Chocolate Mint Day Shortbread

I took the liberty of adding the critical words "chip," "ice," and "cream"

to today's theme. You're welcome.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Aquacomputer Cuplex Kryos Next CPU water block review @ PC Perspective
  2. Zotac Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 Amp review @ bit-tech
  3. WD Black SN750 NVME SSD (1TB) review @ Guru3D
  4. Fractal S2 Meshify case review @ Gamers Nexus
  5. AMD Radeon VII video card review @ HardOCP
  6. Gigabyte Aero 15 X9 review @ Hexus
  7. Intel Bean Canyon NUC review @ HotHardware
  8. be quiet! Dark Rock Pro TR4 review @ KitGuru
  9. SilentiumPC Spartan 3 Pro RGB review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q review @ TechSpot
  11. The Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Major games publishers are feeling the impact of peaking attention @ Slashdot
  2. Emoji are showing up in court cases exponentially, and courts aren't prepared @ Slashdot
  3. LEGO unveils new Hidden Side product line with eight haunted augmented reality sets @ TheBrothersBrick (ok, this actually looks pretty neat)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Drones rain down rat poison on the Galapagos @ HackADay
  2. Predicting weather with the Internet of Cars @ HackADay (this is a very intriguing concept)
  3. Smart cat shelter uses AI to let strays inside, keep dogs out @ Slashdot (reminds me of this classic hack)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Citing lack of demand, Airbus cancels A380 superjumbo aircraft @ Ars Technica
  2. Researchers, scared by their own work, hold back "deepfakes for text" AI @ Ars Technica
  3. Georgia Tech scientists figured out how maggots can eat so much, so fast @ Ars Technica
  4. Breeding bees with "clean genes" could help prevent colony collapse @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. KFC debuts chicken sandwich with mac n' cheese bun, but there's a catch! @ usmagazine.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • etana
    • 9 months ago

    why would anyone ruin perfectly good chocolate with toothpaste flavour?

    • willmore
    • 9 months ago

    Helpful hint to any Win7 people looking to get an NVMe drive, Windows no longer supports it. The hotfix that added native NVMe support is gone.

    Fortunately most vendors offer a driver. But, if they don’t, you can still force install an off brand driver.

    So, my Patriot Scorch is running, but it was a royal PITA to get it there–no thanks to Microsoft, but thanks to Intel whos drivers I ended up using. Patriot doesn’t seem to have their own driver.

    If they have one, please feel free to comment.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 9 months ago

    Looks like I need to hitch a ride on an a380 before too long.

      • Krogoth
      • 9 months ago

      A380 came way too late and was too much of a prestige project. Massive aircraft will remain impractical until a major breakthrough comes along in propulsion tech. 747 will likely follow suite as it becomes too expensive to keep current fleets running.

        • chuckula
        • 9 months ago

        As we have seen with Intel going out of business, large monolithic plane designs have failed.

        Future planes need to be 8 seaters that use aviation fabric to scale to high passenger counts.

          • drfish
          • 9 months ago

          Plus, carbon fiber is like 90% glue.

            • chuckula
            • 9 months ago

            Airplane glue has the sweetest smell!

          • Krogoth
          • 9 months ago

          On a more serious note, anything larger then the 747 requires massive overhauls on major airport terminals/runaways etc. They also need to near maximum carrying capacity to be economically viable for passenger service for long hauls.

          The scale of economics simply isn’t there for the poor A380. It had fallen into a similar trap as the SST attempts in 1970s. It got outperformed by cheaper and more cost-effective aircraft. 747 managed to avoid it by being easily converted into an air freight carrier (It was its original fallback plan with the assumption that SSTs would take over passenger service).

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 9 months ago

          Understated and underrated comment. +1, bro.

          • K-L-Waster
          • 9 months ago

          Pfft — 32 seats and 64 ticket sales per flight or gtfo.

          #EpycAirportRipper

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 9 months ago

        With twin-engine models like the 777-300ER carrying half as many passengers on long range flights more efficiently, there isn’t much market for fuel-hungry four-engined behemoths.

    • Krogoth
    • 9 months ago

    Missing mint tea.

    • chuckula
    • 9 months ago

    [quote<]KFC debuts chicken sandwich with mac n' cheese bun, but there's a catch![/quote<] Good good. Our KFC subliminal brainwashing campaign has already infected the Shortbread. Soon, no amount of glue will be able to stop us.

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