Taiwan export ban limits Russia and Belarus to chips with frequencies under 25 MHz

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Geralt

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Russians use Corsair, Razer, Logitech, and other Chinese/Taiwanese manufactured keyboards. Just like the one you're typing on now.
Yes, I used Corsair Rapidfire (broken now) and next I bought Redragon. We have good technology except for the new upcoming Intel and AMD cpu's. My plan is to upgrade to a 5950 from my 3950, using the same mobo. I will have to wait till AMD returns to Russia to buy their new chips.
 

emmzo

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Long-term, a national currency's exchange rate is determined solely by the balance of payments. Russia's international balance sheet has risen sharply since the war, with record sales of oil, natural gas, and metals, all at record price levels. The propaganda that the rising ruble is due only to "temporary emergency measures" by the Kremlin was difficult to swallow two months ago. Today, it's impossible -- except by those with closed eyes and deep throats.
You probably own a lot of rubles, comrade, but your Russian economy is garbage. The war chest is getting thinner. Keep spouting nonsense, while you can still afford an electronic device.
 

Tantor

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Yes, I figured you don't give a f*ck about ukrainians.

Sleep well.

Russia cares more about Ukrainians than you do. That's why they're moving so slowly, to minimize civilian losses.

The Ukrainian government is a US puppet regime put into place during the CIA backed 2014 coup. Control of the Ukraine was vital to enable the Great Encirclement that they're placing around Russia. Russia is digging in their heels and refusing to knuckle under. Many nations are tired of being under the Western US/EU whip. That includes China, India, Turkey, Brazil. The West has historically won all the geopolitical battles but this time the result may be different. Taking on Russia, China and India is no simple matter. The West may be forced to accept permanent, severe restrictions on its power. The Unipolar moment has passed. The future may belong to the Bear and the Dragon.

I'm not taking sides, merely pointing out the obvious.
 

Geralt

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You don't cripple a nation's economy by doubling the world price of their two largest exports. Nor do sanctions perform any function but virtue signaling when three quarters of the world's nations reject them.

As for causal relationships, it's intelligent to consider not only at the most obvious direct effects of your actions, but their secondary and tertiary effects as well. No sane individual believes that driving Russia and China into a more powerful, binding alliance is helpful for world security.
More than 6200 sanctions and war continues. I thought sanctions were intended to block the Russian war machinery. Sadly, it is not happening. They are only harming the average Russian guy and not the Russian government.
 

Endymio

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Russia cares more about Ukrainians than you do. That's why they're moving so slowly, to minimize civilian losses.
The US invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq killed 200,000 civilians (600,000 if you believe the Lancet study on excess mortality), all in the search of illusory WMD. We carpet-bombed cities like Mosul repeatedly, striking apartment buildings, hospitals, marketplaces, and countless other civilian sites -- and that was against a population that was far less armed and mobilize to "fight the invaders" than Zelensky claims Ukraine is. I won't even mention the our attacks on Serbia, Syria, Libya, Yemen, or others, all of which had high civilian body counts.

But certain mentalities are capable of nothing beyond binary thinking -- "we're the good guys, fighting the ultimate in evil" is as far as they'll ever get.,
 

Endymio

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You probably own a lot of rubles, comrade, but your Russian economy is garbage. The war chest is getting thinner. Keep spouting nonsense, while you can still afford an electronic device.
Accusing everyone of being a secret Russian agent didn't work for Hillary, why do you think it'll work for you? And despite your intentionally offensive personal attack, nothing changes the reality that you don't bankrupt a nation's economy when it's selling record levels at record prices of all its major exports.
 

dangh

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Long-term, a national currency's exchange rate is determined solely by the balance of payments. Russia's international balance sheet has risen sharply since the war, with record sales of oil, natural gas, and metals, all at record price levels. The propaganda that the rising ruble is due only to "temporary emergency measures" by the Kremlin was difficult to swallow two months ago. Today, it's impossible -- except by those with closed eyes and deep throats.
Again, that is simply ignorance.
Russia made _very_ strong actions to keep rouble afloat.
- Increased interest ratio to 20% (people more likely to keep money in banks -> but no sane person will borrow any money for an investment)
- requirement that all russian businessess which doing business overseas to swap 80% of their other currencies to rouble (so as legal requirement it is artificially creates demand for rouble currency -> leads to reduced companies long term financial fluidity and investment options)
- goverment ban on russian brokers prohibiting them from selling securities owned by foreigners ( keep securities in country, keeping artificial value -> will fall dead if trade resume )
- heavy restriction on citizen and transferring money abroad (has been eased somewhat, but still restrictions exists so reduce pressure on rouble)
- Requirement top pay in roubles for gas / oil, whioch some countries succumbed to (this keeps value of rouble but not having income of dollars my lead to be defaulted)

