Stick Out Your Tongue Day Shortbread

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PC hardware and computing

  1. Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO air cooler review @ HardOCP
  2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC review @ Hexus
  3. HP EliteBook 840 and 830 G5 review @ HotHardware
  4. Intel Core i7-8086K processor review @ Legit Reviews
  5. Toshiba OCZ RC100 480 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review @ TechSpot
  7. The ASUS X399 ROG Zenith Extreme motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Maximum Sadness: Crysis multiplayer is facing the axe @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Court denies Star Citizen backer's $4,500 refund lawsuit @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. DIY tube oven brings the heat to homebrew semiconductor fab @ HackADay (homebrew semiconductor fab is a thing?)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. ESO's Very Large Telescope now delivers images sharper than Hubble @ Slashdot
  2. Jeff Bezos said they'd test the heck out of New Shepard—he wasn't kidding @ Ars Technica
  3. Scientists find prehistoric baby snake preserved in amber @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. American cheese is no longer the most popular cheese in America @ qz.com
  2. Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 MHz DDR4 review @ Guru3D
  3. “An almond doesn't lactate:” FDA to crack down on use of the word “milk” @ Ars Technica (what about all the stuff that gets away with being called cheese, huh?)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • HERETIC
    • 1 year ago

    Some other news and rumors-
    [url<]https://wccftech.com/amd-7nm-zen-2-rumors-16-core-am4-32-core-threadripper-64-core-epyc/[/url<] If we can get a 10% IPC increase and perhaps 4.3 to 4.5 on 8 cores,we'll really be cooking on gas. And talking of cooking on gas-toast anyone. [url<]https://www.fudzilla.com/news/pc-hardware/46769-apples-new-macbook-is-so-hot-it-has-to-be-throttled[/url<]

      • blastdoor
      • 1 year ago

      That combination of stories does a nice job of explaining why I am very seriously considering getting a 32 core TR2 system running Linux as soon as they are available. If I pull the trigger, it will be the first non-Mac computer purchase that I have made since approximately 2005.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 1 year ago

    😛 😛 😛

      • Wirko
      • 1 year ago

      d:

    • Yan
    • 1 year ago

    If HardOCP can review the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, can I review OS/2 Warp 4?

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      Hey, people love reviews of old hardware. Old software? Maybe not so much…

        • blastdoor
        • 1 year ago

        Oh I don’t know about that. Ars has done reviews of old Macs, which is as much about the software as the hardware. I think I saw a recent review of the Mac IIsi (which happens to have been my first Mac) and it was kind of neat/interesting.

        I actually think a look back at OS/2 Warp might be kind of fun.

      • MastaVR6
      • 1 year ago

      Why not BeOS 4.5-5 while you’re at it?

      • HERETIC
      • 1 year ago

      Last week I read a MB review,where a reader asked a question on the use of CM212 EVO.
      The reviewer replied,that he was not familiar with that heatsink.
      It’s only been the most common heatsink for several years,perhaps he’s still in primary school.

      That review went on a bit about how the 212 don’t fit AM4 without a bracket-so yeah these things need to be redone……………………………………

      • Ninjitsu
      • 1 year ago

      Eh, it was worth the revelation that it can match a Noctua cooler. I was a bit annoyed how they kept complaining about things like the box not being “premium” or packaging being basic or whatever. It’s a CPU cooler not a sports car

