National Poultry Day Shortbread

One of my longest lasting scars came courtesy of an overly protective guineafowl parent.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Razer Basilisk Essential gaming mouse review @ PC Perspective
  2. Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Omega review @ bit-tech
  3. MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS 6G OC review @ Guru3D
  4. EVGA GTX 1660 review vs. GTX 1660 Ti, RX 590, & more @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Asus ROG Strix RTX 2070 O8G Gaming review @ HardOCP
  6. Asus ZenBook 15 UX533FD review @ Hexus
  7. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 review @ HotHardware
  8. Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 ARGB Sync review @ KitGuru
  9. EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Black graphics card review @ Legit Reviews
  10. Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 review @ TechSpot
  11. The ASRock DeskMini 310 mini-PC review @ AnandTech
  12. Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax fan review @ TechPowerUp (Noctua is finally spicing up their look)

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The hottest chat app for teens is Google Docs @ Slashdot
  2. Valve on Epic Games Store and Steam data @ Blue's News
  3. Epic's Sweeney calls exclusives "Procompetitive" @ Blue's News (sigh)
  4. MySpace has reportedly lost all photos, videos and songs uploaded over 12 years due to data corruption during a server migration project @ Slashdot (that'll save some cash)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Custom calculator rolls D20 so you don't have to @ HackADay (or just ask Alexa like we do)
  2. Hands-on: new Nvidia Jetson Nano is more power in a smaller form factor @ HackADay
  3. Ethereum mining—GeForce GTX 1660 Ti versus GeForce GTX 1660 @ Legit Reviews

Science, technology, and space news

  1. MIT scientists: heat can act like sound wave when moving through pencil lead @ Ars Technica
  2. Bacteria discovered in Irish soil kills four drug-resistant superbugs @ Slashdot
  3. Spaceflight found to reactivate dormant viruses in astronauts @ New Atlas
  4. Some companies choose Microsoft's cloud service because they're afraid of Amazon @ Slashdot (coming soon to Microsoft stores, clothing and groceries)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study @ reuters.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • anotherengineer
    • 9 months ago

    big bird had to wiki it and there was a video lol
    [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl[/url<]

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 9 months ago

    When I said that Raja needs to move the timeline up of he and Dr. Su’s Master plan, he already had done so.

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/253835/amd-cpus-immune-to-spoiler-vulnerability-company-statement[/url<] Only a new architecture can fix this mess. Ice Lake is spoiled and Intel has nothing for years that won't leak your data to third parties. Raja is busy at Intel but he won't be for long.

    • NovusBogus
    • 9 months ago

    [quote<]Epic's Sweeney calls exclusives "Procompetitive" @ Blue's News (sigh)[/quote<] His argument isn't as crazy as it sounds. When challenged on Steam's dominance its supporters tend to point to the various Steam-backed storefronts and say that their DD body has many different heads to choose from. Sweeney's line of reasoning is just taking this one step further to claim that the heads are just thin paper masks with very little value-add, and if developers are going to pick a side and fly the colors anyway they may as well go with one that's willing to throw money at them. I'm one of the ones seriously considering a refund on my Phoenix Point preorder over how the deal was handled so I'm not exactly an EGS fanboy, but aside from broken promises and the obligatory account/DRM zealotry I don't really care about this any more than I care about only being able to buy Kirkland bubbly at Costco. One of the fringe benefits of having walked away from so many games that didn't meet my particular set of minimum requirements, perhaps.

    • not@home
    • 9 months ago

    A friend of mine’s brother has Guinea hens. I was over there helping fix some bad wiring in his house. Those Guinea hens were so loud and constantly made noise. And they ran in circles around the house all day long. I could not believe how annoying they were. I have several family members that have other fowl: chickens, turkeys, ducks, etc., but none of those animals ever bothered me in the slightest. They made noise and did things but I never was annoyed or even gave them the slightest thought.

      • drfish
      • 9 months ago

      Heck yeah, they make quite the racket. We had a couple dozen for many years when I was a kid. Strangely disappeared once the road got paved. I miss them.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 months ago

        delicious

          • drfish
          • 9 months ago

          Tried the eggs (crazy tough shells) but never the birds. Friends of the family harvested some from time to time, though. I helped my dad skin one once, was too upset afterward to taste it. Good times.

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 9 months ago

            Upset?

            • drfish
            • 9 months ago

            At the time it was mildly traumatic, heh. The smell was very intense and I was holding it by its legs while my dad “processed” it. Not appetizing.

            • Redocbew
            • 9 months ago

            There’s a point somewhere in there where an animal stops being an animal and just becomes meat. I guess you hadn’t got there yet. 🙂

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 9 months ago

            Interesting. Did your dad’s plan work at least?

            • drfish
            • 9 months ago

            Yes, it was super effective.

            • etana
            • 9 months ago

            so, you’d say the smell was a little fowl then?

    • Shinare
    • 9 months ago

    All GTX 10 series cards 1060 and up will get ray tracing over at [url=https://games.slashdot.org/story/19/03/19/015222/nvidias-ray-tracing-tech-will-soon-run-on-older-gtx-cards<]SlashDot[/url<]

      • enixenigma
      • 9 months ago

      Not all (most though – 1060 and up), and it includes the 16 series cards. It’ll be interesting to see how well it works on older cards. I’d put my money on ‘not great’.

        • Shinare
        • 9 months ago

        yeah, my lightning edit was not fast enough. lol

    • Mr Bill
    • 9 months ago

    We had half a dozen Guinea hens. They loved to roost on the backs of our horses. Quite funny when our horses were out being ridden and they decided to roost on the neighbors horses. The run up to them from behind in single file and then all fly up, horse goes nuts, takes off; rinse and repeat.

    • chuckula
    • 9 months ago

    What’s the matter Colonel Sanders…. Chicken??

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 months ago

      Sir, hadn’t you better buckle up?

        • Growler
        • 9 months ago

        Ah, buckle this! LUDICROUS SPEED! *GO!*

          • Krogoth
          • 9 months ago

          “WHAT HAVE I DONE!?”

          “MY BRAINS ARE GOING TO MY FEET!”

            • Redocbew
            • 9 months ago

            What the hell was that?

            • mark625
            • 9 months ago

            They’ve gone to plaid!

      • superjawes
      • 9 months ago

      This is a fowl comment.

      • Mr Bill
      • 9 months ago

      Don’t listen to them Marty!

      • Captain Ned
      • 9 months ago

      I HATE Yogurt!!

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