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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Yomers Re:Maybe, but maybe not... (254 comments)

Sure Russia rather wolf than rabbit, and territory of eastern Ukraine was part of that wolf for centuries. We have shared history, traditions and language with majority of people who live there - we are Russians. It has nothing to do with USSR. Ukraine and Belarus divided from Russia because USSR lost cold war and collapsed by administrative borders that were drawn by bolsheviks without much thoughts. Reunification of Russia with eastern Ukraine would be like reunification of eastern and western Germany - in fact we were the same state before Germany even existed.

I don't like the rule of mr. Putin for lots of reasons, most of so called western democracies is not better in my point of view - anyway rulers come and go but Russia will remain, and I want it to be big and strong, wolf rather than a rabbit - just for fun, like some people want their favourite sport team to win - go go Russia!
I'm living in Thailand and check news from both sides.

about two weeks ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Yomers Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

Current Ukrainian government is a result of US meddling and is fully backed by US, who, incidentally, found the guilty side right after the incident. Western media presents mostly one sided view in this war - rebels are bad, and they are actually disguised Russian send to destroy young democracy personally by mr. Putin, Ukrainian government is all so democratic, when they are shelling cities full of civil population - it just does not happen to be on TV. So the risk of world condemnation for Ukrainian government is minimal. It is very convenient incident in a right time.

Putin isn't paying you enough.

How is your salary at U.S. Department of State? Enough for peanuts?

about 2 months ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Yomers Re:Do you have any hands-on experience ? (667 comments)

To shoot down Ukrainian military aircraft. They had already shot down a Ukrainian transport plane and a Ukrainian fighter within the previous week. They were on a roll.

Rebels had shoot down an Ukrainian transport at much lower attitude, during landing. It is still unclear if they have technical ability to shoot a plane flying at 10km attitude, and why would the do it also remains unclear - there were lots of civil planes flying there, do you think they would just randomly shoot at anything in hopes to bring down Ukrainian military transport? Ukrainian military shooting it to get international support sounds more plausible.

about 2 months ago

Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

Yomers Re:We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

I've been to Crimea a few years back, and IMO 97% can be true in this case. A few reasons:
Crimea was russian territory until Chrushev gave it to Ukraine about 50 years ago. Everybody speaks russian there, most of crimeans think of themselves as russians.
In Crimean cities people get water from the tap couple of times a day, electricity is also unstable.
Pensions, salaries to public servants about twice higher in Russia.
Ukraine did not invest much, if at all, to local public services - public transport was still from USSR times, etc.

about 5 months ago

GOCE Satellite Is Falling To Earth But Nobody Knows Where It Will Land

Yomers Re:Looks like it's going up! (122 comments)

Ah it's just elliptic orbit. Anyway TFA says it's 80 km above surface, ~170 km on tracking page.

about 10 months ago

Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work

Yomers Re:And nothing of value was lost... (330 comments)

Viber is Skype in earlier phase of development - it's proprietary software with closed protocol. Give them some time to get user base and they will sell it out to highest bidder. What's the point of using it instead of Skype?

about 10 months ago

Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work

Yomers Re:And nothing of value was lost... (330 comments)

Exactly. My 87 years old granddad use skype. Skype is the single non-opensource piece of software I have installed on my laptom, BTW all bunch of 32-bit compatibility libs are installed on my system only because of skype. I hate it, but there are no workarounds, I need it.

I hope something will force Microsoft to open Skype protocol.

about a year ago

Edward Snowden's New Job: Tech Support

Yomers Re:Hell Desk (328 comments)

According to initial tweet on Russian he'll be supporting one of non-government internet portals - more like system administrator, not customer support.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?

