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About Ratticus

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  1. Ratticus

    Looking for some older RAM

    Only got 2 Gig sticks...! Ebay !
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    Looking for some older RAM

    How much you need? I think I have a few - does it need to be 4GB - definitely have lots of 2G. If not like $15 ea on Ebaybay
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    War is brewing in Asia

    Where them links I'm in IT dude. This is disaster week. WannaCry mitigation for all my clients.. Maybe you need some lend-lease assistance with fighting that front? Don't need to justify - just wanted to remind. Anyway back to the original topic - I think there's a level of pragmatism in North Korea's strategies that is often overlooked. I found this article on the topic interesting: https://medium.com/defiant/a-lot-of-what-you-know-about-north-korea-is-racist-nonsense-a625256b51cc
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    Righteous Rep Request

    https://youtu.be/cv04zR_G_kE?t=5m10s
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    Righteous Rep Request

    Mate cause you a filthy skin rat who disrespected la clique. Also I reckon you need a little script to keep you in line.
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    War is brewing in Asia

    Where them links
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    Righteous Rep Request

    Starred
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    Bro how are you still running anything XP?! I reckon the go nowadays if I were to buy my next system is second hard server hardware imported. My quad core opteron 2.1 GHZ (memory) "high efficiency" CPU's were about $17 ea USD maybe 2-3 years ago, I got four of them cheaper than nearly all the peasant desktop CPU's and the motherboard was less than shipping. Also better quality.
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    Righteous Rep Request

    My point exactly. IMO, it's kinda a dumb system, anyway. If the votes are one-off, one asshole can skew a result. If I they accumulate, as small a cabal as two can just upvote each other into godhood. If they're one-off buy expire, either everyone ends up marked as average, or people are enslaved to forever refresh their personal list of votes. And does it actually matter anyway? Wait what. This isn't a cumulative average of my quantifiable social value on this forum? It is a new, unique variable with every interaction? Well, looks like the only way to resolve this based on the deeply complex social considerations is to have a mechanism that checks that I have five stars, and if not ensures I receive them with expediency.
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    War is brewing in Asia

    Word. I did some more reading after you posted this - especially interesting was old mate Zhukov who actually wrote a lot on this topic: “Today [1963] some say the Allies didn’t really help us…But listen, one cannot deny that the Americans shipped over to us material without which we could not have equipped our armies held in reserve or been able to continue the war.” The significance of imported resources (especially aviation fuel apparently?) and supply lines - render my original statement of "minimal" certainly incorrect. However I would still contend that most all wars are not won by steel imports, refined fuels, transport vehicles and functional supply lines - they are won through violence, blood and sacrifice. Survival is victory - that's basically nature's fitness test. You definitely broadened my perspective; but I find your forced correlation of economic output and trade equating to Western Powers achieving military victory on the Eastern Front indifferently dogmatic to what fights and dies in wars - people. I would contend that much of the Soviet / Eastern People's sacrifice, suffering and loss was very much underplayed in the history books of the West; all countries' perspective of war is inherently biased by nature. I wouldn't contend this either way. I couldn't find a clear consensus from Russian generals with regards to your last statement; can you provide some sources that illustrate this?
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    Righteous Rep Request

    I really had planned to - but I watched my four stars drop to three AGAIN TODAY! I don't care about Hillary's mail servers - can we investigate something that really matters?
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    Righteous Rep Request

    I have been unsettled to find that my star rating thing is only 3/5. I will only accept two possibilities - please don't argue otherwise; my mind is as certain as an anti-vaxxer: There are some hater(s) who have diminished my rep and down-starred me as an emotive lashing; likely fuelled by envy and possibly lust In error, some of you have misunderstood the star rating system and assigned the incorrect value (I expect a thorough mod investigation forthwith) As such - for our collaborative harmony, sense of self and community cohesion I feel it is only ... well decent really to direct you to click raise one of your own from these pits of deprepavity and repspair by voting accordingly.
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    War is brewing in Asia

    I think that's a disingenuous representation shaped by personal emotion. Many of Germany's biggest defeats that caused the pivot to defeat happened in the East, most German casualties happened in the East. Operation Bagration caused 300-600 hundred thousand German casualties alone. Sacrifice doesn't negate success; and those material contributions were minimal, far too delayed and I think misrepresented. You raise a poor point - their focus was on T-34's... not moderately converted trucks.
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    Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

    ECS sickens me.
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