Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. Depending on whom you ask, I either cannot remember anything or I have a mind like a steel trap. My lovely wife would argue for option one, offering up as evidence my inability to remember family events and the location of common household items. I would counter by reciting the starting defense for the 1977 AFC Championship Denver Broncos (Carter, Chavous, Alzado, Swenson, Gradishar, T Jackson, Rizzo, B Jackson, Foley, Wright, Thompson), childhood addresses and phone numbers, and the only US president who served two, non-consecutive terms (Grover Cleveland). Game details Designer: Friedemann Friese and Ted Alspach Publisher: Bezier Games Players: 2-6 Age: 10+ Playing time: 30-45 minutes Price: $35 on Amazon Sure, keeping those datapoints in long-term storage isn’t all that useful most of the time, but they have led to my history of … [Read more...] about is a trivia game where you don’t need to know much to win
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The first antibiotic that didn’t work for Debbi Forsythe was trimethoprim. In March 2016, Forsythe, a genial primary care counsellor from Morpeth, Northumberland, contracted a urinary tract infection. UTIs are common: more than 150 million people worldwide contract one every year. So when Forsythe saw her GP, they prescribed the usual treatment: a three-day course of antibiotics. When, a few weeks later, she fainted and started passing blood, she saw her GP again, who again prescribed trimethoprim. Three days after that, Forsythe’s husband Pete came home to find his wife lying on the sofa, shaking, unable to call for help. He rushed her to A&E. She was put on a second antibiotic, gentamicin, and treated for sepsis, a complication of the infection that can be fatal if not treated quickly. The gentamicin didn’t work either. Doctors sent Forsythe’s blood for testing, but such tests can take days: bacteria must be grown in cultures, then tested against multiple … [Read more...] about The drugs don’t work: what happens after antibiotics?
They say hindsight is always 20/20, and maybe that's why retro cars are constantly being foisted on the buying public. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy mixes both old and new, but is its price worth a second look? A full 59% of you took one look and then went for the Pipe on yesterday's Mustang ute, as apparently the last pony-and-bed combo (made famous in the Godfather) had left a bad taste. Despite that loss, the Ranchstang (or Muschero, or whatever) raised a freak flag for many of you, and today we're going to keep that spirit alive with another pickup that brings both wackiness and extremely limited utility to the party. Advertisement The Chrysler PT Cruiser started the whole roundy-fender retro-car look back at at the end of the last century. Seeing its success, and having corralled the PT's dad, Bob Lutz, GM jumped on the retro bandwagon in 2003 with the SSR pickup. Those initial hardtop convertibles had GM's Vortec 5300 and was made available solely with a four-speed … [Read more...] about For $25,900, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, Boy — Back in the Chevy SSR
Launcher debate Time to chat with the AC forums. Joe Maring 18 Nov 2019 0 Source: Joe Maring / Android Central Say what you will about the Pixel lineup, one thing Google gets right time and time again is the software experience. By offering a perfect melding of hardware and software, Google can optimize the stock UI to be as buttery smooth and responsive as possible — creating for a fantastic out-of-the-box experience. That's no different with this year's Pixel 4, and taking a look through the AC forums, it seems to have been enough to have some of our members stick with the stock Pixel Launcher. dmxjago 11-13-2019 07:09 PM I stuck with stock launcher and haven't bothered with third party. One thing I do miss is custom icons that's about it. Although I appreciate the theming Google Pixel Launcher provides I wish they had the option to load a custom icons pack then it would be absolutely perfect. Reply patsfan1130 11-13-2019 07:13 PM I've been using Nova … [Read more...] about What launcher are you using on the Pixel 4?
IT was supposed to be the "no holds barred" interview that finally put his links with paedo Epstein to bed. But Prince Andrew's "car crash" chat with the BBC's Emily Maitlis has only further fuelled speculation and criticism. From bizarre claims he can't sweat to an unusual trip to Pizza Express, the Duke's rebuttals sparked more questions. Yet despite his sensational alibis, the Sun Online has unpicked several of his claims that don't appear to add up. 'SWEAT-GATE' One of Epstein's alleged victims, Virginia Roberts - now called Giuffre- said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew when she was 17, which he denies. Roberts, now 35, named Andrew in documents related to Epstein filed in Florida in 2015.She has claimed she was forced to have sex with Andrew three times between 1999 and 2002 — in London, New York and on Epstein’s private Caribbean island. She has given an account of the royal "pouring with perspiration" when they danced at a London club on a night … [Read more...] about Prince Andrew Epstein interview – Bizarre bar claims, ‘sweat-gate’ and THAT photo – the Duke’s claims that don’t add up
Lil Peep was not pleased when he first received the final mixes of his Goth Angel Sinner EP. “I keep reflecting on this moment on the tour bus when Peep heard the studio edits that I had done with the [British production trio] Invisible Men in London, and he absolutely hated them,” recalls Ben Friars-Funkhouser, Peep’s co-producer and close collaborator, who records and produces under the name Fish Narc. “He had a tantrum, and was about to leak the songs. He was like, ‘I’m not waiting for them to fuck my songs up. I’m gonna drop them.’” Fish Narc and Yawns, Peep’s DJ, eventually talked Peep out of leaking the original tracks. But now, two years later, Goth Angel Sinner has finally been released in its original, unaltered form. The three-song EP forms a small part of Everybody’s Everything, an exhaustive, 19-song compilation album and the second full-length record to be released since the artist’s death in … [Read more...] about Lil Peep’s Producers Had One Goal for New Posthumous Album: Don’t Change Anything