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    The Communication Cube

    Some Orange leader says emergency calls might not work everywhere in France in case of power cuts this winter. French government says they're just whining for more attention and priority. Go figure.
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    Absurdism corner

    Who're-house - storage location for items with identity or relationship conflicts.
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    The Communication Cube

    Sorry if I forgot Hessen and France.
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    Absurdism corner

    Yes, it could be fraud. Or it could be poor work done at the store. Database not matching produce stand signs. Sometimes when buying vegetables or fruit in the supermarket I've found the number announced for one fruit didn't match what the scale printed when weighting it, so I didn't really...
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    War in Ukraine

    Sure, you're right. But I wonder if it would be cheaper to just let the bombs fall and replace the equipment instead of intercepting them. Of course the problem is you never know whether the bomb will reach a machine or an appartment with people. Reuters ran a story suggesting the purpose of...
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    War in Ukraine

    Well, I'm no expert. I think the missiles are very expensive, the suicide drones are cheaper but they fly lower and slower so they could be shot down with fire from old-fashioned antiaircraft turrets or even a machine gun if you're very lucky. The problem is Ukraine is big and has targets all...
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    War in Ukraine

    ACK But if it really was an S-300 the point is that they don't have enough autonomy to reach Przewodów from wherever the Russians or the Belorussians are able to fire from.So I heard, I don't know. Even with wrong coordinates it would fall short before getting there. Now, if it wasn't an S-300...
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    War in Ukraine

    Not sure, but I've heard Russia has used S-300, which are in theory ground to air, to hit ground targets when short of better weapons. I don't know if Ukraine may be doing the same, and maybe just confused a modified S-300 with a regular one, or used what they had against an incoming missile but...
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    The Communication Cube

    FBI is 'Extremely Concerned' about China's Influence Through TikTok on US Users Some sensible opinion from the FBI for a change. But it's still a FBI pot calling a Chinese government kettle black. Why else did privacy shield fail and Goggle Analytics found to infringe the GDPR in Austria, Italy...
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    War in Ukraine

    Yes. But did they get bombed too ? or it is just that they buy electricity from Ukraine and the Ukranian grid was damaged ? Some months ago I think Ukraine offered to sell more electricity to neighbours because with all refugees out of the country they were consuming less than their production...
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    War in Ukraine

    2 people dead in Poland, at the border with Ukraine, apparently because of Russian missiles. Poland is of course a NATO member (and UE, and Schengen, etc.). Glups. Russia says it wasn¡'t them. USA says they can't confirm it was Russia. Poland keeps holding crisis meetings.
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    War in Ukraine

    Well. Now it's November and I haven't heard anything more. Has anyone heard of any operations in Algeria? Looks like Russia may have other worries now. Sorry for the Polisario, but happy if at least there's peace.
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    The Lottery and Gambling Thread

    We're having another Chinese rocket falling tomorrow somewhere between NewYork and Cape Town and then some. Even this lottery is getting boring... EDIT: this is fuzzy as hell and will change in no time, but right now it's pointing near De Santis house ?
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    Absurdism corner

    Today in slashdot:
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    The Communication Cube

    And particularly to a strip club where some performers are 20 times better than others :p. Or you were just unlucky that you didn't meet the performer that just left the bank after exchanging last night tips for bigger notes, and left them with a surplus of $1 notes they had to get rid of...
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