Ditch New Year’s Resolution Day Shortbread

I planned ahead for today by not making any resolutions. Does that count as a resolution?

PC hardware and computing

  1. HyperX Cloud MIX wired gaming headset with Bluetooth review @ PC Perspective
  2. Iiyama G-Master GB2560HSU-B1 review @ bit-tech
  3. MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z review @ Guru3D
  4. EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra review @ Hexus
  5. Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD 27in 144Hz IPS FreeSync tactical gaming monitor review @ KitGuru
  6. EVGA NU audio card review @ Legit Reviews
  7. EVGA NU audio review @ HotHardware
  8. The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. YouTube updates policies to explicitly ban dangerous pranks, challenges @ Ars Technica
  2. Red Dead Redemption 2 is in a tussle with lawmen @ Quarter To Three

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Twelve circuit sculptures we can’t stop looking at @ HackADay
  2. The Motorola Razr could return as a $1,500 foldable smartphone @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. On GMO safety, the fiercest opponents understand the least @ Ars Technica
  2. Robotic fossil shows off the swagger of ancient animals @ New Atlas
  3. Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on Moon @ Slashdot (I approve of this headline on multiple levels)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. The quest for a totally American cheese @ smithsonianmag.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Srsly_Bro
    • 10 months ago

    The GMO article does a great job comparing and contrasting American and European culture pertaining to real knowledge and perceived knowledge.

    This doesn’t end with those knowing little about science and being self-assessed experts. The same behavior is found in math competency. Americans generally aren’t the greatest at math on average compared to other developed nations, yet Americans polled, rated their math abilities higher than actual.

    I blame the “everyone is great movement” from decades past, along with religion and other rigid belief systems.

    I hope you’re all happy. This is what we have today.

      • davidbowser
      • 10 months ago

      The other thing about GMO discussions that bothers me is objections without an understanding of history. Humans have been cross-breeding and hybridizing plants and animals for hundreds (some cases thousands) of years with agricultural goals (more/better yields) in mind. The GMO process is a more efficient method of something that has already been going on for a long time.

      My point is that most people’s “organic corn” is a hybrid made by humans over a period of several hundreds of years.

      [url<]https://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/selection/corn/[/url<]

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 10 months ago

        Interesting the article is from the “U” and not Utah State located in the mountains where ppl farm. It’s the “good vibes” approach with feelings first facts only if they confirm personal biases.

        The govt and media want a dumb society, and they’ve created it.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 10 months ago

    I was not going to not pick on the AMD Vega owners who suffer from GPU dysmorphia. Half a month is long enough to be nice.

      • anotherengineer
      • 10 months ago

      Still miss my radeon HD6850, best card I ever got for $135. Sold the 4850 for $40 and sold the game that came with the 6850 for $20. Got it that cheap about 2012 a month or two after the 7850/7870 came out.

      For $75 that it cost me, that card lasted until last year, when I put together a new system. It still lives on, nephew got the hand me downs.

      Those mid-range price days are gone.

      See if I can get 6 years out of my new card.

      edit – new card is not a vega

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 10 months ago

        Great story. Thanks for sharing. My 4850 was the crappy and loud single slot. I sold it to my brother for less than half price a few months after I got it. I then got a few GTX 260 C216. I ended up selling one to a friend for $50 after I got my 7950 so his sister could play on his Minecraft realm. Now the 7950 is unusable for gaming for artifacting terribly but it can still do compute well enough. I wish SLI/CFX was worth it today.

    • Unknown-Error
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<] Ditch New Year's Resolution Day Shortbread [/quote<] This should be on the 2nd of January, not the 17th

      • UberGerbil
      • 10 months ago

      If you are a regular gym goer you’d probably notice that around two weeks into January is exactly when equipment starts getting more available again.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 10 months ago

        After the first week of half repping and terrible form, combined with dangerous broscience dispensed by their friend who goes to the “gym”, the annual get in shape resolution is deferred until next year.

        #2020istheyear

        • derFunkenstein
        • 10 months ago

        And the rest of us are so very thankful.

        • Unknown-Error
        • 10 months ago

        That is actually a good point. In my gym, 2nd week onwards I noticed a marked reduction in people. And like [b<]derFunkenstein[/b<], I am not complaining about the lower attendance.

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 10 months ago

          U lift bro?

            • Unknown-Error
            • 10 months ago

            Hell yeah!

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 10 months ago

            Very nice. You have Oly shoes? I wear black and white pair of Adipowers for squats/leg press. Lots of people squat with running shoes and I cringe. Also Merrell trail glove for dead lifts.

            • Unknown-Error
            • 10 months ago

            If I don’t have the right shoes (and these days I don’t), when doing squats, deadlifts and anything that requires my heels to blast through I simply don’t wear shoes. Stability and the ability to blast your heels through the floor is far better than when wearing running shoes.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 10 months ago

      Exactly, we waited that many extra days doing something that can only fail.

      This is how I feel.

      [url<]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sXE8LdXzeHM[/url<]

    • albundy
    • 10 months ago

    goals/resolutions dont start when the new year starts. they start when you are mentally ready to start.

    • godforsaken
    • 10 months ago

    My resolution was to not have a resolution, which was already confusing, but, now you’re saying to ditch that resolution, which means I need to get a resolution, which would be to give up my resolution.. which I am now being told to di…

    ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

    • willmore
    • 10 months ago

    I gave up on having new years resolutions a while ago. Instead of waiting for the end of the year to make a bunch of changes at once, I decided to make changes as I noticed the need for them. Why wait until some arbitrary date to do so? Do it now. Who do them all at once? That will only increase the disruption to your life and make you less likely to stay with them.

    They’re a cute stunt, but if you really want to implement meaningful change, just go ahead and do it, don’t wait for some special occasion.
    </soapbox>

    • Krogoth
    • 10 months ago

    Running at 3840×2160 and 2560×1440 here.

      • UberGerbil
      • 10 months ago

      But… are you in a ditch? It only counts if you’re in a ditch.

        • Wirko
        • 10 months ago

        He didn’t say 365×24, that would be new year’s resolution.

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 10 months ago

      Well played.

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