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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 Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2018, 17:36 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 17:10:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 17:02:
Did anyone ever really think that this wouldn't happen? It will split more than once.

Tribalism and capitalism working together basically guarantees it.
Cool, can't wait to have a normal persons internet seperate from a gop one.


I can't wait to have an internet like it used to be, without malicious hacking, fake news, malware, and corporate interference.

God, this is a really good bowl...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 22, 2018, 17:34 Burrito of Peace
 
If I were to judge solely by the posts on BN, "Mean And Angry Canadian" would apply to everything in Canada.  
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News Comments > On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects
11. Re: On Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Prospects Sep 22, 2018, 17:32 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 17:24:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 16:52:
snp
only 4 fucks.., 3 ass.. and just 1 retarded
Bruh, you're seriously slacking
You gotta stay edgy or you'll become irrelevant


Yeah but Sempai nailed it with the single "cunt".

CJ's post was just the post-coital afterglow.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 22, 2018, 12:38 Burrito of Peace
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 22, 2018, 12:03:
What makes you think they can compete? They haven't "responded" in over 10 years.

I am not an AMD fanboy but if Navi comes out and is close to or equal to the 1080 at a much lower price, then that is a most definite win for AMD because, according to the August Steam Hardware Survey, more than 60% of people play at 1080 resolution. Nvidia circle jerking it to 4K resolution and performance when that very same survey says that less than 10% of people are using 2K or higher resolution is stupid. If we only count 4K, it's 1.75% of total surveyed hardware and that makes it even more pathetic.

Let's use me as an example. My current video card is a 970 and I run a 1080 group of monitors. I play mostly strategy games and sims with the rare FPS thrown in now and again. My hardware is 5 years old and still cutting it for what I want or need it to do. My only bottleneck is the 3.5GB of VRAM on that 970 and that is somewhat alleviated by 32GB of fast DDR3 the machine has. So when I go to upgrade next year, the most important thing I am going to consider is "How do I get better performance for all my tasks in 1080p for the least amount of money?"

That's going to be AMD. So at the very least, I'll be looking at a Ryzen octocore with virtualization support and as much RAM as I can stuff on to the board. 32GB is minimum, but I would prefer 64GB or better. Then I'll look next at what is going to be the best price-to-performance ratio at 1080p in the games I play. Not synthetic benchmarks, not an FPS in demo mode...but actual real world performance in the areas that interest me. Compared the to 2080 price point, the Navi architecture will probably be less expensive and fit the bill nicely.

That's where AMD wins because performance from AMD's offerings in both CPU and GPU are "good enough" for the average mid-level gamer like me. We are the mainstream, not people willing to shell out $1200 for a single GPU and running less than 2% of all hardware surveyed by Steam. In that mainstream segment, AMD responded very well and has garnered both profit and market share from doing so.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 19 Video
4. Re: Farming Simulator 19 Video Sep 21, 2018, 16:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 21, 2018, 16:48:
"...filled with exciting new farming activities." -- is it possible the person who wrote this didn't bust out laughing at the time?

Probably, if they had any small scale ag experience. We have a small farmstead that the wife and I work to grow our own vegetables, herbs, fruits and to raise chickens for eggs and meat. After you put in a lot of hard work doing soil prep, tilling, plowing, planting, and care, it's exciting to see the fruits of your labor pay off with healthy plants and animals that are great producers.

I even think it's fun to work on the tractor doing maintenance and repair. Really zen.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 19 Video
2. Re: Farming Simulator 19 Video Sep 21, 2018, 16:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Blahman wrote on Sep 21, 2018, 13:07:
Obligatory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEJHrmliVQw


You're doing God's work.
 
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Acquires Alone in the Dark & Act of War
4. Re: THQ Nordic Acquires Alone in the Dark & Act of War Sep 20, 2018, 06:30 Burrito of Peace
 
While they're at it, could they also please acquire the rights to the Independence War series and make another of those?

