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Lord Boris

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  1. I read the line about putting magicninja in charge and all I could think of was how hard the gears in OsRavan's head would start churning about how to crisis manage the situation. Twas a great good read and a great laugh. Maybe I'll have to drag my largely retired self off the couch stop on by TLR's forums sometime so you can get to know FTW a bit more.
  2. As a recent addition to the whole "parent" thing, I can't imagine how difficult this situation is for the family, and I pray for their daughter's safe return.
  3. Congratulations, Fark. For too long, you've let those evil 40k NS nations keep you down and oppress your peoples. Surely, sanctioning someone with no trades or other ties to Aqua will turn the tide of this great war in your favor. Your strategy and wit is to be commended. Bravo. *golfclaps*
  4. Neither alliance is one I'd want to be in the crosshairs of, simply because both tend to be very well coordinated and very deadly (although I'd say that traditionally NEW tends to be a bit more coordinated largely due to the timezone synchronicity among their memberbase). While NoR's standing navy is much larger, an alliance militarizing for combat doesn't need very long to pack on a lot of extra naval ships when needed. As far as who would win/lose, I'd put this one as a draw. Neither alliance could hope to "win" as they'd both likely grind each other to a fine powder before one relented, and both are so close in terms of firepower. NEW gets an edge though as they annoy New Frontier.
  5. Don't use record players or reel-to-reels at all, but I did just start work on restoring an old HF radio receiver from 1946.
  6. Yeah, upgrading can be a pain. My fiance and I just finished smashing together parts from my 11 year old desktop and her 7 year old desktop together and picked up a few parts to make the resulting box as upgraded as it can go. Took a few weeks to get everything to play well together, though.
  7. I am fortunate enough to live in an area that doesn't see much for earthquakes (in the middle of the continental US), but even we have gotten some before, albeit not very severe. We had a ~4.0 quake about a month ago. What we do get is tornados, and this year has been really bad for them.
  8. Sounds to me like Jaier is just another internet weasel who needs his head examined and a boot up his backside (in that order, since part of the head examination requires removing it from inside the second area to clear room for the boot).
  9. Ladies and Gentleman, we give you Zog: CN's Favorite Stunt Double. Best of luck getting all that sorted out.
  10. well they aren't necessarily married.I don't know what the law is like in California. Up here in Ontario, if a couple lives together for a year or more, they are considered to be common-law. All this really means is that they can take advantage of whatever tax goodies exist for married couples. (Trust me, there aren't many.) Less than a year is acceptable if there's a child involved. So under Canadian law, they could be treated as a married couple for the purposes of spousal/child support and so on, provided one filed the appropriate paperwork in court. Most states in the US I believe have 3-5 years for common-law to kick in.
  11. I just about died laughing with this. Good job.
  12. Just saw on the boards your birthday is today, so I figured I'd pop on in and give you the normal Happy Birthday wishes. Hope it went well for ya.

  13. Raid targets that fight back are rogues? Sounds to me like a few people need to get bludgeoned with dictionaries, as that makes no sense whatsoever, in my opinion.
  14. Truly a hideous choice of evils, and I do not envy MK for having to make that decision.
  15. I seem to recall an old alliance or two doing that (I think it may have been ICP or one of the other Leftist groups, but I don't remember exactly).
  16. What was up there in the web was a combination of what wiki entries at the time said as well as updates people had posted in the thread at the time (found the old thread on the old CN boards).
  17. According to the data that was given at the time for that web to be made, you did. If I had to guess, I'd say that it was probably a carry over from the merger of DLP/CNC grouping and the blue alliance they merged with to form GOD.
  18. So a couple weeks ago I accidentally remembered my login information for my old photobucket account, did some looking and found this. I figured I'd share it just for the humor aspect as well as for the historical note. I present to you... the PIAT web I used to maintain back in 2007. Observe the beautiful simplicity, the treaty spamming of RIA, and the fact that probably well over half of the alliances represented are long dead.
  19. Why would anyone admit to drinking that stuff in the first place?
  20. Lord Boris

    A Simple Thank You

    You're welcome, Mia. And that said, you're a good person and friend, Mia.
  21. This post and the ensuing debate has been a very interesting read, and I feel that both sides have valid points. There are cases in which non-chaining treaties do certainly have a use, at least as far as politically and for self-preservation, but I do feel that the large number of MDP/MDoAP treaties are signed these days simply to create an inflated sense of strength, rather than actually signifying legitimately strong bonds and actual action in the event of trouble. My own opinion on treaties is that there needs to be less of them in general. I personally support the idea of having very few treaties, and only have them at a level that legitimately matches the level of trust, respect, and friendship that exists. If you are friends, but not always sure about their judgment, other commitments, etc, then sign an ODP, PIAT, or similar level treaty. If you are willing to trust their judgment as far as who else they sign with and other factors, then sign the MDoAP and be ready to go go guns blazing if something comes up. As far as the whole chaining/non-chaining goes, it really does depend on the people involved. I remember some months back (when I was still in Krynn) I was talking to a good friend who mentioned that one of their allies wanted to re-work their treaty to explicitly have a non-chaining clause in it. In that instance, I told my friend to just dump the treaty entirely as I saw it as pretty clear indication that the other alliance in question would most likely not be there when needed the next time around. I sooo called it.
  22. I blame Deebo for this fondness of violence. Why Deebo? Why not.
  23. Just as a note on the second web, Invicta is a Red alliance.
  24. Wow, AirMe.... I would not want your luck.
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