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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
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Smokey Gem (209 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
The best way to mange your press and play when you are definatley going to lose.
What is the best way . Roll ovr , influence the winner. spitefull delay ??
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MajorMitchell (984 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
Trump blunders around Asia, returns home to more scandal
Trump blunders around Asia offending allies. Meanwhile Jeff Sessions "cannot remember" what went on at important meetings when "giving evidence". Further evidence of the inadequacy of gun controls in the USA with her another tragic shooting at a School.
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Smokey Gem (209 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
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Matthewew (157 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
How do I talk to players?
Am I just missing something. How do I talk to the other players in my game?
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JECE (1322 D)
11 Nov 17 UTC
Who wants to play 1600?
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32997
PPSC with perfectly divisible pot if we don't draw.
Rulebook press, rulebook civil disorder and hidden draw votes
42-hour phases, so that you won't CD if you check the game once a day
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Thaneofwhiterun (1266 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Strangest/ Least probable alliances?
What do y'all think are the least likely alliances between countries in the long term?
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JoJoReference (35 D X)
14 Nov 17 UTC
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Advanced theory
Who would win in a fight, Alex Jones with a katana, or Obama with a hatchet & shield? No prep time or outside help allowed
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slypups (1620 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Replacement player needed for public, non-anon World Diplomacy game
Game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=207427
India has disappeared and we need a replacement player. His position is still pretty good, so lots of potential there. If you are game, we'll try contacting a mod to swap you in so that there isn't another NMR.
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ARNESEN (365 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
What does Bhm. Sea stand for in the modern map version?
In the modern map, there's a territory named Bhm. Sea. What does that stand for? I always assumed Bohemian Sea though that doesn't exist (and the sea isn't close to Bohemia). Perhaps it is Bornholm Sea (after the Danish island in the Baltic in that area)?
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ubercacher16 (443 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
Self Interest
Beyond a shadow of a doubt every human being is driven only and fully by their own self interest.
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flash2015 (472 D (G))
13 Nov 17 UTC
When Is The New Forum Going Live?
I had a quick look at the forum a while ago. It looked good to me. Any idea when it may go live? On a completely unrelated note - any chance we may turn SSL on for the site?
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Identification Methods
For a story I'm writing, I need an adult who has lost his memory to not be easily identifiable. How do I make this feasible?
For instance, I expect the Dutch government to have the fingerprints of Dutch citizens. Do legal immigrants or people with a refugee status have their fingerprints taken as well? Would illegal immigrants or tourists from countries that don't take fingerprints make for a solid storyline? Are there other options?
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damian (675 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
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Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
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mmcconkie (100 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Known World 901 - Playable?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm fairly new around here. I'm looking through the variant maps, and I see one that looks like a lot of fun, the Known World 901 map. On the Variants page, it lists it as active, but when I go to create a new game I don't see it as an option to select.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
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An open discussion about elaborate ways to restore reliability rating
I was thinking how there are members on this site who ruined their Reliability early and can never restore it to the 90th %tile. What if we did a series of experiments on these people. Hook them up to machines. Or perhaps put them in a room full of rats and see if they survive. The goal being we develop a way that someone could go from a 13% RR to a mighty 78%
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Durga (680 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
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Fluminator (511 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
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Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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I achieved a thing
I got my final results for my Master's degree that I've been doing part-time for the past two years* today.
ksako8 (1005 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Congratulations! What did you study?
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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I got a 73 for my thesis and a 70.5 overall (50 is a Pass, 60 is a Merit, 70+ is a Distinction) so I got a Distinction. In a few weeks I'll graduate as a Master of Laws.

Sorry if this seems like boasting, I don't always have good news to share.

* (whilst also somehow finding time for holding down a job and a drink habit and upsetting people online)
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
@ksako8: Thank you. Law, specialising in public sector contract and procurement law.
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
07 Nov 17 UTC
That's awesome. Congrats!
brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
No congrata Jamie! You are a smart guy its great to see you getting an honor.
brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
What do people do as a Master of Laws? Are you able to be a judge ?
Tom Bombadil (3129 D (G))
07 Nov 17 UTC
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With how effective you are at upsetting people online with a limited amount of time, its no wonder you were able to mark so well pursuing your degree part-time. Grats.
Dejan0707 (1438 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Congratulations Jamie! I started to work on my second Masters degree this year. Lots of classes to attend....my free time gone extinct!
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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@Brainbomb: As it happens I didn't embark on this course of study with the specific aim of getting a different job. I'm already qualified to do my job. I did it because I was interested in the law and wanted to develop my knowledge, and develop myself intellectually.

To be a Judge, in the UK, you would have to be an experienced barrister or solicitor. My Master of Laws (LLM) does not qualify me to be a barrister or a solicitor, but I could become a solicitor by also studying for a Legal Practice Certificate, which would take another 1-2 years. However I have no particular desire to become a solicitor.

