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    Yeah, obliterating cities is how you won wars 70...

    Yeah, obliterating cities is how you won wars 70 years ago.

    As for Putin's strategic failures, turns out Russia's conventional military is a paper tiger and it also appears that Putin believed it...
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    Funny, I have the opposite read.

    Funny, I have the opposite read.
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    I do read some western media on this, but mostly...

    I do read some western media on this, but mostly I keep up on telegrams, some independent conflict journalists, and the Eastern Border podcast. I don't actively read pro Russian sources, but the...
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    Given a complex enough model, 23% would most...

    Given a complex enough model, 23% would most likely be a rounded number.

    23.876% would most likely be a rounded number.



    I don't understand this argument.

    It's either going to be an ace...
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    Hey Ong, sorry, I read polling as odds. I...

    Hey Ong, sorry, I read polling as odds.

    I think your claims about weathermen's methods are inaccurate, and I believe the data backs this, but that's a tangent.

    In the end I responded because I...
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    Ong, I wouldn't make too much of a journalist...

    Ong, I wouldn't make too much of a journalist fluffing things by using a unit of measurement that embellishes.

    That said, from what I'm seeing, it's laughable that the Russian's are claiming that...
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    The weatherman said there'd be a 20% chance of...

    The weatherman said there'd be a 20% chance of rain on Wednesday. It rained Wednesday. Was the weatherman wrong?
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    193 eh? Who's not in? Not sure why this made...

    193 eh? Who's not in?

    Not sure why this made my mind jump here, but sovereignty is a very odd concept. Very slippery.
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    I think if they charge him for this it will mean...

    I think if they charge him for this it will mean widespread political violence.

    Here's my thinking: they probably wouldn't have gotten a warrant if they were inconsequential classified documents...
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    "It's just another flu, what's the big deal?"

    "It's just another flu, what's the big deal?"
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    Meh-- I mean, fuck Biden, but also if gas prices...

    Meh-- I mean, fuck Biden, but also if gas prices stay high, voters are dumb, it almost ensures republicans winning in 2024 if not also the midterms, which ensures no movement or backtracking on...
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    You act like a week is off pace for this strange...

    You act like a week is off pace for this strange life support dependent corner of the internet
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    https://media3.giphy.com/media/6pJNYBYSMFod2/giphy...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/6pJNYBYSMFod2/giphy.gif
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    We shouldn't forget Georgia. People forget...

    We shouldn't forget Georgia.

    People forget that Georgia and Ukraine both wanted to join, but Germany objected because it might hurt Putin's feelings. Oops.
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    I'll admit this is axiomatic, but I don't think...

    I'll admit this is axiomatic, but I don't think what you're proposing is possible. Maybe in a vacuum, but BTC exists within and among other systems. For example, it was gamed by Elon Musk via...
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    Yeah, you make some good points regarding the...

    Yeah, you make some good points regarding the significance.

    Not sure why you're conflating morality with legality.

    The fact is, all complex systems can be gamed. The job of the system...
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    probably not, relative to the reputational hit,...

    probably not, relative to the reputational hit, this is chump change to them.





    attention spans are short, people forget that bitcoin halved from 60k to 30k twice in the last year
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    wrt ong game, mmm sqrt guessing script: This...

    wrt ong game, mmm sqrt guessing script:

    This stuff tickles that mellow, sublime, ah-ha, pleasure node in my brain

    There is a fun series on youtube about the making of old school video games--...
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    I'm not sure on personnel loses, but I think...

    I'm not sure on personnel loses, but I think "guesswork" undersells the estimates on equipment losses. Equipment losses are being tallied by OSINT nerds whose methodology is there for anyone to...
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    I think it's quite relevant. A common...

    I think it's quite relevant. A common misconception that shapes people's opinions when this topic comes up is that everyone or most people in the armed forces are front line grunts. It isn't the...
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    I'm making a leap here, but I feel like this...

    I'm making a leap here, but I feel like this position stems from "we've reached the end of history" thinking.

    *Current events have entered the chat*

    Following wartimes it is super common to...
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    You've taken all the worst parts of what is and...

    You've taken all the worst parts of what is and criticized them as parts of what I've proposed, only I never did propose them.

    For example, the ranks of a mandatory service armed forces will skew...
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    I completely understand your aversion to...

    I completely understand your aversion to mandatory service, while I also can see that those years end up being the best years for many. That said, I think I'm pro mandatory service.

    1. so long...
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    Yeah, exactly-- I don't get how there are people...

    Yeah, exactly-- I don't get how there are people out there simping for Putin still, calling the Nordic state's expressed interest in membership a provocation.
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    wtf is Putin gonna do? I don't know a ton about...

    wtf is Putin gonna do? I don't know a ton about Sweden's defensive abilities, but Finland has Switzerland levels of defensive bonus points. The only lever Putin has against the Nordic states is the...
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