International Panic Day Shortbread


I’ve never been happier with a photo pairing.

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. Corsair M55 RGB PRO gaming mouse review @ Guru3D
  2. Seagate FireCuda 510 SSD (1TB) review @ Hexus
  3. Gigabyte MW32-SP0 Intel Xeon motherboard review @ KitGuru
  4. ADATA XPG SPECTRIX D60G DDR4 3200 MHz CL16 4×8 GB review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. No Man’s Sky fans buy billboard to thank devs @ Rock Paper Shotgun (pretty remarkable)
  2. Lucasfilm say you can’t chop people’s limbs off willy-nilly @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Rumour: new Nvidia Shield TV could share the same chipset as the upgraded Switch @ Nintendo Life (I mean, if it works for Sony and Microsoft…)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Self-cleaning camera lens makes for speckle-free video @ HackADay
  2. Japan outlaws flying drones while drunk @ Slashdot
  3. Upgrade your memory with a surgically implanted brain chip @ Slashdot
  4. Here’s what an Apple TV and Alexa look like on an old TV and record player cabinet @ Ars Technica

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Ajit Pai says NOAA and NASA are wrong about 5G harming weather forecasts @ Ars Technica
  2. Why New York’s subway still uses OS/2 @ Slashdot
  3. Automate the freight: autonomous delivery hits the mainstream @ HackADay
  4. Protein from the blood of young mice found to extend lifespan of older mice @ New Atlas
  5. Anti-aging compound from pomegranates proves promising in human clinical trials @ New Atlas (coming soon to Jamba Juice: mouse blood and pomegranate smoothies)

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Random: gotta slice fast with this official Sonic the Hedgehog pizza cutter @ Nintendo Life
  2. Why does string cheese string? @ thetakeout.com
  3. Domino’s in Japan debuts new pizza covered with 2 pounds of cheese @ comicbook.com
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I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

Comments
    • Kevlar
    • 4 weeks ago

    How come the wide spread facebook censorship isnt news on this site?

    Reply
      • Redocbew
      • 4 weeks ago

      Those responsible for sacking the facebook moderators have been sacked.

      Reply
      • drfish
      • 4 weeks ago

      IMO, ordinary Facebook asshattery isn’t news. The only thing people need to know about Facebook is to stay away from it. Continuing to use Facebook is like not quitting smoking.

      Reply
      • K-L-Waster
      • 4 weeks ago

      Same reason the sun coming up in the morning isn’t news….

      Reply
    • NovusBogus
    • 4 weeks ago

    “International Panic Day Shortbread”

    Well, I can’t deny that the other day I bought a whole bunch of fish and potatoes with the intention of trying to cook it…

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    • NovusBogus
    • 4 weeks ago

    [quote<]No Man's Sky fans buy billboard to thank devs[/quote<] I say they've earned it. Hello managed to turn one of the worst product launches in recent memory into one of the better sandbox games of the post-Minecraft era. Even Egosoft could learn a thing or two from a turnaround like that. It'll be interesting to see what they do next.

    Reply
    • Unknown-Error
    • 4 weeks ago

    Ahhhhhhhhhhh,

    help,
    help,
    help…………….

    Reply
    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 weeks ago

    Looking for my bro @ronch

    My car started to have a dead animal smell. I didn’t drive it for a week last week. Do I dare look under the hood or pretend it doesn’t stink?

    Reply
      • Mr Bill
      • 4 weeks ago

      That would depend on the process shrink?

      Reply
        • Redocbew
        • 4 weeks ago

        Not necessarily, but I imagine the constituent parts of Ronch’s cat did shrink quite a bit.

        Reply
        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 weeks ago

        I opened it today to get my ear buds as I ran to get on the bus. It was pretty bad in there. I’m still waiting to get ronch’s opinion on the matter.

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    • oldog
    • 4 weeks ago

    Fact: Pomegranates are native to a region from modern-day Iran to northern India.

    Supposition: It would seem logical that people in these countries eat lots of pomegranates.

    Fact: USA life expectancy: 78.69 years
    Pakistan life expectancy: 66.48 years
    India life expectancy: 68.56 years
    (source World Bank)

    Fact: Pomegranates are grown in the north of India where the life expectancy is lower than in the south.

    Ergo: I believe any effect on aging by pomegranates is small and offset by a myriad of other factors.

    Reply
      • Liron
      • 4 weeks ago

      What % of deaths in Northern India are due to age-related problems?

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      • cynan
      • 4 weeks ago

      Congratulations! You have just committed an [url=https://www.britannica.com/science/ecological-fallacy<]ecologic fallacy[/url<]. Please send $9.99 shipping and return address to the following address to claim your prize: One rejuvenating, age-defying, especially sweet and delicious pomegranate!

      Reply
    • davidbowser
    • 4 weeks ago

    Pomegranates and blood of the young? They are going to have to work to make that more appetizing. Maybe make a smoothie with some mango and pineapple.

