

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            (Roadrunners don’t eat french fries)

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