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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 > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 14:19 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 13:11:
Timmeh wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 12:20:
snp
It's ok, Der Stürmer and Spencer are welcome on Fox News.

Indeed. In fact, they're pretty open about it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 16, 2018, 12:34 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 16, 2018, 12:26:
Takes a special kind of person...

What that special kind of person probably looks like.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2018, 16:24 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 15, 2018, 09:52:
Laser surgery is not appropriate for several invasive procedures. Especially something like compartment syndrome that needs non cauterized cuts for drainage (or cutting around organs, arteries, tendons, veins, nerves and bones). They could have just whipped out a magic cast or a Dr. Leonard H. "Bones" McCoy whirring wand and fixed up Mamma's leg better than new.

I will watch a couple more episodes before i pass full judgement but right now it's already 114% better than, shudder, 'The Orville'.

I didn't mean to imply that lasers were the perfect fit for everything, I was just using it as an example of where we are today in terms of medical science versus what the show presents as being present in the future. Nanobots would have been a better futuristic medical tool to fix the problem with the leg.

Secret Sauce:
I was actually kind of annoyed at the "Danger Will Robinson" line because there hadn't been enough development yet to show a bond between Will and the robot. It felt rushed and shoe-horned in instead of being a natural evolution between Will and the robot.

I, too, will watch a couple more episodes because I recognize that it takes a while for a show to get off the ground. These were just glaring missteps that irked me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2018, 23:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 18:30:
Anyone catch Lost in Space yet? Forgot they released it yesterday.

Caught the first episode last night. I was underwhelmed. None of the family members really click and "Dysfunctional family...BUT IN SPAAAAAACE" is a stupid idea. I understand the writers' goal is to have a story arc where they come together as a united front, learn respect and teamwork, overcome hardships blah blah blah blah but that shit has been done to fucking death already. And, while I know it's fiction, a lot of the basic science is laughably bad. Case in point: "Let's use a few grams of unprocessed, impure magnesium and melt a 6" deep hole in the ice to save Generic Family Kid #2 AND WE'LL TOTALLY NOT CAUSE ANY SORT OF BURNS WHATSOEVER!"

With a show like The Expanse just killing it in terms of a great story and fairly decent and accurate representation of science, there's just no excuse for it. Other things don't make a lot of sense either. We can travel to some random yet far point in the galaxy but we're still using laptops, barcodes as access passes, stainless steel surgical tools (even though we're doing surgery with lasers today), and wrist attached cell phones. Oh, yeah, and apparently quartermasters and their skills have gone fucking extinct in the future because securing a box against hard shock and vibe (you know, the stuff we do TODAY) is just flat out not possible.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced
36. Re: New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced Apr 14, 2018, 17:44 Burrito of Peace
 
Dev wrote on Apr 14, 2018, 15:59:
Timmeh wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 10:58:
The fact they didn't include factory coolers from the git go is beyond stupid.
Actually, I think Intel's decision to go with thermal interface pad material on $1000 enthusiast CPU's (what do they call them now, HED or something?), rather than spending 5 cents on thermal grease, is what's beyond stupid. Why the frack should anyone have to relid a CPU?

Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 19:12:
Rigs wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 17:38:
10 VM's at once?! I must really be using my system wrong because the other day when I was using a Linux VM it nearly brought it to it's knees. I mean, a Core i5-750/2.8, 14gb DDR3 and a 1050ti/4gb isn't exactly shabby.

It's a Xeon E5-2690 v2 with 128GB of DDR3. It was specifically built so that I can use it to fully emulate stacked clusters before I rolled them out in to production. I also happen to game on it.
I knew it was going to be ram. 90% of time the limiting factor for VM's is ram

14gb vs 128gb

It also doesn't hurt that it's a decacore with 20 threads at 3.6Ghz, either.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced
31. Re: New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced Apr 13, 2018, 19:12 Burrito of Peace
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 17:38:
10 VM's at once?! I must really be using my system wrong because the other day when I was using a Linux VM it nearly brought it to it's knees. I mean, a Core i5-750/2.8, 14gb DDR3 and a 1050ti/4gb isn't exactly shabby. Then again, as RedEye can attest, my drives are just tad bit fragmented (and full), so maybe that's why. I guess it's time I did some spring cleaning on the old girl. Eight years old now and still goin' as my daily driver. I really can't complain, it's been the best system I ever built. *shrugs*

It's a Xeon E5-2690 v2 with 128GB of DDR3. It was specifically built so that I can use it to fully emulate stacked clusters before I rolled them out in to production. I also happen to game on it.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced
23. Re: New AMD Ryzen CPUS Announced Apr 13, 2018, 16:46 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 13, 2018, 16:37:
So, you running integrated graphics or what? Why no GPU noise?

