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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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User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 15, 2014, 20:36 Burrito of Peace
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 15:41:
Yeah but think about it, I'd like to abandonded:

Paying for power and having solar free-installed for me handle the job.

Depending on the size of the installation, there are many local, state and federal rebates and grants in the US that makes this possible as either a very low cost or almost wholly free install. This can be done, people have to stop being lazy asses and get informed about programs available to them in their area and what technology would suit their installation best.


HorrorScope wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 15:41:
I'd like to abandon my car payment, my mortgage, me cell phone, or at least be a lot less in cost.

All those were costs you, hopefully, went in to with your eyes wide open and accepted them, fully understanding their long term implications. I have no mortgage payment, nor car payment and my cell phone bill is miniscule ($40 with unlimited everything and 4G LTE) compared to my peers and their $100+ cell phone bills. I chose to pre-abandon those costs by hard setting a fixed cost that I would pay out of resources already under my control. This is not difficult for anyone to do, they just need to stop whining about what they allegedly "need" and be financially responsible for the resources under their control.

HorrorScope wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 15:41:
It isn't surprising people want to abandon an expense, but why is it an expense? Because we want what they offer.

Yet not all expenses are "wants" and given the current state of monopoly in most every major utility sector, it's nearly impossible to reduce expenses unless you are willing to do it yourself ala solar, rain catch basins, etc. Are you going to argue that power, water and sewer are "wants"?

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
2. Re: Evening Previews Jun 13, 2014, 21:10 Burrito of Peace
 
It looks nice but "Here's the galaxy, have at"? I'm going to retain my skepticism.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Co-op Support
17. Re: Far Cry 4 Co-op Support Jun 11, 2014, 20:50 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Abatron Announced
6. Re: Abatron Announced Jun 7, 2014, 22:20 Burrito of Peace
 
That reminds me of Sacrifice, just in space.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander Released
20. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander Released Jun 4, 2014, 10:27 Burrito of Peace
 
I've played it for the last hour and a half. I like it! It's gorgeous, as expected. Controls feel a little wonky with keyboard and mouse. The mouse never feels like it centers correctly. Plugged in a joystick (old Sidewinder Force Feedback 2) and it felt like I was playing Wing Commander again. Just like in WC, you still have to lead the target, but now the OSD reticle lets you know what your lead spacing and angle are which makes shot predication trivial. Feels good and the flight model is thruster corrected Newtonian. You'll continue to travel for a short bit in the last direction of momentum before correction occurs and you go zipping off in the selected direction.

Good things I liked:
- The performance in the hangar is now much more optimized, resulting in a smoother framerate.
- The stuff you need to get started in the AC module is right where you spawn.
- The stuff I mentioned above.



Bad things that I didn't like:
- Sometimes quizzical death occurrences that I couldn't say "Oh, that's why I died." I was just...dead.
- Texture pop on large objects is a problem. In the Broken Moon map, on free flight for example, I was slowly skimming over a large piece of debris and watched three different grades of textures pop in rather clumsily on its surface. At first I thought it was a rock but after all the popping finished, it looked like a large piece of ship or station.
- Random hitches without apparent cause during flight or combat. They were micropauses but enough to be jarring, this is most evident in the view of the yoke in the combat. The outside action seems smooth but its movements look like static images being replaced, one after the other.

All in all, it's really fun and I enjoy it. There is something I want to pass on because it wasn't really evident to me when I started. To get the AC module started, you have to put the helmet on the pedestal to your right on when you spawn in the hangar. If you don't have one of the really high end ships, you'll only be able to fly a loaner ship. The ship I had purchased was sitting in the hangar but not flyable. I had to go to the white loaner ship to its left to start the AC module.

Happy flying!

Edited to add system specs:
Core i7 4770K - Overclocked to 4Ghz
32 GB of RAM
Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Nvidia 680GTX 4GB
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2014, 14:43 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 14:20:
And yet it was very highly received.

So was Candy Crush.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2014, 13:53 Burrito of Peace
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 12:41:
Or you can play PC ports like "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" with 8xAA, 16xAF and full detailed shadows!!

The Ars article does a good job of inferring this applies only to the mobile space (mentions of iOS 8 and the A7 processor). I can't imagine playing Xcom on a 10" touch tablet.
 
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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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