    • uni-mitation
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<] "An almond doesn't lactate:" FDA to crack down on use of the word "milk" @ Ars Technica (what about all the stuff that gets away with being called cheese, huh?) [/quote<] 1- Here is where I deviate from what might Congress envisioned of such regulatory animal before it unleashed to this world. 1.1- Regulations and how much to have is a cost & benefit analysis. How much harm is done for regulation x not being in the books versus how much burden imposed for such regulation x. 1.2- In my view, let the consumers decide for themselves what is milk, cheese, bread, etc. 1.3- The amount of dollars that will be spent on drafting new guidance, having a new public comments phase (which they will make a point of not hearing of it), of having these products re-labeled, and enforcement actions are definitely higher than an actual person using its own judgment. 1.4- This is my critique of the nanny state. Why have all of these regulations to protect [s<]us[/s<] ourselves from what? Being deceived? If a person is so easily deceived by this, and don't even bother to read the ingredient list, then no amount of regulations will save this person. This is akin to changing all of the regulatory apparatus to protect stupid people from their own mistakes financed by other people's tax money. From the article: [quote<] Such a policy will likely be warmly embraced by the dairy industry, which has cried over spilt milk profits, waning sales, and global oversupply for years. Last year, Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) introduced a measure that would ban the use of the term “milk” for non-dairy products. But fellow legislators didn’t have an appetite for the beverage bill. [/quote<] 2- That's the real reason that is being enforced. This is another reason to dial down regulations to really essential stuff. Otherwise we just get the government picking winners and losers, and money is the only factor. uni-mitation

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      I would normally agree with you on this topic, but when you have [url=https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40274493<]idiots like this[/url<] in the world, it makes it very hard to let consumers decide simple things like "what is milk" for themselves.

        • blastdoor
        • 1 year ago

        Yeah… for every dumb rule there is the dumb person who inspired the rule and ruined it for the rest of us.

        Edit — also, isn’t the way around this to change the spelling, as in cheeze? So call it almond melk

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          [url<]https://cdn-a.william-reed.com/var/wrbm_gb_food_pharma/storage/images/0/7/4/6/46470-3-eng-GB/MALK-selection.jpg[/url<]

          • Ninjitsu
          • 1 year ago

          Melk is Dutch/German/(scandinavian?) for milk 😛

            • blastdoor
            • 1 year ago

            So in Germany they can call it milk and in the US they can call it melk.

      • sweatshopking
      • 1 year ago

      [url<]https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/06/15/seven-percent-of-americans-think-chocolate-milk-comes-from-brown-cows-and-thats-not-even-the-scary-part/[/url<] A great many People aren't smart enough do basic logical thinking. I agree this is almost certainly about circling the wagons on dairy profits, but let's not make the mistake of thinking many consumers are smart enough for much

        • blastdoor
        • 1 year ago

        It is also the case that about 7% of the population has an it of 80 or less

        [url<]https://www.edubloxtutor.com/iq-test-scores/[/url<]

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 1 year ago

          You have to add up 6.7% and 2.2% which is 8.9% below 80 according to the link.

          You can also use a Z-Table from your stats class to get a more precise answer.

          The Std Dev of IQ is 15 pts.

          If you use a Z table, 20 IQ pts less than the mean (100) is 80pts. That is 1.33 Std Dev from the mean.

          [url<]https://i1.wp.com/www.printablecalendartemplates.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/z-table-e1519857647225.png[/url<] Pull up the Z-Table and go to 1.33 you find 0.4082. We only care what's less than 80 so use 0.5 - 0.4082. The answer is 9.18% of the population has an IQ below 80 pts, and also the same percentage for those above 120 IQ pts. Hope that helps and if I missed something in my explanation, please let me know, bros.

            • blastdoor
            • 1 year ago

            Nicely done 🙂

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 1 year ago

            Thanks, bro.

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        It’s also the case that 20% of people intentionally give wrong answers to surveys just to watch the world burn.

          • Waco
          • 1 year ago

          It can be surprisingly fun when it’s something stupid like this. 🙂

    • thedosbox
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]American cheese is no longer the most popular cheese in America [/quote<] All hail our pizza overlords.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      “cheese” is a pretty loose classification for American “cheese”

        • sweatshopking
        • 1 year ago

        My son once asked my why people put weird orange plastic on their food.

          • blastdoor
          • 1 year ago

          what are you, some kind of Canadian or something? 😉

          • chuckula
          • 1 year ago

          Consdering that [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraft_Dinner#Canadian_culture<]Kraft Dinner[/url<] has a special place in Canadian culture, I'd stop looking down your nose at American cheese products.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 1 year ago

      Mozzarella has been top dog for decades, because of pizza.
      I like extra-sharp cheddar for tacos and provolone or swiss for sandwiches.

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