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Jul 16th 2020, 23:31:13

Originally posted by ZEN:
Originally posted by enshula:
Originally posted by ZEN:
Originally posted by enshula:
random was 1c and up right?

with 256 maybe per server

so you could only play alliance or primary or random for quite a while i think


Now if you remember the merge of 1A and 2A, then I would say you are an oldie. Maybe not a goodie, but definitely an oldie. If memory serves. 1A and 2A were the two alliance servers. 1B and 2B were considered "primary" servers. Then you had c through whatever for random. But I believe XYZ was the original tourney.


i think it was

1a alliance
1b primary
1c and up random

2a and up tourney

3a ffa

then 4 for a little while was silver/premium maybe

and they were listed by what physical server they were on


Sorry, mine was the OG. So like 97-98 era. Way before FFA or limited. This was like Anarchy being a government timeline. You're referencing probably 2002-2004 time range.

Also, Genesis! That was a good old alliance. Thanks for Verenimija for accidentally helping me remember this one.

Oldtimer here, played on the 2A server in the Union alliance with a player I met in the randoms that went by the name CYBERMOUSE. That's back when you could buy/sell missiles. I remember there was a 3rd party site called Fast Eddie's? (can't remember the full name) but there would be announcements there about when a big batch of missiles were going to be put up for sale on the market.
It was after that I played in 1A for the first time, in TIE's 2nd set. I then moved on to New Monsters.
Old clan that merged into NM: GIM, Guerillas In the Mist.
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Jun 26th 2020, 17:07:09

my only regret is that i did not get any Aronofsky or Linklater films on the list
like The Fountain or Waking Life
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Jun 26th 2020, 15:43:46

No. Particular. Order.
2001: A Space Odyssey
Children of Men
Vanilla Sky
Dr. Strangelove
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Jurassic Park
Forrest Gump
A Fish Called Wanda
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Braveheart
Ex Machina
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Jun 18th 2020, 3:11:16

Originally posted by Gerdler:
Originally posted by cyref:
That 2nd video I linked is from the Columbia University Dept of Astronomy youtube channel. In it, the jailhouse thought experiment gives excellent perspective. It begins here:
https://youtu.be/PqEmYU8Y_rI?t=575

All I'm saying is that we don't have the data needed to make an assumption one way or the other.
Originally posted by Gerdler:

LOL how do you know its not your bias talking?
...
Until then we can only guess, as have the authors. :)

We cannot assume that given even the 'right' conditions abiogenesis is inevitable, or likely, or even a one out of a trillion chance. You are correct, we don't have the necessary data needed to lean one way or the other. So what is my bias? Whatever it is, you seem to have it too. :)
My argument with this research paper is that the authors admit their assumptions are based on a sample size of one.
I could write dozens of research papers based on a sample size of one, but that is not good science, and it makes for ridiculous dumbing-down clickbait.

The study Marshal posted about proposes a model equally as likely to be a good representation of reality as does the ones your videos talk about, as far as we now know. My point is that you seem to believe more the hypothesis in your videos and seemingly dismiss the hypothesis put forth in the new study with no real data to back up your obvious position.

My position is that we don't have enough information to select the most likely hypothesis yet. The test to see if I'm biased or not comes in the future when im presented with evidence favoring one hypothesis over the other. If I can accept it after some modest scrutiny and change my view according to better data I will have passed the test. :)

The hypotheses put forward in the videos I linked? They boil down to this, simply; we don't have enough data to know.
So if being intellectually honest about the question is what you call bias, then fine call me biased on the side of evidence.
I get the feeling you are forming your opinion about 'my bias' based on the titles of those videos, not the content of those videos and not what I have stated here on this thread.

It's not unusual or wrong to think "there must be intelligent life out there because there are so many stars and planets and time is so vast" but these videos attempt to show that statistically that is not necessarily so.
The research paper linked by the OP admits it bases its conclusions on only our planet's present circumstance; assuming it fits with the Copernican principles of mediocrity. I find it incredible that the authors of the paper seemingly ignore the observations made over time that indicate conditions leading to present day earth are rare and our home star the Sun also is by any measure, quite rare.
The paper states that it is that the closest CETI (communicating extraterrestrial intelligence) civilizations would most likely be found on a class M star but that seems rather preposterous to me. Class M stars are much smaller and less massive and far less luminous than our Sun, a class G star.
Class M stars make up about 77% of all the stars in the universe, yet are too dim for any to be seen from earth with the naked eye. The smaller mass and lessened luminosity of a class M star would bring the habitable zone much closer, perhaps 20x closer, to the star. Class M stars also flare more than our Sun, and with the habitable zone so close that means there would be frequent threats to any emerging life on the hypothetical planet of a class M star. And because of the close proximity, the planet would quite likely be tidally locked so that one side of the planet always faces the sun, and any atmosphere would likely be torn away by frequent flaring of the star.
Those are just a few reasons I have a problem with the link Marshal posted. IMO the authors of that research paper are biased to an extreme.
Oh here's another one, a big one - by assigning upper and lower limits to the Copernican ToM, the authors are arrogantly filling in some blanks on the Drake equation.
We don't have the data for dat!
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Jun 17th 2020, 21:13:58

