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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest
2. Re: The 13th Doll: A Fan Game of The 7th Guest Aug 6, 2015, 23:15 Burrito of Peace
Shy Gypsy Slyly Shyly Tryst By My Crypt.  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
3. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 6, 2015, 10:41 Burrito of Peace
I appreciate the QotD, it's funny as Hell.

As an aside, do these people never take a public speaking course? Interviews like this are always full of interrupted sentences and incomplete thoughts.
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Aug 5, 2015, 16:17 Burrito of Peace
PHJF wrote on Aug 5, 2015, 13:00:
So clearly the guy advising against 6700k was wrong. Overclocks well, costs the same, runs fine, and the new z170 mainboards look awesome.

However, if you're already running either a 4770K or 4790K proc on a Z97 or X99 platform, there's not enough of a performance upgrade to really justify shelling out a ton of cash for a new proc, board, memory type, and specific SSD model to gain the maximum gain possible.

At this stage of CPU technology, we're at the point where almost everything produced in the past 5 years is fast enough for almost all users. How many of the games that we play are actually mulithreaded? Do I care any longer that my OS boots up 1.8 seconds faster than it did on the systems that I built a year ago? Hell, it's only within this year that we're starting to see 64bit become not just useable but a requirement, yet 64bit OSes have been available for more than a decade and 64bit procs have been out for very nearly a decade.

Broadwell was, for Intel, a massive stumble with delays and manufacturing problems plus getting itself kicked in the pants by the older Haswell and Haswell-E parts. Skylake is a recovery from that stumble but it's not enough because we're hitting the wall with Moore's. I think when we see a more widespread adoption of stackable memory (Whether AMD's HBA, Samsung's Triwhatever, or Intel-Micron's 3D Xpoint) and silicon-germanium wafers that that will be the time when we see the kinds of performance leaps we've become accustomed to for most of our lives. Right now, though, it's all just really incremental and not very large increments at that.

I was waiting to buy a Sager laptop with both a Skylake and 980M 8GB in it but, unless something from the mobile parts reveal at IDF in 13 days is OMGWTFBBQ, I don't really see a point in holding off that much longer.

I had great hopes for Skylake but now I'm rather disappointed.
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Trailer
9. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Trailer Aug 4, 2015, 17:51 Burrito of Peace

I'll play it, I like the premise. Tired of "RAH RAH SUPER AWESOME US SOLDIER IS GREATEST THING EVAR!" shit.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 23:12 Burrito of Peace
Upgraded to Win10 Pro when it came out, used the custom settings to disable everything, have it installed on an 840 Pro and running a 980. Zero problems, zero disk spikes, and boot up times ~10 sec mark.

Have another box that is roughly the same, except with an 850 Pro, double the memory, and it also has zero issues, zero disk spikes and boot up times ~10 sec mark.

The first system is a 4770K based system and the other one is a Xeon based system.

I have no regrets in upgrading. Win10 is a fine platform for me to game on. YMMV.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2015, 16:05 Burrito of Peace
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 10:19:
It would be nice to get a break from the humidity for a few days. After the winter we had I shouldn't bitch too much but when its this humid even grilling is a chore.

Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh

Y'all are too cute. 102F with 30% humidity...and it's not even the hottest part of the day, yet.
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed
25. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 21:34 Burrito of Peace
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 15:46:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 13:29:
Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting

No! That is exactly what I did NOT want to picture, dammit!!

I laughed long and hard at your response, Creston. I sincerely thank you so very much for providing that laugh.
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News Comments > Steam Security Hole Closed
18. Re: Steam Security Hole Closed Jul 27, 2015, 13:29 Burrito of Peace
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 12:40:
The thought of a Steam glory hole just makes me shudder...

Picture it, if you will:

A naked Gaben squatting in a steamy little 3x3 cubicle, a hole cut in to the wall. Sweat rolls down his quivering jowls to drip on to his flabby man-boobs resting atop the swell of his greasy and sweat-sheened belly.

A cock pushes through the hole and, in an instant, Gaben has his faced mashed against the wall as hard as he can, gurgling and choking while his head bounces back and forth.

On the other side, Gordan Freeman leans against the wall, a big shit eating grin on his face. Just before he finishes, he whispers "Let me give you the seed of inspiration for Half-Life 3" and then flat out bricks in Gaben's mouth.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 11:31 Burrito of Peace
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 11:08: they added a half a person a day into the mix.

Man, why you gotta go and hate on double amputees like that?
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
17. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 11:05 Burrito of Peace
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 10:45:
So what version of Linux or OSX you running?

Korora 21 with the 4.0.7 kernel...but nevermind that now.

