Bourbon Day Shortbread

Not shown: one scotch and one beer

PC hardware and computing

  1. Alienware wireless gaming headset: AW988 review @ HardOCP
  2. Intel Core i7-8086K (14 nm) review @ Hexus
  3. Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD review @ HotHardware
  4. Samsung 970 Pro 1TB SSD review @ KitGuru
  5. Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD review – M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe @ Legit Reviews
  6. G.Skill Sniper X 3600 MHz DDR4 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Adata XPG SX8200 480GB M.2 NVMe solid state drive review @ ThinkComputers
  8. The BitFenix Formula Gold 650W PSU review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Overhauled Steam chat open beta @ Blue's News
  2. FREE 3: A trio of free games as an antidote to E3 hype @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Sony is blocking Fortnite cross-play between PS4, Nintendo Switch players @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Poetry is the fruit of this loom @ HackADay
  2. Ava makes travel-friendly ukulele even more portable @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. MIT trains AI to track people's movements through walls @ New Atlas
  2. The internet is finally going to be bigger than TV worldwide @ Slashdot
  3. Massive Martian dust storm has put Opportunity rover in a low-power sleep @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Corsair Void Pro RGB wireless gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB review @ bit-tech
  3. Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Rapidfire review @ Guru3D
  4. Doritos made giant nacho cheese chips—here's how to get them @ foodandwine.com
  5. Moo-ve it to solve this dairy mystery. Hilmar Cheese opens new ag-based escape room @ modbee.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • alloyD
    • 1 year ago

    Weller Special Reserve
    1792 Small Batch
    Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve

    (ordered by increasing preference)

      • superjawes
      • 1 year ago

      I’m a fan of 1792 as well. I’ll have to give the Knob Creek one a try. I think I’ve only had the regular variant.

      • phileasfogg
      • 1 year ago

      thanks for the first two recommendations, I hadn’t heard of either one of those until now.
      I really like Knob Creek Single Barrel; the flavor is just so magically good, even for a nonnoisseur like me.

    • ermo
    • 1 year ago

    So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the Levee, but the Levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
    Singin’ “This’ll be the day that I die
    This’ll be the day that I die”

    [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yHTpGog0IY<]Obligatory YT link[/url<] (Since this thread seems to bring out people of a certain age, I figured the above was par for the course)

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      Yep, when I was a kid. Ushered for a Don McLean show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta where the *opening* act was some up-and-comer named Jimmy Buffett–I could have just walked on stage and said hello.

      • Captain Ned
      • 1 year ago

      My, my, this here Anakin guy
      May be Vader someday later, now he’s just a small fry
      And he left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
      Sayin’, “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
      “Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

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

        • just brew it!
        • 1 year ago

        Definitely a high point in Weird Al’s output. I love how he managed to provide a concise summary of the entire plot in a ~6 minute song.

          • Captain Ned
          • 1 year ago

          Especially since the song came out 2 months before the movie and Al sussed it all out from ‘Net spoilers, as Lucasfilm wouldn’t give him a preview.

    • paulWTAMU
    • 1 year ago

    Woodford’s doesn’t do it for me.

    Buffalo Trace is nice though.

    Blantons is great, and actually affordableish

      • DancinJack
      • 1 year ago

      Woodford is definitely different, but I love it.

      Also, Bulleit. Trace is good too. And then of course some of the bucket list ones that no man in their right mind would buy on the reg.

      • Pville_Piper
      • 1 year ago

      Never could get into Blanton’s, Woodford is great, Knob Creek is my go to, and Bookers is my favorite.

    • davidbowser
    • 1 year ago

    I had the pleasure of seeing George Thorogood in concert last summer. Still rocks.

      • itaniwha
      • 1 year ago

      Early 80’s in NZ. Still playing his CD’s.

    • leor
    • 1 year ago

    Blantons

    That is all

    • albundy
    • 1 year ago

    best day of all is bourbon day, neat.

      • Chuckaluphagus
      • 1 year ago

      Water on the side.

    • TheMonkeyKing
    • 1 year ago

    Does anyone have an idea when, or if ever, RAM prices will come back down?

