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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 > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 13, 2015, 17:59 Burrito of Peace
 
For me, the fact that my parents (whom are in their late 60s) cut cable entirely and get all their content via an Xbox One and an HTPC that I built for them tells me a lot about the state of the cable industry. When you have the Boomers cutting out your service because their bill for the 5 channels they watch regularly (due to your shitty "package" system and inability to offer an ala carte service) is over $100 NOT counting all the bullshit, made up "fees" you tack on, then the cable industry is absolutely fucking clueless. Between my Amazon Prime account, and their Hulu and Netflix accounts, they've got access to all their favorite content and new movies releases for less than 25% of their former cable bill.

The sad part is that when cable companies finally pull their head out of their collective asses and figure this out, they will jack up the rates of their internet services and start slapping draconian data caps on its usage so they can attempt to recover that lost revenue. Given how bought and paid for the politicians are by these very same cable companies, there will be no market competition to keep these assholes' prices in check as they will literally be the only game in town (or one of two).
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Free Weekend
15. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Free Weekend Dec 12, 2015, 23:05 Burrito of Peace
 
I bought the game when it was new and played it for a few weeks. Like others have mentioned, the terrible writing, so-boring-watching-grass-grow-would-be-more-exciting quests, and the abysmal graphics were huge turnoffs for me.

All we needed was Skyrim co-op.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: UK citizens may soon need licenses to photograph some stuff they already own Dec 12, 2015, 22:33 Burrito of Peace
 
What if I buy a TV but only hook it up to an HTPC to watch Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime? At that point it's just a monitor.  
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News Comments > Rokh Announced
2. Re: Rokh Announced Dec 11, 2015, 11:25 Burrito of Peace
 
players will have to work together

To promote real social and economic dynamics between the colonists, these systems are designed to be impossible to be mastered by a single player.

I'll just stick to Planetbase. Systems like these never work out well as there will always be those assholes whom don't hold up their end either through laziness or just being dicks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2015, 17:31 Burrito of Peace
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 12:50:
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 12:04:
The only thing that kept me from going the Intel route with my latest upgrade is the fact that an unlocked i5 Haswell costs more than a decent AM3+ board and FX-8350 combined.

Zen better damn-well live up to the numbers and assurances which AMD is throwing around. Christ knows it's long over-due and anything less will make it a colossal failure.

4690 with MB: $240
4690k with MB: $260
6600 with MB: $275
6600k with MB: $340
FX 8350 with MB: $205


Running gimped, crap-tastic AMD hardware: Priceless.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed
4. Re: XCOM 2 in February; Digital Deluxe Edition Revealed Dec 10, 2015, 11:59 Burrito of Peace
 
SWEET! Really looking forward to this!  
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News Comments > Chucklefish Forums Breached
3. Re: Chucklefish Forums Breached Dec 10, 2015, 11:58 Burrito of Peace
 
In the modern era of these near constant breaches, why is SecOps seemingly the LAST thing on the "to-do" list of many businesses?  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week
1. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week Dec 9, 2015, 11:27 Burrito of Peace
 
If there is one thing I wish Elite had, it was a better tutorial introduction. Have new players run through a three to five mission arc that shows them the basics of the game organically instead of the currently very stilted scenarios.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
16. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year? Dec 8, 2015, 15:38 Burrito of Peace
 
I hope they take their time and do it right. I tried scratching my Syndicate itch with Satellite Reign and came away deeply disappointed.  
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News Comments > Oriental Empires Announced
1. Re: Oriental Empires Announced Dec 7, 2015, 10:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Cue PC outrage at the use of the word "Oriental" in 3...2...1...GO!  
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News Comments > Eagle Flight Announced
7. Re: Eagle Flight Announced Dec 7, 2015, 09:40 Burrito of Peace
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 03:14:
...your ability to hunt, sleep, etc.), nesting and mating!

"Did you know that bald eagles are known to engage in a bizarre mating ritual where two eagles fly upwards, lock talons, and fall towards the earth while rotating, separating almost before they crash into the ground, if and only if they consummate their bird fuck. If they don't, they are willing to accept their death by hard ground. It's the ultimate race against the clock."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 3, 2015, 12:58 Burrito of Peace
 
I have a Note 3 currently and I was interested in to the Note 5 until, like many other people, it was announced to not have a user replaceable battery and no micro SD slot.

I just held on to my Note 3. Maybe the Note 8 will have one with a replaceable batter and micro SD card slot.
 
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News Comments > Arma 3 Nexus Update
5. Re: Arma 3 Nexus Update Dec 2, 2015, 13:03 Burrito of Peace
 
LittleMe wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 12:54:
Yes that's called 'dependency hell' and that's from what Linux users suffer.


No, we don't. I haven't experienced that in years now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: A Car Dealers Wonít Sell: Itís Electric Nov 30, 2015, 23:04 Burrito of Peace
 
wtf_man wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 20:21:
Actually, electric motors have way more torque... but towing or doing something heavy-duty would drain the battery way too fast.

A Dodge RAM eco-diesel might be your ticket... and if the word goes kaflooey, you can always run it on scrounged fry oil.

DC motors do have a ton of torque, agreed. But torque only goes so far and that's when the horsepower kicks in, which DC motors lack.

Not buying a Dodge anything, ever. If the world shits the bed, I'll be using a couple of burros and a cart. All I need to scrounge are grass and water.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Truly Out of the Blue... Nov 30, 2015, 19:05 Burrito of Peace
 
Hey Blue,

Will you ever implement HTTPS for BN?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: A Car Dealers Wonít Sell: Itís Electric Nov 30, 2015, 18:46 Burrito of Peace
 
I'll be interested when they can make a hybrid F150 that gets 30+ MPG and still holds its near (usually over) 400 hp/torque numbers.  
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News Comments > Black Friday Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Black Friday Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 28, 2015, 11:55 Burrito of Peace
 
What, Supafly from Daikatana wasn't enough?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 25, 2015, 16:30 Burrito of Peace
 
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 13:04:
What a surprise!

Indeed! AMD has shit drivers on Linux and always has. I don't expect anything to change with that company slowly circling the drain.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 23, 2015, 12:13 Burrito of Peace
 
I don't think it's a hardware issue but one of software. The original Xbox ran on a modified NT kernel with some pretty specific DirectX instructions. It was also released 15 years ago. Since both the Xbox and Xbox One are basically PCs, think about it this way: how many 15 year old games work on a modern system without any sort of tweaking? Even GOG has to do a lot of work to resurrect some of our favorite games of the past and sometimes they don't always work perfectly or even well (Interstate '76, for example).

Also, remember that all Xbox Ones recently received the system update that updated them to the Win10 codebase. So they're on DX11 and DX12 now. The original used DirectX 8.1 and was not capable of being updated by design.

Some, if not most, of the features of DirectX 9 are deprecated now and the ones that do work are done via emulation in DX11/12. That's hard enough. Going from a static, ancient 8.1 codebase to the modern codebase is a non-trivial underaking. I give them credit for trying it in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2015, 06:40 Burrito of Peace
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 23, 2015, 03:53:
Just remember, the more times you orbit the more course corrections you'll need to do to keep in orbit.

Should we get you a copy of Kerbal Space Program?

Let's introduce him to MechJeb.
 
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