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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
Total Comments 1636 (Pro)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
9. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 19:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Sure you did, Beamer. Sure you did.

I totally believe you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 14:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:03:
Unfortunately, facebook has profiles on people like you who who never even signed up so it's not so simple to just avoid being a part of it. All you can do is try to minimize the amount and accuracy of the data they collect on you.

Understandably so, given that there is no longer any reason to believe there is any sort of privacy whatsoever.

The easiest way to minimize that data collection is to not provide them anything at all. They want the data, they can mine the shit out of it on their own time without my assistance. Not using it is the most direct route to not assisting them.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
You can also have a normal, fulfilling life with friends whom you actually see, face to face, yet also see when they aren't nearby thanks to the internet.

Your life can't be all that fulfilling if you're worried about having your nose shoved so far up people's asses that you need to know what they're doing when you're not around. Me, I have my own interests, obligations and responsibilities that keep me occupied.

Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
I never understand all these people who think that Facebook is a way of never seeing people face to face (though, frankly, it's best at keeping you in touch with those you can't see face to face because they live on the other side of the continent.

If only someone had invented cars, airplanes, trains, boats, motorcycles or any other means of rapid conveyance that would allow one to actually be in direct contact with someone in a distant locale. If only. Then we could actually go do things together, experiences, adventures, misadventures and events that have a long lasting and meaningful impact on one's life. But, no, clearly clicking a thumbs up icon and posting a one sentence line of text is more than sufficient to build memories from. Man, when I'm in my 70s, I'm sure I'll remember that time when I "liked" John's post about his sandwich way back in 2012. I'm sure we'll never talk about the time that we were doing the "Conspiracy Road Trip", got lost on the way to Roswell and ended up at this funky little gas station and diner out in the middle of nowhere where the old guy with the off colored glass eye regaled us about his alien abductions. The same diner where John met the girl whom would become his future wife.


Beamer wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 13:10:
It's especially weird how prevalent that attitude is amongst gamers on this site, since I'm pretty sure a good number of people here have friends they game with that they never have and likely never will meet face to face.

It's not weird at all. It's perfectly understandable from people who aren't shallow, lazy, attention whoring sycophants who need constant affirmation for even the most trivial of endeavors. Maybe your definition of "friend" is fairly...cursory. I can't speak for everyone, only myself, but a friend to me is someone I know I can call at 3am on a Tuesday and have them show up to assist in an emergency or provide bail money. The same friends who can call on me to do the same for them. These are people whom I have fought with, bled for, bled with, laughed with, cried with, shared meals with and have been to their marriages, funerals, baptisms and congratulated them on the birth of their children. As for gaming, I have a rule in place that has served me well since MUDs launched. If I can't call you an asshole to your face for something stupid you said or did while playing, then we aren't playing together. It's pretty simple. The core group I play with, and have played with for decades now, are awesome people that I am really glad to be playing with.
 
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News Comments > City of Heroes Revival?
1. Re: City of Heroes Revival? Sep 2, 2014, 11:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Oh God...no, please no.

I'm already having PTSD flashbacks of the 19087 wannabe "Wullvereen" knockoffs...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Facebook Messenger Sep 2, 2014, 11:15 Burrito of Peace
 
The easiest way to not have to deal with this bullshit is not to use Facebook. You can completely bypass it and still have a normal, fulfilling life with friends whom actually see you, face to face, instead of clicking an icon.

It may seem strange at first, even discomforting, but it can be done. You'll even get stories out of it that begin with "Do you remember that time we..."
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 2, 2014, 11:05 Burrito of Peace
 
SlimRam wrote on Sep 2, 2014, 10:57:
Um, has anyone seen the real pictures yet? I might have casually looked for say, 12 to 14 hours yesterday but I wasn't able to find any that were real. There were plenty of disturbing, filthy, and disgusting, fakes that I had to subject myself to, dammit, to no avail. I was just hoping if someone could tell me if they were tasteful, yet double self fisting was involved?

No, no fisting in the dozen or so images my, uh, friend allegedly perused.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
38. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2014, 11:27 Burrito of Peace
 
I believe we have talked this particular "issue" to death on this site yet I am more than certain that it will crop up over and over with the same two main groups going at each other with their usual slash and burn, salt the earth mentalities.

