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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 > Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions
13. Re: Tim Schaefer Addresses Spacebase DF-9 Questions Sep 22, 2014, 10:19 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 10:01:
Did they charge $25 and plan to make a $25 game, and have scaled back what it does to a $8 game?

They scaled it back to a $4.99 game. It's like Sims in Space, with a lot less functioning features.
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans
24. Re: Double Fine Taking Heat for Spacebase DF-9 Release Plans Sep 20, 2014, 21:05 Burrito of Peace
 
This is straight up bullshit. DF clearly fucked over the people who bought in to DF-9, myself included, by releasing a string of largely marginal and useless "updates" that did little, if anything at all, to address some of the more crippling bugs in the game. For example, we STILL have NPCs that stand around inside the base in the early stages of the game and do nothing. It's not that their needs are being met, their behavior is flatout broken. DF's "response"? Start a new base.

I understand that there is some element of risk in backing a prototype. However, the creator of that prototype has an obligation to do their utmost to see that the prototype is completed to a Rev. 1 spec and released to compete in the market. If it fails, so be it. That's how markets work. However, simply abandoning the product while still in development because you can't do it while leaving the investors/backers holding the bag, without at least attempting to return some of the investment seed, is called bad faith in almost every situation where it happens.

The features that were promised to entice investment in to the prototype were, in my belief, never intended to be delivered. They were laid out as carrots to bring in as much cash as possible while hoping they could achieve a certain grade of product that was below what was expected without arousing too much ire or public attention.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 19, 2014, 08:32 Burrito of Peace
 
Why not just make the concept of Coventry a real thing? It would remove the criminal element from society and the money spent containing the condemned within Coventry would be far less than what we spend on prisons, guards, prison medical, et al ad nausuem.

 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
27. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 19, 2014, 08:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Does this game feature a 104 pound character with 10 foot tall hair, a completely and ridiculously unbalanced 20 foot long sword and unresolved daddy issues?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. OS X 10.9.5 released Sep 18, 2014, 10:06 Burrito of Peace
 
So, when they hit 10.9.9, are they then going to still call it OS XI or just add another decimal point?  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $53M
3. Re: Star Citizen Passes $53M Sep 17, 2014, 21:57 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 21:54:
I still don't understand why, two years on, people are still throwing hundreds and thousands of dollars each at Chris Roberts. Not complaining, just not comprehending.

Dizzy

Because I think they really want a new Wing Commander, or something very near it, and that's what he's promising.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 17, 2014, 20:30 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 15:40:
If anyone is interested in learning more about CPU history from a system builders prospective (or just like reading about it as much as possible, like I do), there's a very detailed retrospective over at RED HILL. I guess they were a system builder in Australia for the longest time, don't know if they're still around. Some really good bits of history there, though. It's been an exciting read...

EDIT: There's a companion article about the history of the GPU at TECHSPOT...more geared to us gamers than the CPU one...

=-Rigs-=

Those were great, Rigs, thanks! They brought back some seriously fond memories for me. They also made me realize just how much "tuning" has changed. Now, systems are little more than Lego sets and we're I/O bound instead of FSB or clock cycle bound like we used to be. I admit that I miss those old days because it felt like more of an achievement to overclock by 16 or 33Mhz. Now, you click on a button in "visual BIOS" and the board does all the work for you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 17, 2014, 15:48 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 14:44:
Hey, I'm just glad it's not 8-bit. Also, you can't do photo realism for $60K.

Also, is it me, or does Emily bear a striking resemblance to Samus?


True. I was just taking the piss, as it were.

I don't know. I know that Samus is...Metroid, I think? I didn't grow up on consoles outside of an Atari 2600. By the time The NES came out, I had an Atari ST in my room that I was playing on.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 13:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Another Logitech G13 user here.

I'll never, ever, ever use a traditional M+B setup again. Micromovements FTW!
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 17, 2014, 13:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:48:
Technically not the Executive Branch. Whether that holds up in reality is to be debated, but there ARE judges who don't let the government just rampantly run roughshod over the law and the Constitution.

And they're all stuck in night court.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 17, 2014, 13:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:56:
Looks awful. One more retro-style game to throw on to the mountainous heap.

