[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 1 points 3 hours ago

Putin jailed opposition parties and critical journalists. He holds elections, but doesn't give the actual numbers, meaning they're just polls.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 1 points 3 hours ago* (last edited 3 hours ago)

Hmmm? Do you know what game theory is? It explicitly deals with incentive structures and is how academics decode nations motives and goals.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 2 points 8 hours ago

I agree subject matter experts are important. That's why I linked to a professor on international relations and war who wrote a book on the subject.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -3 points 8 hours ago

Putin that applies to, not Zelenskyy.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -2 points 8 hours ago

They're referring to Tesla right? They replaced chrome with black a while ago.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -2 points 8 hours ago

It makes no sense as a diversion. Way too much effort for that. They thought they'd face little resistance, similar to Crimea.

Here's a game theory analysis on the causes of the war. https://youtu.be/pBwT-5z9R5A

Of course Russia's aims were to get Ukraine to accept their terms in Istanbul, namely that they get to keep what they've stolen. Fundamentally the same offer in the headline here.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -2 points 9 hours ago* (last edited 9 hours ago)

So stupid to support a dictator

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -3 points 9 hours ago

You think Russia will be able to take kiev now? Now that their military is badly mauled, they don't have the element of surprise, and Ukraine has much more equipment and training than when the war began?

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works -1 points 9 hours ago

At least on their home turf with their western equipment, yes. Russia is throwing pretty much everything at Ukraine, and Ukraine is doing pretty well.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 7 points 9 hours ago

Plus they're asking for more money that they haven't stolen yet. Russia doesn't even control large parts of the territory it's decided to annex.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 2 points 9 hours ago

Russia can claim anything is a political reason. Russia and a lot of western nations have more Nazis than Ukraine, but Russia still used that as a justification.

[-] JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works 1 points 9 hours ago

Why would they lose more than they've already lost? Their expectation is that western aid will continue, allowing them an advantage over Russia in the long term. Russia thinks Western aid will dry up (maybe due to trump being elected) so their anticipated outcome is better in the long run. When the question of enduring western aid is answered, there will be less of a difference in expectations, meaning continued conflict isn't advantages since it'd cost more than both sides gains expectations.

I highly recommend looking into the game theory behind the war. https://youtube.com/@gametheory101

submitted 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/stick@sh.itjust.works

Just make sure to return them when you're done! Maybe even add a new one if you find one.

The one I used was very nice. Has a nice heft all the way down, and was very straight.


cross-posted from: https://lemm.ee/post/29486021

cross-posted from: https://lemmit.online/post/2665486

this intricate pattern on a stick found while hiking in sedona, az

This is an automated archive made by the Lemmit Bot.

The original was posted on /r/mildlyinteresting by /u/delayed_milk on 2024-04-15 04:56:39.

submitted 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago) by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/interestingasfuck@lemmy.world

XiaoHao2 took these pics and videos from across the China boarder with a dgi drone in 2020. They uploaded just recently. Here's some more pics


OnStar reports location and speed data to the car manufacturer. Sometimes they will sell this data to insurance companies to raise your premium, as several news stores pointed out a few weeks ago. I couldn't really find an advantage to OnStar, (I have my phone to call emergency services) so I disabled it by pulling it's fuse.

For my 2019 bolt, it's f31 in the instrument panel fuse box, just down and to the left of the steering wheel. The fuse box cover comes off when you pull it hard from the bottom.

I was able to find which fuse went to OnStar in the owners manual and labeled on the inside of the fuse box cover. You should be able to find it for your model car there too if it uses OnStar.

I did have the casualty of my speaker for calls and texts. I'm not able to use it right now. I'll see if I can dig in and reconnect it somehow, but we'll see.

Who knows that other into they're snitching back to GM, or what they could do in the future, so I recommend disconnecting it. Good luck!


Folds down to fit inside a 1kg filament box. Upsidedown let's the complicated moving bits be in the base where there's less vibration. Krylan3D originally designed this to easily take in a backpack back and forth from college, but is now hired and working on designing other 3d printers. So the community has made improvements and made it easier to make yourself. Parts cost about $550.

submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/dataisbeautiful@lemmy.ml

As you reduce the amount of carbon emissions (the y axis) the methods to keep reducing carbon cost more (the x axis.)

This great graph came to my attention from this video from vlogbrothers. It also has some good explanations of what it means.

Note that carbon capture doesn't really make sense till you've exhausted all the other emission minimizing methods.

Source: https://www.edf.org/revamped-cost-curve-reaching-net-zero-emissions

submitted 4 months ago* (last edited 4 months ago) by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/imaginarydragons@leminal.space

Ancalagon the Black, the absolutely gargantuan dragon from the first age of middle earth!

This fantastic artwork is by Ruben de Vela. I think the sense of scale and immense power are remarkable.

But Earendil came, shining with white flame, and about Vingilot were gathered all the great birds of heaven and Thorondor was their captain, and there was battle in the air all the day and through a dark night of doubt. Before the rising of the sun Earendil slew Ancalagon the Black, the mightiest of the dragon-host, and cast him from the sky; and he fell upon the towers of Thangorodrim, and they were broken in his ruin. The Simarilian chapter 24

submitted 4 months ago by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/memes@sopuli.xyz

It can't be that hard, it's only two questions!

Credit to the original video (as far as I know) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgGAmZ1r7Yg

Which one would you choose? (external-content.duckduckgo.com)

A lightsaber stick or sword stick would also be an acceptable choice

submitted 6 months ago* (last edited 6 months ago) by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/dune@lemmy.world

I love the noise it makes and how it manages to look like a helicopter and biology inspired. And the wing folded dive to get to the spice harvester is just fantastic.

On the ground

In the air


Hopefully this will help lower objections to getting devices repaired

submitted 6 months ago by JohnDClay@sh.itjust.works to c/til@lemmy.world

These mini castles were built all over the city.

The reasons for the construction of so many towers are not clear. One hypothesis is that the richest families used them for offensive/defensive purposes during the period of the Investiture Controversy.

Only a few survive to the current day.

current day pic

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towers_of_Bologna https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1296207418306952

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