I would surmise effective thermal management. My "old" machine with a 970 in it is also whisper quiet under most cases when gaming and it is sitting in a rack right next to me. Granted, I am not using a "PC" case per se. I'm using a 4U rackmount chassis with three fans in front, three fans midplane, and four fans at the rear which provide excellent axial flow. However, PC cases have come a long, long way since the old Antec pedestal chassis and desktop pizza boxes in terms of effectively moving cold air in and hot air out. Even when I have 10 VMs running and working, the stock cooler doesn't spin up to even the middle of its RPM range.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. This is the new Gmail design. Apr 12, 2018, 12:37 Burrito of Peace
 
So it's basically a near clone of Thunderbird's UI. Got it.

 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer
4. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 11:55 Burrito of Peace
 
Does the deposed Queen have a Filipino Palace?  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 14:26 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 13:40:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 12:13:
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:21:
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:10:
CNN calling out Facebook for hosting a fake page is pot calling kettle black...;) Unlike CNN's deliberate, calculated fake news, FB simply hosted the page. It is true, however, that FB made no effort to verify the page as legit, even though it was a FB page seeking donations. Not surprising as FB never questions much of anything tied to "liberal" political causes, fake or otherwise.

Everyone, it's ok. WaltC made is obligatory single political post in a topic, spewing out talking points he will never, ever source. He won't cite a single thing to prove his claim, which in this case should be easy, as if CNN has so much "fake news" it would only take him a moment to post a few examples.

And he won't be back. He fires and forgets. Sometimes, I'm under the impression his doctors only allow him a few moments of internet time per day before putting him back in the padded room, so there's no way he can reply.

In fairness, he's not the only one to make super conservative claims then never come back when asked to cite them, he's just the most consistent.

WaltC sources his information from the only organization he trusts...Al Jazeera.

Did you ever watch Al Jazeera?

I did and do, along with the BBC, and as many other world news outlets that are not US based that also have an English speaking or reading version. I do not disagree with anything you said. I made the comment about Al Jazeera because WaltC is very likely to be the kind of person who thinks that Fox News really is "fair and balanced". To the point where any international news agency would be wrong or flat out lying because they're "furrin'".
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 10, 2018, 12:13 Burrito of Peace
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:21:
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2018, 11:10:
CNN calling out Facebook for hosting a fake page is pot calling kettle black...;) Unlike CNN's deliberate, calculated fake news, FB simply hosted the page. It is true, however, that FB made no effort to verify the page as legit, even though it was a FB page seeking donations. Not surprising as FB never questions much of anything tied to "liberal" political causes, fake or otherwise.

Everyone, it's ok. WaltC made is obligatory single political post in a topic, spewing out talking points he will never, ever source. He won't cite a single thing to prove his claim, which in this case should be easy, as if CNN has so much "fake news" it would only take him a moment to post a few examples.

And he won't be back. He fires and forgets. Sometimes, I'm under the impression his doctors only allow him a few moments of internet time per day before putting him back in the padded room, so there's no way he can reply.

In fairness, he's not the only one to make super conservative claims then never come back when asked to cite them, he's just the most consistent.

WaltC sources his information from the only organization he trusts...Al Jazeera.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Apr 8, 2018, 18:46 Burrito of Peace
 
Dungeon Master.

A friend and I spent all summer long playing that game when it came out to beat it only three days before we had to go back.

The ending was, to put it succinctly, "Thanks for the staff. Now you're dead." Cue fade to black.

There lies still the bitter embers of enraged hatred for that ending, some 30+ years later.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Facebook urged to block Nazi relic sales. Apr 6, 2018, 23:28 Burrito of Peace
 
As someone who loves history, I have a problem with this and a big problem because you're trying to force today's morality and viewpoints on artifacts that are representative of their times. Note, I am not condoning the behavior and practices of the Nazis. However, if you ban Nazi relics because of what the Nazis did, are we going to start banning the sale of relics from the Romans, Mongols, Crusades, and many other cultures and points in history as well?* Because they all committed genocide on a mass scale. This handwringing, pearl clutching, and hypersensitivity at the events of history has to stop.



