Never Bean Better Day Shortbread


I don’t think I’ve ever done this before, but here’s what today’s headline is actually about.

PC hardware, computing, and RGB LEDs

  1. Sushi Roll helps inspect your CPU internals @ HackADay
  2. Corsair K57 RGB wireless keyboard review @ PC Perspective
  3. Corsair M55 RGB Pro review @ bit-tech
  4. ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019) @ Engadget
  5. Corsair K57 RGB wireless keyboard review @ Guru3D
  6. MSI RX 5700 XT Evoke OC review @ Gamers Nexus
  7. AMD Ryzen 7 3800X review @ Hexus
  8. ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2019) review @ HotHardware
  9. Deepcool Gamer Storm Castle 240EX AIO Cooler review @ KitGuru
  10. IPC Battle – AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Intel Core i9-9900K @ Legit Reviews
  11. Team Group T-Force Xtreem Gaming DDR4-4133 CL18 2x8GB review @ TechPowerUp

Games, culture, and VR

  1. The Matrix 4 is officially happening with Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss @ Ars Technica
  2. Spider-Man is out of the MCU thanks to Sony/Disney standoff @ Ars Technica (bold move, Sony)
  3. Researcher publishes second Steam zero day after getting banned on Valve’s bug bounty program @ Slashdot
  4. The truth about faster internet: it’s not worth it @ Slashdot (obviously, this is universally true)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. A friendly reminder that you might be in danger @ HackADay
  2. Electric dump truck produces more energy than it uses @ HackADay (you figured out how by the time you finished reading the headline, but you never thought of it until now, right?)

Science, technology, and space news

  1. One could fly to Mars in this spacious habitat and not go crazy @ Ars Technica
  2. After seven roof fires, Walmart sues Tesla over solar panel flaws @ Ars Technica (yikes!)
  3. YouTube removes videos of robots fighting for ‘animal cruelty’ @ Slashdot (another one for the “algorithms are hard” pile)
  4. Amazon, Microsoft are ‘putting world at risk of killer AI,’ says study @ Slashdot (it’s been my theory for years now that if an AI does do us all in, it will be ironically named after one that started as fictional)

Cheese, memes, what have you

  1. Cheez Ball cheese dust is coming so you can sprinkle it on everything @ today.com
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Matrix 4? Noooooooooooo! Say its not so. But it might be improved if he pays for some of the services with the gold tokens from the John Wick movies. That would get you thinking…

Krogoth
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Krogoth

Woah

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[quote]The truth about faster internet: it’s not worth it @ Slashdot (obviously, this is universally true)[/quote] In case this isn’t completely clear, this is a study done by the incumbant ISPs to show that they don’t need to invest in infrastucture to improve their service because “this is fine”. I’ll give one example of how faster internet made my life easier. Recently, I upgraded my PC–five years was a long time to stay with one machine. I have a lot of Steam games that I play. On cable internet (75/35), I would have had to take a day to backup… Read more »

Krogoth
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Krogoth

They are referring to the overwhelming majority of netizens. You would be hard-pressed to find a justification for getting a connection speed greater than 100Mbps/100Mbps that isn’t professional usage patterns.

There’s no killer mainstream application that makes 25Mbps or greater woefully inadequate yet. Perhaps, the upcoming streaming/cloud gaming consoles might change that tune.

Mr Bill
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Mr Bill

My post about connections speeds and faking the number of connections was deleted. Was it the link?

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Neutronbeam

Jeffrey the Destroyer will get an extra treat tonight, an extended ear scratch, and a robust game of chase/tug/catch.

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superjawes

Suggestion, swap #3 and #4 under “Science, technology, and space news”. Fear of AI should always be countered by some of the ridiculous ways AI is defeated/malfunctions.

Krogoth
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Krogoth

Artificial Stupidity is by far the most likely way AI will end-up going awry. Taking code/instructions far too literately. It is like giving keys to the nuclear football to an idiot savant.

K-L-Waster
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K-L-Waster

World destroyed by rogue AI that is hell-bent on acquiring an infinite number of paper clips.

Krogoth
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Krogoth

a.k.a Grey Goo/Von Neumann machine gone horribly right

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Sevillian

I don’t understand the purpose of these shortbread things. 90% of it is just links to articles from Slashdot, Ars Technica, and HackADay. The tech readership sitting behind their desks pretending to work have plenty of hours to read every article on those sites daily, so what’s the point of this?

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superjawes

I like the Shortbread because it’s a way for gerbils to discuss news topics together with our own in-house humor. And I thank drfish for keeping it alive as long as he has.

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