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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 > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 31, 2017, 08:17 Burrito of Peace
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 21:44:
I routinely install fiber in brand new, $600k+ houses, where there's coax to every wall and cat5 to nothing. Too fucking bad!

This is something I do not understand. When I had my current home built, I specced Cat6A runs to every room in the house and the garage except for the bathrooms. The next house will also have Cat6A cables so that everything except mobile devices can and will be hardwired. The speed difference is enormous between wired and wi-fi.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week
12. Re: Fallout 4 Hi-Rez Texture Pack Next Week Jan 31, 2017, 08:09 Burrito of Peace
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 22:31:
The reality is for a lot of people, everyone has a parent and that's something they can relate to. Not everyone has a kid, and that's something you can't relate to unless you have one. I and my one sister have no problems "getting" the story, my youngest sister and a friend I've had since childhood who don't have kids yet? They can't get the storyline. To them it feels "meh" and I fully get that. Compare that to the other FO stories, saving people because you're the best likely candidate or to save your tribe, revenge because someone tried to kill you and so on. Those latter ones are tried and true methods of tying you into the RPG.

That's a damn fine explanation. Like many others, I felt FO4's story was "meh" at best and more often than not just boring and I absolutely do not have children that I am legally aware of. The setting didn't much lend itself to any sort of excitement, either. Boston, at least in the Fallout universe, was one of the most boring places we've been taken.

Whomever at Bethesda is in charge of their story department needs to go see a shrink and deal with their dysfunctional family issues. FO3? Daddy abandonment issues. FO4? Father-son abandonment issues.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Series Hiatus?
18. Re: Deus Ex Series Hiatus? Jan 30, 2017, 11:58 Burrito of Peace
 
For me, MD had a sense of generic sameness that caused me to be disinterested with it after about 15 hours of gameplay. Going back and forth across Prague where nothing seemed to change just got boring and I could never really get invested in the story. Also, this time around, Jensen just irked me. The whisper-growl is played out and the story itself seemed to be...hackneyed, tired, or done before. At least up until the point I played. Jensen also comes off as an unsympathetic raging asshole. I'm not looking for Mr. Rogers, but something relatable would have been nice.

I had a much more enjoyable time with Satellite Reign, despite some of its rougher elements, in scratching my cyperpunk itch. As someone upthread said, I also think Cyberpunk 2077 is going to come out and erase Deus Ex for collective memories, for the same reason that The Witcher 3 destroyed the RPG genre attempts of other studios.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 29, 2017, 23:25 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 29, 2017, 22:46:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 29, 2017, 21:10:
The MSI thing is why I exclusively buy workstation class boards. I don't give a shit about gimmicky crap, I just want a solid, stable, reliable board.

You think this is a MSI only thing?
SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 (from Asus)
^^

No, far from it. Thus why I don't buy "gaming" motherboards.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 29, 2017, 21:10 Burrito of Peace
 
The MSI thing is why I exclusively buy workstation class boards. I don't give a shit about gimmicky crap, I just want a solid, stable, reliable board.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale
16. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale Jan 28, 2017, 00:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 12:53:
How much DLC does Stellaris have and how much will it have before year end?

Two. One cosmetic and the other game play expansion. Two more are planned this year (according to the dev diary from October, I think) that are content packs. Of course, this doesn't count the 4 game updates planned for 2017 which adds more game content, revised and new game systems, and more late game surprises....totally free.

Having watched a few LP vids of Star Ruler 2, it seems like the kind of game you play when extensive macros in Excel give you wood.

 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale
5. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Patch; Sale Jan 27, 2017, 01:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 22:53:
Any verdict on which current 4X game is "the best", or at least highly recommended?

Stellaris. Frequent updates with free shit, constantly improving gameplay, excellent mods, and a thriving community.
 
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News Comments > ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown PC Announcement
3. Re: ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown PC Announcement Jan 26, 2017, 11:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Please no stupid in-flight refueling.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
12. Re: Prey in May Jan 26, 2017, 08:06 Burrito of Peace
 
rawbelly wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 02:04:
We need an old abandoned Football stadium somewhere where masses of people can just show up and beat each other to death, gladiator style. Get it out of their systems.

Do you want Thunderdome? Because that's how you get Thunderdome.
 
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News Comments > Apocalypse Now - the Game Kickstarter
14. Re: Apocalypse Now - the Game Kickstarter Jan 26, 2017, 08:01 Burrito of Peace
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 07:13:
I'd like to a see Vietnam era game...

As would I and I want to see it done in the vein of Spec Ops: The Line. No "America! Fuck yeah!" bullshit, but honest, moral choices that are difficult as fuck to make. Buttstroke the kid that may be loaded with a grenade toddling toward a troop transport, thus potentially saving your squad, or let the kid approach because they might not have a grenade?

Raze some shithole village surrounded by rice paddies because they might be Charlie sympathizers or take them at their word when they say they aren't and leave it be?

Have an existential conversation about the uselessness of a protracted war with no clearly defined goals with your squadmate while dug in as bullets scream by overhead.

