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mine is a casio fx100, what's yours? [Jan. 6th, 2008|02:15 pm]
anyone catch that rather good, if somewhat hyperbolic, C4 programme last night on how the paranoia of the Soviets in 1983 lead them to think that a NATO war game was the cover for a nuclear first strike. The dramatic reconstructions were only marred by the bit where they talked about how when the soviet agent working within NATO needed to send a special signal he used a modified calculator. Cut to dramatic reconstruction of man keying numbers into calculator. And what number appears on the LED display, 55378008. which as everyone who was a boy in the 80s with their first calculator knew spelt out BOOBLESS when turned upside down.

yes, I do need to get out more

[User Picture]From: slovobooks
2008-01-06 11:11 pm (UTC)
Comment is largely superfluous, really...
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