Insurance Nerd Day Shortbread


My first thought was “art installation.”

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Gaming mechanical keyboard review @ AnandTech
  2. Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master review @ bit-tech
  3. ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII HERO (Wi-fi) review @ Guru3D
  4. MSI MEG X570 Godlike review @ Guru3D
  5. Coolers & cases really matter for Ryzen 3000 CPUs @ Gamers Nexus
  6. AMD Ryzen 5 3600X review @ Hexus
  7. Kingston DC500 SSD review @ HotHardware
  8. Patriot VIPER Gaming V550 and V551 Gaming mice review @ KitGuru
  9. Quick look: Corsair Force MP600 Gen4 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD on AMD X570 @ Legit Reviews
  10. Team Group T-Force Vulcan Z DDR4-3200 MHz CL16 2×8 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  11. Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Core i9-9900K: 36 game benchmark @ TechSpot

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Netflix stock tumbles after US subscribers drop for the first time ever @ Slashdot (stranger things have happened)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A fruity approach to CNC design @ HackADay
  2. Artificial intelligence powers a wasp-killing machine @ HackADay
  3. How many kinds of USB-C to USB-C cables are there? @ Slashdot

Science, technology, and space news

  1. American kids would much rather be YouTubers than astronauts @ Ars Technica
  2. Scientists could use Aerogel sheets to make Mars surface fit for farming @ Slashdot
  3. Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them @ Slashdot

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Mac ‘N Cheese Pringles are back on shelves for a limited time @ geekspin.co
  2. Cheese board influencer is a real job thanks to a growing Instagram trend @ refinery29.com (gerbils liked cheese before it was cool)
Colton Westrate

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

14 Comments
    • HERETIC
    • 1 month ago

    Hi guys-first attempt at this new mess.
    In other news-
    https://www.techpowerup.com/257249/intel-10th-generation-core-comet-lake-lineup-detailed
    Should force AMD prices down a little-BONUS…………….

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    • unknown-error
    • 1 month ago

    Does the new TR UI have insurance?

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  1. “(stranger things have happened)”…fish, fish, fish…you are aware that gerbil abuse is a thing, right? You know we pay to be on this site– and therefore shouldn’t be subjected to odd forms of humor and pun-ishment? ;->

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    • Thank you, my world would have been turned upside-down if no one had noticed that one.

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    • Liron
    • 1 month ago

    Can’t blame the kids. Astronauts don’t seem to be doing anything terribly exciting these days. All the recent exciting space stuff has been done without astronauts. If you can do things as precise as landing an orbital rocket on a floating platform, this will only become more prevalent going forward.

    As for fame, go out to the street and ask people to name three astronauts from the last five years. Most people will just stare blankly and ask if they can name Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos.

    As for money, being a successful Youtuber does pay better.

    As for going to space, it seems much more likely, in the near future, to be able to go to space if you become rich and/or famous than if you become an astronaut.

    As for exciting people about science, while nobody seems to care about the scientists we’re sending up to space, they might pay attention if we send their favorite Youtubers with their selfie sticks.

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    • jihadjoe
    • 1 month ago

    Looks like the typical height at which that model S-class sits at when the air suspension gives out.

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      • willmore
      • 1 month ago

      That’ll buff out.

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    • Superscroller
    • 1 month ago

    Hang on…
    …er, I think so…
    …ah, yes! There is text inside all this white!

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    • Krogoth
    • 1 month ago

    Intel needs a new form of insurance: Cancellation insurance.

    OTOH, the premiums on AMD’s glue insurance had a massive hike.

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    • Sweatshopking
    • 1 month ago

    I had this exact car situation with tropical storm Arthur in Fredericton. Had recently bought a Nissan Cube, in white, then the storm and the wheels were busted off and the roof was sitting just above the seats. What annoyed me about the situation was that I made a comprehensive claim and the insurance company raised my rates like I had an at fault accident.

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      • grimdanfango
      • 1 month ago

      In their defence, it *was* pretty reckless of you to not keep it indoors at all times and never dare use it.

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        • Wonders
        • 1 month ago

        Not to mention, he chose to park that thing on a planet with vicious hydrogen dioxide storms and a roiling atmosphere. For the lowest rates, I’d try somewhere like Mercury. (Although you’d have to re-park every 3-4 weeks in order to avoid… melting.)

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          • willmore
          • 1 month ago

          Mercury is tidally locked to the Sun, just park on the dark side and you’re fine.

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      • JIHADJOE
      • 1 month ago

      They’re raising your premiums for being unlucky.

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