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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
Total Comments 1559 (Pro)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Oct 22, 2013, 09:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Woo-hoo! Go Hudson!  
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News Comments > NVIDIA "R331 Game Ready" Driver
22. Re: NVIDIA R331 Game Ready Oct 21, 2013, 20:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Just the driver package and PhysX.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 21, 2013, 18:34 Burrito of Peace
 
NamecaF wrote on Oct 21, 2013, 16:48:
This. I wish we could up-vote posts.

This is not Imgur or Reddit.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA "R331 Game Ready" Driver
16. Re: NVIDIA R331 Game Ready Oct 21, 2013, 18:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Ryan Lange wrote on Oct 21, 2013, 18:14:
Same. The problem that I experience is that my system will randomly and semi-frequently lock up for several seconds. Bizarrely, I only experience this when not playing a game (e.g. browsing the web, checking email, programming).

Yes! That is exactly the symptom I was experience as well. It would happen on Win 7, Win 8 and Server 2012.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA "R331 Game Ready" Driver
2. Re: NVIDIA R331 Game Ready Oct 21, 2013, 15:37 Burrito of Peace
 
How stable are these? On both a 560ti and 660ti, anything above 314.22 were a crash prone mess on several different systems.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 19, 2013, 17:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 19, 2013, 16:25:
I know how to solve this. We could make two lines one for Arabs and one for everybody else. The Arabs would get a thorough search and interrogation and the Persians, Indians, Africans, Whites, Asians, and Latinos could pass through the other line mostly undisturbed.

Technically, Iranians (ala Persians) and much of north and east Africa are considered "Arabs".
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed Rivals AllDrive Trailer
1. Re: Need for Speed Rivals AllDrive Trailer Oct 19, 2013, 00:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Yet another NFS yawnfest.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs
11. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Announced for 64-bit PCs Oct 15, 2013, 13:57 Burrito of Peace
 
I want to get excited.

I will when actual screenshots of the game are released. I'm too old to fall for pre-rendered trailers, no matter how much I want another good, spaced based strategy game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Internet abandons the US Oct 14, 2013, 12:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Pigeon wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 11:49:
I tried to keep Cruz out... sorry about that guys

I did, too. Alas, we still lost out to a babbling Tea Party chimp.
 
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
39. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 14, 2013, 10:01 Burrito of Peace
 
I'm fairly happy with Mint as a day to day use OS. However, what most people point out here is correct;

Linux doesn't have the application base (including games!) to attract the mainstream base away from Microsoft's OS du jour on the PC. Maybe Valve can change that, maybe they can't.

However, Linux is dominating in the space where most users are now residing and that is the mobile/tablet market. Now, if someone can create a seamless user experience between their tablet to a larger work environment then maybe there is a chance for Linux. The only impediment to that transition will be enterprise class business applications such as Office.

 
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Space Wolves Plans
4. Re: Space Hulk: Space Wolves Plans Oct 11, 2013, 13:28 Burrito of Peace
 
I read that as Space Hulk: Dick Wolves and thought "Hell yeah, the Genestealers are fucked now!"

Disappointed.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Free Campaign Released
1. Re: Space Hulk Free Campaign Released Oct 7, 2013, 09:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Technically, I guess it is Purgatory when you walk through the walls and get stuck in the black bits.  
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
39. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 25, 2013, 08:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 22:56:
I said "might" - a word of nuance - the stuff you obviously don't comprehend.

Look, grab your joystick and go shoot the bad robot, adults are talking.


Get the fuck off my lawn, kid. I was playing Adventure and Zork on Microdata mainframes well before your father was spanking it to the Sears catalog.

The nuance is that the market doesn't give a damn about your attempt at literary pedantic attempts at back pedaling.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
14. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 24, 2013, 20:15 Burrito of Peace
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 19:59:
Get more women in the game industry and you might have more nuanced characters.

Right, because only women can write nuanced, intelligent and complex characters with depth. Way to play the gender retard card.

How about people just stop buying shitty games with cardboard cutouts for characters and instead buy games with the depth of storytelling one gets from a quality book?

Oh, yeah, that's because the majority of the market doesn't give a fuck. Ergo, a product is developed for the largest share of consumers who will buy it.
 
