Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Petrof saves the world – The 1983 incident

Yes on this day (26th of Sep) in 2006 a fellow called Petrof saved the world and stopped the world from being blown up.

Stanislav Petrov was the duty officer September 26, 1983, at a military satellite surveillance site south of Moscow, Russia. It was Petrov's responsibility to observe the satellite early warning network and notify his superiors of any impending nuclear missile attacks from the United States against the Soviet Union. In the event of such an attack, the Soviet Union's strategy was to launch an immediate all-out nuclear counterattack against the United States.

I read his story on the Good Weekend about maybe 3 years ago and he was living in a damp high rise block of flats. Unbelievable.

Started reading ‘Power of the dog’ today. Finished the 3rd chapter and it ended with the Doctor in the wild wild west town hanging himself and his intelligent kid was thinking about the right words to convey this message, gripping read.

Heading over to Federation Square for the photo exhibition, some good ones of the world and French people and their farm animals.

Going to a book talk later, it’s a Lonely Planet talk on weird country’s in the world to travel in, or something along the lines. There was 47 people listed as attending, should be good.

Got a few more pod casts linked to the ITunes, should be interesting and maybe educational also. Time will tell.

Watched ‘What the bleep do we know’ last night, one of the interesting sections that one of the producers talked about was how he ‘Creates’ his day i.e. just after he wake up and are not really concise of who he is and before he remembers his problems from the previous day they think of the things that they would like to happen in the day.
His mental state is being projected out into the world and people respond to it, sounds like ‘Smile and the world smiles back at you’

Maybe it’s bit like seeing the flyer for the book talk tonight and now I’m going, that simple.

The DVD wouldnt play the section covering addictions, maybe the universe is trying to tell me something ?

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