National Booch Day Shortbread

I've tried this stuff in a number of different incarnations. It's ok, but not great. Are any gerbils true believers?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus GeForce RTX 2060 ROG Strix OC review @ bit-tech
  2. Palit GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro OC review @ Guru3D
  3. Battlefield V NVIDIA ray tracing: i9-9900K CPU testing @ HardOCP
  4. Qnap TS-251B review @ Hexus
  5. Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano barebones mini-PC review @ TechPowerUp
  6. Radeon RX 570 vs. GeForce GTX 1050 Ti @ TechSpot
  7. The $60 CPU question: AMD Athlon 200GE or Intel Pentium Gold G5400? A review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Playing Battle Royale may get you drafted in South Korea @ Quarter To Three
  2. Battlefield 5's poor sales numbers have become a disaster for Electronic Arts @ Slashdot
  3. Rocket League adding complete cross-platform support @ Blue's News

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. UX rant: The nightmare horrorshow that is the Apple TV remote @ Ars Technica
  2. Korg Minilogue XD synthesizer review @ Engadget
  3. Mondelez, the U.S. food company that owns Oreo and Cadbury brands, sues Zurich in test for cyber hack insurance @ Slashdot (more interesting than it sounds at the surface)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Man says CES lidar's laser was so powerful it wrecked his $1,998 camera @ Ars Technica
  2. China's rover scoots across the far side of the Moon in fresh photo dump @ New Atlas
  3. Bioengineered rice delivers significant increases in grain yields @ New Atlas (rest assured that my headline would have said it "generates great grain gains")

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Costco sells out of 27-lb. bucket of mac and cheese with a 20-year shelf life @ usatoday.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • blastdoor
    • 11 months ago

    [quote<]UX rant: The nightmare horrorshow that is the Apple TV remote @ Ars Technica[/quote<] The AppleTV 4k is such a weird device. Far more power than is needed to watch TV and listen to music, but the lack of a bundled controller and game marketing from Apple ends up making it a bad for gaming. Yet another management failure at Apple.

    • Thresher
    • 11 months ago

    It looks disgusting and smells worse.

    No thanks.

    • Anovoca
    • 11 months ago

    I used to brew my own but not anymore. I never liked having to deal with cutting back down the mother scoby. Trying to get it out of the brewing vessel and cut it down without the use of metal utensils while keeping the whole process sterile was just too much of a headache. I was also never any good at second fermentation and figuring out when to refrigerate the brew. I usually got too scared about blowing bottles and moved to refrigeration too early.

    As for buying it at the store, I find most of the stuff in the store has too high a sugar content for my tastes and I usually get kicked into carb cravings when I drink them. I also liked the taste of my brew way better than anything I have found in store yet. I had my mix perfected. 50% Oolong, 30% Yerba Matte, 20% Puehr.

      • Mr Bill
      • 11 months ago

      Like Honey Mead but with Tea(s)?

        • Anovoca
        • 11 months ago

        If you have brewed mead safely, then you can brew booch at home safely. The biggest difference and learning curve is learning how to properly handle and maintain the scoby, since you can recycle it for every batch, where mead you just buy a new culture of yeast.

        Edit: Actually, sterilization is a touch easier for booch since you can just fill a spray bottle with apple-cider vinegar to mist the inside of the brewing container and other brewing equipment, and it will have little to no noticeable effect on the taste.

    • Wirko
    • 11 months ago

    “Oreo and Cadbury brands” … and maybe a couple more.

    [url<]https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/these-10-companies-control-everything-you-buy-a7400971.html[/url<]

      • Chrispy_
      • 11 months ago

      Every single one of those brands should be boycotted.

      All of it falls into the categories of either “processed junk” or “unethically-produced” if it’s not both at once.

      The running theme in these brands is excessive sugar/salt/fat/artificial additives and it arrived on your store shelf by exploiting people throughout the chain.

    • Mr Bill
    • 11 months ago

    Booch Booch
    the mighty hooch
    brewed from tea
    thats gotten loose
    loose leaves in a pot
    lots of water pretty hot
    then some sugar
    and some time
    let it cool try to get loose
    fermented black hooch
    the mighty Booch

      • sweatshopking
      • 11 months ago

      It is an amazing show

    • shess
    • 11 months ago

    I kind of decided to avoid kombucha when I realized that a contaminated brew can have toxic results.

    • James296
    • 11 months ago

    to booch or not to booch, that is not the question. the question is what, in gods name, is booch?

    • mark625
    • 11 months ago

    “Booch”? WTH is booch?

    Could be worse, though. For a second there, I thought I was going to have to run out and buy my wife a pin for her jacket at the last minute. Whew!

    • sweatshopking
    • 11 months ago

    What is booch

      • chuckula
      • 11 months ago

      This is the part where the editors spin up the headlines with words that are nigh on guaranteed to drive iq100 over the edge.

      • drfish
      • 11 months ago

      I had to look it up too, I hadn’t heard the slang term for [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kombucha<]Kombucha[/url<] either. Apparently, today is the very first annual booch day.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 months ago

        I hate to get all “creative writing club” on you, but “first annual” should be “inaugural”.

          • drfish
          • 11 months ago

          My apologizes, it’s nigh impossible to make everyone happy.

            • thedosbox
            • 11 months ago

            Don’t conflate making people happy with expecting people to be semi-literate.

            • Neutronbeam
            • 11 months ago

            Oh, so now we’re all the knights who say nigh, are we?

            [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIV4poUZAQo[/url<]

            • sweatshopking
            • 11 months ago

            What’s a monty Python? Some kind of snake?

            • stdRaichu
            • 11 months ago

            It’s a police snake that rides around Canada on a horse.

            • sweatshopking
            • 11 months ago

            I would have seen one being canadian

            • Mr Bill
            • 11 months ago

            The snake, he’s long, seven miles…

            • derFunkenstein
            • 11 months ago

            It works all night and it sleeps all day.

            • sweatshopking
            • 11 months ago

            No, that’s a lumberjack

            • Neutronbeam
            • 11 months ago

            Yes, native to the UK. It’s funny lookin’.

            • drfish
            • 11 months ago

            The Nigh-ts, you say?

            • Mr Bill
            • 11 months ago

            The endless nigh-ts, [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xysDmD_sGmA<]The End is Nigh[/url<]

            • Neutronbeam
            • 11 months ago

            Arrrrrrrgh!

          • Neutronbeam
          • 11 months ago

          Sigh. And you said going back to school wouldn’t change you. Where’s the old, sweet Ben we used to know and lo, er, like?

            • superjawes
            • 11 months ago

            Just be happy he didn’t get his PhD. Can you imagine what Dr. derFunkenstein would be like?

            • drfish
            • 11 months ago

            Omg, he’d be DocderFunk!

            • Neutronbeam
            • 11 months ago

            Impressive, most impressive.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 11 months ago

            I was leaning towards dropping the der and just being Dr. Funkenstein, but I think I like this better.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 11 months ago

            Dr. Detroit:
            [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNf9gCzJrbw[/url<]

          • Mr Bill
          • 11 months ago

          Inauguralably correct, Watson.

      • blastdoor
      • 11 months ago

      It sounds like something Gwyneth Pawltrow would sell.

      • Mr Bill
      • 11 months ago

      The whiteness the endlessness, The Mighty Boosh! [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IjGNJPNyzU<]Ice Flow Song[/url<]

      • drfish
      • 11 months ago

      Baby, don’t hurt me!

      Sorry, I’ve been resisting that all day and couldn’t hold it back any longer. o_0

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 months ago

        Instantly heard the song. Thanks, jerk. LOL

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