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fortknox (2059 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
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Tolkien fans...
Go to http://maps.google.com/
click 'get directions'
in "A" put "The Shire" and in "B" put "Mordor"
Look at the wording in yellow.
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gman314 (100 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
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Muting Mods
When Thucydides left the site for a bit, he made an announcement on the forum and his mod powers were revoked. Someone suggested the idea of muting him to see what happened when he came back and his mod powers were restored. (You can't mute mods.) So, I did. I have now looked at his profile and discovered that he is now a mod again. However, I cannot unmute him.
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dave bishop (4552 D)
15 Dec 11 UTC
A Final Game
I doubt many people will remember me, but I used to be quite a keen player on the site. I left almost a year ago now, but am back and determined to organize one final (and hopefully epic) game.
Details inside.
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
21 Dec 11 UTC
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In need of a medium pot gunboat WTA anon game
Actions, not words
Please join
gameID=75471
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JesusPetry (100 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
I've suddenly run out of games...
...so if you're interested on a WTA gunboat, please post here.
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redhouse1938 (926 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
H. Kissinger's Associates RETRY
Hello all,
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=75379
Classic, Full Press, WTA, 70 D, anon, PM for PW
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MrcsAurelius (1687 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Anybody want to join..? 150 points, WTA, full press..
Looking for serious players, hope to keep it free of NMRs and CDs! Also looking for a challenge and to play people I havent played before.

PM me if you are interested! gameID=75315
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Yonni (83 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Low pot game
Would anyone be interested in a low pot game? 2 days/phase, WTA, non-anon.
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thatwasawkward (3611 D (B))
21 Dec 11 UTC
Bye, points.
Bid your points fond farewell in a new high-pot gunboat. 1000 D, WTA, 2 day turns.
gameID=75444
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jjmacsizzle (100 D)
21 Dec 11 UTC
New Game WW1-7
Join my game please
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jjmacsizzle (100 D)
21 Dec 11 UTC
New game
join my game for a world war one duel to the death
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Sicarius (738 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Vote for PHP Prom King
"You seem to have this impression that people think any more highly of you than they do me. Neither of us is going to win prom king around here. Sorry to break it to you. "
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pjmansfield99 (38 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
Problem with IPad....
Anyone else have difficulty with timings on IPad?
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spyman (424 D (G))
21 Dec 11 UTC
How much do you chat in game?
We seen the stats before about the average number of messages per game. That is one way of looking at it. But some people post lots of short messages, while others write essays. How much do you really write?
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King Atom (100 D)
21 Dec 11 UTC
Beer...
Wow, I just watched a documentary about how beer is the world's greatest invention...for better reasons than you might suspect.
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Dharmaton (2617 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
I wanna complain about this game ;P (I'm Turk...)
enuf said: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=75414
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Yonni (83 D)
20 Dec 11 UTC
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An education for our American (and other foreign) friends
The Caesar is a fantastic drink. I can understand the knee jerk aversion to clam juice but, god damn, it blows a bloody mary out of the water.
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Sydney City (0 D X)
20 Dec 11 UTC
replacement turkey needed next phase(is no longer playing)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=74570
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President Eden (2604 D Mod)
19 Dec 11 UTC
People of webDiplomacy: What is your MBTI Personality Type/Socionics type?
I'm off today and thinking about the subject because my girlfriend and I talk about this quite a lot, especially in regard to other people, and I've a feeling the implications of it translate well in predicting Diplomacy behavior. So what are you?
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ericisawesome (0 D X)
19 Dec 11 UTC
New Board???
Diplomacy Map.png
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ulytau (541 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
Paying homage to Václav Havel
I'll visit the church with his body tomorrow so feel free to join. Regard this thread as a counterbalance to the thread about Kim Jong-Il. If one of the greatest assholes gets his own thread, the greatest pussy should get it as well.
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MadMarx (23458 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 (730 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 (283 D)
19 Dec 11 UTC
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Theocratic Tyrant Vaclav Havel Dead
http://www.countercurrents.org/parenti191211.htm

Putin33 (283 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 (283 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 (1012 D (B))
19 Dec 11 UTC
+1000 to spyman
Putin33 (283 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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