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Scrub (241 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Just a thought
For all my peeps that joined that game "No self-supporting moves".
Game: gameID=205167
Passwors: manofmyword
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brainbomb (474 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Fiscal Conservatives should be against providing Disaster Relief to Texans
Its their fualt for living along a coast. We should shut down the government, and not spend taxpayer dollars helping rebuild homes for people who built in high risk areas. Disaster Relief shouldnt be political. So lets deny everyone aid, regardless of that states political leanings. PS I dont believe what Im.saying just fyi
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Didn't the Three Stooges perform once at the New York Met?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Aug 17 UTC
There was an announcement in the Sacramento Bee that Ogion was hired by a new law firm: Dewey, Cheatam and Howe.
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
I think Hurricane Harvey is basically

Earth to Texas: "Can you hear me now?"
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
I don't work for any law firm. I work for a non profit trying to stop the US from fucking up the earth.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Capt Brad works for Eye, Grope, Lowe & Scragg.
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Dayum. Areas getting 60" in Texas would be experiencing what would be, under prior rainfall distributions, no a once in a hundred year flood (Houston has had six of those since 1989 (oh, but the frequency of extreme events isn't increasin, oh no!)), not once in a thousand year event, but a once in a million year event. You read that right

Still thing climate change hasn't changed the rules of the game in a major way?
Octavious (1716 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
A once in a million years event? If you believe that you'll believe anything.

What that tells me is that Texans have failed to model their flood risk correctly. It is surprising common, as flood risk is a tricky thing even in densely populated nations like the UK with relatively small catchments and a wealth of historic data. It's also worth noting that in the past 100 years Houston has expanded from the size of a small town to a huge city. The historic data that did exist would essentially be meaningless as the catchment characteristics have altered so significantly.

In short, your 100 year flood is plainly wrong. Trying to estimate a 1000 year flood is laughable. The fact that you're even considering a million year flood as a thing shows that your knowledge of flood risk is on a par with a kid suggesting that welding aeroplanes together might create an aircraft powerful enough to fly to the moon.

I'm sure you're a clever chap and all, but you're well outside of your area of expertise and you're talking utter tosh.
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Lol. Says the guys who doesn't understand how a distribution works or how these things are calculated.

You don't even know what the word "thousands year flood" means

Let me help you:
The peak flood each year defines a flood area. This varies from year to year. That variation defines a distribution of heights. We can describe that distribution and based on the mathematical characteristics of that distribution estimate what flood levels have a 999 out of a thousand under that level etc. the same principle works for rain data. So we can look at the distribution of rainfall dates and estimate that 999,999 out of a million rainfall event are under 60"

Yeah they got it wrong because the underlying distribution has changed. But of course, rather than look at the bloody obvious explanation, you bob and weave in an effort to deny reailty. Sure, putting up the thermostat and putting on a blanket might be why you're warmer, but you're right. It could be sunspots


You've just demonstrated your complete ignorance of scientific reasoning by the way


Not that science or facts matter to someone like you. It'd take work to understand and that isn't your thing
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
One wonders whether if you'd take a similar approach to a cancer diagnosis to be utterly certain you know a lot more than the professionals. Then one wonders whether anyone would miss you if you do.
Octavious (1716 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
You wonder whether anyone would miss me if I died of cancer? Why, you really are a miserable wretch of human being. I think we're done here. The only thing you have successfully demonstrated is that Harvard's standards aren't what they used to be.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Harvard's standards aren't what they used to be

could it be ?? affirmative action to blame???
TrPrado (337 D Mod)
28 Aug 17 UTC
No
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Aug 17 UTC
oh defensive are we ^ ? TrPrado are you a 'failed' harvard grad?
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Well, you're the one trying to deny there's a threat to billions of people on earth, so one might well wonder whether you're really in a position to declare anyone else a wretch. I am sorry for that being over the top, but at the end of the day, denialism is threatening the lives of billions. I'm not sure it's a moral step up from white supremacism, frankly.

Oh, and the data had zero to do with flood maps. It had to do with rainfall totals. For which the NWS has had to add new colors to the maps.
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546776542/national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

That's what unprecendented means. And unprecedented maybe has to do with the massive changes to earth's climate scientists have been warning about to so little effect.

And yeah, Captain Brad shows how phenomenally racist he is. In fact, I'm the most privileged white guy you'll ever see. But very smart and very hard working. Son of a refugee, you know. The kind that don't take everything for granted.
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Oh, and on the storms increasing
Since the mid-1970s, the number of hurricanes that reach Categories 4 and 5 in strength—that is, the two strongest classifications—has roughly doubled [12].

http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/hurricanes-and-climate-change.html#.WaRiV9GQxPZ

Yeah. That's an increase in extreme weather.
Ogion (3972 D)
28 Aug 17 UTC
[12] Webster, P.J., G.J. Holland, J.A. Curry, and H.-R. Chang. 2005. Changes in tropical cyclone number, duration, and intensity in a warming environment. Science 309:1,844-1,846.

Kossin, J.P., K.R. Knapp, D.J. Vimont, R.J. Murnane, and B.A. Harper. 2007. A globally consistent reanalysis of hurricane variability and trends. Geophysical Research Letters 34:L04815 doi:10.1029/2006GL028836
Flashy (176 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
I'm new here. What is the link between global warming and white supremacy?
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Million year flood?

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?

It can't be more than a 500 year flood considering climate change accelerating frequency of extreme weather events.
Ogion (3972 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Jeff, read the definition of a million year rainfall event. It is one so incredibly rare than 999,999 out of a million rainfall events would have less than 60" based on the observed distribution of rainfall events over the historical record.

