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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 > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 21, 2015, 07:55 Burrito of Peace
 
"So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! That's the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!"

 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell Released
9. Re: Saints Row IV: Gat out of Hell Released Jan 20, 2015, 20:10 Burrito of Peace
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 18:55:
On the one hand they explicitly stated they have no idea where to go from here since they can't think of anything even more over the top.

On the other hand they still want to make games in the Saints Row universe.

Why not bring the game full circle and have the Saints be the gang you topple as an upstart in a relatively obscure gang? That's what you did starting with SR1.

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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Announced
6. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Announced Jan 19, 2015, 11:36 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 19, 2015, 10:56:
A pirates meets spaceships game.. wouldn't that be something


Shut up and take my money!

I'm getting kind of a GalCiv vibe, however.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. . Jan 18, 2015, 16:41 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 18, 2015, 16:07 Burrito of Peace
 
Because they were dropped on their head twice in a row as babies instead of the once required to be an Apple customer in the first place?  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 18, 2015, 00:30 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 23:37:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 22:04:
nin wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 20:11:
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 19:17:
Caution is warranted but most radiation we generate that can get inside a house by bending and diffraction instead of piercing (like radio waves, wifi, not like xray) has nowhere near the energy to be ionizing. Adding more wifi waves (if this even makes sense) doesn't increase the harm much because of the quantum nature of electron excitation.

This is heavy.


Good news. It only causes brain cancer and leukemia in children. Other then that it appears completely safe!

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/magnetic-fields

"Several early epidemiologic studies raised the possibility of an association between certain cancers, especially childhood cancers, and ELF-EMFs. Most subsequent studies have not shown such an association "

This is why reading is a helpful skill.

You...you...you hush with your reason and logic!
 
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News Comments > Steam for Linux Bug Could Cause Data Loss
5. Re: Steam for Linux Bug Could Cause Data Loss Jan 17, 2015, 11:40 Burrito of Peace
 
Goddamnit Valve... Speechless  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 17, 2015, 11:28 Burrito of Peace
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 19:39:
Spyware or cookie removal by doing A, B, C and D ... including E and F and especially Z if heavily infected.


Funny, I've not had to do that in a touch over five years now.
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
47. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 23:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
People are making a case for portrayal and simulation of rape...

No, they're not. However, let's delve in to your weird obsession with shoving your idiosyncratic morality on society as a whole and assume that they are. How is that different than, say, The Accused? Irreversible? Baise Moi? Those movies not only simulate rape, they graphically portrayed it to a point where even a jaded asshole like me was uncomfortable. However, in doing so, they garnered Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA awards, Sundance Festival awards as well as nominations for a slew of other awards for telling powerful and compelling stories.

But I guess all those people who worked on those films, labored to bring them in to being and acted in them, people who were lauded for their efforts, were just sick, amoral anarchists tearing at the belly of the lily white purity of society? Rolleyes

Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
Sure, I would love to live in a society where freedom of expression exists, but that reality is merely a pipe dream. You can't have a free society where a criminal element exists. I am not an enemy of freedom. I do, however, recognize that there is something inherently wrong when a person tries to capitalize on forces that oppose the society in which we live.

Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Payne, John Adams, and James Madison are all in the next room and have some wonderful ideas to share with you.

Nevertheless, define "criminal". Anyone whose speech and behavior you disagree with? The funny thing is, you speak in a manner daily that even a hundred years ago would have caused you to be ostracized. The fact that you don't know that, while haranguing about the impossibility of free speech existing is, well, hilariously ironic.

Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:36:
I just don't believe the government needs to sanction the portrayal and simulation of heinous crimes that have already been outlawed in society.

You don't? Holy shit! GET ON THE PHONE WITH YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS RIGHT NOW! There are people (AND COMPANIES!) making these things called "movies" that do exactly that and, oh horror of horror, they've been doing it for more than a hundred years! HOW CAN THIS SICK FILTH GO ON???? Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
41. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 12:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:29:
I hate to play the "for the children" card...

You didn't, I already did upthread satirically when I knew that you would be doing exactly that later on.

So far you have:
Invoked Godwin's Law
Invoked the tired refrain of "for the children"
Used false equivalency
Used appeal to consequences
Used, admittedly in a subtle way, slippery slope
Used appeal to emotion

I'm not trying to bait or antagonize you, but c'mon...try to make some cogent arguments instead of relying on logical fallacies.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 16, 2015, 09:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 19:54:
We can go back to hating those who wear bluetooth ear pieces everywhere again!

You mean ear penises?
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
28. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 09:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:00:
What if you were a Jew, a Muslim, an African-American, a victim of rape, or a mother of a child?

What if someone is neither of those? Those have zero bearing on your moralist crusade.


Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 09:00:
I would go so far as to say that the very fabric of society was being eroded by the actions of those who develop and defend this sort of objectionable media.

