Ferris Wheel Day Shortbread

I thought I'd take a day off from sensical Shortbread shots.

PC hardware and computing

  1. HyperX Pulsefire Core gaming mouse review @ PC Perspective
  2. Palit GeForce RTX 2060 GamingPro OC review @ bit-tech
  3. Asus PRIME X299 DELUXE II motherboard review @ HardOCP
  4. Inno3D iChiLL RGB DDR4-3600 (RCX2-16G3600A) review @ Hexus
  5. MSI Clutch GM50 gaming mouse review @ KitGuru
  6. EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Gaming video card review @ Legit Reviews
  7. WD Black NVMe SSD (2018) 500 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  8. Viotek GFT27DB review: best TN gaming monitor ever? @ TechSpot
  9. Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX performance, feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Metro Exodus benchmark performance, RTX & DLSS @ TechPowerUp
  2. NVIDIA DLSS test in Battlefield V @ TechPowerUp
  3. How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can't do it. @ Slashdot
  4. Activision Blizzard prioritizes profit over people, laying off around 800 employees @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  5. Tetris 99 is a free battle royale Tetris game launching on Switch today (yes, really) @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Palm-sized gatling gun has 32 mini elastics with your name on them @ HackADay
  2. 229-meter deconstructivist Valkyrie megayacht would be world's biggest @ New Atlas (if you're rich enough, you can consider this a gadget)
  3. "You've won $72 million and a Mercedes Benz." Phone scammer gets 6 years in prison after he made the mistake of calling William Webster, ex-FBI and CIA director @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Simpler, cheaper renewable energy system uses waves to inflate rubber @ New Atlas
  2. Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now lost to us @ Ars Technica :'(
  3. InSight deploys deep-digging drill on Mars @ New Atlas
  4. Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market @ Slashdot (how is this not called Tender?)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Chuck E. Cheese’s swears it isn’t recycling pizza slices @ eater.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • qmacpoint
    • 1 year ago

    The PowerColor Gaming Station looks exactly like the Mantiz Venus MZ-02, which looks better in my opinion – and probably performs the same – I have an RX580 with it and it works wonders!

    • bandannaman
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]how is this not called Tender?[/quote<] Lol'd 🙂 Truly a missed opportunity!

    • Redocbew
    • 1 year ago

    I certainly wouldn’t want non-ferris wheels. That’s just asking for trouble.

      • CScottG
      • 1 year ago


        • RAGEPRO
        • 1 year ago

        Oh yeeeaahhhh….

    • NTMBK
    • 1 year ago

    It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

    • The Egg
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX performance, feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano @ AnandTech[/quote<] What a useless review by Anandtech. Complete scattershot of different CPUs, core counts and clock speeds, along with different RAM quantities at all different speeds. How can you definitively say anything with 4 different variables? The only real A/B comparison shows that a Vega 56 is faster than an onboard GPU. Regardless of it not being the typical use case, any external graphics reviews need to be done on the desktop, so you can use the native internal PCIe x16 connection as a control, and then see what effect the interface/enclosure had on the same system with the same card.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      But the real question is….

      Did they test with more than one resolution?

      I predict TR will lead the industry on the way to one resolution, only 3dMark, 2 months after launch.

      The apologists will say, “well the game performance isn’t much different than 3DMark, so why waste time with several games. We already determined anything but 4k is a waste of time.”

      Watch and wait, and I’ll wait for everyone to say I was right.

        • Redocbew
        • 1 year ago


        • torquer
        • 1 year ago

        And yet your poll numbers just keep dropping… Weird!

      • Lianna
      • 1 year ago

      Yeah, and it happens just after they reviewed ASRock Z390 Gaming-ITX/ac – perfect motherboard for this task. They could test both PCIe16 and TB3 with both top 6/8 core CPU and low end 2/4 core CPU; and all at no throttling.

      Artificial physical PCIe width limitation (to x8 and x4) would probably be an option, too (BIOS/masking dependent) – to compare real x4 with x4 through TB3.

      BTW, I know they got Gaming Station for review, but real test would be to compare it to e.g. Razer Core X or Sonnet Breakaway that do not USB/GbE ports, as GPU bandwidth is supposed to be better there.

      • DragonDaddyBear
      • 1 year ago

      Even better, tape all but 4 lanes and test that as well. That way you know if it’s the lanes or TB

    • Krogoth
    • 1 year ago

    (Ben Stein voice) Radeon VII? Radeon VII? Radeon VII? Radeon VII? ……(/Ben Stein voice)

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    [i<]Technically[/i<] those aren't Ferris' wheels....

      • drfish
      • 1 year ago

      Close enough for a dad joke, though. 🙂

      • Captain Ned
      • 1 year ago

      Heck, they aren’t even Cameron’s.

      • albundy
      • 1 year ago

      Bueller? Bueller?

      • CScottG
      • 1 year ago

      -bow, bow..

    • Growler
    • 1 year ago

    If you wanted to post a car pic, the [url=http://i.imgur.com/7qyOR.png<]Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day Off[/url<] could work.

      • Captain Ned
      • 1 year ago

      Except for the fact that the motion shots were not of a real Ferrari.

        • FranticBeaker
        • 1 year ago

        Just great. I suppose next you’re gonna tell me that my large donation to the “Save Ferris” foundation is non-tax deductible.

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