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👀 More evidence of disquiet/opposition in Russia’s armed forces about war in Ukraine. More revealing than the “opinion polls” too often cited in western media !
At least a thousand Russian national guardsmen are disobeying orders to go fight into Ukraine, wary of meeting the same fate as others wiped out in the war’s early days. @polinaivanovva reports: https://t.co/aINtBg3gto
max seddon @maxseddon
Here is what it looks like when I make the TV Forecast onboarding screens interactive. You might be wondering why I went to all the trouble of doing it this way. There are many reasons, but the main reason is, I felt like it.
Here’s a fun use of a transform matrix: the TV Forecast onboarding screen. That’s not a picture of the app. That’s the actual app, transformed. https://t.co/roKNIA0Xx2 https://t.co/SjGfkxj8Qp
Matt Comi @mattcomi
My “this new batch of conscripts isn’t going to Ukraine” t-shirt is raising a lot of questions already answered by the shirt. https://t.co/xvVgd5N1kb
Russia drafts 134,500 conscripts but says they won't go to Ukraine https://t.co/yjGOlmp3WP https://t.co/9NvPPff2ut
CNN reports 1/6 "7 hour gap" likely did not reflect falsification of records or an anomaly specific to that day, but rather Trump's general practice of not using the WH switchboard while in Oval Office (in part to keep his calls secret / avoid records) cnn.com/2022/03/31/pol…
Just making sure everyone read “The Bitter Lesson”, as it is one of the best compact pieces of insight into nature of progress in AI. Good habit to keep checking ideas on whether they pass the bitter lesson gut check
Ukraine is fighting for its very survival. We cannot allow it to lose.
After blaming the UK and US for Russia's war against Ukraine, the Russian lawmaker asserted that Ukraine shouldn't be allowed to exist: "It's a cancerous growth that needs to be eliminated all the way to the border with Poland. We can't allow even a small part of it to remain." https://t.co/dS6hXFmayf
Julia Davis @JuliaDavisNews
It is too bad that Russia let Joe Biden trick them into invading Ukraine but they could fix this by ending the invasion.
Russian MP Alexei Zhuravlyov: "We need to introduce a new term - 'Biden's war'. After all, they started everything that's now happening. Not yesterday or on 24 Feb, but long ago. And it led to this. It's Biden's war. He's in charge, but now he's pretending to be a peacemaker" https://t.co/HHjZDiZ8Qt
Francis Scarr @francska1
Amazon is a much larger employer, but the companies where unions could force genuinely massive levels of surplus-redistribution are the high-margin capital-lite tech companies like Facebook and Google.