Illegal Genetic Experiment Day Shortbread

Nobody gets left behind.

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27″ 4K 144Hz G-SYNC monitor @ PC Perspective
  2. MSI Immerse GH70 gaming headset review @ Guru3D
  3. Alienware Area 51 R5 review @ HotHardware
  4. ASUS Lyra Trio reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. Ducky Shine 6 keyboard review @ TechPowerUp
  6. ViewSonic VP3881 review @ TFT Central
  7. The GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. OpenAI's Dota 2 bots sets their sights on the big leagues @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Xbox One mouse-and-keyboard support could be rolling out soon @ Ars Technica
  3. Switch piracy tool could brick your system because it contains (wait for it) a piracy countermeasure @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Roll your own trackball mouse @ HackADay
  2. Dust to dust and Jello to Jello: the journey of a very strange knife @ HackADay
  3. Blue Compass Broadcast Boom Arm review @ Legit Reviews
  4. OfficeCore M2 review: An enterprise-focused smart speaker sans a digital assistant @ Neowin

Science, technology, and space news

  1. First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education @ Ars Technica
  2. How the deadly mantis shrimp keeps cracks in its club in check @ New Atlas
  3. Russia's Proton rocket, which predates Apollo, will finally stop flying @ Ars Technica

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. The summer that cheese took over his life and his nightmares @ post-gazette.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-3600 (CMW32GX4M4C3600C18W) @ Hexus
  3. Cooler Master ML240R RGB AIO CPU cooler review @ HardOCP
  4. Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 keyboard review @ KitGuru
  5. San Franciscans are waiting 30 minutes in line for these Japanese cheese tarts — here's what they taste like @ businessinsider.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Chrispy_
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ 27" 4K 144Hz G-SYNC monitor @ PC Perspective[/quote<] When you read the teardown on the new GSync module attached to that thing, you have to wonder why Nvidia are persisting with such a crazy workaround for VRR. That thing is clearly expensive, requires always-on active cooling, comes with GDDR5 and still imposes needless scaler/connectivity limitations. Freesync 2 may be a more variable standard than G-SYNC HDR, but it does appear to support everything in the same way, only without the insane hardware requirements and cost. Ignoring the price shock of a $2000, 27" monitor, the FALD suffers exactly the same pitfalls of existing FALD televisions too - halo effects around bright objects on a dark background - proving once again that dynamic contrast, even when it's dressed up behind fancy tech and high price tags - is no substitute for decent static contrast.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 1 year ago

      Man, the very existence of G-sync really bothers you, doesn’t it?

        • Chrispy_
        • 1 year ago

        As someone who really wants his TV to offer VRR from his Nvidia-powered HTPC, yes. Yes it does.

        Nvidia are intentionally screwing it up for everyone just to double-down on their high-profit, minority market rather than doing something that would benefit everyone.

          • K-L-Waster
          • 1 year ago

          I assume you’re not expecting them to give up their own profit margins to benefit those who have bought competing products?

          (‘Cuz if they did, their own board would replace all the executives involved for failing in their fiduciary duty to make money for the shareholders…)

            • Chrispy_
            • 1 year ago

            At this rate I’m just going to buy a hotter, noisier AMD card for my HTPC because Nvidia aren’t playing ball with the rest of the display market.

            Show me a 65″ G-Sync HDR TV that doesn’t cost 6x the going rate and we’ll talk, Nvidia….

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]I wouldn't be surprised to see that this FPGA alone makes up $500 of the final price point of these new displays, let alone the costly [3GB] DDR4 memory.[/quote<] The $200 GSync tax just got a little bigger. BTW, what does Ken mean about "True HDR arrives on the desktop" and "HDR was unheard of on PC monitors". Pretty sure my year old Samsung C27HG70 is HDR600 certified, so....

        • Chrispy_
        • 1 year ago

        Maybe he’s talking about HDR1000? My desktop’s only running HDR600 too, though the Game and Movie support for it is rather meh anyway.

        In fairness, he cites Destiny 2’s intro as a “whoa” moment for HDR and I haven’t played that since my new monitor arrived so maybe I’ll give it another chance.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 1 year ago

    beebo!

    • Jigar
    • 1 year ago

    Hi I would like to order one Sirum to become super human please. Oh and please don’t forget to mix ageless potion in it. Thanks.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 1 year ago

      Right this way, Mr. Deadpool.

    • albundy
    • 1 year ago

    nah, its not illegal. our entire food supply is proof of that.

    • Kretschmer
    • 1 year ago

    LOL at the PG27UQ. By 144Hz@4K they really meant 98Hz@4K if you wanted to use HDR…not off to a good start. This monitor really, really needed to be a 1440P flagship, instead.

    • uni-mitation
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<] First space, then auto—now Elon Musk quietly tinkers with education @ Ars Technica [/quote<] Musk is overrated. What is with this halo that people have placed on this guy? From the article, it seems to be just a rich man's view of what a school for kids should be. This glowing article fails to answer some pressing questions. 1- An estimate of how much is it spent per children. 2- A sound reasoning not based upon Musk's about why physical education, sport, and music is being taken out of the equation. More importantly, learning of another language like Mandarin will be very marketable for the future. Not to mention the cognitive benefits that have been observed for those with bilingual tongues. 3- Lack of any sort of measured learning outcome. The current education system needs to be reformed. That's a very complex issue, and one that everyone seems to have an opinion. What I dislike is that this article seems to give a pass because it is Saint Musk. uni-mitation

      • sreams
      • 1 year ago

      “An estimate of how much is it spent per children.”

      Clearly not enough. 😛

        • faramir
        • 1 year ago

        Directly from the source: [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ej7ZEnjSeA[/url<]

    • NovusBogus
    • 1 year ago

    Remember kids, it’s only illegal if you get caught doing it!

      • Shobai
      • 1 year ago

      No.

    • Redocbew
    • 1 year ago

    How convenient for the mad scientists of the world to conduct their business on a particular day. Quite unexpected.

      • willmore
      • 1 year ago

      Well, they haven’t been the same since they got unionized.

        • Anonymous Hamster
        • 1 year ago

        When did they get ionized in the first place?

      • Mr Bill
      • 1 year ago

      Bad Horse and his terrible death-whinny does keep the evil league of evil in line.

    • Prion
    • 1 year ago

    Those Mantis Shrimp articles always make me think of this:

    [url<]https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2002/06/19/[/url<]

      • willmore
      • 1 year ago

      I tend to go to: [url<]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp[/url<]

        • davidbowser
        • 1 year ago

        I may have nightmares about that thing. By all that is holy, how was that thing not eradicated when we discovered it?

          • Redocbew
          • 1 year ago

          It must have seen us coming.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 1 year ago

    Perfect image for today’s ‘bread… Because it’s a Stitch in time for the posting.

    • Mr Bill
    • 1 year ago

    That jello knife was awesome.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      Of course it is– it’s cutting – edge culinary arts.

        • drfish
        • 1 year ago

        There’s always room for Jello puns.

          • Redocbew
          • 1 year ago

          A story like this brings that into razor sharp focus.

          • Mr Bill
          • 1 year ago

          The Kool Aid man crashing through the wall wielding a pair of Jello knives; oh yeah!

    • willmore
    • 1 year ago

    CRISPR for fun and profit.

      • Waco
      • 1 year ago

      Rampage is worth a watch just for the hilarious “science”. CRISPR is mentioned by name.

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