"The Dao of Functional Programming"
Regularly updated work in progress. PDF on github: https://github.com/BartoszMilewski/Publications/blob/master/TheDaoOfFP/DaoFP.pdf
Interesting comments from Gao Yusheng, former Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine:
"It is only a matter of time before Russia is finally defeated."
"Thus, Moscow seems to be bogged down in Ukraine, as the West wanted, but it is obvious that in this format this is not an unbearable burden for it."
Excuse me?! Did you look at the sizes of the economies engaged on both sides?
"But there is a suspicion that the West itself is no longer happy that everything turned out so well for it."
"And all this is not least because the Ukrainians turned out to be much better fighters than the Americans and Europeans expected."
They did, indeed!
"Russia is conducting a special operation with a very limited contingent. In turn, the Ukrainian army demonstrates impressive resilience and good NATO training, which, combined with Western support , makes it a serious adversary. As a result, the front line is moving slowly."...
the level of training and equipment of the Ukrainian armed forces, combined with their high motivation. It was a revelation for the Russians to realize how powerful a force, sharpened purposefully against us, has been pumped militarily and ideologically by NATO in eight years"..
"The strategy for achieving this goal is also quite clear: Moscow had to get bogged down in Ukraine - militarily, economically, and politically."
"Russia (in any case, our society) was surprised by...
Human societies are orders of magnitude more complex than even the most complex engineering endeavors. There is no easy fix. The solutions we have at our disposal are badly flawed, but we can't just throw them away and hope for a miracle.
It's true that too much government, too much regulation, too much taxation is bad. This doesn't mean that minimizing these things will solve all the problems--quite the opposite. Libertarians endulge in magical thinking...
For those who understand Russian, this is from an article by Putin's propagandist Akopov published by RIA. He says there will be no full war with NATO because Russia will not take Baltic States-- it will be satisfied with a Suwałki corridor, "Сувалкский коридор". How generous!
Today's lesson in history: During WW2, Hungary was the fourth member of the Axis and took part in the invasion of the USSR. "Their participation was noted by German observers for its particular cruelty." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary_in_World_War_II
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