In other words, no WAY this even it just "normal variation"
Ogion (3972 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
@flashy:
both white supremacy and climate change denialism are indifferent to the fact that the ideology puts the lives of millions at risk.
slypups (1889 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
So Texans don't want to pay into government, so they are turning away and refusing government help, correct? Just rely on the private sector to help, because that's ok.


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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
What Are the Best Countries to Have in WedDip?
If anyone wants to debate this i say it is France and Turkey. A tradition started here:

gameID=000003
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Ogion (3972 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
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Another bizarre idea
As long as we're doing weird game variants. How about:
an anonymous gunboat game where all diplomacy and discussion is allowed on the forum. Folks posting might or might not be the power they say they are, and might or might not be playing in the game.
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peterwiggin (14698 D (S))
26 Aug 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
We are happy to announce that Ezio is now a moderator. Please join me in thanking him for his upcoming service to the site.
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YanksFan47 (276 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Balancing College and webDip
So I just started college last week, and I have a very serious problem: I can't check in to webDip as often as I used to! Any recommendations out there?
10 replies
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user1981 (631 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
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'Capitol Hill' name
Abandon the 'Capitol Hill' name as it is a replica of slave -based Rome ))
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jason4747 (109 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
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Inebriated Australians discussing Diplomacy. Milestone Episode #20 is hilarious
For the new guys, check out the latest Amby/Kaner podcast on our favorite hobby - worth a listen!

http://diplomacygames.com/
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Gezirah (107 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
SMTP Error: Could not authenticate
Tried to create an account, even tried with multiple different emails and still got this error. (I am asking this for a friend) Will not let him log in.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Is Brainbomb a Weapon of Mass Destruction?
You can never tell where he will turn up
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Condescension (10 D X)
27 Aug 17 UTC
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CAPT Brad should be permanently banned
Why is this creep allowed to post on the forums? The guy was totally out of line. The mods talk all the time about "preserving the quality of discourse" on these forums but then let him get away with a slap on the wrist after sexually harassing someone online. Absurd.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
Mayweather beats McGregor
Does anyone care on here or is it just me?
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curupira (2153 D)
27 Aug 17 UTC
World Cup 2016 Finals
Could anyone update the scores and the final outcome of the World Cup 2016? Thanks.

http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/diplomacy-world-cup/world-cup-2016#F
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yavuzovic (274 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Pro vs Noob
Can I share others games without permission?
Look at gameID=205201
Players are not fair.
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yavuzovic (274 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Invisible units
Why I cannot see units at old games
gameID=199
Also why survivors-win scoring gives more coins/points than pot?
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brainbomb (474 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
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Remove Discussion phase on the forum as a variant
The reason I want a forum without the discussion is because we already have a lot of threads, most being about steephies company, and punching shit, and I find the extra time it takes to mute them all a bit excessive.
21 replies
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wpfieps (450 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Advertise live games here
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TWild (306 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Draws
What is the etiquette of draws. If the game is at stalemate but a player won't agree a draw.
5 replies
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Condescension (10 D X)
26 Aug 17 UTC
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Liberals are even worse than conservatives
The left should be focused on abolishing nationhood and class. Not microaggressions and compromises like minimum wage.
38 replies
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
26 Aug 17 UTC
Arpaio Pardoned
So sad.
3 replies
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Deeply_Dippy (400 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Diplomacy-Related Question Thread
Ask your questions!

Someone's bound to know the answer.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Yellen Speaks on Friday
Is our low inflation transitory or not? Is Yellen in touch with advancements in monetary policy? Is this exactly what the protocols of the elders of Zion predicted??? (Probably)

All that and more coming out of the one place on earth you associate with global banking: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Maltir (80 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Yet Another Rules Question
Am I able to move Edinburgh to Kiel via North Sea and Denmark?
3 replies
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Heywood Jablowme (20 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
American Empire IV map - another move question
I move a fleet from Arctic Ocean into Nunavut. Can I then move from Nunavut to Manitoba. (There doesn't appear to be any coastal restrictions in Nunavut but I wanted to be sure before I committed to the move - Thanks
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MangoDude (100 D)
22 Aug 17 UTC
Remove Diplomacy phase as a variant
The reason I want a variant without the diplomacy phase is because we already have very long phases, most being a day, and I find the extra diplomacy time is a bit excessive.
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bo_sox48 (4587 D Mod (G))
21 Aug 17 UTC
Eclipse Day
I'm in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky but NASA is set up across the road from me so I assume I'm in a good spot. Anyone else have plans?
58 replies
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Gezirah (107 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
How to start the game without it canceling
So I've been waiting for five days with six players to start a game, and as soon as it starts, I refresh and it says it's been canceled. Says I did not reach the limit of seven players. How do we actually start playing, after the waiting period is over?
2 replies
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bo_sox48 (4587 D Mod (G))
23 Aug 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
We are happy to announce that dargorygel is now a moderator. Please join me in wishing him your condolences, or even congratulations if you prefer.
22 replies
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Maltir (80 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Save vs Ready
What is the difference between "save" and "ready?" What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?
7 replies
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Heywood Jablowme (20 D)
24 Aug 17 UTC
Question about moves in game - Fall of the American Empire IV
Sorry for being a newbie, but as a fan of Diplomacy, I was really happy to find this site. My questions about movement - Is there an app or software so you can set up these variant maps locally and model moves/situations? Immediate question for my current game: On the Fall of the American Empire IV map, can I move a fleet from Manawut to Ungawa?
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