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    Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

    That's why any modern armored vests have additional layers behind their ceramic or metal plates to deal with spalling and/or blunt trauma..
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    Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

    Fragments are one thing (and modern helmets can stop considerably heavier, faster fragments), the major differences are also in ergonomics, protected areas and blast dispersion. That's a study done on some historical helmets and ACH considering blast pressures alone, and the results are kinda...
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    Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

    Note that it's not even the *good* WW2 helmet pattern (US/German style) though. There is also a reason why everyone and their dog has switched to kevlar/synthetics over steel and why shapes of new helmets are so similar. It doesn't make a massive difference, but it is indicative of the kit...
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    Armchair General's DonbAss Derailed Discussion Thread (Topics Include History, Traps, and the Ongoing Slavic Civil War plus much much more)

    Because German "allies" were extra pissy about it and their mood matters a lot in relations with the EU. Because he wanted to avoid dealing with a serious mess like this if possible. If Russia stopped at formalizing the separatist republic takeover, that would have been just a minor mess that...
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    Armchair General's DonbAss Derailed Discussion Thread (Topics Include History, Traps, and the Ongoing Slavic Civil War plus much much more)

    Nah, this pet theory of yours is getting boring. The biggest problem here on all sides is that Moscow's worth was overvalued, by the West, by China, and most of all, by Moscow itself. That's what made deals so hard to make. They always asked so much that they made everyone think they aren't...
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    China ChiCom News Thread

    The CCP absolutely aren't fans of being shit talked by the foreigners either. And Google is not divested from China. Nor all the China's cronies around the world.
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    Armchair General's DonbAss Derailed Discussion Thread (Topics Include History, Traps, and the Ongoing Slavic Civil War plus much much more)

    >anti-empire More like anti-west, simping for any empire as long as it's not western. Didn't even bother to read about the Ukrainian indepencence attempt in 1920's. Of course inviting Russia into NATO at this point would at best create another Turkey-Greece situation except on crack, and at...
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    Israel State of Israel Thread

    So? Are you going to start giving citizenship to every bloody tourist's kid at the end of their trip too?
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    Israel State of Israel Thread

    Well, they do have a good argument there. She's an orphan without legal status and has citizenship of another country. Why could Israel care for her instead of Philippines, of which she is a citizen? It's not even some kind of failed state to say that she can't get care there or something.
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    Russia(gate/bot) Russia-Ukraine War Political Discussion

    Still better than usual mobiks. Doubly so because they are technically not Russian citizens yet, so they don't need to be included in Russian draft statistics, death tolls, payouts for dead and wounded and so on. That's one goal, to turn Belarus into another LNR, except bigger and not depleted...
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    Russia(gate/bot) Russia-Ukraine War Political Discussion

    >war They would try to pull a Crimea on Belarus - the trick is that lots of their troops are already there.
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    Armchair General's DonbAss Derailed Discussion Thread (Topics Include History, Traps, and the Ongoing Slavic Civil War plus much much more)

    Biden is slow with such decision, and they also have an excuse that training Ukrainians to service these things has to take a lot of time. Especially with F-16. for which training is happening, but training the ground technicians may take even more than pilots...
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    Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum

    Ironically, it's probably because they are boomers, and know medical science enough to expect results from serious sources. Meanwhile in the computer stuff, they are clueless, and so they will believe anything. Remember, these are people with 7+ digit bank accounts, bullshitting them can be...
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    Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum

    No, that's not what digitisation is about. What you are talking about is cyborgisation. What digitisation is about is full transfer of a person into digital form. The former is definitely easier and much closer - some argue we are already cyborgs in a way. Digitisation, meanwhile, as something...
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    Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum

    Is it? I wouldn't be sure it's technically possible to do in a more than rudimentary way. We do not even fully understand how exactly human intelligence is tied with the hardware it is running on. Translating it to work on silicon, in the same way at that, is going to be a similar problem as...
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    Refuting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The document shows its age, specifically the fact that it was written at the beginning of the Cold War, with all the political maneuvering and negotiations arising from the needs of that time. Now we know more about how industrial and information age societies work, and there is no need to make...
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    The War in Afghanistan

    It's going to take way more than a baseless blanket statement of equal involvement for me to take such a statement seriously. Turkey had far more to do with the Syrian opposition, and also a whole lot more to do with the migrant flows - after all, Turkey itself was the biggest route for the 2015...
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    The War in Afghanistan

    Funny how majority of the supposedly sponsored opposition migrants weren't even from Syria. Western leftists and muh human rights lobbies carry far more blame for this crisis than the whole Syria conflict, nevermind what little Israel contributed to the opposition there. Stop giving them money...
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    Russian Invasion of Ukraine 2022

    https://news.yahoo.com/us-stopped-poland-giving-ukraine-124100005.html https://www.tellerreport.com/news/2022-11-25-spectator--us-forced-poland-to-refuse-transfer-of-mig-29-fighters-to-ukraine.ByNmiTpUo.html
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    Armchair General's DonbAss Derailed Discussion Thread (Topics Include History, Traps, and the Ongoing Slavic Civil War plus much much more)

    Indeed. A waste of my time, rest of staff's time, other user's time, your mother's time, and all your ancestor's time.
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