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brainbomb (324 D)
Fri 21 Apr UTC
Left my oven on all night
Set at 415 after cooking a pizza. I forgot to shut it off. It was on nearly 20 hours. I feel lucky I didnt burn my house down.
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d-rock (500 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Colonial Diplomacy
What's the reason for Colonial being deactivated on this server?
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Fluminator (319 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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NHL sucks
I honestly challenge anyone who obviously knows nothing about hockey to keep high morale when the refs are literally maliciously trying to throw the game. I've never seen worse reffing in a series, and anyone who doesn't realize these are humans that actually get effected when the ref delibrately tries to blow a series against your team, should realize that it makes your team feel like they are skating though glue.
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Hauta (1212 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Should we just get rid of corporate taxation altogether?
Check it out:
http://www.cbpp.org/research/policy-basics-where-do-federal-tax-revenues-come-from

Corporate taxes are already low.
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Puddle (405 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Sending Screenshots
Is there any rule concerning sending one player a screenshot of your conversation with another?
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curupira (2739 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Gunboat invitation
Hi, folks.
Anybody up for one more gunboat game?
Classic, 1 day, 30 pts., draw size ...
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
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How can I become a crappier person
I have recently been told that I am funny, kinda weird, a stalker, spammy, and an artistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the worst me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a shit human? This is a serious thread and I want to become even worse than I am.
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Jamiet99uk (64 D (B))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Win Or Bust
Draws are for sissies. Who would like to join me in a game where, by agreement of all participants, no "Draw" votes shall be permitted?

I think it'll be fun.
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brainbomb (324 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
You discover a map to buried treasure
There is a catch. While visiting neighors you find the map in the hands of their infant son. The treasure is likely real as youd heard of the map and its fabled promise. The problem is not just that a child is holding the map- its that the family desperately would need the treasure to pay off their debts or they may end up on the streets starving. However you also know the babys mother and father gamble, drink and are rather unsavory. What do you do?
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WyattS14 (0 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Is water wet, or does it just make things wet?
Discuss?
fourofswords (212 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
both
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
WAT??
mitomon (175 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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Pizza is the superior food.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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Water has the quality of making things feel wet. Water is not wet.

If you are swimming completely submerged, do you feel wet??
sandyshu47 (473 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
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I feel nothing, so....
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
That is just the abyss, ignore it, you'll be fine!
jason4747 (146 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Why is water the only material that expands when it gets cold?

Consider: If it didn't
jason4747 (146 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
The oceans would have frozen from the bottom up. Life might not exist.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Is it the only liquid with this behaviour?

I'd be surprised. SO2? Methane? What are the features of H2O that makes it expand when it freezes? How much does its volume increase? Can you predict that amount, is it down to hydrogen bounding? (Which presumably occurs in other molecules with hydrogen)
DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
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Sometimes when I drink water and jump around I hear it slosh and it makes me laugh
SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
@jason4747
I believe it has to do with the intermolecular bonds between water molecules. Water molecules have hydrogen bonds. In the liquid phase, the intermolecular forces between water molecules are weaker than in the solid phase. As a result, ice has rigid intermolecular bonds between the molecules, which gives them a hexagonal shape. Just a guess. I'd love to hear the actual answer.
Matticus13 (1159 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Liquids that expand when becoming solid: silicon, silicon dioxide, gallium, germanium, antimony, bismuth, plutonium and also chemical compounds that form spacious crystal lattices with tetrahedral coordination. Googled it.
Hauta (1212 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
The bond angle of the H-O-H gives the angled shape of the 3 atoms. The hydrogen bonds between the O and the H's from surrounding angle-shaped H2O's gives it a 3 dimensional crystalline shape. When viewed on the side of a 2D object like the side of a glass, you get the hex thing. Liquid has more kinetic energy than the solid form. This overcomes the hydrogen bonding and allows molecules to actually pass closer to each other than in the ice form -- and then the liquid molecules keep moving.
Zybodia (360 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
To give a slightly clearer answer, water is not the only material which is more dense as a liquid than a solid, but they are certainly less common.
jason4747 (146 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Excellent. Thanks for the rest of the story. Great facts.
slypups (905 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Wet is when water is on something. Can water be on itself?
Octavious (1486 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
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Fortunately I have a 6 year old neighbour who isn't burdened by all the crap adults pick up that makes them overthink issues and tie themselves up in knots.

"Is water wet?", I asked

"Yes, because it's water", she replied.

I don't know about you, but I'm convinced :).
Hauta (1212 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
and yet, when you put your hand in a plastic baggie and touch cold water in a pot, it still feels wet! I think that wetness is a state of mind.
VashtaNeurotic (1044 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
adjective, wetter, wettest.
1.
moistened, covered, or soaked with water or some other liquid:
wet hands.
2.
in a liquid form or state:
wet paint.
3.
characterized by the presence or use of water or other liquid.

So yes, water is wet, it's in a liquid state.
WyattS14 (0 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
But what about a water molecule in the smallest possible molecular level, to where it's no longer covered or surrounded by water?
OB_Gyn_Kenobi (23 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Wet : Water -as- Illuminated : Light

You wouldn't say a photon of light is illuminated, but when that photon of light strikes an object, the object is illuminated. Same with that single molecule of water.
VashtaNeurotic (1044 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
@Wyatt: A single molecule has no state of matter...therefore a single H2O molecule is not water
Egathetos (174 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
It depends on your definition of "wet".

