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Oct 12th 2011, 22:41:05

sell for 29 pls
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Oct 9th 2011, 21:09:44

Originally posted by Ivan:

Also cant figure out why they still arent raising the taxes


It takes a brave government to raise taxes during a recession. In Australia, they are adding new taxes and the government's popularity in the polls tanked. They are even talking of swaping back to the previous prime minister lol.
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Sep 23rd 2011, 1:53:36

The struggle for limited resources leads almost certainly to war.

Unfortunately we as humans, can imagine ourselves taking extra amounts of the limited resources, therefore assume others will do so,and to protect ourselves from this take more ourselves.

Whereas it would be quite easy for a rational species to work together and to avoid conflict. We are most certainly not rational.
Unfortunately for every side that involves human players, that the above logic dictates nearly all strategic choices.

Some have suggested that there are only three thought processes, that really ever occur.
1.) Is it a threat (imaginary or real)?
2.) Can we hump it (unfortunately, AT science has proven that there are no women on the internet)?
3.) Can we eat it,(or will it give us food)?

So really, in earth, people only really operate with 2/3rds of their rational ability.

"If they can not provide food, then they are obviously a threat."

That basically sums up the past decade of strategic development for all sides.
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Sep 22nd 2011, 11:18:24

I don't entirely understand the tea party thing, but It am not American.
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Sep 22nd 2011, 10:17:19

Will this case lead to an influx of new members?
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Sep 22nd 2011, 9:26:09

I'm getting job offers but they are for graduate positions I could have gotten with my undergrad degrees...
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Sep 22nd 2011, 8:24:30

I'm in the second year of my PhD. fully funded :X

I tend to tell people not to do it unless fully or partially funded, because potentially the outcomes at the end are hazy.
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Sep 22nd 2011, 4:15:16

Originally posted by aponic:
NOW3P: The problem with SOF pacting out NA last set was that it would have left our allies out to dry had SOL called them in (Referring to SOL/RD vs MD/Laf/LCN).

Since NA was unwilling to drop their pact with SOL, and I whole heartedly agree with NA's decision, SOF was left with the option to wargain for their allies in the event that NA jumped in the war or to simply hit NA. Although I disagree with the second and chosen choice, Flamey has presented the logic that dictated that decision accurately.


Referring to preventing possible SOL/RD/NA vs MD/Laf/LCN, the later would have a 150% member advantage. FSing one clan to keep them from possibly joining an uneven pre-planned war, I'd say that was like another clan, but I wouldn't do that to you.

The disadvantage to Sof would have been that they would have been entirely left alone. If you ally netgainers allies, Sof would have very few people to play with. Ironically I still like Sof.
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Sep 16th 2011, 1:36:33

The whole thread is silly, with the return to power of Helmut all subsequent actions for the next 10 resets could be predicted.

I not entirely sure how there could be an anti-Sof conspiracy as somehow it seems to involve Sol, when Sol has been, possibly ungroundedly, pro-Sof since 2006, and somewhat still are. Who else does that leave then? Sof is even still listed as one of the clans that Solers highly respect.

I feel like the English at the start of WW2 lol. Don't worry they are good chaps.
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Sep 6th 2011, 14:53:46

this thread is like a trip down memory lane
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Aug 24th 2011, 4:50:43

NOOOOO SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS!!! Produce as much as possible, demand will come from somewhere
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Aug 23rd 2011, 12:35:01

I can't tell the difference between a normal thread and flame thread here.
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Aug 23rd 2011, 12:27:07

This makes much more sense then some of the drinking games i've played with my friends.


Kind of reminds me of the Australian beer ceiling race, where you drink cans and stack/tape them and first to reach the ceiling with their stack wins.
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Aug 23rd 2011, 12:22:06

I love drinking with Russians but not playing paintball with Russians. Especially after drinking.
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Aug 23rd 2011, 12:19:13

Not allowed anymore by Sol rules.
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Aug 23rd 2011, 12:15:10

Psychic vampires o.O

"...that leach off of your emotions and beg for attention with threats of self violence."

