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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 Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 14:03 Burrito of Peace
 
NKD wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:38:
Which, quite frankly, makes the person using the term more of a snowflake than anyone else, because they are dismissing the concerns of a lot of people simply because they personally don't give a shit.

When used dismissively, I'd partly agree with you. However, no one person cares about all things that other people care about.

I generally tend to agree wholly with this:

Bodolza wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 13:57:
"Special snowflake" is just another term for self-centered.

Especially when it comes to people whom are so self-centered about their own interests that they work to preclude the interests of others.

I've also observed "snowflake" used to describe someone whom is naive.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free
24. Re: StarCraft Remastered Announced; Original Game Going Free Mar 27, 2017, 07:37 Burrito of Peace
 
I would be interested in it were it free. It is not so I am not.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: On Sale Mar 25, 2017, 22:32 Burrito of Peace
 
What's wrong with "it"? "It" refers to a set of matter (in the physics sense) and "it" is perfectly devoid of gender, race, or any other identifiers. There is literally nothing inherently offensive by such nomenclature and the word already exists without torturous linguistic legerdemain.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
46. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 01:24 Burrito of Peace
 
I think I am in for like $20 or whatever the base level was when this game was initially Kickstarted that allowed full and unrestricted access to the game.

I've had fun in the alpha releases so far to the point where the $20 is now moot. I've spent more, to have less fun, for a shorter period of time at some movies I have seen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 22, 2017, 21:32 Burrito of Peace
 
"Monseigneur: And I am reminded on this holy day of the sad story of Kitty Genovese. As you all may remember, long time ago almost 30 years ago. This poor soul cried out for help time and time again, but no person answered her calls. Though many saw, no one so much as called the police. They all just watched as Kitty was being stabbed to death in broad daylight. They watched as her assailant walked away. Now, we must all fear evil men. But, there is another kind of evil which we must fear most and that is the indifference of good men!" -- Boondock Saints  
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News Comments > Statesman Coming to Master X Master; Beta Next Month
4. Re: Statesman Coming to Master X Master; Beta Next Month Mar 21, 2017, 12:36 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 10:32:
Why don't they do what people really want, a new CoH. Jackasses!

I can actually answer that question. The team behind CoH/CoV is busy with STO (as well as being owned by A Perfect World) and there wasn't and isn't anyone within NCsoft that can support or maintain the CoH/CoV codebase. It would have to be redone from scratch and there were concerns that it wasn't possible to import the character data for players' accounts from vanilla CoH/CoV to a different engine.

Moreover, there isn't any interest right now within NCsoft to do so. NCA (the North American) is still in pretty dire financial straits due to the epic failures of Tabula Rasa and other titles. From what I know, they are subsisting on Lineage 2 subs and the sales from GW2 and the GW2 store.

I don't have any more information than that.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
68. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 17:06 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 16:09:
I'll bother responding when I feel like it, you seem to have confused yourself with an authority figure that I care about.

But enough about Neil DeGrasse Tyson...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
26. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 12:40 Burrito of Peace
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 11:37:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 11:22:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 11:06:
Looks like Manveer Heir - BioWare's resident racist - has left the studio to form his studio to do "amazing things." I guess that means he's going to focus on making games that not only push the SJW agenda but continues its openly racist themes. Pretty sure they won't sell. There's no market for that demographic.

I know I've been ultra busy with work and family but what the Hell is this all about?

Related to this and this. Also, Google "Manveer Heir." Literally, that's all you need to google to see more.


OK...so the guy is nuttier than squirrel shit.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
18. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 11:06:
Looks like Manveer Heir - BioWare's resident racist - has left the studio to form his studio to do "amazing things." I guess that means he's going to focus on making games that not only push the SJW agenda but continues its openly racist themes. Pretty sure they won't sell. There's no market for that demographic.

I know I've been ultra busy with work and family but what the Hell is this all about?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
13. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 18, 2017, 01:35 Burrito of Peace
 
There are lot of "ifs" to overcome but let's say humanity does end up in space and space travel becomes as bog standard as automobile travel currently is.

