Something on a Stick Day Shortbread

That reminds me, TR BBQ XVI is just 135 days away. Culinarily speaking, bones in ribs count as sticks, right?

PC hardware and computing

  1. Asus ROG Strix XG49VQ monitor review @ Guru3D
  2. Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming OC review @ Hexus
  3. Razer BlackWidow Elite keyboard review @ KitGuru
  4. Blue Ember XLR studio condenser microphone review @ Legit Reviews
  5. The smallest Ryzen yet: Asrock DeskMini A300 review @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The Analogue Mega SG wins the retro gaming console war @ Engadget
  2. Xenoblade studio Monolith Soft is hiring staff for The Legend Of Zelda series @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Boeing announces its five GoFly personal flight device finalists @ New Atlas
  2. Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST smart speaker review @ TechPowerUp (sry, caps!)
  3. Sensor-laden pigeons gather data for urban weather modeling @ HackADay (you guys know what to do)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Casino screwup royale: a tale of "ethical hacking" gone awry @ Ars Technica
  2. Vice President directs NASA to return to the Moon by 2024 @ Ars Technica
  3. UPS begins routine drone deliveries of medical samples to US hospital @ New Atlas
  4. Mice tripping on psychedelics help explain neural origins of hallucinations @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Kraft macaroni and cheese now has unicorn shapes @ people.com
  2. Artist aims to 'Make America Grate Again' with cheese wall at US-Mexico border @ sacbee.com
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Kretschmer
    • 9 months ago

    Huh? Easter, already?

    • HERETIC
    • 9 months ago

    “bones in ribs count as sticks, right?”
    To me it looks like some yummy meat on steel sticks………..

    Talking about sticks, apples non existent Quality Control at work again-
    [url<]https://www.hexus.net/tech/news/peripherals/128945-apple-apologises-continued-butterfly-keyboard-woes/[/url<] And it continues- [url<]https://www.fudzilla.com/news/mobile/48381-airpods-are-turning-into-a-user-and-environmental-disaster[/url<]

      • drfish
      • 9 months ago

      Very true. I was referring to the ribs at the BBQ.

      • Anonymous Coward
      • 9 months ago

      Who would have guessed that tiny sealed battery-powered speakers would have a short lifespan?

        • kvndoom
        • 9 months ago

        You’re listening wrong. :/

          • Anonymous Coward
          • 9 months ago

          HEY GUYS I HAVE AN IDEA … lets remove the headphone jack from phones and sell lots of throw-away techno-garbage to shallow fashion-obsessed urbanites (who might otherwise claim to be environmentally conscious)!

          Is this just a small detour into idiocy, or a longer crawl while we await some form of technology that makes it less harmful to throw things away at such a high rate?

            • Redocbew
            • 9 months ago

            Step 1: Capture hearts and minds of shallow fashion-obsessed urbanites any way you can.
            Step 2: Make an unimaginable pile of cash
            Step 3:….?

            Is there a step 3?

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 9 months ago

            I see lots in pioneer square area where I work, bro.

            • Wonders
            • 9 months ago

            I feel you. Pioneer Square, Seattle. Lots there bro. I hear a lot of them have routing numbers that start with “1250”, which is so weird. You know, numerology. Powerful stuff. Ever have a “reading”, bro? Not that I’m asking for your routing number, haha. But yeah, you get all kinds of spooky accurate personality stats like “What % apple fan am I?” So I guess I might be OK with it, if you really want to do a reading, I guess I could make an exception. Probably you’d just wanna start with a few recent statements (odd-numbered months only… we want the numerology to be as accurate as possible, obvs). No pressure of course, but yeah, we need to do it right away b/c of celestial alignment.

      • Chrispy_
      • 9 months ago

      Hexus and Fudzilla must be getting desperate 🙂

      Apple screwing and ignoring their customers and the environment hasn’t been ‘news’ for at least five years now.

        • leor
        • 9 months ago

        you can expand Apple to <insert company here>

    • Anonymous Coward
    • 9 months ago

    I rather like that Asrock A300, though it does make me wish for a little more GPU in that APU.