    Reply
    • willmore
    • 4 weeks ago

    2lb of cheese (surely you mean just short of 1kg) of cheese on a pizza in Japan? Admittedly, Japan is the least lactose intolerant of the asian countries, but that seems overpowered.

    Now, being from the USA, I can tell you that Great Planes Sauce and Dough in Ames, IA has been making pizzas like this for years. I’d bet they taste better than something from Domino’s as well. (inherent bias)

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      • Voldenuit
      • 4 weeks ago

      I don’t like American pizzas. Too much cheese, too much sauce, crust too dense and bready. And don’t even get me started on deep dish pizza.

      The pizzas I’ve had in Italy were much more sparing on cheese and sauce, and the dough is light and fluffy. Strangely enough, Domino’s is closer to Italian pizza than other US chains, and even a lot of mom and pop stores I’ve tried here.

      More cheese sounds worse to me, not better.

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        • Redocbew
        • 4 weeks ago

        You just made pizza makers all over the world cry by comparing Neapolitan, or Margherita style pizza to Domino’s. 🙂

        The problem with pizza here in America is that relatively few places make their own dough, and the dough is really what it’s all about. There’s that, and it’s difficult to make a Neapolitan style pizza in a conventional oven because they don’t get hot enough.

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          • Voldenuit
          • 4 weeks ago

          Yeah, that and nobody here bothers to work and then rest the dough, which lets the yeast do its work so you get light, fluffy crust.

          Instead, it’s much cheaper to use frozen pizza dough in bulk, giving us the dense, bready American pizza.

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        • Goty
        • 4 weeks ago

        Even though I’m of the opinion that there is no such thing as bad pizza, I do agree with your preference for real Neapolitan pizza. If you ever find yourself in central Kentucky, find a place called Smashing Tomato; you won’t be disappointed!

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    • Captain Ned
    • 4 weeks ago

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels.

    A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value – you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you – daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

    More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitchhiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitchhiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

    Hence a phrase which has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)

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      • Neutronbeam
      • 4 weeks ago

      “You’re a hoopy frood!”–Keanu Reeves

      Reply
    • TwistedKestrel
    • 1 month ago

    That OS/2 article is disappointingly bereft of any kind of technical details

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      • Usacomp2k3
      • 4 weeks ago

      Agreed. It could have been summarized into a single paragraph.

      Reply
      • Mr Bill
      • 4 weeks ago

      Just the one point. The GUI interface crashed easily but the OS kept running just fine.

      Reply
    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 month ago

    [url<]https://www.hpcwire.com/off-the-wire/cray-supercomputer-to-accelerate-environmental-genomics-research-at-singapore-centre-for-environmental-life-sciences-engineering/[/url<] 12,000 EPYC cores in this super computer.

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      • blastdoor
      • 1 month ago

      All in an AM4 socket with two memory channels, but it’s ok because it has 1TB of L3 cache

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        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 weeks ago

        AMD hasn’t announced any AM4 EPYC processors. Last gen Radeon Pro was on AM4. You are very confused, bro.

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          • K-L-Waster
          • 4 weeks ago

          I think you missed the </sarc> tag there…

          Reply
            • Srsly_Bro
            • 4 weeks ago

            #clearly

            It didn’t seem like you to make that post. Thanks, bro.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 4 weeks ago

      EPIC!

      Reply
    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 month ago

    My boy @countchuckula

    [url<]https://www.techpowerup.com/256613/intel-turns-to-samsung-in-order-to-resolve-cpu-shortage-on-the-14-nm-process[/url<] It'll be over soon and the mean girl at AMD can't hurt you anymore.

    Reply
    • chuckula
    • 1 month ago

    Oh there’s plenty of panic here at HQ!!

    [url<]https://youtu.be/AXxmIcsmpnQ[/url<] Some AMD marketing guy said their chips are better and posted inaccurate FLIR video to fool people who don't know thermodynamics!! That's almost as scary as when AMD "proved" its miracle 16 coar parts were better than our old 8 cores in gaming by not showing real going benchmarks! This is real end of the world type stuff!

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      • K-L-Waster
      • 1 month ago

      Have you got your towel handy?

      Reply
      • Concupiscence
      • 1 month ago

      I really like you so much better when you’re playing more than one note.

      Reply
        • CScottG
        • 4 weeks ago

        ..well, to be fair – he did “step away” from the forum for a bit.

        These sorts of things do “build-up”..

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      • puppetworx
      • 1 month ago

      Get help.

      Reply
      • Redocbew
      • 4 weeks ago

      To be fair, the thermal camera bit of AMDs recent demo was in fact pretty lame, but there’s often plenty of that to go around.

      Reply
    • Krogoth
    • 1 month ago

    [quote<]Upgrade your memory with a surgically implanted brain chip @ Slashdot[/quote<] My memory is augmented.

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      • blastdoor
      • 1 month ago

      This is why Apple is right to be so focused on privacy.

      Reply
      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 4 weeks ago

      I’m in when they have a jalapeno-flavor option.

      Reply

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