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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
Total Comments 1571 (Pro)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2014, 11:27 Burrito of Peace
 
I believe we have talked this particular "issue" to death on this site yet I am more than certain that it will crop up over and over with the same two main groups going at each other with their usual slash and burn, salt the earth mentalities.

This accomplishes nothing. Both sides are childishly myopic and fail the basic minimum requirements to effectively communicate an idea. If an idea has merit, it stands on its own. It does not require champions to vociferously campaign for a single, idiosyncratic interpretation while simultaneously casting aspersions or judgement, whether covertly or overtly, to demonize people of an opposing viewpoint. This near religious belief in the superior rectitude of one's own interpretation isn't just ignorant, bigoted and wasteful; it's dangerous. It actively and continuously prevents the free flow of information exchange and the compromise needed to find common ground. Common ground that is sorely and desperately needed to even begin the process of finding a workable solution.

Also, we must accept the fact that everyone has a different threshold for what they consider to be a "problem". You may find this "issue" to be a problem while others are of the opinion that this is about as much of an issue as running out of butterscotch pudding. In the world of my 5 year old niece, for example, running out of butterscotch pudding is tantamount to the apocalypse happening right then and there. For me, it just means that at some point I have to get to the store and pick up more. That's after I mow the lawn, fix the leaky faucet, take out the trash and then pick up and take Mom to her doctor's appointment.

Then we'll get the pudding. But screaming and crying about it, throwing tantrums and generally being an offensive nuisance about not having pudding isn't going to incline me to abandon the more pressing issues that I already have.

If my five year old niece can figure this out, can understand compromise and can behave like a civilized, rational adult, why can't we?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 22:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Squirmer wrote on Aug 31, 2014, 19:21:
If you don't agree that's a problem, then the problem is you.

Translation: If you don't believe exactly the way I do, then you're wrong.

Bigoted thinking in a nutshell.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Amazon link question Aug 31, 2014, 14:01 Burrito of Peace
 
That does appear to work for me, Blue. Thank you.

I'll be buying a video card soon so I hope you see some dosh from that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Amazon link question Aug 31, 2014, 09:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Howdy Blue,

I'm guessing the link to the Amazon partner thing is based on an ad of some sort? I ask because I'm not seeing it and I've definitely got adblock running full tilt.

Is there a way to provide the referral link as a simple text link for those of us whom would love to support you but have absolutely zero interest in modifying their current adblock settings?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Revamped
12. Re: GOG.com Revamped Aug 28, 2014, 15:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 23:08:
Something wrong with Canadian dollars? It's not like we like getting dinged on the exchanged by our CC companies you know.

They only want to deal in real currency, obviously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Almost 70 percent of IT professionals suffer weekly phishing attacks. Aug 28, 2014, 15:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Almost 70 percent of IT professionals wish almost 90% of their userbase weren't mouth breathing retards who clicked on every link and installed every "free" app on the Internet.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 12:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:58:


Well, pip pip there guv'nor! Would you mind terribly explaining yourself, perchance over some tea and light refreshments? I shall not stand for you sullying the good Queen's language!



As long as you promise not to serve those nasty cucumber sandwiches!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 11:54 Burrito of Peace
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:24:
Then stop calling the language you speak English if you don't want to follow the rules.

I submit that we in the US don't speak "English" at all. What we speak is "American" given the heavy English, German, French, Spanish and Italian influences that have mutated the language on this continent for over a hundred years. Further, with those influences, our grammatical and syntactical structure has separated enough from the Anglish root that it can rightly be said that we have our own dialect. For example, "American" doesn't have all those silly and superfluous "u"s, we do not use the Oxford comma for the most part and our usage of the language is much more direct in its meaning.

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Hyperion Launched
1. Re: EVE Online Hyperion Launched Aug 27, 2014, 11:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Good timing, guys! Microsoft just updated their macro collection for Excel, too!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2014, 08:14 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 15:14:
ED is the thing I'm most interested in, but going to wait until it's finished.

You're going to be waiting a long time for erectile dysfunction to be finished.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2014, 09:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Nevermind...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
59. Re: Op Ed Aug 25, 2014, 20:42 Burrito of Peace
 
This is one of the most ridiculous non-issues to ever crop up. This is the very epitome of first world problems. What's next? Complaining about subversive racism because your cell phone doesn't come in your favorite color?  
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News Comments > Obsidian's Pathfinder License
1. Re: Obsidian's Pathfinder License Aug 13, 2014, 13:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Wasn't there a sci-fi RPG by the same name? I thought it was that and got all excited but, no, it's fantasy.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced
4. Re: Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced Aug 12, 2014, 21:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Why can't we have a true Space Hulk game that's a revival of the original from 1993? That game was awesome for its time!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 11, 2014, 12:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 12:20:
Why would anyone buy a Xiaomi smartphone?

Why would you buy any non-OEM hardware marketed by a Chinese manufacturer? It's like buying Huawei networking equipment and complaining you suddenly have breaches coming from Chinese IPs.
 
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News Comments > AI War Expansion & Linux Support This Month
1. Re: AI War Expansion & Linux Support This Month Aug 11, 2014, 12:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Has anyone actually played this game? How does it compare to SoSE or StarDrive?  
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2014, 12:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Who do you voodoo bitch?!  
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News Comments > Grand Ages: Medieval Announced
2. Re: Grand Ages: Medieval Announced Aug 11, 2014, 12:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 10:12:
I was gonna' build an empire, but then I got high...

I was gonna conquer the English until I got high...
I was gonna rise up and cross the Channel but then I got high...
My troops are riddled with arrows and dead and I know why...

Why, your majesty?

Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 11, 2014, 11:55 Burrito of Peace
 
AVG is to security as stage four cancer is to long term health.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
32. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 16:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 11:19:
How did you read that as dismissal?

This statement sounded very dismissive to me: "Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical."

To me, it came across that you were dismissing the very stellar Eye of the Beholder series by claiming that the only SSI games were top down tactical.

If you didn't mean it that way, then I apologize.
 
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