Be Kind to Lawyers Day Shortbread

I'll try, but I'm anti-litigious by nature. So, sue me.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Razer Kraken 2019 wired gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. AOC Agon AG322QC4 review @ bit-tech
  3. Dell XPS 13 review: a perfect ultraportable @ Engadget
  4. Cooler Master MK850 keyboard review @ Guru3D
  5. Samsung EVO Plus 512 GB microSD card review @ HotHardware
  6. SuperO C9Z390-PGW motherboard review @ KitGuru
  7. Biostar A10N-8800E review @ TechPowerUp
  8. The SilverStone Nightjar NJ450-SXL 450W SFX PSU review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Why Valve actually gets less than 30 percent of Steam game sales @ Ars Technica
  2. Apple TV+ includes a Muppet who codes @ Slashdot (named Cody, ha, I get it!)
  3. Civilization 6 artist mods it to look more like Civ 5 @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. Ex-Valve Dev on Epic Games Store @ Blue's News
  5. Eve Online bans real-world lobbyist over alleged in-game corruption @ Rock Paper Shotgun

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. But can your AI recognize slugs? @ HackADay
  2. Travis Touch Plus Translator review @ Hexus

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Over a dozen satellites from SpaceX's December launch can't be identified @ Slashdot
  2. The BIG plan to create a floating city for 10,000 people @ New Atlas
  3. World's first gene-edited lizards are in the pink @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. How a 22-million-year-old cave became one of the world's best cheese cellars @ saveur.com
  2. Chuck E. Cheese's parent is going public again @ cnbc.com (true story, Chuck E. Cheese would be in Shortbread almost weekly if I cared to post stories about drunken brawls and less-seemly goings-on, it's the Mos Eisley of pizza places)
Colton Westrate

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

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    • NovusBogus
    • 8 months ago

    [quote<]Ex-Valve Dev on Epic Games Store @ Blue's News[/quote<] I'll add another one to his list: the hyper-aggressive discounting that Steam turned into The New Normal(tm) is one of the main causes of the hyper-aggressive DLC that gamers complain about at least as much as EGS. I'm on record saying that Valve has done a lot of good for the industry, but let's not pretend that they haven't kicked a few puppies around in the process.

    • Aquilino
    • 8 months ago

    > Eve Online bans real-world lobbyist over alleged in-game corruption

    If government operated just like a business…

      • NovusBogus
      • 8 months ago

      Speaking as someone who played Eve quite heavily from 2004 to 2010 or so, the really hilarious part is is how this is supposed to be shocking news. It’s an open secret that the CSM system was created and maintained as a front for all manner of shady deals between the developer and their largest customer groups. Just like it’s an open secret that the game was barely out the gate when CCP quietly broke their own “one server, no sharding” rule at the behest of the Chinese government, but people tend to be surprised about that too.

      • ronch
      • 8 months ago

      Governments are kinda like businesses created to milk the masses.

    • Mr Bill
    • 8 months ago

    Came for Lawyer jokes. Disappoint.

      • chuckula
      • 8 months ago

      Q: What’s the difference between a lawyer and a herd of buffalo?
      A: The lawyer charges more.

      • superjawes
      • 8 months ago

      You mean besides the abogado tree?

        • Mr Bill
        • 8 months ago

        I had to look that up. Heh Heh

      • Mr Bill
      • 8 months ago

      Why don’t sharks eat lawyers?…
      .
      .
      Professional courtesy.

      • etana
      • 8 months ago

      Why do lawyers wear neckties?

      To keep their foreskins from rolling over their faces.

      • bandannaman
      • 8 months ago

      What do you call 1000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?

      A good start.

      • Redocbew
      • 8 months ago

      What’s the difference between a lawyer and a jellyfish?

      One is a spineless, poisonous blob. The other is a form of sea life.

      • Wirko
      • 8 months ago

      Without lawyers, we’d only have the top half of this news post:

      [url<]http://newsroom.fpl.com/2019-03-28-FPL-announces-plan-to-build-the-worlds-largest-solar-powered-battery-and-drive-accelerated-retirement-of-fossil-fuel-generation[/url<] (just an example I found linked in TR forums, [url=https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=121878&start=180#p1403653<]here[/url<])

      • lycium
      • 8 months ago

      Not as disappointed as their parents.

    • superjawes
    • 8 months ago

    [quote<]Mos Eisley of pizza places[/quote<] ... Hey Disney. I have an idea.

      • willmore
      • 8 months ago

      [approaches superjaws with a rag soaked in chloroform]Hey, superjaws, got a second?

        • drfish
        • 8 months ago

        [holds out arm to stop willmore]Hang on willmore, this [i<]could[/i<] be an improvement.

          • willmore
          • 8 months ago

          But is it worth the risk?

            • drfish
            • 8 months ago

            From a certain point of view…

            • willmore
            • 8 months ago

            Some people just want to see the world burn, huh?

            • K-L-Waster
            • 8 months ago

            These are not the animatronics you’re looking for.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 8 months ago

      Already exists. Opening this year in Florida and California with slightly more interesting food.
      [url<]https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/1/18229956/star-wars-galaxy-edge-disneyland-disney-world[/url<]

        • Wonders
        • 8 months ago

        [quote<]with slightly more interesting food[/quote<] So, are we talkin'... garlic bread?

      • RoxasForTheWin
      • 8 months ago

      Darth Vader in a Italian Chef outfit, with a kiss the cook apron. Disney, I’ll be expecting my royalty check in two weeks time

        • Krogoth
        • 8 months ago

        If only you knew the power of the cheese side!

          • Mr Bill
          • 8 months ago

          No grater satisfaction!

        • Voldenuit
        • 8 months ago

        “But it says the Special is pan seared cod with scallops!”
        “I am changing the Special. Pray I do not change it any further.”

      • NovusBogus
      • 8 months ago

      Disney would probably ruin it by posting a “no shooting first” sign on the door.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 8 months ago

    The missing satellites has nothing really to do with SpaceX. The headline is a little disingenuous. The SSO-A was on a SpaceX rocket, sure, but SpaceFlight Industries was the one who coordinated the 64 satellites onboard (including the 1 that they didn’t deploy due to licensing issues).

      • DPete27
      • 8 months ago

      It’s Slashdot… what’d you expect?

        • drfish
        • 8 months ago

        Worse, it’s The Verge via Slashdot. I just couldn’t help myself.

        Still interesting, though.

          • Usacomp2k3
          • 8 months ago

          At least they included a respected source. McDowell is spot on most of the time.

          [url<]https://twitter.com/planet4589/status/1113087363901779970?s=21[/url<]

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 8 months ago

        Yeah, they hate absolutely everything about Elon over there. Drives me nutso.

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