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Oct. 20th, 2019 @ 05:49 pm
[info]mindbound

Kamēr The Expanse ceturtā sezona vēl nav nonākusi no konveijera, būs jāpārskatās pirmās trīs, lai atsvaidzinātu atmiņu. Tas viennozīmīgi ir labākais sci-fi seriāls, ko jebkad esmu redzējis (un ļoti solīds grāmatu cikls), ļoti iesaku visiem, kam varētu patikt cilvēcīgas un necilvēcīgas problēmas cietā zinātniskajā fantastikā.

Also, ejiet un skatieties Ad Astra. Tā ir filma izteikti ne bez savām vājajām vietām (konkrētāk: viss, kas sižetā saistīts ar Saules sistēmai draudošajām lielajām briesmām, ir klajš un pilnīgs absurds, kas, pie tam, nemaz nav vajadzīgs pašam stāstam), bet, tik un tā, ir viena no divām manis šajā dekādē redzētajām labajām filmām par kosmosā braukšanas tematiku (divarpus, ja laipni izturas pret Interstellar, kur lieliskie melnie caurumi tomēr ne gluži atsvēra sižeta un zinātnes caurumus).

Vēl citās, tikpat nesvarīgās, ziņās, beidzot pamanījos saplēst savas to pašu iepriekšminēto dekādi kalpojušās 5.11 Tactical bikses. Statuss no “neiznīcināmām” tiek pārcelts uz “gandrīz neiznīcināmām”.

Current Mood: working
Current Music: Creation VI - Beringia: Conversation Of Elements

Oct. 19th, 2019 @ 07:25 pm
[info]ulvs, posting in [info]pajautaa
Tikko, pirms nepilnām 5 minūtēm, Brīvības un Matīsa ielas krustojuma rajonā dzirdēju tādu kā trauksmes sirēnu, kā frekvence kāpa no zemas, uz augstu. Uzkāpa līdz zināmam augstumam un pārstāja skanēt. Internetā nav nekā par to, ka notiktu tests. Varbūt kāds vēl dzirdēja?

Oct. 19th, 2019 @ 01:02 pm
[info]artis
"The US Navy has deployed sea lions to detect divers in the Persian Gulf.[18] The sea lion is trained to detect the diver, connect a marker buoy to his leg by a C-shaped handcuff-like clamp, surface, and then bark loudly to raise the alarm. 20 sea lions have been trained for this at the US Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego. Some have been flown to Bahrain to help the Harbor Patrol Unit to guard the US Navy's 5th Fleet. Sea lions adapt easily to warm water, can dive repeatedly and swim up to 25 mph, can see in near-darkness, and can determine the direction of underwater sound. In training the sea lions have been known to chase divers onto land.

In 1970 to 1980 trained dolphins killed 2 Russian frogmen who were putting limpet mines on a US cargo ship in Cam Ranh bay in Vietnam. Subsequently, Russian PDSS frogmen were trained to fight back against trained dolphins. In an incident on the coast of Nicaragua PDSS frogmen killed trained anti-frogman dolphins. Arrival of underwater rifles and pistols seems to make the trained animal threat less."

https://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-navys-combat-dolphins-are-serious-military-assets-2015-3?r=US&IR=T

Meklēju vertebrologuOct. 19th, 2019 @ 12:45 pm
[info]pichshsh, posting in [info]pajautaa
Nesen magnētiskajā rezonansē man atklājās muguras spondiloze ar ietekmi uz nervu saknītēm, konsultējos ar vienu vertebrologu (mugurdakteri), bet man viņš nešķita līdz galam uzticams, tāpēc vēlētos profesionālu second opinion. Vai varat ieteikt?

52hOct. 19th, 2019 @ 12:41 am
[info]ingmars
Pabeidzu Final Fantasy III. Vairākas nedēļas nevarēju iziet pēdējo cietoksni, bet šodien beidzot izdevās. Sakritības rezultātā šodien pastā saņēmu Final Fantasy IV.

ENDOct. 18th, 2019 @ 12:58 pm
[info]ingmars
Es nerunāju daudz.

Oct. 18th, 2019 @ 10:34 am
[info]anonymous
Man šķiet, ka esmu salauzis ribu.

Oct. 17th, 2019 @ 06:06 pm
[info]artis
Trump’s pullout from Syria is a tabloid-friendly illustration of the consequences of three decades of European security free-riding. After the end of the Cold War, the United States lost its strategic need to protect Europe. Europe may still be an economic superpower—able to impose global obligations on even the largest companies—but it is not a military superpower.

Wealth is only as good as the rules-based international order that upholds property rights, free trade, and market-based economic institutions. Or, in other words: That pile of gold is very useful—until the people with guns come and take it.

Without a shared defense policy, pooled military assets, and common military doctrine, the continent’s eastern flank will be vulnerable.

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/10/16/trump-abandoned-the-kurds-poland-and-the-baltics-could-be-next/

uzmanies RihardOct. 17th, 2019 @ 06:00 pm
[info]psihs
lai viņš brauc ellē!

YCOct. 17th, 2019 @ 01:13 pm
[info]ingmars
Your country.

#kojimastrongOct. 17th, 2019 @ 12:56 pm
[info]ingmars
A Hideo Kojima game.

strādnieki - nesējiOct. 16th, 2019 @ 05:58 pm
[info]kants, posting in [info]pajautaa
kur var nolīgt cilvēkus, kas nones no 4. stāva būvgružus un uznes būvmateriālus?
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Oct. 16th, 2019 @ 05:56 pm
[info]anonymous
Pirmoreiz pēc 46 gadiem gulēju ar mammu apskāvies. Žēl tikai, ka slimnīcā.

