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maltizok (787 D)
24 Aug 11 UTC
150cc club still alive?
i havnt played for a very long time due to alot going on in real life and the last time i played this i was a part of the 150cc club. i was wondering if that club still exists or has disbanded/renamed/etc. couldnt find our thread on the forum so i was just curious.
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Putin33 (136 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
Rugby World Cup
Is actually going to be on network tv in the US. I'm looking forward to watching it.

Anybody have any thoughts on what we should expect? Will anyone knock off the All Blacks on their home turf? Will Ireland stop their downward spiral? Do any darkhorses like the Georgians or the Tongans have a shot to advance past pool play?
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Hugo_Stiglitz (100 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
R02 Gulf of Bothnia--->Baltic Sea
I know there's been a few articles written about this move
But does anyone besides me actual use it?
Or is the possible build in Sweden too tempting?
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Yeoman (100 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Stuff that breaks your game
Tonight I played a good live game, and was one of the leading players a few years in. Then my daughter woke up and had one of those fits that only daddy can woo... :-) I had to leave the game and when I came back my country had hit the slopes.

Let loose the times your game has been broken by outside factors!
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
01 Sep 11 UTC
An Everyman's Guide to a Better America
What a powerful article written by Daniel Englander at Minyanville.

http://goo.gl/XwDUP
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OpTic (35 D X)
02 Sep 11 UTC
I just Donated
Here's my transaction ID: 8NG4732556186161W
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Cachimbo (1181 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
I've unmuted Tettleton's Chew for a minute and....
Nothing's changed. I still can't read a word he says without feeling sick to my stomach.
Let me know when he leaves the site!
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Cachimbo (1181 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
Ghost Ratings
With the Maker gone, will there be an update this month?
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OpTic (35 D X)
03 Sep 11 UTC
Live game now
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=66981
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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
An Honest Question--No Right or Wrong, BLACK or WHITE Answer...Right?
Toni Morisson put foward the idea that, in "white" literature, "black" people are used to fill the role of "the other," ie, to help define the white people by contrast (usually positively...or at least, it was SUPPOSED to be positive--you can decide for yourself just how positive that can really leave people.) Thus, she said, blacks were kept seperate from others in identity, and inequality in society stemmed, in part, from this concept. My question is...
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Ben Dewey (205 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
To Sack an Empire
Join.
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Yeoman (100 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
All the games that didn't make it
Everybody, settle down please. Let us all spend a minute in silence for all those games that didn't make it.
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Cachimbo (1181 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
Music you just discovered
Ever since I quit DJing (a long time ago already), I've had a hard time keeping up with new sounds. If you've discovered a band or an artist recently and really like them, let this be a forum where you can share your luck with others.
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Lando Calrissian (0 D (S))
01 Sep 11 UTC
I need a new game
Gunboat, 300 D ish, WTA 36 hours, classic.

This is all negotiable. Who is interested, any specific requests?
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micahbales (424 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
Tactical question
Hi everyone. My question is pretty basic: Can a fleet in Edi support an army holding in Lvp? I'm thinking not, since Clyde is in between, but I'm not sure.
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Maniac (580 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
My Dilemma
Exploiting loop holes. See Inside.
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Mickie (394 D)
02 Sep 11 UTC
Time bug
Anyone else have a time bug (mine says the next turn is happening in 122 days?) Do the original times still stand or is there an indefinite pause until the bug is resolved??
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Sep 11 UTC
Citizens choose private over failing public schools
In Indiana legislation returned school choice to the consuming parents on the lower end of the economic scale, and oh what a disaster for failing public schools.
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FirstApple (100 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
Comments/Notes in game
I think there should be a section for this added in game. Do you?
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Gobbledydook (100 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
DAIDE diplomacy
There exists a diplomacy server called DAIDE which runs AI...and they are darn smart (at least in gunboat).
https://sites.google.com/site/diplomacyai/QuickStart
Thoughts?
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MadMarx (30174 D (G))
01 Sep 11 UTC
I'd like to take a vote on a diplomacy issue.
Any/all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Fasces349 (169 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Civility REQUIRED game: players wanted
To my understanding this is our 4th attempt at a civility game. The first 2 were very successful, the last one was ruined by one of the players.