All those actions can't last without serious crippling of whole economy. No people can get mortgage at 20%, no overseas investemnts and so on. So sure, value of rouble is still there but cost of keeping it afloat is enormous.
If the conflict in ukraine ends quickly then russia could start recovering. But each additional month is more or less death sentences to more and more businessess. Sure, in comunist country it doesnt matter - look north korea, and most of the russian citizens probably do not care as long, as there is vodka, but if this continue then we will see huge collapse.
And even if they will end the war and sanctions will be removed, most of europe will continue to reduce their reliance on russian products, which will not be very good for already squeezed economy.

So please, talking about 'good rouble value' without wider picture is an ignorance.
 

Momo56

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And even if they will end the war and sanctions will be removed, most of europe will continue to reduce their reliance on russian products, which will not be very good for already squeezed economy.

These sanctions will never be removed, war or no war. The point here is to weaken Russia, not to save Ukraine of anything. You completely misread the geopolitical landscape.

The name of the game is to save the position of western countries at the top of the food chain globally. Russia and China challenge that position and the west is in decline politically, financially, economically. The only tool left is the military.

The west goaded Russia in attacking Ukraine by creating unacceptable conditions and refusing to negotiate in good faith. At the same time the same thing is done to China re Taïwan.

The people in the west have been propagandized to the hilt the last years with 'Putin=evil madman' and 'Russia=bad country' through grotesque and more or less believable events, lies and manipulations.

Now people like you, good trained or paid puppies, attack anyone who does not participate in the 2 minutes hate Putin/Russia.

You are not free. You are not being told the truth. And you wet dream of seeing Russia's economy crumble is ridiculous.
 
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Momo56

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But it is you, who is asking how sanctions work for Ukraine, probably not being aware that EU and US do not sanction Ukraine. Sanctions has been set for Russia, so it is important how they affecting this country. Fact, that you still wants to see:
Such a joke ... pedantry at its finest ...

Yes, Russia is being 'sanctionned' ... to save Ukraine. So how is it working for Ukraine ? Since according to you Russia is crippled ? How does this crippled state of Russia help Ukraine right now ?

Lol
 

dangh

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There sanctions will never be removed, war or no war. The point here is to weaken Russia, not to save Ukraine of anything. You completely misread the geopolitical landscape.

The name of the game is to save the position of western countries at the top of the food chain globally. Russia and China challenge that position and the west is in decline politically, financially, economically. The only tool left is the military.

The west goaded Russia in attacking Ukraine by creating unacceptable conditions and refusing to negotiate in good faith. At the same time the same thing is done to China re Taïwan.

The people in the west have been propagandized to the hilt the last years with 'Putin=evil madman' and 'Russia=bad country' through grotesque and more or less believable events, lies and manipulations.

Now people like you, good trained or paid puppies, attack anyone who does not participate in the 2 minutes hate Putin/Russia.

You are not free. You are not being told the truth. And you wet dream of seeing Russia's economy crumble is ridiculous.
That is completly bollocks ;)
Sanctions will be removed and would never be in place if Russia didnt attack. It want ukraine who moved her tanks to moscow, you already forgot?:)

You got wrong the name of the game. The name is: dont be asholle and dont bombard, rape, kill civilians, and do not go to another country with tanks. Putler do not play this game pretty well, dont you think?

West goaded russia in attacking ukraine?:) Enough vodka for you!:) Or you're trying to say Putler is a toy? Surely, West goaded russia in atacking afghanistan, georgia, transnistria, azerbaijan, chechnya, dagestan, wow, they are sooooo easy to provoke and each time gain more land! ;D

And yeah, no, people in west have access to independent press. While independent press in Russia is behind the bars. Or no, maybe all independent press in russia just love putler and fully backing him up? what's a wonderfull country.

