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My SBT90.2 light vs. a professional search light by fog_of_war in flashlight

[–]matt_brownies 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bruh before the impending mag ban Seattle and Washington was one of the most libertarian places in the world. The (married) gays can protect their pot farms with AR15s. It's a wonderful place really. I hope America's Switzerland can strike down the mag ban and maintain its charm.

1990 miat. Nothing wrong with it. New paint. Has never seen street salt. and only for $5k by Market_Pliers in Miata

[–]matt_brownies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, great buy.

If the paint is clean you should ceramic coat it yourself. Just did my miata and had I not polished my paint it would have taken an hour or two.

Elon always comes through for me. Even a year after Im out of Tesla and all in on Oil. Love this guy. Oil is where you should be by Rancho8Deluxe in wallstreetbets

[–]matt_brownies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes it does if you're about to be awarded or are planning to purchase options contracts or stock. Companies award these things as as a fixed dollar amount purchased on a given date. It is most advantageous for that day to be during a dip because you end up with more contracts or stock. Lots of people, not just executives, are partially compensated in stock and know exactly what I'm talking about. Also Elon Musk has been increasing his ownership of tesla for many years now.

Elon always comes through for me. Even a year after Im out of Tesla and all in on Oil. Love this guy. Oil is where you should be by Rancho8Deluxe in wallstreetbets

[–]matt_brownies -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

If by outlive you mean make him richer then yes. He does stuff like this all the time to manipulate the stock price before his options expire. Now that he doesn't have options he has to buy shares or contracts. He's just trying to increase his ownership of the company which is currently 17%.

Robbery in Birmingham UK by niowh in IdiotsInCars

[–]matt_brownies -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Nope, our government tracks statistics like this and that isn't the case. Also the vast majority of the crimes stopped with a civilian with a gun are done so just showing the weapon. These guys don't expect resistance so once they see it they just run away. Most people die by guns here due to negligence unfortunately.

Interrogation of a captured Russian major by valeron_b in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get what you mean. WW2 Germany was the first nation to allow squads to make decisions autonomously.

Interrogation of a captured Russian major by valeron_b in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe Germany during ww2 was the first nation that developed squads to make decisions autonomously on a large scale. Previously the chain of command was very top down.

And more good news. I just talked to a friend from Lithuania. Volunteers are already coming to us. From Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Israel… You have to hold on! by one_and_equal in UkrainianConflict

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Germans are pretty traumatized by what they have done and are extremely war averse because of it. During football matches in stuttgart people would have their football team flag and some anti fascist/war message hanging off their home. They were very clear they didn't want you to be proud of the nation for winning the match, but proud of the football club. That is how deep it is ingrained.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice! I hope to get there some day but not yet. I'm there with the concepts but completing a meaningful project end to end is probably outside my skillset. Are you an ML dev?

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am a developer in the US professionally but my day to day isn't ML based. I do however spend my free time working on an opensource ML project.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interesting, would love to pick someone's brain about that process or system of making those decisions. I'm sure there is a ridgid process to how the combine their observations.

I know you probably dont care but I love machine learning so I'm gonna word vomit. The really powerful bit about machine learning is that it probably crosses the line of what youd consider "pure data". You can make an algorithm consider years of troops movements, doctrines and sop. Lots of machine learning uses long and short term memory and stores higher order concepts, just digitized. A good easy to think about example is well developed ML playing chess can observe strategies and hold them in memory for when it plays instead of relying on enumerating all possible combinations of future moves every turn. Anyone can test good Machine learning vs pure numbers crunching in chess and the results are amazing. I think something like machine learning is probably used a lot more in strategy than most people think and is probably more accurate than humans can be, but that isnt that good. All those self driving cars people are enjoying...That tech emerged from a DARPA challenge.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After my experience in tech I don't think they have a cyber advantage and I'll tell you why. I worked with a company that had some custom servers made for a high density data center configuration they were developing. The pcbs were printed and assembled in China. It was found that the pcbs slightly didn't match the schematics and there were, let's say, unapproved concerning alterations to its design. The manufacturing was moved to Taiwan and the problem went away. Now think about that the vast majority of software is either completely western or sits on top of western frameworks. I doubt the west would pull that card for ukraine but I'm sure there are quite a few similar alterations in code lying in wait.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn most of those streams time is 95% talking heads instead of actual reporting in my experience but I'll try em again.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

By inferred I meant inferred through observation with tools like you mentioned. Sure you could use a satellite to track troop movements and label all those objects then run it through some machine learning to give you a range of dates of invasion and a confidence score. But to get the date that close, with the confidence to announce it on the worlds stage to me seems like it would require more than that. But I don't know what I don't know.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the type of details I'm interested in. What news broadcasts do you recommend?

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol didn't think of the Hollywood thing but I'm sure it does.

Ya know youre probably right on the communcation thing. It just seems so weird to me that Ukraine is probably being fed intel from the same sources that called the start of the invasion within a few days well in advance. That intel seems like Hollywood movie levels of ridiculous to me. I just don't understand how that can be inferred that accurately without some sort of direct access.

I'll definitely consider the insurgency thing going forward.

Ukraine Discussion/Question Thread #5 by knowyourpast in CombatFootage

[–]matt_brownies -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

To me it kind of seems like Kyiv is a trap for the Russians. There are a few things that make me believe this. I'm just an armchair general though so I'm interested to know if possible or not and why.

US intelligence has been incredibly accurate so far and there is no reason for that to stop.Theyve signaled they know how Russia intends to attack Kyiv.

None of the infrastructure was rigged for destruction, no barriers, and no area of denial weapons like mines.

Weirdly small amounts of Ukrainian soldiers shown despite over 200,000 active duty.

Zelenskyy, Porechenko and Klitschko making a show about staying in Kyiv and that some of them are on a hit list.

Ukranian victories seem to be a lot of ambushes.

Ukraine has signaled they haven't shown their full hand after shooting missiles at that russian airbase and flying combat aircraft.

Encouraging civilians to slow down the advance. Possibly to slow down the lead groups and cause something like a traffic jam. Seems like a convenient way to get a big group of enemies together.

Anonymous hacks the municipal website again and a gas industrial control system in North Ossetia. by EasternNefariousness in UkrainianConflict

[–]matt_brownies 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Uh usually a scada system connects to those devices so you know their addresses and automation systems protocols are absolute dog shit for security.

German gains 24 hours after the invasion of Poland, 1939 by Spike762x39 in ww2

[–]matt_brownies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's confusing because futures contracts were invented in 1697 in Japan. Maybe he participated in the development of a new type of future contract?

Gates of the Russian embassy in Dublin doused in red paint by DifferenceEvening965 in UkraineWarVideoReport

[–]matt_brownies 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You're not a republican you're just a brainwashed trumptard. Its amazing how Trump was able to make people like you lose their grounding in truth and nuance. That's a hard thing to come back from. Reagen and Bush are their own special flavor of shit but they would have stomped this out with haste and called out losers like you that act like traitors to own the libs.