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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 > Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft
19. Re: Former Steam Honcho Joins Microsoft Aug 15, 2013, 08:06 Burrito of Peace
Flo wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 02:45:
Remember the last time you were offline more than 24 hours?

Sure do! Earlier this week. Last week. The week before that. Two weeks ago. Rinse and repeat.

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News Comments > Morphopolis Alpha Access
5. Re: Morphopolis Alpha Access Aug 12, 2013, 19:43 Burrito of Peace
UnderLord wrote on Aug 12, 2013, 16:24:
...(the fact sheet says it's due this summer, but the bottom of the page says Q4 2013)...

For half of the world, those aren't mutually exclusive you know.

Yeah, but only for those living in the upsidedown bit. Nobody pays attention to them, anyway.
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News Comments > Morphopolis Alpha Access
2. Re: Morphopolis Alpha Access Aug 12, 2013, 12:23 Burrito of Peace
I think the trend lately is "Hey, let's make something pretty with the $50 dollars we have and then have people buy in to an 'alpha' so that we get startup capital instead of having to have a real business plan."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2013, 21:37 Burrito of Peace
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 11, 2013, 20:58:
Yea, just discount all of the good cop shows and how they show empathy and the real side of people.....

Those would be...what shows, Bats?
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
16. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 8, 2013, 22:51 Burrito of Peace
That was one of the saddest things I've ever seen. Major Sham Wow should have just screamed at the end "PLEASE! PLEASE BUY THIS! WE LOVE YOU!"

It just oozed desperation.
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News Comments > X Rebirth in November; Specs; Trailers
39. Re: X Rebirth in November; Specs; Trailers Aug 8, 2013, 18:16 Burrito of Peace
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 15:47:
As long as you can customize the ship enough and in different ways, I don't mind that. Though I know it probably won't be like what you can do in one of the free-form space sims I did play a ton and love, Darkstar One, where you collect alien artifacts that make your ship more powerful as it evolves into different forms. That game was so under-rated IMO...

Starforce killed that game. It was released at the height of the Starforce backlash.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2013, 15:05 Burrito of Peace
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 13:18:
Cutter. Cutter! CUTTER!!!!

New X-Rebirth Footage!

IT'S ALSO OUT ON NOVEMBER 15TH! HOLY FUCKING FUCK!!!!! I need to find some Nutella to cover myself in!!

How the actual fuck did I miss that? I think...I think I need to go change my shorts. That footage is awesome!

As for the requested feedback:

1. Stating an opinion about why you think someone is disagreeable is ok. Ad hominem attacks are not.

2. Ditch the screenshots. It really breaks the flow on mobiles and decreased the navigability of the site. I tend to read BN far more on my phone than I do on my PC.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 7, 2013, 09:06 Burrito of Peace
I'm not entirely sure it is useless, eRe4s3r.

When you use TOR with several other anonymizing technologies, I think you do a much better job of hiding yourself than simply using any single method by itself.
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News Comments > SECRETS OF RÆTIKON Trailer
3. Re: SECRETS OF RÆTIKON Trailer Aug 7, 2013, 08:10 Burrito of Peace
Looks like shit. Yet another sad entry into an overburdened field of failed attempts and broken dreams.  
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News Comments > Police Quest-Inspired Kickstarter Cancelled
10. Re: Police Quest-Inspired Kickstarter Cancelled Aug 6, 2013, 19:05 Burrito of Peace
Devinoch wrote on Aug 6, 2013, 18:43:
...that's making it harder and harder to develop independent games.

When the majority of said independent developers actually do something other than churn out cheesy 8 bit retreads and slightly upgraded Flash games, then you'll see the investment capital.

Case in point: Star Citizen.

How much has that game raked in now? 6 mil, I think, between Kickstarter and the RSI page directly? I know I chipped in $250 because it actually looked like it was worth that much money. Not only does it look to have solid gameplay, it looks amazing, graphically, on top of it.

KSP is another success story. While not as pretty as Star Citizen, it sure has a lot of meat under the hood and delivers more than sprites moving on square grids. I have more than gotten my money out of it, and still am, and it's not even beta yet.

Game development is more than slapping together a half-ass product and saying "Look! Indie game!" Just like any other product, it has to fill a niche that is either under-served or perform better than any other product out there in its segment. Frankly, most indie games don't do that. Prototyping any product costs money, time, dedication and getting it out there costs more money, time, dedication and not an insignificant amount of luck. All of that is predicated on market research that shows that your product has the ability to make a profit.

"Indie game developer" is quickly becoming synonymous with "hipster" in my head. A lot of fuss for a lot of bullshit.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. The Alamo on The Strategy Wargamer. Aug 6, 2013, 12:08 Burrito of Peace
That is, without a doubt, one of the worst reviews I've ever read. Proper grammar, spelling and punctuation usage were non-existent. It was like reading an ADHD riddled, Reddit using 6th grader's review of something he has no actual knowledge about.

