For certain limited definitions of "support".
For some tasks I can understand recycling. I use older hardware to build routers, anti-spam gateways, VPN appliances and the like. Normally these are fairly low-cycle tasks, at least for smaller offices. But I've learned my lesson about using older hardware in mission critical applications. I've set up custom routers that worked just great, until the motherboards popped a cap, and then they're down, and unless you've got spares sitting around, you're in for some misery.
How much do Kremlin astroturfers get paid?
And where exactly are you from? Some of the most accusatory reporting is coming from Europe.
I feel like I just read a Soviet era Pravda article.
"And this picture we see the tin pot wearing Johnny Appleseed and distributing Spam to all the starving earthworms in the New York subway system."
There was at least one American on board.
Because some relatively small number of events may have a conspiratorial aspect does not mean all events do. In this case, it does appear that a bunch of separatists in Ukraine got their hands on some pretty sophisticated hardware and, obviously by accident, blew a civilian airliner out of the sky. Now, that's not as sexy an explanation as secret US operatives standing in the bushes near the separatists, or secret Russian operatives bringing the plane down in an even more elaborate scheme to make the West look bad by making themselves look bad so they can say "Those rotten Americans are trying to make us look bad."
Something like this was bound to happen when relatively poorly trained and disciplined weekend warriors get their hands on serious military hardware. The Russians have been quite keen to back the separatists with weapons, intelligence and some of their own personnel. It would be nice that if they are going to allow these separatists to use advanced AA equipment that maybe they have someone nearby who actually knows how to use such equipment, or at very least to put a bullet in the head of some daft nimrod who thinks he knows how to use the equipment.
"bascially, tt looks like what needs to be done is the PHP runtime needs to be tightned up."
Boy, you could put that on the PHP developers headstones.
Winston Churchill confessed, guiltily, in his History of WWII, to being happy at the news that the Japanese had attacked Pearl Harbor, because he knew at that moment, the Germans had lost the war.
You know, I'm beginning to think conspiratorial thinking is just another form of apathy. "Oh well, it's probably made up, so I'll sit in my cocoon, spout my paranoia on the Internet on occasion, and play PS3 the rest of the time."
Yes. The US tried very hard to push the EU to put much stronger sanctions into place, but key EU players; in particular Germany (which does a lot of business with Russia), was unwilling to sign on for anything more than the lukewarm sanctions.
I have a feeling he's going to get a bullet to the head fairly soon.
I thought it was the US's fault. Isn't every single bad that has happened in the last 75 years the fault of America?
They're not the same. Raping a coworker will get you thrown in jail. Sexually harassing a coworker will get you fired, possibly have you end up with a large legal bill, and find yourself all but unemployable in the sector in which you work.