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by Wusti
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:28 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 113106

Re: The Counting Game

1171 Yesugei (Baghatur), Mongol chieftain, arranges a marriage between his 9-year-old son Temujin (Genghis Khan) and the daughter of the chief of a nearby clan, Börte. He is poisoned by the Tatars while sharing a meal during the wedding 1172 Henry II receives homage from the Irish princes who inclu...
by Wusti
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 113106

Re: The Counting Game

1171 Yesugei (Baghatur), Mongol chieftain, arranges a marriage between his 9-year-old son Temujin (Genghis Khan) and the daughter of the chief of a nearby clan, Börte. He is poisoned by the Tatars while sharing a meal during the wedding 1172 Henry II receives homage from the Irish princes who includ...
by Wusti
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 113106

Re: The Counting Game

1170 SEN - Sports radio Sydney Australia.
by Wusti
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 113106

Re: The Counting Game

1168
Emperor Rokujō is deposed by his grandfather, retired-Emperor Go-Shirakawa, after an 8-month reign. He is succeeded by his 6-year-old uncle, Takakura, as the 80th emperor of Japan.
by Wusti
Mon Feb 21, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 113106

Re: The Counting Game

1164
Venice secures its loans against fiscal revenues, to obtain lower interest rates.

In the first operation of this kind, the Republic obtains 1150 silver marci, for 12 years of the taxes levied on the Rialto market.

Welcome to the start of modern banking systems as we know them.
by Wusti
Mon Feb 21, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

You didn't take the solo on offer. The rest is sophistry. Also, nice job Cap. Sophistry? It was tournament play designed to maximise my chances in the tournament. I'm somewhat surprised that you're having problems understanding the concept, Wusti. A Diplomacy player plays to win. In a one off game ...
by Wusti
Sun Feb 20, 2022 12:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

But yeah, I don't think that qualifies as true carebeariness You didn't take the solo on offer. The rest is sophistry. Also, nice job Cap. The draw should be earned, and you earn it by forcing it. You can, of course, only force a draw if you are playing against real Diplomacy players. If you are pl...
by Wusti
Tue Feb 15, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Octavious wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 9:54 pm
To refuse to stab on any occasion is like refusing to use your Knights in a game of chess because moving over other pieces feels dishonest
Now that is a good analogy.
by Wusti
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Honestly, I think this is getting silly now. Octavious has a point, and I generally agree with him that if you are not playing to win, why are you even playing this game? Having said that, I also agree that the only way to really solve the problem is to "train" it out of them, because raging and whi...
by Wusti
Sun Feb 13, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

According to your worldview, the Americans should have turned on the French, then the British, after Germany and Japan were vanquished in WWII. In real life, warfare isn't the only way of attacking someone. America helped and encouraged the downfall of the French and British empires, together with ...
by Wusti
Thu Feb 10, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

I think you guys complaining about the existence of carebears is the equivalent of old school NBA players complaining about the new way basketball is played with all the 3 point shooting. It is just whining. Find us and kill us. That is all you have to do. I see what you are getting at here, but it...
by Wusti
Wed Feb 09, 2022 2:56 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 5515

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

It seems like the best strategy for dealing with carebears is to: 1. Identify them 2. Pretend to be one and form a "carebear alliance" 3. Stab them at the end for the win. Why can't that work? Frankly, I think it is the only viable solution. True carebears will always leave themselves open to a sta...
by Wusti
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ashes 2021/2022
Replies: 39
Views: 2985

Re: The Ashes 2021/2022

Octavious wrote:
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:34 am
.... ugh... this is hard work...
A valiant effort nonetheless
by Wusti
Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

I don't think storing spent nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository is as large of a technical challenge as you believe it is. I also think that the scale and immediacy of climate change is greatly understated in your comparison to the dangers of spent nuclear fuel. (But I likewise don't have ...
by Wusti
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Selective reading is all the rage these days eh? For absolute clarity, since you lot who disagree with me seem to only want to cherry pick bits of what I have said: 1. I believe Fission is every bit as bad as fossil fuels, as they swap qty for toxicity and longevity. It is the ultimate curse to hand...
by Wusti
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Hahaha - its comparatively cheap ( about $60K AUD capex)

Also - thank you for proving your spurious turdity (turdness? not quite sure but I'm sure you'll set us all straight).
by Wusti
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Buying a luxury car and a load of new gardening tools is doing your bit??? You're just taking the piss now, aren't you? Well played, for a while there I thought you were being serious :lol: Oh and exactly what the fuck have you done lately to reduce your personal carbon footprint? Oh and btw its a ...
by Wusti
Fri Dec 31, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Fossil and fissile fuels are as bad as each other.
by Wusti
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

@ Kestas, I'm not saying that at all. I've said all along that we need to take action on global warming. My arguments were against the singular use of per capita emission as the only benchmark - and I demonstrated why above: per capita emissions falling, but overall emissions increasing. IN an immig...
by Wusti
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nuclear power: yes or no?
Replies: 98
Views: 5855

Re: Nuclear power: yes or no?

Yes, it is. What you said, by contrast, is not Haha OK so 20% is light? Gee https://ourworldindata.org/co2-emissions-from-transport Australian figures are 18.9% and falling against both per capita and per GDP$ https://www.industry.gov.au/sites/default/files/2020-02/nggi-quarterly-update-sep-2019-fi...