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reply Brian G. <Brian_member pathlink.com> writes:
I first started playing Empire on the Vax in college circa 1981 and spent many a
long night on it when I should have been sleeping or doing homework. I
downloaded v2.01 for XP a few weeks ago and have really been enjoying it.
However, I do miss the computer asking me "Are you sure you want to ..." when I
accidentally run a ship aground or march an army into the sea. Why were these
idiotproofing features removed? My poor armies really need to learn to swim!

Brian G.
Jul 07 2004
parent reply "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"Brian G." <Brian_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Why were these idiotproofing features removed?

Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>
Jul 08 2004
next sibling parent Brian G. <Brian_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <cckc0g$2r9a$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
"Brian G." <Brian_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Why were these idiotproofing features removed?

Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

My poor armies will just have to put up with my hasty moves.
Jul 08 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent Brian G. <Brian_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <cckc0g$2r9a$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
"Brian G." <Brian_member pathlink.com> wrote in message
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 Why were these idiotproofing features removed?

Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

My poor armies will just have to suffer with my hasty moves.
Jul 08 2004
prev sibling parent reply "Kar G Lim" <klim machealth.com.au> writes:
"Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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 Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

We do/did have a few in this world.... Plus a couple of leaders that went to war recently.... Bah, just leave it at that...
Jul 11 2004
next sibling parent Radoslaw Zarwalski <Radoslaw_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <cct7rn$eaq$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Kar G Lim says...
"Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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 Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

We do/did have a few in this world.... Plus a couple of leaders that went to war recently.... Bah, just leave it at that...

opponents on your PC than to kill a real human. There is something called "consequences" which is often forgotten by the "emperors".
Jul 12 2004
prev sibling parent reply David Medlock <amedlock nospam.org> writes:
Kar G Lim wrote:
 "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

We do/did have a few in this world.... Plus a couple of leaders that went to war recently.... Bah, just leave it at that...

Blair. No alternatives are ever given either. The most idiotic thing a leader can do in crisis IS nothing. I won't get into a long discussion on this, but anyone who says we weren't justified just doesn't have a grasp on the facts of the matter. Barring the fact Saddam killed over a million and people protest removing him....
Jul 12 2004
next sibling parent Ben Hinkle <bhinkle4 juno.com> writes:
David Medlock wrote:

 Kar G Lim wrote:
 "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> wrote in message
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Would you want an idiot as Emperor? <grin>

We do/did have a few in this world.... Plus a couple of leaders that went to war recently.... Bah, just leave it at that...

Blair. No alternatives are ever given either. The most idiotic thing a leader can do in crisis IS nothing. I won't get into a long discussion on this, but anyone who says we weren't justified just doesn't have a grasp on the facts of the matter. Barring the fact Saddam killed over a million and people protest removing him....

On the topic of Bush I saw Fahrenheit 9/11 yesterday and I was very moved by it. I was expecting lots of Bush bashing but the interviews and footage about Iraq were extremely powerful and intense. What the ordinary soldiers say is just chilling. I recommend it to anyone who hasn't seen it yet.
Jul 12 2004
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Stephen Waits <steve waits.net> writes:
David Medlock wrote:
 
 I won't get into a long discussion on this, but anyone who says we 
 weren't justified just doesn't have a grasp on the facts of the matter.

Well, just the act of posting this will incite a long COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION. Drop it or be known as a troll. --Steve
Jul 13 2004
parent "Ben Hinkle" <bhinkle mathworks.com> writes:
"Stephen Waits" <steve waits.net> wrote in message
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 David Medlock wrote:
 I won't get into a long discussion on this, but anyone who says we
 weren't justified just doesn't have a grasp on the facts of the matter.

Well, just the act of posting this will incite a long COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC DISCUSSION. Drop it or be known as a troll. --Steve

ohhh - this newsgroup only gets a trickle of postings anway. What we need is a nice "d.advocacy" group consisting almost entirely of off-topic flamewars. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (as JTK would say). just kidding.
Jul 13 2004
prev sibling parent Ilya Minkov <minkov cs.tum.edu> writes:
David Medlock wrote:
 Its easy to sit in security from afar and pass judgement on Bush and 
 Blair.  No alternatives are ever given either.  The most idiotic thing a 
 leader can do in crisis IS nothing.

What crisis exactly do you mean? One can interpret many things in the word "crisis". I don't want to fire up a flamewar, i just wonder what way you think. And i'm not saying anything was idiotic. It was just damn bad, selfish, dangerous. The actions taken will have consequences. Not only the invasion in Iraq, there's a lot of other things.
 I won't get into a long discussion on this, but anyone who says we 
 weren't justified just doesn't have a grasp on the facts of the matter.

And you? I only see Goebbels speaking.
 Barring the fact Saddam killed over a million and people protest 
 removing him....

Ten times this many iraqi people were killed by UN sanctions, driving the country into poverty. And just look at the neighboring countries and at the situation establishing now. Of course you're unaware of what kind of leadership, say, Saudi Arabia has. And we have to expect that either something alike establishes itself in Iraq, or they'll have a permanent civil war there. I'm sorry beforehand for stirring it up. I suggest not to lead a strong discussion. Let the time be our judge. -eye
Jul 22 2004