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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans
21. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Polish Plans Nov 6, 2014, 08:32 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 01:38:
But who the hell thought it a good idea to implement PRONE in a fast paced mobility based game like this.... sigh

It was on the checklist of "must have" features, whether it made sense or not.

I think this is the last FPS purchase for me until another TES or FO shows up. All of the FPSes I have tried as of late are uninspired crap that regurgitate the same mechanics over and over again without being engaging in any way that is interesting or charming. I was watching some twentysomething kid on Twitch jizz his pants and squee over the double jump mechanic in AW. I said aloud "Dude, didn't you ever play Tribes?" and then realized his parents probably hadn't even grown pubic hair yet when that game was released.

I guess I'm just getting older and I expect...more. The story in the CoD series has never been what you would consider even pulp grade material but now it's about as deep and complex as a freshman philosophy major's midterm paper. Blech.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 6, 2014, 06:17 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 21:30:
Zalman Filing Bankruptcy Amidst Fraud Allegations

Oh, bummer. Hope they come out of it. They make some cool products.

I had one of their original GS1000 cases for a long time. It was the first case I'd ever seen for home use that had hot swappable, front loaded bays. They unintentionally created an awesome platform for a file server.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Op Ed Nov 5, 2014, 14:45 Burrito of Peace
 
Here's a funny idea...allow the USG to spend not one penny more than they collect in tax revenue. No debt ceilings. No debt bonds or futures sold to foreign nations, nada.  
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
32. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 14:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:52:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 12:12:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:30:
Shadow of Boston? That's the best subtitle they could come up with? Jesus.

Well, they couldn't get away with "That Shithole Boston" so they had to go with something more advertising friendly.

Fallout : Theah Search Forah New Caaaah!

Ah Pahked Mah Cah in Haaavaad Yaaad!

Or, to quote "Ted":

HAAADAH! HAAADAH!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Nov 5, 2014, 12:55 Burrito of Peace
 
It's a lazy, dull scene, I will grant them that. However, using the word "troubling" is just some emo loser trying to drum up the feels for the emo loser audience he's trying to pander to.

There's nothing "troubling" about it, however. Some guy dies, he's allegedly my character's friend and then his dad offers me a job...at the funeral. It's ham handed, stupid and lame and I've been more emotionally motivated when I found out the milk had expired. That's not "troubling", that's just boring. The only way it could be considered "troubling" is if your greatest daily challenge is to figure out what song on your iPod you're going to cry to on your bus ride to work.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 5, 2014, 12:41 Burrito of Peace
 
"Hundreds of New Features Ads Delivered in Xbox Oneís First Year."

That is more appropriate.

 
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
21. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 12:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 11:30:
Shadow of Boston? That's the best subtitle they could come up with? Jesus.

Well, they couldn't get away with "That Shithole Boston" so they had to go with something more advertising friendly.
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Next Month
2. Re: The Talos Principle Next Month Nov 3, 2014, 22:57 Burrito of Peace
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 22:31:
Talos!? Oh wait, this has nothing to do with BG2 or D&D.

Or The Elder Scrolls.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Nov 2, 2014, 11:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Stormsinger wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 11:26:
But an awful lot of those reviews are from -current- employees. At first glance, there are more reviews from current employees than from ex-employees. And most of them are pretty consistent.

That's enough for me to rule them out as any place I'd want to work.

You don't want to work at ANY studio owned by NC West/NCsoft North America.

This bit here: "...the management, toxic environment, and lack of communication, among other things" is systemic problem across all NC West studios and even in the publishing office.

I started working there shortly after the launch of Guild Wars: Factions and stayed until just after the launch of Aion. I can say that while I worked with some great people, the company itself was by far the worst I've ever worked for within the gaming industry. Sweatshop conditions aren't too far from the truth.
 
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News Comments > Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released
14. Re: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released Nov 2, 2014, 08:16 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 00:25:
So it's just like excel

I wouldn't mind if KSP had a mode like that, with real hard-core possibility of equipment failures and a mission control mode instead of a "you control everything" mode. Would make the entire thing a lot more exciting. (Given that I already did everything there is in KSP ,p)

It's like Excel with a Flash front end.

Ha, I haven't even figured out how to successfully land on the Mun and come back yet without killing everyone. I even managed to destroy the VAB once when I came back.
 
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News Comments > Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released
12. Re: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released Nov 1, 2014, 21:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 20:33:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 18:18:
So that random thread there aside.. this is basically the excel version of KSP.. right?

Dunno, waiting for it to come down from Slitherine now. I'll let you know when it gets done in...6 hours.

It's very confusing, needlessly complex and about as much fun as punching yourself in the genitals while wearing brass knuckles.

Back to KSP for me!
 
