These are chat archives for LaunchAcademy/diplomats

14th
Jan 2015
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 03:09
Note: The email that just went out said orders are due the 21st, but I changed it to tomorrow
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 03:12
Time to figure out how to submit orders! The web interface is only marginally more slick than the email one for that. But it does auto-visualize, at least.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 03:14
Yeah, it could be better, but we’ll probably be used to it after a couple years
Hmm, I swear I posted a message about there being a map but it has vanished from my gitter
hmm
ok, so apparently England took too long to join and some random dude got assigned to our game lmao
I think I will have to remake the game, I just noticed apparently putting a password on the game doesn’t make it private
you have to put a password then mark it private and add a second password
or something?
lol
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 03:23
everyone needs to join the new game by sending a new email to dpjudge@floc.net
subject: diplomacademy
body:
JOIN <yourcountry>@diplomacademy launchacademy LAUNCHACADEMY
SIGNOFF
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 03:33
Sorry for the mistake everyone!
Joe Sutton
@hungryed
Jan 14 2015 03:39
friggin brits
Which of those is, like, our password that we use for our country that we should set to something else?
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 12:18
good question
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 12:58
JOIN <your_country>@diplomacademy <your_insecure_password> LAUNCHACADEMY
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 13:53
Wait what? What about an insecure password?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 14:54
The password you use to sign up for the game (which is separate from your account level password, because of course it is, why the eff not) is submitted via plaintext.
Ery'thing up in this piece is plaintext, basically.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 14:55
plain text password storage is the future
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 14:57
Honestly, the future is so much scarier than that. (E.g. http://www.planetbiometrics.com/article-details/i/2545/ )
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 15:12
Fudge.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 15:12
!!
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 15:12
BTW that specific thing I am so confused by. Like, why do I want a password management solution that can be defeated by a high-resolution color printer?
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 15:13
because face recognition is so cool and new and you can brag to your friends about it
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 15:14
Right, but like. If someone wants to get into my sweet iPad I got for Christmas, they either need a 4-digit code or to cut off my thumb.
If someone wants to get into this facial recognition thingie, they either need to cut off my face or, y'know, print themselves a copy of any number of freely-available photos of it.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 15:15
I am a big believer that not all problems are technological in nature.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:02
I'm signing up now h/o
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:08
I'm in!
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:09
Woo
Joe Sutton
@hungryed
Jan 14 2015 16:09
got around the mainframe?
now you can see all the plain text passwords
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:09
Looks like we are back to waiting on Britain lol
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:09
yes dan carter's password is IAMASPY
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 16:12
wtf. I'm confused about the password thing. I can't signin as france because I didn't provide an insecure password when I joined the game?
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:12
if you just copied what I posted, it is probably just launchacademy
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:13
why am I white and private?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 16:14
Oh I see.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:14
jk
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:19
Wait, I'm hella confused. How do I get to the interface with the map
why is this terrible
and why are we using it
because it's terrible
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:20
The map interface only flips on when all the players have signed up.
And then it's actually not all that terrible.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:20
daveeeeeeee
@davidsports
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:21
Okay. This makes me feel slightly better. I thought I was left out :(
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:22
It was on for a little while yesterday when our seventh player got assigned to some random dude; then Dan canceled the original game and we were back to no maps.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:22
Sorry :(
This is what the map the site generates looks like
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:23
LOL it's not your fault everything about this is super-obscure because it was designed by people who have been playing this game by snail-mail since the 70s.
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:23
haha
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:23
Bless their hearts, they try
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:24
They do alright. Before the game got canceled I played around some with submitting some orders by text.
And let me tell you, their robot is pretty smart.
It'll figure out what you mean, and if it can't, it'll tell you what you fucked up.
I direct your attention again to the ?s at this link: http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?page=Format
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 18:22
@davidsports where are you?
