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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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User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > EA Server Shutdowns
39. Re: EA Server Shutdowns Jan 5, 2011, 22:43 Burrito of Peace
 
JohnnyRotten wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 19:44:

Yeah, the original post could be summed up as "internet lawyer making shit up". Free is NOT automatically equal to releasing into the public domain.

Or it could be more accurately summed up as gained experience based on working very hard as part of an internal team to get an MMO that was sunsetted released to the fans who wanted to run their own servers.

Then the lawyers got involved and that's the word that was given.
 
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News Comments > EA Server Shutdowns
13. Re: EA Server Shutdowns Jan 5, 2011, 11:51 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Jan 5, 2011, 11:36:

So what would be the business excuse for not releasing the server executables then?

Protection of intellectual property rights. If you give the methodology of an ongoing process or tangible good away for free, then there is the possibility that, in a court of law, it can be construed that you have released it in to the public domain.

Whether those of us that live in reality see it that way or not, it's all about covering your ass legally.

After all, you can't terrorize and sue the shit out of Grandma for "piracy" if your property has been deemed to be in the public domain.
 
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News Comments > No Fable III PC News Yet
23. Re: No Fable III PC News Yet Jan 4, 2011, 15:36 Burrito of Peace
 
It would not surprise me if the "reveal" is that Molyneaux kicked a puppy while raping an orphan...with an MGS executive holding an Xbox 360 branded, officially licensed gun to his head.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2011, 12:10 Burrito of Peace
 
Anne Francis also passed away.

She was the hotness in Forbidden Planet.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2011, 09:47 Burrito of Peace
 
RIP Pete Postlewaite.

Guy was a great actor and very believable in every role he played.
 
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News Comments > New MechWarrior: Living Legends
5. Re: New MechWarrior: Living Legends Dec 30, 2010, 22:14 Burrito of Peace
 
How's the installer now?

I went out and bought Crysis some time ago simply to play this mod but the installation was a pain in the ass.
 
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News Comments > The Demise of The Bard's Tale
4. Re: The Demise of The Bard's Tale Dec 27, 2010, 22:27 Burrito of Peace
 
Good call, AW.

Ultima 7 and the original Pool of Radiance were probably some of the pinnacles of CRPGs.

 
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News Comments > The Demise of The Bard's Tale
2. Re: The Demise of The Bard's Tale Dec 27, 2010, 22:11 Burrito of Peace
 
The Bard's Tale was the first RPG I ever played on a PC. Previous to that, I played Dungeon Master on the Atari ST.

I had a whole pad full of graph paper that we used to chart out the game as we played through.

It was an amazing game but the rest of them weren't as engaging, to me, as the first.

As for Fargo's "Bard's Tale"...it sucked donkey balls, wasn't particularly fun and was clearly nothing more than a cash-in on the name.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam
6. Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam Dec 27, 2010, 22:03 Burrito of Peace
 
I loved the first NWN but I don't remember fully why I didn't extensively play the 2nd. I vaguely recall that I tried it and it had a metric fuckton of bugs that made the game nigh on unplayable on my then-current system.

 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
70. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 26, 2010, 09:04 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:

You're so stupid I can't even argue with you.

Translation: I can not logically argue a valid counterpoint, so I am going to drop back to ad hominem attacks.

Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:
With most positions yes, such as the guy at the local starbucks making minimum wage. Not with waitstaff. Again you're a fucking moron (sorry Blue) for not getting that this is the way legislators have designed the system. They've done that to give customers some control. Your free riding ruins that.

This is cute. I tell you that as a consumer, I have some measure of control in my dining experience, you clearly agree with me here, and then tell me I'm ruining it by exercising it because, again, I'm not tripping all over myself to follow a custom that is inherently flawed.

Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:
Name dropping doesn't make you sound educated...

No, it just means that I have actually read all three major interpretations of it and understand it.

Clearly, you haven't and don't, otherwise you wouldn't have tried to laughably argue that there's a social contract in place for tipping. For tipping!

Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:
You're taking advantage of people and hiding behind "Consumer rights." It's ridiculous. But fine, under your model we increase the price of every single food item 20% and that goes directly to waitstaff salary. Huzzah! Consumers won!

