Custodial Worker’s Recognition Day Shortbread

I hate mowing the lawn, but closing gaps like this is very satisfying. Is that weird?

PC hardware and computing

  1. ASUS Republic of Gamers Strix RTX 2080 Ti review @ PC Perspective
  2. Thermaltake Toughpower GX1 700W power supply review @ HardOCP
  3. Palit GeForce RTX 2080 GameRock Premium Edition review @ Hexus
  4. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 ROG Strix Gaming OC review @ HotHardware
  5. Silverstone NJ450-SXL 450W review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Razer Blade 15 review (i7-8750H & GTX 1070 Max-Q) @ KitGuru
  7. Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC video card review @ Legit Reviews
  8. Logitech G Pro Gaming Headset review @ TechPowerUp
  9. The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Minecraft: Dungeons will dungeon-crawl through the blockworld @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Police to Seattle's techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service @ Ars Technica
  3. LEGO reveals new experimental product line LEGO Forma, hosted by Indiegogo @ TheBrothersBrick (very tempting)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Laser noob: getting started with the K40 laser @ HackADay
  2. High detail 3D printing with an airbrush nozzle @ HackADay
  3. Two weeks with a $16,000 Hasselblad kit @ TechCrunch
  4. Hands-on: HP's leather-clad laptop might just be the best convertible around @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Will this creepy robotic caterpillar one day deliver drugs in the human body? @ New Atlas
  2. Manta rays may lead us to better water filtration @ New Atlas
  3. Elon Musk settles SEC fraud charges, must step down as Tesla's chairman @ Slashdot
  4. Scientists accidentally blow up their lab with strongest indoor magnetic field ever @ Slashdot (still no word if the incident created any superheros)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. An alert for cheese fanatics: smoked Burrata @ The New York Times
Colton Westrate

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

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    • blastdoor
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Elon Musk settles SEC fraud charges, must step down as Tesla's chairman @ Slashdot[/quote<] So I wonder who will be the chairman..... How about Bob Lutz?

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      I always read that name as Lulz.

    • Mr Bill
    • 1 year ago

    I see some tearing in that image. Mop rendering is not going to be a thing.

    • superjawes
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]2.Police to Seattle's techies, streamers: Sign up for our anti-swatting service @ Ars Technica[/quote<] That's...not a perfect solution, but at least someone is trying to address this swatting nonsense. It does feel like landlines would have helped avoid this, since 911 could call a residence to verify that they weren't getting a spoofed number. The complete fix probably includes more nonlethal tools and tactics for SWAT, plus federal-level laws to make sure that "swatters" can be pursued across state lines for severe crimes.

      • DancinJack
      • 1 year ago

      If 911 services don’t have the tech to detect spoofed numbers, then I don’t know what the hell we’re doing in 2018. I understand budgets are under pressure everywhere, but we’re talking about emergency services here.

      Agree with you otherwise though. Not a perfect solution but at least someone is doing something. There was a man that was shot and killed here in KS (where I live) from a swatting incident and thank goodness they got the kid (from CA I think?).

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        From some brief research and a basic understanding, criminal conduct across state lines has federal jurisdiction. The key word is federal interest which would seem to be established if the actions of a person in one state caused the death of another in a different state.

        Disclaimer, bro..
        I’m not claiming to be an authority on this topic.

        This was intended to be @superjawes

        • superjawes
        • 1 year ago

        Well 911 assumes that callers are acting in good faith, correct? Even if the evidence (of a spoofed number) is there, an operator might miss it because they believe a life is in danger.

        The KS swatting case is what I thought of when I saw the article. I read some updated articles on it, and fortunately it sounds like the main perp did get manslaughter charges (good). I also see the KS legislature has a bill to beef up laws to penalize swatting (also good). So maybe we’re closer to what we need than I initially thought. (/standardiamnotalawyerdisclaimer)

          • DancinJack
          • 1 year ago

          I’d assume so yes (the good faith argument) but it’s 2018! Barely anyone uses landlines anymore. I think it’s just going to be a necessity for such a vital service, going forward.

          Yeah, definitely not a lawyer here either (though I do have a sibling lawyer), and I think the steps KS has taken since then are, again, good but not great. Hopefully this is one of the issues D’s and R’s can actually agree on and make some progress.

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        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        I think I just found a candidate that should be front and center in every TR game review.


      • not@home
      • 1 year ago

      I have done this many times myself, but never neatly as that guy. That was impressive. When I was in school, I would sometimes work nights with a friend of mine who owned a floor cleaning business. We would clean all the local box stores, one per night. I usually helped him on Wednesdays and Fridays. He taught me how.

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