I think they overengineered it a bit.. I use Antec 90W slim power supply instead of 170W uberbrick for my W530 for few months without issues. Needed to create a custom plug though.
You totally forget about 5000m altitude. I would rather live in place with -53C in Alberta with normal atmospheric pressure than anywhere higher than 4km. Human beings have serious issues with adapting to such altitudes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_sickness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_mountain_sickness http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoxemia In addition to that you also have much higher frostbites risk even from not-so-low temperatures.
There was a similar scandal in Russia in 2006. They put huge posters with USS Missouri on Moscow streets on Army Day. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11524992/ns/world_news-europe/t/russias-red-army-day-blunder/
Destruction of basic services, good access to health care, and one of the best education systems is a very bad way to make Shia and Sunni equal.
Apparently somebody already asked
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martian_meteorite : "These meteorites are thought to be from Mars because they have elemental and isotopic compositions that are similar to rocks and atmosphere gases analyzed by spacecraft on Mars."
Titov and Manarov spent 365 days in space in a single mission in 1987..1988. Then Manarov logged another 175 days on Mir, couple of years later. So, I guess, he was in pretty good health after his first mission
Finns know how to deal with trolls - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQIoeE4Mtjo
Here are the transformers (orange boxes on the photos), apparently none of them has exploded. http://forums.drom.ru/attachment.php?attachmentid=610633&stc=1&d=1250749637
here are more photos/videos of the plant before and after the accident - http://forums.drom.ru/hakasiya/t1151240353.html There is also a lengthy discussion of accident on the local forum (many plant workers participate and deliver "first hand" news there) - http://forums.drom.ru/hakasiya/t1151239745-p104.html Transformers look ok, there were no smoke nor traces of fire damage. Hydraulic surge in generator #2 looks like most likely reason of the accident (the reasons of surge are not that clear still though, people talk about destruction of turbine or generator failure).
Here google translation of response from Rossvyazokhrankultura website: http://www.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rsoc.ru%2Fmain%2Fabout%2F858%2F887.shtml%3Fid_news%3D628&langpair=ru%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8 In short: 1. You have to register only if you provide internet access for money. . 2. End-user Wi-fi equipment is excluded from list of telecommunication equipment required to register.