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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 > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 11, 2014, 12:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 12:20:
Why would anyone buy a Xiaomi smartphone?

Why would you buy any non-OEM hardware marketed by a Chinese manufacturer? It's like buying Huawei networking equipment and complaining you suddenly have breaches coming from Chinese IPs.
 
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News Comments > AI War Expansion & Linux Support This Month
1. Re: AI War Expansion & Linux Support This Month Aug 11, 2014, 12:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Has anyone actually played this game? How does it compare to SoSE or StarDrive?  
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News Comments > Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer
4. Re: Dead Island 2 Gameplay Trailer Aug 11, 2014, 12:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Who do you voodoo bitch?!  
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News Comments > Grand Ages: Medieval Announced
2. Re: Grand Ages: Medieval Announced Aug 11, 2014, 12:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 10:12:
I was gonna' build an empire, but then I got high...

I was gonna conquer the English until I got high...
I was gonna rise up and cross the Channel but then I got high...
My troops are riddled with arrows and dead and I know why...

Why, your majesty?

Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 11, 2014, 11:55 Burrito of Peace
 
AVG is to security as stage four cancer is to long term health.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
32. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 16:01 Burrito of Peace
 
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 11:19:
How did you read that as dismissal?

This statement sounded very dismissive to me: "Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical."

To me, it came across that you were dismissing the very stellar Eye of the Beholder series by claiming that the only SSI games were top down tactical.

If you didn't mean it that way, then I apologize.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
26. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 08:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 08:37:
I loved them all, but they are not the same type of games. Dungeon master, Eye of the Beholder, Bards Tale, etc but they were "first person" dungeon crawlers and the SSI games were top down tactical.

Eye of the Beholder I, II and III were SSI games. EoB I and II were published by SSI while EoB III was directly developed by SSI.

I don't think it's fair to dismiss them out of hand when they were a very strong part of SSI's total portfolio.
 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
24. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 08:10 Burrito of Peace
 
I, too, fondly remember Pool of Radiance (or Poolrad which is what the default directory was called in DOS). However, for me, none of the gold box games hold a candle to the RPG that finally equalled the greatness of Dungeon Master on my old Atari ST. That game was Eye of the Beholder

I'd absolutely love to see a new Eye of the Beholder game. Legends of Grimrock is a great modern day game, and has a lot of the same vibe, but it isn't a Forgotten Realms game.
 
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News Comments > Sierra Entertainment Revival
31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 9, 2014, 08:02 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 22:38:
*turns lights back on to huge closet Babylon5: Into The Fire shrine*

Maybe...just maybe... Pray

Don't you dare tease like that!
 
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News Comments > Sierra Entertainment Revival
16. Re: Sierra Entertainment Revival Aug 8, 2014, 13:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Oh, Sierra, how I fondly remember you. Thanks in part to Sierra, I had a thriving piracy business as a kid. Ziplock baggies with floppies, Xeroxed manuals and functional copies of those code wheels they went to.  
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
26. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 21:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Watching a YouTube video is the dumbest way to judge if a game feels "right" to you or will work in your environment. It's like saying "Don't go test drive a car, just watch some random asshole on YouTube, who may or may not be an absolute shill, drive it and then decide if you want to stroll in to a dealership and write a check."

Sorry, no, and I have zero moral qualms about making sure that I don't get fucked as a consumer. Also, I frankly don't give a fuck about what is believed about my buying habits. I pirated Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and played it for about four hours before I realized that much time had passed. Absolutely loved being a pirate and the story. Bought it and every other Assassin's Creed game I could find on Steam. So, for Ubisoft, me pirating it led to me spending about $100 bucks on their products when otherwise I probably would not have spent any at all. What other people do with the material they pirate is not my concern nor will I accept the attempts of others to make it my concern. As I have already said, the games I like...I buy, if only out of self-interest in wanting to see more of those games. It's never in my best interest to not purchase games I like.
 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
20. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 19:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Julio wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 18:45:
There's no need for piracy to know if a game is crap. But it's a nice attempt to justify piracy.

Bullshit. Keep fucking that high horse you're on.
 