Didgori 2 biļetesOct. 16th, 2019 @ 02:24 pm
[info]tvarj, posting in [info]pajautaa
Vai ir še kāds, kurš vēlas atpirkt biļetes uz aiziet rīt uz Didgori koncertu?
man šausmīgi gribas tikt pašai, bet arī ir kursu noslēgums un no way in hell :(((((


Didgori ir gruzīnu dziedājumi un, ja tev šobrīd ir smagi ap sirdi, tad šis ir īstais, kas ir vajadzīgs, jo tie gruzīnu a capella vienkārši paceļ augstumos un dziedē! ticiet man, es esmu bijusi!

Oct. 16th, 2019 @ 09:00 am
[info]artis
The Swiss Federal Court ordered the deportation of a second-generation Turkish immigrant who had committed 61 crimes within a two-year period. The 25-year-old was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment and will have to leave Switzerland after serving his sentence. Local and judicial authorities in canton Bern determined that integration had failed and that it was reasonable to send him to Turkey even though he had never lived there.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/violent-husband-_non-integrated-imam-forced-to-leave-switzerland/45299870?utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=own-posts&utm_source=Facebook&utm_content=o&fbclid=IwAR0M62Caq4X813VkLLwyk5zqJyNehE1hwCegStpdcVwBIZ23leiWhqh96qk

Oct. 15th, 2019 @ 07:00 pm
[info]lavendera, posting in [info]pajautaa
Man ir telefonproblēma! Grupa lādē savus mobilos no auto akumulatora, bet kad es pieslēdzu savu Huavei P10, mana baterija kļūst nevis pilnāka, bet tukšāka!!! Kas par lietu? Kā to novērst? Nakšņojam krūmos, elektrotīkla te nav.

Optimizācija Oct. 15th, 2019 @ 05:00 pm
[info]kautskis
Sākot no decembra vilcieni vairs nepieturēs Sedā, jo tur vidēji 0,2 pasažieŗi iekāpjot.

Es pat pilns pasažieris neskaitos. Skumji!

Oct. 15th, 2019 @ 03:18 pm
[info]artis
the evolving American view of Syria is really little more than a microcosm of an evolving American view of the Middle East writ large. American troop deployments throughout the region have been plunging for a decade and are now down to about one-tenth of their peak. America now has more troops in Afghanistan than the rest of the region combined, and that deployment is well on its way to a complete phase out. CENTCOM HQ in Qatar will almost certainly be closed soon (you don’t need a forward command center if there’s nothing to command). The Iraq advisory force is leaving. Kuwait, once the launchpad for multiple wars, has been reduced to lilypad status. The Turks are certain to eject U.S. forces from the Incirlik base within a year.

Last month the Iranians launched a drone and missile attack on Saudi energy facilities, taking some 5 million barrels of daily output offline. Under normal circumstances that would have prompted massive American military retaliation. Instead, Trump’s response to MBS’ call for assistance was something along the lines of, “sorry, I have a fundraiser.” For those of you who think oil is a globalized commodity and so the U.S. remains vulnerable to price swings, think again. The president has preexisting authority to limit U.S. crude exports. Should global prices get too crazy, an executive order can keep U.S. shale output at home, splitting the North American energy market off from the global market. The Saudi headache is now optional.

Turkey and the United States have been pulling apart for three decades. In a world where Soviet containment is the end-all be-all, the alliance was everything. Remove the Soviet threat, however, and the Turks have interests in the Balkans, Caucasus, Persia, Mesopotamia and the Levant that have next to nothing to do with American interests.

If the Americans really don’t have an interest in maintaining a global Order, then the Middle East is barren of American national interests and it can now firmly be someone else’s problem. It isn’t nice. It isn’t responsible. It won’t be pretty. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.

Russian forces can really only operate in Syria with Turkish acquiescence. With the Americans gone and the Turks ramping up, it's probably the Russians’ turn to GTFO of the region. If they don’t, a direct Turkish-Russian clash that leaves the Russians on the wrong side of all their backup will ensue. The climbdown and/or massacre would be globally humiliating.

Europe is… screwed. It is one thing to have to deal with a prickly Turkey who stays at home. It is quite another to have Europe’s largest land army deploying in force in a way that most Europeans have publicly condemned. With the exception of the French, no European power has the capacity of independent power projection to the region. And now Turkey is publicly threatening to herd millions of Syrian refugees to Europe’s doorstep unless the Europeans shut up about Turkey’s new military campaign. After the United States, Turkey ties with Russia for being Europe’s most important partner. Expect those ties to burn in the months to come.

Second, the Americans going pseudo-mercenary is about to be the new normal. If you cannot provide something shiny to bait the Americans into your region (cash is shiny), then you are on your own. That development will reverberate far beyond the Persian Gulf region.

https://mailchi.mp/zeihan/goodbye-to-the-middle-east

pulkstenisOct. 15th, 2019 @ 02:24 pm
[info]zeme, posting in [info]pajautaa
achtung, attention , pozor, uwaga.

Kur palicis un vai būs atpakaļ vietā LMT mājas lielais pulkstenis? Ne vairs pareizs laiks, ne datums , ne temperatūra zināms.

dārgie kristiešiOct. 15th, 2019 @ 12:55 pm
[info]ingmars
Dārgie kristieši, lūdzu, pārstājiet draudēt man un manai ģimenei.
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