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MadMarx (31092 D (G))
17 Dec 11 UTC
MadMarx ABI-VI EoG's
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=69992
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Sydney City (0 D X)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Italy taking over Grmany solo-
how funny is this?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=74842&msgCountryID=4
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abgemacht (610 D (G))
19 Dec 11 UTC
@D33
Check out this link. I only skimmed through the choice of HW, but the tutorial on actually setting up is what pertains to you:

http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/19/2639968/how-to-build-gaming-pc
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WoodenSpork (100 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Live Game!!! Player needed NAME: Please join!!! fun game
I need of 7 players game starts soon so hurry
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vandrew555 (100 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
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love game-players needed!!!
it's called "please join!!! fun game" we need to get those 7 players. it's starting in 15 minutes.
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
18 Dec 11 UTC
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Any graduate student/professor of Psychology on this site?
I am interested in doing a correlational study concerning the game of Diplomacy and its players. For starter, I want to correlate myers-briggs/keirsey personalities and general intelligence with game performance, chat frequency, and country preference.
If you are interested, please post here or PM me if you are concerned with your RL identity (preferred).
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TheGhostmaker (565 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
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Ghost-Ratings up for November and December
As usual, they can be found on:
tournaments.webdiplomacy.net

I normally don't comment on these, but... I'll just say, look at the gap at the top of the list at your own risk...
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
18 Dec 11 UTC
George Will at it again. Brilliant!
In 1927, the corrupt politicians of Washington state created a monopoly of ferry rights on Lake Chelan to a company owned by cronies. Today a pair of brothers have a case challenging this monopoly and Will writes brilliantly about it. If you European and not American don't waste your time.
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Putin33 (240 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
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Theocratic Tyrant Vaclav Havel Dead
http://www.countercurrents.org/parenti191211.htm

Putin33 (240 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
If there ever was a case for celebrating, this would be it. But naturally the western media is aglow with praise.
Cachimbo (1181 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
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Might it be that your reading of these events is influenced by your personal beliefs as well?
Putin33 (240 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Sure. But I'm one person. The western media is unanimously effusive in its ridiculous praise of this jackass. That reflects the fact that Havel did their bidding at the expense of his own people.
spyman (424 D (G))
19 Dec 11 UTC
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Putin, I posed this question in the Kim Jong-Il thread but I don't think you saw it.
Why does the son automatically replace the father? Is it communism or a monarchy?
Thucydides (869 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
+1000 to spyman
Putin33 (240 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
The son doesn't automatically replace the father. Gim Jeong Un does not have any leadership position in Democratic Korea. He is not the Premier, he is not chairman of the WPK, he is not President of the Supreme People's Assembly, he is not chairman of the National Defense Commission.

This stuff about Gim Jeong Un is nothing but speculation. Gim's father was not even running the National Defense Commission since he fell seriously ill last year.
ulytau (541 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
“humility in the face of the mysterious order of the Being”

"politics becomes too much of an expert thing... However, it seems to me that it should be primarily a thing of the citizens, with exceptionally levelled sense of responsibility and understanding of mysterious complexity of being [sic!]" Tokyo, 23 April 1992

"in 1995, he supported and signed another undemocratic law barring communists and former communists from employment in public agencies."

Actually, that law was already approved by Federal parliament on 4 October 1991 and in 1992, lawmakers widened its reach. The Constitutional court ruled that it was OK, although it should be temporary and replaced by a new civil service law. Still, it was a failure, the communist elites that pushed for the end of communism so that they could safely monetize the cultural and social capital they acquired at the expense of the people simply focused their attention elsewhere. In 1994, 40% of economic elites were people who had a job okayed directly by some body of communist party. But that goes beyond the scope of the law, which only affected those who cooperated with State Security secret police.

"Under Czech privatization and “restitution” programs, factories, shops, estates, homes, and much of the public land was sold at bargain prices to foreign and domestic capitalists."

Restitutions were not about selling public property but about handing back property that was nationalized without compenzation over the course of the 20th century. Fields for farmers, shops for Jews (both those who lost them in 1939 or 1950), houses to landlords and estates to former nobility, provided they didn't collaborate with Nazis.

"In 1992, while president of Czechoslovakia, Havel, the great democrat, demanded that parliament be suspended and he be allowed to rule by edict, the better to ram through free-market “reforms.”

Actually, in November 1991, Havel sent laws that would allow him to dissolve parliament and rule by decrees to the Federal Assembly, which turned them down and that was the end of the story. There was nothing authoritative about the way he proposed these laws.


