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Fin (100 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
an unusual request
I have a email game of diplomacy I had been playing before I found this site. The game has been on hold since a player left - we are trying to persuade the judge to take over for the missing player -
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Sendler (773 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
@Washington DC
so I would like to see some photos of how bad the snow is
I am from Germany and want to see if its really bad or if its just bad for Washington DC and maybe you have some nice pics

btw. its snowing here where I am too
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
http://www.washingtonpost.com/
djbent (2572 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
it's pretty damn bad. both for dc, and for many places that normally get snow in the winter.
Geez, the snow is NOT as bad as they make it seem. I am in the Philadelphia area, and the entire local newscast is devoted to the weather. Actually, from about 6am to 11pm last night, I think most stations did nothing but local news. Wow, we set the yearly record of snow for a winter. Big deal. Wait a day or two, the snow will be out of the way, and life goes on.

It snowed. It snowed badly. Then the plows came, moved the snow, and life goes on.
Acosmist (0 D X)
11 Feb 10 UTC
I was in Haverford on Tuesday and it didn't seem like the plows moved much of anything.

And that was before this latest storm.
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
@DJ - agreed. The roads in my complex aren't perfectly pristine - big deal. So I drove *slowly* until I got to a major road. Amazingly, I didn't skid out and explode in a fiery ball of death.

Granted, there's a little more space out here in the sticks (Downingtown area) than in Center City, where there are only so many places to dump snow, and mass transit isn't coping well, but things will be back to normal tomorrow.
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
That was for Jones, not Bent ;)
@Stratagos - You were one of the lucky ones, there were probably 5 people who DID explode into a fiery ball of death, be thankful you drove sensibly:p
djbent (2572 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
well maybe yall in philly are more used to it, or got lucky, but it's totally shut DC down. we have never gotten this much snow, ever. we're used to maybe an inch and it melts the next day.
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
Bent, you guys got a little more snow, and you don't really have anywhere to *dump *it.

The Redskins probably suck so badly it brings a low pressure area ;)

(my wife is going to kill me for that one ;) )
DJ, no, as I said, it set a record, so its not something people were used to. We had two monster storms in 4 days, just like you did in DC (actually, I believe they both hit the Philadelphia area harder than DC.) And there's people here making a big deal out of it two. But it isn't, it just isn't.
djbent (2572 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
well, it is a big deal here, so i guess we are having different experiences
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
In the 'things are shut down' department, I think we're both in the same boat - but I think Dingle is pointing out we're not digging out of six feet dumped in twelve hours, and there aren't widespread power outages, etc
I think maybe we just have a different opinion of what 'big deal' means. So your office or school is shut for 2 days. I'm not sure that's a big deal.
idealist (903 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
lucky you all. ;-] houston snowed for the first time this year, my first time seeing snow as well.

djbent (2572 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
my office actually isn't shut, but everything else (public schools, most offices, the feds) is shut all week. and believe me, i grew up in maine, so i've seen way more snow than this. but i moved to dc b/c we DON'T get snow (usually) and for this city, this is definitely a big deal.

so you're a real tough guy and the snow doesn't phase you. congrats ;P
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
as someone who had to shovel his driveway at 3:30 am so his wife could catch her (cancelled) train, I'm *not* a tough guy, and am surviving on caffeine today ;)
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Is this God's attempt at a filibuster?
djbent (2572 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
the buses aren't running, a good portion of the subway is shut down. the supermarket near my house has no fresh produce, no eggs, milk, flour or meat. there were a lot of power outages. and we just don't have the infrastructure to clear the snow.
At the mention of supermarkets, is it just my area, or does everybody buy french toast ingredients right before a snow storm?
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
It's not just you, and as someone who didn't grow up in a snow area, I find it completely bizarre. What, you can't live without eggs for two days? If you eat that many, why don't you have some in the fridge *now*?
Idunno, but I live in the Lehigh Valley, about an hour north of Philly, and all I ever hear about in school is various teachers comparing french toast recipes right before a snowstorm.
Stratagos, I stopped at the supermarket before the last storm, not to get 'staples', but to get Red Potatoes. (Needed it for a recipe). I heard someone ask why people stop to get bread and milk before a storm, and I heard a woman (in line in front of me with bread and milk) 'you need it for school lunches'. Now, school had already been cancelled for the following day.

Your kids will survive for 2 days without milk. If you have a chance, yes, by all means get it, but why there is a rush I never understood. There was a rush on Tuesday night. So that means, in absence of the snow, all these people would be going on Wednesday or Thursday ordinarily to get milk??
stratagos (3269 D (S))
11 Feb 10 UTC
no no - see, I bought milk, eggs, and bread for the *last* storm, but then immediately threw it out once the snow stopped - so I had to go get it *again*.