      • uni-mitation
      • 1 year ago

      Supply & demand: the DRAM suppliers are in no rush to meet demand with their profit margins. It seems like we are in a semi-quasi cartel where there is no impetus to ramp up production. I don’t know, and if I knew, I would definitely not be sharing that precious information for naught. This is info that makes money in markets! On the same hand, I would read what anyone on the web posts with a grain of salt. Everyone is out to make a quick buck: be the sucker or the smart man.

      uni-mitation

      • albundy
      • 1 year ago

      i heard there’s a chunky rebate in the form of a class action lawsuit against them for price fixing…yet again..for those that bought ddr4 during a certain period of time. i can only hope that the judge triples the damages awarded.

        • uni-mitation
        • 1 year ago

        The cynic in me tells me that the relief will fall short. It will basically go to line up the pockets of these attorney (both sides get paid); the cost of litigation and any damages (including punitive) will be passed on to the consumer later down the road.

        In my view, DOJ or some other state entity with some more muscle & jurisdiction will need to get involved in some anti-trust suit to break these up; the problem is that it doesn’t meet that standard like Ma Bell did.

        Another more palatable option will come to my surprise: if there is a new disruptive technology invented that makes DRAM go the way of the eight-track. In that case, it is competition for a brand new market with increasing demand!

        uni-mitation

          • Captain Ned
          • 1 year ago

          [quote<]In my view, DOJ or some other state entity with some more muscle & jurisdiction will need to get involved in some anti-trust suit to break these up; the problem is that it doesn't meet that standard like Ma Bell did. [/quote<] The forced breakup of Standard Oil in 1911 is what made John D. Rockefeller an unbelievably wealthy man and the AT7T breakup in 1984 made stockholders wealthy as well (assuming they held their shares). Note also that both of those companies (the only entities ever forcibly broken up under US antitrust law) have since substantially recombined.

            • blastdoor
            • 1 year ago

            The more important/relevant question is — what happened to the price of oil and the price of long distance service after those breakups?

      • just brew it!
      • 1 year ago

      No idea, but I’m waiting too. I’d like to put together a Ryzen box, but DDR4 is too damn expensive.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      Whenever the lawsuit is finished.

      • dragontamer5788
      • 1 year ago

      dramexchange.com had an analysis months ago saying that 2H 2018 was the earliest it would come down.

      Cloud providers are all upgrading their equipment, especially to 2666 MT/s RAM (which is now similar in cost to 2133MT/s). This upgrade cycle means that DRAM-demand is sky-high, and will remain so for the near future.

      • RandomGamer342
      • 1 year ago

      I’ve heard that chinese fabs are expected to be up in 2019. I doubt the current cartel will bother lowering prices before they get external competition, lawsuit or not.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    2. Intel Core i7-8086K (14 nm) review

    Not only should the process be listed, but also the revision.

    14nm+++

    • superjawes
    • 1 year ago

    Celebrate responsibly.

    And Woodford Reserve is an excellent choice for anyone seeking a bourbon recommendation.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      Nice job on first post, bro.

        • gmskking
        • 1 year ago

        Nice job on commenting on first post.

          • DeadOfKnight
          • 1 year ago

          Nice job on commenting on comment on first post.

            • just brew it!
            • 1 year ago

            Nice job on… oh, never mind.

            [goes off to pour himself a shot of Makers Mark]

            • drfish
            • 1 year ago

            Nice job putting an end to that nonsense.

            • superjawes
            • 1 year ago

            Maker’s is also a good choice. Cheers!

      • EricBorn
      • 1 year ago

      Agreed on the Woodford. Ever tried Henry McKenna?

        • just brew it!
        • 1 year ago

        No, I haven’t. Maybe I will.

        Ever tried Redemption Rye?

          • EricBorn
          • 1 year ago

          Yes! I love rye, and that’s an excellent one.

          Recently, I’ve been working my way through the “bottled-in-bond” whiskeys. Haven’t found one yet that I didn’t like. I’m starting to think that this bottled in bond program might be the best example of government regulation this country has to offer.

        • superjawes
        • 1 year ago

        I haven’t tried that one, either. Doesn’t appear to be stocked in my liquor store.

      • blastdoor
      • 1 year ago

      How does that compare to Blanton’s?

        • superjawes
        • 1 year ago

        I have not had Blanton’s, but just by price point, Woodford is better for a regular whiskey while Blanton’s can be for a special occasion. I’ll keep that in mind next time I want to try something nice.

        Also, Woodford is a very smooth, very shippable bourbon. The Double Oaked version is even smoother with extra sweetness.

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