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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 > Out of the Blue
3. Mars One narrows applicant pool to 100 potential dead Martians. Feb 18, 2015, 10:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Will return 20 years later with Valentine Michael Smith.  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Total War: ATTILA
8. Re: Ship Ahoy - Total War: ATTILA Feb 17, 2015, 18:48 Burrito of Peace
 
After Rome II, and all of its crap plus nickel-and-dime DLC, I'm done with the TW series. CA has had me as a customer since the original Shogun but every game in the series has seen a decline in quality and consistency from the last one.

In my opinion, the best WH:40K RTS is still Dark Crusade.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2015, 19:52 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 19:07:
Has America entered the age of 'megadroughts'?

Man, I hope we can get enough of Bobbob's desal plants online before that hits.

It's not "Has America" as question but "America Has" as a statement. Here in Central Texas, we are still 36', yes feet, below normal water levels. We reached nearly 80 degrees last week. In February. In cities like Austin, mandatory water rationing is still in effect in the middle of winter.

I've started rain water collection that delivers it to a 900 gallon tank buried 8 feet below the surface because water will, in my lifetime, become more precious per fluid ounce than ink for ink jet printers. We have water companies who are trying to sue private citizens in to bankruptcy or buy politicians in to making it law that they have the right to pump private wells dry in the name of "public resources". While taking that water and not distributing it to the local area but shipping millions of gallons to places like New Mexico and California for a giant profit.

In the near future, I think the only way to truly survive here will be to be completely self-sufficient in terms of water, power and foodstuffs.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Story Trailer
6. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Story Trailer Feb 12, 2015, 14:41 Burrito of Peace
 
I already have the Collector's Edition pre-ordered but goddamn....the 25th is 13 agonizingly long days away.  
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Patch
17. Re: Elite: Dangerous Patch Feb 11, 2015, 08:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Obligatory: Is this the patch that makes the game fun?

Serious question: I've read here at BN that a lot of people are recommending a HOTAS system. However, I already have a perfectly functional Sidewinder Force Feedback 2. Would pairing it with a Logitech G13, which I also already own, work just as well?
 
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News Comments > Original Early Access Game Pulled
24. Re: Original Early Access Game Pulled Feb 9, 2015, 18:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 17:15:
And if you take money for something promised you're legally bound to deliver that or it's fraud.

Quick, Cutter, call all the venture capital groups in the phonebook and let them know this astounding bit of legal advice.

Your analogy is flawed because you're presenting a finished good as the item you're purchasing. In the case of Early Access and Kickstarters, you're not. In fact, in many of the cases, you don't even see a functional prototype of the game/product/whatever. You see the idea of the product.

The only thing you're doing is investing, not buying, in the intellectual property to provide venture funding to the person, group, or company that wants to turn this intellectual property in to a physical or quasi-physical thing. I say "thing" because it may not be a physical product at all. It may just be a service. It's not at all like thinking you're buying a Ferrari and getting a Toyota.

That's where I think a lot of people lose the plot. They think "Oooo! I'll buy $10 worth of X thing now and, when it's done, I'll get Y product that regularly retails for $59.99!" But that's not what's happening at all. They aren't purchasing anything as the product is not promoted, advertised and presented as feature complete or even production ready.

 
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News Comments > Universal Combat CE Free on Steam
21. Re: Universal Combat CE Free on Steam Feb 9, 2015, 15:07 Burrito of Peace
 
A cheap hooker could give out HIV for free, too. Doesn't mean I want either.  
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News Comments > Original Early Access Game Pulled
6. Re: Original Early Access Game Pulled Feb 9, 2015, 15:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Feb 9, 2015, 12:29:
That said, fuck that jackass who walked out when the money ran out. I hope your miserable ass never works in the gaming industry again, asshole.

Do you work for free? Why should anyone else?

Anyone who thinks that Early Access and Kickstarter are anything but venture investment is blindly deluding themselves, stupid, or both. You purchase hoping that the game/product will be completed because you like the vision and are willing to stake money up front to help see its possible realization.

There is an inherent implied risk that this may not turn out at all how you thought or it may not ever be completed.

Essentially, except in the case of fraud, you're gambling.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 6, 2015, 21:51 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 21:38:
Who names their company "Sparkass?"

Someone with an electrifying backend.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 6, 2015, 10:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Task wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 10:09:
Community public banks are good. Private banks on the other hand, not so much.

This is why I love my credit union. I've had them about six years now. They use two factor authentication and, even then, if they think a login is suspicious, they call you immediately with a real live human being who verifies that it's you doing the access.

That being said, I never ever use a debit card. My bank, as awesome as it is, cannot provide the same level of protection that their credit card services arm can. I theorize that this is due to differing agreements between EBT/EFT networks and straight credit networks.