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News Comments > Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds
17. Re: Colin McRae Rally Steam Refunds Aug 6, 2014, 18:12 Burrito of Peace
 
And this is why I torrent games first. I do not trust reviews* to be independent and honest, demos are like finding hen's teeth and word of mouth isn't trustworthy, either. My criteria is simple; if I play it more than two hours and get enjoyment out of those two hours, I feel that I am morally obligated to purchase the game. Otherwise, I'll never see a continuation of the types of games I like. It's in my best interest to support studios that put out those kinds of games.

*There are exceptions, such as Out of Eight and Space Sim Central
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
21. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 3, 2014, 01:22 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:25:
Because it's the job of a society to protect the weakest... what kind of argument is "then don't use it" .. that can only come from someone with ZERO understanding of children. If that kinda logic would work on them the world would be a better place indeed....

Given that logic, we should outright ban all forms and places of communication because they have the potential to be used by a small group of people to harass other people.

You could say "But, Burrito, the very nature of being anonymous makes it more likely to be used to harass children than a different medium". With a small amount of planning and effort, ANY type of communication transmission device can be used anonymously. Christ, the kids that I mentor know about anonymizing proxies, Tor and Tails and they're 14 year old freshmen!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
12. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 2, 2014, 23:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 19:27:
How many people do you know that are "electronics hobbyists?"

Every electrical and mechanical engineer I've ever met, for starters. Everyone I've spoken to has either a Pi, Arduino or Beagle board that they have either one or more projects cooking on. Since there's only a few million of us in North America alone, yeah...that marketplace sure shrunk down to nothing God damned near overnight.

Yet, despite your fallacious assertions to the contrary, companies like Allied and Delta are still heavily investing in their core business and making money hand over fist.

Judging by the success of their competitors in their original market and RadioShack's very obvious demise, I'd say it's very defensible to say that RS' execs ARE fuckwits who did nothing but just chase trends for the sake of the short term bottom line.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 2, 2014, 19:00 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 18:46:
Bullshit like Secret or Fourspring should just be banned outright. Problem solved.

Why?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 2, 2014, 18:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Shok wrote on Aug 2, 2014, 17:42:
You would think an electronics store would have all kinds of hobbyist stuff like that.

The sad thing is that, at one time, they were THE place to go for electronics hobbyist stuff. I built my very first amplifier from parts that I picked up at Radio Shack, for example. More than that, the people who worked there were also hobbyists themselves and often had really great advice and suggestions to help you fix something or to improve whatever project you were building. My very first soldering station and breadboard came from RadioShack as well.

Then they decided to be a computer store, as they were Tandy, to compete with Gateway, eMachines, Computer City and the like. That failed miserably. Near the end of that foray, they then decided to try and be a high end A/V store to compete with companies and then that failed miserably as well. The one small thing they did right at the time was to convert their house brand from "Realistic" to "Optimus" and have Pioneer rebadge their amps and contracted JBL to make their speakers. You could get a really great sounding system for less than half the cost.

Since no one thought of RadioShack as the place to go for that kind of gear, they decided to enter the cell phone market. Which is kinda where we stand today.

It's kind of sad because unless you order from sites like Allied and Monoprice, there's no longer a place that specializes in electronics components.

Like every large corporation that failed, RadioShack forgot what made them the giant they became and decided to fall down the rabbit hole chasing trends that they just weren't positioned to compete for competitively.
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Confirmed?
5. Re: PC No Man's Sky Confirmed? Aug 1, 2014, 11:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2014, 11:12:
Yeah, exiting as it first was, the more I see and hear, the less excited I become. I have a feeling this might end up as kind of a bust.

I think it is going to be a complete disappointment. First we were told "it's all procedurally generated!" Then, we heard "Well, ok, maybe not all of it. Animals are pre-existing assets." The last I heard was "So the systems are procedurally generated. Really, we mean it."

Seeing the screenshots in high res makes the game look fuzzy, washed out and extremely angular with mediocre graphics and I haven't seen any new shots released that change that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 31, 2014, 16:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2014, 16:07:
I'm actually more surprised why they allowed apparently pornographic pictures on their site, but then again, it IS FB. They'd happily show live beheadings of children if they thought it'd make them a buck.


I'd buy that for a dollar!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Which Mac should I buy? Jul 27, 2014, 09:58 Burrito of Peace
 
The one that you can flash as much as possible to let everyone around you know exactly the kind of pretentious douchebag you are.  
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