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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 2441 (Senior)
User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 14, 2016, 11:28 Burrito of Peace
 
I read it and it lines up with what I have suspected all along that we, the US, is on the losing side of the "cyberwar".  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 13, 2016, 15:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 15:21:
OH SHUT UP you crying baby. Fuck you liberals are worse than bed bugs you follow every story everywhere and get into anything

FLAG ON THE FIELD! Unsupportable ad hominem attack. 25 yard penalty, third down.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Rescale Launches
4. Re: American Truck Simulator Rescale Launches Dec 13, 2016, 08:41 Burrito of Peace
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 13, 2016, 07:54:
Sadly does not include Interstate 76

You'd think ActiBlizzard would be thinking about a remake sometime soon.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch
17. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Dec 12, 2016, 15:31 Burrito of Peace
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 15:03:
Perhaps some knew but "Hindsight is 20/20" implies the vast majority did not. Let's be real. The game was pitched as-is at launch but delivered nothing beyond basic gameplay. There's no amount of foresight to prepare anyone for that.

I think there is if you're willing to forego the hype train. What was shown in demos and videos just wasn't technologically possible for the hardware and software we have at hand, period. Anyone who has been gaming long enough should have known that, there's tons of examples in gaming history that show that NMS is far from unique in its failings. I feel it takes a mighty leap to disregard those facts and history when you see the latest example of it coming down the pipeline.

Do I like the fact that NMS customers got screwed? On the whole, no. But I do take a bit of schadenfreude in the people whom are crying about it now when I and others told them that this was a bait and switch scheme were shouted down.

Procedurally generated, truly unique content may be possible on the hardware and with the software we have 20 years from now (outside of ASCII based efforts). It's nearly 2017 and we're struggling to get photorealistic visuals at an acceptable framerate with limited art assets.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 12, 2016, 14:55 Burrito of Peace
 
ldonyo wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 12:38:
In my own experiences, AMD have decent and competitive hardware now...

Surely you only mean their video cards. Their CPUs haven't been competitive in anything but price for a long time.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch
14. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Dec 12, 2016, 14:53 Burrito of Peace
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 12, 2016, 13:52:
Hindsight is 20/20. Nobody Some people knew NMS would not deliver core gameplay features heavily promoted as being in the game at launch by Sean and didn't buy it, knowing what was promised was technologically impossible to achieve at this time.

FTFY.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2016, 10:34 Burrito of Peace
 
Meanwhile, it's expected to be close to 70 here in central Texas.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2016, 08:19 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 18:20:
Quboid wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 17:51:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 17:27:
Scientists make huge chemotherapy breakthrough.

So simple.

I'm surprised by that headline, no pun intended. Is losing one's hair a significant enough problem that reducing this can be called "huge" when someone is dealing with a serious illness and high risk of death?

I'm lucky enough to have no personal experience so I may be undervaluing issues of self-confidence and dignity, and baldness is much less taboo for me than for half the population, so maybe I'm being an insensitive dick.
Men lose hair, meh, but female baldness is a whole other bag of tricks.

It is and I think it also depends on your personality and culture, too. My mom is the archetypal Southern Belle. She won't go out to the grocery store unless her hair is set, her makeup is done, and she is well dressed. When she was going through treatment for her cancer, her hair fell out and she was devastated. Cancer sucks a bag of dicks on so many levels but for someone like her, it robbed her of the ability to care for herself in a way that was personally meaningful to her.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 12, 2016, 07:42 Burrito of Peace
 
So I guess I don't get the point of this, beyond ideology. The cheapest 4GB version of the 460 on Amazon I can find is $120.99. The cheapest 4GB version of a 1050 I can find is $149.99. Even with the "unlocked" BIOSes of the two card models featured, they're still behind a stock BIOSed and clocked 1050. For the measly $30 difference, why not just pick up the 1050?  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 9, 2016, 16:47 Burrito of Peace
 
Never trust the cops. Never trust a corporation. Never, ever not secure and encrypt everything you own that has even the possibility of holding data about you, no matter how minute.

