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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 > Legend of Grimrock 2 in Alpha
2. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 in Alpha Jun 2, 2014, 22:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Sweet! Loved the original. Really looking forward to this.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins
57. Re: Elite: Dangerous Premium Beta Begins May 30, 2014, 14:52 Burrito of Peace
 
Let's say today is payday. Let's say I have $150 bucks to blow however I want. Let's say I'm a space sim kinda guy.

Now, let's say I want to play a recently released premium beta of a highly anticipated game. In this hypothetical scenario, do I have to log in to any type of server, service or other DRM to enjoy this premium, deluxe, genuine, limited quantity beta?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse May 29, 2014, 15:25 Burrito of Peace
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 29, 2014, 15:10:
You CAN'T be serious! Holy shit! Either you're trolling, or you're 9.

Or he's from a country other than the US where Reading Rainbow wasn't aired.

Cutter, Reading Rainbow was a kids show that encouraged literacy and a love of learning, It was hosted most often by Levar Burton.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 29, 2014, 12:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Darks wrote on May 29, 2014, 10:38:
Donít admire someone for an act of treason. Had you spent any time serving this country in the military you would understand that.

I'm sure we should never admire men like George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Payne and others because they, too, were considered "traitors" for collectively saying "Enough of this bullshit. We're being fucked by the government and you people ought to know that." God damned traitors, the lot of them.

As for your little flag waving statement about service, that's pure emotive bullshit. If you had spent any time in any branch, you'd remember the part of the enlistment oath that goes "I, (your name here), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same..."

Note that doesn't mention the government and only, later on in the oath, goes on to specifically mention the President as the Commander-in-Chief?

Familiar with the 4th and 5th Amendments? The ones regarding unreasonable search and seizure, the rights to due process, protection from self-incrimination and double jeopardy? Yeah, THOSE! The ones that even the most lowly boot swear to uphold?

Uphold them solemnly and don't ever try to make the case that being complicit in the betrayal of American citizens and violating not only your oath but the Constitution itself is somehow noble and patriotic.
 
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News Comments > CRYENGINE Subscriptions on Steam
2. Re: CRYENGINE Subscriptions on Steam May 29, 2014, 08:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on May 29, 2014, 00:49:
Weren't they offering this for like 10 bucks?

They still are but it's per month as it is a sub.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Responds to AMD Accusations
8. Re: NVIDIA Responds to AMD Accusations May 29, 2014, 08:07 Burrito of Peace
 
This is like watching two tween girls have a catfight.  
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News Comments > Bethesda Announces BATTLECRY
21. Re: Bethesda Announces BATTLECRY May 28, 2014, 15:42 Burrito of Peace
 
No.

Don't make another announcement unless the next one is about either Fallout 4 or a real Elder Scrolls game, not that unholy piece of shit you shat out and pawned off as an MMO.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed May 22, 2014, 16:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2014, 13:23:
Just ask yourselves if something is an improvement.

If I do not/can not identify with a character that has a different gender, race, religion or sexual orientation than mine, then that is clearly not an improvement for me as the person playing the game.

However, if it helps someone else identify with the character they are playing, and allows them the enjoy the game more thoroughly, I will happily shout "That's an improvement!"

My issue is when "diversity" becomes a checkbox on a spec sheet and the resulting characters are cardboard cutouts or are so laughably done to highlight that "diversity" that they become caricatures. At that point, I think it becomes a disservice to inclusivity and diversity.

In entertainment, as a whole, we really don't handle that very well if at all. We, as a society, have this myopic view that doesn't allow people to just be people. We feel driven to label and exclude, even when we do it to ourselves as human beings. We want to point ourselves out as "special" for either X criteria or Y reason.

 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
56. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 15:55 Burrito of Peace
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 13:03:
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 21, 2014, 11:30:
Having worked with Mr. Roberts at both Digital Anvil and Origin, I know he is very passionate about space sims and that he will, eventually, bring about a solid title.
Did you clean his desk? or did he just keep a piece of skirt like you around for funzies?

Now, now. No need to get your Vaseline smeared panties in a wad.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
48. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 12:14 Burrito of Peace
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 21, 2014, 11:33:
See you guys can get along just fine, I am proud of you!

Didn't realize I was coming off as antagonistic.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
46. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 11:30 Burrito of Peace
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 10:30:
Something I can play before 2020 thanks darling

PS my partner donated to that scam what feels like years ago

Sweetheart, you can play the Derek Smart games now if that's what you need to scratch your itch.

