The-day-after-Spumoni-Day Shortbread

The ice cream is fine and all, but I'm a bigger fan of Dino Spumoni.

PC hardware and computing

  1. NZXT E850 digital power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. SteelSeries Arctis Pro +GameDAC review @ bit-tech
  3. Thermaltake Level 20 VT review @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Corsair RM750x 750W power supply review @ HardOCP
  5. Killer Wireless-AC 1550 review @ Hexus
  6. Arctic Accelero Xtreme IV GPU cooler review @ HotHardware
  7. BeQuiet SFX-L 500W review @ JonnyGuru
  8. Sennheiser HD820 headphones review @ KitGuru
  9. HP S600 2.5″ 240GB SATA SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  10. MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC motherboard review @ ThinkComputers
  11. Linux vs. Windows benchmark: Threadripper 2990WX vs. Core i9-7980XE tested @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. A beginner's guide to Monster Hunter: World @ Quarter To Three
  2. Diablo III Eternal Collection officially announced for Nintendo Switch @ Nintendo Life
  3. Ads are creeping back into Twitch Prime streams starting this September 14th @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Using acoustic levitation for applications going way beyond novelty @ HackADay
  2. Panasonic keeps it fresh with shoe deodorizer @ New Atlas
  3. Reverse engineering a DNA sequencer @ HackADay
  4. A remotely controlled Kindle page turner @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Researchers reveal how blue light exposure is damaging our eyes @ New Atlas
  2. Baltimore Police Department is still using Lotus Notes @ Slashdot
  3. Friendly fox genomes help us understand the genetics of behavior @ Ars Technica
  4. AI identifies heat-resistant coral reefs in Indonesia @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. World's oldest cheese discovered in ancient Egyptian tomb @
  2. Lian Li Strimer review – RGB 24 pin extension cable @ Guru3D
  3. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB review @ TechPowerUp
Colton Westrate

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

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    • chubbyhorse
    • 1 year ago

    *Shakes fist at Baltimore PD* You win this round!
    (Last month, we *just* finally moved our email from Lotus Notes to O365. Still use the damn databases and applications though.)

    • 1 year ago

    And in other news-“INTEL GAG ORDER.”
    [url<][/url<] EDIT Seems Intel cut that fourth-faster than a Italian tank in reverse.............

    • jensend
    • 1 year ago

    [url=<]Intel doesn't want anybody publishing benchmarks showing the performance cost of new security patch microcode[/url<]

      • Captain Ned
      • 1 year ago

      Not that I should be shocked, mainly because I never assigned enough thought resources to the issue, but that Register article makes clear that patching CPU microcode must be done at every power cycle.

      After reading that article a large wave of “D’oh” washed over me, and I’m older than the Intel 4004.

      • synthtel2
      • 1 year ago

      They think they’re IBM, do they? I can’t imagine that’ll meaningfully hold up when the hardware it applies to is so widely available, but the danger of Streisanding any performance hits that do exist seems real enough.

    • dpaus
    • 1 year ago

    Sir, how dare you call Nvidia’s greatest achievement ‘spumoni’?!!?

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 1 year ago

    That is some impressively aged cheese. Well, impressive enough for most gerbils…

    • Duct Tape Dude
    • 1 year ago


    • blastdoor
    • 1 year ago

    Yup— The windows task scheduler is a steaming pile of monkey farts.

      • ColeLT1
      • 1 year ago

      I would like to see that article throw in a Windows Server OS, in addition to windows 10.

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        Take a look at Phoronix, all of their Windows tests use server Windows.

    • Captain Ned
    • 1 year ago

    Ah, so Monty Python is actually 3200 years old as well.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      “Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!”

        • Growler
        • 1 year ago

        Was the cheese a type of blancmange? Maybe the aliens tried to beat the Egyptians at tennis back then, too.

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