Because that's how I roll
jman777 (407 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Ok, I live in CT and I'm actually pretty pissed at our idiot weathermen. haha We had people predicitng anywhere from 8 to 24 inches of snow up here, and guess what, we got THREE INCHES. This is what it's been like all year. Everyone says it's going to be terrible up in the North East, and then the mid to south atlantic coast gets hit really really bad while we move on without more than a few inches. It's really pathetic. I ended up being "snowed in" by 3 inches of snow.
Sendler (773 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
once you can get on the internet and play diplomacy here
then it's a BIG DEAL ;)
Jman, I moved from northern CT to NJ 7 years ago, and I've missed the winters ever since. This has been the first enjoyable winter in 7 yaers.
jman777 (407 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
haha, yeah philly doesn't usually get to much snow, does it? It's so stragne, this year we have had an incredibly light winter. I don't think we've gotten anything more than 6 inches. Compared to the last 5 years or so thats like nothing, cause we've had some years where we had like 2 1/2 feet. Looks like the weather decided to reverse it's self.


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flashman (2274 D (G))
11 Feb 10 UTC
Anyone else think that Buzz is a crap name for...
...the new Google social network service?

I'm a Philistine and a Luddite at heart but I reckon I have a fair call on product names. To me, at least, Buzz seems the sort of attempt at naming a company like McKinsey would have come up with in a clumsy attempt to associate with the whole aura of buzz words.
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onamatapia (103 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
The Yo Mama joke thread!
I'll start: Yo Mama is so stupid, she tried to fail a test and ended up getting a perfect score!
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Live Gun Boat
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21395
join live gun boat ! Starts in 30min
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AdmiralDave (156 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Leage of Extraordinary Nations (Anonymous, 10P, 1 Day)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21387
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DingleberryJones (4469 D (B))
10 Feb 10 UTC
If this is accurate, why?
Why would al-queda target Hezbollah?
http://debka.com/article/8599/

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Live Gun Boat
Join this live gun boat: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21386
It starts in 1h :D
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itacv2 (100 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
2000 Map
Is there a way, or a place where i can have or see a higher resolution map? I find the game very interesting, but im having a hard time with the names.
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Dan-i-Am 88 (438 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Live game starting in about 15 minutes!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21351
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uclabb (78 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Late night Throwdown.....
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21351

5 minutes, 20 D.... its gonna be like a circus.... in tents.
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Dunecat (5879 D)
08 Feb 10 UTC
Have you ever noticed that diplomacy nubs have an incredible sense of entitlement?
I've seriously learned from my mistake of playing low-stakes games. You end up playing with utter idiots whose sense of entitlement rivals that of rich girls on their sweet sixteenth birthday. I'm sick of playing with upstart hotshots who wouldn't know how to negotiate if a diplomacy board struck them in the face.
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texasdeluxe (516 D (B))
11 Feb 10 UTC
Operation Titstorm
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/02/anonymous-unfurls-operation-titstorm/
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Barn3tt (36950 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Gunboat please
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21355#gamePanel

gg everyone
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5nk (3592 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Live Gunboats - 2 games
Starting in 1 hour: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21362

Starting in 2 hours: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21363
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roswellis (100 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21366
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orathaic (1004 D (B))
11 Feb 10 UTC
The Game...
how does it differ when played Live?
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idealist (903 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
I am in utter confusion....
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=19613&msgCountryID=1

take a look at what happened this turn! england successfully supported austria to rumania dispite the fact that turkey used sevastopol to support rumania to ukraine.
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Rule Britannia (688 D)
11 Feb 10 UTC
Sitter needed - only one game
Is anyone willing to sit for me from friday until wednesday?
Shouldn't be too much work- only one public press game.
I'd really appreciate it,
Cheers
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jimgov (241 D (B))
11 Feb 10 UTC
New gunboat game
5 min turns, anon, wta, 25 D gameID=21355
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DJEcc24 (246 D)
09 Feb 10 UTC
Troll Award
who is the most distinctive troll on this site?
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bertbot (100 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
Can two units support each other
Sorry if this has already been answered or is obvious, but if two units are not moving, can they support hold each other? Say an army in Spain supports a unit in Marseilles, who is in turn supporting Spain, is this a valid order?? Thanks
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S.P.A.O. (655 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
Fast Diplomacy
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21326
Starts in about an hour!
Fast Negotiations! Quick Stabs! Strong Alliances! What's not to like?
Join now!
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
09 Feb 10 UTC
Troll Annoyance Thread
So I'm tired of the trolls, yet I don't wish to feed them. So I will simply shame them, by doing what they do, but *better*....
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S.P.A.O. (655 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
Anyone for a live game?
Perhaps in the next hour or so?
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Lando Calrissian (1 D (S))
10 Feb 10 UTC
live game anyone?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21323
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Paulsalomon27 (731 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
Snow Day France Vs. Austria Duel?
http://oli.rhoen.de/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=349
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Lando Calrissian (1 D (S))
10 Feb 10 UTC
JOIN!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21321
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noahjf (0 D X)
10 Feb 10 UTC
12 hr anonymous game
20 D!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=21212
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ashleygirl (1131 D)
10 Feb 10 UTC
need 3 more
Only three more for live game. starts in 4 min.
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