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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 13, 2016, 20:01 Burrito of Peace
 
So Skylake-X will eventually become Skylake-E in the Xeon space in, what, 2 years or so? Skylake Xeons were just recently released but a whole new socket (2066? Really?) seems rather silly but Intel IS in the chipset business, too.

 
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News Comments > Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Released
2. Re: Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation Released Nov 10, 2016, 19:50 Burrito of Peace
 
I'd just rather they announced SoaSE II.  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Launch Trailer
7. Re: Dishonored 2 Launch Trailer Nov 9, 2016, 15:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Meh. The first one was so boring I didn't even finish it.

Whatever this is, it certainly isn't Thief and it isn't nearly as good as the first two Thief titles were.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2016, 12:33 Burrito of Peace
 
I never understood people who spent hours buying a car. It should never take you more than 30 minutes to seal the deal.

In no particular order:

* Research the vehicle's cost with the options you want. There are plenty of resources available online that you can cross-reference. I usually go with median -$500 UNLESS I find a screaming deal at a particular dealership.
* Know, down to the penny, how much you want to pay for the vehicle and stick to it. Do not waver.
* Be ready to walk if you feel someone is wasting your time: "I need to go check with my sales manager." "You have exactly the amount of time it takes for me to walk to my current car and drive home."
* Do not fall in to the "four square" trap. The is easily identifiable by the words "How much do you want to pay per month?" I always flatly reply "That is irrelevant, we're negotiating on the total price of the vehicle."
* After the above, super shitty and sleazy salespukes will say "Is this cash or finance?" Just repeat the last answer. If they say how you plan to pay for the vehicle changes the price...walk and walk fast. You're being setup to be fucked.
* Setup your financing, if needed, beforehand. You will almost always get a better deal than what a dealership will offer UNLESS you have the credit to take advantage of 0% financing.
* Avoid extended warranties, they're nearly universally bullshit. One, they're not usually through the vehicle manufacturer and, two, they're probably only honored at places that are either shady as fuck or way the Hell and gone. Salespukes will try to say "But the cost of replacing your transmission is X dollars! You'll be saving thousands!" I generally reply "If your transmission can't last at least 250,000 miles with only regular service intervals, I need to go buy from a different manufacturer." Replace answer with whatever other part they claim will be expensive to fix.
* You are not there to make friends. Don't be afraid to be firm and, if necessary, a little bit of an asshole. You're there to buy a car for as little money as possible. Salespukes make commission either way, so fuck 'em if they get their jimmies rustled.
* Test drive your vehicle of choice and then go home. Wait a couple of days to make sure that you actually want the car and aren't just in the throes of lust and "gotta have". Unless you're buying something like a GT500 or Corvette ZR1 or any other low volume specialty car, there's a really good chance it'll be there when you go back.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 6, 2016, 22:19 Burrito of Peace
 
Fuck CoD and its wankery bullshit.

Better news...SKYRIM IS BACK IN THE TOP 10! A 4 year old game!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 16:45 Burrito of Peace
 
Retired wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 16:16:
V8 (Though I am slowly coming around to both of Ford's EcoBoost V6s)

The Ecoboost isn't as good as people tout it to be. It isn't all that fast and the gas mileage SUCKS! I am averaging 16 mpg.

(I own a 2013 Ford F150 Limited with Eco)


I'm coming around due to my parents' trucks. Mom has a '16 with the 2.7 and Dad has a '17 with the 3.5. Mom averages about 19 but that's just short runs from where they live to the closest town. Dad drives about 140 miles round trip daily commute and he's getting 21. His 3.5 out drags the 5.0 in my truck, that's for sure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 15:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 14:19:
Since we're talking about cars:

What's your criteria for car shopping? What's important to you?

Depends on the vehicle for me.

For Cars
* Fast
* Sexy
* Reliable
* V8
* PCM that is user accessible and able to be interfaced with
* 2 door
* Parts availability (Speed parts, mostly)

For Trucks
* V8 (Though I am slowly coming around to both of Ford's EcoBoost V6s)
* Standard sized bed (no shorty bed urban garage queens)
* Reliable
* Durable
* Comfortable
* Good towing capacity
* Ford**

**I tend to stick with Fords because I've always received excellent service from them. The 550 was a monster that didn't care what you attached to the ball or fifth wheel hitches, it just pulled like a mule all day and night. Only problem I ever had was one of the turbos blowing apart but that was actually a Garrett problem, not a Ford problem. All of my F150s have been bulletproof and have seen in excess of fairly hard 250K miles without issues. My current one is a '10 that has been used to haul several different trailers, has had rock, wood, dirt, hay, sand, and a ton of other stuff dumped in the bed, we use it to go bush camping regularly, I drive it daily to commute for work,and we often take it on long trips because she's just so damn comfortable. My previous was a '97 that was hammered on as a ranch truck and the only reason I sold it was because a friend needed a long bed truck in a hurry. Then there's the Lightning which, while technically still an F150, is a world unto herself. What's not to love about a 500+hp sport truck?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 15:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2016, 13:44:
I don't know why people always go on about Lucas electrics.

Because they made an objectively terrible product. Your experience is the exception, not the rule. When I had my S2 E-Type, I was constantly chasing down shorts in it. Once I ripped all the Lucas crap out and replaced it, I never had another problem. My dad had a very similar experience with his Spitfire. Lucas is universally known for making shitty electrical components.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2016, 11:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Now's the perfect time to buy that E-Type that you never knew you always wanted.

