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brainbomb (249 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
Government to release software designed to identify Web Trolls
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18404621

Not making this up, beware Webdip community, your days of calling someone a faggot after an NMR/CD may soon come back to haunt you. Or perhaps your anti government rants on the forum wouldn't help either ;)
Draugnar (25 D X)
12 Jun 12 UTC
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Meh... The British parliament can kiss my smelly white American ass. Fuck them and their laws. I'm not under their juris-my-dick-tion and they can suck my cock if they think I give a fuck about their laws and opinions. Their all a bunch of fucking sodomists and pedophiles in parliament anyhow.
Draugnar (25 D X)
12 Jun 12 UTC
P.S. If you don't get the irony there, you must be in league with parliament and can suck my cock too. :-)
bo_sox48 (3315 D (G))
12 Jun 12 UTC
I get your irony there. I'll find it funny when you get hunted down over that post.
mapleleaf (100 D X)
12 Jun 12 UTC
I am appalled at your childishness and attitude, Draugnar.
Collaborator^
Next on the goverment's hit list^
Doh! fast posted^
Draugnar (25 D X)
12 Jun 12 UTC
Hey, I'm not a UK citizen nor do I live in the UK. Let 'em bring it! I doubt the US government will extradite me for calling Parliament a bunch of sodomists and pedophiles.
orathaic (1004 D (B))
13 Jun 12 UTC
This website is not subject to British law. Australia may share a head of state with the UK but not a parliment. Nevermind the fact that Kestas could easily move webdips hosting to Sweden (home of the free? at least thepiratebay is still available...)

Now the UK could potentially block British citizens from viewing such inflammatory website. They can claim it applies to any website, but what case law is there at the moment in the UK? What does it take for a British court to claim jurisdiction over an Australian or Swedish website?

I'd like to hear Kestas' opinion, and legal advice. (any free legal advice out there?)
orathaic (1004 D (B))
13 Jun 12 UTC
Draug, what about the next time you want to visit the UK? would you like to be picked up at customs for trolling? If Kestas choose to comply with UK laws he could reveal your identity to the Authorities there... (or at least your IP address)

This sounds like it is being pushed by ISPs and webhosts who want to earn some measure of protection from legal action, tbh.
Draugnar (25 D X)
13 Jun 12 UTC
Um, been there once. Don't want to go back. I'll stick with tropical climates not rainy and cold for my vacations thank you.

Oh, and I should point out that they have no way to compell Kestas or the IP/equipment providers release the info as, once again, it is out of their juris-my-dick-tion!
orathaic (1004 D (B))
13 Jun 12 UTC
Yes, and at the moment, there us no international treaty in force... But acta may come into force shortly...
Draugnar (25 D X)
13 Jun 12 UTC
And we have this law that says we can't be tried for a crime if it wasn't a crime when we commited it. So I can call those fuckers every name in the book and *still8 nothing will happen to me as the US has no law and I woudl have to do it *after* they passed one for it to be a crime. I love the US legal system!
JECE (638 D)
13 Jun 12 UTC
This dowsn't sound good, but is not as disturbing as the United States developing robot programs to troll propaganda.
JECE (638 D)
14 Jun 12 UTC
And I'm not kidding about that.
Randomizer (1410 D)
14 Jun 12 UTC
At least until the Republicans take over here and decide it's a good way to get rid of their opposition too. It hasn't been that many years since the Patriot Act was used to get library records to see what people were checking out certain books.
Timur (774 D (B))
14 Jun 12 UTC
So if someone defames me in a UK pub I can get his address from the bar manager? Cool. "We know where you live! Harharhar."
Draugnar (25 D X)
14 Jun 12 UTC
Hey, don't lay it all on the Republicans. Obama signed the NDAA into law back in January and it seriously expanded the Patriot Act and the military's role going so far as allowing the military to detain US citizens arrested on US soil.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/01/02/president-obama-signed-the-national-defense-authorization-act-now-what/

There's enough blame in the curtailing of our freedoms to go aroudn fro both sides of the aisle.
JECE (638 D)
14 Jun 12 UTC
Draugnar: Yes, but when it comes to civil liberties and jingoism, the reality is that the Democrats are much more prone to maintain the status quo than worsen the situation/start a disaster like the Republicans


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brainbomb (249 D)
14 Jun 12 UTC
Extremely unethical victory
gameID=91629

you be the judge, did Austria basically mop up on a bunch of CD'ers
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eskel96 (478 D)
11 Jun 12 UTC
Slayer
talk about slayer
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SpeakerToAliens (147 D (S))
14 Jun 12 UTC
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There aren't enough lifeboats on the EU-Titanic
http://www.ukip.org/content/latest-news/2690-not-enough-lifeboats-on-eu-titanic
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obiwanobiwan (278 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
My NHL Nightmare Season Is Complete--Kings Win the Cup
First the Ducks play up and down and then completely bottom out to 13th place...
Then the Rangers blow it...
And now...now, the worst team possible to win the Cup for a Ducks fan...great win for the Kings, they deserved it, though.
12 replies
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Tru Ninja (555 D (S))
14 Jun 12 UTC
Have you ever...
Opened a random game you're not in, looked at the board and gotten that tingley feeling like a very brutal stab is about to happen?