That 2nd video I linked is from the Columbia University Dept of Astronomy youtube channel. In it, the jailhouse thought experiment gives excellent perspective. It begins here:
https://youtu.be/PqEmYU8Y_rI?t=575

All I'm saying is that we don't have the data needed to make an assumption one way or the other.
Originally posted by Gerdler:

LOL how do you know its not your bias talking?
...
Until then we can only guess, as have the authors. :)

We cannot assume that given even the 'right' conditions abiogenesis is inevitable, or likely, or even a one out of a trillion chance. You are correct, we don't have the necessary data needed to lean one way or the other. So what is my bias? Whatever it is, you seem to have it too. :)
My argument with this research paper is that the authors admit their assumptions are based on a sample size of one.
I could write dozens of research papers based on a sample size of one, but that is not good science, and it makes for ridiculous dumbing-down clickbait.
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Jun 17th 2020, 6:49:54


I call BS. This research paper is being used to generate clickbait headlines like "Scientists Say There Are at Least 36 Intelligent Civilizations in Our Milky Way Galaxy"
bullfluff!
I can't see behind the paywall but they seem to be inferring that they know the upper and lower limits of their 'Astrobiological Copernican Weak and Strong conditions'
They're going to make predictions and form a hypothesis based on a sample size of one?
They admit exactly that shortcoming in their own words:
"These assumptions are based on the one situation in which intelligent, communicative life is known to exist—on our own planet"
Better to just admit "i dunno" than to just pull stuff out of yer ass

There are far better discussions on the subject

Like here:
https://youtu.be/AC-6okOWXLs

and here:
https://youtu.be/PqEmYU8Y_rI

and
Bβ­•NUS

Edited By: cyref on Jun 17th 2020, 10:37:48. Reason: corrected 2nd link
See Original Post
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Jun 9th 2020, 5:58:11

Originally posted by cyref:
Originally posted by braden:
4391 buildings. Not me, thankfully.
mine yesterday
today: An earthquake occurred destroying 4016 buildings!..
..With 9.4 days left in the set that really sux. At least ban quakes in the 2nd half of a set, then they won't have such random power over final rankings.


Here we go again.
An earthquake occurred destroying 3718 buildings!
The reset ends in 43.5 hours.
pffft when final ranks can be decided by an unfortunate roll of the dice in the last couple days of a two month set.
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May 31st 2020, 2:49:11

Chevs where's my reps?
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didnt i only do 3 ops and failed 1? how do i owe you 600m from that?

thats like 400k tech?

but yeah got caught with my hand in the cookie jar :P

can send bushels tomorrow

105,000,000 Bushels on sale for $500 each (Until 129.5 mins from now)
235,000,000 Bushels on sale for $500 each (Until 19.6 hours from now)

ummm welcome back chevs.. NOT
Dying doesn't erase the promise of reps. Hell you still owe from when you pacted us then stole our tech..
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Apr 16th 2020, 5:19:56

Yesssssss!
Your enemy lost:
333 Troops
Their defence allies lost:
133 Turrets

Thank you Pang!
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Apr 11th 2020, 1:28:28

Originally posted by En4cer:
Originally posted by braden:
cyref needs a refresher course on how to count down from seventy two


I'm pretty sure he did it last set too...

Wasn't me!
Zorp did it last set. I was just lazy, with high bushel prices rough on my casher, finished 8th.
And 6th this set. Two sets in a row out of the top five. I'm slipping..

72.. 71.. 70.. 69.. 68.. .. .. .. umm .. ..damn lost my place again
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Apr 10th 2020, 21:33:53

54 hours ago ARRRRGHhhhhhh
all because my jets didn't sell and i squeezed out one more PS

"You have grabbed 1,109 acres in the last 72 hours. You cannot drop land you've grabbed for 72 hours."

I QUIT
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Apr 7th 2020, 1:22:44

i dropped my laptop and now i need to use my webtv :(
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Apr 1st 2020, 13:22:57

Originally posted by braden:
4391 buildings. Not me, thankfully.
mine yesterday
today: An earthquake occurred destroying 4016 buildings!