Ok...and? You just shot yourself in the foot. Well done. If that's what it takes to insure they earn the minimum wage standard, so be it. That doesn't bother me in the slightest. Why are you so dead set against it? Are you that cheap?

Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:
Because what you're saying is insanely insulting. Your attitude is insanely insulting. You're a fucking crime against humanity. I love your username, too. The only thing you'd ever possibly advocate for are things in your own self-interest. There's no chance you'd ever be willing to give more and lose some for a good cause, as your tipping attitude proves.

Thank you for making me chuckle. You've no idea where the name came from or why it exists. Further, you know absolutely nothing about my charitable endeavors since it isn't something I speak of, even to those closest to me.

Again, this highlights your inability to do anything but froth at the mouth and bang wildly at a keyboard.

Beamer wrote on Dec 25, 2010, 10:29:
It's fucking amazing. C'mon, Father Shaughnessy taught you better.

Clearly, you didn't know the man. Which means you only know him through something I recollected. One of the first, and oft repeated, things he taught all of us was to take a stand against self-entitlement.

All of your posts reek of it. They can be all boiled down to the statement "I did my job, pay me above and beyond what I agreed to be paid for the sole reason of having done that job". Even the article you snidely linked to confirms that. There's zero additional justification of your points, it essentially says "TIP!" Nothing more.

You may find me absolutely distasteful for refusing to feed in to that self-entitlement, so be it. It doesn't particularly concern me and there is no amount of discussion, no matter how uncivil, that is going to see us agreeing on the subject.

Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.
 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
65. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 21, 2010, 17:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
NO! That is NOT how it works!

That's exactly how it works. Were you forced in to your current employment, if you are employed, at gunpoint? No? Then you made a choice. See? That's exactly how it works.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
Tipping is standard and therefore validly expected unless you fuck up.

No, no it isn't. Simply because you repeat something long enough doesn't make it true. You can't explain why the system is in place, you can only regurgitate the same line over and over. Tipping is a reward for service above and beyond the common standard. Just like performance bonuses in real jobs.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
So the option is not to "not take [the job in the tip-driven industry]" but for the jerks to not eat at a place that is driven by tips. Don't think you should tip? Eat take-out.

Actually, that's the only direct and valid option available. Take a job that pays you what you think you're worth. Stop stamping your feet and insulting customers like a child because you can't manage to land a job that pays you a guaranteed living wage.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
You're a free-rider, you know that?

You're a moron, you know that? You clearly have zero understanding of, or respect for, the money you earn.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
There's a simple social contract:...

No, there isn't. In fact, tipping has absolutely nothing to do with a social contract of any sort, whether you're using Hobbes', Locke's or Rousseau's take on the matter.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
This is how the industry functions.

Pick a different industry that pays you better.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
You're free-riding and taking advantage of it.

I'm sure the waitress I tipped at lunch this afternoon felt that she was taken advantage of. That's why she hugged me and thanked me.

Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2010, 11:56:
It's infuriatingly arrogant and, quite frankly, stupid.

I agree, your lack of an understanding on consumer based rights, intelligent management of money and complete naivety on the work-reward system is absolutely arrogant and blindingly stupid.

Though it's cute how you can't manage a single reply without attempting to insult your opponent.
 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
45. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 22:16 Burrito of Peace
 
Shh, Sepharo. I got it but it's still a strawman argument.  
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
43. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 21:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
Yes, but it's a system created with a low base wage to account for tips.

Then you clearly have the option of, oh, I don't know, not taking the job in the first place.

Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
By not tipping on adequate service you're saying "Hey, look, I'm too important to be a functional cog in a system. I'm too important to follow social norms and unspoken rules. I'm a king, bow to me!"

Or, you're saying "You did your job." I know, it's hard to believe that some people apply the same logic to the same topic universally. But, hey, if a thought process different than your own is that threatening, please continue with your immature ad hominem attacks.

Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
Again, you're the wrench in the system rather than the grease that makes it work. And that makes you a douche. Jerykk already knows he's one, but you need to know this, too.