Generally, the article brings nothing ground-breaking, noone probably thinks that communists like Havel even a tiny bit so a critique of his anti-communism will only interest other communists. Still, when rightists criticize him as socialist (even Marxist) or truthlovist, they at least get the basic chronology straight.

By the way, Communist Party of Bohemia nad Moravia distanced itself from the posters of Union of Young Communists of Czechoslovakia which celebrated death of Havel. According to the party, such behaviour is unethical and gross.
ulytau (541 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
The second quote is my translation of the actual words. Platonism indeed.
orathaic (1004 D (B))
20 Dec 11 UTC
'Generally, the article brings nothing ground-breaking'

just FYI, as i'm not Czech, this is all new to me, that is to say none of this is presented in this manner in the western media.


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Niakan (197 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Why are there bad players in the world?
Rant to follow:
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
18 Dec 11 UTC
Does this site work on Blackberry?
Just curious.
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Yonni (83 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
24-7 gives me the tingles
Just watched the episode one of Flyers-Rangers and, man, is it ever good?
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dubjamaica (100 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Live Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=75335 5min turn JOIN
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abgemacht (610 D (G))
16 Dec 11 UTC
A Message from the Mods
1) Please join me in congratulating FK on his promotion to Admin
2) I have drafted a set of guidelines containing every possible scenario I could think of. It is being reviewed by the rest of the mod team now. Although Mods will still have autonomy, it will serve as an official reference for us, so we can do a better job at making consistent decisions.
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orathaic (1004 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Predict the future of Nationalism.
It may be useful to look at the history of Nationalism...
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/405644/nationalism

I suppose it is also useful to note how nations educate their young about nationalism...
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Niakan (197 D)
09 Dec 11 UTC
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Face-to-face Diplomacy in NYC
The website told me to write a four-line summary because my post was too big :oops: I'm organizing a Face-to-Face game in New York City, with the hopes to eventually create a "proper" F2F community! Pitch follows.
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youradhere (1345 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Simply a Replacement for Simply Diplomacy
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=74369#gamePanel

England is in good position, two builds coming. I would strongly recommend joining.
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noiseunit (804 D)
17 Dec 11 UTC
How do you define metagaming?
I am curious to know a clear and definite description of metagaming and at what point does playing with friends become a violation.
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Hosting a game at my home
I want to host a game at my home with my friends, showing webdiplomacy map on TV screen and using it as move validator. Is there a way to enter orders for all of my friends, using only one user? Some sort of 'game super-user'?
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Maniac (580 D (B))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Maniac Invitational for GR 200-300 Players
Any of these players or others with GR 200-300 fancy a game?
The Czech, Diplomat33, mr.crispy, Spell of Wheels, Countess Tillian, JECE, Yellowjacket, Ursa, WhiteSammy and dD_ShockTrooper

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Jamiet99uk (131 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
Interrobang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interrobang

Let's discuss‽
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abgemacht (610 D (G))
17 Dec 11 UTC
Rail Baron
Anyone else play this game?
Playing with a bunch of people now; probably the best non-war board game I've played.
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Pepijn (191 D (B))
08 Dec 11 UTC
EOG - SoW Summer 2011 Game 2
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Draugnar (25 D X)
17 Dec 11 UTC
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Ron Paul is officially an idiot...
I just watched him tell Jay Leno he is against seatbelt laws. His argument that people have a right to do with their own body is all fine and good, but seatlbelts keep the driver behind the wheel and in better copntrol of their car, therbye protecting the lives of others. He has just proven he is an idiot that can't be put in power.
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MadMarx (31092 D (G))
13 Dec 11 UTC
MadMarx ABI-VII EoG's
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=70171
56 replies
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johnnyw (100 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Fast game?
want a fun game look up fast paced game for fun
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dep5greg (644 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Best Alliance in the Game?
What is the best alliance in the game? France-England? A western triple? Juggernaut? Austria-Russia-Turkey? what is the best one?
32 replies
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
18 Dec 11 UTC
Railroad Tycoon
I remember this awesome game, and the amount of time I've "burnt" on it. Is there a more modern version of it, or something close to it?
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
25 Nov 11 UTC
School of War Winter 2011
Since the original thread is several hundred posts long, consider this the kickoff for SoW Winter 2011
106 replies
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Ernst_Brenner (624 D)
18 Dec 11 UTC
Misorders?
Anyone else experiencing odd misorders in more than one game?
4 replies
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