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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Vash's Point Giveaway
Guys. I have too many points. I need to get rid of them. Who wants to take them?
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acamer4 (1022 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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diplomacy reality show concept
Hey everyone, I wanted to share these "test run" episodes I made of a reality show about a game of diplomacy. http://www.diplomacyshow.com/about.html
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jul 17 UTC
Happy 4th
For him, Independence Day is a celebration of genocide. A number of tribes and nations contacted for this story expressed various levels of discomfort with the holiday. https://m.mic.com/articles/121671/native-americans-have-nothing-to-celebrate-on-july-4#.0sqTmzhvW
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dargorygel (541 D (G))
06 Jul 17 UTC
1812 and Fireworks and Putin
And NPR
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Onar (116 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
replacement russia needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201151
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Egathetos (337 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Question on moves
Unit A attacks an enemy unit. At the same time units B and C support HOLD unit A.
What is the defensive strength of unit A? Is it 2 beceuse it is supported by 2, or is the support wasted because unit A is attacking rather than holding?
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brainbomb (284 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
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NPR blasted for tweeting passages from Declaration of Independence
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/npr-declaration-independence-tweetstorm-confuses-some/QOsQcr9EDmyAyb8LUHICeM/
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brainbomb (284 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Hillary Clinton found guilty on 237 charges
Treason, Money Laundering through her foundation, illegally checking her facebook, illegally deleting an email from a south african prince who left her millions in his will, Regecide, criminal neglect, intent to have intent, causing rising sea levels, orchestrating the murder of rival DNC members, 9/11, and a whole host of other charges ranging from multi-accounting to impersonating Jesus. Lock her up. So glad this criminal investigation paid off.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Federal Judge Denies Motion Challenging White House Travel Ban
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is leaving Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Wtf
I just met a Spanish facist who when we showed a photo of a freedom fighter statue in our country. He motioned a pistol and shot it.
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Randomizer (100 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Hobby Lobby's Christian Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/hobby-lobby-ancient-artifacts-trnd/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/us/hobby-lobby-bible-museum/index.html

Hobby Lobby believes their version of the Bible is more important than the law.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Is it happening?
Market is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Battery free phone
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6ljt26/batteryfree_phone_harvests_ambient_energy_to_make/
orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Ok, what i think makes this cool is, it used energy from the base station to reflect back the signals it wants to send.

So it is acting like a mirror, i hold a laser shining at your hand, you turn your hand in a regular pattern to reflect the laser light. I see the signal you're sending me back...

So you don't need a mobile power source, yet you can still communicate using laser signals...

Of course mobile phone communications are complicated. A single tower communicating with multiple moving phone requires a huge amount of teh and engineering to get right. And i suspect removing the transmitters from phones would add an extra layer of difficulty to this process, which would either reduce accuracy (more dropped calls) or quality (more breaking up) or both...

But i'm not an engineer, so that is mostly guess-work.

Anyone have any further thoughts?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Jul 17 UTC
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Nice find. I didn't go deep into it, but I might have a bit more solid engineering hunches without looking up how it works exactly (or not but I'm gonna share my thoughts).

I don't think you can say it's like a signal shining into a mirror that keeps changing. It's similar to RFID tags. The key isn't that it reflects signals, the key is that a tiny bit of energy is generated from the sent signal and this is enough to generate a new signal. So the phone does use a little bit of energy, but it receives this energy when it receives a phone call (or, I guess, theoretically always if there is a standard signal sent out when there's no incoming call). So I don't think the transmitter is removed. The energy source is simply external.

It's got some nice potential implementations though. A lot of people in third world countries have a phone, but they can't use it because they can't charge the battery or there's no signal. I could imagine using this there especially right now.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Jul 17 UTC
I worked with RFID tags in a project about half a year ago so that's what I based my hunches on, apart from some critical reading of the text. I have to admit that even the details of how RFID works are already starting to fade from my mind, though.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
i mean yes, the signal is absorbed and then the energy is re-emitted. it is still 'like' a mirror, in the sense that you're sending the energy back... which i think is rather cool.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Ah, I guess you're right if that's what you mean with 'like a mirror'. To me it sounded a bit like you were understating how cool the concept is, but you're not I guess :-)
Randomizer (100 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Wait until they claimed all that beamed energy to devices is causing cancer in users.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
I suspect this can't be done with regular mobile phone transmitters... (unlike RFID transmitters) so yeah, there is some questions about safety whenever you beam power into the air.

However i was mostly questioning whether this change would require sacrificing something in terms of data/accuracy - assuming it means reworking transmitters.


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Zach0805 (100 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
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CNN found the Reddit user who created the WWE wrestling meme
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html
This is just sad. A news organization so triggered by a meme that they would go after the poor guy and threaten to release identity to get an apology and is still threatening to release his identity. You can argue if it was appropriate that Trump tweeted this but this is not ok. This is freedom of speech and he might get severely punished for it. Apparently CNN never understood that "1984" is fiction.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
Hi
Hello
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Ezio (1746 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
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I'm all out of things to say
I just wanted to tell everyone that I have nothing more to say.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
On this day...
In 1937, exactly 80 years ago, the women's day massacre occured in Ohio.

'Police' hired to prevent union workers fighting for their rights, killed 16 and injured over 280. Violence is ok, so long as you claim to represent the state...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
05 Jul 17 UTC
Shock tactics, and how to resist them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44lApffH30
Naomi Klein, on Trump and shock tactics.
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markradar29 (340 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Takeover Russia
Would anyone like to take over for me in Quevega?
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Ezio (1746 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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The most official MAFIA game ever.
Mafia 29.5 "Totally not a popularity contest or RNG"
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL MAFIA XXX SIGN-UP THREAD
See inside for game details.

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Februarius II (100 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
The Diplomatic Pouch
The e-zine of the Game of Kings

http://www.diplomatic-pouch.org/Zine/S2017M/index.html / https://www.facebook.com/TheDiplomaticPouch;
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Hippopankake (80 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
People
Need one more player for classic game called Europe is at war
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brainbomb (284 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL XXX SIGN UP THREAD
see "inside" for details..
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Fluminator (496 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
American President Tier Ranking
I'm curious to see people's rankings of American presidents. Here's mine.
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Drydoc (351 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Modern diplomacy need tenth player
I'm looking for a tenth player in a modern diplomacy game called "war is life". Any takers, message me. It's 2 day phases. Pauses are to be expected.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Need players
Need new players for a modern game just two more to be exact
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Flame (100 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Napoleonic variant. RELEASED!
Napoleonic variant from FireHawk is fixed and avaliable for playing here:
http://server.diplomail.ru/variants.php?variantID=101
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brainbomb (284 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
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Is it happening?
My ghost rating is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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bo_sox48 (4869 D Mod (G))
30 May 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXIX - OFFICIAL GAME THREAD
See inside. Please do not post until the game begins.
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