I recently had one of my credit cards through them compromised by someone in India who was buying gas in these weird amounts. They called me, confirmed that I wasn't in India and immediately terminated the card, temporarily froze any sort of transfer from my banking accounts to my credit accounts and overnighted me a replacement card. On top of all that, they even volunteered a year's worth of credit monitoring.

The process was completely painless to me and the lady on the phone was completely apologetic that this happened, even though the actual leak was tracked back to a third party.

Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase...they're all soulless assholes. However, your local credit union may be the best thing for you.
 
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News Comments > Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Beta
4. Re: Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Beta Feb 6, 2015, 10:13 Burrito of Peace
 
So, basically, still a digital version of Starfleet Battles?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 12:57 Burrito of Peace
 
I wish there was a way to permanently link my account to Blue's referral. I purchase a shit ton off Amazon and it would be nice if it just auto funneled the cash to Blue.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 5, 2015, 11:15 Burrito of Peace
 
Blackhawk wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 11:03:
This is why the ad blocker stays up regardless of the site, regardless of how guilty they make me feel.

Ditto. I try to support Blue when I shop at Amazon, when I remember, but Adblock is never going to be disabled. Ever. I've even suggested that he offer a small yearly sub fee that I would happily pay if that meant he received revenue to keep the site running.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. As Flash 0day exploits reach new level of meanness, what are users to do? Feb 5, 2015, 11:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Stop using fucking Flash. Even YouTube has abandoned it in favor of HTML5 going forward.

Using Flash is now the equivalent of pulling your pants down, bending over, spreading your cheeks and slapping a "FREE RAPE VICTIM" sign on your ass.
 
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News Comments > Paradox Vets Plan Galactic Inheritors
4. Re: Paradox Vets Plan Galactic Inheritors Feb 4, 2015, 20:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Who owns the rights to Master of Orion now?  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Feb 4, 2015, 12:37 Burrito of Peace
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:27:
Alright, but still, I don't think anyone who uses Linux did it so they could play a wide variety of games on, right? Surely they're an incredibly small minority which is why most game developers don't throw them a bone...although surprised that Dying Light has Linux support so maybe it's slowly changing?

I can't speak for every Linux user, only myself, but I don't use Linux for the gaming aspect. It has gotten better, certainly, in the last couple of years but it's pretty bleak when compared to the Windows ecosystem. I would guess that for 99% of the Linux user base, they use Linux for its security, stability and freedom.

In this case, as outlined in the petition, it's merely a matter of being inclusive. Since FD is porting E:D to OSX (how many acronyms can I chuck in to a sentence) using technologies that are also in, on, and supported by Linux, it shouldn't be too much effort to port it to popular distros like Ubuntu, or Ubuntu based, and Fedora. OpenGL is OpeGL, gcc is gcc, etc. regardless of the host OS.

While I haven't purchased E:D, I would certainly do so were it ported to Linux just to support the development of games for Linux.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2
14. Re: Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2 Feb 2, 2015, 15:59 Burrito of Peace
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 14:56:
Well its not going to run Call of duty anytime soon. Nor anything steam related.

Nor was it designed to. I guess you get butthurt over the fact that your blender doesn't change your oil and re-roof your house too.

I know this may come as a complete surprise to you but there are systems which are designed for purposes other than playing games.

[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 14:56:
You need a windows login for the apps to work.

Funny, I've needed a Windows login for years to make any application to work. Since, oh, about 1995. Even machines that auto-login have a Windows login. Something something multi-user operating system.

[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 14:56:
There are virus's everywhere...

Funny, Android is the largest, and continually growing, vector for malware.

[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 14:56:
And the worst think is PI is powerless to run anything smoothly. So bite me....

"think"? I'll let that one slide.

However, users of Pidora, OpenELEC and XBMC, just to name a few, would wildly disagree with you.

When you talk out of your ass, do you taste the last meal you ate? I'm just wondering.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2
5. Re: Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2 Feb 2, 2015, 13:54 Burrito of Peace
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:16:
A crap OS on a crap computer. perfect....

Yeah...no. For its price, the Pi has outstanding performance. For $35USD, you get a feature complete system that can perform hundreds of genuinely useful tasks and fill dozens of roles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2015, 22:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 22:15:
And was that just regional or did anyone else see that ad for Scientology? That was fucked up.

I saw it as well here in Texas. Everybody at the house busted up in laughter over the line "the wisdom of religion".
 
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News Comments > Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Released
8. Re: Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Released Jan 30, 2015, 07:45 Burrito of Peace
 
Blue wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 07:23:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 06:17:
<sarcasm>
Yay for videos embedded in the front page!
</sarcasm>

Was an accident, sorry it took so long to fix.

Yay for sarcasm?

It's all good, Blue. Can we get a code for sarcasm? Maybe three levels. Teasing, snarky and biting?
 
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