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(Al Jazeera)   Germany puts Russian scientist on trial for space tech espionage, as apparently Russia is unaware that you can just buy that from Amazon   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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1419 clicks; posted to Main » and STEM » on 27 Jan 2022 at 11:35 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-27 11:29:22 AM  
But even with Prime, delivery will be a minimum of two years late.
 
2022-01-27 11:39:52 AM  
I used shopped at Edmundskis - the finest in scientific equipment and radiological isotopes.

Yeah.  I bought a weather balloon.  I was rotted and fell apart when I took it out of the box.
 
2022-01-27 11:46:53 AM  
В самом деле?

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2022-01-27 11:51:53 AM  
This is the flashpoint where Germany declares war on Russia.
 
2022-01-27 11:59:45 AM  

RolfBlitzer: This is the flashpoint where Germany declares war on Russia.


While still buying their gas.
 
2022-01-27 12:00:34 PM  
To be fair, space espionage sounds really cool.
 
2022-01-27 12:00:37 PM  
Russia did put out some great space illustrations.

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2022-01-27 12:11:00 PM  
Germany still has a space program?
 
2022-01-27 12:14:16 PM  
Meanwhile a Turkish grad student who came here on an academic industry profiteering visa steals our drone technology and we don't even think to question our practice of selling our graduate programs to children of the wealthy worldwide because people who paid for US undergrads can't afford those same programs anymore.

https://theintercept.com/2019/05/14/turkey-second-drone-age/
 
2022-01-27 12:22:56 PM  
He allegedly received 2,500 euros ($2,800) in cash in exchange for the information he shared

That's it? That's all he got paid?
It sounds more like that was reimbursement for expenses, and the real payment was not revealing the compromising photos they had of him with an under-aged Russian girl.
 
2022-01-27 2:02:00 PM  
Why would you expect a Russian scientist to keep your secrets?
 
2022-01-27 2:45:27 PM  

stuffy: Why would you expect a Russian scientist to keep your secrets?


Pretty sure any foreign national working on sensitive projects is watched pretty damn closely.
 
2022-01-27 4:59:50 PM  
Amazon? Meh. Back in the Seventies there was B&F Enterprises, purveyors of fine surplus electronics. They were visited by the FBI for offering some Atlas missile guts. Totes legit, acquired at a government auction.
 
2022-01-27 5:06:54 PM  

Larva Lump: Amazon? Meh. Back in the Seventies there was B&F Enterprises, purveyors of fine surplus electronics. They were visited by the FBI for offering some Atlas missile guts. Totes legit, acquired at a government auction.


I miss JerryCo...
 
2022-01-27 7:26:54 PM  
The accused, identified only as Ilnur N,

Good thing they masked his identity by using only the first letter of his last name. It's going to be pretty much impossible to distinguish between him and all the other Russian rocket scientists working in Germany named Ilnur and lastname beginning with N.
 
2022-01-27 8:14:09 PM  

morg: The accused, identified only as Ilnur N,

Good thing they masked his identity by using only the first letter of his last name. It's going to be pretty much impossible to distinguish between him and all the other Russian rocket scientists working in Germany named Ilnur and lastname beginning with N.


Hang on, that's too obvious. Let's just call him "I. Nemtsov"
 
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