[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 month ago

They started spending that money after starting the war, so it's use is related to the war in question. Thus, when they will run out, whatever they were paying for (war related) will stop getting money.

It might not be a direct financing of the battlefield activities, but while the victory will be in the battlefield, the biggest chunk of the battle actually happens in preparation and logistics.

In other words, I'm hopeful that this will have a major impact on the invader's ability to cause harm.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 2 months ago


Since 2006 they've built 150 units. That's 8 units a year. Some were sold, some got lost.

As of 20 May 2023, there have been 20 visually confirmed cases of Su-34s being lost, damaged or abandoned by Russian forces since the start of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. 23 now, apparently.

At their price, with sanctions, with wear of the remaining ones, at this rate, they might not have any left very soon.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 months ago

Oh, but it does. True, they have no regard for human casualties, but even with their population, they cannot maintain the meatwaves forever.

Let's have a look. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Russia

So, 47% of their population is male. Out of 145 million of bodies they posses, males are 68 million. The percentage of 18-44 year olds is 35. That's 23 million potential soldiers.

Omg, that's one massive army, one would say.

But this is russia, we're talking about.

In June 2009, the Public Chamber of Russia reported over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths annually. They have 1.3% of population dying every year. In 2009 it meant about 1.8 million dead. 25% of those were alcohol related. That's only deaths.

They improved, but an average russian is still a professional alcoholic. Let's assume that a whooping 80% of those 23 millions are actually relatively healthy. That's 18 million potential soldiers.

Still a lot.

But it's still russia.

Apart from alcohol, it's famous for the widespread thievery. I'm not joking. https://ru-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%8C%D1%8E%D1%82_%D0%B8_%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D1%83%D1%8E%D1%82?_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp

The big difference is that for last 9 years, Ukraine was at war with russia, while russia was enjoying its second army of the world status. In other words they were stealing as usual.

So yes, one can think that it is impossible to fight against an army of 18 million. But russia started this war with 800k and two years later, lost already half of them, bumped the army to two million and still is making an occasional 200 meters of progress only to lose them in a week.

Ukraine still not losing and not planning to, is what matters.

[-] [email protected] 27 points 2 months ago

Ah, but it's all about the context.

See, nothing was done and nothing changed, is definitely not an update.

On the other hand, "russia lost 30'000 personell in November alone, but nothing changed" is a significant update.

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If anything, russia is showing clear signs of sunk-cost fallacy


[-] [email protected] 9 points 4 months ago

And yes, I'm shaving my head for some 20 years already

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[-] [email protected] 4 points 5 months ago

Dark reader ftw

[-] [email protected] 3 points 5 months ago

Aww. I like. I penguin pebbled this article some :)

[-] [email protected] 8 points 5 months ago

Bash being ubiquitous is mildly underrated in the article. When I log into a random server, I know there will be bash.

But I agree about text as a least common denominator being too restrictive. I might give nushell a try for local stuff.

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In today's #vatniksoup I'll talk about Russian Nazis and introduce Russian neo-Nazi movements and paramilitary groups like Rusich and PMC Wagner. They're best-known for being funded by the Kremlin and being responsible for the "denazification" in Ukraine.

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[-] [email protected] 3 points 7 months ago

for the self-hosted option https://theia-ide.org/

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So basically, we're waiting for a (hopefully very soon) systemic collapse of moscovite army since they bet both their attack and defence on artillery

[-] [email protected] 4 points 7 months ago

i speak Ukrainian (and, ugh, the moscovite too), i'll be happy to help, but i cannot promise a consistent and dedicated commitment.

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Russia's losses 30.06.2023 (s3.amazonaws.com)
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Russia's losses 29.06.2023 (s3.amazonaws.com)
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what's crazy is that Ukraine already neutralised (killed and wounded) 100% of what was the entire pre-war army of the moscovites (around 900K), 100% of non-reserve tanks and now getting close to 75% of artillery.


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