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Condescension (10 D X)
26 Aug 17 UTC
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Liberals are even worse than conservatives
The left should be focused on abolishing nationhood and class. Not microaggressions and compromises like minimum wage.
38 replies
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Arpaio Pardoned
So sad.
3 replies
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Deeply_Dippy (410 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy-Related Question Thread
Ask your questions!

Someone's bound to know the answer.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Yellen Speaks on Friday
Is our low inflation transitory or not? Is Yellen in touch with advancements in monetary policy? Is this exactly what the protocols of the elders of Zion predicted??? (Probably)

All that and more coming out of the one place on earth you associate with global banking: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
9 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Yet Another Rules Question
Am I able to move Edinburgh to Kiel via North Sea and Denmark?
3 replies
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Heywood Jablowme (13 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
American Empire IV map - another move question
I move a fleet from Arctic Ocean into Nunavut. Can I then move from Nunavut to Manitoba. (There doesn't appear to be any coastal restrictions in Nunavut but I wanted to be sure before I committed to the move - Thanks
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MangoDude (100 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Remove Diplomacy phase as a variant
The reason I want a variant without the diplomacy phase is because we already have very long phases, most being a day, and I find the extra diplomacy time is a bit excessive.
15 replies
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bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 17 UTC
Eclipse Day
I'm in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky but NASA is set up across the road from me so I assume I'm in a good spot. Anyone else have plans?
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ND (879 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
I gave a +1 to Zultar. A very good observation!
Deeply_Dippy (410 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
(+1)
I still remember the one here in Blighty in 1999.

You got proper, down-to-earth eclipses in those days, not like these showy American ones.
teacon7 (306 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
For this historic eclipse event I was, no joke, standing under a cloudy sky, in a light drizzle, at a committal after a funeral. I'm pretty sure this is the kind of thing one writes short stories about...
genghiz (12772 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
We had totality for 2 1/2 minutes, it truly was an unforgettable sight. That's one thing where seeing it live is much more impressive that seeing a picture or video.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
21 Aug 17 UTC
I had 92%, went out with my telescope to view it and try to get some good pictures
bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
22 Aug 17 UTC
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Totality really was amazing. 14 hours of driving, no sleep, no food, no nothing for 2 minutes and 40 seconds might seem dumb but I would do it again in a heartbeat.
principians (876 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
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Another one I saw in facebook:

"Interesting that no one is saying

-scientist have been wrong before, so, thay may be wrong about the eclipse too.

No one was insisting that it was part of a massive conspiracy, nor claiming that they can predict eclipses better than scientists because of something they read online.

Everyone seems happy that scientists are good at understanding this kind of astronomical things.

So, why is it that on topics like climate change, vaccines or evolution suddenly everyone thinks they know more than scientists do?
Randomizer (100 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/politics/trump-solar-eclipse/index.html

Trump thought it was safe to directly look at the sun. Of course at his age, he doesn't have much left to look at. But after years of warnings, he still looked before putting on approved glasses.
JamesYanik (548 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
@Randomizer

i am TRULY not surprised in the slightest. this is 100% Trumpian
MelodicMethods (100 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Solar eclipses are a bit less complicated then global warming. One variable vs hundreds...
Just think of the math that scientists have to do just to find the average temperature of the Earth for one year.
principians (876 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Yes MM? You know how to find a simple average? You just sum up the inputs and divide the result among the number of inputs. I admit I'm not especialist, but seems to me that the most difficult part is to handle many data, but we have reasonable databases nowadays.

Now for accurately predict an eclipse, you need a bit of mechanics, geometry, and to be sure, maybe even a bit of relativity

bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
22 Aug 17 UTC
Lol there's basically nothing nowadays where the math is just too complicated to calculate
dargorygel (591 D Mod (G))
22 Aug 17 UTC
Other than the square root of -1...
Ogion (4375 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Yeah, I don't know about that. One needs a pretty complex set of variables to get the eclipse timing down perfectly. Global warming was pretty straightforward to lay out in a single paper 120 years ago

