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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 > TERA Region Blocking
5. Re: TERA Region Blocking Jan 31, 2012, 13:19 Burrito of Peace
 
baltar wrote on Jan 31, 2012, 12:02:
...racist...

That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

If only for the simple fact that, in the regions listed, you have people of Caucasian, Arab, Asian, Polynesian and African descent.

So which of those five races are they being racist toward?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2012, 21:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 20:35:
Assuming you have all the tools, materials, and experience to do either of those. Personally, I'm 0 for 3 on that list.

Tools and Materials: Home Depot, Lowes, Hardware store of your choice.

Experience: Everyone starts with zero. However, PVC is by far the easiest pipe type to cut and fit. There's also Google and most people have either a tablet, laptop, smartphone or printer handy.

Only thing stopping you from performing such an easy job: You.

When we bought our first home, I knew how to do yardwork, install a toilet from the flange up and some basic electrical work. That's about it. In that house, I learned how to do so much more because, quite frankly, we were poor and couldn't afford a service company to come out and fix all our problems. There are some situations worth calling an electrician for, such as installing 50 amp service, and those that are not, such as hanging a fan in a room where the overhead box wasn't designed for a fan.

Believe it or not, above foundation plumbing is some of the easiest work you can do yourself. Just takes a bit of flexibility, patience, problem solving and courage to tackle the unknown.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2012, 19:58 Burrito of Peace
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 16:16:
DNForever wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 16:04:
Why not use the main water shutoff, for overnight?

I was thinking the same, then just cut below the sink and add a shut off? *shrugs*

It takes about 15 minutes to sweat in a shut off valve if it's copper and less than that if it's PVC. Hacksaw, shut-off valve and the Oatey cleaner and primer/glue kit.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 29, 2012, 19:55 Burrito of Peace
 
|oR|jonvall wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 19:24:
UConnBBall wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 16:27:
Buying iPad's for education is ridicules.

ridicules?

Who ridicules the ridiculer whom ridicules the ridiculed?
 
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News Comments > King Arthur II Demo
3. Re: land of no caps Jan 26, 2012, 17:45 Burrito of Peace
 
I tried it out for a bit and wasn't very impressed. It was like this weird hybrid between a Choose Your Own Adventure book in the RPG segment, the Disciples games in map movement and Total War in terms of combat. It isn't quite successful as, to me, they didn't flow from one mechanic to the next very smoothly.

However, if you haven't played their RTS mechanics previously, they so generously point you to YouTube links.

Sorry, lazy developer, if you could make a tutorial for your map movement then you could have made a tutorial for the battle segment as well.

I won't be purchasing it and I can't recommend it either.
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus
16. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 09:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 08:19:
Even though I'd rather see a "serious" space sim, I am glad to see space shooters becoming more commonplace. That means we're that much closer to Freelancer 2.

We don't own space shooters but we have an understanding with those who do.
 
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News Comments > THQ Refocuses - Open Letter
72. Re: THQ Refocuses - Open Letter Jan 26, 2012, 06:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 26, 2012, 03:15:
What? THQ has nothing to do with either of those series. Homeworld was published by Sierra, which was bought by Vivendi...

Negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full. In 2007, THQ acquired the rights to the Homeworld series.

See:
[url=]http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/thq-does-own-homeworld[/url]

 
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News Comments > THQ Refocuses - Open Letter
45. Re: THQ Refocuses - Open Letter Jan 25, 2012, 17:25 Burrito of Peace
 
All this bullshit about Jesus and politics is meaningless.

All I want to know is;

WHEN DO WE GET THE NEXT HOMEWORLD????
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Ilum PvP Follow-up
10. Re: The Old Republic Ilum PvP Follow-up Jan 21, 2012, 00:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Illumin wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 00:15:
If its not about making a good product then why do millions of people play them?

Ask Zynga. How many people still play "game"-ville, Mafia Wars and crap like that?

Popularity does not equate to quality. The Pinto, for example, was at one time wildly popular.

Yes, a business is run to make a profit. However, even in business there is a notion called "ethics". Bill Roper made a profit with Flagship Studios. Is what he did with Hellgate London and its customers ethical in terms of good will, good faith, long term profitability and brand trust?
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Ilum PvP Follow-up
8. Re: The Old Republic Ilum PvP Follow-up Jan 20, 2012, 23:57 Burrito of Peace
 
Doombringer wrote on Jan 20, 2012, 23:37:
This happens very often, in many MMOs.

