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  1. Thread: Ukraine

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    I don't know if that has quite the same effect as...

    I don't know if that has quite the same effect as if the Ukrainians hand them the phone, but either way, 25k calls to mom seems like a good plan. Hopefully soon.
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    Climate change denial really has been one of...

    Climate change denial really has been one of Pootin's most successful campaigns. He got a lot of help, but it's bizarre how a country that so blatantly abuses its status as a gas station to bully the...
  3. Be fair: it said "wrong answers only" right in...

    Be fair: it said "wrong answers only" right in the title and SB's answers were as wrong as anyone else's. He just sounded a little butthurt was all.
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    Didn't the FBI clawing back ransom payments...

    Didn't the FBI clawing back ransom payments qualify as "stopping?"
  5. Thread: Ukraine

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    Footage indicates they may be ok with a little...

    Footage indicates they may be ok with a little criminality.
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Applying for political asylum is still an option,...

    Applying for political asylum is still an option, though, right? Looking like a pretty good trade so far.

    Maybe Rod has some more concrete issues. Less Rubles leaving makes it harder to pay the...
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    What's the downside of the EU banning travel...

    What's the downside of the EU banning travel visas for Russians? Hurts EU more than Russia?

    NAFO seems to be dominating the trolls for some reason, so I have to come here to ask. TIA
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    Huh. Kind of a thinker there

    Huh. Kind of a thinker there
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    And also a Very rough estimate. Is it more...

    And also a Very rough estimate.

    Is it more likely a missile from an S-300, say? Lots of possibilities.

    ETA; Not to discredit the idea, either. He's also tweeted data correlating with...
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    I get the sense that he's just running the data...

    I get the sense that he's just running the data through filters to quiet down the background noise and turning that into magnitude from each sensor. Sounds like he's developed some transformations in...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    Very interesting counterpoint: "⚡️#Ukraine -...

    Very interesting counterpoint:

    "⚡️#Ukraine - #Novofedorivka, #Saky district, #Crimea - Russian airbase explosions. ...... We don't know the missile but we believe they fired from #Odessa Oblast."...
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Without needing exact figures, it certainly seems...

    Without needing exact figures, it certainly seems likely that anything that was parked would have sustained damage. Question is how much--particularly below the berms.
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Yeah, that's my assumption as well, though...

    Yeah, that's my assumption as well, though hopefully a couple of them were around. It's hard to tell in the other, 'AI clarified' images whether things were strictly filtered or if someone overlaid...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    I count a lot more than 2 fighters out of...

    I count a lot more than 2 fighters out of commission. It's a pity we can't make out the condition of the tails on the ones still there. Lots of questions.
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Fair point. I should have said it's a Ukrainian...

    Fair point. I should have said it's a Ukrainian attack, not an accident. Accidents are a lot less likely to just propogate down lines like that.

    Speculation that this was another use of kamikaze...
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    That was absolutely a multiple missile strike,...

    That was absolutely a multiple missile strike, but we have reached the portion of our program where we find the humor in the predictability of Russian lies. And luckily for Ukraine they have a strong...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    ^^Russia claimed it was a fire...so... ...

    ^^Russia claimed it was a fire...so...

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Still_Fast/status/1557042465840009220
  18. Thread: Ukraine

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    The stark difference between Russian tactics and...

    The stark difference between Russian tactics and Ukrainian: the tourists feel safe filming. Not really concerned about a "miss" landing on their vacation spot. Amnesty should take note. Everyone else...
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Every accusation is an admission with you guys....

    Every accusation is an admission with you guys. Offense is the best defense, eh Boris?
  20. Thread: Ukraine

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    Per Pravda Ukraine, they actually hit the...

    Per Pravda Ukraine, they actually hit the equipment next to the bridge that had been repairing it. The Russians had expected to open it by the end of the week and the structure did not get any more...
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    Another no here. I do remember a time when Sea...

    Another no here. I do remember a time when Sea Bass seemed like a really weird nickname instead of a really weird thing to put on a menu. Now I think: does it come with a trucker hat? It should come...
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    Reminds me of the description as quoted in A...

    Reminds me of the description as quoted in A Woman in Berlin from 1945, "Better a Russki on the belly than an Ami on the head." Gallows humor, the joke that's not joking?
  23. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    I'm not saying that, either. But I kind of am. It...

    I'm not saying that, either. But I kind of am. It wasn't an accident that a Russian oligarch with Pootin connections massively outbid the entire world for the services of a big, black American...
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    The unmitigated gall of talking down to Alina...