http://www.rsc.org/images/Arrhenius1896_tcm18-173546.pdf

Of course, climate change denialism has precisely zero to do with science


And yes, ten hours driving up and fifteen back for a little over two minutes of the most awe inspiring thing I've ever seen is worth it. I'm exhausted, but would do it again in a heartbeat.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Hey Dargargoyle, the square root of minus one is one of my favourite numbers..the imaginary number i usually written in italic form. It's a beautiful number. It is the best example of "what mathematics is about" imho.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
i is not so beautiful by itself, but as part of Euler's Identity, it becomes beautiful.
TiconderogaHB (100 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Well, the math can be figured out, its just how to apply it thats tricky... and in that spirit I present this: https://www.xkcd.com/435/ I'm sure you can guess which one is widely regarded as the most lacking in scientific thought and method.

Anyway, the eclipse was dope and I too was in Western Kentucky! Just outside of Hopkinsville to be precise. Where were you at bo_sox?
bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
23 Aug 17 UTC
Cerulean, KY. You were probably one of the 4 million people on the interstate that convinced me to hole up in a motel the other night.
TiconderogaHB (100 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Nope. Took the back roads. But yeah the interstate looked bad.
bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
23 Aug 17 UTC
I took the back roads on the way in. On the way out, they were just as bad, and lots of wrecks.
TiconderogaHB (100 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Really? wow, I didn't see a single wreck. I guess all the roads were bad until I crossed whatever interstate was around there, but after that it was pretty clear sailing. I suppose it might have depended on the direction we were going.
bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
23 Aug 17 UTC
A friend of mine going back to Chicago said it took him 16 hours to get back from Carbondale on I-57. He has the same chase equipment in his car as I do so at one point he turned on his amber and white emergency lights and everyone pulled over for him.
TiconderogaHB (100 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Haha! I've seen a similar thing happen with s dark colored charger because it looks so much like a police car from a distance. I live about 2 hours north of Chicago and it only took 9 hours :P
Ogion (4375 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
It took me a little over 9 hours to get to Detroit Lake in the Cascades in central Oregon and 15 hours getting back. Pretty bad when I-5 became a parking lot in the middle of nowhere between Redding and Willows at 1:30 am. Yikes.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
@_Jeff Kuta.. A wise chappy once observed that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" & when I reminisce upon the first time I gazed upon The Fire breathing MemSahib, Her Indoors lying around on a sofa eating cakes, I kick myself for not having consulted a good optician immediately prior to that ominous event. However, mathematically speaking I am a simple chap, or simpleton, so for me, the number i (being the square root of minus one) is beautiful in it's own right, and it doesn't need Euler to give it identity, lustre or beauty. I adore the number i for i's own, singular merits. In this brave new world of gender and identity tolerance, may I diplomatically suggest that you are being somewhat Paternalistic and repressive with georgious little i, by implying that it is only as a dependent of this Euler blighter that i can have identity and beauty. I might draw a parallel between i and those bisexuality types whom we now embrace, if at arms length at times, in that on a two dimensional plane with x & y axis there are both a positive and negative solution to any square root that can be plotted on said plane if x is the square root of y. Similarly we can say that the square root of minus 16 is plus, and minus 4i ...So I say that in this brave new world of freedom of identity expression, the number i has an inalienable right to self determination and self expression. And let's have an end to this outdated mathematical cultural imperialism and repression
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Our Great Leader who art in Horsham, The Omnipotent Zultar clearly has a preference for +1s, but this cannot be assumed to mean that His Omnipotence would discriminate against a + i if they were offered. I would suggest that His Omnipotence's desire to have a more inclusive forum and WebDiplomacy site that celebrates diversity indicates that His Omnipotence would welcome a + i with benevolent dictatorial grace.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
25 Aug 17 UTC
@ bo_sox48. I traveled to Bucharest Romania to see this same Saros in 1999. This time i drove to Idaho to see it with the astronomical society i belong to. i just got back last night. i was so excited to record some video of the darkening skies that i almost forgot to look. it was fantastic! the moon blotted out the sun and it was like staring at a black hole in the sky. I cannot wait until the one in 2024 that will travel from texas to ohio and will be twice as long!!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
25 Aug 17 UTC
gameID=205179
The Sun Is Eclipsed By The Moon


