Learn What Your Name Means Day Shortbread

Apparently, my name is derived from the Latin word "colto" and it means "to be a tool on reality TV"

PC hardware and computing

  1. Cooler Master MK730 mechanical gaming keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Phanteks Eclipse P600s review @ Guru3D
  3. AMD Radeon VII Powerplay overclocking & water cooling results @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Asus PRIME Z390-A LGA 1151 motherboard review @ HardOCP
  5. Lenovo Yoga C930 review @ Hexus
  6. Cooler Master MK850 (AIMPAD) review @ KitGuru
  7. EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC Black graphics card review @ Legit Reviews
  8. Cooler Master MH752 gaming headset review @ TechPowerUp
  9. The Lenovo Yoga C930 review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Some unlikely games are becoming competitive through Twitch Rivals @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  2. More people bought physical CDs and vinyl than songs on iTunes last year @ Slashdot
  3. Netflix makes statement in wake of Steven Spielberg's attempt to block streaming giant from Oscars @ Slashdot

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A big, mean, inflated machine @ HackADay (great project!)
  2. The cat, the aircraft, and the tiny computer @ HackADay (great cat!)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Probe from NASA's InSight lander burrows into the soil of Mars @ Slashdot
  2. Android TV bug gave users access to strangers' Google Photos @ Slashdot
  3. SpaceX's Crew Dragon docks with ISS in historic maneuver @ New Atlas (this was worth getting up early to watch on Saturday morning)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. New carrot cake Oreos are stuffed with dairy-free cheese @ livekindly.co
  2. Big Dairy strikes again in the form of viral "throw cheese at your baby" challenge @ news.avclub.com (seriously?)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Srsly_Bro
    • 9 months ago

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/253285/spoiler-alert-new-security-vulnerability-found-affecting-intel-cpus[/url<] Intel will be gone soon. Intel's name will soon mean AMD, and Raja will be working with Dr. Su again once his mission is complete.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 months ago

      For some reason I read that as “Dr. Seuss” and I do not like green eggs and ham; I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 9 months ago

        The green eggs only have RTX. Dr Su doesn’t need to worry.

      • blastdoor
      • 9 months ago

      Yup, it’s just a matter of time before Raja declares Intel to be on a ‘burning platform’, stops development of all existing products in favor of Itanic, and then declare bankruptcy.

    • CScottG
    • 9 months ago

    “Apparently, my name is derived from the Latin word “colto” and it means “to be a tool on reality TV””

    -yeah, it’s long-past time to expand TechReport’s Youtube videos.

    • shaq_mobile
    • 9 months ago

    iTunes doesn’t really seem like a great deal when compared with other services like Bandcamp or Spotify. As far as I can tell, each of those provides a better version of music distribution with two different models. Bandcamp offers drm free distribution, a more direct connection with the musician, and a steam-like self publishing system. Spotify has a reasonable monthly price with great selection.

    I guess I don’t know iTunes well though, but my needs are very satisfied with the other solutions.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 months ago

      The real story here, not in the headline, is that streaming is thumping both physical and digital individual song/album distribution.

      • etana
      • 9 months ago

      i still prefer CDs, which i can rip and store in multiple places and still listen to in my non Bluetooth equipped cars. Used to love vinyl, but the disks don’t fit in my car CD changers and they’re a pain to rip. I’ve never used itunes, but do use pandora (and previously lastFM) sometimes.
      I can see the appeal of something like spotify for all-you-can-eat streaming for whatever you want to hear, but i’ve never spent actual money for ephemeral/virtual music. The only time i’m tempted is when something is out of print and i can’t find a used copy for reasonable money.

      • HERETIC
      • 9 months ago

      With CD’s you get to own it kind of, compared with itunes where it always belongs to apple.

      “iTunes doesn’t really seem like a great deal ”
      great deal and anything apple in the sentence-they’re polar opposites……………..

        • derFunkenstein
        • 9 months ago

        Apple’s music releases are priced the same as Google Play and the m4a files you download work on just about any device without DRM. I get the skepticism, but I own hundreds (thousands? I haven’t bought a CD in years and years) of iTunes tracks that worked just find on my Pixel 2.

      • RoxasForTheWin
      • 9 months ago

      For me it was easier to set up a family plan on iTunes. Keeps all of the family iTunes purchases under one roof too if anything goes afoot with IAP

      • blastdoor
      • 9 months ago

      For people who aren’t very familiar with the current state of Apple’s music offerings, I’ll just point out that:

      1. music tracks bought from iTunes are DRM-free
      2. Apple Music is Apple’s streaming service and seems to be doing quite well ($10/month for individuals; $15/month for family plan)

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 9 months ago

    I can help anyone who wants to know what their name means.

      • superjawes
      • 9 months ago

      Seriously, bro?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 months ago

    Trying to figure out the apparatus in the picture, but it’s all Greek to me.

      • Krogoth
      • 9 months ago

      It is missing a muse.

      • drfish
      • 9 months ago

      I predicted this exact comment, thank you for not disappointing.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 9 months ago

        Happy to help any time.

      • Yan
      • 9 months ago

      I suppose an upper case iota (Ι) can be a one, and an upper case omicron (Ο) can be a zero, but where’s two?

        • derFunkenstein
        • 9 months ago

        Greeks type with binary numbers.

        • Anonymous Hamster
        • 9 months ago

        I was wondering the same thing. Zeta?

      • Mr Bill
      • 9 months ago

      There are four dots.

        • Neutronbeam
        • 9 months ago

        “There are four lights!!”

      • Wirko
      • 9 months ago

      A transportable machine used by ancient Greeks to summon gods. Every black block with a magic symbol represents one of them. Every block is used in a different way. Spill coffee on the Κ, for example, and the night turns to day immediately. Light a fire on the Λ and the lunch is ready. And so on.

        • Neutronbeam
        • 9 months ago

        Ah, yes–the deus ex machina typica!

        • derFunkenstein
        • 9 months ago

        Kinda want one now

          • Wirko
          • 9 months ago

          This one is fake, or a toy. Real one sure doesn’t have “Olympia” written on it in human-readable symbols.

            • Yan
            • 9 months ago

            “Olympia” in Latin letters shows the apparatus was created in modern times and sent back to ancient Greece using a Time Travel spell.

            It must have been created some time after the appearance of the Web, since the hamburger button (Ξ) is clearly visible.

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