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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
13. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 25, 2015, 00:47 Burrito of Peace
 
AMD won't go under for a very specific reason, one that happened before when Intel was facing down a monstrosity of monopoly lawsuits.

Intel.

Intel has, previously, very quietly floated AMD loans and, in some cases, outright grants. It is in Intel's best interest to keep AMD alive as a shield, as it is cheaper than combating a litany of global anti-trust, monopoly and anti-competition lawsuits globally. Remember, Intel is a company that has 10 billion dollars in liquid assets in a "war chest".

I also do not believe that Intel is going to let the x86 business dwindle and die. If they were, they would not be pouring a nearly obscene amount of cash and resources in to Skylake. Remember that Skylake is intended to scale from massive enterprise compute clusters all the way down to phones and tablets. I was recently able to test drive some Skylake based laptops and tablets. I was incredibly amazed. Battery life measured in days, not hours. 4K graphics from embedded GPUs that were more than serviceable for the average consumer and QPI...QPI everywhere.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Reboot This Autumn
14. Re: Need for Speed Reboot This Autumn May 21, 2015, 17:46 Burrito of Peace
 
The last really good arcade racer that I played the Hell out of Midnight Club: LA on the 360. My friends and I played that for thousands of hours on Live.

If this is like that experience, where the drifting was goddamned near perfect with a balance between weight shift, traction loss, and torque, then I can definitely see myself picking this up.

There are plenty of sim racers already out there that do a fine job. Arcade racers, not so much. The last decent, but not great, was the original Forza Horizon. Horizon Two was a massive step back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation May 21, 2015, 08:19 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2015, 18:22:
And MS can get away with this where Aero couldn't because...?

Money. Lots of it.
 
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News Comments > Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter
9. Re: Blade & Soul Coming West This Winter May 20, 2015, 23:22 Burrito of Peace
 
When I worked at NCsoft, we saw this about 8 years ago at a company meeting that was held in a church not far from the offices, I think. Their promo video for it was incredibly creepy to say the least, even internally. It spent an uncomfortably inordinate amount of time focusing on the legs and back ends of the female characters.

Internally, we dubbed it "Ass and Thighs".
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
29. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 16, 2015, 00:35 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 15, 2015, 20:45:
That it's Windows only is not surprising considering linux GPU drivers suck...

The do? Maybe for AMD. The last three Nvidia driver blobs for Linux have run like their hair is on fire. If someone is using Noveau, they're goddamned idiots.

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. MTG has reportedly acquired ESL. May 12, 2015, 12:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Adrian Cronauer: Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P.  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015
4. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 Apr 24, 2015, 22:44 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Apr 24, 2015, 22:35:
Simulator games are incredibly popular amongst Germans and insufferable autists.

Ja wol!
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Trailer
19. Re: Mad Max Trailer Apr 23, 2015, 13:27 Burrito of Peace
 
My body is ready!  
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News Comments > Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Announced
3. Re: Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Announced Apr 23, 2015, 12:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 23, 2015, 11:45:
Dat gameplay! Not one Overlord fan wants this, I can safely assume?

I am...uninspired. I would have preferred a more traditional Overlord game. This seems to take the series away from what made it fun and interesting.
 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III in May
4. Re: Galactic Civilizations III in May Apr 22, 2015, 22:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Ozmodan wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 21:27:
Just wish someone would look at MOO 2 and improve on that. I did not really like gal civ 2 so I doubt this one will fix the problems I had with it.

Check out Star Drive 2. While Zero, the dev, is still tweaking and balancing based on community feedback, it is very much the spiritual remake of MOO2 including GNN.
 
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News Comments > Convoy Rolls Out
8. Re: Convoy Rolls Out Apr 22, 2015, 10:30 Burrito of Peace
 
It looks interesting. Bummer that it's only on Windows and Mac.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2015, 15:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Both Axis and Silicon Avatar have valid points:

Open Source has been one of the greatest things to ever happen to computing. The Internet, for example, would not be as it is today without it. Mobile products would not be where they are today. Hell, Apple would be a barely remembered company now were it not for FreeBSD.

Likewise, there is a certain segment of the FOSS and OSS communities that need to grow the Hell up and comport themselves with professionalism. You wouldn't catch Red Hat, for example, acting like some devs do.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Apr 16, 2015, 22:14 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 20:24:
We have 50 year old B-52s that are still flying. I would expect advanced tech to be even more robust.

Yeah, all 10 examples of the H model still in storage out of the 100s produced. Good rebuttal. Rolleyes

You say that like it's a bad thing.