Rebuilding from those two quakes cost approx $3.47bil and took 35 turns and about another $1.36bil in lost income (rebuilding instead of mashing the cash button)

With 9.4 days left in the set that really sux. At least ban quakes in the 2nd half of a set, then they won't have such random power over final rankings.
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Mar 13th 2020, 17:30:45

We needed some good news.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined that dogs cannot contract or carry the virus
and have released thousands of dogs from quarantine.

So..

WHO let the dogs out
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Feb 21st 2020, 2:47:19

Originally posted by Suicidal:
Originally posted by galleri:
Originally posted by KoHeartsGPA:
Welcome back Chevs!

He's not a quitter!
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Feb 18th 2020, 6:38:47

I've been a Monster since the last century
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Jan 30th 2020, 20:16:33

Buttercups. Buttercups want to kill an all-x because of mere words.
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Jan 24th 2020, 1:11:37

It's too bad, really.. for a while there you humans showed such promise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGiKPY8vS8s
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Jan 21st 2020, 12:01:54

I don't want brylcreem goddammit Ima Dapper Dan man!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwlTHH4htsE
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Jan 21st 2020, 4:19:32

Thick wavy hair, in a classic broflow cut. Just like DOD when he checked out at age 99.
I'll take all contributions of product. Back hair is outta control.
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Jan 16th 2020, 10:06:08

Likely why eestats isn't updating either
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Jan 16th 2020, 1:54:37

Might have something to do with the changes qz made today. I included the link to that B&S thread in my email to bore.
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Jan 16th 2020, 1:48:56

Anyone know a fast way to contact bore?
I sent an email to his addy listed on the site, but no idea how often he checks it.
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Dec 12th 2019, 23:15:55

Originally posted by Requiem:
Glad to hear but I don’t buy it ;)

I'm not selling it Requiem. You can either take it, or not. I really dgmoaf ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Dec 12th 2019, 21:50:39

Don't you miss it! Don't you miss it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8xdsZhfrcA
Some of you people just about missed it.
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Dec 12th 2019, 20:20:16

Originally posted by Requiem:
Originally posted by cyref:
I was off to a great start, and Savage was awesome competition for my repub casher until he got hit. Then ZPS was taken out.
After that, i stopped giving a crap and played out the set pretty much half-assed.


You don’t play half-assed when LaF gets hit!

Indeed I have, more than once.
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Dec 12th 2019, 19:35:59

I was off to a great start, and Savage was awesome competition for my repub casher until he got hit. Then ZPS was taken out.
After that, i stopped giving a crap and played out the set pretty much half-assed.
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Dec 6th 2019, 14:28:38

yeah and there's a 4th weedy MVP that managed to tag up this set too :)

btw
Originally posted by archaic:
also, I am hurt that you left Cyref out. I know his musical tastes tend to run more towards Wayne Newton and Liberace, but still - he is family and we welcome all under the giant weedy tent

heyyyyy now, respect for oldtimer Wayne Newton, i came across this when i was too rolling stoned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDHSd9hLAFs
Liberace meh rather have Rick Wakeman tickling my keys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV-gddts3I0

and for the lot of ya ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UelqByiVSl4
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Nov 29th 2019, 23:07:12

http://www.earthempires.com/profile

Game Profile for cyref on the Alliance Server
Total Networth
Rank Name Score
1 Unlinked Account $39,040,701,378
2 En4cer $11,227,387,033
3 Bark $11,094,659,026
4 cyref $10,442,867,085

Total Land
Rank Name Score
1 Unlinked Account 57,960,764
2 Pteppic 2,104,552
3 cyref 1,913,711

So not fair that the bot collective takes the #1 spot in these categories!
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Nov 19th 2019, 14:06:58

It was fun competing while it lasted Z, sad to see the game lose another good guy.
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Nov 19th 2019, 14:03:08

Originally posted by trumpoz:
Me - I'm an asshole.

+bonus for truth
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Nov 14th 2019, 14:20:58

This is an alliance server. Why do untagged countries enjoy the same mechanics as dedicated alliance members?
It's an assault on the theory of good gamesmanship that an untagged player can wreck so much havoc on an alliance and restart with $9,698,165 NW on 44,389 acres. That needs to be corrected.

Clan GDI could be interesting, changes always bring strategic creativity and that's good for the game. But it's time to recognize alliance play in the coding for this alliance server while still allowing new players to interact.

Just a thought - after the first two weeks of a new set, allow untagged countries to only attack other untagged countries. Limit the restart bonus to only countries tagged for a minimum 72 hrs. Treat single-country tags the same, as well as players that leave or are booted from a tag.
When a player is creating a country for the alliance server, include a splash screen that explains the disadvantages of playing untagged or solo tagged so new players understand they meed to find a home on the alliance server or play without full alliance server privileges.

