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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    I saw one of those this morning. Post-combat...

    I saw one of those this morning. Post-combat footage. Ukrainian graves team, post-battle. Lots of corpses laying in the wood, probably Russian, since no blue or yellow armbands to be seen. They were...
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    Ukraine

    Just as an aside, in the bit of the 1958 Commentary [on Geneva III] that I quoted earlier, this paragraph makes Terence's to the underlying rationale for the restrictions on internment being "an...
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    Russian civilian refugees fleeing Russia or conscription to Ukraine are "Protected Persons" under Geneva IV, Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12...
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    Are there really people who don't know the...

    Are there really people who don't know the difference between a trawl and troll?

    Troll gear:

    https://www.fao.org/fishery/services/storage/fs/fishery/images/geartype/235_09.5_img1.jpg

    Trawl...
  5. Thread: Omfg

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    Omfg

    I find it difficult to believe that people don't hear the train coming, even wearing earbuds. How loud do they have their tunes cranked up?

    Those train air horns are loud. Post-2006 built...
  6. Thread: Omfg

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    I didn't notice that. Is that where the...

    I didn't notice that.

    Is that where the shooter rotates their wrist so the vertical plane of the pistol is somewhere between 9 and 10 o'clock, or 2 and 3 o'clock.?

    That, I think, comes from...
  7. Thread: Omfg

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    Except, if you've ever walked along a railroad...

    Except, if you've ever walked along a railroad track, the ties are spaced exactly wrong for any normal, adult human stride.

    Walking on railroad tracks is almost painful.
  8. Thread: Ukraine

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    I saw this. Apparently the Russian Ministry of...

    I saw this. Apparently the Russian Ministry of Defence has never heard of a product called Cosmoline.

    https://www.cosmolinedirect.com/cosmoline-hot-melt-360/
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  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Perhaps you should consider Vietnam as an...

    Perhaps you should consider Vietnam as an anomoly. I'm sorry that you were mired in it.



    We have quoted Putin's own words to you, at length, where he all but comes out and says, "Ukraine is...
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    I am very familiar with it. I have always...

    I am very familiar with it.



    I have always maintained that if dessert is a sufficiently large portion of your diet that it poses health risks,
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    Re: Kicking in doors on tv or in movies

    Our door swings out. A little harder to kick in (but not why we did that).
  12. Thread: Omfg

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    Re: Omfg

    Apparently, there was a report of some sort of road rage incident.

    They had rifles aimed at her.




    It's OK, with a name like Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, she's almost certainly got brown skin.
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  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Here's a rather long report from Human Rights Watch on the deportation of Ukrainian civilians to Russia:
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  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Couple of things:



    Putin's lapdog puppet in Chechnya seems to have exempted Chechnya from Putin's draft:...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    As far as news from Russia goes, these two sites are pretty decent:

    - Meduza (https://meduza.io/en) — It's a Russian- and English-language news site, headquartered in Riga, Latvia. Founded in 2014...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    Courtesy of Canada's The National Post, Putin's televised comments following his visit, on the 350th anniversary of Peter the Great's birth, to a multimedia exhibition about Peter the Great:
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  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Here's Putin's own writing, from July 2021, On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainians:

    http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/66181

    TL;DR — from this analysis from the Carnegie...
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    Outside of a sore arm for a couple of days, I've...

    Outside of a sore arm for a couple of days, I've had zero after-effects from this this latest booster (Moderna bivalent booster). That's quite a contrast to all the previous COVID shots, each of...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Glossing over the fact that at least a part of...

    Glossing over the fact that at least a part of Russia is in Europe, if a Soviet/Russian invasion of Europe were to occur . . .

    The Fulda Gap was (and is) the likely place for it, and especially...
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    Not confused. That delta in distance is also...

    Not confused.

    That delta in distance is also why speed skaters switch lanes during a heat.
  21. Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    Pan has to be made of or contain magnetic material in its base: if a magnet won't stick to it the bottom of the pan, the pan won't heat. So cast iron, carbon steel, or pans marked on the bottom as...
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    But . . . logistics! Russia is seemingly...

    But . . . logistics!

    Russia is seemingly having a hard time keeping the 100k-150k men that they've currently got in the field in supply. Increasing the number by a factor of 3x to 9x isn't going...
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ukraine

    Heather Cox Richardson says that Putin's mobilization is for 1,000,000 men rather than the state 300,000.

    https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/september-22-2022



    This is a Vnukov...
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    Annoying truths

    Circumference of a circular is

    C = 2𝛑R

    where R is some unit of length (doesn't matter what unit of length).

    The proof is in the formula for circumference of a circle: increase R by 1 unit...
  25. SWMBO and the sprogs swear that I make the best...

    SWMBO and the sprogs swear that I make the best scrambled eggs. Not sure I believe them, but...

    Heat. Getting the heat right is the key.

