National Dice Day Shortbread

This caption is dicey.

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio review @ Guru3D
  2. Intel i7-2600K revisit: 2018 benchmarks vs. 9900K, Ryzen, & more @ Gamers Nexus
  3. Intel Core i5-9600K processor overclocking review @ HardOCP
  4. Patriot Evlvr portable Thunderbolt 3 SSD review @ HotHardware
  5. Crucial BX500 480GB SSD review @ KitGuru
  6. AMD Radeon RX 590 roundup – PowerColor, Sapphire and XFX @ Legit Reviews
  7. Overclocking the $55 AMD Athlon 200GE CPU @ TechSpot
  8. Analyzing Core i9-9900K performance with Spectre and Meltdown hardware mitigations @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Nintendo ends controversial YouTube revenue-sharing program @ Ars Technica
  2. First-of-its-kind simulator provides training for aircraft carrier flight deck teams @ New Atlas
  3. Steam increasing revenue share for biggest sellers @ Blue's News
  4. Elon Musk couldn't convince Nintendo to add Mario Kart to Tesla's electric car line @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Anderson's water computer spills the analog secrets of digital logic @ HackADay
  2. CNC machine most satisfyingly mills double-sided PCBs @ HackADay (this should be a screen saver)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Richard Branson says he's going to send people into space by Christmas @ Slashdot
  2. AI neural network builds new virtual cities by studying real ones @ New Atlas
  3. Google's DeepMind predicts 3D shapes of proteins @ Slashdot (very interesting approach to something many gerbils are familiar with)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. NZXT Hue 2 RGB lighting kit & accessories video review @ bit-tech
  2. Swiss airline appropriately offering cheese fondue mid-flight @ foxnews.com
  3. How to smoke cheese the easy way @ themanual.com (I know what they mean, but I still chuckled inside)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • derFunkenstein
    • 11 months ago

    Almost disappointed that the image isn’t from BFV

    • Captain Ned
    • 11 months ago

    No, this caption is icosahedral.

      • drfish
      • 11 months ago

      That’s what makes it so dicey.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 11 months ago

        Roll your saving throw vs. pedantry.

          • drfish
          • 11 months ago

          15!

      • willmore
      • 11 months ago

      Do’ah-decahedron….

        • Mr Bill
        • 11 months ago

        Play-Do’ah-hedron

      • Krogoth
      • 11 months ago

      [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hou0lU8WMgo[/url<]

    • Neutronbeam
    • 11 months ago

    You’re on a roll, drfish!

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 11 months ago

    Scared to click the 2600k vs 9900k. I’m staying strong until Zen 2 launches.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 11 months ago

      My brother is still gaming on my launch day Core i7-2600k. The p67 motherboard was replaced with a P8Z77M-Pro several years ago. The Corsair H60 cooler is still good, though it has a pair of Noctua fans rather than the original ones. This system sports 2×8 GiB of PC3-14900, a 0.12 TB Corsair Force GT SSD, 4TB and 3ea 2TB HDDs and a Radeon RX Vega56, all in an Antec Mini P180 case.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 11 months ago

        May 2012 2700k been up 99%< running overclocked and at load most of it. Z68XP UD4 has been solid through all of it. The CPU needs more voltage than it used to require but that’s not unexpected. I’m very impressed that I’ve had zero issues. When i move to Zen 2, it will get demoted to a file server.

        I had an original H80 but it dried up after a few years. I have the Samsung 830 256 for my OS still because I don’t think it’s worth putting on one of my faster SSDs. I’m running a pc3 12800 GSkill 4×4 setup.

        My plan is 64 core for TR3, 64GiB, and whatever the xx80Ti is at 7nm.

          • sweatshopking
          • 11 months ago

          THEN YOU’D BETTER GET A SECOND JOB, SON.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 11 months ago

            THE MORE YOU BUY THE MORE YOU SAVE!

            • sweatshopking
            • 11 months ago

            THEN BUT ME A TICKET TO VISIT YOU IN SEATTLE.
            Might be in Vancouver this summer so get a passport and hop the border.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 11 months ago

            Don’t need a passport here. We get a special thing on our drivers license that lets us cross into no man’s land.

            You should bring the family to see msft campus. I’ll give you a tour. Msft is in the process of tearing down the original buildings right now.

          • LocalCitizen
          • 11 months ago

          curious what your plan is for the 64 cores. it’s quite a jump from 4 cores of 2700k. maybe 24 /32 core tr3 will suffice?

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 11 months ago

            For gaming and DC Boinc projects and running VMs. I can only do one at a time now.

          • Ryhadar
          • 11 months ago

          I lost my asmedia USB 3.0 controller* on my Asus Gene Z and the windows install is a bit wonky but my 2600K doing okay. I run at stock though. I think I purchased it sometime in 2011.

          *Side note – every USB 3.0 add on card is crap.

      • gmskking
      • 11 months ago

      Waiting for Zen 2 as well.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 11 months ago

        There have been lots of rumors on it. I’m personally interested in tr3. The memory access with 32 cores up and will be fixed and hopefully faster memory, as well as uarch and clock speeds.

        Rumored release is Computex 2019 which will probably just be ryzen 3 at that time.

      • jihadjoe
      • 11 months ago

      JUST BUY IT!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 11 months ago

        [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/250282/amd-3rd-generation-ryzen-probable-skus-specs-pricing-leaked[/url<] People are calling fake, but my wallet is ready.

          • Krogoth
          • 11 months ago

          I think it is too optimistic for some of the higher end SKUs on that list.

          The lower-end and mid-range stuff seems to be on target though. I suspect that iGPUs (lesser small Vegas that Apple didn’t want) will be ubiquitous throughout the 3xxx Ryzen line-up. Navi-based iGPUs will come either in a Zen2+ refresh or Zen3. AMD will finally address their strategic disadvantage in the laptop/desktop markets and live up to the entire Fusion initiative that started a decade ago.

          AMD needs to do a socket change in order to support more than 8 cores on the old Socket 754/940-era archetype package. They are most likely waiting until DDR5 and PCIe 4.0 to iron out.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 11 months ago

            I agree. The numbers on many of them seem little high. Keep in mind, this guy was the first with the AMD chiplet and rtx Titan info.

            I have no issues with the core counts and the pricing on the 64/128 are what I’d expect to pay for a high-core flagship product. It might not be totally be unreasonable for the high clocks if only 1/2 cores per ccx are boosted to that speed.

            Dr. Lisa Su also said TR3 would do really well in the hedt segment. I forgot the exact words she used but she was confident in her prediction.

    • nanoflower
    • 11 months ago

    Cheese fondue and airplanes in turbulence. What could go wrong?

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