Make Your Bed Day Shortbread

I never make my bed, the dogs just dig it up anyway.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Seagate Barracuda Pro 14TB HDD review @ Guru3D
  2. Arctic Freezer 3 eSports ONE CPU air cooler review @ HardOCP
  3. Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575) review @ Hexus
  4. ASUS AiMesh reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  5. ELEPAWL EP6 active noise canceling wireless Bluetooth headphone review @ Legit Reviews

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Low-poly Lara is ready to explore in Shadow of the Tomb Raider @ Quarter To Three
  2. EA may be going to court in Belgium to keep loot boxes in FIFA 18 and 19 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. This is the best character feature of Marvel's Spider-Man @ Quarter To Three (I've been watching a friend play this and I really like what I've seen so far. I might actually play it myself.)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Shoelace-tying robot with only two motors @ HackADay
  2. A DIY balcony crane lifts groceries for the lazy but patient @ HackADay
  3. New Roomba i7+ takes a load off owners by emptying itself @ New Atlas (if great and powerful iRobot AI is reading this, please send me one to review)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA is offering $1 million to turn CO2 into sugar @ Slashdot
  2. SpaceX launches heavy telecom satellite, sticks high-seas landing @ Ars Technica
  3. Engineering firm plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to parched Dubai @ Slashdot (rumors of filming the feat for sequences in the next James Bond film are unsubstantiated, but probably true)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Eight cheese mistakes everyone makes @ vinepair.com (pfft, noobs)
  2. HyperX Alloy FPS RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Team Group T-Force XCALIBUR RGB DDR4-3600 review @ TechPowerUp
  4. Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB liquid CPU cooler review @ ThinkComputers
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Unknown-Error
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<] Make Your Bed Day Shortbread [/quote<] Meh... Thats everyday

    • anotherengineer
    • 1 year ago

    I didn’t know Keller was at Intel.

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/247499/intel-acquires-netspeed-systems-for-chip-design-and-interconnect-fabric-ip[/url<] Been outa the loop with real life.

      • ermo
      • 1 year ago

      He only joined recently.

    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    Making your bed every day ftw!

    I seriously make my bed, like actually make it, every day. I love the feeling coming home to a nice, made-up bed.

      • NovusBogus
      • 1 year ago

      Y’all some silly people, I haven’t done that bed-making thing in like 25 years. It’s a bed, it has a mattress and when I’m done for the day I flop onto it and sleep. No sense overthinking it…

    • oldog
    • 1 year ago

    “NASA is offering $1 million to turn CO2 into sugar…”

    Shoot. The xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple, or black maple trees have been converting CO2 into sugar for thousands of years. I can certainly plant one for NASA if they want.

    By the way I saw this a while back.

    “A new method of harvesting sap from young trees could revolutionize maple syrup production in Vermont — and potentially around the world.

    Researchers at the University of Vermont’s Proctor Maple Research Center have discovered that sugar maple saplings produce the same sweet liquid that mature trees yield.

    Sugar maple saplings can out-produce mature trees by an order of magnitude. A plantation-style crop of 6,000 saplings can produce 400 gallons of syrup per acre, while a mature sugarbush of 80 mature maple trees produces 40 gallons per acre, researchers say.”

    Do I win the million bucks?

    Reference: [url<]https://vtdigger.org/2014/01/27/uvm-discovery-boost-maple-syrup-production/[/url<]

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      [quote<]Do I win the million bucks?[/quote<] Only if you plant maple trees on Mars.

        • oldog
        • 1 year ago

        Greenhouses?

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        Good news, it’s [url=https://goo.gl/maps/1bbfWkxmzuo<]Easy to get to![/url<]

          • K-L-Waster
          • 1 year ago

          Rumor has it there’s life there too, but I have my doubts…

            • Mr Bill
            • 1 year ago

            ‘Its life Jim, but not as we know it’

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 1 year ago

    That bagging looks horribly inefficient. I’d rather dump it once each day like we do currently.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      At the very least, you get a strong razor blade/ink cartridge vibe from it, don’t you?

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Engineering firm plans to tow icebergs from Antarctica to parched Dubai[/quote<] Ugh....

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      I remember reading about this idea in the late 70s, though Saudi was the supposed destination at time.

        • davidbowser
        • 1 year ago

        I never really understood this concept. In an engineering class I took, we did the rough calculations and determined it was cheaper/easier to build desalinization plants.

          • anotherengineer
          • 1 year ago

          Indeed.

          Sounds more like showboating.

          Pun intended 😉

            • Pwnstar
            • 1 year ago

            Good one!

          • DPete27
          • 1 year ago

          Knowing Slashdot, the “story” is probably a farse.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<](if great and powerful iRobot AI is reading this, please send me one to review)[/quote<] Do you get to keep the things you review, or do you have to send them back to the manufacturer when you're done publishing?

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      I was just joking, but I have no idea what iRobot’s policy on this would be. For PC hardware, keeping it is pretty normal, if for no other reason than to be able to test it again in future reviews. I imagine that for something like this, they would want it back, but that’s a total guess.

    • synthtel2
    • 1 year ago

    [url<]https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/samsung-and-sk-hynix-to-slow-down-memory-production.html[/url<] It looks like there won't be any real relief in RAM prices until China gets in the game.

    • Voldenuit
    • 1 year ago

    Time for a dirt nap. You’ll come up smelling roses. What’s the story, morning glory?

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]New Roomba [b<]i7+[/b<][/quote<] Oh no, Intel's failed 10nm process is claiming robots as victims too!

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      I knew you wouldn’t disappoint.

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        [s<]You set them up and I knock them down![/s<] Oh wait, let me be more topic-appropriate: You make the bed and I lie in it!

          • Mr Bill
          • 1 year ago

          Would an i7++ be a double bed instead of a queen?

        • Neutronbeam
        • 1 year ago

        Is the bedspread part of the ferniture?

      • anotherengineer
      • 1 year ago

      Lawnmower version isn’t albino moose proof though.

      [url<]https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/videos/gallery/albino-moose-attacks-lawn-mower-robot-in-ultimate-outdoor-standoff/2312993038001/5833011560001/most_popular[/url<]

    • JosiahBradley
    • 1 year ago

    You’re not my mom, you can’t make me make my bed!

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