I'm not a coder, so don't know the complexity of what I suggest. All I know is that if i am lucky enough to finish top ten NW this set i'll feel it's not quite legit, because one pissant griefer took out much of the friendly netting competition.

It's demoralizing to see this happen set after set, whether it's to me, my clanmates, or my competition in other alliances.
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Nov 10th 2019, 4:27:08

all better now
booms ftw
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Nov 10th 2019, 2:44:54

This is not my beautiful wife!
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Nov 7th 2019, 18:26:46

dammit
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Oct 31st 2019, 1:41:43

GOOOOOOOFY!
http://monsters.ghqnet.com
c'mon home! we have rocking chairs for lazy netting
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Oct 17th 2019, 3:58:04

π•Ž 𝕋 𝔽
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Oct 17th 2019, 3:47:46

Originally posted by Original Skywise L:
Btw...my son plays and got me playing... Back when WebTV was a thing.

lol i was daytrading on my pc when i discovered E2025 with an Alta Vista search and didn't trust the security, so I bought a WebTV for online gaming.
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Oct 10th 2019, 20:11:13

Babe I'm Gonna fluff You ~ Led Zep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyOg0mt2R2k
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Oct 7th 2019, 12:33:42

Joe Rogan #1361
Commander David Fravor is a retired US Navy pilot, who has a close encounter in 2004 with the so-called Tic Tac UFO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eco2s3-0zsQ

short clips version, 29 min
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnIG-i2WCfg
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Sep 28th 2019, 19:46:36

The Fermi paradox, named after Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi, is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial civilizations elsewhere in the Milky Way galaxy and high estimates of their probability, such as those that result from optimistic choices of parameters in the Drake equation.

Although he was not the first to consider this question, Fermi's name is associated with the paradox because of a casual conversation in the summer of 1950 with fellow physicists Edward Teller, Herbert York and Emil Konopinski. While walking to lunch, the men discussed recent UFO reports and the possibility of faster-than-light travel. The conversation moved on to other topics, until during lunch Fermi suddenly said, "But where is everybody?" (although the exact quote is uncertain).

For anyone wanting to take a deep dive into the subject I would recommend a series by science futurist and youtuber Isaac Arthur starting with the initial episode "The Fermi Paradox Compendium"
https://www.youtube.com/...e0LulClL2dHXh8TTOnCgRkLdU
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Sep 11th 2019, 9:03:17

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Aug 19th 2019, 8:22:54

No! i refuse to participate in yet another unnecessary bonus thread
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Aug 5th 2019, 2:51:40

Originally posted by cyref:
Originally posted by Death Cab For Cuti:
In fact, net and let net I say.
Originally posted by Death Cab For Cuti:
I was hunting for land and under-defended countries so that I could increase the NW of my own country.

You lobbed 26 missiles against countries/tags that never attacked you. That's not "net and let net"
Those missiles, unsent, increase the NW of your country. You acted in opposition to your stated goal "so I could increase the NW of my own country"
Josey you are nothing more than a drama seeking liar.
There's no point arguing with a liar.
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Aug 3rd 2019, 20:00:28

Originally posted by Death Cab For Cuti:
In fact, net and let net I say.
Originally posted by Death Cab For Cuti:
I was hunting for land and under-defended countries so that I could increase the NW of my own country.

You lobbed 26 missiles against countries/tags that never attacked you. That's not "net and let net"
Those missiles, unsent, increase the NW of your country. You acted in opposition to your stated goal "so I could increase the NW of my own country"
Josey you are nothing more than a drama seeking liar.
There's no point arguing with a liar.
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Jul 19th 2019, 0:30:19

Don't need an add-on, just hover your cursor over the 'Bushels' in the top line ingame. Same for 'Money'.

Also in the Research menu, hover cursor over your current tech % and you'll see what the max is for your gov type.
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Jul 2nd 2019, 6:57:15

Boltar you old tag whore! You owe me ! Before you went away you said you would play a set in Monsters..

Let's declare next set a server-wide arranged netting set and bring chevs with you for a deep look into the OTHER competition in this game, that lasts from turn 1 to end of set

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Kumbaya mudder fluffers!
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Jun 30th 2019, 22:04:19

not lately
i saw floyd twice in the 70's, with roger
twice in the 80's, w/out
all were excellent stadium concerts
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Jun 3rd 2019, 21:30:29

It's a fine upgrade from your current configuration Jayr
http://tinyurl.com/juje2js
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