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The title text refers to how Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov ignored the warning, and tells how cueball was going to create a alarm
The title text refers to how Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov ignored the warning, and tells how cueball was going to create a alarm goes off randomly at night, but, like Stanislav, you could just ignore it.
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Title text: I was going to get you an alarm clock that occasionally goes off randomly in the middle of the night, but you can ignore it and go back to sleep and it's fine.
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Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov (Russian: Станисла́в Евгра́фович Петро́в; 7 September 1939 – 19 May 2017) was a lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defence Forces who became known as "the man who single-handedly saved the world from nuclear war" for his role in the 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident.
On 26 September 1983, during the cold war, the nuclear early-warning system of the Soviet Union reported the launch of multiple intercontinental ballistic missiles from the United States. Stanislav Petrov ignored it, assuming it was a false alarm. This decision is seen as having prevented a retaliatory nuclear attack, which would have probably resulted in immediate escalation of the cold-war stalemate to a full-scale nuclear war.
Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the system had indeed malfunctioned.
The title text refers to how Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov ignored the warning, and tells how cueball was going to create a alarm that goes off randomly at night, but, like Stanislav, you could just ignore it.
- [Megan is looking at her phone while Cueball stands in front of her]
- Megan: Hey, Wednesday was Stanislav Petrov day. We missed it.
- Cueball: Oh, shoot! I got a calendar alert for it, but I assumed it was a false alarm.
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