No Interruptions Day Shortbread

I'm right there with ya, bud.

PC hardware and computing

  1. AMD Athlon 200GE review @ Guru3D
  2. Intel i7-9700K Review vs. 8700K, 9900K, 2700, and more @ Gamers Nexus
  3. MSI Sea Hawk RTX 2080 overclocking @ HardOCP
  4. be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 TR4 review @ Hexus
  5. Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2070 Xtreme review @ HotHardware
  6. Gigabyte MZ01-CE0 AMD EPYC workstation motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Fnatic Gear Flick 2 review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Gemini Lake SFF PC showdown: Intel's June Canyon (NUC7PJYH) and ECS's LIVA Z2 reviewed @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Fortnite was 2018's most important social network @ Slashdot
  2. Essay required to unban Fallout 76 cheaters? @ Blue's News
  3. How much Activision does it take to change a Blizzard? @ Quarter To Three
  4. Is the world shifting to "ambient computing?" @ Slashdot (I begrudgingly accept this phrase)
  5. Douglas Adams was right: "genuine people personalities" are coming to our gadgets @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A safe, ducted drone with no visible blades @ HackADay
  2. "Blockchain developer" is the fastest-growing US job @ Slashdot (when you start from zero…)
  3. Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. InSight lander deposits its main sensor on the surface of Mars @ New Atlas
  2. Rare species of Dracula ant snaps up record for world's fastest animal movement @ New Atlas (time to plug AntsCanada again, well worth checking out)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. A very thorough explanation of why blue cheese is the worst @ delish.com
  2. Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile RapidFire review @ bit-tech
  3. EK-Velocity RGB – Nickel + Plexi CPU water block review @ Legit Reviews
Colton Westrate

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

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    • jihadjoe
    • 10 months ago

    I’mma let you finish but…

    Yeah, go on ahead and finish.

    • blastdoor
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<]Is the world shifting to "ambient computing?"[/quote<] This has 'dystopia' written all over it. So many people are already brainwashed -- this is going to take that to a whole new level.

      • oldog
      • 10 months ago

      “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”

        • Krogoth
        • 10 months ago

        “HAL, grab me a beer!”

        • Mr Bill
        • 10 months ago

        Awwwk! [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvnW89osj0g<]parrot makes shopping list[/url<]

      • nanoflower
      • 10 months ago

      Would much prefer they say something like “encompassing computing” as ambient just doesn’t work for me in this context. Though the idea is clear with the push for the Internet of Things like a fridge that knows when you are out of milk and automatically orders more. Personally hate the idea but I can see where some people might love the convenience.

        • blastdoor
        • 10 months ago

        Maybe “subliminal computing” would be a better way to say it.

        I don’t see the milk-buying fridge as the best example. I think it’s more that we will be receiving input into our eyes and ears that we did not consciously request and this input will guide us and shape us in ways that could be useful but could also be quite harmful, both to us as individuals but also to society at large.

        Whoever controls those subliminal messages will have tremendous power over us. Here are some options for who you give that power to:

        Facebook (you are controlled by highest bidder)
        Google (you are controlled by highest bidder)
        Amazon (you are controlled by Amazon and/or the highest bidder)
        Apple (you are controlled by Apple)
        Microsoft (you are controlled by Microsoft)
        Government (you are controlled by whoever won the last election)

        I view “controlled by Apple” as the least bad option, but none of these options are great.

        Perhaps the only winning move is not to play.

    • blastdoor
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<]A very thorough explanation of why blue cheese is the worst @ delish.com[/quote<] This was neither thorough nor an explanation. I was expecting some kind of scientific explanation, or at least pseudo-scientific, and all the article does is repeat over and over that blue cheese sucks. As it happens, I like small doses of blue cheese in some contexts, such as a bacon blue cheese burger.

      • HERETIC
      • 10 months ago

      If your Blue vein is soft enough, try spreading a very thin layer (like butter) on your bread
      before adding your cheese in a sandwich. num.

      • farmpuma
      • 10 months ago

      My first ex-wife loved blue cheese and I still kissed her, although I never directly ate any of the stinky stuff.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 10 months ago

    My son Ioves Ants Canada. Every Saturday he wakes up early for the new videos/livestream.

    • davidbowser
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<] Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device @ Ars Technica [/quote<] I don't currently have enough room for this in my kitchen (it's quite a bit bigger than my toaster oven), but I have set aside a spot in my renovation plan.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 10 months ago

    At this point in my life, I’d just settle for more PEOPLE with “genuine people personalities”.

      • stdRaichu
      • 10 months ago

      Hateful, isn’t it?

      I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.

      [spoiler<]For the sake of t'internet not really getting sarcasm and/or references as old as I am, I'm not depressed at all but I understand exactly how Neutronbeam feels and quotes from Marvin are a good way to express it[/spoiler<]

        • Shobai
        • 10 months ago

        Brain the size of a planet…

        • farmpuma
        • 10 months ago

        And the mice were furious!

      • Captain Ned
      • 10 months ago

      Unless you get one of the prototypes.

    • chuckula
    • 10 months ago

    Good to see the cats are still here!

    [Pours one out for my homie Kampman]

      • drfish
      • 10 months ago

      I got it covered like cat hair on a fan filter.

        • Neutronbeam
        • 10 months ago

        Good, or people might get fur-ious about it.

        “So the end of year pun wars have begun.”

        • thedosbox
        • 10 months ago

        I’m going to refrain from getting catty about chuckula stealing my shtick.

          • drfish
          • 10 months ago

          I don’t think you have to worry, cats don’t pay nearly as well as Russians.

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