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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

dunkelfalke Re:wait, what? (451 comments)

Yes he does. Because Alphawolf_HK is a college kid with no real life experience himself.

yesterday
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

dunkelfalke Re:This (293 comments)

You have planned to nuke Moscow long before that. Fortunately, you were too afraid of the second strike.

Besides, the new Ukraine's national guard was recruited from neo-Nazi paramilitaries and they are what the current junta in Kiev uses as anti terror task force in eastern Ukraine.

2 days ago
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Is Crimea In Russia? Internet Companies Have Different Answers

dunkelfalke Re:This (293 comments)

Here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
What they shout is "One nation, one language, one fatherland. Hang the Russians".

Or here:
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvtXGMmrVB0"
"Cut the Russian's throats".

3 days ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

dunkelfalke Re:German != English (431 comments)

Heh, as a native Russian speaker I can tell you that it is indeed easier to learn English :-)

3 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

dunkelfalke Re:Russia (312 comments)

Yes you're right, but there was nothing illegal here. The democratically elected parliament voted for early elections and to impeach the president after deciding to support the will of their constituents (the Ukrainian people). That's not illegal by any measure, therefore, it wasn't a coup.

Sure it was a coup and the vote for impeachment happened after the coup. Even better, the vote has actually failed and was unconstitutional at the same time (the case was not reviewed by the constitutional court and the vote also failed to achieve the required 3/4 majority).

It was more akin to the parliament voting to impeach the president and then resigning themselves.

Not really. The parliament has not resigned themselves, they have built a provisonal government that acts like it was a permanent one. A provisional government has only two responsibilities: prepairing for an upcoming election and keeping the population safe. Changes to the constitution, quick and dirty creations of controversal laws and so on are not responsibilities of a provisional government. But if you consider what happened as a coup, then it all starts making sense.

I think his comment was largely hyperbole, but really, he's right. Putin has a long history of rigged polls. If there was anything legitimate about the view of the Crimean people in the referendum then why did Putin have to deny international observers, limit all propaganda to pro-Russian propaganda, shut down all communication in and out of Crimea prior to the referendum?

I am not saying that the situation on Crimea wasn't a sham. There was no need to rig that vote really, the majority would have voted for an annexation anyway. Just told GP to keep his feet on the ground in his hate of Russia, that is all.

4 days ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

dunkelfalke Re:Tested on school children? (431 comments)

I was born in the USSR. We were taught reading in the kindergarden at the age of five (well, my parents have taught me to read at the age of four because I kept pestering them about that). At school it was assumed that everyone was able to read so we have started to learn writing with the start of the first grade.

4 days ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

dunkelfalke Re:Will it help them get a job? (431 comments)

Heh heh, everything you have described - except for the dt problem obviously - is exactly the same here in Germany.

By the way, what you call "Engelse ziekte", we call "Deppenleerzeichen" - "idiot's blank".

4 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

dunkelfalke Re:Hardly (312 comments)

Neither Georgia nor Ukraine were stable in first place. In fact, except for Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and maybe Kazakhstan and Russia. All the other former Soviet republics are unstable.

Ukraine was divided and restless since 1991 and has been a failed state for years. Georgia had a civil war in early nineties and all the war in 2008 was basically a continuation of it. Armenia and Azerbaijan still hate each other's guts for many reasons, Uzbekistan had the Andijan massacre, Tajikistan had a civil war for years, Kyrgyzstan had a revolution four years ago, Turkmenistan is like North Korea except for natural gas, and Moldova is divided between lesser Romania and Transnistria after the civil war in the nineties.

4 days ago
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Is Germany Raising a Generation of Illiterates?

dunkelfalke Re:German != English (431 comments)

Russian is, I would say, in a way quite similar. There are a lot of orthographic rules because words are often spoken in a different way than they are written (often because the written version came not from Russian but from Old Church Slavonic) and has a quite complex grammar. Only the word order in a sentence is way more relaxed in Russian than in German (or in many other languages), but that is all due to the complex fusional grammar.

