It may be that Russian influence is causing problems in Crimea, but you should also know that that portion of the country is hugely ethnic Russian, and strongly in favor of Russian rule.
This is kind-of-almost true, but the majority of the Crimean residents do not support it (yet). At least according to the following study.
In Ukraine, as well as in Russia majority of respondents wants both countries to be independent, but friendly - with open borders, without visas and customs houses (in Ukraine – 68%, in Russia – 59%). In Ukraine with numbers have decreased since November, 2013 by 5%, in Russia – increased by 4%. Integration with Russia into a single state is supported by 12% of respondents in Ukraine, and during recent years this number has decreased from 20% to 9%, but after Maidan – increased by 3%. The main part of supporters of this idea of unification with Russia is in the East (26%) and South (19%), while the smallest part is in the Center (5%) and West (1%) of Ukraine. By regions majority of integration with Russia in one state is in Crimea (41%), Donetsk district (33%), Lugansk district (24%), Odessa district (24%), Zaporizhzhya (17%) and Kharkiv (15%) districts, but even there support to the current status of relations with Russia - as two independent and friendly states – prevails.
Among Russians the desire to have Ukraine and Russia as two independent and friendly states (with open borders, without visas and customs houses) prevails as well as among Ukrainians (68% and 63% respectively). Integration into one state is supported by 9% of Ukrainians and 32% of Russians. There is direct dependence between desire to unite with Russia into a single state and age of respondents: among youth up to 30 years old 5% want this unification to be realized, among people of 30-54 years old – 11% support that, and among people older than 55 years – 17%.
It is obvious, that among supporters of joining the Custom Union, there is more people supporting unification with Russia (26,5%), than among those, oriented on joining the EU (1%). However, even among supporters of entering the Custom Union majority wants to preserve the status-quo in relations with Russia (69%). Among people, having negative attitude towards Maidan, only 21% wants to unite with Russia into a single state. Among supporters of political parties the highest percentage of people, who wants join Ukraine to join Russia, is among communists’ electorate (35,5%), but even in this case majority consider that Ukraine and Russia should be friendly independent states (63%). Among Party of Regions voters 28% support unification with Russia.
In Russia 16% of population support unification with Ukraine into one state.
People who'll call you a fucking idiot People who'll call you a pusillanimous carbuncle with the intellectual capacity of a particularly forlorn used condom People who won't really tell you whether you've fucked up or not, but will often go away thinking you've failed, and acting upon it, without giving you the chance to learn from your mistake or even show you you made one, all under the guise of "politeness" or "professionalism"
Well, these three options are too limited. Another group would be people, who can *strongly* but politely get the point through without looking like a socially handicapped imbecile. And another group of people do not point out any flaws, but smack you in the face, give you a wedgie and rip your head off with a chainsaw without even telling you the reason.
A contest that is limited to only C/C++ and Java is a disgrace to humanity. No skillful CS student would go to such a thing. This is completely ridiculous. Either pen and paper, or allow languages that are not among the very worst languages of the planet.
These contests are writing about highly efficient programs performance and memory-wise and C/C++ are very adequate for such algorithm competitions. Any inefficient step performance or memory wise will be punished by failing tests and losing points. C/C++ has been one of the classical programming languages always used in algorithm contests. And what the fuck do you mean by "worst languages on the planet". You do not implement performance critical algorithms and data structures in Python or Ruby, this the correct job for C/C++ programming languages.
The court ruled that the growth hormone test itself was valid, but the decision limits were computed from only a sample of less than 50 measurements, which was not sufficient to provide confidence level of 99.99% as claimed by WADA.
Secondly, but not noted by the court, was that the number of true positive samples in the study were practically unknown and prior to study the examples having "extreme" values were removed as outliers, which is normal, but not knowing wether they were actual negatives or positives can drastically skew the distribution as WADA had problems finding appropriate parametrized distributions that would describe the data properly. As a result, their verification study of the test was carried out using a different distribution, which noted by the court, did not confirm anything about the initial study.
The results of the case are also important to Finnish skiier Juha Lallukka, who has been test positive by WADA on same grounds as Veerpalu. Other notable organizations such as National Football League Players Association (NFPLA) have also argued that the test is not scientifically valid.
I think it is a perfect example, how statistics are misused in practice. I hope this is an important lesson to WADA as the seriousness of their accusations destroyed the career and reputation of Veerpalu and possibly several others."
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