Cheer Up the Lonely Day Shortbread

If you shrink this image, it looks like a person sitting on a giant tennis ball.

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Super Gaming X review @ bit-tech
  2. Corsair MP600 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD review @ Guru3D
  3. Palit GeForce RTX 2070 Super JS review @ Hexus
  4. Sound Blaster AE-9 review @ HotHardware
  5. MSI RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio 8GB review @ KitGuru
  6. Cooler Master Mastercase H100 review @ TechPowerUp
  7. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 review @ TechSpot
  8. Asus ROG STRIX RTX 2060 O6G graphics card review @ PC Perspective
  9. The AMD X570 motherboard overview @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Google speaks to fuzzy game-ownership question in new Stadia FAQ @ Ars Technica
  2. Cuphead the game is becoming Cuphead the animated Netflix series @ Ars Technica
  3. Official StarCraft mod makes the game look like a Saturday morning cartoon @ Ars Technica
  4. DayZ opens alpha sign-ups for its Survivor GameZ battle royale mode @ Rock Paper Shotgun (zomg, DayZ news!)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Unique clock keeps time the Fibonacci way @ HackADay
  2. Space age bitcoin mining on an Apollo AGC @ HackADay
  3. Giving the Pi 4 PCI Express @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Buzz Aldrin is looking forward, not back—and he has a plan to bring NASA along @ Ars Technica
  2. Engineering plants for better root microbiomes would unlock land for staple crops @ New Atlas
  3. Chinese air pollution dimmed sunlight enough to impact solar panels @ Ars Technica
  4. The fish is boneless. (fishless, too.) @ Slashdot
  5. Moons that escape their planets could become ‘ploonets’ @ Slashdot (I don’t hate it)

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Trader Joe’s just made major changes to its famous mac and cheese bites @ aol.com
  2. I accept Amul cheese exactly as it is: canned, processed, and perfect @ bonappetit.com (just like Shortbread!)
Colton Westrate

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

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Neutronbeam
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Impressive the way the clock was, ah, sequenced.

chuckula
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chuckula

So here’s a number I choreographed just for this occasion: https://youtu.be/a_426RiwST8

superjawes
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superjawes

If we’re discussing stuff from Bon Appétit, I made their “Adult Macaroni and Cheese” recently, and I can endorse that recipe. Pretty easy for a lot of flavor. Link:
https://video.bonappetit.com/watch/from-the-test-kitchen-molly-makes-mac-cheese?_ga=2.37076260.501893185.1562857828-574631792.1562857828

Side note: does anyone have a crash course in how to format things in the new comments? I can’t even do trial-and-error because I don’t have an edit button.

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psuedonymous

If you like Macaroni Cheese (or cheese sauces in general) but hate the hassle of making a Roux (or the resultant heavy not-so-cheesy flavour) for the normal Bechamel + cheese sauce route: look up Sodium Citrate. It’s the emulsifier used to create ‘processed’ cheeses, but if you stir a small amount into warmed milk then mix in your cheese (by weight: 49% milk, 49% cheese, 2% Sodium Citrate) you prevent the fats in the cheese from separating when melting and going out of emulsion, and get a SUPER smooth and cheese sauce without needing to add flour.

superjawes
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superjawes

Heh… Sodium Citrate spells “Na C H O” =)

Thanks for the tip. I don’t find roux that challenging with the right blend of cheeses (my cast iron mac uses a brick of Philadelphia cream cheese), but I have broken a few sauces, and that might be an easy application for a weeknight mac.

Ben Funk
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I’ll never look at nacho cheese the same way again. 🧀

BIF
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BIF

I’ll never look at Macs the same way again.

Mr Bill
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Mr Bill

I dunno, he looks like a bad pixel when I shrink it.

Mr Bill
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Mr Bill

Oh, wait. He is actually sitting on a regular tennis ball, in a stadium seat.

etana
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etana

or a regular tennis ball with a really tiny person on it.

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