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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Commit this name to memory: Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov.

Why? Because on the night of September 26, 1983, he literally saved the world.

Read it for yourself. No excerpt will do it justice.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting...

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