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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 > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2015, 17:12 Burrito of Peace
 
RE: California Water Shortages

This is actually a battle I am fighting right now here in Central Texas. We have a water rights war going on between land owners and large corporations like Aqua, Perdenales and others that are drilling in to aquifers and sucking them dry so that they, the large corporations, can ship that water to places like California for an insane profit while fucking over the land owners on the aquifer who have wells and for whom connecting to a municipal water system just isn't an option either due to a total lack of availability or the astronomical cost of running miles of pipe just to connect to such a system.

Hell, there are some counties whose officials are firmly in the pocket of such corporations who are trying to make it illegal to setup rain water collection and caching. It's insane how badly corporatism has destroyed the United States.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 15, 2015, 01:01 Burrito of Peace
 
"Rogue-like"? Pass.

How about making a game that isn't a carbon clone with a different color palette of 900 million other games?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 12, 2015, 09:40 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 12, 2015, 05:43:
You can't say "I'm going to rape you in the ass" or "I'm going to enjoy choking you until you die." Those are threats.


Yes, you can. Sure, in most cases, it makes you a reprehensible asshole but without any follow through, they're protected speech under the First Amendment here in the States and that's been held up in many, many court cases.

Think back on your life and tell me that at no point have you ever said "I'm going to kill you", even in jest with friends. Do you want to be locked up for something that is obviously a joke?
 
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News Comments > Australia Tries New Classification System
6. Re: Australia Tries New Classification System Mar 11, 2015, 15:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Fuck Australia.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Play Dragon Age: Inquisition free for six hours on Xbox One this week. Mar 11, 2015, 11:17 Burrito of Peace
 
And never make it out of the Hinterlands!  
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News Comments > Steam Machines in November
16. Re: Steam Machines in November Mar 5, 2015, 22:16 Burrito of Peace
 
A lot of those systems are really overpriced for some really weak hardware inside of them.

They're all just mITX systems. I was a lot more impressed when we were originally shown Piston.
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
53. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 10:26 Burrito of Peace
 
I believe there is a larger plan afoot here other than a single title.

Valve has, to some degree, invested in *nix. While Steam Machines may, or may not, become a reality, there is still active development being done on SteamOS. I believe this is to allow Valve employees to gain both experience and insight in to the most popular kernel in the world as well as derivatives thereof. Valve is now also heavily pushing Vulkan which is platform independent and scalable for many different type of video architectures. They are also very active on its steering committee.

I believe that Valve wants Steam to become a platform that runs natively on everything from their upcoming VR efforts to phones, tablets, PCs and possibly even backend applications. I am sure they would like to offer people the ability to transition seamlessly from using an application on their phone or tablet to their PC/HTPC/console when they get home, whatever those devices might be.

Valve, as a company, is certainly not stupid. They have to be aware that phones and tablets are just going to continue to increase in hardware capability. They had to notice, for example, that the Surface Pro is considered a tablet yet can easily replace 90% of what traditional laptops can do. Not only can the Surface Pro do what a laptop can do, it can do so just as, if not moreso, powerfully and for a lot longer on battery power alone. It is safe to assume that companies like Apple and Samsung are working on devices that can offer respective performance on iOS and Android as well.

How Source 2 ties in to that is really obvious. To be able to offer that seamless cross-platform experience, you need something to drive it and Source 2 is it for the opening round. This is especially clear with this: "Valve announced that it will be releasing a Vulkan-compatible version of the Source 2 engine. Vulkan is a cross-platform, cross-vendor 3D graphics API that allows game developers to get the most out of the latest graphics hardware, and ensures hardware developers that there is a consistent, low overhead method of taking advantage of products."