(Just make sure to swap out the Lucas electrics for something more reliable and those godawful SUs for Weber DCOEs)
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
2. Re: Take-Two Financials Nov 3, 2016, 09:04 Burrito of Peace
 
I don't think Mafia III is going to be a long legged source of income for them. I love the Mafia series but this one seemed to be missing the soul of the series. I don't mind that they changed the location or that they went with a non-Italian main character, but I do mind that the there were too many scut missions you had to undertake even as you played the alleged boss.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black Nov 2, 2016, 11:51 Burrito of Peace
 
Blue wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 08:14:
NKD wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 06:52:
If stainless steel is good enough for snobby elitist restaurants, its good enough for my shitty steaks.

I don't think you're going to find many steaks cooked on stainless steel in those snobby elitist restaurants.

As for cast iron vs stainless in general, to mimic the style of as seen on TV commercials:

"The secret is in the superior heat retention!"

And because of this, you can use a lower temperature (or in my case less wood or charcoal) for longer periods of time for a better dish.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Nov 1, 2016, 22:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 21:59:
Stainless steel does everything cast iron does...

Except make a pone of cornbread or johnny cake worth a shit.

Maybe you do 100% of your cooking in a kitchen aping everything a "chef" does. I don't. Stainless steel will never replace cast iron for open fire cooking. You don't get the same flavor and you never will, no matter how much you season whatever is in your stainless steel dreck.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 1, 2016, 20:47 Burrito of Peace
 
I love my cast iron. I really like my Lodge stuff but what I treasure most are the Griswold skillets and dutch oven that came all the way down through the family from my great-great-great grandmother. They predate the "Griswold" stamp and have "Eerie" on them.  
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News Comments > Steven Seagal Joins World of Warships
6. Re: Steven Seagal Joins World of Warships Nov 1, 2016, 13:05 Burrito of Peace
 
I want Keith David as a voice in the game. "Blow those motherfuckers back to the other side of the street!"  
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs
5. Re: Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs Nov 1, 2016, 13:00 Burrito of Peace
 
Maybe one day I'll get around to finishing the first one. I always get bored when I replay it and just end up uninstalling it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 1, 2016, 12:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Gunnar is quite handsome in his costume!  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
14. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 31, 2016, 12:49 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 00:55:
You keep saying "plenty of people" and "a large market" but if that's the case why is Apple making this choice to lose all of these sales?

Because Apple isn't a real player in any demographic that doesn't have the letter "i" in it. They failed out of the enterprise space twice in spectacular fashion both times. Even in non-server/workstation segments they have less than 10% of the marketshare. Apple's sales aren't from people whom are thinking they are somehow either competitive or comparable with offerings from any other vendor. Apple's sales are from the drones who buy Apple's crap over and over again because it's Apple.

They literally have nothing to lose because they couldn't give a shit less about the desktop/laptop market. It's such a tiny part of their overall revenue stream that these refreshes are just to quell antsy users who want something new and shiny. If they were genuinely interested in being competitive in that segment, they'd release products that were more than rehashes of previous models with a minor bump in mediocre specs and a pointless "feature".

Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 06:06:
I was referring specifically to the 16gb Mac limit on new MBPs. If the current platform doesn't cut it and you want to use the "MacOS", you have two choices; an Apple desktop or (as you said) a non-Apple mobile platform, where you can build yourself a "hackintosh".

Fair points. Even if you wanted to stick with MacOS and get a "real" system, you're stuck with a Mac Pro. I say "stuck" because they're still churning out Ivy Bridge-E EP based systems. Ivy Bridge! We've had Haswell, Broadwell, and now Skylake Xeons released since then.
 
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News Comments > THQ Nordic Acquires NovaLogic Franchises
9. Re: THQ Nordic Acquires NovaLogic Franchises Oct 31, 2016, 12:20 Burrito of Peace
 
jam777 wrote on Oct 31, 2016, 11:39:
Tachyon: The Fringe was fun. It would be great to see a new one if Bruce Campbell still did the voice-overs.


This times infinity hojillion.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
9. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 21:29 Burrito of Peace
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 17:12:
If you want to play with the bigger kids, get yourself a desktop and stop bitching.

That's horseshit. There's plenty of people who "play with the bigger kids" while using more than 16GB on a mobile platform. You can get a Dell Precision laptop with a Xeon and 32GB of ECC memory, you can get an HP ZBook with a Xeon and 32GB (CTO), you can get a Sager with similar specs, or a System76 (where you can get 64GB in a laptop)...and the list goes on.

I love my workstation but there are often times when I'm not at it and still need real power. There are a lot of people like me as I frequently see laptops with Xeons and more than 16GB in them. Hell, two weeks ago I was at a conference where I was in a room nearly full of them as we were all simulating OpenStack clusters.

Make no mistake, there is a large market outside of the Mom 'n Pop Walmart desktop demographic. In fact, most companies make the bulk of their profits of the enterprise market and not the home market. Or do you think Dell bought EMC because they expect Grandma to bake her cookies on top of her SAN cluster?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Oct 30, 2016, 16:53 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 15:58:
Beside heavy video editing why else would you need more than 16gb?

I have 32GB in my current system at home (Haswell Xeon based) and it gets used aplenty. VMs get tested on this machine before being moved on to the production server. I regularly rip my BRDs to MKVs and it's nice being able to load everything in to memory for fast, hassle free rips. I have on occasion created a RAM drive to put stuff on temporarily that I want fast I/O to. I also completely virtualize my Windows system so, with GPU passtrhough, I can give it 16GB for 64 bit enabled games. When doing heavy processing, the proc takes good advantage of it with look ahead and side look.

There's many reasons why a person who uses their system would want more than 16GB.
 
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