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The Czech (30804 D (S))
04 Jan 13 UTC
Czech's No CD Challenge
Sorry, I have to leave. Son just called and is having issues with his car. I have to drive over to the college campys to see if I can fix it.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
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A Message from the Queen
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fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
The sciences
A recent post by dubmdell on the beauty of science struck me as being rather eloquent. It paused me to stop and think what the relative proportion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students were across our various countries. In the UK in 2010, for example, there were 12,000 psychology and 10,000 history graduates. Chemistry and physics had 2,400 and 2,200 respectively.
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Protoplanetary Cycles?
http://news.yahoo.com/never-seen-stage-planet-birth-revealed-180754694.html

This stuff is cool... don't know how to explain it...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Trigger Laws
These are laws which do nothing unless certain conditions are first met.

So some (US) states will automatically ban abortion if Roe V Wade is overturned; or automatically ban human cloning if it becomes possible to achieve; however i really like the following rule: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact
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HEY
Does anyone here know how to cook an egg?
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Commander_Cool (131 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
Please help me figure out the rules!
I've found myself in a situation for which I cannot find the rules outcome explained in the FAQ...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Pandin's Paradox!?!
Discuss. (when your convoy, if it would succeed, would cut support which would cause it to fail, but if it were to fail, the lack of cut support should result in a successful convoy...)

Eg: F eng Convoys Brest - Lon; Lon S wales - eng; north sea S bel - eng
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fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Is psychology a science?
If so do we need to preface it with hard- or soft- or, even, pre-?

From the LA times: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jul/13/news/la-ol-blowback-pscyhology-science-20120713
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The Hanged Man (3297 D (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Credo
Post a quote that (more or less) starts with "I believe . . ."
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demmahom (100 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
Join this game for good luck in 2013111
" For the new year 2013!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " is the game's name. It is ancient med and pot is 8. Plz join
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
WDC
Coming this August:
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
Java
So I got my computer back and am trying to update Java... the latest version doesn't run on Chrome. Is there any way I can get 5 or 6 for OS X 7.5?
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griffstamon596 (557 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
classic live game-6 starts at 10pm eastern
classic live game-6 starts at 10pm eastern
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
The Future of TV
How do ya'll watch TV? Standard Cable? TiVo? Apple TV? A mix of online services? What's holding us back from an Internet-based TV revolution? Are Cable companies to blame, or do we simply not have the bandwidth yet?
Randomizer (151 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Some over the air TV with recording on DVR. No TiVo since I don't need someone keeping track of what I watch and how often I replay it. Lots of DVD sets for cable shows since the commentary tracks can be better than the episodes. Some YouTube for shows that aren't easily available.
I don't have cable. I watch television exclusively through the internet.
I don't watch much TV. I watch on Comcast original broadcast if I'm around, or On Demand if I miss it, HBO original broadcast or HBO Go if I miss it.
Celticfox (116 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Like Lando all online if it isn't on standard, basic, channel. Saved us 1200 dollars last year doing it that way.
dubmdell (556 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
I think the holdouts are the 40+ age groups. They're used to tv, not streaming. Just what I've noticed over the years/ Christmas break. The suggestion of using Netflix over buying a DVD was not entertained. I realize that's a little different than straight up tv streaming, but I think the base mentality is the same.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
My roommate and I decided to cut the cord when we moved into your new apartment a few months ago. So far, I don't really miss it at all. We have an antenna so he can watch most sports and I could watch the Olympics this summer. Other than that, the TV is used for movies or gaming.

When I'm bored, I'll sometimes put Hulu or Netflix on in the background and my gf gets most of the things we watch together from the library.

I do miss HBO and AMC, but not enough to do anything about it.
I don't know how it works in the states, but if you like the shows on AMC and HBO can't you just watch them for free online?
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
@Lando

Not legally. You can torrent them or watch really shitty streams from shady sites. The reality is, though, that I don't care enough to do either. I have plenty of ways to entertain myself. If HBO doesn't want my business, I'm happy to go somewhere else.
I am sure they would be happy to have your business. But if you are not willing to pay then you likely are not falling into their target. I assume that is what you mean.

In the USA, can torrenting shit "illegally" get you in legal trouble? Word is that Canada may move in that direction, which would be unfortunate.

Also, HBO online often streams their own shows for free. I watched the entirety of NHL 24/7 or whatever its called last year online for free legally via HBO Canada.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
I would be happy to pay for HBO. What I'm not willing to do is pay for their content through a cable provider. If I could sign up for HBO online for say, $20 a month, I would do it. That option isn't available.

