National Orchid Day Shortbread

No snark today, just pretty flowers.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-3200 desktop memory review @ PC Perspective
  2. Alienware m17 review @ bit-tech
  3. Alienware Area-51M review @ Engadget
  4. NZXT H500 Overwatch Special Edition review @ Guru3D
  5. 1More H1707 triple-driver over-ear headphones @ Hexus
  6. Gigabyte Z390 Designare review @ HotHardware
  7. Samsung 860 QVO 4TB SSD review @ KitGuru
  8. WD Blue SN500 250GB NVMe SSD review @ Legit Reviews
  9. Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Matrix 11 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Intel Core i5-9400F vs. AMD Ryzen 5 2600X @ TechSpot
  11. Ryzen 5 2600X vs. Ryzen 7 1700 @ TechSpot
  12. The Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro WIFI motherboard review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. A new bill would force companies to check their algorithms for bias @ Slashdot
  2. Input Lag Simulator by Phil_SA on itch.io @ Blue's News (curse you, physics!)
  3. Twitch's free karaoke 'em up, Twitch Sings, is available now @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  4. OpenAI bot crushes Dota 2 champions, and now anyone can play against it @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months @ Ars Technica
  2. Home-brew CNC router mills a wooden mouse @ HackADay
  3. Only 90s kids want heelys made from pallet wood @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. The nutrition study the $30B supplement industry doesn't want you to see @ Ars Technica
  2. Paul Allen's Stratolaunch finally flies the world's biggest plane @ Slashdot
  3. SpaceX tapped to launch NASA asteroid deflection mission @ New Atlas
  4. Jeff Bezos confirms Amazon's growth is slowing @ Slashdot (a member of the Amazon board dissented, "there's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going")
  5. Pepsi says it'll use an artificial constellation, hung in the night sky next to the stars, to promote an energy drink @ Slashdot
  6. Privately-funded moon mission will try again. 'Lunar Library' may be on the moon @ Slashdot
  7. One Falcon Heavy rocket launched, three Falcon cores landed @ Ars Technica
  8. SpaceX loses the center core of its Falcon Heavy rocket due to choppy seas @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. New Zealand startup developing realistic vegan mozzarella cheese @ livekindly.co
Colton Westrate

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

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    • HERETIC
    • 8 months ago

    And in other news-
    The big one for the day- Who is crying more, apple or the lawyers?????????
    [url<]https://www.fudzilla.com/news/48523-apple-qualcomm-fire-lawyers-make-up-and-kiss[/url<]

      • psuedonymous
      • 8 months ago

      Apple. The Lawyers got paid twice: trial fees (because it did go to trial if only for a few hours) [i<]and[/i<] whatever fees for arranging the out-of-court settlement.

        • HERETIC
        • 8 months ago

        I should have probably added Intel to that list-
        [url<]https://www.fudzilla.com/news/mobile/48525-intel-walks-out-of-5g-smartphone-modem[/url<] And when you see that bitten apple logo- When apple bites, lots of people loose their jobs, and business's tend to go bust................

    • synthtel2
    • 8 months ago

    [quote<]Pepsi says it'll use an artificial constellation, hung in the night sky next to the stars, to promote an energy drink @ Slashdot[/quote<] I think that's the fastest a company has ever risen on my boycott list. Good job?

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 8 months ago

      They announced they’ve dropped the idea. I don’t think it was anything more than floating technical feasibility, not actually planning to go forward.

        • synthtel2
        • 8 months ago

        Got a link? I’m curious what they’re saying about it at this point. The original sounded serious enough, though (if you click through to Futurism).

          • Usacomp2k3
          • 8 months ago

          [url<]https://www.geek.com/culture/pepsi-abandons-dystopian-space-billboard-plan-for-russian-gamer-soda-1783207/[/url<]

            • synthtel2
            • 8 months ago

            Thanks. Looks like they’re trying to say as little as possible.

    • albundy
    • 8 months ago

    are you serious orchidding? i’m here all week.

      • BIF
      • 8 months ago

      Okay, I had to think about that one. D’oh! And good on you. 😉

    • drfish
    • 8 months ago

    So much space news since the last Shortbread… The center core falling overboard was a real heartbreaker to read about this morning, though.

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 8 months ago

      “over” yes. “Overboard” probably not. Elon confirmed that the “engines still look good” which leads me to believe they have some/all of the booster still on board.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 months ago

      Guys, space isn’t real.

        • euricog
        • 8 months ago

        I know, it’s made up by the same scientists who try to trick us into thinking that the Earth is not flat by using made up stuff like Mathematics!

        We should tie them all up and drop them from the edge of the Earth!

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 8 months ago

          New meta is being a flat spacer.

            • ermo
            • 8 months ago

            This [url=https://www.brownells.no/WebRoot/MediaDefinition/userdocs/skus/l_550000439_1_l.jpg<]spacer[/url<] is both round AND flat. #rekt

        • chuckula
        • 8 months ago

        SPACE IS REAL!

        It’s Intel’s 10nm process that’s the illusion.

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 8 months ago

          And flat

        • Redocbew
        • 8 months ago

        You’re not real.

    • Krogoth
    • 8 months ago

    Are your Orchids Righteous with some Voodoo magiks? 😉

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