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Valis2501 (2349 D (G))
07 Oct 15 UTC
Does 0.9999..... = 1?
I had this debate with a friend. He insists it does. I do not believe it does. What does everyone here believe? (and yes, he already showed me the limits and such)
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y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
09 Oct 15 UTC
this thread is bouncing between frustrating and hilarious for me
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
09 Oct 15 UTC
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It's easy to prove that infinity + 8 = infinity.

Infinity is a concept, where you can't finish counting an infinite number of things. I trust that this definition of infinity will be acceptable.

The second concept is equality. We can count two sets of things, and we can pair each of them up, like we pair up shoes, and if all the left and right shoes get paired up, then we can conclude that we have as many left shoes as there are right shoes, and therefore the number of left and right shoes are the same. I trust that this is also acceptable.

So why is infinity + 1 equal to infinity? Surely if you have a lot of something, but you don't know how many, then you add 8 more of it, then you now have 1 plus the infinite number of things you have? But no, let us return to our definition.

Let's start counting from 1 to infinity and see where it goes. We're going to say we start with zero items on the left side, and one items on the right side, and then you start pairing them up. The first item you add on the left side is 1, which pairs up with the 1 on the right side, and you add a 2 to the right side. The second item is a 2, and a 3, etc.

You get this:

0--1
1--2
2--3
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.
.
... x
x--x+1
x+1 ...

Now it seems as the right side will always have the extra number, but lets start pairing up the numbers and counting the pairs. There's a 1 on each side, a 2 on each side, a 3 on each side, etc. So let's say we count until infinity. When you get to 'infinity +1' on the right side, you only have 'infinity' on the left side, so...oops?

But since you can't finish counting infinity, you can always find a number that is 1 greater than the number you've counted to, and that number can pair with the preceding number on the right hand side, and so on. You never get to the end of the left hand side before you get to the end of the right hand side, because you can't finish counting, and since you can find a pair for every number on the right hand side, we can then conclude that infinity + 1 = infinity.

It's also possible to show that infinity x 2 = infinity via a similar method.

Infinity times infinity though, is not equal to infinity. This can be proven by considering the set all real numbers, and if you are interested, you can look into set theory.



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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Anon gunboat
A member (not splitdiplomat) has asked that we anonymously advertise this new gunboat: gameID=168341
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
BankDip tomorrow
And I'm so psyched!
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backscratcher (459 D)
26 Sep 15 UTC
Next SOW?
When is the next SOW?
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sirdallas (1202 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Diplomacy Lord of the Rings
Are there any plans for someone to release a webdiplomacy map
that is modeled after the LOTR or Game of Thrones map?
It would be sweeet.
Who do we message to create it??
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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
It's "The Skagerrak" not just "Skagerrak"
TIL.
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fourofswords (544 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
just joined up! I have questions!
I just joined. Looks good, but I have a few questions I haven't found answers to yet. One, I started a new game, cool. But how do I know which nation I am playing?
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Valis2501 (2349 D (G))
15 Sep 15 UTC
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JUN 2015 GRC Game 3 EOG
gameID=163866
3WD between RFE
My understanding is that a majority or totality of the participants are willing or planned for it to be a Total Disclosure game as well.
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Fluminator (496 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Stephenie Meyer rewrote Twilight with a twist!
She rewrote the books with every character being gender swapped.
Now you can re-enjoy the classic in a new perspective with old female vampires and werewolves and a young teenage guy. What a brilliant idea and good use of your time! Meyers truly does keep on giving gifts to humankind.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
06 Oct 15 UTC
Dealing with emotions following a good stab
Whenever someone stabs me in the game, I have a lot of negative emotions about it, to the point that I would choke this person, if I had the chance.

How do you deal with such emotions? How do you deal with stabs?
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Deinodon (360 D (B))
05 Oct 15 UTC
Diplo app?
Is there one? I access this through chrome on my iPhone. Is there a better way?
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diplomat61 (243 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Roll up, roll up for Classic and AM games
24 hour, PPSC, anon, high RR, 25 D
Classic: gameID=168219
Ancient: gameID=168220
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Espi (338 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
First Tournament (Tempest in a Teapot)
So the Tempest in a Teapot tournament is happening this weekend. I believe that Valis and TheCaptain will be there, will anyone else be joining us? This will be my first Diplomacy Tournament (and first real F2F experience) so I am excited and horrified at the same time. Any tips for me are appreciated.

I look forward to meeting all who attend!
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Nescio (1069 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
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And another one ...
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34450841
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Middelfart (1196 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Bugs in live games - countdown don't show real time
Hey guys

Lately I've experienced a bug, and I wonder if I'm the only one. When in a live game, everytime it's another phase, the time have already gone almost a minute, and sometimes, the timer can say I have 15-20 seconds left to do a move, but the game have already moved on to the next phase. Am I the only one experiencing this?
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denis (864 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
Back for a game. WTA 48 Hours
Coming back to the site for a game or two. Set up a game, WTA, 48 hour phases. gameID=168163
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diplomat61 (243 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Players wanted: Ancient med
Anon, Full press, 24 hour turns, PPSC, 25 D
gameID=168220
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diplomat61 (243 D)
06 Oct 15 UTC
Players wanted: classic game
Anon, Full press, 24 hour turns, PPSC, 25 D
gameID=168240
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Ogion (4278 D)
18 Sep 15 UTC
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A serious downside to gunboat
When you are playing with a total fucking idiot you can't rant at them.
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
05 Oct 15 UTC
Hunt admits Tory plan to lower living standards of workers
http://www.scriptonitedaily.com/2015/10/05/jeremy-hunt-sums-up-the-tory-agenda-for-britain-in-a-single-sentence/
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Deinodon (360 D (B))
05 Oct 15 UTC
Game for ages 12 and less.
I've got an eleven year old nephew and a 12 year old ex-student that would like to play a game with others their age.
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diplomat61 (243 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
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EOG: Dark days lie ahead / Haiku press
gameID=167265
Anon, PPSC, public press only, in haiku
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tvrocks (388 D)
25 Sep 15 UTC
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please lock this thread.
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Ogion (4278 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
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CD Debts to deal with CDs
So, another idea: Those who CD reimburse the other players for (double?) their initial bets, payable only out of winnings.
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
04 Oct 15 UTC
So..........
Just gonna leave this here: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/04/world/asia/afghanistan-bombing-hospital-doctors-without-borders-kunduz.html?_r=0
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
04 Oct 15 UTC
Steam Paradox Sale! + Any interest in an EU4 or CK2 multiplayer game?
What it says on the tin, really.
Let me know if you'd like to play EU4 multiplayer. Just gauging interest right now.
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TheGambla (10 D X)
01 Oct 15 UTC
Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=168050 Join our game pls we need people
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
01 Oct 15 UTC
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Extra! Extra! webDip Gunboat Highlights Episode 2!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXyq0A-aGzY

The second installment in which we get expert players to give analysis on a recent (gameID=167972) live game! Now with better audio! This week's video features Chaqa and CSteinhardt!
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seth24c (5310 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
Live game sitter
something has come up and I don't have the time left to complete the two live games I am in, if you want to play a live game without messing up your own stats then pm me for details ;)
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shield (3929 D)
03 Oct 15 UTC
live gunboat 77 unjoinable?
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