Torrenting might get you in trouble if you get caught. The point I'm trying to make is that it isn't worth my time. I'm just as happy to wait a year and see it on DVD or on Netflix.
Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
I watch Freeview only why? Most things that I want to watch are on at some point, even if films aren't on there quickly. If I really want to watch a film, I'll go to the cinema and make a night of it. I want sign up to sky as i'm not keen on what they have done to sport in the UK, we used to get sport for free, now we are expected to pay to watch it and it has encouraed the super-rich clubs and players to become disloyal to the fans.
Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
I miss sitting down with the family watching together, now everyone has TV and computers in their rooms there is little family viewing. If someone invents TV that takes out every advert, I'd buy one tomorrow - hate having good programmes interupted.
Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
what is HBO btw?
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
HBO is a premium channel in the States. They produced the Sopranos, Game of Thrones, etc.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
@ abgemacht: I have digital terrestrial TV (ie terrestrial TV via an aerial) which is probably the most common form in the UK. Large parts of the UK don't have cable.
Dharmaton (2478 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
TV? wazdat? ...haven't had one of those in ages...
fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
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Just watched the Ken Burns American Civil War series on the new APB channel screened on a new Virgin channel the UK. Absolutely first class.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Probably the best documentary on the Civil War you can watch.
fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Yes,primary sources with absolutely no ''indigestion''. It aimed high and hit the target. A lesson for all that lowest common denominator TV shit.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Primary sources? They interviewed people who were present during the Civil War?
fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
No of course not, but there were ample quotes from newspapers, diaries, contemporary speeches etc. You know the kind of thing I am sure.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
But they must have interviewed some real people. Documentary TV needs footage of people talking. Or, generally, documentary makers think they do.
fulhamish (3718 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
There was analysis yes you are right. And I thought it was of a pretty high standard.

But the thing that really appealed to me were the extensive and well selected primary sources as I explain above. Maybe you would might appreciate them too, now you understand what they are.
abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
@Jamiet

I'm not sure you fully understand what I primary source is...
Draugnar (0 D X)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Digital Cable with the Entertainment and HD packages on whole house DVR.


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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
So...
...I am planning on dumping my girlfriend sometime this week. She doesn't live anywhere near here ... any advice from all you sex hounds?
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Autumn 19XX Retreats
If a player earns their 18th center, the game ends. The game does not progress into the retreats phase; it simply ends. If someone can retreat into a center of the winning player, the game will still end. I understand that once you hit 18 centers the game is over, but my belief is that retreats are a part of the season in which they follow. If they are, shouldn't they go through, even if the player has gotten 18 centers?
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Ray Lewis
I used to watch this guy when I was 6 or 7 and imitate his pregame routines... he was the greatest linebacker I ever got to watch. I wore #52 on my jersey when I played football in middle school and I would have before then if they had gone that high. I know I'm going to miss watching him. Come this Sunday I have to choose my favorite player or my favorite team... whatever happens, I know I'll miss Ray Lewis.
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Dorian (247 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Diplomacy World Cup III
http://aqmn.asciiking.com/register.html

For the Diplomacy World Cup
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Jan 13 UTC
Dip themed merchandise...
... I don't really like these logos, but this niche market may still interest some here: http://www.cafepress.com/helpfulkitty/5287937
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Xunti (140 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Need a Turkey
Not sure if this is the right place but there is still 19 hours of S01 left so anyone willing to play Turkey would be much appreciated.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=107445
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lkruijsw (100 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
New Zine Diplom.org
http://diplom.org/Zine/

Everyone is invited to write an article for next Zine.
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redhouse1938 (586 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Some Chess: Réti Opening, Gambit Accepted / Transposed to KIA
I'm interested in these variants.
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Celebrimbor2017 (0 D X)
01 Jan 13 UTC
Does anyone here ever play FtF with irl friends?
And if you do, how do you prevent metagaming? In my experiences playing FtF, metagaming is rampant, but maybe that's just because of the group of friends I play with.
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2ndWhiteLine (3429 D (B))
01 Jan 13 UTC
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Happy fucking new year to me...
More inside.
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bo_sox48 (4306 D Mod (G))
01 Jan 13 UTC
Soloes
Am I the only one that feels like a complete dick after stabbing someone for an 18th center when you know you'd be stuck in a four or five way draw without their help?
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LittleSoldierBoy (236 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
New Year's Resolution: Play Dip
Okay, so my brother introduced me to this site a while back and I played a few games on his account last year, but now that we're in a new year I've decided to create an account for myself...

And I'd like to start a nice game, gameID=107523
(semi)anon players, 60 D bet, 36 hours per phase, full press (message me and I'll send you the pw and once the game starts, a list of who's playing)
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Strauss (3384 D)
02 Jan 13 UTC
Fast Europe-21
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=107521
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GoodOlBoy (0 D X)
01 Jan 13 UTC
Public Chat World game, 4 more people
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Lando Calrissian (39 D (S))
01 Jan 13 UTC
BITCHES LOVE SOSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyHZNBz6FE
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