This accomplishes nothing. Both sides are childishly myopic and fail the basic minimum requirements to effectively communicate an idea. If an idea has merit, it stands on its own. It does not require champions to vociferously campaign for a single, idiosyncratic interpretation while simultaneously casting aspersions or judgement, whether covertly or overtly, to demonize people of an opposing viewpoint. This near religious belief in the superior rectitude of one's own interpretation isn't just ignorant, bigoted and wasteful; it's dangerous. It actively and continuously prevents the free flow of information exchange and the compromise needed to find common ground. Common ground that is sorely and desperately needed to even begin the process of finding a workable solution.

Also, we must accept the fact that everyone has a different threshold for what they consider to be a "problem". You may find this "issue" to be a problem while others are of the opinion that this is about as much of an issue as running out of butterscotch pudding. In the world of my 5 year old niece, for example, running out of butterscotch pudding is tantamount to the apocalypse happening right then and there. For me, it just means that at some point I have to get to the store and pick up more. That's after I mow the lawn, fix the leaky faucet, take out the trash and then pick up and take Mom to her doctor's appointment.

Then we'll get the pudding. But screaming and crying about it, throwing tantrums and generally being an offensive nuisance about not having pudding isn't going to incline me to abandon the more pressing issues that I already have.

If my five year old niece can figure this out, can understand compromise and can behave like a civilized, rational adult, why can't we?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 22:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Squirmer wrote on Aug 31, 2014, 19:21:
If you don't agree that's a problem, then the problem is you.

Translation: If you don't believe exactly the way I do, then you're wrong.

Bigoted thinking in a nutshell.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Amazon link question Aug 31, 2014, 14:01 Burrito of Peace
 
That does appear to work for me, Blue. Thank you.

I'll be buying a video card soon so I hope you see some dosh from that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Amazon link question Aug 31, 2014, 09:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Howdy Blue,

I'm guessing the link to the Amazon partner thing is based on an ad of some sort? I ask because I'm not seeing it and I've definitely got adblock running full tilt.

Is there a way to provide the referral link as a simple text link for those of us whom would love to support you but have absolutely zero interest in modifying their current adblock settings?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Revamped
12. Re: GOG.com Revamped Aug 28, 2014, 15:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 23:08:
Something wrong with Canadian dollars? It's not like we like getting dinged on the exchanged by our CC companies you know.

They only want to deal in real currency, obviously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Almost 70 percent of IT professionals suffer weekly phishing attacks. Aug 28, 2014, 15:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Almost 70 percent of IT professionals wish almost 90% of their userbase weren't mouth breathing retards who clicked on every link and installed every "free" app on the Internet.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 12:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 11:58:


Well, pip pip there guv'nor! Would you mind terribly explaining yourself, perchance over some tea and light refreshments? I shall not stand for you sullying the good Queen's language!



As long as you promise not to serve those nasty cucumber sandwiches!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 11:54 Burrito of Peace
 
garrywong wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:24:
Then stop calling the language you speak English if you don't want to follow the rules.

I submit that we in the US don't speak "English" at all. What we speak is "American" given the heavy English, German, French, Spanish and Italian influences that have mutated the language on this continent for over a hundred years. Further, with those influences, our grammatical and syntactical structure has separated enough from the Anglish root that it can rightly be said that we have our own dialect. For example, "American" doesn't have all those silly and superfluous "u"s, we do not use the Oxford comma for the most part and our usage of the language is much more direct in its meaning.

 
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News Comments > EVE Online Hyperion Launched
1. Re: EVE Online Hyperion Launched Aug 27, 2014, 11:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Good timing, guys! Microsoft just updated their macro collection for Excel, too!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2014, 08:14 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 15:14:
ED is the thing I'm most interested in, but going to wait until it's finished.

You're going to be waiting a long time for erectile dysfunction to be finished.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2014, 09:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Nevermind...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
59. Re: Op Ed Aug 25, 2014, 20:42 Burrito of Peace
 
This is one of the most ridiculous non-issues to ever crop up. This is the very epitome of first world problems. What's next? Complaining about subversive racism because your cell phone doesn't come in your favorite color?  
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News Comments > Obsidian's Pathfinder License
1. Re: Obsidian's Pathfinder License Aug 13, 2014, 13:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Wasn't there a sci-fi RPG by the same name? I thought it was that and got all excited but, no, it's fantasy.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced
4. Re: Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced Aug 12, 2014, 21:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Why can't we have a true Space Hulk game that's a revival of the original from 1993? That game was awesome for its time!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 11, 2014, 12:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 12:20:
Why would anyone buy a Xiaomi smartphone?

Why would you buy any non-OEM hardware marketed by a Chinese manufacturer? It's like buying Huawei networking equipment and complaining you suddenly have breaches coming from Chinese IPs.
 
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