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ARNESEN (215 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
What does Bhm. Sea stand for in the modern map version?
In the modern map, there's a territory named Bhm. Sea. What does that stand for? I always assumed Bohemian Sea though that doesn't exist (and the sea isn't close to Bohemia). Perhaps it is Bornholm Sea (after the Danish island in the Baltic in that area)?
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MadMarx (31659 D (G))
08 Sep 17 UTC
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MadMarx Casual Anonymous Classic France vs Austria Tournament
Details within
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Winter 1v1 Champions League
The Champions League returns! See inside for details.
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ubercacher16 (238 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Self Interest
Beyond a shadow of a doubt every human being is driven only and fully by their own self interest.
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flash2015 (416 D (G))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
When Is The New Forum Going Live?
I had a quick look at the forum a while ago. It looked good to me. Any idea when it may go live? On a completely unrelated note - any chance we may turn SSL on for the site?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Identification Methods
For a story I'm writing, I need an adult who has lost his memory to not be easily identifiable. How do I make this feasible?
For instance, I expect the Dutch government to have the fingerprints of Dutch citizens. Do legal immigrants or people with a refugee status have their fingerprints taken as well? Would illegal immigrants or tourists from countries that don't take fingerprints make for a solid storyline? Are there other options?
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damian (351 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
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mmcconkie (60 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Known World 901 - Playable?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm fairly new around here. I'm looking through the variant maps, and I see one that looks like a lot of fun, the Known World 901 map. On the Variants page, it lists it as active, but when I go to create a new game I don't see it as an option to select.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
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An open discussion about elaborate ways to restore reliability rating
I was thinking how there are members on this site who ruined their Reliability early and can never restore it to the 90th %tile. What if we did a series of experiments on these people. Hook them up to machines. Or perhaps put them in a room full of rats and see if they survive. The goal being we develop a way that someone could go from a 13% RR to a mighty 78%
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Thu 02 Nov UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
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Fluminator (496 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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I achieved a thing
I got my final results for my Master's degree that I've been doing part-time for the past two years* today.
ksako8 (894 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Congratulations! What did you study?
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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I got a 73 for my thesis and a 70.5 overall (50 is a Pass, 60 is a Merit, 70+ is a Distinction) so I got a Distinction. In a few weeks I'll graduate as a Master of Laws.

Sorry if this seems like boasting, I don't always have good news to share.

* (whilst also somehow finding time for holding down a job and a drink habit and upsetting people online)
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
@ksako8: Thank you. Law, specialising in public sector contract and procurement law.
ghug (4202 D (B))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
That's awesome. Congrats!
brainbomb (62 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
No congrata Jamie! You are a smart guy its great to see you getting an honor.
brainbomb (62 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
What do people do as a Master of Laws? Are you able to be a judge ?
Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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With how effective you are at upsetting people online with a limited amount of time, its no wonder you were able to mark so well pursuing your degree part-time. Grats.
Dejan0707 (1378 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Congratulations Jamie! I started to work on my second Masters degree this year. Lots of classes to attend....my free time gone extinct!
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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@Brainbomb: As it happens I didn't embark on this course of study with the specific aim of getting a different job. I'm already qualified to do my job. I did it because I was interested in the law and wanted to develop my knowledge, and develop myself intellectually.

To be a Judge, in the UK, you would have to be an experienced barrister or solicitor. My Master of Laws (LLM) does not qualify me to be a barrister or a solicitor, but I could become a solicitor by also studying for a Legal Practice Certificate, which would take another 1-2 years. However I have no particular desire to become a solicitor.

I quite like my current job, but I hope in due course to move into a more senior public policy role, probably in the UK civil service.
ksako8 (894 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Good luck!
ksako8 (894 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Dejan0707: What are you studying?
brainbomb (62 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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Does the UK Civil Service allow you to recruit Pikemen or am I mistaken
Dejan0707 (1378 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Mechanical Engineering is what I study. I am on year 4 currently. In total there is 5. In 2007 I graduated Masters of Agriculture but never worked much in that field. I work as design Engineer for years so it was logical to try and improve my education in that field.
Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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Thank heavens you're not doing the LPC. The last things we need are more lawyers!

