• Jo MiranOP
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    1822 months ago

    Forbes dropping bombs.

    Ukrainian brigades are starving for artillery ammunition—ironically because of Russia-aligned Republican lawmakers in the United States.

    • lettruthout
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      962 months ago

      Yeah, I was going to comment on this, but you were faster. This is the first time that I’ve noticed a major media outlet connecting Republicans with Russia. So it’s an open secret now?

      • Jo MiranOP
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        482 months ago

        I don’t think it’s a secret at all anymore.

      • @Passerby6497@lemmy.world
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        332 months ago

        Hasn’t this been an open secret for years? Does no one remember Paul Ryan talking about Russian payola to trump and other Republican traitors back in 2016?

        • gregorum
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          I can’t believe I’m actually gonna say this, but I miss that guy. He was a bastard, but at least he was a “normal” politician and not some batshit psycho.

          And he retired to run a weed company iirc. wtf.

          • @idiomaddict@feddit.de
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            32 months ago

            I can’t find the weed company on Wikipedia (you could be right, I just looked cursorily), but he’s on the board of directors at Fox News. Also I learned that he’s related through marriage to both Ketanji Brown-Jackson and a very hardcore George Wallace stan.

            All in all, I should not have read his Wikipedia, it’s destroyed the hope that I had, that he might have become normal and would be interested in fixing things.

        • @GBU_28@lemm.ee
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          -52 months ago

          The comment is about headlines, not open secrets. I know you read the comment, why did you respond like this?

          • @Passerby6497@lemmy.world
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            The comment is about headlines, not open secrets.

            This is the first time that I’ve noticed a major media outlet connecting Republicans with Russia. So it’s an open secret now?

            I was responding to a comment talking about the open secret of Russian connections to republicans, not about the headline. Are you sure you responded to the right comment?

          • @Quacksalber@sh.itjust.works
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            142 months ago

            90%, but your point still stands. Anyone remember the saying “Weak men create hard times”? Those are the weak men. Little removed-boys that need a strongman to tell them what to think.

    • @SheeEttin@programming.dev
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      12 months ago

      Forbes doesn’t do any of their own reporting any more. They just host contributing writers. The brand doesn’t mean anything any more.

  • BombOmOm
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    332 months ago

    GLSDB is a pretty nice weapon. Combines the range and capability of a bomb with a glide kit boosted to altitude via a rocket. This type of weapon is new for the US as they normally have air superiority, so boosting the glide bombs from the ground wasn’t previously needed as they would be carried up by an aircraft instead.

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        A short range missile (such as GMLRS, which HIMARS also fires) does not have the glide kit. This means the missile is much faster, but for maximum range the missile has to follow a (vaguely) ballistic trajectory. With the glide kit, it can trade much of that speed into additional range by gliding to the target. This means GLSDB gliders can hit targets at further range, but being slower, it’s easier to shoot down and makes it less able to hit extremely time sensitive targets. IIRC, GMLRS missiles have a time-to-target of 2-3 min from launch, while GLSDB gliders have (a guesstimate on my part) more like 10-15min from launch. GLSDB gliders can also sacrifice some of the range to loop around and hit targets from different angles, while GMLRS missiles are pretty much only top-down. GLSDB gliders are also significantly cheaper than GMLRS missiles.

        GLSDB gliders go 93 miles.

        GMLRS missiles go 57 miles.

        • @itwasawednesday@lemmy.world
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          22 months ago

          Appreciate the informative response! I’m ashamed to say it hadn’t ever occurred to me that a missile still needs to follow a ballistic path. I’ve been fooled by movies without realising the nonsense in that, given they have no ‘wings’. Control surfaces aside of course. Thanks!

  • @robocall@lemmy.world
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    172 months ago

    I saw the photo and thought this was one of those “Taylor Swift going to X” memes. I’ll see myself out.