Uh, how about no?
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
26. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 16, 2015, 08:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Killswitch wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 07:25:
Are you suggesting we open the floodgates to any and all games where you play as a character engaged in the most heinous of crimes?

We already have. Play any modern FPS in, say, the last five to ten years? While I have no moral qualms about it, you're given the keys to the kingdom to virtually murder your way through, taken across all games in the genre, millions of sentient beings. For example, in the last two Fallout games, you could literally kill every single thing you see...including children with a mod that isn't at all hard to find.

We've become so blaise at the simulated act, that we rationalize it away with some really flimsy logic at times. I think Spec Ops: The Line did a great job in its presentation on the lengths a person can go to when rationalizing behavior that is absolutely horrible. You can try to rationalize it by saying "B...b...but those are BAD guys and we're GOOD guys! Because reasons!" Yet, even then, good and bad are subjective, not absolute. Who's good? The blue sky hero soldier in a pretty uniform "defending freedom and justice" or the former sheep herder who's tired of seeing a foreign power murder his friends and family, impoverish the local population, starve them, and suppress his faith whom decides to fight back to stop it?

Your post is pretty typical of an absolutist and moralist. You believe that there is a definitive line between good and evil and that line must be enforced by "society". Yet, within society, there exists no moral absolute across the whole of society. Whose society? The US'? China's? Niger's? Italy's? Given that the release of entertainment products are now global, catering to as many purchasers as possible, it makes zero business sense to release a product that is hung up on one culture's values.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: 2015 will be the year of container wars Jan 15, 2015, 19:59 Burrito of Peace
 
jimnms wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 19:05:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 15, 2015, 12:24:
Registration required, albeit free. Why are we linking to websites that require it now?

http://bugmenot.com/view/infoworld.com

Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Birdman Jan 15, 2015, 14:51 Burrito of Peace
 
I just finished watching Birdman about 30 minutes ago.

I'm left with the impression that this movie was done either on a dare or because Keaton, Norton, and Stone lost a bet. It's actively abysmal.

Just...ugh. It's not even depressing-but-good-and-insightful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. 2015 will be the year of container wars Jan 15, 2015, 12:24 Burrito of Peace
 
Registration required, albeit free. Why are we linking to websites that require it now?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 14, 2015, 10:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 10:10:
CRM is the worst god damn platform I have ever worked on. It's slow, it's unstable, and it's simply awful.

So, your typical Microsoft product then?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 14, 2015, 10:24 Burrito of Peace
 
"...a small, virtual team..."

A group of AIs are making a game? Neat!

Will it run on Hyper-V, Parallels, WMware, KVM and QEMU? Cause that would be rad.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed?
8. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed? Jan 14, 2015, 10:19 Burrito of Peace
 
In typical CA style, it will require a centacore processor running at 50Thz with 512PB of RAM, a DirectX 55 capable video card with 4PB of VRAM (an Nvidia GeForce Titan XII should do the trick at the low, low price of $10,000USD) and require 65ZB of hard disk storage. Even then, it'll still run like syrup and the AI, despite the hundred million programmers they've assigned to writing just that subsystem, will still do retardedly dumb shit like send a stack of two mobs of pissants against the player's full stack of elite, veteran units one turn after an accepted proposal of a non-aggression agreement.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
11. Re: etc., etc. Jan 13, 2015, 22:52 Burrito of Peace
 
Orogogus wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 14:24:
But really, do people think those conclusions are completely valid, end of story?

Since semi-hard statistics were provided, that makes them completely valid. Sales data is what it is and the public voted for what they wanted most based upon what they purchased.

Orogogus wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 14:24:
Games aren't as homogeneous as foodstuffs or office supplies; there so many factors that I don't really know how you would get a baseline to compare from.

Yes, they are. They're an entertainment product. Specific formulas of products sell extremely well and much better than other formulas that don't. For example, what's going to sell more tickets at a theater? Guardians of the Galaxy 2 or a film about a blind, black, transgendered midget set in the ghetto against the backdrop of Depression era Tulsa?


Orogogus wrote on Jan 13, 2015, 14:24:
Grand Theft Auto sells a gazillion copies, Watch Dogs sells a lot less than that. Therefore open world games with three word titles are more successful.

From a business perspective, that is absolutely correct. If the statistical data shows that open world Three Words Title sells, say, 180%* more than open world Two Words and that the Three Words Title series sells 562%* more than all games with two words in the title combined, then that is exactly part of the formula that will be used to create the entertainment product. Advertising, sales, and media analysts spend many millions of dollars to figure out the exact formula that will generate the most profit. Certainly, you can't shit in a box, slap the title "Box of Shit" on it and expect it to sell a gazillion copies**. You'll need a quality product that is within the framework of the formula that shows it will sell the most copies.

*Completely fabricated numbers but they work to show how statistics work in regards to total sales.
**Actually, it might. See: Goat Simulator.
 
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