You'd think that developers would learn from past mistakes then, wouldn't you?

Alas, no. MMOs are not, in general, and never have been about making a good product. They're always cash grabs that see the "developer" riding it down to the bitter end, shutting down the studio and then opening up under a new name for yet another MMO cash grab. Lather, rinse and repeat.

Any action taken by a player within the systems and mechanics created by the developer which in any way possibly threatens that monetary stream is consistently met with a draconian response. Why? Because, again, it's not about the game and never was. It's not about the player base. That's all bullshit window dressing.

The one thing I'll give CCP is that they are one of the few honest MMO purveyors. They largely don't give a fuck what you do in Eve so long as the cash keeps rolling in.


 
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News Comments > Kinect for Windows Next Month
3. Re: Kinect for Windows Next Month Jan 10, 2012, 11:02 Burrito of Peace
 
Yay for Educational discounts!  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
2. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jan 9, 2012, 08:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Over the Christmas break, my Dad's account was hacked and 6000+ points were jacked from his account along with the account itself.

He plays on Live with exactly two other people, myself and my brother. His email is unique and his password is not one that you would easily break with a brute force dictionary attack.

MS has been compromised but, after seeing what happened with the PSN, they're clearly not going to announce that they have been.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
21. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 7, 2012, 12:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Jan 7, 2012, 10:38:
Respect to you as well, but there is no way to do it wrong. A horrid UI and using a controller which makes the simplest of tasks a chore can make even a simple scheme unpleasant to use.

Nothing beats a true media center; this generation's consoles are way behind by my experience.

Except you weren't originally discussing the experience of "which is better". You described it as a near impossible chore, which it isn't.

Certainly, you may not prefer the UI and control mechanism (of which a controller is only one of several on the 360), but preference does not equate to difficulty.

The fact is that it's no harder than three button pushes and two movements on a 360 controller (ignoring the other two mainstream control options) to get a movie streaming over it. Hell, it's easier than finding and selecting a show on a cable box.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
18. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 7, 2012, 08:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Jan 6, 2012, 22:53:
I tried streaming movies over my kids' console. It was atrocious. Trying to navigate the menus was sort of liketrying to thread a needle in the dark with frozen fingers.

Then, respectfully, you're doing it wrong. I use my mother as a baseline for how intuitive and/or easy technology is to use as she's the least technologically inclined person I know.

On the Xbox 360, from the sign in screen, she can navigate and start a movie streaming from the media server I setup in less than 10 seconds.

I can't speak for the PS3 as I don't, and won't, have one nor can I for the Wii as I don't have one either.
 
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News Comments > Horizon on the Horizon
8. Re: Horizon on the Horizon Jan 3, 2012, 13:56 Burrito of Peace
 
So...this group is basically just cloning MOO2 with the claymation fugliness of Star Control 3?  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Bans Follow-up
2. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Bans Follow-up Jan 3, 2012, 10:46 Burrito of Peace
 
"Too much" being defined as "completely negating our poorly designed economic system".

I feel it's unethical to warn, suspend or ban players who are playing the game within the mechanics you designed instead of the way you intended. If your mechanics allow an action you did not intend, change the mechanics.

 
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News Comments > A Vampyre Story 2 On Hold, Cancellation Possible
2. Re: A Vampyre Story 2 On Hold, Cancellation Possible Dec 29, 2011, 12:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Gee, simple household economics here, but you never count on future cash to spend that you don't already have in the bank.

Sorry you suck at math.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2011, 16:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Western Digital also bought Hitachi Global Storage, too, not that long ago. Which is unfortunate as Hitachi used to make some really good, reliable hard drives. Unlike every WD drive I've ever owned or come across.  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
29. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2011, 15:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Trying to buy Metro 2033 and Just Cause 2 with all the DLC.

The payment system is kicking back the error that I am trying to buy DLC for a game I do not already own.

Gee, maybe I'm trying to buy the game and the DLC at one shot so I don't have to go back and fight with your badly overloaded servers a second time?
 
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News Comments > Lord British/EA UO2 Follow-up
18. Re: Lord British/EA UO2 Follow-up Dec 15, 2011, 21:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 19:16:
That seems to be the consensus from those in the know and history seems to bear it out. He's just another living of example of how it's better to tbe lucky than good.

What, 35 million dollars down the drain, three complete reboots and 6 years of development time with continual promises about how awesome Tabula Rasa would be wasn't a clear enough example on its own?
 
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