I quite like my current job, but I hope in due course to move into a more senior public policy role, probably in the UK civil service.
ksako8 (1005 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Good luck!
ksako8 (1005 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Dejan0707: What are you studying?
brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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Does the UK Civil Service allow you to recruit Pikemen or am I mistaken
Dejan0707 (1438 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Mechanical Engineering is what I study. I am on year 4 currently. In total there is 5. In 2007 I graduated Masters of Agriculture but never worked much in that field. I work as design Engineer for years so it was logical to try and improve my education in that field.
Deeply_Dippy (439 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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Thank heavens you're not doing the LPC. The last things we need are more lawyers!

Well done.
brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
My Masters is in Fine Art lol
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
@Brainbomb: In the UK our Pikemen are administratively part of the British Army and therefore not managed by civil servants, no.

For more information on our Pikemen, see here:

http://www.pikemen.org.uk/about.aspx
Dejan0707 (1438 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
I prefer longbowman to pikeman.
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
@ Deeply_Dippy: In my department there is a saying:

If you ask a lawyer, they will give you an opinion.
If you ask Jamie, he will tell you what to do.
brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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In light of these revelations I have changed my build queue to make Frigates
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Congrats, jamiet. May the argument shaming on webDip proceed apace! ;)
zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
07 Nov 17 UTC
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Congrats! It's always good to hear when people achieve some important learning goals!
dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
07 Nov 17 UTC
well done, Jamie!
dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
07 Nov 17 UTC
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@brain... frigates? Is that some sort of new scandal at sea? Like Watergate, etc???
eturnage (367 D (B))
07 Nov 17 UTC
Congratulations!
Congrats, Jamie!
2ndWhiteLine (2405 D (B))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Do you get a powdered wig?
Crazy Anglican (172 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Congratulations Jamie! That is awesome to hear.
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
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@2WL - I may or may not already own a variety of wigs, but what I get up to at the weekend is a private matter.
taylor4 (211 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
@Jt - "Civil Service" - Like in "YEs, Minister" & "yes PM"

I heard that Baroness Thatcher had Liked that TV Britcom when she was PM
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Indeed, exactly that civil service, Taylor. "Yes, Minister" was an excellent television programme, highly witty and entertaining, and I would be inclined to say, not entirely inaccurate.
Congratulations.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Congratulations. An embryonic Sir Humphrey in the making ??
CAPT Brad (2624 D (B))
10 Nov 17 UTC
Oh you English are SO superior aren't you? Well, would you like to know where you'd be without US the good old U.S. of A. to protect you? I'll tell you. The smallest fucking province in the Russian Empire, that's where! So DON'T call me stupid, jamie. Just THANK me! ...If it wasn't for us, you'd all be speaking German, singing, "Deutschland, Deutschland über alles!"
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
@APT Brad:

Um.... first of all, I'm not English. Second of all, I didn't mention you in this thread, let alone call you stupid, so I'm really not sure what has upset you.
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
Also, Brad thanks for the history lesson. I didn't realise Russians all spoke German.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
12 Nov 17 UTC
I think Apt Brad was paraphrasing Kevin Kline's character from the movie "A Fish called Wanda" & the don't call me stupid Jamie line plays on another character in that film being played by Jamie Lee Curtiss.So he may not have intended to insult you Jamiet99uk.
Or Apt Brad is being provocative & insulting.
Consider Apt Brad's reputation & make a "balance of probabilities" judgement
CAPT Brad (2624 D (B))
12 Nov 17 UTC
eh, germans, russians, either way they were out to get you. still are. one way or another
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
@APT Brad: Can you outline how the Germans are out to get me? I think you are hallucinating.
CAPT Brad (2624 D (B))
13 Nov 17 UTC
it is a modified quote from 'a fish called wanda'. try googling the lines


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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Democrats are in deep trouble!
LOL! They keep talking about Russia and indictments and the latest wave of wins in virginia. But what about the civil war? What about Jimmy Carter?
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Valis2501 (2187 D (G))
09 Nov 17 UTC
SJ Whipping F2F Diplomacy 2018!
It's finally here everyone, the day you've been waiting for! SJ Whipping 2018 is back for another year!
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Valis2501 (2187 D (G))
09 Nov 17 UTC
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Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
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Matalienados (102 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (289 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Why did I cut chatting
I was writing post to Daily Qur'an Thread...
Did you remember my thread about mice in the dormitory?
A mouse run to another bed from under my bed.
Shit, I can't sleep more!
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Ezio (713 D Mod)
11 Nov 17 UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
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Big News (for me) on a slow Forum Friday Morning
Friday mornings seem an inactive time on webDiplomacy. So I can announce that my daughter is in labor. Hooray! (which also means I am officially old. Boo!!)
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Crazy Anglican (172 D)
11 Nov 17 UTC
Happy Armistice Day
Happy Veterans Day in the USA!

99 years ago today this horrific war we like to recreate in bloodless speech ended :-)
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
11 Nov 17 UTC
#MeToo
There’s enough vile people on here I think this conversation would be fun to watch.
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LeonWalras (288 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
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We need extensive background checks
before people are allowed to shitpost on the forum.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
10 Nov 17 UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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