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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 > $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
2. Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 10:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 09:47:
Now, unless it's implemented poorly, on-board audio is more than most people need.

Especially since most onboard audio has optical out that can support a 5.1 to 7.2 configuration.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 4, 2015, 16:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Has Skyrim, now three years old, finally run out of Steam?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 1, 2015, 13:42 Burrito of Peace
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 1, 2015, 12:52:
Burrito Division...

Burrito Division reporting in! Division Command reports that Burritos do not like nachos and have since upgraded to motion control, obviating the need for Xbox controllers.

DC also advises that those poser copycats in the Chair Farce, the Chimichanga Division, are the lazy fat slobs still using handheld controllers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace. Dec 31, 2014, 10:06 Burrito of Peace
 


To a large part, I agree. To me, there is little more aggravating than a coworker who cannot shut the fuck up when I am trying to work. A screaming baby on a long flight is about the only thing that tops it. Both evoke a murderous desire within me. Work is just that, work. You are getting paid to show up, perform a role or task, and then leave. It's not Facebook: The Meat Bag Edition. I don't give a fuck about your kids, your boat, your dogs, your sick Aunt Ethel or what have you. I doubly don't give a fuck when you come over and start yapping about it, completely oblivious to the fact that I have on headphones. At a previous job, I once asked someone "Do you randomly show up at your friends' homes, bang on their doors and, when they open them, start nattering on about the most inconsequential shit in your life? No? Then why do it here? Especially to someone you don't really know. Isn't there a TPS cover sheet you could be designing?"

Sadly, the TPS joke flew right over their heads but, six months later, enough people had had enough of the distractions that we all got our offices and 6 foot tall cubes back.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com on RAR vs DRM
4. Re: GOG.com on RAR vs DRM Dec 30, 2014, 12:37 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:48:
GOG does not support Linux

This suggests otherwise:

http://www.gog.com/games##sort=title&system=lin_mint,lin_ubuntu&page=1
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Researchers: We can detect life on other worlds through its [sic] vibrations Dec 30, 2014, 11:30 Burrito of Peace
 
rocketpcguy wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:04:
what should the headline be to be correct (i.e. what should be in place of "its")?

I'm wondering that myself. It's=It is while Its=possessive pronoun.
 
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News Comments > Talos Principle Punishes Pirates
21. Re: Talos Principle Punishes Pirates Dec 29, 2014, 17:02 Burrito of Peace
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 15:53:
How many more boxes do they have to check off before they no longer deserve to have their work pirated? Where's the fucking line?

Is the game available digitally? Can the 0s and 1s be replicated? Yes? There's your line.

I no longer assume the presence of concepts such as "ethics" and "morality" given that they are, by nature, personal and cultural and therefore not universal.

Given the ubiquitous abundance of relatively inexpensive offerings by platforms such as Steam, Amazon and GOG, I no longer pirate games, most music or ebooks. However, I will readily admit that there are things I do pirate because they are, quite simply, just not available in my country and there isn't a way to import them. If I can flip the artist money directly, I do, because it's in my best interest to support them. They are making something I enjoy and I want them to continue making that something I enjoy.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2014, 12:19 Burrito of Peace
 
You poor saps who have to work...

I've been off since the 20th and have to the 5th before I have to work.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 20, 2014, 07:58 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 19, 2014, 23:20:
You ever had a raid? I have.. and you don't want to have a 4TB hdd in a raid fail... rebuild takes forever and during that time more HDD's in that raid WILL fail.

I currently have a SAN that consists of 144TB of raw storage (6 6 bay NASes of 4TB drives), so it's funny that you mentioned that. Rebuilding can take a bit but it's not the end of the world provided you use the correct array structure. You won't even see a performance hit during normal usage if you've planned your deployment with even the most rudimentary of caution.

You should never see other drives die during an array build unless you've got a systemic problem, a shit controller or your array choice was very poorly thought out. I use RAID60 with ZFS and have had ZERO additional drives fail during a rebuild.
 
