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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 > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 1, 2012, 00:51 Burrito of Peace
 
SectorEffector wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 21:15:
No PC case dev have made a nice solid alum case with the same features, albiet I love my CM Stacker which is a beast... just doesn't look nearly as sexy and runs pretty loud.

Meh, I rackmount my systems now. It's cleaner looking, easier to cable manage and keep clean. Also, I can tell at a glance how all the systems are doing instead of just one at a time. Even my gaming system is in a 4U chassis that has better axial flow than any "enthusiast" case I have ever owned.

I have never been a fan of the Apple aluminum cases because they all look like Bosch dishwashers. I guess that's cool if that's your thing but I like my systems to be more technology, less dishpan hands.

This comment was edited on Sep 1, 2012, 08:53.
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
25. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Aug 31, 2012, 18:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Ruffiana wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 18:01:

Mission Architect was never designed to bring subs back. It was just one feature of many in an attempt to stem the loss of players over time.

It was presented to us as the feature designed to perk up the sagging numbers. We never heard about anything else.

Ruffiana wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 18:01:
Lot of mistakes made with MA and how it was implemented, but the underlying idea of letting people who've invented a superhero character also write their own story content to play and sahre was a good idea no matter how you spin it.

I agree it is a good idea. I appreciate your input and clarification on the matter. It certainly lets me know there was a lot more going on that we were told of. Though, I guess in hindsight, I shouldn't be surprised. The communication within NCA was always terrible, let alone between NCA and the various studios.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success
58. Re: Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success Aug 31, 2012, 17:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 12:24:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 12:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 10:53:
Okay, I played to level 4 last night, and I am rather overwhelmed...

I know you were being serious but I laughed so hard when reading your post. It was like listening to my mom trying to figure out how to work the blu-ray player.

Now I really feel old...

Creston

Let me help you out of your chair grandma...
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
18. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Aug 31, 2012, 17:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Ruffiana wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 17:33:
When I was laid off from Paragon almost two years ago, I thought they had another 6mos, maybe a year left in them. I was wrong apparently. They managed to scrape by for another 22 months.

I'm sad to see my friends and former co-workers set loose today, but I'm confident they'll find greener pastures soon enough.

Admittedly, it's always a bummer when people you know personally get handed a setback that alters their life. You know how stressful it's going to be for them.

Still, I remember hearing about the Mission Architect and saying "Really? That's your plan to bring the sub numbers back up?". It didn't go over well. It reeked of desperation at the time.
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed
16. Re: City of Heroes to End; Paragon Studios Closed Aug 31, 2012, 17:27 Burrito of Peace
 
TheRedfox wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 16:33:
NCSoft posted a $6M loss last quarter (rumored to be mainly from AION). It's a shame that CoH had to feel the pain from this.

The writing on the wall for CoH/CoV and Paragon has been apparent for a touch more than three years now. Aion was a bloodbath...and that was largely due to hubris. Oh sure, North American players just love Korean grindfests run with no effective control over RMT, ineffectual safeguards against hacking and more spam in game than actual chat. How could that not make billions?

I think the only thing NC has left that is profitable in the states is Guild Wars. Auto Assault = Crashed and burned. Tabula Rasa = Crashed and burned after blowing through more money than several AAA titles put together use for budgets. Dungeon Runners = crashed and burned (but only because the publisher didn't know what to do with it. The development team was great and it had a wicked sense of humor that was smart). Lineage 2 was is being milked to death. Wildstar is going to crash and burn, too. It's space WoW with nothing about it that truly sets it apart from the already badly overpopulated MMO market.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success Aug 31, 2012, 12:37 Burrito of Peace
 
DeadlyAccurate wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 11:48:
I'm only now (level 25) starting to see groups working together to use their combo abilities. (Even though I still see people foolishly moving out of my healing fields. FFS, people, the white rings are good! Quit running out of them!)

I guess that has to be hold-over experience from other MMOs. I play in a small guild populated only by people that know each other directly and in the flesh. Because we are so small (there are only 6 of us), we had to learn back in GW1 to play as a unit and have skills that supported and complemented one another.

So far, in GW2, that has really, really paid off for us. Boss fights don't feel like they take very long and no one person in the party feels like they are under any great pressure. One of the things I have noticed is that none of the bosses seem to pick just one attacker and grind on them until they, or the attacker, is dead. They seem to spread the love, or pain, around.

I think it also helps if you play with a group that selects professions based upon how well that profession will round out the group's play dynamics.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success
19. Re: Guild Wars 2 Bans; Sales Success Aug 31, 2012, 12:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2012, 10:53:
Okay, I played to level 4 last night, and I am rather overwhelmed...

I know you were being serious but I laughed so hard when reading your post. It was like listening to my mom trying to figure out how to work the blu-ray player.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2012, 19:37 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 19:32:
I'm pretty sure nin will be raring everything with encryption, no matter what it is.

No doubt. But, still, how many average users are going to do that?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2012, 19:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 17:54:
For vital documents (tax info, payroll info, offer letters, etc) I can understand your reluctance so for those things you just find a alternative solution.

I store nothing on devices I do not directly control. However, look upthread:

nin wrote on Aug 27, 2012, 15:24:

Even if I dump in...forms (taxes etc), pictures...

I'm pretty sure nin isn't stupid and those forms aren't filled out. However, he's the exception, not the rule. If you bet that the majority of users of public services are mouthbreathing morons who can't multiply 3 by 9 to get 27, then you're at a good start in understanding just how broad the surface area is for attack vectors. They will dump in pictures of their kids, of personally identifying events or situations plus the information needed to commit identity theft.