I have also donated to SC and I'm less worried now than I was previously. Having worked with Mr. Roberts at both Digital Anvil and Origin, I know he is very passionate about space sims and that he will, eventually, bring about a solid title.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
43. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 21, 2014, 10:22 Burrito of Peace
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 21, 2014, 09:01:
Do you know a FPS game where you can travel through space on a ship, battle and trade?


<Takes a deep breath>

DEREK SMART!
DEREK SMART!
DEREK SMART!

Battlecruiser 3000AD and the further titles let you do so, if I am remembering correctly.

However, for something newer, Star Citizen is supposed to have these features.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth 2.0 Released
1. Re: X Rebirth 2.0 Released May 20, 2014, 08:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Hell yeah!  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 17, 2014, 15:57 Burrito of Peace
 
With a Live USB (because, really, who the Hell burns discs today on a regular basis), the only driver problems I've run in to has been systems that use Broadcom wireless chipsets. Outside of that, CentOS, Crunchbang, Mint, Fedora, Mageia, Manjaro, Zorin and the like have all worked flawlessly when booting off the sticks. In fact, in using a Live USB stick and the Universal USB Installer, you can set up most Debian based distros to have a persistent partition of up to 4GB which then allows you to treat the USB stick like a mobile OS deployment.

Apple won't do it because they don't support a non-phone hardware install base larger than two types and the idiots who buy those believe pushing the magic button and sitting in their walled garden is the greatest thing ever.

Microsoft can't do it because MS is expected to support every random combination of hardware under the sun although you can boot in to a very basic PE environment. That clearly isn't going to work in an ecosystem that doesn't have shared driver support (as Linux does in general).
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - War, the Game
4. Re: War, the Game May 15, 2014, 21:59 Burrito of Peace
 
War...war never changes.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse May 13, 2014, 20:17 Burrito of Peace
 
skyguy wrote on May 13, 2014, 18:24:
Linux From Scratch is a huge amount of work. Gentoo Linux is basically LFS except all the downloading and compiling is automated, and they have a hardened version as well. You still have to trust the Gentoo developers, but it is a completely community oriented project, no big company support. I trust 'em.

OpenBSD is another option: http://opensslrampage.org/

This is correct. However, for me, LFS is the best way to learn how and why Linux works instead of leaning on some random from the Internet whom you trust to make an install that will be either good enough, near perfect or perfectly suited to not just your system but your application and intents.

Normally, that wouldn't bother me if I am dicking around with a desktop distro ala Crunchang, Arch, etc. However, for something that I consider incredibly important, like my router, I like knowing exactly what, when, how and why it operates to my exact specifications.

This comment was edited on May 13, 2014, 20:39.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse May 13, 2014, 12:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Short version:

Eth0 serves as the WAN port and connects directly to the modem. Eth1 is the LAN port that connects to the switch. From there, systems are hardwired in. We have three dumb WAPs that service the few wireless devices we have. Wireless devices are kept on their own subnet without the ability to see the rest of the network. Assume standard hardening principles for access control and restriction.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse May 13, 2014, 10:39 Burrito of Peace
 
InBlack wrote on May 13, 2014, 10:01:
rofl...yeah but how are you going to get around the NSA backdoor conveniently placed directly inside your router?

I built my own using an old Q6600 based system I had laying around and Linux from Scratch. While I can't say with 100% certainty that the NSA doesn't have very deep roots in to every binary used in the project, I am reasonably certain that they do not. Following the Hardened Linux from Scratch method, I feel comfortable with the security of that router.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
60. Re: Steam Top 10 May 12, 2014, 08:59 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm guessing had I put "and we wore onions on our belt, which was the style at the time", the sarcasm of my previous post would have been more apparent? Outside of people my age, and older, how many people remember actually using membrane inputs ala the Atari 400?

Though, back in the day, gamepads sucked compared to the awesomeness of the Sidewinder, Firebird and original Gravis Joystick. I still have my Sidewinder force feedback joystick. Use it and an N52 to do a lot of space simming.

/Shakes fist at cloud
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
40. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2014, 21:36 Burrito of Peace
 
ochentay4 wrote on May 11, 2014, 18:10:
Gamepads existed since the inception of a PC!


Confused Sure they did, kid. At the "inception of a PC", you were damn lucky if you had keyboard support, real keyboard support, and not just membrane input.

There's 20 years of separation between the "inception of a PC" and when gamepads were even remotely available to the mass market.

Let me guess, you also think that the NES is "old school".
 
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