When it comes to war, as descender rightly said, there will be no dogfighting. However, I disagree with his scale.

Space warefare will necessarily be between capital ships solely and they will not be fought at hundreds of miles, or thousands of miles but will be at tens of thousands of miles or greater distances. Space is fucking vast, even within our own solar system.

It will also be a lot like submarine warfare is currently. You will have extremely sensitive passive sensors looking for emitting radiation while you do your damndest to emit as little radiation of your own as possible. Heat will be an obvious one but anything in the EM spectrum will be another. I would also assume mass will be as well as space is virtually empty and anything with decent mass will stick out like a sore thumb. Also, you can forget Star Trek and the like. Ships will be automated with manned ships being few and far between. You can build a much smaller ship when you don't have to account for squishy meatbags and their biological needs. Ships that will be manned are going to be huge, larger than the island of Manhattan, because, again, squishy meatbags and their biological needs and those trips will be long duration missions. A decade or longer if you're talking about going out to the edge of the planetary boundaries of the solar system.

The reason for that is relativistic travel. Sure, light travels fast, but how do you get up to even a fraction of c? You can cheat it with Alcubierre's Theory but that is going to made of unobtanium and fueled by areyoukiddingite. In short, we simply do not yet possess the power technology capable of generating that much power, that quickly, storing it, and passing it safely from where it's stored/generated to where it needs to be used. Think about it, it's taken us how long to go from simple, weak acid batteries to lithium-ion technology? A couple of thousand years. We're currently stuck on Lion tech because we can't mass produce anything better.

That also leads us to the problem of energy based weapons. We lack the power to generate them to the point they'd be feasible, we don't have the ability to focus them to the point where dispersal is a non-issue, and the minute you fire one off, you just set off a flare telling everyone in a wide radius where you are.

More than likely, we'll stick to ballistic weaponry such as rail guns and missiles for the foreseeable future. Those just require intercept plot points and something the size of the human head will be hard to track but really fuck up anything it comes across when it's traveling at a fair clip. Missiles can be launched in the same manner and only activate guidance and propulsion systems when they're near the intercept point so that they're feasible as a strike weapon.

Yes, I think way too much about this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 17, 2017, 12:04 Burrito of Peace
 
I'd have been a lot more excited if this was about The Last Starfighter.  
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Demo
13. Re: Halo Wars 2 Demo Mar 13, 2017, 19:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Rhett wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 17:45:
1badmf wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 17:17:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 15:17:
Dman20 wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 12:31:
So got the Xbox/PC Version.

It runs good on the PC but damn... controls are really messed up. Like if you want to get back to the menu when ingame... hit F10.

Maybe it's just because of how long I've been gaming, but hitting F10 to bring up a menu while in-game has been pretty common for a long time now. Escape is the current standard but F10 isn't unknown or uncommon by any stretch of the imagination.

not uncommon? the only other game i've played that uses f10 for menu is starcraft. in fact i'm pretty sure they just cut and pasted starcraft's keyboard commands.

All of Relic's (Company of Heroes/Dawn of War) games use F10 as well for menus. Seems to be an RTS thing?

Not just an RTS thing. It's a deep part of gaming culture, going back to the "boss key" and the early 80s.

 
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Demo
8. Re: Halo Wars 2 Demo Mar 13, 2017, 15:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Dman20 wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 12:31:
So got the Xbox/PC Version.

It runs good on the PC but damn... controls are really messed up. Like if you want to get back to the menu when ingame... hit F10.

Maybe it's just because of how long I've been gaming, but hitting F10 to bring up a menu while in-game has been pretty common for a long time now. Escape is the current standard but F10 isn't unknown or uncommon by any stretch of the imagination.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 13, 2017, 15:14 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 13:58:
Did you read the article and see what Mobileye is? Because that'll tell you why 90% of what you said, particularly "how you drive," is irrelevant.

I did. Did you?

While the technology is intended for autonomous cars, there's not a chance in Hell that we will see 100% autonomous cars that are 100% of the traffic on streets and highways within the next decade. We may not even see that in our lifetime. So what do you do to recoup that investment? You spread it out over as wide a product portfolio as possible.

