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KickassBen (100 D)
22 Feb 10 UTC
7 people 2 play!
I dont know why there needs to be 7 people to play a game, seems very stupid when im here waiting for 2 more people. F*** me join! Quick and fast game called join if you want a spanking, join and relieve me frustration!
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kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
21 Feb 10 UTC
Putting the recent time extension debate to the test
After the recent debate on how much time should be extended by I'm eager to put it to (a brief) poll; how much time should I add to games? Right now it has been about 1.5 hours since the server went down, how much time should be added?
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figlesquidge (2131 D)
20 Feb 10 UTC
LAG - Live Anonymous Gunboat?
Is there any interest?
I'm happy to play for an hour and then drop down to 24hrs if people want, I'm just very low/out of games in their later stages and I love gunboats :P
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Azralynn (898 D)
22 Feb 10 UTC
Error since downtime
I'm getting this:
"Error triggered: Paused game timeout values incorrectly set..
This was probably caused by a software bug. The details of this error have been successfully logged and will be attended to by a developer."
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5nk (3592 D)
22 Feb 10 UTC
Live WTA Gunboat in 1 hour
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beza1e1 (274 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
My Anti-Anschluss Theory
I just wrote a short article about my Anti-Anschluss theory. What do you think?
http://beza1e1.tuxen.de/drafts/anti-anschluss.html
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LJ TYLER DURDEN (244 D)
22 Feb 10 UTC
Mod Question
Why does the Threads/Replies history stop around Jan 5th for all users?
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Niall (128 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Quick question regarding players dropping out
If a player has left a game due to inactivity, is taking that players provinces the same as usual in a standard game, in that I will need 2 armies to take a province where a person who has left has an army present in that province ?
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dr_lovehammer (170 D)
22 Feb 10 UTC
Sunday Night Live-3
Sunday night live
5 minute phases
Please join
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mel1980 (0 D X)
21 Feb 10 UTC
live game- 10pt joining
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22209
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kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
17 Feb 10 UTC
First new US nuclear plant in 30 years
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/02/16/nuclear-energy-and-a-clean-energy-future

Long overdue or an unwanted return to a dangerous power source? I'm interested in polling people here about the (perhaps inevitable) return to nuclear power, there has been passionate opposition in the past but it does seem to be decreasing
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warsprite (152 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
@KaptKool You mean your all puned out?
Deschutron (142 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
It is true that solar power takes a lot of space, but we do have a lot of unused surface area in our cities - house rooftops.

@abgemacht about green cars
I don't know whether you're talking about hybrid or fully electric cars, so I thought I'd link to a site about a model of electric car available from a car company called BYD:
http://www.byd.com/showroom.php?car=e6
http://www.byd.com/showroom.php?car=e6&index=6
BYD isn't the first to do this either. General Motors and a few other major car companies made commercially available electric cars in the 1990's that worked pretty well, as shown in the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car".

@KaptainKool about green cars
You said diesel is the greenest technology for cars. Do electric cars pollute more than diesel cars? Is there a kind of pollution or energy loss caused by the process of storing the electricity in the car or the electric motor mechanism?
Deschutron (142 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Oh crap! I just posted a reply to the end of page 1, and then realised it's a multi-page thread.

I've just read through the other pages.

@KaptainKool, I saw your statement that "battery life is just no where close to where it should be" in hybrid cars. That would also apply to full electric car batteries, so I guess you've answered my question about kinds of pollution caused by electric cars.

@DrOct, I saw you already mentioned the "rooftop solar" idea.

Also to throw the idea out there, governments nowdays don't mind paying for privately owned infrastructure either, so the government could treat such a system as a privately owned power station and pay for people to have solar panels installed on their rooves.
Hereward77 (930 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned fusion power. The even safer, even cleaner, even more efficient energy producer that in my opinion should be getting the vast majority of energy research funding.
stratagos (3269 D (S))
21 Feb 10 UTC
No one mentioned it because it's something that billions of dollars have been sunk into, and we're nowhere near a workable model yet. The energy needs we have need to be met *now* - waiting 20 years for research to pan out, anther five or six to build the reactors, and the usual foot dragging by those who don't like anything nuclear and we'd be lucky to see something by 2050.
Nuclear is the way to go. Clean and safe when given the attention it deserves. What happened at Chernobyl was simply due to Soviet neglect.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
@Hereward77 - Fusion energy just isn't feasible at the time being, currently it is an energy loss and hasn't been able to sustain energy production at all (that is to say where it is outputting a significant amount of energy - not even a surplus) for even a second.

