Welcome to my humble little blog. Before I start actually going around and posting what I want to do with this blog, I figured I would come over and introduce myself. I'm Karl Peters and I am the Minister of Economics for R&R. I have been in and out of the game since '07, traveled many alliances, and held different positions from time to time. I have had this current nation for a year and a half, and been with the Ampersand for the entire time. Do I have any interesting stories? Of course, b
Welcome to "For Your Eyes Only", a premier blog about all things MI6. You may be thinking this will be a blog about the internal workings of MI6, and that's partially true.
Don't get your hopes up, I won't be divulging any secrets, we are spies after all. What you'll read instead are different views of everyday life in MI6. This mostly consists of inconsequential topics of discussion, such as the ideal color of grass and what kind of cat food we feed our furry little mousers. I will be taking p
This part of a new series called Practical Ethics, which will be about the ethics of affairs across the Cyberverse.
This entry will be on poaching, which for the purposes of this article is defined as soliciting a member of a foreign alliance to join your alliance without that alliance's explicit permission to do so. The question is whether this is ethically permissible. This is actually a rather complicated question because for many the gut reaction is to say no, but it brings up issues of c
The Web is a curious place. A land populated chiefly by cats and porn stars is also a land that helps to overthrow governments, spread awareness of important social and societal issues, and ensure that nobody has less than 200 "friends". It is also the land of text. For as much as some decry CN as outdated for its entirely text-based appearance and game play, the vast majority of communication on the web takes the form of text. Written language reigns supreme in the realm of interconnected m
This article is best read while listening to this
.La Vangardia Pacifica would like to thank regular readers for their patience during its prolonged hiatus, and can now confirm that production will resume in the near future. By way of apology for the unexpected interruption we we would like to offer readers a free copy of the December 2008 publication Letters of Pacifica.
Within its cover readers will find the foundation of many of the intellectual and historical ideas that informed the Ord
It begins. I'm only doing alliances I think about until the moment this escapes my attention (so five seconds)
NPO: Vader. I've never been a big Vader fan....well, wait. Nobody's a huge Vader fan. But most can acknowledge his accomplishments and the fact that one time he popped his eye back into socket mid-match. Yeah, that happened. The main reason I picked Vader for NPO, though, is I thought "who is deceptively quick for their size" and immediately thought "the guy who was really similar to a
Hello, one of my many jobs in the real world is teaching elementary and middle school students the joy of chess. This blog is for some assistance in teaching my students with some friendly input. Please, keep this serious and not include CN drama. I believe Chess is a great and amazing game that really does help some students preform better and even assists students with certain mental and social issues become more integrated.
So, I have been in this program (based in Chicago, however I work in
For my nation - http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Cloudshy
For my alliance - http://cybernations.wikia.com/wiki/Green_Protection_Agency
I've revamped the GPA page some months ago, but my nation page has largely stayed in the same format since I started it. Any tips on how to improve these pages?
Here's another short story from me, it's called "Crushed".
It’s a late night. The TV is running. I sit in the middle of the sofa, while she sits to the left of me. There is a silence, and then she puts her feet on my lap. Those legs… Those brown, silky, long legs. I find myself resisting the urge to kiss and lick them, as if they were Fudgesicles. Trying to fight this feeling is futile. Maybe I should give into temptation just this once.
It almost seems like the OWF is made up entirely of straw men. Is this the way it has to be? Rational argumentation should have a prominent place here. Why? Some may say arguing a point logically is boring, but to those that say that I say "You must never have studied philosophy." Rational arguments are chess matches, they require finesse, they require strategy. In other words, they're difficult. I know it's easier to eat the chips rather than the eggs or chicken, but the chips aren't wor
DBDC has many relationships with many alliances, many of which have significant upper tiers. The alliances best in a position to destroy DBDC are also unlikely to do so because of these connections. However they all have something in common: most view DBDC as a partner of necessity to keep their upper tiers safe so they can focus on other threats and keep aid flowing. However, they all share a common interest, being significant upper tier forces, in preventing DBDC from becoming too much to m
I am hosting a contest to predict the results of the upcoming U.S. midterms elections. It's being hosted at the NSO forums, so you will have to sign up there. To participate: http://forums.newsithorder.info/index.php?topic=2189
First place - $10 Amazon gift card + 6 million or 200 tech ingame
Second place - $5 Amazon gift card + $6 million or 200 tech ingame
Third place - $5 Amazon gift card
*Only NSO+allied participants will receive the full prize. Non-NSO+allied participants who w
After glancing at the wiki with the intent of updating the forum link, I realized that it's been 6 years and a month since I started playing. There's been so many great times that I can barely remember them all.
Despite all the doomsaying, the sea of !@#$%*ing, complaining, and butthurt, (or perhaps, sometimes, because of it) this has been a great community.
Thanks to everyone for being your awesome selves!
Any Hip-Hop fans out there will appreciate this. Last night, I found a song by 2Pac called Runnin' From the Police. It features the Outlawz, Biggie, Stretch, and Buju Banton. It was recorded in 1994. It's significant, and almost scary/creepy/weird to listen to, because it is the only known collaboration between 2Pac and Biggie while they were alive. Nonetheless, it's a really good song. The beat is amazing, and everyone in it had good verses.
Three of the Outlawz dropped the first three verses,
Here is a short story I just wrote called "Wasted".
By: George Gordy
I’m wasted. No, not wasted as in drunk or high. I mean wasted as in my entire life, thus far, has been a waste. I’ve wasted so many opportunities to do better out of selfishness and stupidity. My mistakes have caught up with me, and I don’t see the point of doing this whole life thing anymore. Should I end it all, right here in this bedroom? Should I put my loved ones through the shock and horr
I wrote a short piece, I was thinking of submitting it to my college's literary magazine. I wanted to get some feedback on it before I submit it, though. So tell me, is it interesting ,is it !@#$, is it worth submitting?
I appreciate any feedback.
Hypocrisy is an oft slung critique on the OWF. It's an easy argument to make because everyone in this game who's played for almost any amount of time can somehow be made out to be hypocritical on just about any topic. However, there is a massive problem with this:
It doesn't work as an argument.
Calling out someone for being hypocritical in their arguments is an ad hominem attack not a valid critique. Yes, the person in question may very well be hypocritical, but that hypocrisy does not nec
The link I have provided is to a five-chapter short story I finished writing this past summer. It's called Plummet, and it's about a kid named Chris Winslow who basically has a rough life and falls in with the wrong crowd. I've put a lot of time into it, and I haven't gotten a lot of reviews. If you get around to it, try to read it and leave reviews on the blog. Thank you.
I wanted to start a CN folding@home group
Software: https://folding.stanford.edu/home/the-software/ click on the big button, "Start Folding" a popup will give you an option for your software.
The Cybernations Team Number: 226904
Stats page: http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/main.py?qtype=teampage&teamnum=226904
Get yourself a pass key: http://folding.stanford.edu/home/faq/faq-passkey/
what you are doing is helping out science.. there are 4 c
I noticed that there hasn't been a global war since 2013, when, in the past, there have been global wars every 3 or so months. I can imagine that by now, everyone is very restless and waiting for the next big conflict. I imagine that since we've waited so long, when the next global war comes forth, it will unleash a tidal wave and shake the very fabric of this game.
What do you think?