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kurschnextepisode wrote:

Someone local to that area posted an IMDb Review [...]

Many folk allegedly familiar with the event and area left reviews. Quite a lot of praise of the "Western" world's ability to recreate what they perceived as 'highly authentic'...

Ah, interesting, might have a look after the finale. Yes, it feels 'highly authentic'. smile

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lighton wrote:
Orlando wrote:

good fucking god

Eh? Please elaborate:
[ ] I've watched too much Chernobyl
[ ] I've gone mad, but everything is ok
[ ] I was just talking to myself
[ ] ____________________________

cool

[X] Those poor people.

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Orlando wrote:

[X] Those poor people.

Ah... yeah, I just finished episode 3. Damn, the hospital scenes looked very realistic!

SPOILER Show
And the naked miners... great idea! big_smile Too lazy to research if that was true or if they even used miners for that purpose there and then.

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'twas tru.

And in the end, the sacrifice of the miners was all for naught, as it never melted through the concrete.

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Thanks, your post inspired me to research this a bit, and I found this:

https://screenrant.com/chernobyl-hbo-tr … explained/

Some interesting background info there (without having to spend lots of time), and the "article will be routinely updated after the airing of each episode".

31 (edited by g371 2019-05-22 23:16:43)

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I think they simply hired somebody from the region, otherwise it would be impossible to create a USSR style kitchen that can be seen in the first scenes - I could not find a single minor detail out of place or not made in USSR.

I was like "show the cassette recorder, show it" - damn, it's legit. And even cassette itself was the crappy kind made in USSR, not some made in Japan one big_smile

The only things USSR could make right are some of the tools. I have a vise, micrometer and some other stuff that is made 40-50 years ago and it's bombproof. Also have seen lathes still in service. Everything else was made so bad that cheap Chinese stuff is top quality compared to that. So no surprise that some reactor blew up, it would be surprising if it would not.

My favourite USSR made thing is this.

https://i.etsystatic.com/11381158/r/il/9f1ce0/1704876824/il_794xN.1704876824_orua.jpg

https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/7JUAAOSw0e9Uu-CA/$/Vintage-USSR-Soviet-Table-Desk-Desktop-Pencil-Sharpener-_1.jpg

It's an overengineered pencil sharpener. It still was crap. But imagine the cost of the material, manufacturing etc. and then multiply by every school and every classroom big_smile Beyond stupid waste of money big_smile

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By the 1980s the the term "comrade" was often used derisively and as a subtle sign of disrespect for those in authority. If a popular official got addressed as "comrade" they knew they were being criticized or insulted. Consumption of alcohol often led to more frequent use of "comrade." In Ukraine and Belarus (where Minsk is) the Moscow government was particularly unpopular and the Chernobyl disaster, and how "Moscow" made it worse only increased that dislike and played a role in Ukraine and Belarus being able to become independent of Russia when the Soviet Union dissolved five years after the reactor disaster. In 2014 the much smaller Russia reminded Ukraine that some things never change when they tried to annex parts of Ukraine (they got away with Crimea but are still fighting over Donbas). Comrades are forever.

33 (edited by g371 2019-05-23 14:43:33)

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Imo, there is no Russia, it's just wannabe USSR and will be like that till the end of current government era. They had a small progress with Yeltsin and back to usual. In USSR time they literally killed the majority of smart people and now have next generations of retards. Sure, there are smart people now as well, but percentage-wise it's too small to make a difference.

Whole Russia in 3 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-JOLOzsfoQ (that song title is "Our Russia - horrific power!", lyrics are epic smile)

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g371 wrote:

In USSR time they literally killed the majority of smart people and now have next generations of retards. Sure, there are smart people now as well, but percentage-wise it's too small to make a difference.

Well, "generations of retards" is probably a bit harsh, but it's an interesting country for sure! I once had a date with a woman who grew up there, and she said it's crazy how many men there drink enormous amounts of vodka (with the expected negative side effects).

