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by kestasjk
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Paid Tournament Through Meta, Signups Open
Replies: 20
Views: 2767

Re: Paid Tournament Through Meta, Signups Open

Once we let facebook infiltrate the webdip community ... Facebook has already "infiltrated" this site and it's awesome. Playing 1v1 against an advanced AI like Fairbot, backed by major corporate resources, where else would you or I be able to do that? I trust the site owners to keep the site ad-fre...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Seriously you guys, I don't even know why you are arguing with me. *facepalm* This is why: Fossil and fissile fuels are as bad as each other. They are not. All the absurdity about per capita emissions not mattering was you squirming out of the "fossil and fissile fuels are as bad as each other" arg...
by kestasjk
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Using nuclear power in Australia is pure fantasy. Australians are some of the worst NIMBYs on the planet. No-one will want this near them AT ALL. Just look at the fight that went on with Sydney airport. It took almost 50 years to break ground on it (it was originally proposed in 1973). I remember t...
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 23, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Looking for paid (US) interviewees to inform site improvements!
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Re: Looking for paid (US) interviewees to inform site improvements!

Appreciate it JRoz, definitely e-mail them and let them know
by kestasjk
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Looking for paid (US) interviewees to inform site improvements!
Replies: 8
Views: 829

Looking for paid (US) interviewees to inform site improvements!

Would you like to take part in a 60-minute remote, 1-on-1 paid research interview? We are helping to organize a user research study looking at the game of Diplomacy, how people play the game online, and how people use our website. We’ll use the results of the study to inform upcoming improvements. T...
by kestasjk
Sun Dec 19, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 5413

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by kestasjk
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Is it comforting to let go of your share of responsibility for climate change because your per capita output is small compared to the output of another country? If so good for you, but don't pretend you want to move away from fossil fuels and you're just itching to use Twiggy's ammonia or these othe...
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Want to play but need help!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Want to play but need help!!!!

Welcome to webDip! What are you having trouble with? Follow that link or the links on the top of the page, find a game and click Join
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

"I guess my main argument against these "options" is that they aren't actually options, they're possibilities." You then immediately proceed to an example of a whole nation with a renewable energy source that is never going to be a solution for the whole world - but entirely appropriate to Iceland ...
by kestasjk
Thu Dec 16, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

You think nuclear waste storage is dangerous and pumped hydro is safe? How many people have died due to nuclear waste? Chernobyl - 31 dead (28 were within 3 months) https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190725-will-we-ever-know-chernobyls-true-death-toll I would say Chernobyl probably killed more th...
by kestasjk
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

By the way I'm not angry or worried or anything .. I'll be long gone.. I'm more interested in how people justify being against nuclear power because I just can't make sense of it.
by kestasjk
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

I also believe you are way out with your assessment of how long it would take for enriched Thorium technologies to be developed, (possibly a century) This is not still at abstract, theoretical stage, these technologies are in development or in use, albeit limited to India for electricity generation...
by kestasjk
Wed Dec 15, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Wishing, when you say our coal consumption is minuscule is that a per capita comparison or a cruder comparison that doesn't allow for differences in populations . We Australianns like to think we don't have a big environmental footprint, aren't big energy consumers because we have a relatively smal...
by kestasjk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

This is an important discussion, globally, within nations and at the community level, so thank you Kestsas & other contributors to this thread which has mainly discussed this issue in an Australian context. As a preamble, I live in South Australia and have worked as a geophysics technician, mainly ...
by kestasjk
Mon Dec 13, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

You have to be kidding right? In the Australian context there is no value at all in Nuclear. In our context it costs 3x the equivalent coal fired power generation capability, and who in their right mind thinks that the downside risks inherent in Nuclear fission are worth taking just to turn on a fu...
by kestasjk
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Codazen & FAIR 3rd party dev work
Replies: 5
Views: 454

Codazen & FAIR 3rd party dev work

Hi all, As you all know we’ve been working with some third parties on developing Artificial Intelligence which can play the game Diplomacy. AI researchers have been interested in Diplomacy as a benchmark for AI research because of the many challenges inherent to the game: multiplayer cooperation and...
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Re: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?

samanthaashort33 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 9:56 am
Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Usually because you’re connected to a WiFi that doesn’t have internet access, like your local access point can’t connect
by kestasjk
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Damn I’m surprised to get so many people in general agreement .. here in Australia where conditions are ideal it’s quite rare to run into someone who thinks nuclear is a sensible option, everyone thinks 100% renewables. That’s encouraging
by kestasjk
Sat Oct 23, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 2918

Nuclear power: yes or no?

These days I think there's a pretty solid scientific consensus that nuclear power is one of the safest forms of power generation compared to the alternatives, and doesn't put out greenhouse gases. The big 3 nuclear accidents we all know; Chernobyl, 3 Mile Island, and Fukushima, but 3 Mile Island and...
by kestasjk
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Game not processing
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Game not processing

Thanks for reporting this; there was an issue with the caching system on startup. I've resolved it now and tested that everything comes back up reliably when the system is restarted