Well done.
brainbomb (62 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
My Masters is in Fine Art lol
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
@Brainbomb: In the UK our Pikemen are administratively part of the British Army and therefore not managed by civil servants, no.

For more information on our Pikemen, see here:

http://www.pikemen.org.uk/about.aspx
Dejan0707 (1378 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
I prefer longbowman to pikeman.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
@ Deeply_Dippy: In my department there is a saying:

If you ask a lawyer, they will give you an opinion.
If you ask Jamie, he will tell you what to do.
brainbomb (62 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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In light of these revelations I have changed my build queue to make Frigates
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Congrats, jamiet. May the argument shaming on webDip proceed apace! ;)
zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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Congrats! It's always good to hear when people achieve some important learning goals!
dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
well done, Jamie!
dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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@brain... frigates? Is that some sort of new scandal at sea? Like Watergate, etc???
eturnage (681 D (B))
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Congratulations!
Congrats, Jamie!
2ndWhiteLine (3429 D (B))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Do you get a powdered wig?
Crazy Anglican (261 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Congratulations Jamie! That is awesome to hear.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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@2WL - I may or may not already own a variety of wigs, but what I get up to at the weekend is a private matter.
taylor4 (211 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
@Jt - "Civil Service" - Like in "YEs, Minister" & "yes PM"

I heard that Baroness Thatcher had Liked that TV Britcom when she was PM
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Indeed, exactly that civil service, Taylor. "Yes, Minister" was an excellent television programme, highly witty and entertaining, and I would be inclined to say, not entirely inaccurate.
TheFlyingJarate (100 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Congratulations.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Congratulations. An embryonic Sir Humphrey in the making ??
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Oh you English are SO superior aren't you? Well, would you like to know where you'd be without US the good old U.S. of A. to protect you? I'll tell you. The smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire, that's where! So DON'T call me stupid, jamie. Just THANK me! ...If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking German, singing, "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles!"
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
@APT Brad:

Um.... first of all, I'm not English. Second of all, I didn't mention you in this thread, let alone call you stupid, so I'm really not sure what has upset you.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
Also, Brad thanks for the history lesson. I didn't realise Russians all spoke German.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
I think Apt Brad was paraphrasing Kevin Kline's character from the movie "A Fish called Wanda" & the don't call me stupid Jamie line plays on another character in that film being played by Jamie Lee Curtiss.So he may not have intended to insult you Jamiet99uk.
Or Apt Brad is being provocative & insulting.
Consider Apt Brad's reputation & make a "balance of probabilities" judgement
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Sun 12 Nov UTC
eh, germans, russians, either way they were out to get you. still are. one way or another
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
@APT Brad: Can you outline how the Germans are out to get me? I think you are hallucinating.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
it is a modified quote from 'a fish called wanda'. try googling the lines


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brainbomb (62 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Democrats are in deep trouble!
LOL! They keep talking about Russia and indictments and the latest wave of wins in virginia. But what about the civil war? What about Jimmy Carter?
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
SJ Whipping F2F Diplomacy 2018!
It's finally here everyone, the day you've been waiting for! SJ Whipping 2018 is back for another year!
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
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Matalienados (55 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (150 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Why did I cut chatting
I was writing post to Daily Qur'an Thread...
Did you remember my thread about mice in the dormitory?
A mouse run to another bed from under my bed.
Shit, I can't sleep more!
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Ezio (1432 D Mod)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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Big News (for me) on a slow Forum Friday Morning
Friday mornings seem an inactive time on webDiplomacy. So I can announce that my daughter is in labor. Hooray! (which also means I am officially old. Boo!!)
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Crazy Anglican (261 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Happy Armistice Day
Happy Veterans Day in the USA!

99 years ago today this horrific war we like to recreate in bloodless speech ended :-)
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
#MeToo
There’s enough vile people on here I think this conversation would be fun to watch.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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We need extensive background checks
before people are allowed to shitpost on the forum.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Is it possible that human kind will ever live in peace. ?
We all want it that incredible vast majority. o why do we do what we do . How can we be so benovolent and violent at thesame time?
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Curiosity: Coloreds
Why are the countries colored differently than the original board? anyone with insight, not complaining just curious.
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swordsman3003 (9797 D (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (351 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (151 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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