Consistency across all platforms? Low overhead? If I have a well built PC, why does low overhead matter? Because low overhead means that I can expect good performance on devices that aren't my ridiculously overpowered PC, such as my Note 3.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. HWRC Bugs Mar 2, 2015, 08:06 Burrito of Peace
 
For those who are new to the game, and haven't finished it, please skip this post as it will contain spoilers. For the rest:

I had something maddening happen on the very last mission to retake Hiigara. I've got Strike Group 1 headed to the Emperor's mothership to kick his ass and, just as they're about to reach him, the in-game cutscene kicks in when the Turanic Rebels show up to help me out. This jerks me all the way back to the Mothership and, from then on, hitting the space bar to get to the overview map just stops working. So for the entire mission, I have to keeping switching focus between my Strike Groups just to keep tabs on the battlefield. Further, I have to break formation for Strike Group 1 or otherwise they won't proceed further towards the enemy Mothership. If they are in formation, they just...stop and float around. I can replicate this issue every time on that particular mission.

Also, I forget which mission number it is, but it's the mission where the ion array frigates show up (the ones that have those four petal shaped arrays that open up). I can salvage all of them but the moment the last one enters the Mothership, the game crashes. Every. Single. Time. In Homeworld Classic, this doesn't cause the game to crash. Given that HW1 RM uses that stupid sliding difficulty scale from HW2, I need all the damned firepower I can get and this is NOT helpful as not having them sets you at a huge disadvantage for the following mission!
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
23. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 18:48 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston, I have to say, if that's the way you played it...you sucked at it and didn't understand the mechanics at all.

I routinely took on fleets that were double, sometimes more, the size of my fleet and came out on top with an acceptable loss rate. Formations, tactics, mobility, and unit awareness are critical to being victorious in the Homeworld universe.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
6. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 25, 2015, 14:52 Burrito of Peace
 
My Collector's Edition was delayed in Dallas due to, allegedly, "weather".

I might get it tomorrow. Bummed.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
68. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 22:43 Burrito of Peace
 
^
Fitting.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer & Mod Details
8. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer & Mod Details Feb 24, 2015, 22:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Just got notification from Amazon that my order for the CE had shipped and will arrive tomorrow!  
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer & Mod Details
7. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer & Mod Details Feb 24, 2015, 21:04 Burrito of Peace
 
TangledThorns wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 19:18:
Fail for using Sail in their trailer.

Yeah...talk about absolutely not getting the atmosphere of the original games!

Also, what's with this "save humanity" bullshit? While the Taidani, Vaegyr and Kushan people are humanoid, they aren't human at all!
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
52. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 17:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 16:18:
It's like some of you get off on giving those of us who are looking forward to this game a hard time...and it's sickening...

This explains it.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
29. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 13:59 Burrito of Peace
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 13:46:
Are you complaining because they are taking the time to fix and polish the game...

Like they claimed they did with GTAIV?

Sorry, but this game is probably going to be a goddamned disaster at launch and will probably be half-assed patched for a short bit and then abandoned.

 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer
8. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Trailer Feb 21, 2015, 08:36 Burrito of Peace
 
Darks wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 03:12:
Slashman wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 00:35:
Lorcin wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 21:45:
TL:DW Actually got so bored by the guys voice halfway through the video I turned it off. That doesn't bode well.

It doesn't bode well for your attention span or his career as a narrator? Because I'm not sure what that has to do with the actual game.

Thats just the tutorial dude. its not that way in the game.

I'm not even sure that's in the tutorial, just a voice over for this PR vid. The narrator sounds like nothing in either of the Homeworld games.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Deadly TradeMarked
18. Re: Elite: Deadly TradeMarked Feb 20, 2015, 11:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Given that Elite is, in fact, a sandbox style spacesim, I have yet another question about it.

How does Elite compare to X3: TA and X3: AP in terms of "sandboxy-ness"?
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Trailer
2. Re: Homeworld Remastered Trailer Feb 19, 2015, 11:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 11:21:
My wallet is ready, let's do this.

My wallet was ready in September when I pre-ordered the Collector's Edition.

God damn, the next six days are going to be painful.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
22. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 20:47 Burrito of Peace
 
May increase your penis length by 10 inches*


*or not. All claims subject to whatever loophole our lawyers find.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Mars One narrows applicant pool to 100 potential dead Martians. Feb 18, 2015, 10:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Will return 20 years later with Valentine Michael Smith.  
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