If you would like to try at a civility game post here and I will send you an invite.
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bubbajiggins (100 D X)
02 Sep 11 UTC
The Event
Join this game and be part of the second most important event behind the kickoff to college football. We ask for experienced players, and want a challenging game. Hope you can make it!
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Conservative Man (100 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
You learn something new every day
So in english I found out that the word 'hella' is generally only used in northern california, where I live. And all my life I thought it was used all across the US.......
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Putin33 (136 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
Tastiest coffee you've ever had
I believe I've just discovered the best tasting coffee I've ever had. Burundi coffee from FortyWeight coffee roasters. Please do point out delicious tasting coffees to enjoy.
abgemacht (458 D (G))
31 Aug 11 UTC
Coffee supports terrorists.
SacredDigits (120 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
I like Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee from the local grocery store chain, but Burundi coffee is also good.
Putin33 (136 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
LOL
Draugnar (15 D (G))
31 Aug 11 UTC
@Putin - Look into who owns Caribou Coffee and see if you are still laughing.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/caribou.asp
Putin33 (136 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
They no longer have ties with the guy from Union for Good. I try to do a non-political thread and you want to bust my chops.
jmo1121109 (2431 D Mod)
31 Aug 11 UTC
@abge, Lmao
Draugnar (15 D (G))
31 Aug 11 UTC
No, just derailing it like you do. :-)

Oh, and my opinion... There is no such thing as best tasting coffe cause it all tastes bitter and disgusting. Give me Chai or Earl Grey or one of dozens of other teas (black, green white, herbal, whatever) any day over coffee.
Putin33 (136 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
Last I checked earl grey wasn't exactly sweet. I enjoy strong flavored teas. I wish we had a Wegmans around here so I could buy their loose leaf tea since it's so cheap.
jmo1121109 (2431 D Mod)
31 Aug 11 UTC
The best coffee I ever had was on Maui, Hawaii, I think the name was Kona Coffee. Second best is an iced coffee with a shot of hazelnut from McDonald's, you can see how refined my taste in coffee is, lol.

@Draugnar, agreed, tea is better then coffee any day.
fortknox (2059 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
The best I ever had was called "Highlander Grog" from a local shop when I was in school. There have been imposters that I've come across, but the only place I know that has it is a international store (and it is expensive, so I only have it rarely).
Thucydides (965 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
AW COME ON DRAUG YOU DONT EVEN DRINK COFFEE??

I love coffee so damn much. Oh my fucking God.

I'll have to try your recs, Putin.

Dont know if you can get it outside Texas but Ruta Maya coffee is fucking good. There is also Three Avocados Coffee which is a non-profit, so that is cool.

The best coffee I have ever had.......... I unfortunately do not know what the brew was - but it was in Houston's Third Ward at a coffee shop/ice cream parlor run by a 90 year old black man.

Oh shit it was so good. I havent been back in town since then though.

I can go on and on about coffee so I guess I will just stop there.

No I wont Putin how do you make your coffee?

French Press? Drip? Whole bean? I could go on but fear appearing as a coffee snob.

The second best cup of coffee I ever had was at Dunkin Donuts in Boston with the IRL f2f this summer.

And obviously I am addicted to Starbucks Iced Vanilla lattes, I can;t tell if they are good or just familiar anymore.

I also drink McCafe sometimes in a pinch - in fact I drink any coffee in a pinch.

Real brewed coffee is much more uncommon here in Dakar, I often buy cups of Nescafe for 10 cents (50 francs CFA) from the street dealers though - yes its instant but I am growing fond of them. Its better than NO coffee anyway.
Thucydides (965 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
oh yes there is a coffee shop in austin called Mozart's they brew fantastic coffee as well.

long story short Ruta Maya is what I brew at home
largeham (149 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Sabah tea, is where it's at. If you go to Borneo, buy some. Actually, buy lots.
Putin33 (136 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I do French press and always buy the whole beans, also Turkish and Nescafe sometimes. Nothing better than a good cup of Turkish coffee. I drink it less regularly because I don't make it as good as the cafes. I always seem to burn it.

Putin33 (136 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Anybody like Darjeeling? My wife bought some but I haven't tried it yet. Supposed to be like oolong, right?
I was going to say "I always make sure to buy my coffee beans straight from the Colombian mob" but I see someone beat me to the derailing punch. =P

On the rare occasion that I have it, I like coffee. Straight black for me, though, no creams or sugars about it. I've always wanted to be even remotely knowledgeable about coffee brands but I can't spare the luxury of a coffee every morning to figure out what I like.
Putin33 (136 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Bah coffee is cheap when you consider it cup per cup vs soda and other things.
jmo1121109 (2431 D Mod)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I don't know about everyone else, but I don't drink it on a regular basis because of the caffeine.
mapleleaf (150 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Coffee from the Dip 'n Sip at Kingston Road and Main Street, here in the Beach.

It happens to be the coffee shop where Kick-Ass fended off those muggers. The billboard where he yells, "Fuck you, Mr. Bitey" is there.

That's not why I love their coffee though. I was a regular there for about 15 years before the movie came out.
SacredDigits (120 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I use a Mr. Coffee so that coffee is ready when I get up, but I do French Press on occasion. I usually grind my beans at the store because I'm lazy, too.
@Putin: not sure about how it stacks up to Cokes or what not, but I don't drink those regularly anyway (in part on account of cost) so I wouldn't know. *shrug*
Putin33 (136 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
What do you drink?
On a regular basis, water, milk, and <apple/orange/grape> juice, depending on which kind I buy at the local store. I'm not inherently opposed to any one drink, though.
Draugnar (15 D (G))
01 Sep 11 UTC
Tea or Chai (hot or iced), always freshly brewed. Depending on the tea, it may get a spash of milk if hot, squeeze of lemon if iced, or some I drink straight. Chai gets a splash of milk both hot and iced. Being a diabetic, I rarely sweeten and then only with Splenda.