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News Comments > Dead Effect Released
4. Re: Dead Effect Released Dec 19, 2014, 09:09 Burrito of Peace
 
If there is a sequel, will it be called "Mass Space"?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Judge allows lawsuit over Killzone to Proceed Dec 18, 2014, 12:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 11:58:
And how did those turn out?

With the lawyer able to continue making payments on his Bentley.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App
38. Re: Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App Dec 15, 2014, 22:42 Burrito of Peace
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 22:06:
I don't see your gaming habit as very common though.

It really isn't and I wouldn't say it is. But, since I don't live anyone else's digital life but my own, all I really have to judge by is how products offered to me serve my needs...or don't.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App
36. Re: Leaked Win10 Reveals Xbox App Dec 15, 2014, 22:00 Burrito of Peace
 
For me, it's getting to the point where gaming is getting less interesting and my need for a Windows partition, let alone a Windows exclusive installation, is rapidly dwindling. For daily use, there are plenty of Linux distros that do everything I need. Libre for office work, VLC is cross platform, as is Amarok (which I have come to prefer over Rhythmbox, Banshee or even the venerable old Winamp). I have Thunderbird, Seamonkey or a host of other email clients, if I wanted to use something other than a web interface.

Almost all of the games I enjoy playing repeatedly are "older" titles, like Silent Hunter IV, Medieval II, Homeworld 1 and 2, and they work beautifully under WINE. Even new titles are suddenly getting Linux ports like Metro 2033 Redux and Borderlands, as well as others.

Provided that momentum continues, I won't even need Windows for gaming.

I just find it hard to justify a Windows OS license purchase in today's world.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 13, 2014, 17:40 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 13, 2014, 12:16:
If Blue lived in Florida or Texas, I'd agree with you.

As a Texan, let me be the first to say to you; bless your little heart.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2014, 17:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 11:07:
Is everyone really ignoring my post about how they did this with Office and no one got conned into doing anything they didn't want to do, and that at a certain number of computers it's actually much cheaper to look at it as a service, but it's really aimed just at businesses?


No. I already mentioned that in my block about an enterprise subscription version.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder)
27. Re: Alien: Isolation Now Easier (and Harder) Dec 10, 2014, 13:23 Burrito of Peace
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Dec 10, 2014, 13:03:
FYI, though, Psygnosis just published those insanely hard games, but they published plenty of easy stuff too. It was Reflections that actually MADE them.

Except for Brattacas. God damn, that game took me MONTHS to beat!
 
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News Comments > Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week
5. Re: Flight Simulator X Lands on Steam Next Week Dec 10, 2014, 10:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Can I fly jumbo jets in to towering skyscrapers like I used to back in the day as a kid?  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 10, 2014, 05:34 Burrito of Peace
 
Maybe he can release an alpha product as a full price game and then say, 9 months later, "Haha, fuck you. We're dropping all support for the game"...again.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2014, 19:02 Burrito of Peace
 
There's always the very capable Linux to go to if the new MS model doesn't suit your ethics or philosophy. Linux Mint, for example, is a very good stepping stone for long time Windows users to use to get the hang of a new OS.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2014, 12:40 Burrito of Peace
 
I can understand Microsoft's plans regarding the enterprise market. That makes loads of sense.

What I don't understand is why Microsoft doesn't just flatout give away the home OS. There is plenty of market delineation between the two that this would be possible.

For example, you can have the subscription based enterprise version that is better integrated with SCCM,OoB management, better underpinnings for VDIs, even tighter integration with Azure, Exchange and AD and other pro-business features that would solely be reserved for the enterprise edition while stripping out Media Player and other historically non-business related tasks.

On the consumer side, you can have the current general purpose OS that has the ability to tie in to OneDrive, an Office 365 sub, media extensions and that would be pretty much all you'd need for a home OS. Sure, you could include BitLocker in both versions if you wanted.

How many home users actually call MS for support in their very limited "Free" window? 5%? 10%? For the most part, support for the home user falls either on the OEMs or someone in the family or a friend so it's not like MS' support costs would suddenly skyrocket if they did give away the home OS.
 
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