It could be that there is a future in fusion (though many physicists would disagree), but it is not really a pressing present matter.

@Deschutron - you would probably find this interesting:

http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pes/public/2004/may/peshistory.html

30% of all cars used to be electric in the early 1900's, however the electric cars just couldn't travel far enough... maybe one day we will see lots on the road again, but there needs to be many progressions from an electrical standpoint.
warsprite (152 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Roof top solar is pointless in large building like skyscrapers. The volume is much larger than you can collect even if you could get 100% conversion which is against the laws of physics. Fusion may require the use of He3 to be practical, which is only found on the moon in large volumes.
Alderian (2423 D (S))
21 Feb 10 UTC
Solar on house rooftops would be good to offset the power needs of air conditioning during the day. Could potentially help avoid the issues California went through a few years back with rolling power outages. But you still need the base power supply that works 24 hours a day.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
@warsprite - I don't think that 100% energy conversion actually violates any of the Thermodynamic laws. It is the theoretical limit, and we can't actually build anything that achieves 100% efficiency, but it is possible in theory.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
actually never mind, you can't convert 100% unless you are converting to heat.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
because there is always decay in closed systems
Jack_Klein (913 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
No process is 100 percent efficient due to entropy.

Roughly 20 percent of the energy generated in a heat engine (steam generation, regardless of the heat source) is converted to work. Or less, depending on how tight the system is.
warsprite (152 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
@Kaptinkool Ok I may have over stated a little but I thought there was something about 100% conversion someplace, if not the Thermodynamics Laws. At least I recall reading some place to that affect. After 45+ years of reading and studing a wide range of subjects I somrtimes get a little muddled.
warsprite (152 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
I guess I did not overstate at all.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
@Jack Klein - technically you are right, you can never convert 100% through the means you intend. However in reality electrical heaters operate at (essentially) 100% efficiency because the wasted energy is released in the form of heat anyways. But you are right, when it comes to water turbines the actual value is 90% efficiency. I know that sounds ridiculous but it is true.
KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
My last sentence was implicating that water turbines are the most efficient source of power generation.


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Sleepcap (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Emplire4 and Modern2 maps need some payers...
We need some players for our Modern 2 map here: http://oli.rhoen.de/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=449
and for Empire 4 here: http://oli.rhoen.de/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=448
(You need to copy-paste the whole URL)
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KarlTheLittle (311 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Live Gunboat, starts in 30 Min.
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22199
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Le_Roi (855 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Live Build Anywhere Gunboat
Been wanting to try this for a bit.
http://oli.rhoen.de/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=452
It's over on olidip, 10 point WTA 5 min/phases
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BornAgainGamer (494 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
50 points WTA
Come and join peeps!!! Looking for people who will stay until the bitter end.
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wamalik23 (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
live game in 20
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22177
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roswellis (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
50 pot game today
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22168
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jeromeblack (129 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Live Game in 30 mins
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22162

Join Up late Night Game
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wamalik23 (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
live game in 15
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22161
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wamalik23 (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
live game in 10
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22160
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KaptinKool (408 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Why don't some profile's points line up?
When I consider joining a game I usually like to scan the user's I will be competing with, however some users points don't seem to make sense. For instance there is a user who has -50 D (Parallelopiped) in play, and a user (akilies) who has 303 D available and 99 D in play, but for some reason has a total of 646 D. Why do these errors occur?
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Dreadnought (561 D)
14 Feb 10 UTC
Who are we and where did we come from?
Eh?
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Conservative Man (100 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Anon game please join!
2 minutes left
gameID=22153
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jman777 (407 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Live Game: 5 pt buy in, 5 minute phases. come join!!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22089
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tmg996 (147 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
JOIN SATURDAY NIGHT FAST GAME!
5pts 5 mins 3 more people
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Conservative Man (100 D)
20 Feb 10 UTC
I would like an expert analysis of this ongoing game.
gameID=22117
How well did I play tactically, stategically, and diplomatically?
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PatDragon (103 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
Live game, anyone?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22149
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azzaron (1488 D)
21 Feb 10 UTC
New Live Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/gamecreate.php
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The_Master_Warrior (10 D)
18 Feb 10 UTC
Favorite Quotes
Any source is fair game. Ready, set, go!
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jwalters93 (304 D)
20 Feb 10 UTC
yet *another* gunboat. (again...)
well, the first one didn't work, so we'll try again...

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22134
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