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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
Total Comments 2036 (Senior)
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News Comments > Day of the Tentacle Remake Plans
3. Re: Day of the Tentacle Remake Plans Oct 23, 2015, 23:08 Burrito of Peace
 
It doesn't matter what they call it. It'll just be "Double Fine fucks over their customers part IV."  
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Oct 22, 2015, 14:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 09:46:
Pump your breaks.

Is that how the levees brake?
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy
6. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Rebel Galaxy Oct 21, 2015, 11:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Took the plunge and bought it as it was only $18. Not a bad little game and the music is pretty damned cool, too. Reminds me kind of Full Throttle in space. Definitely has a Firefly vibe to it as well. It is a flat plane game but it's pretty enjoyable for what it is.  
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News Comments > Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit
9. Re: Hideo Kojima's Konami Exit Oct 19, 2015, 22:34 Burrito of Peace
 
Overon wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 20:58:
But I don't understand why he's so highly regarded. I don't think the metal gear games are good, especially the plots, which I think are terrible. I have seen better plots in anime. I don't get it clearly.

HERETIC! UNBELIEVER! Actually, I'm with you. They remind me of the fan fiction written by 14 year old boys.
 
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News Comments > Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans
8. Re: Raven's Cry Renamed; Rerelease Plans Oct 19, 2015, 13:02 Burrito of Peace
 
It's a bummer this game sucks so badly. I've been looking for a really good pirate simulator.  
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News Comments > Free Game for Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Adopters
1. Re: Free Game for Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Early Adopters Oct 17, 2015, 11:21 Burrito of Peace
 
I was disappointed to learn that this has nothing to do with the Heretic series from back in the day.  
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News Comments > Ashes of the Singularity Early Access Next Week
4. Re: Ashes of the Singularity Early Access Next Week Oct 14, 2015, 08:28 Burrito of Peace
 
If I am not mistaken, the Nitrous engine is what powered the Star Swarm Stress Demo that looked awesome nearly two years ago. Wish they'd turned that demo in to a game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2015, 14:45 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 13:03:
So what is the advantage again to upgrade good enough W7 to a beta W10. Because all I come up with is "free" and that ain't reason enough. My grandma always said if there are no strings attached, you can be damn sure there's chains.

Given the state of hardware today, if you're running the latest generation of hardware or the one preceding it, Win 7 isn't "good enough" as it doesn't contain the necessary subsystems and kernel improvements to take full and maximum advantage of them.

However, there have been several articles that do a side by side comparison if you want to expend a little effort and search for them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Apple crap... Oct 13, 2015, 12:57 Burrito of Peace
 
Zero! Zero fucks given! AH! AH! AH!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2015, 12:42 Burrito of Peace
 
harlock wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 12:23:
i do audio and video work too so i get it, but i didnt think it would be as helpful on web admin or word proc type duties..

I'm sure we don't know all that Blue does with his machine. Hell, if he updated to an OS that was released within this decade, he would see measurable system improvements based on the improved memory management alone let alone the improved disk management subsystem and the difference in the way the Windows kernel works today.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Windows shill as I prefer Linux whenever I can use it, but it's nuts to think Windows 7 is "good enough" when there have been so many improvements to the underlying subsystems that Windows 10 utilizes currently.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 13, 2015, 12:00 Burrito of Peace
 
harlock wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 11:30:
PHJF wrote on Oct 13, 2015, 10:16:
What do you need 32GB of RAM for?

yeah no doubt.. inquiring minds

I have 32GB in this system and there are a variety of reasons:

1. VM Workstation. At any given time, I have anywhere from 6-11 VMs running for testing, development, or other purposes that are a a mix of Windows and *nix.

2. Heavy Photoshop, rendering, or audio production work. Being able to dump massive caches of data in to memory is awesome for quick recall and reuse.

3. Because I can and RAM is cheap (much like Blue's reasoning).

4. Having that much memory also allows for a really nice network buffer when transferring large amounts of data to and from the SAN (either locally or with one of the VMs).

I'm actually kind of frustrated right now as the board only supports 32GB of memory. I think my next upgrade is going to be a server class board that supports up to at least 128GB of RAM and more than one proc. I can still game on it and yet have a lot more headroom to do more than I currently am.

