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diplomat61 (228 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Can you play with words as well?
Understand syllables?
Can you count to seventeen?
Haiku Dip is back!
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Boris Johnson hates the UK
Who would have thought it?
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Nescio (1064 D)
10 Oct 15 UTC
Is this still news?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34487997
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wjessop (100 D X)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Anyone but Hillary?
Yes? No? Discuss inside.
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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
26 Sep 15 UTC
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Game notes and press disclosure, EoGs,
gameID=164335
Game: I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass.

I took over this game for TruNinja when he went aowl. I think we are supposed to keep notes and make them available so other people can see how we actually thought about the other players and game progress.
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happyplayer (130 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
Attention new players!
I'm looking for some fairly new players to start a game with me. If your interested you can either pm me or post here.
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redhouse1938 (429 D)
09 Oct 15 UTC
Video with subtitles
Hey guys, I would like to stream a video from a specific site through VLC media player, because I have a specific subtitle file that I want to couple to it. Who could do a short skype with me to help me get it done?
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denis (864 D)
09 Oct 15 UTC
Did the site just go down?
This has been happening rather frequently in the past few days, whats up? interfered with a couple live games that I know of
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happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Penny stocks
Penny stocks have recently caught my eye and was wondering if there are anyone here who have had any experiences with them. From what I can tell they have the tendency to be quite risky but also can be quite rewarding if one knows what they are doing.
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
This is how you legitimately make the big bucks, but you have to do the extra market research, or else you lose. go for it, be careful
ssorenn (0 D X)
08 Oct 15 UTC
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just recklessly buy them all
happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Nahhh just the ones with a very low volume. ;)
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
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I recommend watching The Wolf of Wall Street; and then using Mr. Belfort as your role model.
happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Sure. As long as you go to jail with me when I get caught.
Please do not listen to JamesYanik on financial advice. ssorenn at least has some credibility, and his response here shows you just how good of an idea he thinks it is.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
Buy a fake Rolex for $250. Sell it to an idiot for $4000. Profit.

Source: personal experience.
The Hanged Man (4160 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
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Buy a fake Rolex for $10. Sell it to bo_sox48 for $250. Profit.

Source: personal experience.
bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
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Everyone wins.
Yoyoyozo (177 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
wtf James? If you're not going to be serious, don't post on this thread.
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
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Everything I've read about penny stocks leads me to believe it's a complete crap shoot. Most, if not all, people who say they're successful at it are snake oil salesmen who are just trying to dump their worthless stocks on others. Go to a casino. Same ROI, much more fun.
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Guys, I'm so sorry for trolling on this thread dooooonnnt baaannn meeee
Doug7878 (772 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
@happyplayer,
If you want some intelligent stuff to look at, there is some here:
https://www.bogleheads.org/
Of the Bogleheads "Lazy Portfolios", this talks about one of creators:
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/2398/david-swensen-s-guide-to-sleeping-soundly
And yes, there is a lot of rubbish in the thinly-traded markets. Focus on making money slowly. Focus OF return of your money first, return ON your money second.
Doug7878 (772 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
Sorry (last line) "Focus on return OF your money first..."
happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
I would agree that there are a lot of cheapskate oil salesman in this line of business. However, there are some penny stocks that just do well simply because the company has done somthing to make it so. It is why I said that one must know what they are doing. A fellow must be good enough to tell which ones are pump and dump schemes and which are genuinely getting ready to explode. I know a guy that nearly bought into a penny stock who's shares were about .50 now it is trading at close to $100. If one had been good enough to see it coming then one could of had substantial rewards. This is done through analyzation of the stock, its back ground, who the CEO is etc.
ssorenn (0 D X)
08 Oct 15 UTC
I think you should keep believing that. And if you do, I really have something to sell you :))
Doug7878 (772 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
@happyplayer
I think you are on a wild goose chase. There are so many brilliant people out there with more resources than you have, I'm afraid that for every success you have, there will be a number of costly disappointments and you will get nowhere. Remember also, that people only talk about their successes.
You might want to read the David Swensen interview in the Yale alumni magazine I gave you the link to above. It is interesting.
happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Haha I'm sure you do. Perhaps one of these days I'll actually have money to buy it. ;)
happyplayer (130 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
I'll have to give it a read.
BaldOldGuy (74 D X)
08 Oct 15 UTC
There are some penny stocks that can make money. But it requires a lot of due diligence. If you do not understand the company, or get unsolicited emails, avoid it.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Stay away from penny stocks. They are a cesspool of lies and misinformation.

There are plenty of value stocks out there which can give you reasonable returns. After you have the hang of that, then maybe carve out a little bit of your portfolio for ultra-high risk pink sheets.
Valis2501 (2759 D (G))
08 Oct 15 UTC
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I assume anything thats easy money is a scam because if it was easy money than everyone else would do it
Octavious (1705 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
You say that, but you never had the chance to invest in Royal Mail. That was essentially a $1000 gift from the government designed to encourage people to get excited about investing in the stock market.
Octavious (1705 D)
08 Oct 15 UTC
Also, there was a period around 15 years ago when building societies converted into banks and gave everyone who had an account with them a few hundred quid, which when you're twelve is the most awesome thing ever.
happyplayer (130 D)
09 Oct 15 UTC
@Jeff Kuta I disagree with your first statement. Sure there is some poor penny stocks to choose from but there are also some good ones. I somewhat agree with your second statement. I certainly intend to start out with paper trading first. If that fails me then I know penny stocks aren't for me.

@Valis I never said it would be easy. In fact I think its quite the opposite. Sure I could throw in 3k into a stock with no work and watch it disappear. But as BaldOldGuy said it takes diligence.

@Octavious I don't think I quite get your point....... If you even have one lol.


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Valis2501 (2759 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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A_Tin_Can (2244 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 (2244 D)
07 Oct 15 UTC
It's "The Skagerrak" not just "Skagerrak"
TIL.
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fourofswords (440 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 (2759 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 (500 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 (379 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 (228 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 (1064 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 (228 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 (228 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 (3898 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.
40 replies
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Jamiet99uk (795 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 (379 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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