Data collection and aggregation exists and it is used/manipulated by corporations and governmental agencies to be used against you now. For example, do you have Progressive as an insurance company? Do you plug their little snitch "Snapshot" in to your ODBII port and then collect it monthly to send the data back to them for "lower rates"?

Even if you don't, what do you think that little device collects? Acceleration, deceleration, miles driven, speed and a whole host of other data. Do you genuinely think its unreasonable to expect that kind of data mining to be expanded even further and then sell the idea of it to the public as "Helping you lower your rates"? I don't because we're already seeing it.

I haven't even mentioned OnStar's tracking capabilities. You don't find that just a little bit creepy?

I think it's naive to assume that there won't be expanded monitoring and that the data that is collected and aggregated won't be shared among the companies you do business with in multiple facets of your life.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 13, 2017, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 10:46:
Wtf would an average vehicle on an average day be generating 4TB of data? Nevermind 4TB that needs to be shared.

All the data about how you drive, where you stop, how long you stop there, which areas you travel to, and, of course, whom are you traveling with needs to be generated, aggregated, and then shared with your insurance companies such as health and auto, the police, your employer, and whomever else wants to pay for such data.
 
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution: Beyond the Walls Released
6. Re: Homefront: The Revolution: Beyond the Walls Released Mar 9, 2017, 09:39 Burrito of Peace
 
It's...alright. Outside of the laughably ridiculous zepplin, I never really feel like I'm part of an insurgency. Every "zone" feels like a small set piece built around capture the flag. There's never really any concern about husbanding your ammo because there are stashes everywhere. The "stealth" element is, uh,...special. You could drive an M1 Abrams down Main Street if you threw a bunch of firecrackers, apparently. My compatriots come across like they're Gomer Pyle who watched a few too many 80s action movies.

If it's on sale, pick it up, kill some Norks to relieve some stress, but don't expect Witcher 3/Spec Ops levels of world building, dialogue, or awesomeness.

Spoilers:
I recently took over the Elmstreet district and you would think the KPA would send in a force to retake the area, prompting a pitched battle. Nope, didn't happen. It's almost like the enemy thinks "Oh, they took over the Elmstreet district? Whatevs, I have a poker game in five minutes. NFG!" Which is really disappointing because not only do you need to capture a "zone", you need to be able to repulse an opposing force to hold it. I'm not advocating that you need to constantly run back to previous areas to do this, but having it be the "boss fight" after capturing each "zone" would have been a welcome addition.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 13:42 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 12:15:
Bacon and Soda Linked to Heart Disease Deaths.

*Jdreyer dumps the rest of his Baco~Cola down the drain.*

I don't drink sugared sodas but bacon? Fuck. That. I'll just die young, before the shitting myself and forgetting who I am phase hits.
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial
9. Re: Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial Mar 4, 2017, 18:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Let's not forget that this is the same Richard Garriot that gave us "Tabula Rasa" which hemorrhaged $200 million, and shut down less than a year after launch.

This guy is a has-been and needs to fade away.
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
12. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 11:17 Burrito of Peace
 
OK, so Ryzen isn't going to go toe-to-toe with Intel in single threaded IPC measurements yet. Still, they're not bad in the bang/buck department and this is first gen. I'm interested to see how Naples turns out versus Xeon. Anything to bring the Xeon price gouging to a lower pain threshold would be welcome.

And before anyone says "Nobody games on a Xeon"...I do and so do a lot of my peers because we do more with our workstations than game. I'll also be interested how AMD addresses side look and look ahead in comparison to how Xeons do it.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month
25. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month Mar 1, 2017, 12:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Eh, I'm more excited for the Ryzen benchmarks tomorrow. GPUs have been in the "good enough to game well" for a long time. I'm also old for this demographic and wear glasses so 1080p is about what I can handle. I'm more excited for Vega, its price points, and its Linux performance. Nvidia can eat a bag of dicks for what they're doing to GPU passthrough and consumer GPUs.  
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