    The unmitigated gall of talking down to Alina back in March after she asked him to speak out against the war should have been the apex of his deluded self-importance. Should have been.
  25. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded. Put...

    Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.

    Put it another way: we know she was a capitalist because she sold them the rope.
  26. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    Was the other truck headed for the take out spot?

    Was the other truck headed for the take out spot?
  27. Thread: Ukraine

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    Pootin has invested heavily in building out the...

    Pootin has invested heavily in building out the lever of nationalist media to get his talking points out. People hear them from different sources and don't always realize that's because those sources...
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    And 270 is the non-mag price, so things could...

    And 270 is the non-mag price, so things could even up.
  29. Much respect for the carrier landings. Some...

    Much respect for the carrier landings.

    Some friends have a family member that's been in some sort of teaching role at Top Gun for a while. Apparently each year is mostly made up of pretty intense...
  30. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    Is your name not Eric? That's gonna cause a bit...

    Is your name not Eric? That's gonna cause a bit of confusion! Mind if we call you Eric, just to keep things clear?
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    FKNA. Slava Ukraini

    FKNA. Slava Ukraini
  32. Thread: Ukraine

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    Not political. Politics end at the water's edge....

    Not political. Politics end at the water's edge. Propaganda is a weapon of war.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Still getting your news out of Pootin's minions,...

    Still getting your news out of Pootin's minions, huh? Tucker, or direct from Russia 1?

    Sure seems like there is a tick list of targets to be hit with stand-off weapons before risking too much with...
  34. I wonder if he thought the guy took the last...

    I wonder if he thought the guy took the last chute and was pissed about it? His perspective in the moment might have changed by now. Pretty weird time to decide to end it all.
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    A little something to get you fully acclimated: ...

    A little something to get you fully acclimated:

    https://youtu.be/Rye3ICBMOPE
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    Scrub vigorously (with soap, obv) to remove the...

    Scrub vigorously (with soap, obv) to remove the oil. When that stuff spreads it's because the axle-grease-sticky oil didn't get washed off.

    Don't wait until the blisters are ginormous so you can...
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    Would you be willing to settle for partial...

    Would you be willing to settle for partial credit? You may need to show your work.
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    Mole people.

    Mole people.
  39. Thread: Ask the experts

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    So sharpness of chunk plays no role? I can see...

    So sharpness of chunk plays no role? I can see using long travel for bigger, smoother features and not needing heavy tires. Also if you tend toward higher pressures, which smoother surfaces make a...
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    He means the banned members.

    He means the banned members.
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    Can you comment on compatibility with any other...

    Can you comment on compatibility with any other sealants? Orange seal, for example.

    Not looking to do a full on mix or anything, but it'd be convenient to be able to switch without a full rinse...
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    On the upside, at least you remember Craig's...

    On the upside, at least you remember Craig's name. Do you remember the duck's name?
  43. Thread: Ukraine

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    It makes sense to me that since Nabiullina tried...

    It makes sense to me that since Nabiullina tried to resign and wasn't allowed to that she and Pootin know that her management/manipulation is both the best they can hope for and only short term. I...
  44. Thread: Ukraine

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    Whether to put a human inside a 6th gen fighter...

    Whether to put a human inside a 6th gen fighter (or indeed, whether there really is such a thing as a 6th gen fighter if it can't turn at double-digit g's) is not really a comparison with quad...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Definitely. But my point was that what gets...

    Definitely. But my point was that what gets increased peace is going to be nuanced. A thorough humiliation of Russia (and let's be real, that's underway) motivates China to avoid that experience, but...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    IDK. The longer the engagement lasts the more it...

    IDK. The longer the engagement lasts the more it will be claimed that this was the West's intent, whether that's reasonable or not. What's the value of reducing Russia to a distant third rate power?...
  47. Thread: Ukraine

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    And if we start now it'll still be in service 100...

    And if we start now it'll still be in service 100 years after the first manned fighter failed to out-turn a missile. So that would be nice.
  48. Thread: Ukraine

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    I forget where I saw it but there was an...

    I forget where I saw it but there was an interesting comment lately that the timing of the USAF talking about sending fighters after drones have had so much success is no coincidence. When budgets...
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    Curious about your sealant. You're sending codes...

    Curious about your sealant. You're sending codes by PM?
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    Why stop at disease? Russian roulette provides...

    Why stop at disease? Russian roulette provides whole seconds of pure adrenaline.
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