I knew someone like that once, didn't end well. I think you should be more concerned about the reasons behind the behaviour.
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Aug 22nd 2011, 14:02:31

The cycle of hatred. Though it occurred to me, many of the players of this game aren't stupid, then why does human heuristic processing have such a large role.

My assumption was that people who held extreme views were the ones most likely to continue playing. Though on the other hand, is it also possible that people that are prone to thinking in a lazy way are the ones that continue to play.

For those without psychology degrees, our brains are designed to optimise efficiency through heuristic processing, using rules that we are inclined to via genetics and experience. We take shortcuts in how we process the worlds information. Though quite frankly people unable to do this, tend to go insane.

Then do we all have the same rules? or just a tendency for lazy thinking.

Judging by many of the threads, many people seem to use behavioural heuristics;
1.) Judging entire groups by the small subset that they interact with
2.) Judging behaviour and intentions based on a small subset of recent behaviour. (technically recency effect bias, can be a memory heuristic or a recall issue, though it does tie into the third rule)
3.) Ignoring information that does not confirm the beliefs from the first two rules.

Hmmm is it just these three? I have also noticed some individuals apply their own values to judge intentions quite often as well, eg. this is how and why we act, and I believe ou do the same.

This however is really illogical, as if you judge people to be different to own group, then why do you project your own values and beliefs onto that different group.
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Aug 22nd 2011, 12:58:11

Is there such thing as a troll bot?

It could quote the person above and puts the text 'u mad' in the reply
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Aug 22nd 2011, 12:56:14

Who's sanct?


The war was pretty even for the most part so far, Sol was starting to losing when an ally was called in, for the other side.

That seems logical.
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Aug 19th 2011, 3:17:20

Dry ice brings back bad memories.
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Aug 19th 2011, 3:15:18

I thought it was like

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*


that triggers virus scans.
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Aug 19th 2011, 3:13:00

Meanwhile in Australia:

In NSW, lowered the threshold for error from 10km/h to 4km/h at the same time as plans to privatise traffic cameras

In QLD, during the floods, a minister went on TV and said our first priority is to restore the traffic cameras... to restore order on the roads.

Lol. In NSW traffic cameras generate a few million revenue per year for the state.
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Aug 19th 2011, 3:09:55

Backstreet boys ftw

death to Westlife.
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Aug 15th 2011, 6:45:53

This is like in another game, where a ex-clan member went on the main forum and started saying the leader was racist, but was so unspecific that only people involved in the dispute would have a clue what was going on.

Like the turns for a country, so are the threads on AT.
*plays the soap opera music*
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Aug 15th 2011, 6:42:53

RIP Soviet, via le Bujke and talking to him for hours non stop.

Average duration of convo with Bujke = 2 hours
Average duration of convo with Soviet = 10 mins

A limitation of this study was that we did not account for quality of interaction. If you divide the duration by the value of the conversation results may differ. I believe this may be a valid direction for future research.
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Aug 15th 2011, 6:36:54

This thread is weird, I am tending to agree more with Pang than Ivan. Ever since end of the world day when I agreed with Pang, I think Pang has been getting more reasonable. Typically in the past I'd just agree with Ivan, well occccasssssionallllly at least.

I've always said for the past decade that turrets were a good part of the solution. First thing I ask when someone in my clan complains about something like this is 'why u no got turrets?'

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Aug 15th 2011, 6:28:14

Evo is looking strong this reset if I don't say so myself. Sol vs Evo I'd still have to say Sol. We did at one stage (long ago) send solers over to Evo to teach them to war but they returned depressed. :/

Evo however has shown much stronger performance and motivation at war since then. The only issue is that in this game its hard to be both good at war and at netting, there are cultural differences between clans that specialise in either. To have a group of players with a flexible mentality that supports both ideologies would be quite a triumph. Thus far any clan that attempts both does not last forever just because of the difficulty in maintaining numbers of people that like both.
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Aug 11th 2011, 13:03:56

evil fake fbi
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Jun 20th 2011, 3:29:15

Originally posted by arthog:
the whole point is that nuclear is somehow seen as a cheap way to generate electricity . its not cheap if 1 in 150 has a big enough breakdown to need this sort of effort to avoid its side effects .


