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  • #52605

    _Robert_
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    @Enco I agree that spread spectrum signals are very resistant to unintentional jamming signals, however after a bit of analysis with a high-speed signal processing computer, an effective jamming signal that is highly correlated to the control signal can be synthesized and transmitted. Of course, consumer products that are being used in this particular war have known spread spectrum characteristics and are more easily jammed that secret military schemes. Yet, Russia does not equip each platoon with a 12 gauge. I recall in Viet Nam; GIs would grab an AK-47 as their rifle of choice until the M-16 issues were fixed. Gotta adapt fast.

    It seems that a more than few folks have changed their views on the Ukraine war away from the pro-Putin, pro- Trump propaganda when the war got started. Just a smattering of NATO weaponry (such as HIMARS and Javelins), Western intelligence/surveillance coupled with Ukrainian bravery and ingenuity is enough to keep Russia down.

    Still, there are those god-fearing Americans who do not comprehend that Fucker Tarlson is a Putin stooge and that Russians disrespect him greatly, LOL. Putin’s attempts to associate this invasion with “the great patriotic war” is pathetic. Russians vaguely know what is up, but after so much repression, they just don’t give a shit…..as long as they get their daily bread, some vodka, and some heat. Putin works overtime to make sure his subjects are satisfied, and so many of them are very isolated from Moscow anyways.

    #52606

    TheEncogitationer
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    Robert,

    Tucker was damn foolhardy to do that, given Putin’s record with murdering journalists and dissenters. And Putin dragging up Eighth Century historical grievances sounds about as aggrieved as any campus Wokester in the U.S., so that makes Putin even more dangerous.

    #52607

    Unseen
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    Funny, Unseen. For nearly two years now, you’ve been saying that Ukraine was as good as defeated and that Zelenakyy had might as well give up Donbass and negotiate with Putin. Now you’re saying what I’ve been saying all alone, that Ukraine is the mouse that roars. So which is it?

    As I said at the end of one of my posts to Robert, You have pointed out some of the problems but, “wherever there’s a will there’s a way,” and the Ukrainians are showing the way, whether or not they ultimately can beat the Russians in the end. Their accomplishments will serve as an inspiration for many others.

    With support for Ukraine going soft, cutting off their ammo supplies, and with Russia seemingly able to buy enough from Iran, North Korea, China, and others to keep the war going, only time will tell if “a little bit of luck and a little bit of pluck” plus some innovative transformations of inexpensive consumer goods can win.

    #52621

    TheEncogitationer
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    Unseen,

    As I said at the end of one of my posts to Robert, You have pointed out some of the problems but, “wherever there’s a will there’s a way,” and the Ukrainians are showing the way, whether or not they ultimately can beat the Russians in the end. Their accomplishments will serve as an inspiration for many others.<

    Oh, these aren’t problems for the Ukrainians, only ultimately for Putin. Putin’s yes-men could never come up with innovations like these.

    With support for Ukraine going soft, cutting off their ammo supplies, and with Russia seemingly able to buy enough from Iran, North Korea, China, and others to keep the war going, only time will tell if “a little bit of luck and a little bit of pluck” plus some innovative transformations of inexpensive consumer goods can win.

    It says something very telling that Putin depends on such slippery foundations for his armaments. An Iran with bubbling protests against the Ayatollahs, a North Korea perpetually isolated and on the verge of starvation, and an aging China with Potemkin Villages for cities. The world may be going “Multipolar”, but these “poles” are repellant instead of attracive.

    #52623

    _Robert_
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    Yeah, Enco, the authoritarian thugs always need an enemy to divert attention from the fact that millions are not living their best lives. If you are a Palestinian who thinks Hamas is where it’s at, or a North Korean who subscribes to the notion that your leader and his daddy are deities; there is little hope for you. If you are an American who loves Trump, you don’t even have a fear of death excuse for being a dipshit.

    After like 10,000 years of constant war you would think the thriving, smart societies would finally understand you can’t make deals with authoritarians and their miserable deaths and eradication of all of their cohorts is always the only solution.

    There has to be a few exceptions, I know, but right now I can’t think of a single one.

    #52624

    Unseen
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    Oh, these aren’t problems for the Ukrainians, only ultimately for Putin. Putin’s yes-men could never come up with innovations like these.

    Yeah, well, underestimating your enemy is a swell way to get an unpleasant surprise.

    #52625

    Unseen
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    Yeah, Enco, the authoritarian thugs always need an enemy to divert attention from the fact that millions are not living their best lives.