I really like calling me paid puppy;) it kinda shows what in your mind all the time - have you got your checks already?:)

And if you really telling me I'm not free or I don't see the truth - this indicates YOU are thinking that you're free and you're saying only truth... sorry, I have free access to both sides of the story, while you are fed up by russian national tv it seems. If you're free go to red square and say loudly: Wars are stupid!
I can do that. I can even say 'Russia is great'. And I will be free after. And that is the difference between us. We both believe we are free, we both can be wrong, but one sentence can easily prove who is right and who isn't.
Have a good night ;)
 

Momo56

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And if you really telling me I'm not free or I don't see the truth - this indicates YOU are thinking that you're free and you're saying only truth... sorry, I have free access to both sides of the story, while you are fed up by russian national tv it seems. If you're free go to red square and say loudly: Wars are stupid!
I can do that. I can even say 'Russia is great'. And I will be free after. And that is the difference between us. We both believe we are free, we both can be wrong, but one sentence can easily prove who is right and who isn't.
Have a good night ;)
You obviously have no idea how all of this works... Yes you can say anything, but it doesn't matter because you are regurgitating the propaganda. If you weren't, it wouldn't matter either because you wouldn't reach much people.

Now if you were in a position of influence, you would be rapidly treated, ostracized, attacked (by people like you), marginalized and in the end you wouldn't be able to change anything. Free my ***.... Free to agree. Free to acquiesce. Free to say yes. Look at Glenn Greenwald.

And I'm not free either. I'm not being told the truth either. But I know it. You don't. You are way off concering how logic works.
 
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dangh

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Such a joke ... pedantry at its finest ...

Yes, Russia is being 'sanctionned' ... to save Ukraine. So how is it working for Ukraine ? Since according to you Russia is crippled ? How does this crippled state of Russia help Ukraine right now ?

Lol
LOL ;) so... you don't even know what sanctions are for?:) that is... sad.
Or maybe you think that sanction should have immediate effect? like magic spell or something? And do you think that lack of hamburger automagically makes munition factories to stop working?:)

Education, man, education. This is real magic allowing people to read, and understand, what they read. I said sanctions crippling economy and the longer they in place, the more damage is done.
So according to me russian economy is _in the process_ of being crippled... and as in any authoritative country, military is the last thing which will get crippled, obviously. Putin made decission to take it on and continue the war, regardless of the citizens, and if citizens are fine with limited market then it is fine. But - as I said at the start, they are less and less fine with this and only them can make a change.

And crippled status of russian economy helpss ukrainian a lot. Start thinking - if this would not help them, would Zelensky spend so much effort to ansure sanctions are in place? Would russian military morale be so low if they had happy and wealthy familly still having access to all modern amenities?
I'd say, if Zelensky is happy with sanctions, then it works well for Ukraine. Surely you will find many arguments, maybe hs is russian agent or other crap, but ukrainian are happy with those sanctions, russians are unhappy with those sanctions, in my book it is a win, in your book... oh sorry, you already burned it.
kekeke.
 

Burty117

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The Russian ruble is substantially higher than it was before sanctions -- higher than it's been in several years in fact.
You haven't looked into this properly, yes the ruble is worth more at the moment because they are bleeding foreign reserves and forcing companies to do business in rubles. Putin isn't dumb, he's essentially able to mask the war and the effect the sanctions have on the economy in the short term.

If they keep up this invasion and we keep sanctions in-place for another 9 months or so, they're going to have an absolutely huge recession.
 

Momo56

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You haven't looked into this properly, yes the ruble is worth more at the moment because they are bleeding foreign reserves and forcing companies to do business in rubles.

There are no foreign reserves because thay all have been frozen by sanctions.

So it's not that.
 

dangh

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You obviously have no idea how all of this works... Yes you can say anything, but it doesn't matter because you are regurgitating the propaganda. If you weren't, it wouldn't matter either because you wouldn't reach much people.

Now if you were in a position of influence, you would be rapidly treated, ostracized, attacked (by people like you), marginalized and in the end you wouldn't be able to change anything. Free my ***.... Free to agree. Free to acquiesce. Free to say yes.

And I'm not free either. You are way off concering how logic works.
first of all, you making an assumption and putting a strawman in first sentence;)
then, you're saying that I can freely say something without being affraid of my freedom and straight away diminishing this option, because if it doesnt work the way you want, then society is at fault;)

And then you're saying what if I were blah blah blah.

