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It's Stanislav Petrov day —40yrs ago he saved world by suppressing a tech glitch (wikipedia.org)
129 points by toss1 9 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 7 comments



I'll put it on my calendar! With all there is to elicit dismay, it is a welcome breath to commemorate that on that day, we did not get hit by a bus!


Loving this geocities-style tribute to petrov (found on wiki). https://www.brightstarsound.com/index.html


Crimson Tide is a 1995 American action thriller film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in Russia, in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimson_Tide_(film)


What's with all the posts lately that have edited titles for submissions


40 years is not that long ago. Have we really learned anything ?


Imagine the dev after the apocalypse, “it worked on my pc”

Kudos to Petrov btw


I recently learned that there was another even closer call than Stanislav Petrov

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasily_Arkhipov




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