Faux Fur Friday Shortbread

What does it mean that, nearly two years later, I'm still more proud of this than any of my other work?

PC hardware and computing

  1. MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon review @ Guru3D
  2. MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio review @ HardOCP
  3. Corsair Force Series MP510 (960GB) review @ Hexus
  4. AOC I1601FWUX portable 16" USB-C monitor review @ KitGuru
  5. Battlefield V Tides of War GeForce RTX DirectX raytracing review @ TechPowerUp
  6. MSI Optix MAG27CQ & MSI Optix MPG27CQ 1440p 144Hz gaming monitors review @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Valve brings Steam Link to Raspberry Pi @ Polygon
  2. Tom Cruise wants you to disable motion smoothing on your TV @ New Atlas
  3. Logitech G29 Wheel review @ PC Perspective
  4. Hulu, AT&T to test 'pause ads' in 2019, automatically playing commercials when you hit pause @ Slashdot (time to program the remote to automatically mute when I pause, I guess)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The 2018 Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch) review @ AnandTech
  2. Replace legacy CNC PCs with a gerbil @ HackADay
  3. Australia passes anti-encryption laws @ Slashdot
  4. Go up a creek without a paddle @ HackADay (one of these days, I'll get around to building my solar-powered pontoon boat)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. BepiColombo's ion thrusters pass first test enroute to Mercury @ New Atlas
  2. SETI confirms that 'Oumuamua isn't signaling us @ New Atlas
  3. 24 Amazon workers sent to hospital after robot accidentally unleashes bear spray @ Slashdot ('accidentally' – seriously though, can you ask for a better story to write a clickbait headline about?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Korea's cheese theme park is some kind of heaven on earth @ kidspot.com.au
Colton Westrate

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

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    • thedosbox
    • 11 months ago

    [quote<] I'm still more proud of this than any of my other work[/quote<] Nothing wrong with putting a smile on people's faces, so long as no cats were harmed.

    • The Egg
    • 11 months ago

    [quote<]Tom Cruise wants you to disable motion smoothing on your TV @ New Atlas[/quote<] My initial impression of motion smoothing was absolute hatred. I was so distracted that I couldn't even focus on what I was watching. Either the TVs have gotten better over the years, or I've eventually become accustomed to it (or maybe a combination of both). My 2012 Samsung actually has two parameters for motion smoothing which can be set on a scale of 1-10, so I'm able to use the lowest acceptable parameters for both (best calibrated by watching the end credits scroll up the screen).

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 11 months ago

      I personally like low interpolation. That’s one of the must-have features in a new projector for us.

      • Waco
      • 11 months ago

      I actually like the interpolation on the multiple sets I’ve used. For constant-framerate source materials it makes the overall image smooth without sacrificing any real detail.

      Emulated/interpolated 120 FPS looks far better (to my eyes) than “correct” 24 FPS for movies and 30 FPS for TV shows.

    • jihadjoe
    • 11 months ago

    Still haven’t ran any noise levels tests on that thing?

      • drfish
      • 11 months ago

      It purrs.

        • chuckula
        • 11 months ago

        How does that faux fur work as TIM?
        — Totally not Intel’s thermal management team.

          • drfish
          • 11 months ago

          Fauxing poorly.

        • jihadjoe
        • 11 months ago

        While running furmark?

    • Neutronbeam
    • 11 months ago

    Huh. I’ve heard that some Amazon workers consider the warehouses to be unbearable.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      Amazon is always hiring fulfillment workers here. Even if turnover is high, I can’t imagine training to be too costly for new employees, plus there is as large labor market.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 11 months ago

      Evidently that robot wasn’t smarter than the average… oh, bother.

        • Liron
        • 11 months ago

        I’ve double checked and not a single Amazon warehouse worker has been killed by a bear, so it would be hard to prove that the robot is not, in fact, a hero.

      • lastinline
      • 11 months ago

      But can robots bear the entire burden of operating a warehouse?

      • trackerben
      • 11 months ago

      SkyNet bear hunt algo spotted!

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