Saxophone Day Shortbread

I knew there'd be an image of someone playing one under a bridge.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Steelseries Rival 650 Wireless and Rival 710 Gaming mouse review @ PC Perspective
  2. be quiet! Silent Base 601 case review @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Asus ROG Strix B450-I Gaming motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Deepcool Fryzen Threadripper cooler review @ Hexus
  5. Corsair SF600 Platinum review @ JonnyGuru
  6. Das Keyboard 5Q review @ TechPowerUp
  7. Intel Xeon E Six-Core review: E-2186G, E-2176G, E-2146G, and E-2136 tested @ AnandTech
  8. The best entry level gaming CPU: Athlon 200GE vs. Pentium G5400 vs. Ryzen 3 2200G @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Warcraft 3: Reforged aiming to support all original mods @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. Rumor: looks like we're getting the Tamagotchi and Pokémon crossover we've always dreamed of @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Cooking eggs with magnets in motion @ HackADay
  2. A cryptocurrency millionaire wants to build a utopia in Nevada @ Slashdot
  3. Breathing underwater using wind power @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Are touchscreens robbing a generation of surgeons of their dexterity? @ Slashdot
  2. Llama "nanobodies" might grant universal flu protection @ Ars Technica
  3. Does antimatter fall upwards? New CERN gravity experiments aim to get to the bottom of the matter @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Wisconsin woman names 27 cheeses in just 30 seconds @
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    • JustAnEngineer
    • 1 year ago


    • Mr Bill
    • 1 year ago

    That rotating magnet induction heating method for cooking the egg needs a rigid stand to set the pan on so the dude does not have to use two hands to keep the pan from being pulled down onto the magnets.

    • Mr Bill
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<][url=<]Has anybody seen the bridge? ... (Where's that confounded bridge?)[/url<][/quote<]

    • Mr Bill
    • 1 year ago

    I’ll hazard a guess that antimatter will fall in a gravitational field. If it were otherwise, then black holes would be emitting antimatter generated from high energy interactions near the event horizon but that then returned from the event horizon because of antigravity. Astronomers would surely be able to detect anomolous antimatter annihilations near black holes.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    I can attest that the cold has an effect on the people of wuhscansin. That’s how the locals say it, which they deny. It’s the cold weather.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      Pronounced like your facial muscles are frozen.

    • UberGerbil
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]A cryptocurrency millionaire wants to build a utopia in Nevada[/quote<] Half Life 3 confirmed!

      • juzz86
      • 1 year ago

      It’s actually just Mr. House up to his old tricks.

    • Growler
    • 1 year ago


    • Captain Ned
    • 1 year ago

    Saxes, eh?

    Played the big 3 (alto, tenor, baritone) in HS (1977-1981), where I was the utility infielder of the concert/jazz band woodwind section (clarinet and bass clarinet as well, as needed). Hauled the baritone in marching band as I was the only sax player with the build to haul it out on the street. Also served as left front through that which, in marching band-speak, means I was the one who started every formation movement (while wearing 30+ lb of brass around my neck).

    Have come to own 4 saxophones through family heritage, the big 3 plus a C Melody (an abortive attempt to make the sax an orchestral instrument, where C tuning meant no transcribing of parts). They’re all early-mid 1920’s Martins (thanks, Grandpa), which means they’re probably worth something.

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      Yes, but did all that sexy saxophone playing get you laid? Or did it just give you Kenny G hair?

        • Shobai
        • 1 year ago

        A classic for the ages: [url=<]Kenny G and Michael Bolton[/url<]

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    He is just trollin……

    • Waco
    • 1 year ago

    That article on tactile knowledge makes me sad. Everything physical is losing out to that.

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      I’m not sold on the idea. If today’s surgeons built their own bikes as kids, then tomorrow’s surgeons are today’s cosplayers or something. My youngest loves Duplo just as much as mom’s iPad.

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        I think our sample set (in general regarding this site’s population) is likely pretty biased towards physical interactions with the world.

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      I don’t know, I think giving kids shoes with velcro instead of shoelaces would have more negative effect on dexterity than any number of hours with touch screens.

        • oldog
        • 1 year ago

        As a retired surgeon I’d bet it’s not going to be an issue. As an example when I was in training during General Surgery everyone had to learn to sew bowel. No one does this any more. Minimally invasive surgery through laproscopic portals means using stapling devices to do this formerly tedious chore quickly and more accurately.

        As an Orthopedist, I used to say the best training for arthroscopic surgery was playing video games with a controller. The key is learning to disassociate what your hands are doing from what you are seeing on a video monitor. It is not something you learn by fixing cars.

        OTOH you’ve got to be able to build a shelf to put in a total knee and re-build a watch to do micro-discectomies ; but this too will change.

        Regarding sewing skin I am involved with marketing a new product that eliminates the need for skin suturing. They’re cheap and can be placed by a physician assistant during closure.

        [url<][/url<] Everyone seems to inflate the value of their experience relative to others. There are many paths to the end zone even if the goal posts keep moving.

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