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This Time On Philosophy Weekly: Chekhov and Plato Play a String Duet
In his dialogue "Phaedo," Plato's representation of Socrates makes the argument for a human "soul," and states that it's somewhat like a harmony from a harp, that is, representative and yet beyond the actual harp itself. In his short story "Ward No. 6," Chekhov's protagonist, Andrey Yefimitch, muses aloud that a broken violin, far from still being represented by a harmony, is just a heap of rubbish, as it's purely physical, so once broken, that's it. Which maestro's song's truer?
Global games have much unfairness when it comes to starting locations of a lot of countries... plus you get one or two people either quitting or needing a pause and it slows everything down. I am one that needs 36+ hour games, and world games usually end in a slow dirge after 5 years.
The overwhelming basis of arguments put forth by supporters of Big Government on this board use "the poor" as a rational for almost everything. The problem with this line of reasoning is the poor need jobs not handouts. Handouts keep the poor poor and dependent.
I think I'm causing them. I have internet explorer set to open it 500 times when I click on the WebDiplomacy link. And since I'm on all the time, I'm constantly refreshing the pages and stuff that crashes servers. Not to mention I know how to hack into the server if I wanted. I'm thinking about doing it just to show all of you how far I could go as the cult of personality here in WebDiplomacy World! Now give me 1200 now!
When a page is loading I can see posts from a certain person I'm muting. When it fully loads they go away. That's fail #1. Fail #2 is that somehow, while a thread that I created was loading, I saw a post from someone I muted. I thought that people you mute can't see your threads?
Looking to get my feet wet before I get back into the groove of things. Started a low bet password protected game, and looking to get a non-anon game with some quality players I know. More details within.