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by ziran
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useless facts
Replies: 44
Views: 753

Re: Useless facts

There are more non-human cells in your body than human cells.
by ziran
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 1151

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

Germany: Centrifuge Opening. F KIE-BAL, A BER-PRU, A MUN-KIE. You get Holland and convoy the other army to Denmark, giving a solid position on Sweden. My only critique is that Russia is guaranteed Sweden in 01, and will probably build F StP sc. Italy: Illyrian Opening. Start as a Lepanto, but move ...
by ziran
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 1151

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

i recall reading about an opening to syria once. i don't remember what the logic behind the move was.
by ziran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

hmmm this passage from the dao de jing may be elucidating. normally it is something that i apply to human relationships. i'm not sure if it applies here or not. Acting simply True leaders are hardly known to their followers. Next after them are the leaders the people know and admire; after them, tho...
by ziran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

i guess, for the record, i should state that i believe that it should be taught in schools. but only to older children after they have established that they can differentiate claims with substantial evidence from those with flimsy evidence. and it should be made clear what evidence (or lack thereof)...
by ziran
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

uber, do you think scientology should be taught in schools? there are a lot of competing theories out there. i think teachers have a duty to exclude those theories with untenable evidence.
by ziran
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what does agnostic mean to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 1820

Re: what does agnostic mean to you?

God is omnipotent, he is omniscient, he is omnibenevolent , and he is omnipresent. There is a common argument out there claiming that the Christian God cannot exist because it is impossible to meet all these requirements. These arguments rely on human definitions of benevolence and are therefore in...
by ziran
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 1151

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

Conversely, any French players ever open to Pie, with the intention of continuing to Tyr?
by ziran
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 1151

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

England: Open "north" (to Norwegian/North) and move the army to Edinburgh. In the fall, convoy to Norway and move to Skaggerak. This is a very strong position to continue into Scandinavia in 1901. I like this in theory, but it is highly dependent on what Germany and France do. If it works it's the ...
by ziran
Mon May 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Tier List for Gunboat Diplomacy
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Tier List for Gunboat Diplomacy

While I agree that Russia is not complete trash, it really should be in tier of it's own. Call it D-tier if you like. Everything else makes sense.
by ziran
Mon May 27, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Tier List for Gunboat Diplomacy
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: Tier List for Gunboat Diplomacy

While I agree that Russia is not complete trash, it really should be in tier of it's own. Call it D-tier if you like.
by ziran
Fri May 10, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: why are my support holds failing??
Replies: 18
Views: 724

Re: why are my support holds failing??

Also, you can do something like: Bur-Mun; Mar S Par-Bur; Par-Bur. Even though Bur is moving, someone will need three or more supports to get into Bur. And you can't dislodge your own units.
by ziran
Tue May 07, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 4490

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

Damn now my previous 100% rr is worthless.
by ziran
Mon May 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: User Name Explanation
Replies: 80
Views: 1392

Re: User Name Explanation

natural, spontaneous, unaltered by outside influences.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziran
by ziran
Sat May 04, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Non-Anon
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: New Non-Anon

8 hours left!
by ziran
Fri May 03, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Replacement Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: Replacement Germany

filled.
by ziran
Thu May 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Replacement Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Replacement Germany

Need a new player for a decent, 6 centre Germany in gunboat. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=238857
password is: hola

I apologize if this against the rules. I tried emailing the mods multiple time.
by ziran
Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Non-Anon
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: New Non-Anon

Bump
by ziran
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New Non-Anon
Replies: 16
Views: 468

Re: New Non-Anon

I'm in.
by ziran
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Next level of gunboat metagame
Replies: 20
Views: 590

Re: Next level of gunboat metagame

... Also, to bring this back to the metagame... if England's best opening is in fact to the Channel, at what point should France consider moving to the Channel itself, or otherwise reacting to the reality of England being in the Channel after Spring 01? I'd rather react to the reality if it comes t...