People never cease to amaze me. In a bad way:
- Apple is using child labor.
- Tesla - locks workers in factories in China.
- Google - knows more about you than you do.
- Microsoft - pushing their OS with bribes.
- The U.S. government keeps an eye on everyone. And it adds fuel to the flames of military conflicts.

In a week no one will remember this. Everyone will still be rich on Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates. The man with the iPhone will still be cool. The U.S. is still the most democratic country in the world.

It's a theater of the absurd, an anti-utopia.


I think it really depends on the school. It's just that I'm graduating school now, and we've been through it all. By the way, our "life safety" teacher is a retired military man.

It seems to me that anyone who has graduated from school in Russia knows how to:
- Provide minimal medical care
- Quickly put on a gas mask
- Disassemble and reassemble an AK-74.

They also have a theoretical knowledge of:
- Half-life of nuclear isotopes (needed in a nuclear explosion)
- Types of chemical warfare agents and how they work
- Biological weapons
- Cumulative explosion warheads
- Antitank and antipersonnel mines
- Explosion time and the radius of a grenade's fragments

No, this is not a joke. This is really taught in Russian schools.

Propaganda is practiced by all states: Russia, Ukraine, the United States, China. Propaganda is not something unequivocally good or bad. Healthy lifestyles are also promoted.

Now because of the *special operation in Ukraine* propaganda from Russia + China and USA + Ukraine has intensified. Here are some common wartime propaganda:
1. Either you support us or you support the enemy. There is no third option.
2. Our side suffers minimal losses, the enemy's losses are huge.
3. We fight fair, the enemy uses forbidden techniques/weapons.
4. This war did not happen because of us. Someone else is to blame for the start of the war.

I, of course, expected that some things would become more expensive or disappear from sale. For example: imported medicines, tea, sweets, smartphones, and many other things. But how did this happen with printer paper?

The forest and the factories are in Russia. It turns out that it is all about imported Finnish chemicals.

Today I walked into a stationery shop. They were out of "SvetoCopy" paper, only "Snegurochka" was left. And they also don't know when the next batch will arrive.

This pack cost 700 rubles. Other stores have already raised the price to 1200 rubles.

As soon as hard times come to Russia, people buy up:
- Buckwheat (long shelf life and quite nutritious)
- Sugar (used for preservation)
- Salt (you can live without sugar, but not without salt)
- Matches (just out of habit)

@hn50 That's why I use Linux:) There is always a choice in open source software, but not in proprietary software.

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