Show Vietnam for what it was.

But also, remember, CHARLIE...DON'T...SURF!
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
16. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 25, 2017, 23:20 Burrito of Peace
 
Limit Theory, yet another No Man's Sky in the making that people on this very site felated exuberantly whenever links were posted about it.

NMS, LT, and games like it (including Star Citizen of which I backed many, many years ago for $20, I think) are never, ever going to happen on today's hardware with today's programming language. There simply isn't enough raw horsepower to deliver what's promised and there's not a language yet created that can abstract and then extrapolate the mass flood of data needed to create a dynamic experience in a way that is fast, flexible, and approachable by the average coder.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 24, 2017, 17:33 Burrito of Peace
 
BobBob wrote on Jan 24, 2017, 13:32:
When I order something via Amazon Prime, how do I know if it has free return shipping? Or is that always a given?

Return shipping is always free and they credit your billing method as soon as they get notification that you have either dropped off the package at a UPS location or UPS has picked it up from your home.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided A Criminal Past Next Month
2. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided A Criminal Past Next Month Jan 24, 2017, 11:42 Burrito of Peace
 
I couldn't finish this game. It just became boring and I got disinterested.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Steam Quietly Adds the Ability to Move Game Install Folders. Jan 20, 2017, 23:32 Burrito of Peace
 
OK, but can I finally put my Steam directory on a network drive (not a share, but an actually mapped network drive)?  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 18, 2017, 13:48 Burrito of Peace
 
I have zero fucks to give about Half-Life 3. Half-Life 1 & 2 were great for their day but the expectation level for 3 has risen to the point that it can never be fulfilled.

A new Portal would be interesting so long as they kept the humor and puzzles intact.

As for VR, VR is a nascent industry with several problems and obstacles to overcome before it becomes a commodity item. While VR headsets have a near universal fit, they do not have a universal fit. VR headesets have to fit everybody's face, including those whom wear glasses, comfortably or its an immediate non-starter as an industry wide standard. It also has to settle on a platform standard. Right now, there's the Oculus Rift, Vive, and a handful of other "also ran" products. They are not interchangeable. Contrast with monitors which are. I can slam a Dell, Samsung, Acer, Asus, BenQ or other monitor on my desk, plug it in to my graphics port and it works without needing a separate supported platform for each..

VR might be a commodity item in a decade but not sooner, no matter what the fanboys bleat to the contrary. It is a niche product for a niche market.
 
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News Comments > Has-Been Heroes Announced
3. Re: Has-Been Heroes Announced Jan 14, 2017, 00:05 Burrito of Peace
 
"...rougelike..."

DRINK!
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Server and Mod Support Details
7. Re: Conan Exiles Server and Mod Support Details Jan 13, 2017, 20:11 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 16:46:
Right, this from a company too lazy to even specify the AMD requirements.

Few really give a shit about "also ran" products.

On topic, I wonder if this is a Windows only "server" application or is it a binary that can be run on a Linux box as well?

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 12, 2017, 06:52 Burrito of Peace
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 06:03:
Why should they stop trying exactly? How would that be better for you and I having less competition and innovation in the market?

Nintendo would first have to compete with the other two and actually innovate for that statement to be true.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
34. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 12, 2017, 06:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Slick wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 02:08:
Wait, are you telling us that you're running 3x2 monitors? you have 6 monitors? 6 monitors have you?

That would be correct. While this machine is not specifically for gaming, I do use it to game on. When I am using it for its intended purpose, all six of those monitors are heavily utilized.

Slick wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 02:08:
Either Ubuntu or RedHat. But it's been nothing but headaches, every update is like 2-3 days of troubleshooting just to get the damned computer to boot. It's ridiculous.

I'm going to guess it's probably Ubuntu since RHEL is nothing if not stable as a rock. That's Ubuntu's fault, not Linux in general's fault.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
16. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 11, 2017, 22:50 Burrito of Peace
 
Slick wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:12:
i'm sure the solution of VMing windows to play game will fix the issue of "horrific performance".

Setup your iommu groups correctly, utilize VT-d, provide the VM with enough memory and cores and you have very near native performance. Using passthrough, you get very, very little in the way of a performance hit. Here's a rather extreme example of it using unrAID.

Slick wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:12:
also, what horrific performance? care to specify? have not noticed any perf degradation.

On my 3x2 setup, I have noticed a marked increase in screen flicker that doesn't happen on my Linux installation on the same box. I'm also starting to notice micro-stutters that were not previously there (again, doesn't happen on the Linux side). In particular, I noticed while playing Stellaris that there were huge dips in the FPS especially in the middle of my war with a friend where we're throwing multiple 100k fleets at each other in different systems simultaneously. Put the game in to windowed mode on a single screen, problems go away. He's got a 2x2 setup and is also experiencing similar issues after the update and dropping the game on to a single screen fixes the issue for him as well.

As I play Stellaris MP quite a bit on massive galaxies, it's kind of problem for me. Until this shit gets sorted, I'll just download the Linux client and play it from there.
 
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