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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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So apparently you can't join more than 10 games...
WebDip thinks I have a life. Funny
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ssorenn (0 D X)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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My gunboats are over, time for some new ones
36h,dss, 25pt, gunboats
3 games--please join if you can play all three
Please ready if you can-----
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fourofswords (544 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Can we get 901 back?
Is it possible to get known world 901 variant back? with or without fixing bugs? It seems enough people like it.
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Condescension (10 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
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In less than 24 hours, a lunatic will be in control of the nuclear football.
We're fucked.
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The Ambassador (159 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Latest podcast of Diplomacy Games
New podcast episode of DiplomacyGames.com is now live on the website, iTunes & Stitcher. Kaner and I trade barbs over our 1v1 performance, we go down the rabbit hole about the direction of the various Dip sites and have a bit of fun discussing the Africa variant over at VDip. Enjoy!
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ssorenn (0 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
Thomas Sowell
The worst president ever

https://youtu.be/0UpiNiaak18
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TrPrado (456 D Mod)
24 Jan 17 UTC
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Most Important Thread of the Year
The Oscars
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
14 Jan 17 UTC
Phantasmagoria?
I'm a little confused as to how you would use the word phantasmagorical/phantasmagoria/etc. I understand the words meaning, but would it be used as a negative connotation or positive connotation?
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Ezio (1746 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
Most Elegant Stab
I am trying to find some examples of pretty looking stabs. I know people take pride in them, so what do you think is the best stab you've ever done on the site?
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0k0k0 (4886 D)
24 Jan 17 UTC
Why can't I create a Known World Game?
The option does not appear in the list of variants.
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sirKristof (15 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
901?
I've been unable to find or create any new 901 variant games for a while now. It's still listed as active though! Anyone else have this issue?
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
23 Jan 17 UTC
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US Election and Aftermath
I did this with my Asia Pacific thread. Let's see if a reasonable discussion on the possible outcome of this election could be. (Articles and counterpoints are more than welcome)
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captainmeme (1020 D Mod)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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diplomacy.avi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVvAl7G4xLI
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brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jan 17 UTC
Why God probably isnt real
I decided to open my imagination
I prayed about something recently. I asked God to give me signs. God gave me all the wrong signs. Therefore I submit this as Exhibit A, God is eother an asshole or doesnt exist. Discuss
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Jamiet99uk (440 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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"Alternative Facts"
Or, you know, what we used to just called "lies".
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Ezio (1746 D)
16 Jan 17 UTC
aaron rodgers is a god
I told everyone
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CommanderByron (858 D (S))
23 Jan 17 UTC
Let's Keep It Real
Conservatives- Resistant to change, confident in the status quo.
Liberals- Supportive of change, dissatisfied with the status quo.
If we stopped attacking each other for a few minutes these traits could be complimentary.
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Condescension (10 D X)
23 Jan 17 UTC
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Conservatives are socially awkward
I think I just figured it out. Conservatives are just fucking socially awkward. That's the only reason you could possibly not figure out that privilege is a thing.
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evanej (100 D)
20 Jan 17 UTC
How are you welcoming in Trump?
It is time!
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JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jan 17 UTC
NEW WORLD RECORD
after only 4 hours, #alternativefacts is already being overused, just beating out the previous record held by #fakenews.

we fully expect to endure this for the next few days, until it to dies, or develops into something else (such as #bullshitnews)
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brainbomb (325 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
I dont believe in the alphabet or languages
I think God did not actually create the alphabet. People did. People also made the tower of babel. Im agaist taxes being used to teach people the alphabet. God didnt create it, so its not important
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
20 Jan 17 UTC
Does math Exist, or is it really JUST an idea?
I found
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yassem (2533 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
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@pastoralan, you are exactly correct, and I do not hold the firm belief that math is like a language. I just used "and it's like a language" to relate to all the things that have been said about math, but not exactly relating to the point.