I've been running the 10240 build which became the RTM/Gold build. I upgraded smoothly over the top of an 8.1 Pro install. So far, it works very, very well. I made some tweaks to alter the way the interface and OS behaves to suit my preferences.

A couple of things that I noticed right off the bat was that I was experiencing better FPS at a lower hardware temperature level. Another was that old games that flatout wouldn't start under 8.1 would now work just fine (SFC 1, 2, and 3. Armada 1 and 2. A couple of others.)

I like it for gaming and I'll be upgrading to the retail release when it hits.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Into the Black Jul 20, 2015, 21:27 Burrito of Peace
LittleMe wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 21:25:
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 20, 2015, 19:40:
But....that's socialism! [/outrage]. These customers would be much better off with the private market that won't actually service them.

Umm.. No. People solving their own problems is by definition the private sector at work. That's not socialist. Private market/sector delivering services doesn't necessarily mean profit or business motive.

Now if they begged, pleaded and complained for the government to do it, then yes that would be socialist.

I think your sarcasm detector is broken.
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 11, 2015, 12:51 Burrito of Peace
This is an amazing show and I am consistently impressed with both its quality and accuracy.  
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News Comments >'s Windows 10 Support
38. Re:'s Windows 10 Support Jul 9, 2015, 08:08 Burrito of Peace
Sepharo wrote on Jul 9, 2015, 01:35:
I guess all the enterprises we work with just don't give a shit.

They must not because all the ones I've worked for would have had, or would have, a fucking stroke.
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News Comments >'s Windows 10 Support
34. Re:'s Windows 10 Support Jul 8, 2015, 23:40 Burrito of Peace
Sepharo wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 23:06:
If you guys aren't installinglassic shell on your...Server 2012 you're crazy.

"Hey, boss. Can I install a third party application on our Windows Server based servers from an untrusted vendor*?"

"Does it meet compliance**?"

"Well, no."

"Get out of my office. I'll have someone bring you a box so that you can clear out your desk."

*Trusted vendors (MS, RHEL, VMWare, Cisco, etc) are a huge deal in large enterprise environments. Anything that could possibly lower uptime and stability are huge no-noes.

**Compliance is also another big deal. This means that all of your servers follow a procedure for racking all the way to deployment. Usually, any deviation from that has to have a justifiable BUC (Business Use Case). "It makes it pretty" is not even close to a justifiable BUC.
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News Comments >'s Windows 10 Support
31. Re:'s Windows 10 Support Jul 8, 2015, 22:49 Burrito of Peace
NKD wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 13:30:
Every new Windows versions you get these old crusty open-source fucks coming out of the woodwork...

I guess I am one of those "old crusty open-source fucks" now since I use Linux for ~90% of my computer usage. However, Windows 10 is fucking awesome. I keep a drive in one of the bays with Windows installed just so that I can game. Windows 10 is what Windows 8 should have been. I'm not entirely excited about some of the changes they've made but they'll be easy enough to revert, disable, or eliminate.

Windows still won't replace Linux is my day to day driver, though.

Flatline wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 14:22:
Windows 8 under the hood is pretty good actually from an objective point of view and is a significant step forward from even Windows 7.

It absolutely is a significant step forward from Windows 7. I wish they'd step away from a monolithic kernel and embrace a more modern shell though. MAX_PATH limiting file paths to 255 is astoundingly fucking stupid and kludging around with a \\?\ prefix is just asinine. If that's the fix, why not just automatically prefix all file paths with it?

Flatline wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 14:22:
Server 2012 is a serious piece of software and their HyperV environment makes serious in-roads into VMWare's virtualization platform if you're an all-microsoft shop.

This. 2012R2 is the best Windows Server that has ever been. I'm not quite sure that Hyper-V is closing in on VMWare, though. There's a lot left to be desired when comparing Hyper-V to ESXI. AD is still the best schema implementation of LDAP and setting up an AD server or forest is infinitely easier now than it was even as recently as 2008R2. Or any role, for that matter.

Flatline wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 14:22:
Plus I know it's a total throwback to the old days but Powershell rocks once you get used to it. And there's no excuse to not get used to it since these days GUI just gets ported over to Powershell and you can check a box and look at the script the GUI generated before it runs.

PowerShell implementation and improvement is a direct result of Microsoft's attempts at competing with Red Hat. I found it amusing that Microsoft is now including SSH in to PowerShell. "Now you can control both your Linux AND your Windows servers from the same command line!" the announcement said. I guess if you're an all Windows shop who is just dabbling in Linux and the person behind the console is WinServer biased, that would be a selling point. However, in almost every enterprise environment I've been in, RHEL/CentOS servers have outnumbered Windows servers usually by 10:1 or more.

