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  • As in rhinestone, which is sorta like "Diamond"?!

    • Duh, thanks, fixed. Interesting mental slip, Diamond -> Rhine... there used to be someone called 'Jared Rhine' who frequented Perl mailing lists.
  • I am obliged to put in a plug for Freeciv [] here.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • Yes, I know of Freeciv. If they copied the gameplay, they copied the crap, sorry :-) Yes, it's "free", so I can modify the gameplay? Sorry, I want to play, not to code. The idea was to relax, I could code all day at work and at home If I wanted...
  • For something that was written as a popular science book, I was remarkably affected by GG&S. The author's arguments are well made and have provided me much ammunition in my fights against the one or two racist bigots I sometimes run into. Well worth being on every bookshelf.

  • Hourly updates at conquer is what you called hard-core? When I was working for my university, we'd mark the end of the semester by having a day-long (that's all it took to reach nuclear capability and win) game of Lightning Empire.

    30. Second. Updates.




    • Okay, you win :-)

      To my defense, the hourly conquer was played *during* the term-- you did your move, went away for a lecture/class/lunch, and came back an hour later to see the lizardmen swarming over your borders... some of the guys later moved on to Empire, I don't know what update frequency they had but I do know that they spent nights and weekends in the lab... by that time I think I was hooked by Nethack and Moria.

      In case MUDs are/were your opiate of choice: couple of the Empire-playing guys went l