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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 > Morning Legal Briefs
34. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 23, 2013, 06:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Dades wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 22:45:
One of the women had her boyfriend take pictures of her unaware, she didn't have a choice.

One out of how many? I do feel for her but she's obviously the minority.

...one stupid choice shouldn't be a profitable venture for a (insert any company here).

If that were true, we'd have significantly less corporations in the world. Most corporations are built on the very idea that your average person makes stupid choices.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
32. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 22, 2013, 21:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 16:31:
I wouldn't say it's dumb.

Then you are forgiving to the Nth degree.

Whether it's the Internet or 1973, it's ridiculously stupid to have compromising photos taken of yourself for anything other than professional uses. If you're in to porn, then showing your assets has a very clear career advantage. Being in accounts payable or HR, not so much. Fun little perks are like getting roadhead on your way to her/his parents for dinner. Shit that, unless you are directly caught by a LEO, isn't going to come back and haunt you 5 years down the road.

It has nothing to do with trust and everything to do with comporting yourself like there is a day that exists after tomorrow. The stupid shit you do today on devices that can store and easily transfer that data to third and unknown parties will come back to bite you in the ass. It's not an "if", it's a "when". There is zero possibility that "never" is going to factor in to the equation on when something that egregiously stupid comes back to haunt you.
 
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News Comments > Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed
24. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2013, 18:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 18:21:
*taps mic*

'Hello?! Is this thing on?!'

I suppose none of the games I mentioned apply either?


=-Rigs-=

Sorry, Rigs. I had the reply window open and had left for a bit before I came back and responded. Didn't even see what you said until a few minutes ago.
 
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News Comments > Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed
22. Re: Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed Jan 20, 2013, 17:29 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 13:19:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 13:14:

Skyrim...and it looks much better.


Where towns/dungeons are a completely separate map. Great choice.



And, as Dades said, so did GTAIV. However, that wasn't the criteria that The Half Elf set forth. Further, Skyrim was playable at launch on the PC for most people and wasn't saddled with a crippling performance problem even on the most high end of machines.

Advantage: Skyrim.
 
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News Comments > Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed
17. Re: Windows Grand Theft Auto V Listed Jan 20, 2013, 13:14 Burrito of Peace
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 20, 2013, 11:59:
As I have said before (if ya have the rig for it) got start up GTA4 and put the graphics to max. Now please tell me 1 other game out there that has that much detail and space going on in it's game?

Skyrim...and it looks much better.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2013, 12:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2013, 11:23:
...agree that Windows 8 is just perfectly fine, AS LONG AS YOU TURN IT BACK INTO WINDOWS 7.

Creston

Actually, it works excellently for me exactly as it came off the image...because I also am using it with a touchscreen as was the original design and intent.

On a regular KB+M setup, it's a bipolar, schizophrenic mess.

This guy, however, is an unfunny asshole with an irritating and distracting lisp who is trying desperately to be Yahtzee, down to even ripping off some of the gags and artwork.

His gripe about the Weather app, and not knowing how to stop this evil demon from raping his Ninjas vs Godzilla essay, is actually directly addressed by Windows itself when you boot it up the first time after install.

So not only is this guy lazy and incompetent, he's too ignorant to even pay attention to the OS itself which tells him how to address his "problem".
 
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News Comments > Fallout TV Series?
23. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 17:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2013, 15:39:
...I'll just refer you back to all the angst over FO3: "IT'S NOT FALLOUT!!!!!"

IT WASN'T FALLOUT!!!! IT WAS OBLIVION WITH GUNS!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAAARGABL!

Sorry, it just had to be done.


A TV series could be done, and done well, however there are far too many post-apocalyptic shows on now. I think we've reached the saturation point with them to the point where the average viewer will not watch it simply because it is yet another Jericho/Jeremiah/Falling Skies/Revolution/The Walking Dead to them.