It is a bad thing. It shows a lack of creativity and a laziness on the part of Disney after scrapping the entire EU.

Like Luke during the original Death Star battle?

Yeah, 'cause Skywalker totally buzzed a pond in the midst of an attack run. Totally like it. Rolleyes

First, that SD is pretty hazy far off in the distance. Second, it looks like it has been there a long time, long enough for sand storms to blast away any carbon scoring. Third, it appears to have come down upright, so any burnt part would be on the bottom out of view. Last, SDs are a mile long and heavily armored. It would make it through atmo entirely intact.

Not so far off in the distance that we can't see the finite details on the goddamned piping. "Magic sand blasting" isn't going to ease the bubbled and folded edges of melted metal and abrade them in to a perfectly angular shape in line with the lines of the original structure. Last, SD's are not a mile long. Those are SSDs. That is very clearly the flying bridge of a bog standard SD. Further, the SDs weren't that heavily armored. Seems standard laser cannons used to punch right through them without any difficulty.

Like the scene where Obi Wan hands Luke his father's light saber?

Yep, which completely contradicts the Order's method of teaching and, in fact, Skywalker himself goes off and builds his own lightsaber to meet the requirements of the Jedi Codex. Further, Skywalker sets up the new Jedi Academy on Yavin post Battle of the Warrior Teddy Bears.

Seriously dude, pull the stick out of your ass.

Seriously, fanboy, fuck off and eat a bowl of dicks if you can't handle some honest criticism where Disney violates its own goddamned IP and rules.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Apr 16, 2015, 19:48 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 19:31:
That villain looks like Darth Revan

This is what I posted elsewhere:
Here's some of the shit that irritates me; decrepit Han Solo as pandering fan service? Check. Ancient Millenium Falcon (which was old when Han got it) that is also nothing more than pandering fan service? Check. The Sith Helmet person looking like a direct ripoff of Darth Revan from the first Knights of the Old Republic? Check. ALL THE CHROME! X-Wing pilots that act like sixteen year olds hooning in their parents car. A Star Destroyer that apparently made it through atmo and into the sand without so much as a scorch mark let alone being broken and twisted. The handing over of a lightsaber to a novice that should, by even Disney's own canon, build their own.
 
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News Comments > 2K Australia Closing
7. Re: 2K Australia Closing Apr 16, 2015, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Midnight wrote on Apr 16, 2015, 10:53:
There were some good folk at 2k Australia, and now there are no AAA studios left in the country. This really sucks.

I am going to guess the high cost of living and labor in Australia is what made 2K pull the plug. If ROI doesn't meet target goals after X amount of quarters/years, you find another resource/area where it does. That's just business.

With them owning 2K Czech and 2K China, two other studios that have much, much cheaper costs of labor, they will probably shift development to them.

Borderlands is now no longer unique. It is a franchise with a very specific and easy to follow formula. Any studio in the world can now follow that formula template and crank out sequels.

 
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News Comments > Project CARS Specs & 12K Support
18. Re: Project CARS Specs & 12K Support Apr 15, 2015, 15:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Dacron wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 14:33:
Well to be fair it sounds more like full sim support than for the average user.

Where guys have race seats, control pedestals and sometimes hydraulically controlled seats in front of 3-12 monitors on rigs set up just for simulation driving.

You just described my dad. That's all he plays and has spent a kingly sum on building a full motion cockpit simulator.
 
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News Comments > WildStar Off AU Shelves; F2P Coming?
14. Re: WildStar Off AU Shelves; F2P Coming? Apr 15, 2015, 13:58 Burrito of Peace
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 11:58:
I actually don't think it affected GW2 at all, as ArenaNet has their own customer support I believe.

It did. I had a few friends who were still working there on GS for GW2 and they were "made redundant".
 
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News Comments > WildStar Off AU Shelves; F2P Coming?
9. Re: WildStar Off AU Shelves; F2P Coming? Apr 15, 2015, 10:41 Burrito of Peace
 
This comes about five days after a massive layoff occurred at NCsoft's Austin location. Almost all of it in game support for, you guessed it, Wildstar and, to a smaller extent, Guild Wars 2.  
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News Comments > Project CARS Specs & 12K Support
7. Re: Project CARS Specs & 12K Support Apr 15, 2015, 10:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Is the formatting for the specs in the post all messed up or is it just me?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Are Intel processor clock speeds accurate? Apr 13, 2015, 14:33 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:28:
Even if your hard drives were plugged in as slots, you'd still have to run fan cables.

That depends, I think, on how heavily loaded the system is. If we used ducting and negative pressure, we could draw the heat up and out easily and relatively quietly.
 
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