The 90s were an awesome time for graphics. I'm sure glad we never developed the technology to progress past that point, either in hardware or software.

I mean can you imagine having the hardware today that would have been able to render near photorealistic environments while still providing deep and compelling gameplay? I know it's just a pipe dream but, man, that would be so awesome.
 
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News Comments > GRID Autosport - Touring Legends Pack Released
1. Re: GRID Autosport - Touring Legends Pack Released Sep 16, 2014, 20:28 Burrito of Peace
 
A Volvo and the Alfa Romeo 155 (the Italian equivalent of an Escort) are "classic" cars? Since when?

Classic touring cars are the Aston Martin DB5 Zagato, the Jaguar E-Type Series II, the Ferrari 166 Inter and the Maserati A6.

The original GRID was awesome but Codemasters seems intent on fucking the chicken as hard as possible with this franchise.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 16, 2014, 18:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 18:01:
o_O What the hell kinda sites do you hang out on???

Off the top of my head, I've seen that behavior on the following websites:

  • Reddit

  • Imgur

  • Fark


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    News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary
    13. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fable Anniversary Sep 12, 2014, 23:35 Burrito of Peace
     
    Does it work with a 360 controller? If so, I'm good.  
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    News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Lords of the Black Sun
    4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Lords of the Black Sun Sep 12, 2014, 22:30 Burrito of Peace
     
    eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 20:57:
    Either way, bog standard "paint stars your color" 4x... not worth your time if you are already sick of the genre as a whole and just look for something new or intelligent.

    Agreed. Just played it for about an hour and the management screens are...painful. Think MOO3 painful. Also, it seems rather crash-prone for me. Three crashes in the same hour. And, of course, it's not like it throws an error log or a report to tell you why it crashes. Nope, it just does.

    Also, you can clearly tell that the development team are not native English speakers. The text descriptions, and oh God are there ever text blocks...text blocks for EVERYTHING, don't read correctly as they are very clumsy and awkward. Also, I noticed that some sentences in the descriptions just stop mid-sentence as if the text box that comes up has a hard character limit that the devs accidentally went over.

    I'd recommend waiting for this to go on a Steam sale and after it's had a few patches.
     
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    News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Lords of the Black Sun
    2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Lords of the Black Sun Sep 12, 2014, 20:55 Burrito of Peace
     
    Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 20:27:
    I simply cannot see this without singing Black Hole Sun.

    Funny, every time I see the name of this title, I am reminded of the Emperor of the Fading Suns title from many years ago.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 12, 2014, 10:53 Burrito of Peace
     
    That was cool article on the wastewater treatment facility.

    One thing they didn't address is how do they detoxify the water from the medical waste that's in it? Bleach is awesome but can it truly clean water from the sheer amount of pharmaceuticals that millions of people have in their waste?
     
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    News Comments > AU Game Price Inflation
    5. Re: AU Game Price Inflation Sep 12, 2014, 10:51 Burrito of Peace
     
    Having been to Melbourne and Sydney this year on vacation, I noticed that the price markups were insane.

    I think what blew my mind the most was that a can of refried beans that would normally retail for around .45-.69 cents was over three dollars US! THREE GODDAMNED DOLLARS! FOR BEANS!

    Everything is ridiculously overpriced and even overhead, like shipping, distribution, and import tariffs (if any), can't explain a 600% cost difference.

    I had seriously thought of emigrating to Oz but, yeah, the insane inflation of goods and housing killed it for me.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
    3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 12, 2014, 10:35 Burrito of Peace
     
    Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 10:21:
    Very frustrating to hear about these things. You have to do this thing and if you don't like it then your only recourse is our secret court process that you are guaranteed to lose or a 250k daily fee. Unreal.

    Welcome to Amerika.
     
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    News Comments > Star Trek: Alien Domain Announced
    20. Re: Star Trek: Alien Domain Announced Sep 12, 2014, 10:32 Burrito of Peace
     
    If anyone owns StarDrive, there's an excellent mod out for it called Star Trek Shattered Alliance. It offers a boatload of game improvements, tweaks and a much deeper research tree.  
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