Roald Dahl Day Shortbread

My image options for today were the pits.

PC hardware and computing

  1. New GeForce driver fixes performance issue: Threadripper 2990WX tested @ PC Perspective
  2. Ballistix Sport AT Gaming DDR4 RGB 32GB 3000 MHz review @ Guru3D
  3. XSPC TX360 ultra-thin radiator review @ TechPowerUp
  4. The MSI Z370-A Pro motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. TF2 Pyro dodgeball looks like a blast @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Teens would rather text their friends than talk to them in person, poll shows @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Disassembling mouse sensors for tracking tongues @ HackADay
  2. Cryptocurrency's 80 percent plunge is now worse than the dot-com crash @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. NASA may sell corporate naming rights for rockets, spacecraft @ Slashdot
  2. NASA's "game changing" foldable heat shield makes first flight @ New Atlas
  3. Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads @ Slashdot (looks like someone just figured out how the internet works)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Hershey to buy cheese puffs maker Pirate Brands for $420 million @ cnbc.com (hold on, the $2.5 billion cheese puff market?)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • SonicSilicon
    • 1 year ago

    I’m surprised roadside attractions didn’t come to mind for the picture of the day. Apparantly there’s a water tower done up similarly, and is prominent enough to not only have aname, but also a Wikipedia article:
    [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peachoid[/url<]

    • DreadCthulhu
    • 1 year ago

    Cheese puffs being a $2.5 billion market shouldn’t be that surprising. If say 5% of the American population (16 million or so) likes cheese puffs & buys one $3 bag a week, well that is $2.4 billion right there. Any product widely sold across the US will probably hit those kind of figures.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    The slash dot article is just a new poll. Iirc the number of teens who prefer to talk on the phone decreased to 1/3. Sample size 1000. They preferred to text before. The title should be “teens still prefer to text” which is the same for many busy people.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    I think I read every book of his growing up. They were all great.

      • ikjadoon
      • 1 year ago

      I have fond memories reading “Boy”. Definitely worth another read now.

        • phileasfogg
        • 1 year ago

        ‘My Uncle Oswald’ was a terrific book; I think I read that back in 1981 and being completely mesmerized by it. I think I still have a copy somewhere in my garage.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 1 year ago

    Conversely, I think that image is just peachy!

    [I live in Georgia–I HAVE to say that!]

      • chuckula
      • 1 year ago

      I hope Flo doesn’t cause any major issues where you are!

        • Neutronbeam
        • 1 year ago

        Thanks…it does for work. We’re the largest publicly owned claims adjusting company in the world and are preparing to deploy catastrophe adjusting teams throughout the region for our clients, all the big insurance companies.

        EDIT: Changed “independent” to “publicly owned”

          • NovusBogus
          • 1 year ago

          That sounds like the good kind of issue though–lots of billable hours.

      • Mr Bill
      • 1 year ago

      Hope all that rain is [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utkTmI8tMkQ<]Stone Free[/url<].

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      In Brigham City, Utah, peach day is held once a year. I’ve never attended. Maybe next year.

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    I’m more of a BFG kind of guy.

      • willmore
      • 1 year ago

      I found that book quite disappointing. I had to explain to my wife why. That didn’t go well.

      [edit: She wasn’t familiar with the term Big F***** Gun and couldn’t understand why a kids book called BFG was disturbing]

        • Krogoth
        • 1 year ago

        Kinda surprised that nobody threw in a Charlie’s Chocolate Factory reference yet.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      Big unFriendly Grump?

      • Growler
      • 1 year ago

      He wrote a book about Quake? Amazing!

        • auxy
        • 1 year ago

        The BFG was in Doom… ( ;一一)

          • Krogoth
          • 1 year ago

          It was also in Quake 2 and Quake 3. 😛

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        Wasn’t aware it was also in quake. I remember playing Doom and Doom II with god mode because I was trash. I think the code was ilm?

        Oops that was Wolfenstein. Forgive me!

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