Ukraine and Only Ukraine. If it isn't about Ukraine then fuck off

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spankoka

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I thought that piece of aircraft looked a little too shredded to be duct-taped back into action.
The tape used in aviation and motorsports for minor faults is called "speed tape"-yes; both Airlines and stock car racers use it sometimes. I taped in my battens with rigging tape, I wonder what would happen with speed tape.
 

Teener

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I never understood that. For a near mach 2 aircraft, anyone behind has already launched a missile from 30 miles back. Are you shooting the missile or the interceptor? Neither will end in much joy.
The bullets are stationary when they exit the muzzle. Takes deceleration out of the ballistics calculation. When you're targeting computer is using vacuum tubes, every simplification helps.
 

Ishmael

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A very interesting interview with Fiona Hill. Smart lady.

It’s been nearly eight months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops and tanks over the border into Ukraine, and a lot has changed in that time. Ukraine has shown itself to be a far more robust military force than pretty much anyone predicted. Talk has changed from wondering how long Ukraine could hold out to how much territory it can retake — and to when and how the war will end.
But it’s still hard to imagine how Putin’s war on Ukraine will conclude. Does Putin even have an endgame? If he really wants to control Ukrainian territory, why does he seem so bent on destroying it?

To get insights into these questions, I reached out to Fiona Hill, one of America’s most clear-eyed observers of Russia and Putin, who served as an adviser to former President Donald Trump and gained fame for her testimony in his first impeachment trial. In the early days of Russia’s war on Ukraine, Hill warned in an interview with POLITICO that what Putin was trying to do was not only seize Ukraine but destroy the current world order. And she recognized from the start that Putin would use the threat of nuclear conflict to try to get his way.

 

spankoka

Super Anarchist
The bullets are stationary when they exit the muzzle. Takes deceleration out of the ballistics calculation. When you're targeting computer is using vacuum tubes, every simplification helps.
Yes; the firing solution may be the straight piece of coat hanger through the filing cards. Times change more slowly than we think.
 

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