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This Time On Philosophy Weekly--Grouped Stars or Dividing Stripes: Nationalism vs. Global
Now, this one I DEFINITELY want, if possible, folks from other nations outside the US to contribute to, as I'd be keen to hear what someone might have to say who actually IS part of a greater-than-a-nation-union, such as the EU, but it's a pretty simple question: Politically AND Ideologically, which is preferable--Nationalism or Globalization/Unions, and which do you believe is the "future" politically?
Hey, i have a game going on, and we scheduled a pause that was to end onf July 10th. Everyone has voted to unpause, except for France. Could a Moderater please unpause the game for us?http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=62410#gamePanel
In order to promote good playing behavior, I'd like to introduce the concept of "Death with Honor", which I suggest to be included as a tie-breaker in tournaments just after the number of wins. Definition follows:
He won the LPTPW thread with the following: "The zombie plague was but an elaborate decoy to allow my american troops to move into key locations around Belgium, such as Burgundy with the support from the rest of Europe to eliminate the zombie threat."
I know it is a little early, but I am curious. If the American presidential election were tomorrow, who would you vote for and why? You can pick Republicans who have not announced their candidacy yet. You can also pick a Democrat that you would pick over Obama.
Others, like smiley, do it because they are greedy bastards... And damn, I didn't know that you would only get 18 SCs (a little more than half of the available points). Maybe that's why I like WTA. Except I don't win...
Yeah, I was looking at that and it is funky a bit, even when computed with 31 SCs (it's 31 total owned, alderian, not 29). Rounding occurs in odd places so a variance of 3 to 5 is nothing, but it did give him the full 20 SC credit (or 19.33 SCs worth at least).
Last I checked, the equation counted all owned and active SCs, potentially stealing extra points. And if you take the 131 and divide by 18, you get 7.27 per SC210/24 is 7.24 which multiplies to 130.3 and rounds up to 131 (it's not a true rounding but a ceiling function). This also computes correctly for the other two with the ceiling function. So it is Points / (Total Owned SCs - Extras from the win) to get a non-rounded PPSC. Then multiple by number of SCs, limiting the winner to 18 and ceiling function the result.
Pondering the idea of writing some fan-fic for some epic games here. Does anyone have suggestions for games with lots of drama, twists, climax, etc? Would the players involved be willing to give interviews for the inside stories?
What are your thoughts? After a couple of couple of games under my belt I'm beginning to grow quite irritated at PPSC. It always seems to dwindle off into one less well doing player helping another better doing player to a solo for a fair share of points. More under the cut.
After the private university furore, Dawkins is in trouble again
Apparently one of our elders and betters has made a somewhat questionable analogy between a man chewing gum and the unwelcomed propositioning of a woman at an atheist conference. I am sure that this was eminantly logical but I am just struggling to see how!
I have a game that was paused, but one player hasn't returned for 3 days (he is not the one that requested the pause) and everybody else is ready to go again. How long does etiquette demand we wait? Can we even GET somebody to unpause it?