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News Comments > Free race.a.bit Released
2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2013, 23:03 Burrito of Peace
I'm with you. 8-bit crap was great...when I had an Atari 800. Sure, a lot of suckers bought in to the NES but it had really shitty graphics. I had an Atari ST at the time. Near VGA level graphics and I had stereo sound out of it! Bard's Tale, Dungeon Master, Starflight, many amazingly gorgeous games, for the time, that slaughtered the shit out of the 8-bit crap.

What's the point of having a decent gaming rig if all you're going to play are games that wouldn't make a Riva 128 or Mach64 break a sweat?
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2013, 22:54 Burrito of Peace
John Carmack: Making IPS displays his bitch.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 2, 2013, 22:52 Burrito of Peace
If he'd lisped and preened any harder, he would have broken out in to showtunes with his mother. Talk about reinforcing a horrible stereotype.  
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News Comments > Omerta – City of Gangsters for OS X Released
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 2, 2013, 22:47 Burrito of Peace
It's basically Habbo Hotel with some minor criminal elements.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 1, 2013, 14:07 Burrito of Peace
I have a cloud. A very large cloud.

It does not make anything eleventyhojillion times faster. All it means is that I have a better distribution of the load. Whether that is network load, data transfer load, transaction load or whathaveyou.

Sure, in theory, you could have a buttload of Titan supercomputers in a datacentre doing nothing but crunching arbitrary numbers but that seems like an awful lot of money for just offloading processing.
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 30, 2013, 09:21 Burrito of Peace
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 08:34:
In Blizzard defense (dear lord be gentle), how much money was Blizzard loosing to gold sellers, private auctions, etc? Not to mention how many customer service issues from people who were ripped off by taking advantage of said 3rd party services?

I can answer the latter part. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I worked third tier support for a couple of MMOs. Blizzard's policy, as is the policy of many publishers, on people getting ripped off from third party services was "Sucks to be you. Next time, don't be a cheater and hopefully you'll learn from this experience." The amount of ragequits and childish whining about how unfair that was warmed the cockles of my cold, dead heart. It doesn't take that long to tell people to grow up and live with the outcome of their actions, even if you are answering several hundred to a thousand support requests, individually, a day.

This is a cash grab by Blizzard, plain and simple. They're no different than EA, SOE or any other large publisher. They have all adopted the same business model in the last few years of "Rape the customer's wallet, provide shit customer service and just focus on the short term, going from title to title".
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 27, 2013, 13:52 Burrito of Peace
Creston wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 12:23:
But none of that is particularly new. I've been able to fix things remotely on my Android/iPhone for the last 2-3 years. Admittedly it's not the easiest thing in the world to work with, but it works fine.

So if that's the Surface RT's saving grace, well...


It has its place in my world is all I am saying while recognizing its vast shortcomings. Sure, I've got a terminal app on my phone, too, but you can bet I would never think of it as my first go to device should something big go down. Hell, it wouldn't even be my second or third choice. More to the point, my phone doesn't have a built-in office suite, RD nor cloud integration. These are three things that are non-negotiable in my world.

I'm not a fan of it, it's just a tool. A tool that is far lighter than a laptop and has a longer battery life. It is not a lifestyle device for me nor is it to extend the length of my eCock. IF you're looking for something to flick back and forth while you sit on the couch, this is not the device for you.

Plain and simple, it's a failed product as it stands today for what Microsoft wanted it to be used for. Should someone ever get a functioning Linux distro on it that supports all of its hardware features, and is feature rich, I think it'll be a great, (and by then) cheap tablet for people who want to DIY.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 27, 2013, 10:24 Burrito of Peace
As a Surface RT owner, I have to say:

Microsoft fucked this up. They marketed it horribly and it has no place trying to compete with the Nexus, Kindle and iPad. It's horrible for home use.

However, what it does excel at is as a bridge device between work and home. Office, Remote Desktop and Azure integration are really well done. Buy the cheap Terminal application and now I don't actually have to be sitting at a desk to fix...whatever one of the junior admins have horribly, catastrophically broken in the name of "progress".

Still, it's not a tablet I can recommend outside of a very niche demographic of users.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 27, 2013, 08:01 Burrito of Peace
Sho wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 02:04:
Articulate, intelligent explanation of why RAM usage is a good thing here.

At a more anecdotal level, I have 16GB of main system memory in my desktop PC. Right now, the system has reserved 6GB of that for itself. Applications that I bring up often load up in five seconds or less thanks to predictive caching (which is awesome for KSP and the hojillion mods I have installed, for example). Even so, I can't recall ever seeing a game slice off more than 4GB for its own usage. RAM is there to be used, not sit idle and suck down power. I don't see the fuss.
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