Think about it, how many people use the same login/email and password combo for multiple sites? How many stories have we read recently in the news where Forum X gets broken in to and now Yahoo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other high profile entities are also compromised? TONS. Even if they're relatively the same story about a single event or small number of events, it's enough of a distribution to hit a demographic much wider than the actual demographic effected.

Then we start seeing sensationalist news articles and reports on television of "CAN A PEDOPHILE PERV YOUR KID WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE? FILM AT 11!!!eleventy!one" or "HACKERS ARE USING YOUR INfO TO RACK UP THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN FRAUDULENT PORN CHARGES!" They always go with a a fearful yet slightly salacious angle because the media knows that in the US marketplace, that shit sells. Fear is currently a better bait than sex. That's really fucking sad and yet we're doing our best to propogate the basis for that fear. Why? All it does is lead to old men in a big white marble building to make stupid decisions in an effort to win their reelection bids.

We're seeing it happen already. Why on earth are we moving to systems where the security to protect them is so nascent that it may as well be wet tissue paper? Sure, I can't break an EC2 cluster...but then it's not my job to do so, either. Were it, you can bet that it would eventually go down because what it stores is worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Real money to people who want to use it in a fraud industry worth hundreds of billions. Further, there's absolutely no recourse available to the consmuer, or punitive damages agaisnt the storage hosting companies, when that data is stolen, compromised and then used illicitly. When it happens to a large corporation that has enough money to pour in to a lawsuit against the cloud providers, that is the only time we're actually going to see if the EULA of "We can act like retarded baboons and you can't sue us" will actually hold weight in court. Until then, your average consumer doesn't have the financial or legal resources to effectively protect themselves from the incompetence and/or malfeasence of a company who has fucked them over by allowing their systems to be compromised.

It's not me that I worry about, it's the snowball effect that worries me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2012, 15:56 Burrito of Peace
 
It could be that I am paranoid but I can't quite bring myself to trust my data, and access to it, to a third party who has unconditional access and control over the storage medium and I don't. That just screams to me of a security breach waiting to happen.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 26, 2012, 18:04 Burrito of Peace
 
a7m2 wrote on Aug 26, 2012, 17:37:
Even GFWL is behaving nice and properly.


And this is how I know you are batshit crazy.

GFWL has never, in the history of the universe and All That Never Was, behaved either nice or properly.

You, madame, are a shill. A paid shill. We shall have none of that. To you I say "Good day, sir! GOOD DAY!"
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
24. Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 21:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Fion wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 21:46:
It's easy to join in a party, no matter if others are in offerflow or not. If your in different overflow instances or not, join group and right click on portrait and select 'join in'. You'll automatically be switched to the right 'server'.

Except it doesn't work and hasn't since 2am. Hence my frustration.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins
14. Re: Guild Wars 2 Head Start Begins Aug 25, 2012, 19:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Loving it so far. Everything everyone said upthread +50.

However, the thing that is seriously pissing me off is that my family plays together and trying to join each other, even in the overflow queues, is fucking impossible. We've been playing since 8am and only ONCE have the four of us landed in the same place. Clicking "Join In" doesn't seem to do shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 24, 2012, 18:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 17:51:
The only problem is, some people can't install that stuff on work machines. Even though they let you browse stuff at work.

If that is the case, then quite honestly, you need to do your personal browsing at home.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 24, 2012, 16:24 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 12:40:
And by the way, can Huffington post get a NSFW tag please, or even better, never be linked to at all? Their stupid ass flash player starts without user intervention and can NOT be paused nor stopped... which is pretty hilarious given that a flash video player only needs to do 2 things.. play stuff when I ask it to play stuff, and not play stuff when I ask it not to play stuff.


If only there were extensions that prevented that from happening...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2012, 14:48 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 14:35:
We moved to forefront, and while it doesn't catch everything (and let's be honest, what does) it at least doesn't try and tie up huge amounts of proc time, like the previous.

I keep pushing to move to Forefront as it has worked out well on the development servers but some jackass tied us to a three year deal with Eset.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2012, 14:08 Burrito of Peace
 
My employer is glacially getting a clue. First they started off with Symantec Endpoint (total and absolute garbage), then they moved to McAfee (She's a BRICK...house) and now we're on NOD32 which, while still craptastic, is better than the previous two.  
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News Comments > 38 Studios Assets & IP To Be Sold
13. Re: 38 Studios Assets & IP To Be Sold Aug 24, 2012, 08:25 Burrito of Peace
 
I snagged a couple of servers from a business liquidation for less than 10% of their retail value and they were less than a year old.

So, if you're in the area...you could score some cool deals on equipment.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
56. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 20, 2012, 08:15 Burrito of Peace
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 22:52:
To which I have to ask at what point (I'm guessing when you're playing pee-swords with another 40 yr old man) do you ask yourself, why? Why do we need to focus on being less intelligent?

Bah, I don't even really care; but Pitchford is clearly a backwater jackboot focusing on degradation of the mind as he does.


You were 747ed.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
36. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 21:40 Burrito of Peace
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:37:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:26:
The opinion you express here is the REAL issue. Nobody cares anymore.
You do realize this is a video game website right?

That's unpossible! Because, like, earlier in the thread, this game is a clear and strident warning about the downfall of man or whatever. It's, like, important!
 
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