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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 > 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.

This comment was edited on Sep 18, 2013, 11:48.
 
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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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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements
10. Re: Battlefield 4 Beta Access and System Requirements Sep 9, 2013, 21:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 21:39:
nin wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 21:18:
Redmask wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 20:49:
Ok now I'm seeing the problem with these embedded tweets.

Yeah, I have to agree.


my eyes!!!

Blue, please, the embeds are horrible! Dizzy Rolleyes2 Newklear
 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
15. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 11:40 Burrito of Peace
 
Blue wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:24:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 9, 2013, 10:21:
WTF is up with the tweet spooge? This image was impossible to convey in encapsulating text or just a straight up link?

It seemed like using the Twitter embed was the easiest way to provide the context for this. I take it this has turned out to be a giant problem?

Like Verno said, Blue, it is jarring compared to the color scheme and layout of the site. For me, I come to BN for the fact that the news about gaming is easy to find, read and comment on without having to dig through pages of useless and distracting images where everything is either an embed of a video, animated GIF, screencap of some social media site or something else as asinine(coughKotakucough).

 
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News Comments > HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't
3. Re: HARDWARE: Shipbreakers was F2P; Homeworld: Shipbreakers Isn't Sep 9, 2013, 10:21 Burrito of Peace
 
WTF is up with the tweet spooge? This image was impossible to convey in encapsulating text or just a straight up link?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2013, 12:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Like I'm going to learn about gaming from a teacher at Hogwarts.  
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News Comments > BattleForge Closing After Next Month
2. Re: BattleForge Closing After Next Month Sep 7, 2013, 11:50 Burrito of Peace
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Sep 7, 2013, 10:24:
It's killing this industry and its consumers.

Perhaps that is a good thing. When this kind of ridiculousness dies, and puts the people out of work who instigated and propagated it, a new version will arise out of the ashes and taking gaming in a different direction.

 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Early Access
2. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Early Access Sep 6, 2013, 23:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Wasn't the original an incredibly buggy mess with really, really poor voice work by some Russian team?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
19. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 2, 2013, 19:09 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 2, 2013, 06:29:
Likely people running small scale ISP's or hosting services from their FIOS line, which I gotta admit is a kinda dickish move.

Why? While I do not have FIOS, my contract specifically states "unlimited usage". Don't offer it if you are unable or unwilling to provide it. Doesn't seem like a dickish move to me to legitimately use a service you are paying for.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 1, 2013, 23:07 Burrito of Peace
 
Nope, System Center tells no lies. Also, I never said my data transfer was for singular home user.

It's ~50TB for August. I have a 200TB private cloud that I run out of the house (but on a fiber connection) and the users that have access are digital packrats. Most people will be once they're free of the limitations of local, on-system disk access. My heaviest user generally shuffles about 12TB/month and my lightest user does about 2TB/month. Hell, most people won't even de-dupe their own data because they want backups of backups of backups of files...even if what they're uploading to has a multipath backup solution in place. That 4GB 1080p video file you shot of you fucking your girlfriend? That becomes 20GB, by itself, once you copy all the directories you forgot you hid copies in.

Also, 50TB/month is really not that hard of a number to hit if you're doing full and incremental replication over to colocated backups, have multiple users acquiring digital media and also running several server VM instances of popular games and applications. We're basically getting to the point that it is financially sensible to return to the old server/thin client model with real-time sharing even for a group of "home" users who are willing to share the cost equally.

The whole user to ISP, single point of connection, model is so incredibly dated and frought with problems that users, especially in the US, have been conditioned to just accept. There are certainly better ways to access and use data streams and those FIOS users have probably figured that out and started implementing it.

There's a reason cable providers are shitting their pants about the rollout of fiber to the home. It's changing the very fabric of data transmission the world over.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 1, 2013, 21:15 Burrito of Peace
 
You guys must exist in a very data sparse environment. My monthly traffic is ~50TB a month.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 22, 2013, 18:56 Burrito of Peace
 
LYNX FOREVER!  
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News Comments > Timelines: Assault on America in Next Month; New Trailer
1. Re: Timelines: Assault on America in Next Month; New Trailer Aug 22, 2013, 07:46 Burrito of Peace
 
I would have been much more interested had the player been able to play from the Japanese or German perspective.  
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