But yes, in fact "math is a language" is actually anti-realism, i.e. we can use math to talk about things around us, but it's not like there is universal math embedded in the fabric of the universe. And I am not sure to be honest where I stand on the mathematical realism question, but I find the topic fascinating.

P.S. Regardless of mathematical realism, math IS like a language, you must agree. It had grammar, it has vocabulary, you can use it to communicate, etc, right?
fiedler (1293 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
Kids these days, can't commit to nuthin
JamesYanik (548 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
Jesus christ NOT NUMBER 9 THEORY. It's like some kid who first discovered modular arithmetic got into a stash of cocaine.

The ONLY example of number mysticism that i regard as curious is the fact that in quantum mechanics, trying variational approach on energy states in hydrogen atoms, you get the Wallis formula for pi.

of course once again, the SYSTEM discovered this, but the values' representation is intriguing. I have no problem using a 10 digit number system because i have for every year of my life, but the idea that the system itself has some mystical properties is just people finding the ways it interconnects.

the fibonacci sequence in nature? it's exponential growth... you know that right? it builds upon itself? Why wouldn't that be prevalent in nature?

All in all, this can be boiled down to 2 things in my mind:

1. Math is a system used to discern values in the natural world, as well as hypothetic ones (but by applying real-world measurements).

2. Math is the world. Everything is, everything exists. We EXPLAIN math. math is numbers, numbers do amazing things in the world, connecting the quantum realm to circles. We can explain that.

if you subscribe to 2, then what is the difference between math, and science?

the answer i think, is that math IS science, but using symbols to represent space, and quantity. yes we study Math itself, that's called pure math. studying rationalism (using the presumption that all empiricism is simply unproven rationalism) might be considered philosophy.

does that mean rationalism exists without humans? i say no. does that mean that the things we're trying to rationalize exist without humans? yes! or maybe. we're still working on it ;)
JamesYanik (548 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
@Yassem

to your question "do mathematical properties exist"

yeah it's called reality. Otherwise... it wouldn't be "mathematical" because mathematics are a way to describe things.
yassem (2533 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
No, that is physics, and mathematics can be used to describe it really, really well
fiedler (1293 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC
lol no yassem, wrongz
yassem (2533 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC
Could you elaborate on that "lol no"?
yassem (2533 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC
By "things" I assume James mean objects, i.e. matter, and that is physics.
Lethologica (203 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC
The logic of axiomatic systems is valid whether or not we're around to think it. However, someone had to actually come up with it.
Pepijn (237 D (S))
22 Jan 17 UTC
I wonder what form elaborating takes in the era of post-truth ... oh, wait ...


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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
19 Dec 16 UTC
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Why I Love The Live Gunboat Games
I have the PC game of Diplomacy and played it to victory pretty much everytime; the few losses from the beginning as i was learning.
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Chumbles (954 D (S))
22 Jan 17 UTC
Only one needed: gunboat, ancmed
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189485
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Valis2501 (2597 D (G))
19 Jan 17 UTC
F2F Tournament in MA, USA
As above, below
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Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
21 Jan 17 UTC
Friends Game
I'm looking for three more people to join me and three friends for a game. We'll keep the meta gaming to a minimum. Post here or message me if you're interested.
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King Of Avalon (10 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
Hello i am new
How do i play i need help
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oliveskin (100 D X)
20 Jan 17 UTC
Canceling CDs in live games
Thoughts to follow (my phone isn't letting me both type everything and post as well lol)
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Halls of Mandos (751 D)
19 Jan 17 UTC
Another clarifying thread...
A unit can cut support if it itself is only tapped as well, but it does NOT cut support if it is dislodged by two completely different units, right?
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indigo93 (100 D)
19 Jan 17 UTC
Issue with Denmark Capture
Game id 189248

I am Germany and had has a unit in Denmark at multiple points this game, yet the map color has not changed and I gave not
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