Its sorta like watchimg a horror movie and seeimg the killer and wanting to shout "TURN AROUND IDIOT!"
4 replies
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smcbride1983 (517 D)
13 Jun 12 UTC
EoG: For Beginners Only-2
This is my first attempt at an EoG. I hoping to get the reasoning from Egypt for why they played the way they did.
10 replies
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Zmaj (2216 D (B))
14 Jun 12 UTC
EoG: Gunboat-317
gameID=91590 Phew...
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abgemacht (682 D (G))
13 Jun 12 UTC
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You may all now refer to me as Master abgemacht
Bitches!
6 replies
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thatwasawkward (3611 D (B))
13 Jun 12 UTC
Combating complacency.
Nearly every time I win a game I end up making really, really stupid mistakes in other games. This is a word of warning to other players: Don't get lazy or complacent if you do well once. Learning that lesson is part of what separates the good from the great... not even just in Diplomacy, but life in general.
5 replies
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stranger (492 D)
13 Jun 12 UTC
caesar 3
Did anyone here play caesar 3? I am so addicted to that game right now... :D
4 replies
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jwalters93 (304 D)
11 Jun 12 UTC
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What's the weirdest thing you do?
Me, I think in accents. I'm not even joking either. It's probably one of the strangest things I do. The accents I think in most commonly are British, Australian, and Jersey accents. Though I use Russian and French accents quite a lot. With the occasional pirate accent.
135 replies
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F4shark (371 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
Lies and Dagger
Is it dishonest to tell lies in this game? How far can you go in telling a lie? I found my self taking a piece of land backed up with a lie...:-)
25 replies
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SergeantCitrus (245 D)
13 Jun 12 UTC
Civilization 2 game that lasted almost 10 years ...
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uxpil/ive_been_playing_the_same_game_of_civilization_ii/

Anyone else get nearly this far? I'd probably have gotten bored, oh, about a millenium before that.
5 replies
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Zmaj (2216 D (B))
13 Jun 12 UTC
EoG: Studying for Finals: Day 2
4 replies
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NigeeBaby (234 D (G))
12 Jun 12 UTC
My Church Loves Gays
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17796511
Church of England - keepin' it real !!
16 replies
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
11 Jun 12 UTC
EOG Kill YJ Invitational
gameID=83367

Thanks for the fun game everyone!
20 replies
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Fortress Door (318 D)
13 Jun 12 UTC
GunboatWTA-58
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=91499
12 replies
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flc64 (1885 D)
11 Jun 12 UTC
How not to cheat! If they could all only be so stupid.
17 replies
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Frollo (418 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
What if multi-accounting suspected?
Hello. I suspect that several players in one of my games are one person. What should I do in this case? Is it possible to check this hypothesis?
7 replies
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JECE (638 D)
07 Jun 12 UTC
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Numeri Romani
Numeri Romani sunt systema numerorum a numeris Tuscis pertractatum et in imperio Romano diu usi. Numeri Romani in litteris I, V, X, L, C, D, M consistunt. Numeri Romani hodie quoque paulum usurpantur; mos enim eorum notandorum non multum post medium aevum mutatus est. – VICIPÆDIA
33 replies
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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
11 Jun 12 UTC
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New Initiative: Clearing out old unfinished games
I am going to be responsible for clearing out old paused discontinued games. It will take me a while, so if you have a game in mind, let me know and I will make it a priority.
Hopefully this will clear up the "join games" option so more people would be willing to take on games with CDs.
12 replies
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Praed (100 D)
11 Jun 12 UTC
Slow WTA Gunboat
2 day phase, pot 50.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=91346
1 reply
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HITLER69 (204 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
LA KINGS
woowoowoowoowoowooowoowooooooo
4 replies
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Fortress Door (318 D)
12 Jun 12 UTC
Quick Match 3 gameID=91405
A quite enjoyable game, in my mind
21 replies
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Alderian (2423 D (S))
10 Jun 12 UTC
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June Ghost Ratings (finally)
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist/ghost-ratings-by-category
28 replies
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Mr.White(nl) (113 D)
11 Jun 12 UTC
Question
What happens to the units of a player that left the game?
5 replies
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Zmaj (2216 D (B))
11 Jun 12 UTC
EoG: Gunboat-309
gameID=91382

My experience: when you're Italy in gunboat, it ALWAYS pays to attack Austria.
11 replies
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Mujus (1143 D (B))
08 Jun 12 UTC
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Don't Miss This!
Check out yesterday's and today's Bible readings from Chapters 1 and 2 of the Book of Acts, the story of the early church. There's something in Chapter 2 about devout Jews from many countries, and there's even something in there for socialists. :-)
75 replies
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taos (450 D)
10 Jun 12 UTC
!!!10 day phases,world,gunboat.!!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=90477
!!!!!!!!!!!!!warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this game is very long and gunboat,not everyone will play,many players will cd.
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