The only thing you ever need to say to a cop is "I would like to speak with my lawyer".
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 8, 2016, 11:17 Burrito of Peace
 
Bard wrote on Dec 8, 2016, 11:09:
Cloud computing is a stupid idea.

Having suffered through many migrations on customer requests to 'the cloud' it's resulted in HIGHER costs.

Cloud providers typically do not provide the administrative services customers require, and forcing administrators to use crappy web consoles of limited capability INCREASES the cost of administration, and slows down response time.

Troubleshooting issues is even worse, as the ratio of technicians to users is lower, so you lose money there from lost productivity.

God help you if a client wants to do something 'unusual'.

Then there's the security issues.
Then there's the bandwidth costs.
Then there's the slower performance.

Server hardware and storage isn't that expensive these days. Software licensing is rarely any different than the cloud version.


+1

All this plus you're wholly dependent on the provider's "security" which is completely out of your control.

Where I work now decided a couple of years back that they were going "in the cloud". Guess what we're doing now? Bringing everything back in-house with real hardware.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Deathwing Delayed Until Next Week
19. Re: Space Hulk Deathwing Delayed Until Next Week Dec 7, 2016, 23:24 Burrito of Peace
 
That's disappointing to read. Thank you all for the feedback. Guess I'll wait six months to a year and pick it up.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 7, 2016, 12:41 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 11:30:
And how long before corporations get in on the action and start tracking you everywhere you go?

They already do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 7, 2016, 11:33 Burrito of Peace
 
If there was only a single, solitary thing that this election taught me was just how fucked this country, the US, is. I mean, I knew it was seriously fucked before but now it's "DVDA at plaid speed" fucked.

You want to elect a businessman? Fine. History is littered with such attempts and about two of them were not corrupt. How about electing a businessperson with actual business experience instead of say, I don't know, someone propped up by their daddy whose only success is managing a brand.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Deathwing Delayed Until Next Week
1. Re: Space Hulk Deathwing Delayed Until Next Week Dec 7, 2016, 10:24 Burrito of Peace
 
Did anyone play the beta? How was it?  
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News Comments > PDX CON 2017 Announced
2. Re: PDX CON 2017 Announced Dec 6, 2016, 13:42 Burrito of Peace
 
Hipster beards....hipster beards everywhere!  
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News Comments > Free Stellaris DLC
4. Re: Free Stellaris DLC Dec 6, 2016, 08:28 Burrito of Peace
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 6, 2016, 02:48:
Great game. I just wish they would add more ship types.

Take a look at the "New Ship Classes and More" mod. Plus there is the "Star Trek New Horizons" mod that adds ships from pre-TOS era all the way to TNG. Naturally, there are Mass Effect, Halo, Star Wars, Star Trek, and others ship packs.

I unabashedly and unashamedly love Stellaris. The mods on the Steam Workshop alone have expanded the game enormously. I like the More Events mod, the Civilian Trade mod, food transport mod, Beautiful Universe mod, the parts pack mod which adds something like 500 new parts that are unlockable via research (making late game research actually useful, and the rebalanced War Score mod.
 
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News Comments > Full Throttle Remastered Trailer
12. Re: Full Throttle Remastered Trailer Dec 4, 2016, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
vacs wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 17:37:
Your comment is not even remotely smart nor funny.

Nor was Double Fine's actions when fucking over customers of one of their previous titles, either.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Beta Plans
27. Re: BATTLETECH Beta Plans Dec 3, 2016, 11:52 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 02:15:
nin wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 08:55:
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 2, 2016, 03:11:
Holy shit, how the hell did I miss this was in development?!


I kickstarted the shit out of it - $245!

Seriously where do you get that kind of money?

From a paycheck, the same way I did I would imagine.

The flight jacket is pretty slick, I have to admit.
 
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News Comments > Full Throttle Remastered Trailer
10. Re: Full Throttle Remastered Trailer Dec 3, 2016, 11:49 Burrito of Peace
 
Oh, is Double Fine going to release this, make a couple of half-assed patches, then completely abandon this and happily fuck over the buyers?  
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