Yomers Any inkjet modified with continuous ink supply (381 comments)

Here in Thailand inkjet printers retrofitted with continuous ink supply system are popular. Big ink tanks glued to the side of the printer, plastic hoses supply ink to printing head. With this mod if you print a lot you will have to refill those big tanks about once a year with very cheap ink.

about a year ago

Physicist Unveils a 'Turing Test' For Free Will

Yomers Re:appearing to have free will (401 comments)

Human decisions are unpredictable in a same sense as a dice roll is unpredictable - just too many variables. For dice roll that would be the exact specks of the dice, force and vector used on dice while throwing, surface where it lands, air density, wind, etc. For human decision that would be genetic specks of human, all his/her previous history from birth - all experience, etc. If you exactly duplicate everything for dice or for human - roll outcome would be the same. So what about free will?

about a year ago

Swartz-Designed Whistleblower Tool "SecureDrop" Launched

Yomers Re:LET THE GAMES BEGIN! (79 comments)

I can answer one of your questions - why some Russians have dash cameras on their cars.

- Dash cam means in case of any kind of traffic accident that can lead to legal conflict you have video of accident and an ability to use it or not. If recorded evidence is not in your favour - delete it. If it shows how this cute child jumped on the road from behind the truck right in front of your car - it might help you to avoid some jailtime.
- Set ups are not frequent any more - everybody have liability insurance so it does not make sense now, everybody is calling insurance after incidents as small as a scratch.
- You might get lucky and record plane crash,
or meteorite,
or, at least, just a deadly accident.
- Dash cams are cheap.
- In Russia you do not need permit to use dash cam.
- So why not to get dash cam?

P.S. You say "have to have dash cameras on their cars" as if it is something bad. I disagree - youtube would be boring without Russian dash cams! And while cams are not feeding stream to central location but just record it on a flash - to be erased on a next day, if nothing of interest has happened - cams are not really a threat to privacy.

about a year ago

Neil Gaiman On Why Libraries Are the Gates to the Future

Yomers Re:books are on computers now (149 comments)

Exactly, why would anybody go to library when any book can be downloaded from torrents and read on device with e-inc screen? And if it's immoral to download 'pirated' book - what is the difference between downloading a book and taking it from library?

about a year ago

Neil Gaiman On Why Libraries Are the Gates to the Future

Yomers Re:Books perhaps... (149 comments)

There's something about sitting down with a book that just doesn't work as well with a digital device, at least not yet.

Try kindle or other reader with e-inc screen. If you still prefer old style books - that is probably because you used to it, in less than 100 years paper books will be no more than curiosity, like scrolls or stone tablets with inscribed symbols. There is certainly something about sitting with stone tablet that just does not work as well with the books, but stone tablets, paper books or books on a digital devices are essentially the same - information in human readable form. Digital reader is more convenient than a paper book, same as paper book is more convenient than a stone table - information density is higher, reproduction cost is lower (practically zero for digital devices). But newer formats are less sturdy - it's not easy to destroy stone tablet, paper books burn and rot, digital devices are even more fragile. So use stone or metal tablets if your want your message to be read in couple thousands years, digital reader for everyday reading.

Always yours, Captain Obvious

about a year ago

Inside the Guardian and the Snowden Leaks

Yomers Re:Reference Newspapers (239 comments)

As a Russian I can not agree with you on Novaya Gazeta and Echo Moskvi. AFAIK those are very boring - whatever happens it's always one conclusion - Russian government is shit and country is going down. For example Snowden? Same - . Really, anything that happens anywhere - conclusion is always the same, it's just boring. Unbiased news source? LOL

about a year ago

EU Court Holds News Website Liable For Readers' Comments

Yomers Re:Self-censorship then? (246 comments)

Yes she does seems to promote sensible things and seems to understand what's going on. Comparing to our Russian counterparts that just add new topics to be included in firewall 'DROP' list in order to protect 'children' and rights holders - very very sensible.

about a year ago



Fukuppy, Fukushima Industries new mascot.

Yomers Yomers writes  |  about a year ago

Yomers (863527) writes "Fukuppy — the mascot of Osaka-based Fukushima Industries, which makes commercial freezers. It's a smiling egg with wings. "I'm Fukuppy. Nice to meet you," the mascot says on the company's website."
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