Crimea's only freshwater source is the Dnieper River in Ukraine via the North Crimea Canal. The peninsula is not connected to mainland Russia in any way, only to Ukraine via the Isthmus of Perekop, a 5 to 7 km wide strip of land. Without the canal, there is no water on the peninsula if you discount bottled Evian. Desalination is too costly and only possible in coastal cities. Therefore, in order to secure water supply to the newly re-grabbed piece of land, Russia needs to secure the canal and the Kakhovka Reservoir in mainland Ukraine, which means occupying, well, more land.
I was talking about the three democratic former SU countries that are in the EU.
Not just NSA. My money is on FSB as well. It seems that a similar tactic is being used in the neighbouring countries of Russia to sow distrust towards the state, the elected officials and the system of government as a whole. No hard data to back it up, obviously, but I am enough of a masochist to read online reader comments and one does not have to be paranoid to see an unsettling trend there.
The newer kernel does not convert the zpools automatically to the newer on-disk format.
Risking a whoosh: South - penguins, North - polar bears. The northern ice extent has been receding dramatically over the past decades. Economically, it can be a boon, what with the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage opening up, but the hapless animals will eventually have to suck it up and go extinct.
Over the past ten years, I've seen exactly one broken CFL bulb and that was because I had installed it in the corridor and the temperatures hit –29C for two weeks straight. My point was not that the CFLs accumulate in landfills, but that they contain so little of mercury that even if you chance to break one in your household every month, it will take many, many of such months before the mercury contamination hits any significant levels, provided your home has no windows and you never ventilate it. As for the instructions – major overkill. Probably understandable considering the trigger happy suing culture of the US (I've come to conclude that based on second hand evidence, never been over the pond myself, or subject to a lawsuit there), but still.
There is 100 times less mercury in a CFL bulb than in an old-school termometer – 4 to 5 milligrams compared to 500 milligrams. It is about the size of the ball in a ball point pen. The mercury in that old-school thermometer poses no health risk if broken, there's too little of it. You'd need to purposely break many, many boxes of CFLs in a closed space for the mercury to even register.
Arr-VEE-dus You-SKAY-vee-chews. Not that difficult to repeat five times in a row even after a 10% Belgian quadrupel. What's the prize?
That pretty much depends on the size of your trash can, ha. Yours seems minuscule. And how large a percentage of said trash is packaging? You know, other plastic bags, plastic boxes, the plastic that they use to laminate the supermarket presliced ham etc? I began sorting it some years ago and I realised that about nine tenths of my trash was plastic packaging. Bags made of cloth for me from that point on.
OK, I'll bite. Not that I am necessarily big on collectivism and socialism, but there is nothing really inherently centralised in either. The Norwegian fishermen go fishing as a collective and it is not centralised in any shape or form, just to give an example. If you are pointing at the Soviet Union style collectivisation, then yes, that involved centralisation to an inhuman degree, but that was caused by various historic and socioeconomic factors, such as ‘that's how we've always done things in Russia’, ‘damn, the kulaks won't appreciate our kolkhozes without a central authority forcing it down their throats’, and so forth. There have been numerous examples of small scale collectivism and perhaps even socialism. You can very well have a principle of subsidiarity in place, enabling you to run a micro-scale socialist system in your parish, for example.
Oh, the meta-irony and ‘whoosh!’.
Congrats! By using ‘overpriced’ and ‘fanboi’ (which you misspelled) in adjacent paragraphs, you have won the Mac Discussion Bullshit Bingo.
No, it's more along the lines of, ‘you're making money off those comments, so better hire a moderator to rein in the crackpots and the compulsive hatemongers’. The news portal is quite infamous in the three Baltic states and is considered yellowish or quite yellow, depending on whom you ask, and although they have time and again said that they consider their comments section as added value to the articles themselves, their actions (or rather inaction) have shown that they do not give a damn about what goes on there. It is not censorship if hateful comments are moderated. The country is ranked 11th in the world press freedom index of 2013 (http://en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2013,1054.html), so don't worry too much over it.
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I was young, drunk, wreckless and speeding.
So you were trying to get yourself a wreck, then?