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by orathaic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 142
Views: 14393

Re: Brexit

It is mostly a rant against the ridiculous media presentation of a 2nd people's vote. In reality, the parliament is failing to agree to anything; so what do you do in such a circumstance? In a republic that is obvious, you go back to the people (from whom your authority is derived), in the UK the me...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 21
Views: 2883

Re: Gun control

You raise some interesting and valid points, however the major item at issue, in my mind, is pushing the cost (and a potential profit) onto insurance companies. The assumption here would be that they would then profile potential mass shooters, work out who was most likely to be radicalised or prone ...
by orathaic
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

What is touch diplomacy? Touch is a variant where you can only communicate with countries where you have units touching their units. There are a few minor alternative versions, such as touch 1 and 2, where the units are 1 move away or 2. But it is an interesting variant somewhere between gunboat an...
by orathaic
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 110
Views: 11207

Re: Government Shutdown

TrPrado wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm
We did it! We broke the record for longest federal government shutdown!!
USA USA USA 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸
by orathaic
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gun control
Replies: 21
Views: 2883

Gun control

I have to admit, the webdip forums (of old) truly inspired this one:

“Guns and Cars!” by ORathai C https://link.medium.com/iphUdWfKqT
by orathaic
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 142
Views: 14393

Brexit

An Open letter to subjects of the Eh, citizens of the United Kingdom?

by orathaic https://link.medium.com/r1tqzc2IqT
by orathaic
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 110
Views: 11207

Re: Government Shutdown

This was a pleasant read. I was expecting a series of far-right loony posts. Has webDip finally matured? I believe they got bored and left... @IRS and criminal sanctions, surely Trump can be held accountable for crimes he commits/committed. Except it has to be through the impeachment process rather...
by orathaic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 110
Views: 11207

Re: Government Shutdown

I like that TSA workers aren't being paid, so everyone who flies should be happy at having a less invasive journey, meanwhile less security on the airports seems counter intuitive to what Trump claims he wants.
by orathaic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Etiquette – the Stab!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1818

Re: Diplomacy Etiquette – the Stab!!!

Not anything goes. Also, you agree by entering a game to play and be played. I have no difficulty looking myself in the mirror, play the best I can. Now if that means chainsaw diplomacy, or playing someone's ego, so be it. More fool them, if that means the see a stab for the perfect timing it was ai...
by orathaic
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!
Replies: 14
Views: 2988

Re: Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!

Someone's needs to realise that blogging is the new Zine... Or am I wrong?
by orathaic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 6892

Re: How would you improve the website?

Hmm, I wonder could you fudge the analysis by treating all hold as an nmr, and losing some possibly good data but getting a clean set (if it is still large enough). Or possibly only apply to countries which enter more than 3 holds. (so assume that if a user is down to 2 or 1 unit, them entering all ...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 6892

Re: How would you improve the website?

@ATC did you try removing games with NMRs from the analysis?
by orathaic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Map-making.
Replies: 5
Views: 3505

Re: Map-making.

I've made a few variants (using the standard map...) a lot of the work is image editing a picture to look good, and then editing the position of units in a text file. Not too hard (though I've got an unfinished map somewhere which needs lots of work...) much easier than C++, unless you're trying to ...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Cool ATC, it has been a while.

Fog of war and touch would be great additions, IMHO.
by orathaic
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Just because I was reminded elsewhere. Is it possible to alter the variant system so every map variant has some press options. So ancient med with full press/public press/gunboat would be one variant, but with three options. With a future possibility of adding new press options (like grey and black ...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?
Replies: 48
Views: 9590

Re: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?

Playing with strict limits like 1908, a popular variant in various tournaments. I like timers aswell, but with new players they usually deserve a chance to talk things through... (though added time pressure of face-to-face with strict time limits - including if you haven't written your orders down y...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?
Replies: 48
Views: 9590

Re: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?

1 Vs 1s are very clearly not diplomacy. Gunboat is a variant of diplomacy, as are map variants, touch (where you can only communicate with players you have units touching) and fog of war (where the map only shows you the area around you units and SC). Gunboat is popular, and some community members v...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Flash, maybe that was the case before the latest version of js... At least I think it has gotten better, with actual classes, and I portable modules.
by orathaic
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

This sounds awesome, can I ask about live game support, so like sockets/push notifications, maybe even client to client communication (which I assume the technology for has come a long way... As has support for sockets).

Cause road map and features weren't listed...