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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 > Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Trailer
3. Re: Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Trailer Aug 3, 2016, 13:52 Burrito of Peace
 
I like the looks of it, like the fact that it has online co-op, and love the fact it has a Linux version.

Still, I'll wait for reviews on it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 31, 2016, 18:41 Burrito of Peace
 
All my credit cards switched to chip ~9 months ago. I have used those cards hundreds of times but not once have I ever been asked for a PIN.

My debit card recently received a chip replacement but the only thing I use that for is infrequent cash withdrawals. That, of course, requires a PIN at the ATM.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
50. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 18:06 Burrito of Peace
 
Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 12:54:
Why? Its a really ambitious project in a niche genre.

You and I must have very different definitions for the word "ambitious". This is anything but ambitious. Ambitious is trying something never before done or a radically different take on something pre-existing. This title is neither new nor radical.

Verno wrote on Jul 28, 2016, 12:54:
As long as their templates aren't super boring color palette swaps I think they can at least accomplish that.

Every video I have watched of this game shows me that is exactly what this is combined with mix and match parts to create "different" fauna and flora. 50 hojillion worlds that all use the same algorithm isn't anything special either.

This game has received so much unfounded hype that it is the emperor's new clothes of gaming right now. It reminds me of "Number of the Beast" but without any of the interesting or fun parts.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Trailer
42. Re: No Man's Sky Trailer Jul 28, 2016, 09:57 Burrito of Peace
 
When this game craters, it will be oddly satisfying.  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
142. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 00:16 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 22:03:
I did not see much parity, LINUX WAS STOMPING THE PISS out of Windows 10.

But what if Mr. Torvald puts the penquin in a walled garden.

Linux stomps the piss out of Windows period in system performance. However, that was Vulkan doing the stomping. That is why I am so excited about Vulkan. Cross platform performance with little extra effort required by developers. Hell, the three major engine developers already support Vulkan natively in their pipeline.

Mr. Torvalds is about as tolerant of walled gardens as he is of Nvidia's blob fuckery. This is his general reaction to anything not open source.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
123. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 21:35 Burrito of Peace
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 21:18:
There are forks of the Linux kernel that are locked down and millions of people use it everyday such as Android. A lot of what people attribute to Linux is really the GNU software ecosystem. Valve could replace all the userland apps with something more proprietary. Its a lot of work for little reward at at this point, perhaps in the future who knows.

Android isn't really locked down, though, is it? It can be rooted just as ChromeOS can. At that point, you can do anything you want with it.

While I do not disagree that GNU has been a part of Linux, I really wouldn't call userland software like ALSA, Pulse, GTK, Qt, LibreOffice or DEs like Cinnamon, I3, KDE, Gnome, Budgie, and Fluxbox GNU.

I also don't think that Valve has either the talent or chops to roll their own distro. I'm not dissing Valve, it's just not their area of expertise. That's pretty clear with the current state of SteamOS. However, I think they are hedging their bets by being so involved with Vulkan.

TheEmissary wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 21:18:
The problems facing SteamOS are the same problems that Linux as a whole faces. Those tend to be driver parity and testing and as well as lack of documentation to build FOSS versions. Linux is just as capable generally as a Windows PC. Similar to Windows ports the performance varies just as wildly based on the quality of the port.

Again, I do not disagree with you here. But it is fair to say that the driver situation has gotten enormously better, especially with AMD. Nvidia is being their usual dickish selves for the most part but they are opening up to Noveau. Even so, a lot of the mainline distros are now coming with driver managers to install the proprietary drivers for you with a click or two. Speaking of driver parity, have you seen this?
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
121. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 21:03 Burrito of Peace
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 18:28:
What do you think steam machines are? They are locked down PC's...

Steam Machines are nothing more than off the shelf component hardware that run an old version of Ubuntu with the Steam client installed and set to launch in to Big Picture mode.

Because SteamOS is based on Linux, there is no way in Hell that it is "locked down", as that defeats the very principles behind Linux. For fuck's sake, you can have the exact same "experience" of SteamOS on Arch (and its derivatives), Fedora (and its derivatives), Debian, Ubuntu (and its derivatives) and, FSM help me, fucking GENTOO!

There is nothing magical or special about SteamOS, it's just a convenience factor. Nothing more.

Before someone replies "B...b...but they COULD do it!", I'd just like to interject for a moment and tell you that the only way that Valve could even try to lock anything down is by releasing the Steam client as a closed blob. That in itself would be massive waste of time and resources given how much the Steam client on Linux requires dependencies, drivers, and libraries that are FOSS. They would literally have to re-engineer their entire library structure, dependencies, and drivers from scratch because everything they currently use is covered by the GPL. That will never happen because it's a futile effort.

