Like Yoda Day Shortbread talk. Yes, hmmm.

Stick with this theme for my parentheticals I will not.

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. Plugable performance HS53 Onyx gaming headset review @ PC Perspective
  2. Ballistix Elite 3600 MHz 16GB dual channel DDR4 review @ Guru3D
  3. Asus ROG Ryujin 360 review @ Hexus
  4. SilverStone Precision PS15 review @ KitGuru
  5. Glorious Model O mouse review @ TechPowerUp
  6. LG 32GK650F 32" QHD gaming monitor review @ TechSpot
  7. The Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750FX 750W PSU review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. College requires all CS majors to take an improv class @ Slashdot
  2. Borderlands 3, other games temporarily removed from Epic Games Store sale @ Ars Technica (I try to munch popcorn over news like this, but I keep crushing it in my angry-fist)
  3. World of Warcraft Classic beta testers are reporting vanilla WoW features as bugs @ Ars Technica

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Bitcoin 'roars back', surges 50% in 30 days @ Slashdot
  2. Alphabet's Wing set to launch drone deliveries in Helsinki next month @ New Atlas
  3. Amazon updates Alexa to guard your house and listen for broken glass, smoke alarm @ Slashdot
  4. Make physics fun with a trebuchet @ HackADay (raise your hand if AoE II taught you the word 'trebuchet' too)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Scientists create the loudest possible sound @ New Atlas
  2. NASA’s full Artemis plan revealed: 37 launches and a lunar outpost @ Ars Technica
  3. Amazon begins moving warehouses into malls it helped put out of business @ Slashdot (brutal)
  4. Scientists invent light-activated bio-glue that stops bleeding in seconds @ Slashdot (this is a major development for scifi medical treatments)

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Grumpy Cat, internet celebrity with a piercing look of contempt, is dead at 7 @ nytimes.com
  2. The internet mourns after Grumpy Cat dies @ nbcnews.com
  3. Grumpy Cat, furry titan of the internet, is dead @ cnn.com
  4. Grumpy Cat's death marks the end of the joyful Internet @ Ars Technica
Colton Westrate

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

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    • Brainsan
    • 3 months ago

    Nope, Northern Exposure taught me the word trebuchet.

    [url<]https://youtu.be/V6zmMWfzv38[/url<] (Skip to 1:50 if you're impatient.)

    • anotherengineer
    • 3 months ago

    Many benchmarks, that is

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/TechPowerUp/GPU_Review_System_Update_May_2019/[/url<]

    • oldog
    • 3 months ago

    “Bitcoin ‘roars back’, surges 50% in 30 days @ Slashdot”

    I guess this shouldn’t be a surprise. The Yuan is falling and the shadow Chinese economy has still gotta pay the bills.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 3 months ago

    I still play AOE2. 16 range is great for teh Trebuchet’s, although I personally prefer Turk Bombard Canons for mobility. 20 of them will decimate just about anything and then can fall back behind my janissaries. They just don’t do well against SIege Onagers (neither do Trebuchets). I normally keep a grouping of Paladin’s around to take those out.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 3 months ago

      I still play aoe2 also. It’s great. Love bombard cannons and early rushes.

      • Liron
      • 3 months ago

      *raises hand*

    • blastdoor
    • 3 months ago

    [quote<]Bitcoin 'roars back', surges 50% in 30 days @ Slashdot[/quote<] Pump goeth before a dump.

      • dragontamer5788
      • 3 months ago

      “Store of Value” obviously has to go up (and down) in price to stay relevant. Lol.

      Fortunately, I’m not seeing many crypto-idiots talk about making money anymore. I’m curious if BTC actually did anything cool recently (yeah, I kinda like the idea of the technology. I’m just pissed at the [b<]community[/b<] for being full of con-artists and greedy speculators).

    • WhatMeWorry
    • 3 months ago

    Northeastern University requires all of its computer science majors to take improv — a class in theatre and improvisation, taught by professors in the drama department. The Wall Street Journal says it “forces students to come out of their shells and exercise creative play” before they can get their diplomas. (Although when the class was made mandatory in 2016, “We saw a lot of hysterics and crying,” says Carla E. Brodley, dean of the computer science department.)

    Talk about double standards…

    Northeastern University requires all of its Art majors to take Algorithms and Data Structures — a class in computer science, taught by professors in the CS department. The Wall Street Journal says it “forces students to think clearly and logically ” before they can get their diplomas. (Although when the class was made mandatory in 2016, “We saw a lot of hysterics and crying,” says Carla E. Brodley, dean of the Art department.)

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 months ago

      Honestly, I think both of those are good ideas. I’m a musician (clarinet, trombone, guitar; some light keys and vox/drums when needed) that’s decent at math. Edit: don’t forget morphine, who plays all types of metal stuff, too.

      One of the companies I interviewed with in February had around 50% musicians on their development staff. We talked as much about guitars and DAWs as we did coding and architecture. I used to think I was the exception, but I’m starting to see that I’m relatively common. :-/

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 months ago

        I played trumpet and also piano. It’s good to be creative and think abstractly. I think exposure to things like that happen at an early age.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 3 months ago

          It’s better if it happens at an early age, but it’s never too late. I was a self-taught programmer at age 36, and finally graduated college at 40. If I can do it, anybody can. I set the bar incredibly low. 😆

            • Srsly_Bro
            • 3 months ago

            [url<]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nspwh1ThSPw[/url<] Still my bro! Congrats on all of that ofc. I work in accounting and moving my way to programming. There are lots of lifers who are too comfortable in my field.

      • homerdog
      • 3 months ago

      For real why would a Counter Strike major need to take theatre?

        • K-L-Waster
        • 3 months ago

        How else are you supposed to get dramatic in the chat?

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 months ago

        To better explain why they aren’t hacking when they are actually hacking. All about the poker face.

        • Redocbew
        • 3 months ago

        The counter strike players are the ones who should be teaching the drama class.

        • Liron
        • 3 months ago

        To understand the Theater of War, of course.

    • K-L-Waster
    • 3 months ago

    Apparently many WoW players want a “selective classic” edition — what they *thought* it used to be, not what it *actually* used to be.

      • superjawes
      • 3 months ago

      There are a lot of moving pieces. I think the biggest nostalgia thing that will get people playing is the old community feeling. Like plenty of people will be hating the grind, but they’ll love it because they’re playing with friends.

      Also, this is coming out near WoW’s 15th anniversary, highlighting how old things are, and how easy it is for features to blend together. Plenty of changes happened in BC and Wrath that are still “ancient” as far as the live patch is concerned, so it’s easy to confuse them for vanilla-era.

      • Mr Bill
      • 3 months ago

      In the latter part of Panderia my friends and I had a lot of fun going into old content and doing old bosses. Just seeing the mechanics and the sights; its WOW tourism I suppose. Raganos is fun when you can do it alone or with a friend.

    • Krogoth
    • 3 months ago

    I’ve waited for a long time for this, my green little friend…….

    (Invokes Force Lightning!)

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 months ago

    Second post, I will not??

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