I loved those games so much and the second one especially still plays very well to this day.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 19, 2018, 19:47 Burrito of Peace
 
I haven't bought anything from NewEgg in a long, long time. They used to be the price leader but now I can find better prices elsewhere so that's where I shop. Amazon, surprisingly, is often cheaper and I get Prime two day delivery on top of that.  
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News Comments > Batman - The Telltale Series Free Episode 1
9. Re: Batman - The Telltale Series Free Episode 1 Sep 17, 2018, 21:39 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 17:38:
El Pit wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 14:13:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 14:11:
Luke wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 13:46:
Its freeee just install our spyware....its freee its freeeeeeeee

He types from a Windows OS...

Putting Luke, deqer, and Suppa7 on the block list makes Blue's News a much, much, much saner place. Try it!

Don't forget about Timmeh! Although he occasionally has a coherent comment.

Eh, I don't block anyone or ignore anyone. To me, that's the equivalent of being a five year old, sticking your fingers in your ears, and chanting "La-la-la, I can't hear you!" Can people be obnoxious and nonsensical at times? Sure. Hell, I'm sure I have been nonsensical and obnoxious at time but here we are, still trading messages.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2018, 20:35 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 19:04:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 18:39:
DukeFNukem wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 18:07:
If we allowed kids to use the honor system to verify their age we might as well start allowing it for the purchase of cigarettes and alcohol.

If you think that the ID requirement is stopping kids from drinking or smoking, you're wrong.
But it is stopping them from purchasing cigs and alcohol.

Unless you live within driving range of a reservation...which happened a lot when I was growing up. There's also the black market which will step in when people of all ages want something and government regulation tries to crack down on it. See: the war on drugs.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2018, 14:25 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 14:16:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 14:08:
<cranky Burrito>
Junior is spanking it to Asian transsexual midget bestiality leather porn like a cocaine binge fueled bonobo
</cranky Burrito>

JDreyer wants to use this as his sig.

Go for it!
 
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News Comments > Batman - The Telltale Series Free Episode 1
4. Re: Batman - The Telltale Series Free Episode 1 Sep 17, 2018, 14:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Luke wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 13:46:
Its freeee just install our spyware....its freee its freeeeeeeee

He types from a Windows OS...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2018, 14:08 Burrito of Peace
 
<cranky Burrito>

You know...fuck 'em. My life does not revolve around the failure at parenting of others. This attempt at pushing puritanical bullshit while screeching "THE CHILLLDRRRREEEN" is asinine and shallow. If you don't like something, don't partake of it. Use some goddamned self-control. Don't want your precious, pure-as-driven-snow children exposed to anatomy that more than 50% of the world's population has? Be a fucking parent and invest your time in upgrading your skills to configure whatever device you give Junior/Juniorette so that material you deem offensive is blocked. Oh, you're going to say that they outsmarted you and now Junior is spanking it to Asian transsexual midget bestiality leather porn like a cocaine binge fueled bonobo? THEN YOU FUCKING FAILED AS A PARENT! It is not my job, as random Joe User, or the platform's job to police shit that you, and only you, deem offensive when literally no one else has an issue with it.

</cranky Burrito>
 
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News Comments > Overwatch WINE Bans
8. Re: Overwatch WINE Bans Sep 16, 2018, 17:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 16, 2018, 11:17:
Just out of total curiosity, what would be the benefit of that? IOW, would it be worth ditching Windows for this kind of setup?

I think it honestly depends on how you view your computer and your use of it. I generally try to be pretty fair in these kinds of discussions because no one has an identical use case scenario. For me, it has been totally worth it to ditch Windows. I don't come home to a system that has rebooted because it was during "inactive hours", losing whatever data I had in applications that I had left open. I no longer have an OS that I am fighting to retain my settings because what the vendor thinks my settings should be and what I think my settings should be are two wildly differing states. I no longer have to jump to a bunch of different, non-linear "control" applications, it's all in one place.

I think, just in general, it's a better OS for me than Windows. I find it to be more performant on my hardware than Windows was and I like the fact that Linux respects and values my freedom and privacy. Pretty much any distro "just works" out of the box these days, including drivers for Nvidia cards, Broadcom wifi chipsets, and RealTek NICs. If someone is brand new to Linux, I generally steer them toward Linux Mint or Manjaro, with more of an emphasis on Manjaro since I think it is a more polished distro than Mint is while also not being tied to the sins of Ubuntu.

jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2018, 12:41:
FPS and graphics are about the same?

