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Google Closing Engineering Office In Russia

avgapon Re:Growing Isolation (157 comments)

I think that oil prices above $100 made Putin and many Russians dizzy. I think that Russian government wouldn't do many things it did if not for all the easy money.

about two weeks ago
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Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

avgapon Russia plans a lot of good things (236 comments)

Russia plans a lot of good things, but most of the things that it actually does are not so good or, even, are so not good.

about a month ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

avgapon segregation (323 comments)

so, do you know when racial segregation was outlawed in your country?

about 2 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

avgapon Re:Western tecnology (201 comments)

Very funny. Yes, Russia (in the Soviet Union incarnation) has been known for its advances in space and weaponry and related sciences. Not so much in earthly matters. Witness Russia's agriculture, automotive industry, etc. Surprisingly, oil extraction is also on the list.

about 3 months ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

avgapon Western tecnology (201 comments)

Russia won't be able to make any use of that discovery without western technology. That's why they needed Exxon's help. So, this is a leverage on the Russians who depend on the oil money.

about 3 months ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

avgapon Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

Not really, they simply didn't have such forces to both keep their positions and to attack at several different places with such large forces.Their alleged "teleporting" to Novoazovsk area is also remarkable.

about 4 months ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

avgapon Re:Sigh... (789 comments)

As a Ukrainian let me say this to you - you are full of shit.

about 4 months ago
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Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

avgapon Re:Which Invasion? (205 comments)

You mixed cause and effect. The separatists became capable of defeating the Ukrainian army after the influx of heavy armor and weapons. Before that they were losing and retreating all the time.

about 4 months ago
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The High-Tech Warfare Behind the Israel - Hamas Conflict

avgapon Re:Hamas are Terrorists (402 comments)

Please don't talk about Ukraine if you don't really know anything about it and its history.

about 5 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

avgapon Re:"Issue on board" (752 comments)

I agree about your point on Russian citizens. They are just people like all other. They have different opinions, etc. But the same could be said about e.g. Nazi Germany. Most Germans were still normal people. There were some fanatics. There was Hitler at the top. Mostly normal people, but still a very evil country/state. The analogies with what happens in Russia now are striking, IMO.

about 5 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

avgapon Re:"Issue on board" (752 comments)

The only question is if a country behaves like a beast how far are you willing to go to keep the beast happy? You know, like in those fairy tales about dragons - either you keep making sacrifices (gold, virgins, etc) or the dragon gets angry and burns you to ashes.

about 5 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

avgapon Re:Spanish ground control has seen two Ukrainian j (752 comments)

Do you think that there are ground control operators in Ukraine that speak Spanish but not English? google about that guy, you'll find some information.

about 5 months ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

avgapon Re:Ah. (752 comments)

Actually there were no BUKs there, so the separatists couldn't get any from UA military. If they have BUKs then those cam from Russia. It's a standard scheme - the separatists claim to have captured something from the army and then they get that from Russia. Often times in 10x quantities comparing to their claims.

about 5 months ago
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US Arrests Son of Russian MP In Maldives For Hacking

avgapon Russians kidnap Ukrainians from Ukrainian soil (176 comments)

Russians kidnap Ukrainians from Ukrainian soil for 'trial' in Russia. See film director Oleg Sentsov who was kidnapped from Cirmea. See Nadia Savchenko, a Ukrainian military officer, who was captured by separatist fighters and moved to Russia.

about 5 months ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

avgapon Re:Lets Get Real (340 comments)

You may have a point, but it is implausible that vacuum tubes can be more reliable than solid semiconductor designs. I am old enough to have used Soviet electronics with vacuum tubes.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

avgapon Re:Lets Get Real (340 comments)

I was with you until you mentioned Crimea.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Wants To Replace US Computer Chips With Local Processors

avgapon Re:Good luck with that (340 comments)

There is an opinion that the USSR had lost the computer race because the party leaders chose to steal and clone western designs and software instead of doing their own thing, of which the USSR scientists and researchers would be rather capable.

about 6 months ago

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Popular list archive Gmane stopped working

avgapon avgapon writes  |  more than 2 years ago

avgapon (1851536) writes "It seems that the popular web-archive (and NNTP interface) for many mailing lists stopped working some time yesterday.
The site and the NNTP interface keep working, but no new messages appear there."

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Moron removes Jeff Bonwick's wikipedia entry

avgapon avgapon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

avgapon (1851536) writes "Some moron has removed Jeff Bonwick's wikipedia article for insufficient noteworthiness:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bonwick
Cached article by Google:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:aok0PuIutkMJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bonwick+jeff+bonwick&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk
I guess slab allocator, LZJB and ZFS get invented by every other guy every other day.

In other news, Jeff Bonwick is leaving Oracle:
http://blogs.sun.com/bonwick/entry/and_now_page_2"

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