    Also, the size of the pan needs to match the quantity of...
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    Re: Russia is a dangerous place

    You got that right. Lots of oligarchs and prominent Russians checking out recently:



    15 September. Dies from "stroke" after "suffocating" whilst on a business trip:...
  27. Re: Cooking Wisdom Sought (induction range)

    Perfect sunny-side up eggs for lunch, off our induction range. "Basted", just the way I like them — cooked in butter over low heat, with a little bit of boiling water added to the pan, and covered...
  28. Thread: Ukraine

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    Interesting. As of today, my Facebook feed is infested by posts from what appear to be Russian 'bots, trumpeting about superior Russian air power and the USA being scared of Russia.

    Vadim 68 must...
  29. Thread: Ukraine

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    One of the larger problems with Russia is that...

    One of the larger problems with Russia is that she never really had a Renaissance or an Enlightenment. In very many ways, Russia, to this day, is a rather medieval culture.

    One of the things the...
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    There have been a few judges caught taking...

    There have been a few judges caught taking kickbacks fro delivery of .... ah ... merchandise to private prisons.
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  31. But don't do that to a non-stick pan :D ...

    But don't do that to a non-stick pan :D

    Another thing is to not use vegetable oils on non-stick pans. They eventually polymerize from the heat and turn into gummy varnish that bonds with the...
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    More people in prison as a percentage of the...

    More people in prison as a percentage of the population than any other country, by a significant amount. The USA has an incarceration rate of 639 per 100,000. The next closest country is El Salvador...
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    What Is Wrong With These People?

    Excellent essay in The Atlantic Monthly by family friend Peter Sagal, host of NPR's Wait, Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!.

    https://apple.news/A_iRMYRFZQvyLK-PCP9Ytlw

    Killed for Walking a Dog
    The...
  34. Problem fixed. Not solved, but fixed. ...

    Problem fixed. Not solved, but fixed.

    Disconnected everything and disconnected everything from AC power. Let it all sit for 12 hours or so to reflect on it's misbehavior. Replaced the batteries in...
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    That is pleasing to me. Even in gerrymandered...

    That is pleasing to me.

    Even in gerrymandered districts, it doesn't take a huge change in voter turnout or voting patterns to make a huge change in electoral results.

    The GOP dogs may have...
  36. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    This is interesting — why would the transponders have been turned off?

    119797
  37. I disconnected it completely last night from AC...

    I disconnected it completely last night from AC power and everything it's connected too. A little after noon, I was messaging (Sony support lets you talk to an agent via SMS messaging. You have a...
  38. Uninvited Houseguests: Gremlins In the Electronics

    Pretty sure I can fix it by going up to Video Only and dropping a bunch of coin on a big new Samsung or Sony 8k HDR TV.

    As soon as I do that, the current Sony will be perfectly fine :D
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    Hot water canners are much larger than your...

    Hot water canners are much larger than your average home stock pot — 5+ gallons/20+ quarts.



    Razor blade scraper, followed by Ceramabryte.

    I'll often hit with Formula 409 first to get...
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    That makes me feel much better about our...

    That makes me feel much better about our summertime ant infestation :D
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    Never managed to break one of those, but there's...

    Never managed to break one of those, but there's a first time for everything (knock on wood)



    Most glass too ranges specifically say that they shouldn't be used for canning as the weight of the...
  42. Uninvited Houseguests: Gremlins In the Electronics

    A family of gremlins seems to have taken up residence in our TV setup. Sometime yesterday afternoon, our TV suddenly and magickally start turning up its own volume.
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  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Part II

    How 'shock therapy' created Russian oligarchs and paved the path for Putin

    March 22, 20226:30 AM ET
    Greg Rosalsky
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  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    The West screwed up big-time following the implosion of the Soviet Union.

    There was a lot of pressure put on Russia and the ex-SSRs — by the IMF, the G7 and others — to unload all the state-owned...
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    Re: Close hauled!

    The caption for the YouTube video makes it sound as if the mizzen has been struck:

    "[i]View from the Helm close hauled. 8-9 SOG, 25-30 kn Wind speed. Close reefed topsails over main and...
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    Re: Sovereign Citizens

    Seemed to me that the cops were remarkably reasonable and measured in their response.

    I might have smashed the window and maced him, though, before setting the dog on him.
  47. Re: The Golden Globe 2020: Sailing Like it's 1968

    I suppose this counts, maybe not as a port call, but certainly a "stop".
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    No. You might want to read your history there. ...

    No. You might want to read your history there.

    Cuba allowed Russia/Soviet Union to place nuclear missiles on Cuban territory, operated and under the control of the Russian military. Cuba wasn't in...
  49. Thread: Ukraine

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    The design lifespan of the M777 gun tube is 2,650...

    The design lifespan of the M777 gun tube is 2,650 rounds, so yes.

    Willing to bet we're sending them spare gun tubes. And training up Ukie mechanics.
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    Why do I think that the set intersection of...

    Why do I think that the set intersection of MAGA-heads and "sovereign citizens" is large?
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