Flatline wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 14:22:
Metro is what sunk Windows 8. Fucking metro. They even put it in Server 2012. Who the fuck has ever heard of a tablet/phone touch interface on a goddamn SERVER OS!

I remember when we got our preview builds of Server 2012 and I literally said "What the fuck is this shit? Why the FUCK would I need a Metro interface when Server Manager is where I'm going to be spending 99% of my GUI interaction in?" I guess you could install Server Manager on something like a Surface Pro where a touch style interface might be needed but I can't really see a usage case for a tablet monitoring or administrating a server unless it's an absolute, catastrophic, dire emergency. Even then, who doesn't have a laptop handy?

Weird shit.

Also, I hope that Win10 fixes the problems with getting Star Trek Armada I and II and Starfleet Command I, II, and III working from GOG. Without doing some ridiculous alterations, those simply don't run in Windows 8 (though SFC 3 kinda does in software rendering so long as you don't change any of the defaults).
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Gameplay Video
40. Re: No Man's Sky Gameplay Video Jul 7, 2015, 19:59 Burrito of Peace
bigspender wrote on Jul 7, 2015, 19:37:

I hope your keyboard came with a caps lock key.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jul 6, 2015, 10:17 Burrito of Peace
Invariably, the average user always go for the path of least resistance. Whether that be a computer, car, fridge, phone, or whatever else. So long as it is easy to obtain, requires no skill to operate, and presents no challenge to the user, the average user will snatch up that product vociferously.

I worked for Apple in Apple Enterprise back when they were taking their second shot at the enterprise market with the Xserve and, later, XSAN. They tried the above approach with enterprise storage and servers and, predictably, it failed horribly. That's not a market that Apple understands well. Who gives a damn that your server is sleek and silver with pretty blue lights on the front when it's rackmounted in a cabinet with several other servers that is forgotten about until something breaks? What mattered most for people were glaring problems such as the changes you made in conf files didn't reflect in Server Manager and vice versa. Or that, at the time, there was no robust and straightforward method of integrating with an already existing AD domain and schema.

Apple is good at selling devices that are based on two principles; "Oh, it's shiny" and "Easy mode". Phones and tablets sell well on those principles because, let's face it, the average consumer is uninformed, financially irresponsible, and technologically illiterate. When something breaks, the usual response is "I'll replace it" or "I'll have someone else fix it".

I myself am now considered a "neckbeard" which is fine. It means that I have the skillset to completely build my OS from scratch (I've successfully built Arch, and I have completed LFS, BLFS, and HLFS) and that also means I can quickly identify the root cause of issues and resolve those issues promptly. However, those issues are few and far between because, again, I built my own OS and I know exactly what's in it. Yet that is not an approach that I advocate to people in general. It's hard, it's a challenge and, at times, it can be enormously frustrating. The average user will fail at any one of those three conditions because they've been canalized by phrases such as "It just works". The average user wants a device or product that takes no time away from their leisure pursuits or, worse yet, their overscheduled day. I understand that and I won't dun them for it, even if I don't necessarily agree with scheduling your life to be that hectic.

In general, I find that the people who deploy and evangelize Linux fall in to the categories of people who work in enterprise environments, people who want an OS that is specifically tailored to their wants and needs, or both. They're very excited about the concepts of liberty, choice, customization, and security. What we're bad at is recognizing that our choices are not inherently better choices for people who fall in to the average user category. I don't think it's fair to dun someone who makes a different computing choice based on different needs. Unfortunately, a great deal of vocal Linux advocates don't understand that so the Linux user, in general, gets a bad rap for intolerance, inflexibility, and being less than helpful (RTFM noob! MAN noob!).

I think the company that can pull together a unified phone, tablet, and computer ecosystem and sell the whole thing as a package for $999 or less will be the company that eventually wins the day. Apple won't do it because that would negatively effect their years of marketing touting Apple as a premium brand and Microsoft can't do it because they've become tone deaf to the needs of their customers. Microsoft is showing faint signs that that is changing but not enough to generate customer faith and good will.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Why ‘Fallout’ Is the Best Nuclear War Story Ever Told. Jul 3, 2015, 09:27 Burrito of Peace
I'm guessing the author of that article never read A Canticle for Leibowitz which is the wellspring from which the Fallout universe flowed?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 1, 2015, 10:45 Burrito of Peace
Yeah, this absolutely sucks for those of us who use OpenDNS regularly. It was the one DNS service that I could trust to not log or redirect requests.

Hopefully we'll see a fork and a replacement.
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News Comments > Sorcerer King Next Month
1. Re: Sorcerer King Next Month Jun 30, 2015, 16:49 Burrito of Peace
Whar SoSE2? WHAR?!?!?!  
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