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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

Scud Re:15 Days? That's all? (205 comments)

In Russia, disobeying a police officer (more exactly "disobeying a legitimate order by a police officer") is the most common charge against people who dare to criticize official policy on public. Basically, if they can't charge you with anything significant for some reason (or just don't want to), they use the "disobeying..." charge. It does not mean that person charged actually violated any law.

about a month ago
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Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

Scud Re:Could this be (160 comments)

Oh right, everything that's failing in Russia (and that's just less than EVERYTHING), fails because of American sabotage...

about 4 months ago
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Proton-M Rocket Carrying Russia's Most Advanced Satellite Crashes

Scud Re:More government control, that's the ticket (160 comments)

Right, as if Russians did not make one giant government-backed Moon project of their own -- the project that failed spectacuarly.

about 4 months ago
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Virgin Galactic Passengers May Just Miss Going into Space

Scud Re:Does it really matter? (203 comments)

You can experience weightlessnes at pretty low altitudes (5-6 miles) for about 2-3% of the cost Virgin charges. Google for "zero g aircraft".

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Scud Re:End of Blogging in Russia (284 comments)

Actually, relevant law - to allow out-of-the-country connections to a couple of state-run providers, which would filter/block everything prohibited - is already under consideration. Just wait...

about 5 months ago
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Russia Quietly Passes Anti-Blogger Law

Scud Re:Russia you were so close (284 comments)

You say "same law" -- what does it say, exactly? Also, you need to see it in perspective. For example, Russian lawmakers recently passed a law that gives prosecution the right to block websites without trial. And many websites are already blocked just because local prosecutor wants them closed -- mostly those with views that do not follow official propaganda.

about 5 months ago
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US Should Use Trampolines To Get Astronauts To the ISS Suggests Russian Official

Scud Re:Russia is invading eastern Ukraine (272 comments)

: Until someone can prove that the referendum was done under duress, or the vote was rigged, why will no one accept the Crimean's decision? Putin himself admitted recently that the anonymous "people in green uniform" that seized power in Crimea were in fact Russian military. So that's about duress. As for rigging vote -- Russian authorities routinely do that in Russia on all levels -- from presidential down to local communal elections, so what is to prevent them from doing it on occupied territory?

about 5 months ago
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US Should Use Trampolines To Get Astronauts To the ISS Suggests Russian Official

Scud Re:Russia is invading eastern Ukraine (272 comments)

When replying to the kind of stuff this Archtech is posting, bear in mind, that what is effectivly Russian ministry of propaganda employs scores of jackasses to monitor all kinds of discussion media (web forums, blogs, etc.) and drown them with pro-Putin lies. This is actually a big problem for all independent sources in Russia that publish anything even remotely politics-related and try to keep the discussion open to general public.

about 5 months ago
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How the USPS Killed Digital Mail

Scud Re:Their business model sucked (338 comments)

So you did not read the actual article thus know nothing about how Outbox operated, but do condemn them, right?

about 5 months ago
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American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries

Scud Re:American company (226 comments)

And if an American company keeps customer data in paper files in a storage facility in another country -- do they have to turn over that data too?

about 5 months ago
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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

Scud Well, technically (71 comments)

no one can be called "astronaut" unless they travelled to another star system

about 5 months ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

Scud Re:Myopic viewpoint (360 comments)

Mercedes has a depth of engineering expertise that Tesla can only dream of having.

Right, Mercedes does have a depth of engineering expertise in internal combustion engines and transmissions. Make a wild guess if Tesla would ever need that.

Tesla is a con job. It is a bunch of laptop batteries stuck in a Lotus chassis and it is a TOY, not a car which can actually be used to go anywhere in the world.

a) what you say shows that you now nothing about Model S;
b) very few people need a car that can be used to go anywhere in the world

about 5 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

Scud Re:Talk is cheap (313 comments)

Current Russian space program is just a tool to steal budget money.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

Scud The guy is demented... (313 comments)

Just a few hours ago he said that by 2020 Russian army will be one of the most hi-tech and powerful armies in the world. Yeah. Not as crazy as colonization of the Moon, Mars and asteroids, but out of touch with reality nevertheless.

about 6 months ago
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Russian Government Takes Over Country's 289-year Old Scientific Academy

Scud that's just bad translation (192 comments)

Think of it as an institute for communications studies.

1 year,12 days
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Ask Slashdot: Recommendations For Non-US Based Email Providers?

Scud gmail is fine (410 comments)

Trust me, you don't want to have KGB looking over your shoulder.

about a year ago

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