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How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: GGD
Date: November 09, 2014 09:53PM
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Smart-gift: Putin presents Chinese leader with dual-screen YotaPhone

Made in China' can be seen on many world's products, but Russia's president Vladimir Putin has given his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping something that he certainly does not have - a Russian-developed world's first dual-screen smartphone.

After holding an official meeting within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing, Putin presented the president of the People's Republic of China with a set of Russian smartphones - YotaPhone 2.

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[rt.com]

So, what is the proper response if Putin gives you a phone as a gift? I think sending him an Amazon Echo as a thank you would be appropriate.

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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 09, 2014 10:03PM
Don't know, but I'm still intrigued by the Yota. I'd gladly except one.
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 09, 2014 10:09PM
I'd like to have Putin's KGB badge.
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: silvarios
Date: November 09, 2014 10:10PM
P.s. I think that's the first gen pictured.
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 09, 2014 10:50PM

Russian Agat-4; Apple II Clone.

Our Russian Cyclotron Colleagues at Dubna were quite up to date with the Theoretical and Engineering ends of Nucleosynthesis, but their Computers were... odd.

They were fond of Spontaneous Fission, because that was easy. Branched Alpha-Daughter Decay Chains were difficult for them, because a fast and hungry Computer was needed for Realtime Control and Analysis.

One computer that they had bore a remarkable resemblance to one of our bulkier PDP-11s. All the bits were Russian, and it ran a sufficiently Cyrillic version of RT-11.

According to a Friend from Livermore who visited them around 1985, the Russian computer was capable and well equipped, except for one thing: The Russians had cloned the Decwriter, but they had somehow failed to muster up the appropriate resources for making the printer paper.
Printer Paper had to be smuggled in from the West.

When this friend visited, and the crates were unpacked, the Decwriter went right to work, because there were just some things not grokked easily from a green Cyrillic Character CRT Terminal.
And then the less worthwhile printouts were cut up into little squares, and used... elsewhere.

Printer Paper wasn't the only paper Dubna had shortages of.

┬ČEustace
(The Hulet Group from Livermore had their fun, and some of their less... Scientific... Claims can be taken with a grain or two of salt. For instance, they claimed that the two-story Control Room of the big Dubna Synchrotron had a Pre-Revolution Chandelier hanging from the ceiling...)
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: DP
Date: November 10, 2014 06:33AM
Is that a movie set or the real deal?
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 10, 2014 06:35AM
aka the Yugo phone
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 10, 2014 07:11AM
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 10, 2014 07:31AM
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Steve G.

My thoughts exactly!
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 10, 2014 08:56AM
Back in the 90s, when the Russian economy was in trouble I actually purchased a piece of a Russian tank that was turned into an ice chipper:



If things don't work out for the YotaPhone, wonder if they'll convert them to this:





JoeM
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: eustacetilley
Date: November 10, 2014 09:04AM
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DP
Is that a movie set or the real deal?

If you're talking about the Russian Control Room that I mentioned, yup, that's the Real Deal. Here's a picture of the Vacuum Racks from 1957:



And this is what the decommissioned Control Room looked like in ~2010:


Note the Chandeliers.


(The Bevatron Control Room was filled in, and a Parking Lot was put above it.)


┬ČEustace
(Edited; parked image here because the Russian site must be having MySQL issues...)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/10/2014 09:08AM by eustacetilley.
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Re: How long are the lines for the new YotaPhone 2?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 10, 2014 10:17AM
Eustace... great history. And yes, I'm looking around for a guy in a wheelchair petting a white cat...
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