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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 2221 (Senior)
User ID 21247
 
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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 donít 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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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 6, 2016, 14:21 Burrito of Peace
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 11:16:
Test

Pass
 
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News Comments > Evolve Countdown
10. Re: Evolve Countdown Jul 6, 2016, 14:19 Burrito of Peace
 
Creston wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 12:03:
I'm counting down to the moment when I start caring about anything Turtle Rock Studios does.


3,987,245,845,201 ... 3,987,245,845,200 ... 3,987,245,845,199 ...

In 126,435 years, Creston will lose his shit over a Turtle Rock Studios game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 6, 2016, 08:28 Burrito of Peace
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 00:52:
Too many came prematurely, not enough front or back doors to handle them all.

I guess they ran out of donkey punch early and didn't have enough rusty sheriff's stars to go around.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 5, 2016, 16:33 Burrito of Peace
 
Zanthar wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:11:
What about amputee and burn victim avatars? Don't discriminate!

MS could give them a hand by grafting on those avatars at a later date.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 5, 2016, 13:43 Burrito of Peace
 
beigemore wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:44:
As nice as the wheelchair option is, it's just going to make people a target for in-game insults.

They could stand up for themselves...
 
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News Comments > SEGA Acquires Amplitude
3. Re: SEGA Acquires Amplitude Jul 5, 2016, 12:05 Burrito of Peace
 
And the end of Amplitude is complete.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
26. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 23:17 Burrito of Peace
 
My eVGA 970 is very quiet and that's when it is running balls out at 80C. I can't hear it over the sound of the game I am playing or even when I am rendering something. Guess I'm going deaf in my old age.  
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News Comments > The Technomancer Released
21. Re: The Technomancer Released Jun 29, 2016, 23:15 Burrito of Peace
 
ldonyo wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 18:13:
I won't know what I think until I give it a go, so I'm hoping for the best.

I've been playing it for a couple of hours now and I am generally enjoying myself. The combat is certainly fun and the different approaches to combat are flexible enough to not get stale.

The world has a lot of promise and there's a lot of lore that could have been created to better flesh it out. But I agree with the reviewers that say it is under-developed. They certainly needed a writer on staff and in-house during development.

The worst thing about it so far are the conversations. They're incredibly stilted and flat. They're jarring in a way that I can't quite put my finger on.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Kickstarter and Demo
13. Re: System Shock Kickstarter and Demo Jun 28, 2016, 22:31 Burrito of Peace
 
If this is to be a remake, it needs much better graphics. I am hoping that the textures in the alpha are simply placeholders from when they were simply going to update it.  
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News Comments > System Shock Specs
7. Re: System Shock Specs Jun 28, 2016, 12:39 Burrito of Peace
 
Flo wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 10:17:
Hate that unity crap, I've experienced micro stutters on Homeworld: Kharak and House of the Dying Sun. No clue how to fix that.

AMD GPU?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2016, 17:32 Burrito of Peace
 
descender wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 16:04:
Every other part of the UI is an improvement... snapping, multi monitor taskbars, virtual desktops, search, the file explorer ribbon...

You mean all the stuff that they copied from Linux which has had it for going on nearly a decade now? It's progress, and I'm glad Microsoft added it, but they needed to add support for that back in Windows 7. It was certainly doable for them because Stardock had a piece of software that would do it.

The pissing and moaning about Win10 is exactly the same kind of pissing and moaning that was heard when 95 came out, then 98, then 98OSR2, then Win2000, then XP, then XPSP2, then Vista, then 7, and then 8. People bitched about Aero in XP because it wasn't the 16bit flat panels of the Windows 95 codebase era. Yet now, there are a group of people clamoring for Aero over Metro (or Modern). I'm not going to say that I love Metro/Modern because I don't but I don't hate it either. It just is and it is what I have to work with, so I work with it. The people whining about it taking 99 clicks to get anywhere clearly don't use their OS outside of merely a platform. Literally everything you need to do as an administrator is available from a single right click on the Start button.

Users, in general, are lazy shitbirds whom get their panties in a bunch whenever anything changes, oblivious to the fact that both time and technology marches on. There were people who cried when XP wouldn't support DirectX 10 on this very site.

If people think that their OS isn't going to become a service, (just like their phones, their email, their calendars, even games are becoming a service [How many of you own Steam/GOG/Uplay/Origin/digital games versus actual, retail boxes that don't require online activation of some stripe]) they are deluding themselves. Everything is moving toward a service because it's more performant and easier to manage from the business sector where it matters most: enterprise. Microsoft knows that very few people actually buy an OS retail anymore. The average user gets their OS as part of whatever econobox they buy from a store and, with rare exception, they stick with it. Making it a service means that there is less of a fragmented install base and security updates can be applied near universally. Notice how there's no 32bit version of Win10 in mass circulation? That cuts the support overhead in half, which is part of the reason MS is pushing Win10 so aggressively.

I really have no dog in the Windows fight anymore because I've relegated Windows to a VM that solely exists for the games that I can't get natively on Linux. So, for me, the idea of Windows as a Service is pretty nifty. It means I can treat it like I do any other containerized service and never have to worry about it affecting the stability of the core OS underneath.
 
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