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News Comments > BATTLECRY Class Trailer
4. Re: BATTLECRY Class Trailer Nov 1, 2014, 21:26 Burrito of Peace
 
I read that as "Battlechess" and then got all excited.

Now, I'm bummed.
 
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News Comments > Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released
10. Re: Buzz Aldrin's Space Program Manager Released Nov 1, 2014, 20:33 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 18:18:
So that random thread there aside.. this is basically the excel version of KSP.. right?

Dunno, waiting for it to come down from Slitherine now. I'll let you know when it gets done in...6 hours.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 13:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:50:
You don't think it's important, because you've never been gay...

You know my sexuality? We're friends? We hang out? You're part of my life? Kindly don't try to tell someone what their personal interests are or are not.

I don't think it's important because, quite frankly, it just isn't. This isn't 1954 and there is more social acceptance than ever. We have openly gay entertainers, political figures, business people, teachers, name any profession you wish...gay folk doing the job competently and adroitly as any other person with a differing sexual orientation. In the last three years alone, we've seen a massive shift in the amount of states that allow marriages between same sex couples and even the Supreme Court has been overturning state laws that are narrowly defining marriages or outright trying to ban same sex marriages. When DOMA was being shat out in 1996, then being gay was important. When it was ruled wildly unconstitutional last year, it shifted the political and social landscape to being about the equitable application of law to all people, not merely a select, approved class.

Outside of people who want to make it an issue, telling someone you're gay is about as shocking as telling them you like watching The Walking Dead.

Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:50:
And if it's so unimportant to you, why are you the one posting about it the most?

Because I want Tim Cook to spend far more time continuing to make my portfolio wealthy, and innovating to make that portfolio even more wealthy, and less time writing fluff articles.

Now, do you plan to post something meaningful or continue on with this false dilemma chest thumping?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 12:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:43:
Except, you know, there are still 29 states in this country in which you can be fired for being gay...

Would those be Right to Work states? If so, being fired for being gay is a non-issue as termination can happen for no or any specified reason whatsoever and it's completely legal. Don't like it? Have the citizens of those states repeal the laws or pass amendments to them.

So, you know, it's still silly to come out and say "I'm gay" as it is unimportant.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 12:43 Burrito of Peace
 
mch wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:30:

I'm pretty sure this isn't him coming out - he was accidentally outed a few months back during an interview if I remember correctly.

Even so, again...who cares. The type of mouth breathing, sister fucking rednecks who would bellow "I ain't buyin' no shit from a queer!" are probably really unlikely to buy Apple products due to financial constraints or be so principally corrupt that they'll buy iWhatever anyway because they want the product.

Plus, it's really hard to be "outed" when you make statements like this "For years, Iíve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know Iím gay,..." That doesn't make it sound like he was keeping his orientation particularly secret, not that he had to in the first place.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay." Oct 30, 2014, 12:25 Burrito of Peace
 
So now the whole world knows that you like dick, Tim. Who fucking cares. This is 2014. Being gay is about as revealing and controversial as having blonde hair.

Perhaps less interviews about your sexuality and more time spent leading innovation would help the company that you're CEO of stop being iterative and go back to being at least creative.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2014, 09:23 Burrito of Peace
 
theglaze wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 22:33:
What I was getting at is mobile smart phones are becoming a necessity for modern day living in a 1st nation metropolis, if they aren't already.

...what? No, no they aren't. They're still nothing more than a convenience, there is absolutely nothing "necessary" about them. You can absolutely live your life in a "1st nation metropolis" without one. In fact, one might actually find that they're engaging more with the things that "1st nation metropolis" offers instead of constantly staring down at a phone screen like an idiot.

I accidentally dropped my aging S3, shattering the display to the point where it became unusable. The replacement phone I wanted was out of stock and would take two weeks to get in. Those turned out to be a very interesting, life altering two weeks. I found that I was less stressed and that I spent more time enjoying life in general. Everything that needed to get done was completed on-time, as usual, but I wasn't wasting time by immediately responding to emails that could wait until I got back in to the office and I wasn't distracted by texts or phone calls.

This weird mentality that we've been sold on where we always have to be connected because it's somehow "social" is, in my opinion, actually making people less socially capable in general. Unless you choose to actively make it so, no device is necessary to your life. Well, unless you're on dialysis, have a pacemaker or some other medical, life sustaining device.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 08:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 21:49:
They're allowing Xbone DA:I preloads 20+ days before the game comes out??

Given how often Live is down or extremely slow, it'll take that long just to get it fully downloaded!
 
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News Comments > NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+
8. Re: NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+ Oct 23, 2014, 23:07 Burrito of Peace
 
And all I can do is sit back and laugh.  
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