Now a Fallout movie could be awesome. You could do a movie about the days leading up the attempted assasination of Courier 6 or you could do week in the life of one of Paladin Ryczek's recruits. It's a very rich universe that, I think, is better suited to a large screen experience.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs
47. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 15, 2013, 08:42 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 15, 2013, 08:38:
You'd have to pay me to even consider going to Australia on a vacation. 40C and above? Yeah.. no.

I'm actually moving there! 40C is only 104F which is about your average summer heat in Texas. So not much of a change for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2013, 21:24 Burrito of Peace
 
"Sad Death"? Best thing to ever happen to a German Chevrolet.  
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs
17. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 13:47 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 13:17:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 13:11:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 13:02:
Dishonored.

Was boring and lifeless fucking awesome. rehashed yet less compelling than the predecessors it tried to ape.


Agreed.


Glad we can agree.
 
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News Comments > Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs
14. Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Specs Jan 14, 2013, 13:11 Burrito of Peace
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 14, 2013, 13:02:
Dishonored.

Was boring and lifeless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 11:45 Burrito of Peace
 
"No" has always been the verbal cue to stop everything immediately with my dogs. With the Chow Chow, that took longer than usual to teach her because while she's not overly aggressive, she is very assertive in protecting her territorial boundaries and her "pack". Also, I do not live in an urban or even a suburban environment. Any other non-family canines she is likely to meet on the property are going to be either coyotes or feral dogs, both of which are rightly considered threats. I think that, the environment, makes a massive difference in both the approach to, and the reasons for, training.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 09:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Thunderdome. The right way is ALWAYS Thunderdome.

Seriously, though, I was taught to step in, take control of my dog's head and become the alpha immediately with a firm, commanding "NO!" It's worked with my German Shepherd I had growing up and my Chow-Chow that I have as an adult.

 
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News Comments > THQ Asset Auction January 22nd
4. Re: THQ Asset Auction January 22nd Jan 7, 2013, 22:48 Burrito of Peace
 
Guess we'll never see that Homeworld 3 sequel they vaguely hinted at last year.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2013, 12:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Is this where I quietly admit that I own a Surface and really, really like it?  
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News Comments > LEGO: Legends of Chima Announcements
2. removed Jan 2, 2013, 12:10 Burrito of Peace
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 18:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 29, 2012, 17:50:
CPU: Core i3/2.xghz (SandyBridge-2012)
RAM: 12gb DDR3/1600
Video: AMD Radeon 7770/2gb

How is that confusing?

Because Granny Smith/Mom Smith has no idea what the fuck any of that means when they are buying games for little Billy. In fact, the people who actually know the specifics of their machines are a very, very small margin in the worldwide computer ownership numbers. Most people will say "It has Windows" or "It's a Dell"...because all they know are name brands.

Ergo, this, and any, attempt at a technical standard will fall flat on its face.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 13:39 Burrito of Peace
 
We had this years ago when I first entered the hardware engineering field, it was called the MPC Standard and it also had levels.

It fell by the wayside then and it will do so now. Manufacturers don't give a rat's ass about maintaining a standard when they can coerce encourage you to buy their name brand over and over.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Dec 26, 2012, 13:43 Burrito of Peace
 
Overon wrote on Dec 26, 2012, 13:06:
...I just prefer if what they did was less what they do now and more of what some written books do, challenging people's fixes beliefs.

When challenging people's fixed beliefs doesn't involve risking 20-100 million dollars, risk angering shareholders, risk angering distribution partners and risk, more importantly, angering your fickle customer base who gives you billions of dollars every year, then you'll see games become sociological reform platforms.

Granted, I am sure someone can dig up an indie game somewhere that does this, but that doesn't grab the attention or sales that Call of Black Halo Duty Ops XLVI: War Gear Edition does. Such is the nature of the business and no one is going to change that business so long as it IS a business.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Metaverse
2. Re: Christmas Eve Metaverse Dec 25, 2012, 12:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Also, this just in, the sky is blue, water is wet and women have secrets!  
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