However, let's take stupid pills and pretend they do, in fact, release the Steam client as a monolithic blob. Within a very short time, the community of millions is going to have a libre implementation that reverts the functionality of Steam right back to a FOSS and GPL compliant service. At that point, the only thing Valve can do is play whack-a-mole as it tries to block access from that libre service. They, Valve, couldn't even sue the makers of the libre replacement because Valve already released Steam on a GPL compliant OS and AS a GPL compliant OS. In this situation, you really can't ignore GPL because it is binding. Even Red Hat, which is many orders of magnitude more powerful and wealthy than Valve, doesn't want to fuck with the GPL. They release their source code as required and don't utter a peep.

Now, feel free to get back to waving dicks with little aluminum hats on them at each other about Microsoft and its practices.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
18. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 10:59 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 10:42:
You gotta wonder though, if GabeN views this as a threat, why not pour your billions into a real DX emulator? Hell, if Wine could do it on a shoestring, imagine what could be done with Steam's money?

Valve is a pretty big contributor to the Vulkan group, both monetarily and code wise. I think they're betting on a more performant API with support from the major engine developers rather than waste time and money on an emulator. WINE is great, don't get me wrong. I play a lot of my older game titles in it that flatout no longer work on Windows, but it is not an acceptable replacement for DirectX in modern computing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 25, 2016, 17:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:29:
No Man's Sky is basically a single player game.

Calling it a game is a bit of a stretch.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2016, 16:40 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 16:23:
So basically, they kept hunting and hunting until they found something to nail these guys with?

Yes, but this was far from the first step. KAT has been hounded from registrar to registrar until they landed in Costa Rica which told the MPAA to go fuck themselves. Since the witch hunters couldn't continue to break their domain linkage, they've resorted to criminal charges.

I'm not going to get in to the whole piracy/theft bullshit debate but I will say that KAT was generally amazing at being able to find things that were obscure or out of print. I hope that they will be able to continue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2016, 16:01 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 15:26:
I wonder, did they take down torrent listings when someone posted all the requisite info?

No, they regularly took down torrents with notes at the listing header such as "Removed by request of the copyright holder".
 
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News Comments > Urban Empire in January
2. Re: Urban Empire in January Jul 20, 2016, 18:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Punisher wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 18:26:
Either it's a typo or this has the longest development in history...

The dev has a time machine. They wanted to go back and see what it was really like back in 1017.
 
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News Comments > The Political Machine 2016 Campaign DLC
1. Re: The Political Machine 2016 Campaign DLC Jul 20, 2016, 12:42 Burrito of Peace
 
<crickets chirp mournfully in the moonlight]  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: What media companies don’t want you to know about ad blockers. Jul 17, 2016, 22:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 14:22:
Altho, I do think that wired internet should eventually be like wired telephone used to be and still kinda is, ubiquitous, a given. No matter where you go, there it is. I don't care if its fiber, as long as you have the no data cap option, I'm good.

I feel your pain. My current home connection is 3mb down and .5mb up. In reality, I can get about 150K/s of sustainable download speed and about 30K up. My other options are 4G at 5MB with a 5GB cap at $150/month and up. My other option is satellite with lag in the seconds range with a low data cap.

The shitty thing is there is fibre running on a pole that is two feet from my front fence.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
23. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 10, 2016, 00:17 Burrito of Peace
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:25:
Why so complicated?

Booting to a USB stick and following the onscreen prompts is complicated? Who knew?!

CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 21:25:
Even easier than hell is just using Windows backup which also has disk image functionality.

Except that Windows Backup doesn't do block copy, it does file level copy, and it stores it as a VHD file layout. Which is great, I guess, if I didn't want an exact replica of the disk as it appears on the platters and I wanted to mount my backup as a VM or image with imagex.

But, since I want a backup that I can absolutely trust and recover, Windows Backup simply won't do.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
18. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 21:08 Burrito of Peace
 
For people whom are concerned about stability after upgrading:

Just use Clonezilla, it's free, to do a full disk image of your boot drive to an external or NAS. Then do the upgrade. If it's fucked, just reimage the disk with the backup you made.

Easy as Hell.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
17. Re: LGR - Building a 486 DOS PC Jul 9, 2016, 21:06 Burrito of Peace
 
yuastnav wrote on Jul 9, 2016, 17:57:
n my Debian installation

There's your problem right there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2016, 14:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jul 8, 2016, 11:39:
I WANT AN HD REMAKE ROCKSTAR DAMMIT


ON THE PC!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
8. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 7, 2016, 19:29 Burrito of Peace
 
I can't wait for this thing to disappear off the fucking radar and for the fanboys to stop jerking off over it constantly. It'll be boring as fuck with the same content over and over and over again.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 18:23 Burrito of Peace
 
As others have said, thanks for the 20 years, Blue!

It has been my daily first stop for as long as I can remember. Although I didn't register an account for many years, I read it long before that.

Keep up the good work and do a retrospective on the hardware that has run BN!
 
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