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Putin Reportedly Comments On T-Platform Supercomputer Flap 49

Nerval's Lobster writes "In March, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security added T-Platforms' businesses in Germany, Russia and Taiwan to the 'Entity List,' which includes those believed to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Commerce felt, according to the notice, that T-Platforms may be illegally assisting the Russian military and/or its nuclear program. In the meantime, Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly weighed in on the T-Platforms question. 'That's right. The use of political levers for unfair competition,' Putin said, according to 'Our European colleagues are independent people and they claim they want to work with us in certain spheres, yet they act as though they are absolutely dependent and unable to make their own decision. Is that so?' It's odd that Putin was quoted talking about 'European colleagues' when the Americans were responsible for cutting T-Platforms off."
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Putin Reportedly Comments On T-Platform Supercomputer Flap

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  • editorial bias (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 02, 2013 @01:47PM (#43612033)

    Am I the only one here who is sick and tired of Slashdot story submitters plowing as much commentary into the summary as possible?

    This is barely a news site anymore.

  • Re:a bit late (Score:4, Interesting)

    by K. S. Kyosuke ( 729550 ) on Thursday May 02, 2013 @02:41PM (#43612533)

    Since nuclear test bans have been in effect, all new nuclear weapon development relies primarily on computer simulation.

    And if the Russians won't be able to perform proper and accurate computer simulations of their weapon designs, the only net result will be that when nuke eventually hits you, it will be somewhat over-engineered and somewhat dirtier than would be the case otherwise.

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