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Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 186

by fnj (#47811705) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

If you think that MSNBC, FOX News and CNN agree on something and it's still not true, well, you better have a helluva citation yourself.

OK, they all agreed on the evidence of WMDs in 2003, and they all (as well as the administration and numerous other agencies) turned out to be wrong.

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 186

by fnj (#47811687) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

You got that right. Credible citations are bloody well needed. And satellite photos are useless as hard evidence. They don't show what nationality is manning the vehicles. For example, supporting rebels with hardware and training is emphatically NOT mounting an invasion.

"Secret burials" is an absurd assertion. Either nobody not involved knows about them, or they were not secret. Elementary logic. Sorry, but just asserting there were secret burials does not count as genuine evidence, let alone proof.

Comment: Re:Which Invasion? (Score 1) 186

by fnj (#47811599) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

Can you produce a link to the photo? Without even seeing it, I doubt all of what you call "tanks" were even tanks. Probably some or all of them were BMPs, armored cars, or something else. But that's just a wild ass guess; we can settle the facts if we see the photo.

A tank is a thickly armored tracked vehicle with a fully revolving turret mounting a large bore gun. Anything with a tiny looking gun, usually in a tiny turret, is something else.

T-72. A tank. Treads. Large turret. Big scary gun. Thick armor up to 28 cm. Takes suitable anti-tank weapons to knock out.

BMP-2. Not a tank. Treads. Tiny turret. Comparatively puny gun. Thin armor, 2.3-3.3 cm tops, . Can be knocked out easily.

German WW2 armored car shown in top photo. Runs on rubber tires but can have a gun as big as a contemporary tank. Not a real rotating turret. What looks like a turret is actually a fixed shield. There are certainly armored cars used by modern armies.

OK, Here is a current Russian model. Wikipedia's main picture is lousy. This is a good picture.

Comment: Re:Relates to safety and knowledge. News for Nerds (Score 1) 186

by fnj (#47811167) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

got locked up for "disobeying a police officer", which is a bit more ephemeral (and way too generalized)

In the US they call it "disorderly conduct" or - wait for it - "disobeying a police officer", and people are frequently taken into custody for it. 15 days lockup is fairly harsh, overnight would be more usual, but I doubt it would be difficult to find people locked up for that long in the US on equivalent charges.

Comment: Re:Only the forces necessary, then and now ... (Score 1) 241

by fnj (#47796975) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Your post is quite silly to put it gently. Russia has been rolling all those things into the Ukraine. What you naively fail to consider is that it is rolling them in numbers only necessary to reestablish control. None of the armed interventions in eastern europe during the soviet era were full scale invasions. They used only the forces they needed to. And so they do once again. Being far better equipped and organized means you can accomplish strategic goals with only 1,000.

But you are not willing to present a single shred of credible evidence of any Russian military formations rolling into Ukraine. You also suffer from an amusing mania in which you view Russian military prowess not just in due earned respect, but positive awe as some kind of superhumans. How you expect 1000 troops with no air support to have any significant effect against a nation of 50 million is just baffling. That is, if that nation were motivated. But we all know the Ukraine military is not motivated, not trained, not equipped, and not capable, don't we?

Comment: Re:How I know that Russian troops are not in Ukrai (Score 3, Insightful) 241

by fnj (#47796929) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Here's a tip, my Russian friend, blah blah remove the little telltale signs that your native language is Russian blah blah

Funny, grandparent did not show me any "telltale signs" at all, and I am pretty sensitive to awkward phraseology one finds in non native speakers. Not that being a non native speaker is in any way naughty or evil. His post is actually well composed, thoughtful, highly cogent (unlike yours), and makes excellent points.

Perhaps you would be good enough to elaborate on these "telltale signs". You can regard that as calling bullshit if you so wish.

It is parent who strikes me as being very partisan. That's not a bad thing per se, except when you believe you are accomplished anything by spouting blather and no meaningful debate.

Comment: Re:Rules of war (Score 2, Insightful) 241

by fnj (#47796899) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

My considered opinion is that the Ukrainian military is not motivated, not trained, not equipped, not professional, and not reliable. They are heading for the hills because they can't endure the battle which is their duty. They will have a long, long, long wait if they wait for mommy in the form of "international reaction" to punish their bullies.

My assessment does not rely on the completely unsupported phantasm of OMG Russian troops. I don't give it because it pleases me that the situation is this way, but I decline to warp my view of the situation to fit my fantasy of how things ought to be.

Comment: Re:5820K is an extremely nice part (Score 1) 180

by fnj (#47789433) Attached to: Intel's Haswell-E Desktop CPU Debuts With Eight Cores, DDR4 Memory

... the new instructions ...

You mean like the TSX-NI instructions that can increase performance of certain highly threaded workloads up to 40%?

Oh, so sorry. Intel spectacularly bit the big one on that rollout. Completely busted. So bad that the latest microcode update completely disables those instructions.

Comment: Re:History of Ukrain (Score 1) 832

by fnj (#47781873) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

1994 Ukraine signed a treaty with Russia and the USA to disarm its nuclear arsenal in return for a treaty that guaranteed Russia and USA would come to their aid if they were ever invaded.

Sorry, didn't happen. Please do not make stuff up. The 1994 Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances, signed by the US, Russia, the UK and Ukraine was (in return for Ukrainian nuclear disarmament) a "promise" by Russia, the US and the UK not to use force or threaten military or other coercive action against Ukraine. It did not commit any of them to any kind of response in the event the promise was violated or some third party attacked Ukraine. It is not a treaty. There is no enforcement provision. The most it demands is that the signatories "consult" if TSHTF.

Comment: Re:Probably lies again. Just give it a few days. (Score 1) 832

by fnj (#47776735) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Yeah, the ratio of populations is about 3:1, but the ratio of personnel under arms is twice that high, and the ratio of military effectiveness is about 100:1 or 1000:1. If Russia wanted to be in Kyiv they could get it done in a few days with practically no casualties because the Ukraine military would all light out for the hills the first day of battle.

The Ukraine military can't even make it look like they can effectively engage a few ragtag rebels.

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