Let me summarize it for you:
Person with no inflience saying not popular things on the street:
russia: jailed
europe: people looking at you weirdly

Person with large influence saying not popular things:
Russia: jailed, media make a fus, national success in TV how they got enemy agent (good option) - drinking a tea with pollonium (bad option, include falling off clifs and so on)
europe: people of influence calling him a ***** and not wanting to shake a hand.

I am free to state whatever I want regardless of level of influence. Only thing I risk is my network and maybe a career if I get stupid about something.
Person in Russia is not free to say anything which is not goverment ***-licking.

So we might not be both free, but please add another equation to this picture: my country's military forces are not currently mass - shelling civillians in another country. And if they did, be sure that nearly all citizens would clearly say what hey think about that government. And just because of this small difference I'm unable to take your statement seriously. We might talk after russian military forces withdraw and all people responsible for raping, stealing, killing will get prosecuted.
 

dangh

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There are no foreign reserves because thay all have been frozen by sanctions.

So it's not that.
incorrect. Only transfering those reserves is sanctioned, and not even in all russian banks. No one 'deleted' Dollars from russian banks', or from russian companies account, or people saving accounts. This money is there and is available to use - how do you think Russia paid their debts in US dollars and avoided being defaulted?
 

Momo56

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So we might not be both free, but please add another equation to this picture: my country's military forces are not currently mass - shelling civillians in another country. And if they did, be sure that nearly all citizens would clearly say what hey think about that government. And just because of this small difference I'm unable to take your statement seriously. We might talk after russian military forces withdraw and all people responsible for raping, stealing, killing will get prosecuted.
Yes. We all saw in Iraq, Lybia, Yemen, Syria how all the protesting and screaming about war crimes and senseless bombardments and mass killing did change things, right ?

We all saw how the mass media reported the well known connections between Saddam Hussein and Al Quaeda. And how Saddam Hussein kept weapons of mass destruction that were found after the war. Preemptive self-defense was the reason invoked, I remember.

Yeah, right : I'm pretty sure the tribunal for war crimes (war of aggression) will be held anyday now for George W Bush and Tony Blair. Unless of course the prosecutor is once again threatened with sanctions if he/she tries to investigate.

I'm pretty sure there will also be tribunals to look at the 14,000 deads in Donbas following the 2014 coup.

Yeah right.

Freedom ...
 

McMurdeR

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Russia cares more about Ukrainians than you do. That's why they're moving so slowly, to minimize civilian losses.

The Ukrainian government is a US puppet regime put into place during the CIA backed 2014 coup. Control of the Ukraine was vital to enable the Great Encirclement that they're placing around Russia. Russia is digging in their heels and refusing to knuckle under. Many nations are tired of being under the Western US/EU whip. That includes China, India, Turkey, Brazil. The West has historically won all the geopolitical battles but this time the result may be different. Taking on Russia, China and India is no simple matter. The West may be forced to accept permanent, severe restrictions on its power. The Unipolar moment has passed. The future may belong to the Bear and the Dragon.

I'm not taking sides, merely pointing out the obvious.

What's obvious is that the only country actually "taking anyone on" is Russia with the Ukrainians. And from what we've seen so far, there's no Bear, not so much a badger. The notion of comparing Russia with China on the geopolitical stage is laughable, and that brings us to the crux of things - this isn't about two opposing World alliances going toe to toe, it's about the Russia alone demanding more influence over its neighbours than it was ever due, and the rest of the free world having absolutely none of it. These other cited "allies" of Russia have promised no material assistance, aside from sitting on the sidelines and buying up Russian oil and gas at rock-bottom prices. They will continue to do that as long as it suits them.

The so called geniuses in the regime at the Kremlin have over played their hand in the most astonishing fashion. They have already lost far more than they ever hoped to gain. Let's remind ourselves of what Russia demanded before it began its incursion in Ukraine - a sphere of influence over all of Eastern Europe right up to the boarders of Germany and the Baltics! Now it will barely hold, at best and by its fingernails, onto the Crimea and perhaps what's left of the Donbas.

You don't understand what holds Western alliences together. You think like the Kremlin, that it's some zero-sum game, a contest for power and influence, but that is a misconception. What drives the West is a common affinity for a better way of life. And it has a long and proven history of defending it.

Keep clinging to those rambling geopolitical fairy tales.

 
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