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by Octavious
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 183
Views: 5732

Re: The Counting Game

Treble 20, Treble 20, Bull
by Octavious
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 5059

Re: What are you reading?

Oh, a question for any keen students of highbrow literature.

How do Asterix comics work on a kindle?
by Octavious
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 73
Views: 5059

Re: What are you reading?

The Beano
by Octavious
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 183
Views: 5732

Re: The Counting Game

Treble 20, Treble 20, Double Top.

My favourite finish :)
by Octavious
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

Glad to see these protesters continue to have more in common with anti-war protesters in Europe and the EU than either do with their rulers. In the sense that prisoners, and holiday makers on the beach, and pretty much everyone will have more in common with each other than national rulers, I probab...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 19
Views: 558

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Who made Maniac a MiP? I'm not going to thank Maniac for doing this much vaunted task as he frankly gets far too much credit for it already. Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss. Let's all join together in singing The Red Flag to mark this auspicious moment... The working class can kiss my ...
by Octavious
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 61
Views: 1494

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Claesar wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:16 pm
GR also takes the scoring system into account. If you care about your rating, you'd do well to play accordingly.
You'd do even better to not care about your rating :)
by Octavious
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

Are you suggesting that the Americans deliberately shot down a plane full of Canadians, or that they just fuzzed up the targeting systems when they were expecting the Iranians to attack US targets, and it had an unfortunate consequence?
by Octavious
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Qassem Suleimani through lens of Diplomacy
Replies: 11
Views: 324

Re: Qassem Suleimani through lens of Diplomacy

Is Iran stupid enough to provoke a country with a mad ruler? Iran's not stupid enough to assume that the US is mad. In terms of whether Iran can win a military conflict, it can if it defeats America's will to fight (which, whilst not as low as Europe's, is still pretty poor). As far as Diplomacy eq...
by Octavious
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

No reports of US troops injured or killed? Is this a good sign or a bad one? Obviously it's a good sign. How good it is depends on a variety of factors. Iran reputedly has extremely good missile systems (not like Iraq randomly lobbing scuds in the general direction of the enemy) so the very light c...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mummers, Bloody Mummers
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Mummers, Bloody Mummers

Ugh... I was hoping they would die out but it seems that there are more of them than I ever imagined!
by Octavious
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

The US view is that the now defunct nuclear deal gave the Iranians many benefits in exchange for sweet fa. Whether the benefits did Iran much good or not at the end of the day are a matter of some debate, but it's fair to say that the West benefitted not at all from the deal. Trump is saying that th...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 154
Views: 6385

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

PF, your choices for winning this year's special prize are as follow: 1. Join the mod team And this is how they get you... Make it seem like a reward... 😉 But jokes aside, thank you for your generosity, Zultar. It's always a fun thing to look forward to in the winter. Anyways, given the good democr...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

From his tweet, he seems to be saying, "if we fight them we can win. But if we negotiate, I big brained Donald, author of the art of the deal, will get screwed over..." Not a declaration, but an admission that he thinks war is the better option. Not my read of it at all. To me the tweet is saying t...
by Octavious
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

It doesn't matter if a particular tweet is a declaration of war. Murdering a senior officer of a foreign power (on the soil of a third country and without that country's approval, for good measure) is most certainly a warlike act. It matters rather a lot, in fact. Warlike acts very rarely lead to w...
by Octavious
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 183
Views: 5732

Re: The Counting Game

This game has become gross
by Octavious
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mummers, Bloody Mummers
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Mummers, Bloody Mummers

God, but I hate mummers. You're trying to drink a quiet pint of ale by the fire when the atmosphere is trashed by a bunch of lunatics in ribbons and masks hamming it up with the most amateur dramatics ever seen, singing awful songs, and butting people with comedy horns. You've been doing the same bl...
by Octavious
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump decides war with Iran?
Replies: 38
Views: 748

Re: Trump decides war with Iran?

Trump's latest tweet, claiming 'Iran has never won a war. Never lost a negotiation' seems like an effective declaration of war. In what sense? And distraction of from his impeachment I've not noticed Trump trying to distract from his impeachment before. If anything he's using it as a tool to hit De...
by Octavious
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Honest vs. Lying - Opening
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Honest vs. Lying - Opening

Lies of omission should be used constantly from the beginning. For example, if you are England, you want to ally with either France or Germany. The problem is in 1901, you don't have enough information to make a good claim. So Germany asks you if you want to form an alliance against France. You agr...
by Octavious
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Lies
Replies: 47
Views: 2438

Re: Lies

It is not happening. There have been private elements to the NHS since its founding. GPs and dentists have always been private companies within the system, and private companies have run various other parts of the NHS throughout my lifetime. Labour even tried to privatise a hospital, but that was br...