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 months ago

    “you would have to wade into dodgy ROM sites and tinker with confusing emulators”

    Engadget hasn’t used an emulator since 2005

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 months ago

      Every written review of the Mega Sg so far has been complete and total horse shit.

        • jihadjoe
        • 9 months ago

        Finally a decent review:

        [url<]https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/03/the-analogue-mega-sg-answers-why-anyone-would-pay-190-for-a-new-sega-genesis/[/url<]

          • derFunkenstein
          • 9 months ago

          Yes, that’s a well-written review.

          Not that I’m trying to get any questions answered; my Mega Sg came on the 26th. I just want it to get the love in print that it got on YouTube from My Life in Gaming and GameSack.

    • Mr Bill
    • 9 months ago

    [quote<]Vice President directs NASA to return to the Moon by 2024[/quote<] Reminds me of unfunded mandate programs like 'No Child Left Behind'. Hard to see how NASA can meet the directive since the main sticking point and elephant in the room is NASA's budget keeps getting slashed.

      • Voldenuit
      • 9 months ago

      Giant catapult.

        • juzz86
        • 9 months ago

        Trebuchet mate, come on 😉

          • Usacomp2k3
          • 9 months ago

          AOE2 FTW!

          • Krogoth
          • 9 months ago

          a.k.a oversized sling.

            • Redocbew
            • 9 months ago

            Krogoth is unimpressed even with medieval siege weapons? I shouldn’t be surprised, but somehow I am.

      • Captain Ned
      • 9 months ago

      More to the point, it shouldn’t be NASA. Well, not until NASA is purged of all of its legacy Saturn V/Shuttle facilities that still exist solely to direct pork to legislators. It’s the reason why the Space Launch System is better (and more properly) known as the Senate Launch System. The key offender is Richard Shelby (R-AL), though Mississippi’s delegation shares in the blame.

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 9 months ago

        Well, we did send [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Glenn#Return_to_space<]one[/url<] senator into space, already...

          • sreams
          • 9 months ago

          He mutated into a senator after being exposed to the Van Allen radiation belt.

        • NovusBogus
        • 9 months ago

        NASA is a textbook case of why it’s foolish to expect a government agency to care about anything but its own existence. It amuses me that what was once one of America’s mightiest go-getters has been so thoroughly upstaged by a guy who sucks at making cars.

        • Krogoth
        • 9 months ago

        Political interests aside. We already have reached the practical limits of chemical reaction-based rocketry since 1960-1970s.

        Any future chemical-reaction based rocket is going to end-up being similar to 1960s-1970s designs. The benefactors of their design and infrastructure are going entrench themselves like the groups behind aging Shuttle/Saturn-era stuff.

        Outside of a complete revolution in material/propulsion technology. I honestly don’t see the landscape changing any time soon.

          • davidbowser
          • 9 months ago

          There were many small advances in the material structural aspects of rockets since the 70s that made them lighter/more efficient, but not really cheaper to build.

          I recall a particular Magnesium alloy (with some Lithium for giggles) that came out of the old USSR rocket program. The US used a different formula and found out that the Russian formula existed after the wall came down. The USSR was never able to fully develop the tech, but NASA was willing to spend the money to test it back in the 90s.

          This is a reference published in 2000, but I def remember hearing about it in the 90s
          [url<]https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20040086797.pdf[/url<] The other story I like is about NASA finally getting to test the Russian rocket designs. [url<]https://youtu.be/TMbl_ofF3AM[/url<]

            • Usacomp2k3
            • 9 months ago

            Organizational structure can make them much cheaper. Look at SpaceX vs ULA for very similar LEO performance.

            • Mr Bill
            • 9 months ago

            That second one was excellent. I’ve seen it before. But I watched it again.

    • Mr Bill
    • 9 months ago

    I’d say that star is Shuriken.

    [quote<]The smallest Ryzen yet: Asrock DeskMini A300 review.[/quote<] ... Maybe AMD should issue a Ryzen Shuriken edition.

      • Redocbew
      • 9 months ago

      Careful throwing around puns like that.

    • Mr Bill
    • 9 months ago

    If they stick to your ribs.

    [quote<]Culinarily speaking, bones in ribs count as sticks, right?[/quote<]

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