The problem is extending the life of old plants with ancient designs, which is what happened with Fukushima and the US :O
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Jun 20th 2011, 3:26:15

#adult channel when Dalyx was chanOP for best and worse.
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Jun 20th 2011, 3:22:23

Just don't get in the van, then its safe to take the candy.
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Jun 20th 2011, 3:21:09

Well thats confusing
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Jun 19th 2011, 8:49:44

The other day our entire clan couldn't login for a few hours.
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Jun 19th 2011, 5:17:21

The numbers were going to be even, they simply assumed a 100% increase in membership for Sol in that conversation we didn't have? See remember its all clear now.
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Jun 19th 2011, 5:14:50

I thught ICN were at war?
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Jun 19th 2011, 5:13:23

Originally posted by Servant:
Dagga, this is not the first time I've seen this idea,

but it is the most developed I've seen it.

I think this is an excellent idea to discuss, and would support something moving in that direction,

as a side bonus, it also diminishes untaggeds abilities to AB:)


agree with LS, there's been an arranged war or two,

I think PDM dec'd on LAF a time or two in EE for grabbing issues,

but there aren't the "reasons" we had in the past.

though, with the system I'd add in the ability to call in an ally, formally, and if they accept they don't have the penalty...but this allows the agressor alliance to also call in an ally who wouldnt be penalized.

This has potential


Wouldn't the system just allow untags to not need declarations for war?
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Jun 17th 2011, 4:23:44

I was tempted by the good odds on the trifecta, its pretty hard to win. I got the trifecta last reset.

:/ Guess gambling never pays in the long run.
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Jun 17th 2011, 1:18:00

I had money on LCN/IMAG/MD for day 15. :/
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Jun 17th 2011, 1:14:29

Originally posted by Pontius Pirate:
btw what's up with the new theo war strat?


Theo war strat requires superior numbers, to reduce the probability of your country being selected for missile target and an earlier war to prevent the enemy from having too many missiles.
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Jun 14th 2011, 9:01:59

I recon tech will be pretty strong early in the set
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Jun 9th 2011, 12:22:50

classic
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Jun 9th 2011, 12:21:40

:/ WoF was cool
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Jun 9th 2011, 12:21:04

works for me with firefox on Win7.
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Jun 9th 2011, 12:20:33

so true.
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Jun 9th 2011, 12:18:15

Didn't think there were that many choices for war clans
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Jun 7th 2011, 2:22:18

I'm not to worried about sheets, I change them when I can be bothered, I usually have three sets of linen, so I can change them more often without having to do the laundry. I'm more worried about the discolouration of the wall next to my bed, it looks like a dark shadow of figure.

Hmmm its further down the wall now. I wonder how paint changes colour. Oh its not there now, thats odd. I imagine the room temp must be affecting the wall some how.
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Jun 7th 2011, 0:16:13

Originally posted by mrford:
ok, i kinda just saw a TV perspective of the wreck, meh. i dont know what really woulda happened, but his pissant inexperience caused this wreck that ended the day of my driver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69BWPNws0U4


It looks like he used the wall rather effectively. Was it a reverse grid, how do they determine the starting order?

Reverse grid = higher number of accidents.
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Jun 7th 2011, 0:11:16

speaking of which I need a new good wool suit. My current suits are $800 wool, $200 blend, 2x $20 dollars (lol).

The wool suit unfortunately is wearing out.
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Jun 7th 2011, 0:06:00

why only thursdays?
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Jun 7th 2011, 0:04:54

Originally posted by NukEvil:
Personally, I'd've liked for them to attach a camera to OBL's body so the world can watch as the sharks and other sea creatures eat his body until it no longer exists.



But, that's just me.


Wow imagine Osama CAM, underwater, watching the fishes and all. They could have put ads on that site and collected millions in revenue.
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