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Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy

Yahoo applies for patent on mass surveillance system the Soviets would envy On March 31, 2015 Yahoo applied for a patent with implications that would make the Stasi sit up and cheer.But there could be, if you and everyone else would just surrender all your personal information forever.

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean

Komsomolets: the prototype Soviet nuclear sub still resting at the bottom of the ocean K-278 was a prototype 4th-generation nuclear submarine designed to implement a number of features.The crew still aboard Komsomolets seals the conning tower hatch at 5 PM to prevent water from pouring in and drowning the handful of crew still aboard.

New Calculator II: The Revengening

New Calculator II: The Revengening This is a new Calculator I bought off eBay, it's an Electronika Model B3-25R circa 1980, made in the USSR.The following pictures are of the disassembly, and you can see what condition it's in after 30 years.

Photos banned by the USSR

Photos banned by the USSR Soviet marketing; the shelves seem to be full but with 3 different kinds of canned fish and bottles with refined oil.Often, factories arranged for some "deficit" food to be sold to their workers, but no more than such and such an amount per person.

Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died

Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died There aren’t many people who could claim to have saved the world and not be accused of gross exaggeration.We now know key figures in the USSR were convinced these operations were part of a secret nuclear attack the US was preparing to launch.