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News Comments > Valve Remains Bullish on Linux
39. Re: Valve Remains Bullish on Linux Sep 18, 2013, 11:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Fuck it, who cares.

I like bacon. Who doesn't like bacon? Bacon is fucking awesome. I know militant vegans who've crossed the line for bacon.

We need a game about bacon. That comes with a scratch and sniff sticker that, of course, smells of bacon. The soundtrack of the game is nothing but one long audio file of bacon sizzling in a pan. Oh, yeah, there should be a coupon in the case for a pound of free bacon. None of that pre-order shit, either. You buy the game, you get bacon. End of fucking story.

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News Comments > Valve Remains Bullish on Linux
35. Re: Valve Remains Bullish on Linux Sep 17, 2013, 23:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 17, 2013, 16:40:
Major improvements to the built-in search feature.

By "major improvements" you mean Microsoft simply turned on indexing for everything by default instead of off as it was in Windows 7? Sorry, Enahs, that doesn't cut it. If I do the same thing in Windows 7, I am just as "fast" as you are in Win8.

Further, task manager improvements were originally done by an application called Process Explorer done by Sysinternals...that Microsoft bought. You are literally using a third party tool not developed by Microsoft and giving Microsoft the credit for having done so.

You may like Windows 8, and more power to you, but cheerleading it with features that aren't in any way new or radical, or not even developed by Microsoft at all, isn't going to convince people like me who sat down with it, gave it a fair shake and came up with a multitude of technical reasons of why it was inferior to Windows 7.

That doesn't even include the fact that your average user, business or consumer, hates...HATES...the UI and feels as though they are being treated like a particularly retarded child.
 
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News Comments > Valve Remains Bullish on Linux
15. Re: Valve Remains Bullish on Linux Sep 16, 2013, 22:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 16, 2013, 20:46:
And again, Win 8 added a lot of great things.

"A lot" is a very generous gift to Microsoft. They added some minor system level improvements that could have been packaged in a service pack. However, any improvements perceived as positive by the public were immediately destroyed by the Metro/Modern/Massacre interface that they crammed on top of it.

They even decided that particular UX/UI abomination needed to taint their Server OS releases. About the only thing I like about Metro/Modern/Massacre on Server 2012 (which I use as a workstation OS, hence the GUI...otherwise Server Core for life) is that has about 10% of those god awful tiles than a standard Win 8 desktop. Even on the desktop environment itself, the window layouts and coloring look like something out of Gnome 2. They're ugly, look cheap and feel dated.

I can understand why a lot of users complain about it. Microsoft decided to take 30 years of user training and knowledge and dump it in to the grass as abruptly and brutally as possible so they could focus on trying to create a multiplatform, universal interface. Unfortunately, they couldn't even get that right and there seems to be no effort on their part to correct that misstep.

Where Linux is starting to gain traction is in distributions like Linux Mint. It looks very similar to "old" Windows that transitioning people to it is incredibly easy. I've got a dozen converts who took a day to get used to it and are off to the races with it. 4 of them have installed Steam and are enjoying the purchases they made on the Windows side on Mint without any further additional purchases.

Hell, I even got my Linux hating father to try Mint...and he's now spreading the word on his own.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 15, 2013, 10:05 Burrito of Peace
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Sep 15, 2013, 10:02:
Skyrim.

It's almost two years old, Bats. She had a good run and still is a Hell of a game but...new things come out and people move on. You'll always have Sovengarde.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Arma III
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Arma III Sep 12, 2013, 10:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Is Arma II fixed yet?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Sep 11, 2013, 19:24 Burrito of Peace
 
Flo wrote on Sep 11, 2013, 17:27:
That review of Gone Home makes me want to vomit. But what do you expect from a site called christ centered gamer.

Eh, I think it's fine. Regardless of the reviewer's belief system, or the name of the site, they rightly point out that Gone Home's storyline is incredibly cliche and seemingly done solely for the purpose of throwing it out to the viewer/player without so much as a byline of context about Sam or Lonny. Honestly, why should you care about them? They're cardboard cutouts.

Regardless of one's philosophical or religious outlook, shitty storytelling is shitty storytelling. Try to be less bigoted next time and focus on the content before you speak your reactionary idiocy.

Oh, yeah, just in case it comes up...I'm an atheist.
 
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