@VashtaNeurotic. A single molecule of H2O is water. It can be in solid, liquid or gaseous form but it is water, nonetheless.
VashtaNeurotic (1044 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
That's actually just incorrect....A single molecule of H2O is H2O, the names water, ice and water vapor/steam all refer to the specific state of liquid, solid and gaseous states. Given that the state of matter is literally determined by the interaction of a collection of molecules, a single molecule can not have a state of matter.
VashtaNeurotic (1044 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
It's sort of how a single brick does not make a wall...
WyattS14 (0 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Water is defined in the liquid state, Egathetos
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
When I hit you with an ice ball and you cry, does that count as making you wet?
SeattleSlew (62 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
I can't tell if you need to smoke more or less.

Water is wet, simple as that.
Jeff Kuta (2143 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
It is 4-20.
CAPT Brad (1698 D (B))
Thu 20 Apr UTC
It is the polar nature of water that makes it align such that in crystalline form it takes more space than in liquid form. More space means less density thus it expands. For the wetness felt in a plastic bag, that it due to persipiration from the hand thus your hand becomes 'wet' but not from the pot of water.
Capt Brad is a pro diplomacy player and a chemist. I couldnt have said it more beautifully.
Hauta (1212 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
@Brad, my hand doesn't sweat in a plastic bag when I partially submerge it in cold water. The "wet" feeling is the transfer of heat from my fingers to the water without the pressure I might feel if I pressed my finger against a cold window. My brain has been taught to associate such a heat loss as "wetness".
Hauta (1212 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
and how come no one has said, "that's what she said" yet?
VashtaNeurotic (1044 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Because webdip is a collection of rational and mature human beings.
DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
So we are lying now eh? @ Vashta
DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Wait I am in your debt I can't disagree with you
CAPT Brad (1698 D (B))
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Hauta we know your brain is warped
SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Thu 20 Apr UTC
@VashtaNeurotic
I agree for the most part. The phase of a substance depends upon the relationships that the molecules of that substance have. If there is only one molecule, then it does not really have a phase, since it cannot interact with other molecules. Therefore, a single molecule of water is not wet, since wetness requires liquid phase.
CAPT Brad (1698 D (B))
Thu 20 Apr UTC
Wet is the english term that we use to describe the interaction of water and non water


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Hauta (1212 D)
Wed 19 Apr UTC
New robot!
There's a new robot called the omnibus that does all the work that needs to be done -- faster, cheaper, and more accurately than any human can do. Wrinkle: only one person owns it. Is this a problem or a blessing?
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ND (607 D)
26 Mar 17 UTC
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Mafia 28: -JEBEDIAH'S WRATH-
See below
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
Wed 19 Apr UTC
Tea partier conservative on renewable energy...
And how to reach republicans: https://youtu.be/nbmt_WeNBck

Thoughts?
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Daily Trump News Thread
Instead of having 17 threads each time he does something new, let's have this one so anyone that doesn't want to deal with Trump can just mute it! (ps is it possible to self mute?)
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superkeiko (192 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Three Build England, possiblility and effect on game play.
As far as I know, there is only 1 set of moves that gives England 3 1901 builds, what if in a real game, England, Germany, Russia, and France must complete those moves, what will be the diplomatic effect in game?
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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For your amusement
So guys, as some of you know I can be a bit of a troll on the forums. This also tends to mean I'm a bit of a troll on other internet platforms that aren't webdip. One of them being tinder. This time I thought it would be hilarious to make this my bio and see what happens: http://imgur.com/tW86lIi

Stay tuned for lots of fun (because I some hilarious convos to share) **all identities will be protected**
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Roadhog (14 D (G))
Tue 18 Apr UTC
We're almost there! Just two more...
Come and play a Modern Diplo game:

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196222
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brainbomb (324 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
What makes someone terrible at playing diplomacy
I was wondering if personality traits can make it harder for someone to ever get good at this game. I consider myself pretty average if not mediocre at diplomacy for a number of reasons.
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husse (100 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
quick game
yooo who is down for a quick live game
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Hauta (1212 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Freaky Friday
If you could trade lives with someone on this site for a day, who would it be and why? (Jeez, I hope no one has asked this before!)
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bdublicious (84 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
Single route convoy chain order choices -- resolution & disruption
Hi All: questions about the order resolution & disruption in convoy chains:
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DemonOverlord (476 D)
Tue 18 Apr UTC
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Safe space thread
This thread is for JamesYanik, Capt Brad, and TrPrado to say whatever they want about whoever they want and let out all their angsty feelings so they stop spamming the rest of the forum.
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Smokey Gem (17 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
When do Ethics Breakdown
Are individuals more etically aware of their actions than a village, or a city or a state or a country at what point does the ethics break down..
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TheRealMaestro (130 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
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Christ is risen!
I wish a happy Easter to the entire webDiplomacy community.
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SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Fri 14 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: German Openings
What are some common German openings in Diplomacy? And which opening do you recommend for Germany?
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brainbomb (324 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
Indulgences
What would happen if science could prove even theoretically that an afterlife exists that is based on morality? Also if this happens would it be considered spam to offer indulgences on webdip.
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SuperMario0727 (174 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
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DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Mon 17 Apr UTC
Discord Help?
According to discord I am spicy? Because of my hotness I have been told that I need to "Chill". This is unfair to attractive people. I am being discriminated based off of my sexiness which should not be allowed. How do I try to get out of this "Chill Zone" without giving up my beauty? Please send help.
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Hauta (1212 D)
Sun 16 Apr UTC
Coup in North Korea
I was trying to think why Trump would engage in such brinksmanship with North Korea. Sure, it could be just more inexperience, etc, but then I was thinking that maybe the goal is to scare the generals there so much that someone bumps off the Great Leader. Then I started thinking, that's probably why he rubbed out his half-brother recently.
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DammmmDaniel (55 D)
Sat 15 Apr UTC
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How can I become a better person?
I have recently been told that I am misogynistic, homophobic, an idiot, an asshole, and a retarded autistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the best me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a better human? This is a serious thread and I want to become a better person.
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