The Daily Populous

Friday June 17th, 2022 night edition

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Federal agents have begun questioning U.S. technology companies on how their computer chips ended up in Russian military equipment recovered in Ukraine.

But investigators from a variety of countries have identified Western electronics in Russian weaponry found in Ukraine.

The federal probes come as researchers and security services from Ukraine, Britain and elsewhere report finding a host of Western electronics in Russian military gear damaged or abandoned in Ukraine.

None of the Western chips was specifically designed for use in military equipment, according to two electrical engineers who reviewed the component list.

Onsemi, a chip company based in Phoenix, said it stopped producing one of the chips found in the Russian equipment in 2008.

Analog Devices, the company behind more than a dozen of the components found in the Russian equipment, didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The RUSI researchers also reported inspecting a U.S.-manufactured component that the Ukrainian military found inside a Russian 9M949 guided rocket. »

Full marriage equality bill gets surprise nod from Thai Parliament

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On the heels of a bill that would establish civil unions, an opposition bill to extend full marriage equality sailed through its first reading in parliament with 210 votes in favor, 180 against, and 12 abstentions.

Tunyawaj Kamolwongwat said that his proposed Marriage Equality Bill, unlike the government-backed Civil Partnership Bill, will “truly stand” for all the people, regardless of their gender.

Civil Partnership Bill gets nod from Thai cabinet – but not marriage rights supporters. »

Trump Should Be Charged Over Jan. 6, Majority of Americans Think—Poll

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Members of Congress were inside the Capitol building certifying Joe Biden's win at the time of the attack by pro-Trump supporters.

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans (71 percent) polled opposed the DOJ filing criminal charges against Trump for his involvement with the attack, with 21 percent supporting the idea.

In comparison, 86 percent of Democrats and 47 percent of Independents polled said they supported Trump facing prosecution over the Capitol riot. »

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 Coming To Steam

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 was a big hit and was first released on PlayStation; however, it was recently pulled from the PlayStation Exclusive section in stores before Microsoft and Bethesda’s showcase, which hinted at the fact that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake would be heading to Xbox.

As seen in the screenshot of the Steamdb website, an unknown app with the code 1462040 called Final Fantasy 7 Remake was uploaded and updated 8 hours ago, implying that Final Fantasy 7 Remake Part 1 will be released on Steam.

It is probably one of the most popular titles in the Final Fantasy series, and it is encouraging to see that Final Fantasy is taking the appropriate steps to ensure that everyone can enjoy Final Fantasy titles. »

The Consequences of Conquest

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But if Beijing gained control of Taiwan and based military assets there, China’s military position would improve markedly.

Beijing’s ocean surveillance assets and submarines, in particular, could make control of Taiwan a substantial boon to Chinese military power.

A Chinese assault on Taiwan could shift the military balance of power in Asia in any number of ways. »