cvs commit: www/en/projects summerofcode.sgml

Harti Brandt hartmut.brandt at
Sat Jun 4 03:04:18 PDT 2005

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:

RE>On Thu, Jun 02, 2005 at 03:35:44PM +0200, Harti Brandt wrote:
RE>> Hey, great idea. I wasn't reading this thread (kind of overload 
RE>> condition). Surely I can help out with mentoring/co-ordination. The only 
RE>> problem beeing that I'll be out of reachability for August (no 
RE>> connectivity in a small siberian town :-).
RE>You obviously do *not* mean Novosibirsk, do you?  :-)

No, that would be Mariinsk. That's 600km from Novosibirsk on the TransSib 
and that's the place where all trains stop, because they change the 
locomotive, because the electricity changes there. Five years ago it 
sometimes took me an hour to get a phone call there from germany on a 
windy day. This got better, but Internet is still a problem there given 
the state of telephone lines :-/

NB: our laboratory was one of the first e-mail users in Novosibirsk 
(definitely the first in our Institute). We got mail through a modem 
dial-up from, I think, the Institute for Math, which in turn had a dial-up 
to Kurtschatov in Moscow, which in turn had a permanent line to Finland. 
Was kind of funny :-)

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