U.S. Just Quit Floppy Disk to Use Nukes, Anyone Else Concerned?
The Dooms Day Clock is 2 minutes to midnight and our military is still using floppy disks?
Am I the only one who is a bit concerned that the U.S. Military was handling the deadliest weapon on the planet on the same thing I used to play Oregon Trail 25 years ago?
Floppy disks have been outdated for over 20 years to the public but I guess our military has been still using it for one of our most important programs.
According to Forbes, the U.S Military just retired the technology used with operation of the Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missiles. It turns out they have been running the same systems on a floppy disk from the 1970s. I'm not going to lie. When I first heard that our government was still using floppy disks to use one of the most devastating weapon on the planet I was a little concerned but apparently it has run for decades with little or no issues. The military was so confident in the system that they were reluctant to change.
I guess I assumed programming an ICBM would be run on a more elaborate or sophisticated tech.
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