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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 Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2012, 10:58 Burrito of Peace
 
I dislike that I am an AT&T customer.

Unfortunately, where I live, they are pretty much the only game in town if you want more than one bar of Edge service.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 5, 2012, 20:59 Burrito of Peace
 
Bill Borre wrote on May 5, 2012, 16:38:
I've waited for something like this for a long time. I wonder if we will ever have typed or headset conversations with game characters on the fly that seem like we are talking to actual people?

Yes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2012, 07:29 Burrito of Peace
 
At first, after reading that article, I thought much same as most people. My thought was "Wow, you are one technologically idiosyncratic motherfucker". Then I sat back and thought about the last time I had to burn or use an actual disc. I was forced to the last time I used TrueCrypt to encrypt a drive. A process that could easily be done to a USB stick.

I don't install my OS from a disc, I use RIS. Even then, if you can't or don't want to use RIS there are products like Clonezilla which make your installation and initial setup headaches go away. Hell, I don't get my initial installation of Windows from a DVD. I get it as an img file from Microsoft that I mount through Daemon Tools Lite and then copy to a USB stick to install from to create my image. This saves me hundreds of real hours every year. Also, my system is back up and running in less than 20 minutes with drivers and most commonly used apps fully installed.

Even moving data from one machine to another no longer requires anything other than a USB stick as every modern OS has USB support installed right out of the box. Unlike discs, USB sticks don't degrade after a relatively short period of time. Also, I can fit, potentially, 128GB on a single USB stick.

How do we get patches, drivers and software like VLC? We download them from the internet.

If we think about music, how many of us actually buy music on CDs anymore? I can't tell you what the last actual disc I purchased was, it's been years. I download everything musical now as digital goods. I don't even use optical media in my vehicle. I can either plug a storage device directly in to the USB port on the dash or stream via bluetooth from my phone.

The sole holdout is video because the MPAA and studios are clawing tooth and nail to hold on to a dead business model. However, I am reasonably sure that we'll see movies and TV shows become digital goods not too far in the future. Even so, we can get our hands on what we want right now in both legal and ethically questionable ways.

Even long term storage isn't necessarily a problem. Despite the short term spike in hard drive prices, drives were at the point where you could buy 2TB drives for less than a hundred bucks. Good ones, too. It's affordable enough now to setup a home NAS for backup and most mid to high end motherboards support RAID.

As much as we may want to scoff...the author is right. The optical disc is a dying technology. Now whether that justifies Microsoft's decision and whether their announcement is truthful is another discussion.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer
16. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Website; Trailer May 5, 2012, 06:58 Burrito of Peace
 
In the screenshot and link to the Game Informer article, the people's faces all have this either claymation like or melted plastic look to them. It's creepy and makes me want to not look at any more press material.

Like clowns wearing gas masks and trying to sell laundry detergent.
 
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News Comments > Last Stronghold 3 Patch Next Week
7. Re: Last Stronghold 3 Patch Next Week May 4, 2012, 21:55 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on May 4, 2012, 16:16:
Although, I've been replaying SupCom and Sins a lot lately, so my wrist is pretty sore...

Yeah, gaming, that's the ticket. My wrist is sore because I've been gaming!
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Revealed?
31. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Revealed? May 4, 2012, 08:07 Burrito of Peace
 
THQ owns the rights to Homeworld now.

In fact, there was an article here some months back discussing the very same acquisition and the future of Homeworld 3.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 Revealed?
24. Re: Company of Heroes 2 Revealed? May 3, 2012, 18:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Not Homeworld 3?

Fuck you, Relic. Fuck you.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. May 3, 2012, 14:50 Burrito of Peace
 
Bush lied, people died.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 30, 2012, 12:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Lord Tea wrote on Apr 30, 2012, 11:13:
"Bill banning employer Facebook snooping introduced in Congress"

who really cares? No one is forced to have a FB account.

NnnnngggggggGAH TOO MUCH STUPID!!!!!

Dude, it's not about Facebook, as has been stated above, it's about God damned time we reigned in corprofacists from fucking over citizens with data that has no bearing on the performance of the person doing their job.

My life is not for my employer's amusement. My job is for my life's amusement.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim DLC Hints?
12. Re: Skyrim DLC Hints? Apr 28, 2012, 07:48 Burrito of Peace
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 28, 2012, 05:52:

Diff strokes fer diff folks.

We call that "The Stranger".
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors
2. Re: Vivendi Denies Break-up Rumors Apr 27, 2012, 11:40 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Apr 27, 2012, 11:24:
So 0-2 for bloomberg? Is pachter working for them?



I wouldn't say he's been working, Bob.
 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter Online Announced
12. Re: Silent Hunter Online Announced Apr 26, 2012, 14:38 Burrito of Peace
 
And the last, and arguably best, WWII sub sim just got flushed right down the shitter.

 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 "Frozen"; MMOFPS Survarium Announced
15. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 Apr 25, 2012, 15:24 Burrito of Peace
 
I guess...[Turns sideways, takes off sunglasses] S.T.A.L.K.E.R. got out of there.

YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAH!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. PC Magazine's Dish Network Hopper Review. Apr 24, 2012, 12:06 Burrito of Peace
 
GET TO THE HOPPA!  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 22, 2012, 15:38 Burrito of Peace
 
In the modern era, there is absolutely no excuse for not relocating for better economic opportunities.

Choosing to stay somewhere is very different than being forced to live somewhere. Stupid humans, indeed, regardless of race.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 22, 2012, 10:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Gee, you live in BFE and complain that companies don't want to invest the millions of dollars in equipment, material and labor to service your tiny, remote community.

Here's an idea...MOVE. If you don't want to move, then quit fucking whining about the consequences of your choices.
 
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News Comments > The Repopulation Update
1. Re: The Repopulation Update Apr 21, 2012, 21:04 Burrito of Peace
 
That game looks absolutely horrible. In the already stupidly oversaturated MMO market, you have to have something that sets you apart. I expect F2P within months and then a full closure six months later.  
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News Comments > Space Rangers HD: A War Apart Announced
29. Re: Space Rangers HD: A War Apart Announced Apr 18, 2012, 22:01 Burrito of Peace
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Apr 18, 2012, 17:31:
What was that space game that was free with the ships? Was an MMO space game.....some of the screen look similar....

I think you may be thinking of Black Prophecy?
 
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News Comments > Jane Jensen's Moebius Revealed
4. Re: Jane Jensen's Moebius Revealed Apr 17, 2012, 07:50 Burrito of Peace
 
TangledThorns wrote on Apr 17, 2012, 02:38:
No the Origin classic Moebius?

Negative, but I had to go look that up on Mobygames as I remembered it on my Atari ST. I also recall it being not all that impressive, even to my younger self. Besides, isn't Greg Malone dead?
 
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News Comments > EA Denies Layoff Rumor
9. Re: EA Denies Layoff Rumor Apr 16, 2012, 12:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Fuck 'em.

 
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