35 (edited by g371 2019-05-23 18:28:43)

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I had an honour to go for 12 years to mixed Latvian/Russian school, can speak Russian language have seen a lot of their "culture" and for me it's super easy to check up on them. For example, in normal countries a guy like this would be locked up in a mental asylum, but they have him in the government for like a 20 years - and people vote for him again and again big_smile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k3naLqWYU4

It is retarded and there are millions of stupid people to have a life like they do big_smile Their TV spreads pure lies every day, all day and a lot of them believe it (which is a solid evidence of poor education). That vodka is just one aspect, they have a lot of them smile

36 (edited by g371 2019-05-24 08:29:24)

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And btw, about desinformation - old habits die hard. Let's say a plane crash. Depending on how many witnesses to the real situation there can be different numbers of the reported casualties - everybody survived, one dead or 300 people dead big_smile And it's still happening in 2019 big_smile

Recently they got a new law that forbids to use smartphones in military - it was getting hard to control "we were not there", "nobody died there" with all these phone cameras and social media big_smile And of course, no Russian military has died in Ukraine smile

Yeah, and how stupid a population must be to agree to make an enemy out of 40 million "brother nation"? #crimeaisours #крымнаш smile Btw, what is interesting, before Ukraine it was easier for the "democracy" to control people, because there is a language barrier, I don't know the exact stats, but assume that a considerable part of the population are locked in Russian language, they even have a term "runet" - Russian part of the internet. Basically a lot of people prefer to get all information in Russian and don't read anything in English at all. But now there are additional 40 million pissed off people, who also can speak Russian. And I have seen countless times how Ukrainians are bursting Russian bubbles in Youtube comments, Facebook etc. big_smile

P.S. An average Russian is sure that NATO will attack any day now big_smile That's one of the key lies on which Putin empire holds together smile

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Thanks for sharing your perspective... interesting! smile

38 (edited by g371 2019-05-25 13:27:57)

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They also have this nice agency which is responsible for Internet censorship - not yet China levels, but they are spreading wings - https://eng.rkn.gov.ru/.

Imagine the level or arrogance, even to me they have sent takedown notices, Russian government agency, based on some local laws of Russia, orders to do stuff to citizen of Latvia, about content (casino related) in site which is hosted in Germany and domain registered in USA, haha big_smile Replied every time the same "f*ck off" big_smile

A lot of Russian businesses store all their data remotely in other countries and access it via VPN, because you never know when and why all your PC's will be seized and you will see them again after 5 years or never smile

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g371 wrote:

A lot of Russian businesses store all their data remotely in other countries and access it via VPN, because you never know when and why all your PC's will be seized and you will see them again after 5 years or never smile

That sounds like a smart idea, but isn't there a relatively new law that says that all data about Russians has to be stored in the country?

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This show is brilliant. Extremely well made.

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lighton wrote:
g371 wrote:

A lot of Russian businesses store all their data remotely in other countries and access it via VPN, because you never know when and why all your PC's will be seized and you will see them again after 5 years or never smile

That sounds like a smart idea, but isn't there a relatively new law that says that all data about Russians has to be stored in the country?

Probably they have such law, have not read about it yet. I just know that we have a whole dedicated data centers that are thriving in hosting infrastructures of Russian companies, because we have fast internet connections and no language barrier.

P.S. From todays news - name another country where bridges get stolen: https://www.mvestnik.ru/newslent/v-murm … reku-umba/ big_smile

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clinical depression: the series

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big_smile

44 (edited by g371 2019-06-03 23:36:55)

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Aaaand Roskommnadzor (censoring agency) strikes again, now they warned Tinder, that they will need to provide all user data if the government will ask it and must store it for 6 months (all chats etc.) or they will be blocked same as they did with LinkedIn big_smile

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How to take selfies in Chernobyl

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Haha cool

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One of the best series of the year.

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Yes, for sure! I'm looking forward to (a potential TV show) Fukushima, but maybe more time has to go by first.

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This series was not only a well done drama, but it also closely matches the details how how and why it happened that I've obtained from several other sources.
But as mentioned earlier, schedule a good comedy afterwards. You'll need it!

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g371 wrote:
lighton wrote:
g371 wrote:

A lot of Russian businesses store all their data remotely in other countries and access it via VPN, because you never know when and why all your PC's will be seized and you will see them again after 5 years or never smile

That sounds like a smart idea, but isn't there a relatively new law that says that all data about Russians has to be stored in the country?

Probably they have such law, have not read about it yet. I just know that we have a whole dedicated data centers that are thriving in hosting infrastructures of Russian companies, because we have fast internet connections and no language barrier.

P.S. From todays news - name another country where bridges get stolen: https://www.mvestnik.ru/newslent/v-murm … reku-umba/ big_smile


Ahahahahaha. Someone stole a bridge. Hahaha. Epicly Russian!