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Gezirah (107 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
How to start the game without it canceling
So I've been waiting for five days with six players to start a game, and as soon as it starts, I refresh and it says it's been canceled. Says I did not reach the limit of seven players. How do we actually start playing, after the waiting period is over?
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bo_sox48 (4849 D Mod (G))
23 Aug 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
We are happy to announce that dargorygel is now a moderator. Please join me in wishing him your condolences, or even congratulations if you prefer.
22 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Save vs Ready
What is the difference between "save" and "ready?" What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
7 replies
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Heywood Jablowme (13 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Question about moves in game - Fall of the American Empire IV
Sorry for being a newbie, but as a fan of Diplomacy, I was really happy to find this site. My questions about movement - Is there an app or software so you can set up these variant maps locally and model moves/situations? Immediate question for my current game: On the Fall of the American Empire IV map, can I move a fleet from Manawut to Ungawa?
4 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Ska -> Bal
How many seasons does it take to get a fleet from Skagerrack to the Baltic Sea?
12 replies
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Heffomite (153 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
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GBHigh29
I'm reluctant to accuse anyone of multi-account shenanigans or outside communication, but something seems a bit amiss in this game. It's full gunboat, no messaging at all, but somehow one player just convoyed another player's army across the North Sea.That's a hell of a guess.
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Heywood Jablowme (13 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Civil Disorder?
What does it mean when a player goes into civil disorder? Obviously happens when they don't play a turn, but does anything happen or is it just to notify the group that the player missed a turn?
18 replies
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
21 Aug 17 UTC
Second Opinion on company name
Hey guys,
My company is called Broad Expert and someone recently asked me if a native English speaker would initially associate Broad with 'wide' in a literal sense, rather than the intended association with a broad expertise. The question of whether the name is proper use of English was also brought up.
Thoughts?
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Fluminator (496 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Can someone read this article for me
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/american-totality-eclipse-race/537318/
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
10 May 17 UTC
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The Official Spring 2017 1v1 Champions League
Now that 1v1 ELO has been up for a while, it's time to put the best to the test. See inside for details!
301 replies
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Live gunboat!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205130
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
23 Aug 17 UTC
Live World?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205098
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Ogion (4375 D)
16 Aug 17 UTC
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It is not OK to punch even Nazis
Look, the question of justifiable violence has been a profound and difficult problem in moral philosophy for ages.
I posit that violence is not justified as a political tool ever
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Maltir (125 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Juggernaut
I know the dictionary definition, but what is this in game? How to you create one/deal with one that has been created?
28 replies
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michael_b (192 D)
20 Aug 17 UTC
Planned Parenthood's "Monthly Abortion Quotas"
I welcome all fellow Pro-Lifers and all all Pro-Choicers alike to discuss their reactions/thoughts about this interview with a Ex-Exec from PP in a CIVILISED AND RESPECTFUL MANNER. Is this the right direction? If not, what is to be done? I know its Fox News, but its what she says that matters.

Video: https://youtu.be/KUy7zugBMa4
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dargorygel (591 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 17 UTC
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The Eclipse is over... and the Apocaclypse didn't happen!
Just saying...
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Would I get banned if I supported a teammate in an Anonymous/no-chat game?
just wondering I'm in a tactical spot to do so but it seems super suspect and unfair almost
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goldfinger0303 (3110 D)
14 Aug 17 UTC
WebDip World Cup Results
The last game is in the books and we have a winner!
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chluke (8515 D (G))
22 Aug 17 UTC
2015 Gunboat tournament results?
Who ran the 2015 Gunboat tournament? Would love to see the final scoring table here:

http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/gunboat-tournament
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brainbomb (474 D)
20 Aug 17 UTC
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Steaks Diplomacy Game
Would anyone be interested in a -whoever wins grills- steaks diplomacy game? The notion is that we'd all have a potluck some amount of roasted veggies on a grill, and some ribeyes. We go to a ftf party, then get naked.
6 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Length of Time
What is the average amount of rounds/years of one game of Diplomacy?
13 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Bounce vs DMZ
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a bounce? Same question with a DMZ.
15 replies
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