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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 (4326 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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abgemacht (840 D (G))
03 Jan 13 UTC
"Nevermind that I was actively encouraged to take research methods course work in Sociology, and have a Geography professor on my dissertation committee."

So what? I'm an EE and I had a MechE on my thesis committee. I also took courses in the math, physics, and MechE departments for my grad degree.

"whereas it's a big deal that you can find a single Civil Engineering/Political Science double major somewhere."

No, I couldn't find that particular program, but I did find a CivE/Urban Studies degree and a CompSci/Art degree. Do those not count?

"So my field gives him the PhD and gives him the money and the research grants and you get to take the credit."

No, what I'm saying is that if he has degrees from both areas, then you can't claim that engineers are never interdisciplinary.
ulytau (541 D)
03 Jan 13 UTC
FYI, I still haven't read the article posted in the OP. I'm scared of its content, given that the URL speaks about "pscyhology". Pscyhologists are well-known meanie heads.
Maniac (344 D (B))
03 Jan 13 UTC
The answer to the question "Is psychology a science?" can be found in my newly published book called..."Is psychology a science?". It's priced at £19.95 for a reason.


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The Hanged Man (3410 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 (4326 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?
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bo_sox48 (4326 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 (4326 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 (4326 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 (3787 D (B))
01 Jan 13 UTC
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Happy fucking new year to me...
More inside.
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bo_sox48 (4326 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 (125 D (S))
01 Jan 13 UTC
BITCHES LOVE SOSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyHZNBz6FE
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