Ah, I see the pattern here. "You don't act exactly like I act so you're <insert pejorative here>". I will repeat. I tip when the service goes above and beyond my normal expectations. People who do a good job deserve to be recognized and additionally compensated. A tip is just that, additional compensation that is above and beyond the transaction I have engaged in with the merchant providing me food. If I am absolutely impressed by the service, I will ask to speak to their manager to make sure they are aware that a customer recognized the excellence of their employee.

But I guess tossing a couple of bucks on the table at Denny's does the same for you?


Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
If EVERYONE acted as you do the whole minimum wage for waitstaff would disappear and it would become like any other position. This, of course, means that your meals would jump in price, as they do when gratuity is added on larger parties at many restaurants. This would take the tipping power out of your hands entirely and put it into the hands of the owners.

First, to remove minimum wage, you'd first have to tackle a whole bunch of laws. Your strawman argument holds no water.


Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
This is what you want? To be forced to pay a common wage rather than having the power to tip because you're too self-important to tip properly?

I don't know how you are compensated for your work, but there IS an average salary in the field I work in, based upon experience and required duties of the position. Also, I am not "forced" to do anything. As a consumer, the power all rests with me. The businesses that, I feel, provide me with the best goods and services get my business. Those that cause me more hassle than I am willing to put up with, don't.

See how that works, too? YOU decide who gets your dollars. You aren't forced to pay anyone for anything.

Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:52:
I love when people say "it's the way the system is set up and I'll abuse it to my benefit" not realizing it makes you a complete jerk and is the reason systems like this fall apart. It's no different than Jerykk constantly complaining about how stupid developers are to think piracy hurts them while at the same time downloading from torrents whose dl counts are what developers use to gauge how many times their product has been pirated.

It sounds like you're coming from a background of working in a service industry at one point. I understand that would absolutely color your viewpoint but, as an average consumer, I don't give a damn that you had to eat ramen for a week because tips sucked. Hazards of the job that you willingly took.

 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
20. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 15:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 15:16:
This has to be one of the dumbest things I've ever seen on a messageboard.

Why so? Here, base waiting pay averages to $2.50/hr + tips.

Average job pays about $15/hr.

Which of those two is going to provide more cash flow on a regular basis?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Dec 20, 2010, 15:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Harcore mode in F:NV is fucking awesome.

In my case, it made me start to feel that I really WAS in a post-apocalyptic wasteland and maybe drinking that irradiated water wasn't such a good idea.

I had more fun on my second playthrough on Hardcore than I did on my first without it.
 
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News Comments > Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells $1M, Now on Steam
16. Re: Humble Indie Bundle #2 Sells 1M, Now on Steam Dec 20, 2010, 15:11 Burrito of Peace
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 20, 2010, 14:53:
I suppose you don't believe in tips, either?

I don't believe in inherently tipping at all meals. I will happily tip if the service is excellent and goes above what I consider a reasonable expectation. However, fetching plates, glasses, taking an order, and the like is an expected part of your job.

I don't get tipped above my salary because I happen to throw a couple of extra boxes on the network today.

If you don't like it, don't take a job that pays less than minimum wage.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2010, 08:57 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Dec 18, 2010, 00:50:
The sheer amount of bullshit users manage to get on the network if left unchecked would blow your mind.

Preach it.

Just this past week I had to ask someone "You really weren't this stupid, were you? You just randomly started installing shit that popped up on your screen?"

I got the kicked puppy look and a mumbled apology.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay
20. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Delay Dec 16, 2010, 14:52 Burrito of Peace
 
If Square Enix goes tits up, where am I going to get my games about world saving 14 year olds with 20 foot tall hair and 30 foot tall swords and their thinly veiled sexual confusion and raging Daddy issues?

 
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News Comments > Derek Smart Interview
2. Re: Derek Smart Interview Dec 15, 2010, 22:29 Burrito of Peace
 
nin wrote on Dec 15, 2010, 22:28:
How about the time he threatened to quit posting here?


Good times, indeed.

You knew the instant he said it, that it was bullshit.

It would defeat the purpose of his WHARRRGARBL! PR campaign.
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Patched
24. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Patched Dec 14, 2010, 22:00 Burrito of Peace
 
No, I understand you well. If I had any remaining doubts, your use of the word "sheeple" erased them fully.

Carry on in your ignorance and smug sense of self-righteousness. No one but you is the worse off for it.
 
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