 
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News Comments > StarDrive 2 Sector Zero Announced
1. Re: StarDrive 2 Sector Zero Announced Oct 11, 2015, 00:03 Burrito of Peace
 
This is bullshit. For months, Zero has been promising a "big update to the game that will fix a lot of issues and add more features". So, instead of the promised patch, we get a fucking DLC announcement? Fuck this guy, I'm done.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 10, 2015, 10:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Thank you, indeed, Blue for Blue's News. I've been coming to this site for almost the entirety of that 20 years, although I didn't register as a user until several years later. Even though I don't play nearly the amount that I used to, I appreciate all the news and information you aggregate.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
12. Re: etc., etc. Oct 10, 2015, 10:01 Burrito of Peace
 
So he's going from someplace that makes shitty games to a place that is, at least publicly at this time, not making any games at all?  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans Oct 6, 2015, 12:07 Burrito of Peace
 
NetHead wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 11:59:
Perhaps is hasn't occurred to some that Intel can and does use such "System Requirements" as marketing, especially with big studios.

As a former Intel employee, I know they do. Hell, while working in SDV, I would work with ISVs for just that purpose. However, that was always in the Recommended section, not the required section.
 
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News Comments > No SC Retraction from The Escapist
10. Re: No SC Retraction from The Escapist Oct 6, 2015, 10:10 Burrito of Peace
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 09:53:
Ok I got my popcorn ready!

You plan on eating a small child? That seems rather...drastic.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Specs; No Microtransaction Plans Oct 6, 2015, 10:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Wait, so their stated minimum proc is a Skylake processor? Really?

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal?
11. Re: Ubisoft Teasing Something; Maybe Far Cry Primal? Oct 5, 2015, 22:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Said in a really small voice "Silent Hunter 6!"  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 5, 2015, 16:18 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 16:09:
I love how all you "pro-life" assholes are all pro-gun, pro-violence, pro-war, pro-poverty, pro-capital punishment, pro-trophy hunting, etc. etc. etc. You're the complete fucking opposite of pro-life. You don't know the first fucking thing about morality because you're all souless psychopaths.

I'm both pro-choice and pro-gun. Does that make me a sociopathic psychopath?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming
43. Re: NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming Oct 5, 2015, 15:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 5, 2015, 11:03:
I appreciate that you've explained all of that to me. I've had so much going on in the last two months that I have not had but a few minutes here and there to keep current on things related to gaming and computing. I would like nothing more than to sit down for an hour or two and go over it bit by bit but I just don't have the time. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested.

You are quite welcome. I'd rather inform than get in to an internet slapfight over an "us vs them" mentality. I also understand not having the time to pursue all the areas that interest you. Hell, if knowing this stuff wasn't part of my job, I'd probably not know half as much as I do.

I realize tone is a very hard thing to project in online communication, however I assure you that I was not frothing at the mouth, nor was I stamping my feet like a mad little boy. I will apologize though, as I broke one of my cardinal rules when commenting here at Blues. I don't post unless I have the time to fully explain my reasons (and any replies afterward) and I don't post if I don't know what I'm talking about. My other rule is that I don't post when I'm angry, tired, drunk, or hyper. As a writer, I tend to suffer from 'writers block' on occasion, however for the last few months I've been having a really hard time transferring my thoughts to words. Even when I'm talking this has become a serious problem, the words I want to say are there in my head but I just can't get them out. I know what I want to say, just I don't know how. And it's been getting worse. I should have kept my 'mouth' shut in this instance instead of going full-bore fanboy and putting 'MSW' on blast. I stepped into an argument I wasn't equipped to handle and I was more annoyed at my own inability to get out what I meant than what MSW was saying and that shows in my responses.

I think for now, I'm just going to silently lurk and read until I have the ability to adequately and respectfully discuss something. Again, I appreciate you breaking down the details, I wish sites would do that more often for those of us that don't have hours to devote to comparing stats and benchmarks...


=-Rigs-=


I absolutely understand. Normally I try to be calm and rational, with a snide of lighthearted snark here and there. There are some days, though, I can't articulate what I want to say even if what I wanted to say was "The sky is blue". For me, that usually starts on the 8th or 9th day of an insomnia streak and then it's like I'm a lunatic off his meds. I hope you get it worked out and get your "voice" back, so to speak.

Again, you are quite welcome. If at any time I can be of service like that, send me an email through the site and I'll get back to you as soon as I am able.

 
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