In terms of Overwatch, see RedEye's link. In terms of FC5 and TW:R II, more or less with an emphasis on "more". TW:R II, for example, is a notorious system resource hog and does, at times, chug a bit but I also experienced that the last time I played it under Windows with the same hardware. Outside of that, it feels identical. FC5 took a bit of tweaking to get right, not going to lie, but I think that more had to do with my hardware than the actual game itself. But I still want to mention it in case someone else runs across the same thing. However, after doing the tweaks specific to my system, it certainly feels smooth and responsive at 1080p.

Best thing I can suggest is dual boot, run it native on your hardware, and find out. If you choose to dual boot, I strongly recommend doing so with a separate hard drive so you can go back to a Windows only system if you decide Linux isn't your thing.

As always, if you choose Manjaro, and run in to some trouble and need help, feel free to hit me up and I will assist you as best as I can.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch WINE Bans
3. Re: Overwatch WINE Bans Sep 16, 2018, 10:57 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2018, 14:56:
I'm surprised you can get the Fidelity you need to play Overwatch successfully under Linux.

I'm currently playing FC5 under Proton (Steam Play) on Manjaro without a hitch. Overwatch wouldn't be much of a problem.

Even Total War: Rome II is playing nicely.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12. Re: Gone Gold - Assassin's Creed Odyssey Sep 16, 2018, 10:54 Burrito of Peace
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 15, 2018, 20:48:
Creston wrote on Sep 15, 2018, 20:22:
and can't wait to see which paths you'll choose

I'm gonna guess it's Path A or Path B.

Still on the fence about this. It looks basically just like a reskin of Origins. :\

was origins any good? i've had it sitting on my hard drive for a year barely touched.

That depends if you like history or not. Origins had a chance to do something genuinely awesome and creative with the rich legacy of ancient Egypt and...we got the same tired, overdone story of Cleopatra. Yawn.

I played the Hell out of it, doing side missions and the like to explore the world, but only got about halfway through the main story arc when Cleopatra showed up and just stopped playing. There were no surprises and, to me, that was a massive letdown so I got bored.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2018, 21:25 Burrito of Peace
 
Generally, I wouldn't eat a dog or a cat because I view them as functional companions. However, if the difference between starvation and death or survival and continuation was eating little Fluffy?

Pass the BBQ sauce and thank Fluffy for their noble sacrifice.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. McQueen: Don't Watch Movies On Laptops. Sep 13, 2018, 18:35 Burrito of Peace
 
I get what Mike Ryan is trying to say but he completely ignores what many people, including some here on this site, have a problem with at the theater and that is other human beings.

I don't give a damn if your film is so finely crafted that in a thousand years they will build theater temples and only play that film while millions weep in pure joy, you're not going to get rid of the problem that human beings are, inherently, dicks. Many are tired of other people being dicks in public and technology has advanced to the point where we no longer have to put up with dickish behavior simply to entertain ourselves.

That doesn't even begin to cover the ridiculous cost at the concession stand.

There's just no value anymore in going to a theater to see a movie.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 13, 2018, 15:54 Burrito of Peace
 
I don't own any CDs (or any other physical music media) but I do have close to 7TB worth of music.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 12, 2018, 18:06 Burrito of Peace
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 12, 2018, 14:23:
Unless they want to pay for it to be ran to them, but surprise! No one does.

Actually, they won't even do that unless you're going to pay for a business class fiber line. At my previous residence, we got a whopping 3Mbps connection. That only actually got 3Mbps on every alternating Tuesday, at 2:17AM, if the moon was full, and Mars was in retrograde. More often than not, even in the wee early hours of the morning, you'd be really lucky to sustain a 1Mbps connection. There was literally fiber line on the telephone poles 50 feet in front of my house. I called the provider (the ONLY provider in the area, mind you) and, after several calls back and forth, got to speak with the area construction manager. I flat out offered to pay the entire cost of a fibre run to my house. Construction, equipment, labor, everything. They would not do it. He sympathized with my situation and realized it was ridiculous but the company wouldn't authorize it even if the customer agreed to foot the whole bill.

Ended up moving because of the shitty, unreliable internet service because at the time I was working from home and VPNing into work.
 
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