These are chat archives for LaunchAcademy/diplomats

14th
Jan 2015
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 03:09 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
Sorry for the mistake everyone!
Joe Sutton
@hungryed
Jan 14 2015 03:39 UTC
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 UTC
good question
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 12:58 UTC
JOIN <your_country>@diplomacademy <your_insecure_password> LAUNCHACADEMY
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 13:53 UTC
Wait what? What about an insecure password?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 14:54 UTC
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 UTC
plain text password storage is the future
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 14:57 UTC
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 UTC
Fudge.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 15:12 UTC
!!
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 15:12 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
I am a big believer that not all problems are technological in nature.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:02 UTC
I'm signing up now h/o
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:08 UTC
I'm in!
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:09 UTC
Woo
Joe Sutton
@hungryed
Jan 14 2015 16:09 UTC
got around the mainframe?
now you can see all the plain text passwords
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 16:09 UTC
Looks like we are back to waiting on Britain lol
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:09 UTC
yes dan carter's password is IAMASPY
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 16:12 UTC
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 UTC
if you just copied what I posted, it is probably just launchacademy
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:13 UTC
why am I white and private?
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 16:14 UTC
Oh I see.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 16:14 UTC
jk
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:19 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
daveeeeeeee
@davidsports
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:21 UTC
Okay. This makes me feel slightly better. I thought I was left out :(
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:22 UTC
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 UTC
Sorry :(
This is what the map the site generates looks like
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:23 UTC
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 UTC
haha
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 16:23 UTC
Bless their hearts, they try
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 16:24 UTC
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 UTC
@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 UTC
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 UTC
But at the same time, I'm getting @lorrocha to help me fight @hungryed
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 18:27 UTC
That will leave you wide open for my attack on you @zhumo !
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 18:28 UTC
damn it
not unless I use my flying crane tiger move
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 18:40 UTC
I am :<
I am feeling so left out
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:07 UTC
OH IS IT ON?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:08 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
oh
I thought it was due tonight
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:14 UTC
It said the wrong date last time, too, but Dan fixed it. @dancarter?
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:15 UTC
he's away from his comp right now I think
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 21:16 UTC
A CITY -> CITY ?
Or F CITY -> CITY ?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:16 UTC
A for army, F for fleet.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:35 UTC
Nah, brah, the deadline is next week
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:35 UTC
Boo.
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:35 UTC
:: 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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
I think our plan was to have a deadline on Wednesday and Sunday
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:36 UTC
Or Sunday, rather
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:36 UTC
maybe for the first one we could push it back to thursday?
Lorrayne Rocha
@lorrocha
Jan 14 2015 21:36 UTC
as I'm dumb
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:36 UTC
but I think we should stick with Wednesday and Sunday
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:47 UTC
Do we really need that much more time to decide? I feel pretty set.
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:48 UTC
I don't.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 21:48 UTC
you don't as in you need more time?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 21:49 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED. :cake: :icecream: :tada:
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:03 UTC
MONACO IS GOING DOOOWWWWNNNNN
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 22:04 UTC
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 UTC
A+ plan
WOO ORDERS SUBMITTED GAME IS ON
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:14 UTC
And, uh. People should change their game passwords to something other than launchacademy.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:14 UTC
shut up eben!
shhhhhh
Daniel Carter
@dancarter
Jan 14 2015 22:14 UTC
lol
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:15 UTC
SIGNON <your_country>@diplomacademy launchacademy LAUNCHACADEMY
  SET PASSWORD <your_new_insecure_password>
SIGNOFF
David Williams
@crmassociates
Jan 14 2015 22:15 UTC
spies
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:15 UTC
Just send that as an email to dpjudge@floc.net.
Parinda Darden
@pdarden
Jan 14 2015 22:15 UTC
subject?
Eben Lowe
@enthusiastick
Jan 14 2015 22:16 UTC
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 UTC
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 UTC
Seriously their email robot is surprisingly smart, provided you speak it's idiotic syntax.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:18 UTC
Ja
DQL
Diplomacy Query Language
David Williams
@crmassociates
Jan 14 2015 22:21 UTC
is it non relational?
I prefer that.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:21 UTC
it's a combination of both
David Williams
@crmassociates
Jan 14 2015 22:21 UTC
so good
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:21 UTC
that's the optimal
David Williams
@crmassociates
Jan 14 2015 22:22 UTC
I just snort laughed, thanks
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:22 UTC
in my year(s) as a developer, I've found that to be best.
Mo Zhu
@zhumo
Jan 14 2015 22:28 UTC
btw @hungryed it is Eastern Time, sorry :(