4 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

dunkelfalke Re:Russia (312 comments)

You have missed the word "typically". Besides, the actual coup was, in fact, executed by a small group of armed neo-Nazis, who acted after they have seen that Yanukovich has agreed to a snap election and other compromises. For that coup these neo-Nazis have received quite a lot of gratitude from the current regime - a post of vice prime minister, general prosecutor, and so on. The current regime also made this unofficial paramilitary group official by forming the core of the new national guard out of them.

Now look. It is a coup after all. One that has used a popular uprising by useful Galician idiots to seize power and made that unfortunate Situation in Crimea and Donbass possible.

4 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

dunkelfalke Re:Russia (312 comments)

There was a huge amount of corruption and fraud in the previous election.

Sorry for quoting Wikipedia, but
"According to all international organizations observing the election, allegations of electoral fraud in relation to the first round ballot were unfounded, they declared that the conduct of the elections was within internationally recognized democratic standards and a testament to the will of the people of Ukraine"

It wasn't a coup. The Ukrainian military stayed mostly out of it. It was a popular uprising.

Yes it was a coup d'etat. A coup does not have to be a military one. Every illegal usurpation of the government is a coup.

Putin gets 95+% in his elections. That's how Russian "democracy" works.

No. Even in the most fraudulent vote outcome (Rostov region) Putin has received 58.99% of the votes.

It is stupid to hate people, but you are free to do it. Just get your facts straight, before you spill that hate, ok?

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

dunkelfalke Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (852 comments)

Well, just imagine how strained the economy will be when the results of global warming hit.
Your answer reminds me of that guy who was caught trying to smuggle some radioactive isotope in his pants.

about a week ago
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Japan Orders Military To Strike Any New North Korea Missiles

dunkelfalke Re:Throwing a hissy-fit (107 comments)

Why do you think that Putin tries to start anything? That bloodless coup in Crimea has achieved several goals at the same time, there is no need to do anything else.

Now there is no need to sell gas at discount prices in exchange for the military bases on Crimea, and, since NATO won't take members with unresolved territorial differences, there is some added security due to that. The move also secured popularity for Putin since Crimea never was seen as belonging to Ukraine by Russians.

And now it also does not matter what temper-tantrum Ukraine throws (as they did continuously since 1991) because now it is EU's problem, not Russia's. I, for one, am not happy at all about this wannabe-EU-member. Ukraine is a failed state and Ukrainians never have bothered to do anything about it. And no, Maidan doesn't count, neither now, nor in 1990, in 2000, in 2004 or 2010. It was just mob rule, nothing constructive has come out of it.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

dunkelfalke Re:"Free" Windows (387 comments)

I have used phones with Windows Mobile for years. I actually liked them a lot. This kind of an interface is just fine with a resistive touchscreen and a stylus.

about two weeks ago
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A Third of Consumers Who Bought Wearable Devices Have Ditched Them

dunkelfalke I love my MOTOACTV (180 comments)

But I don't wear it, my bike does.

about two weeks ago
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UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific"

dunkelfalke Re:Excellent, but .... (188 comments)

Well, they can always ask Sea Shepherd.

about three weeks ago
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CISPA's Author Has Another Privacy-Killing Bill To Pass Before He Retires

dunkelfalke Re:I always find it interesting. . . (138 comments)

Well, isn't "stuck-in-the-1950's" actually a very good description for a conservative person?

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

dunkelfalke Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

The Supreme Soviet has existed until 1993 when it was replaced by the Duma. USSR was dissolved in 1991. And now you know.

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

dunkelfalke Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Well, duh.
The Supreme Soviet gave, the Supreme Soviet has taken away.

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

dunkelfalke Re:I dont get it (551 comments)

Well, unfortunately Ukraine forgets what happened to them when Moscow was happy with them. Like giving the whole Donbass to the Ukrainian SSR in 1919, Novorossiya in 1922, parts of western Ukraine in 1939 and Crimea in 1954. Without all this generosity, Ukraine would be much smaller today.

Oddly enough, both Khrushchov and Brezhnev were Ukrainians.

about three weeks ago

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