*It's not like you're going to see those relics show up for sale on Facebook but the point still stands.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 6, 2018, 23:22 Burrito of Peace
 
Double post.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 6, 2018, 23:21 Burrito of Peace
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 6, 2018, 22:17:
I wish more people would invest the time needed to just "dig" into the hardware...

I wish more manufacturers would stop epoxying everything in a monolithic block that makes hardware modding impossible for the normal, DIY tinkerer.

But we live in a society of disposable technology so it is what it is.
 
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News Comments > Star Control Origins Trailer
5. Re: Star Control Origins Trailer Apr 5, 2018, 15:02 Burrito of Peace
 
This looks terrible. The crappy cartoonish art and the absolutely shitty attempts at humor. Yeah, I'll pass and just go back to playing UQM if I want a Star Control fix.  
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News Comments > Valve Addresses Steam Machines
5. Re: Valve Addresses Steam Machines Apr 4, 2018, 12:36 Burrito of Peace
 
If Valve was truly serious, they would work with publishers directly and cover part of the cost of publishing a title so it wasn't seen as a risk by those publishers. They certainly have the money to do so.

Edit to add: As well as work with devs to use engines that have native Linux build queues. It's not wise to co-finance a project using the Dunia engine, for example.

This comment was edited on Apr 4, 2018, 12:49.
 
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News Comments > Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced
13. Re: Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced Apr 3, 2018, 21:33 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 17:53:
@Burrito: so you're saying that the response to Athlon (Core 2 Duo) was reactionary instead of proactive, as it might have been in the past? Because that was a pretty sweet design. Also, because it came out of Israel?

That would be correct. I know for a fact that Conroe was fast tracked and gobs of fab time and money thrown at it and it's accompanying motherboard chipset. Funny thing, Conroe was a speculative design in case Netburst didn't work out. When the P4 showed what a dog it was, Conroe wasn't even fully taped out yet. It was very much a "we'll fix things as we go" which was a huge departure from my experience and past performance.
 
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News Comments > Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced
11. Re: Mobile Intel i9 CPUs Announced Apr 3, 2018, 17:18 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 13:54:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 13:29:
Oh, Intel. You are a shell of the innovative company you used to be.
One has no need to innovate when one is the only player on the field.

mixing metaphors one post at a time

See, that's part of the problem with Intel today. I used to work at Intel (HF and DP if any other alumni are around) and, during the time I worked there, we would innovate because we could. That's what we did. It's the reason Xeons came about for example. In 1997, no one was actively harping at Intel to create Drake, the first Xeon. It was "Hey, wouldn't it be awesome if..." and then applied that idea to workstations and servers. Now, granted, Foster was a total pile of shit because it was based on Netburst and required that fucking awful Rambus memory. However, we learned two important things: Netburst as an architecture was a complete dead end and Rambus only worked for really big (for the time) block transfers into and within memory. Even finding out something is a dead end is an innovation as it means you don't have to put any more effort and resources in to it.

And to say "Well, we didn't know SPECTRE and Meltdown would be a thing" is total horseshit. We knew the possibility was there but the probability was pretty low in those days because the net as we know it today was such a nascent creation that, globally speaking, few people actually used it. So all you had to worry about was physical access and that was so much easier to mitigate. Between the P4 and the Core architecture was a perfect time to innovate fixes for those attacks (and others) and come up with a way to fix the performance hit.

Yeah, admittedly, that's all in the dusty past but I think the P4 shows where Intel lost the thread and stopped being innovative and engineering oriented and became marketing oriented. Barret, I feel, started that downward trend of ignoring engineering innovation for quarterly financial statements. Today, it shows in a big way. Old Intel would never have been caught flat footed by AMD either with the Athlon or with Ryzen today. Hell, some of the stuff I worked on didn't see the light of day for consumers until three years after it was completed just in case AMD or IBM came out with something wildly revolutionary. Then Intel would just release a "new" product that would either compete with that new product or completely demolish it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 3, 2018, 14:52 Burrito of Peace
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 3, 2018, 12:21:
The blue wave, she is a coming.
Dem challenging Ted Cruz brings in a Staggering $6.7M in first quarter

America, the state of Texas apologizes for Ted Cruz.

We also apologize for Dan Patrick I hope he chokes on a bowl of dicks and Greg Abbot Hopefully he loses control of his wheelchair and rolls right out in front of a semi doing 130mph
 
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