    Yeah, that’s sure how it works here in the United States, isn’t it?

    #52627

    _Robert_
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    Yeah, Enco, the authoritarian thugs always need an enemy to divert attention from the fact that millions are not living their best lives.

    Yeah, that’s sure how it works here in the United States, isn’t it?

    LOL, right just say “Biden Sucks” out loud in the park and the police show up and beat the fuck out of you. Russian jails have prisoner/musicians who wrote the wrong kind of song. I’m sure Trump dick-lickers think that’s OK as long as they happen to be democrats, but we are so ‘other-sided’ that the QAnon Shaman is already out of prison.

    He struck a deal with the government and pleaded guilty to a single count of obstruction of an official proceeding and says:

    “Men of honor admit when they’re wrong. Not just publicly but to themselves,” Chansley told the court in Nov. 2021. “I was wrong for entering the Capitol. I have no excuse. No excuse whatsoever. The behavior is indefensible.”

    #52628

    jakelafort
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    What do the folowing have in common? I ate all the Frusen Gladje & “No excuse whatsoever. The behavior is indefensible”

    If he meant it he would probably say MY behavior.

    #52629

    @jakelafort  – Chansely is probably sorry you feel that way about his behavior too.

    #52630

    Unseen
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    @ Robert

    So, you agree that the same sleight of hand by the PTB happens here as well, the difference being only one of degree and better PR.

    #52633

    _Robert_
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    @ Robert So, you agree that the same sleight of hand by the PTB happens here as well, the difference being only one of degree and better PR.

    I would say that the PTB in the US nickel and dime the population via slightly unfair laws that favor institutions and the wealthy (and in some cases they do favor very poor/disenfranchised as well). That is far better than being under the thumb by what is essentially a mafia-like official government that will just push you out a window, trump up charges and jail you or even assassinate you on foreign soil if you don’t toe the line.

    No government is close to perfect but oh, those fake smiles of the North Koreans as they smell and endure the fish farts of Kim Jong are just too much.

    #52636

    Unseen
    Participant

    I would say that the PTB in the US nickel and dime the population via slightly unfair laws that favor institutions and the wealthy

    And have a lot of good people out on the streets living in tents or barracks-like shelters. Let’s ask an AI “Do North Koreans live in tents, barracks, or houses, or apartments?”

    ChatGPT:

    North Koreans typically live in a variety of housing types, including apartments, houses, and in some cases, barracks-style accommodations. The type of housing available to an individual or family can depend on factors such as their social status, occupation, and location within the country.

    In urban areas, especially in cities like Pyongyang, there are apartment buildings where residents live in apartments similar to those found in other countries, although the quality of housing can vary widely. In more rural areas, traditional houses or smaller apartment complexes may be more common.

    In certain situations, such as military service or in areas with limited resources, individuals may live in barracks-style accommodations. Additionally, during times of natural disasters or other emergencies, temporary housing like tents may be utilized, although this is not the norm for everyday living conditions.

    Sounds like, at least in terms of having a roof over one’s head, North Koreans are better off than a lot of the people I see taking a walk around Portland. Do you want to rephrase “…the PTB in the US nickel and dime the population via slightly unfair laws that favor institutions and the wealthy”?

    #52637

    _Robert_
    Participant

    Nah, many of the US homeless can have shelter and prefer to be outside and free. I know way too much about homeless people as a relative of mine refuses any and all help and wants to do his thing. Not all, but many homeless are mentally ill and you can educate yourself about what happens to them (such as insulin-coma therapy) in N Korea. I’m sure the “no. 49” hospitals would be an appropriate subject for a horror flick.

    6 Facts about Mental Health in North Korea

    But honestly if you needed to use ChatGPT to comprehend the systemic differences between life in the US and life in N Korea, then further discuss is rather pointless, don’t you think?

    #52638

    Unseen
    Participant

    You start with the fallacy of composition: The fallacy of composition is a logical error that involves assuming that parts or members of a whole will have the same properties as the whole. This leads to wrong conclusions because what is true of the different parts is not necessarily true of the whole. Arguments of composition rest on the implicit premise that what is true of the parts of a whole is also true of the whole, without offering any justification.

    And end with an implicit ad hominem (which I hope I don’t need to define for you).

    I’m not unaware that there are some, perhaps many, living on the streets who prefer to live there or who haven’t found the shelters to be nearly as safe as intended. However, others are not there because they want to be.

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