Breakfast is Earl Grey, hot and straight. No lemon, no milk, no nuttin! Wakes me up like nothing else.
ulytau (541 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
What's the difference between tea and chai? It's the same word in two different languages so I'm wondering how do you distinguish them.
largeham (149 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
It could mean the way they are made. When you say tea in India (i.e. chai), it is quite different to English/Western tea. However, I'm not sure what cafes mean when they say chai or chai latte (the worst is saying chai tea).
Octavious (1335 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Best coffee I ever had was from a vending machine in a service station somewhere between Caracas and Cumana. One of the best drinks I've ever had in my life!

The only things to rival it have been a certain type of black tea I was given in Egypt (but can't for the life of me remember the name :( ), and a pint of Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild. Truly God's gift to mankind!
ulytau (541 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
So, chai means spiced tea and tea means tea? I can see the point there. Our teahouses use the term Masala instead of chai, which is also incorrect but it sounds better :)
ulytau (541 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Karkadé is nice Egyptian tea, but it's herbal, not black one.
santosh (225 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Well, here in India it does mean the same thing. Chai specifically refers to the drink itself. Tea could be used to refer to that snack in the evening, the plant or the drink. Masala-chai is (really really) spiced tea.
SacredDigits (120 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Oh, I forgot totally about a local place called Nick's Original House of Pancakes (ironically enough, a refurbished Big Boy). They have excellent coffee, and great food. When I'm able, I try to take the family there for breakfast. Usually 2 times a month or so.
Cachimbo (1181 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Tastiest coffee?

Morning coffee.... like the one I'm having now.... hmmmmmmmmmm!!!

SacredDigits (120 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I am also imbibing my morning coffee. Second cup.
santosh (225 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I've found that the taste of coffee has a lot to do with how it's mixed and cooled down as well. Check out this video of a waiter in Kathmandu in Nepal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0YbUZzl9cg

They do this in the south as well, and believe me, coffee cooled like that is an experience in itself. It's actually aerated because of the aggressive mixing, so normal coffee has a cappuccino effect.
Putin33 (136 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I thought chai (as it is known in the West) had milk, cardamom and cinnamon in it. Maybe cloves too.

The reason chai is the name for tea in so many languages is because the Chinese (both main dialects) word for tea is "cha". The Fujian people called it "te" and many of them moved overseas or to the West so that's why English uses that word instead.
Draugnar (15 D (G))
01 Sep 11 UTC
Yes, when I say chai, I'm referring to the tea with cardamon, cloves, and cinnamon. The US equivalent of India's spiced tea. Sometimes, they even label it "spiced chai" on the store shelves.
I'd like to try coffee made from freshly picked beans. I am currently going through a bag of First Colony: Traditional French Roast, which is less bitter and acidic than other coffees I've tried; while having a rich, bold flavour Time for the questions:

Dark or light roast? Never tried light roast.

Filtered or unfiltered?


FirstApple (100 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
After drinking true Colombian coffee for two years, I was spoiled on it. It was by far the best and I've never been able to truly enjoy a cup of coffee here in the US again ever since.
wacki (132 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
fog of war live anonymous

http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=3314

Start um 20:45 Uhr MESZ, 5min Züge, anonym, keine Nachrichten im Spiel
^ENJOY TO LIVE GAME gameID=696969
Thucydides (965 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
^ this
Thucydides (965 D (B))
01 Sep 11 UTC
i highly recommend gameID=696969 every time i play it i enjoy to live game
TBroadley (100 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
I don't always play live games, but when I do, I prefer gameID=696969.
SacredDigits (120 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
ENJOY TO LIVE GAME gameID+696969

GOGOGO!


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Sydney City (0 D X)
31 Aug 11 UTC
How to change phase lengths?
The overwhelming majority of players in this game want the 10day phase changed to 1 day phases- the only ones who havent responded havent been seen for 14+ days...
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King Atom (84 D)
31 Aug 11 UTC
OH YEAH!
What my marching band will be playing...
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RobKohr (100 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
Postal Diplomacy - Attempt 2
Well, the 10 day deadline passed and we only got 5 players out of 7.
Lets try again:
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Puma (1231 D (S))
01 Sep 11 UTC
No in game messaging?
I don't understand why we have or want the no in game messaging option. Doesn't that go against what diplomacy is all about? Especially if the game does not have anonymous players then I fear private messages would be exchanged but that would go against the intent of the option. I would appreciate if someone could explain how they play that option.
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santosh (225 D)
01 Sep 11 UTC
What happened to Public Press Games?
I think it's a pity there are no public press live games around anymore. PP games are such a delightful parody of the classic and gunboat variants.
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