I need you to help me fight @lorrocha
who i've heard is teaming up with @enthusiastick
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 18:23
LOL she's literally the only person I haven't pinged to discuss strategy yet. Sorry, @lorrocha are you feeling left out?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 18:26
But at the same time, I'm getting @lorrocha to help me fight @hungryed
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 18:27
That will leave you wide open for my attack on you @zhumo !
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 18:28
damn it
not unless I use my flying crane tiger move
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 18:40
I am :<
I am feeling so left out
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:07
OH IS IT ON?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:08
oh it's on gurrrl
People in the main feed are like... hey where are all those trolls that spam gitter?
Hey guys, FYI, note that the due time for your orders is 11:40pm not 11:59 as I previously said
Is there documentation about how the orders are supposed to be formatted?
I can't find it
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:13
You troll. For the umpteenth time: http://www.floc.net/dpjudge/?page=Format
Also are orders due tonight? The email said the 21st, which is a week from now.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:14
oh
I thought it was due tonight
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:14
It said the wrong date last time, too, but Dan fixed it. @dancarter?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:15
he's away from his comp right now I think
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 21:16
A CITY -> CITY ?
Or F CITY -> CITY ?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:16
A for army, F for fleet.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:35
Nah, brah, the deadline is next week
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:35
Boo.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:35
:: Judge: USDP Game: diplomacademy Variant: standard :: Deadline: S1901M Wed 21 Jan 2015 23:40 GMT :: URL: http://www.floc.net/dpjudge?game=diplomacademy
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:36
The master (@dancarter) can change that, @lorrocha. And I vote for a deadline no later than this weekend!
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:36
Yeah, I'm down for the deadline being this sat. I am so ready for this
And by that I mean I'm probably not
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:36
I think our plan was to have a deadline on Wednesday and Sunday
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:36
Or Sunday, rather
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:36
maybe for the first one we could push it back to thursday?
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:36
as I'm dumb
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:36
but I think we should stick with Wednesday and Sunday
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:47
Do we really need that much more time to decide? I feel pretty set.
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:48
I don't.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:48
you don't as in you need more time?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:49
I do not require more time, and could meet the deadline if it was 7 hours from now. I know what I'm doing and have in fact already submitted my orders.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:49
I have as well
Is anyone not ok with submitting orders by tonight?
dont' worry if not
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 21:58
I was planning on changing the deadline to tonight, would anyone have a problem with this?
hope no one had a problem because the deadline is now tonight at 11:59
And for our non-east coast friends
that is 11:59 eastern
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:02
LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED. :cake: :icecream: :tada:
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:03
MONACO IS GOING DOOOWWWWNNNNN
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 22:04
I am heading straight for the Americas, screw getting killed in Europe
Gonna have a party with the Americans
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 22:11
A+ plan
WOO ORDERS SUBMITTED GAME IS ON
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:14
And, uh. People should change their game passwords to something other than launchacademy.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:14
shut up eben!
shhhhhh
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 22:14
lol
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:15
SIGNON <your_country>@diplomacademy launchacademy LAUNCHACADEMY
  SET PASSWORD <your_new_insecure_password>
SIGNOFF
David Williams
@davidsports
Jan 14 2015 22:15
spies
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:15
Just send that as an email to dpjudge@floc.net.
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 22:15
subject?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:16
And that will prevent @zhumo from logging in as you and checking out what your orders for the upcoming turn are.
I believe the subject line of the email is irrelevant.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:17
I'm going to try to log in as each of you guys with "<your_new_insecure_password>"
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:17
Seriously their email robot is surprisingly smart, provided you speak it's idiotic syntax.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:18
Ja
DQL
Diplomacy Query Language
David Williams
@davidsports
Jan 14 2015 22:21
is it non relational?
I prefer that.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:21
it's a combination of both
David Williams
@davidsports
Jan 14 2015 22:21
so good
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:21
that's the optimal
David Williams
@davidsports
Jan 14 2015 22:22
I just snort laughed, thanks
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:22
in my year(s) as a developer, I've found that to be best.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:28
btw @hungryed it is Eastern Time, sorry :(