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U.S. Military still uses 8 inch floppies!?

by tezza » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:40 am

While of historical interest and fun to play around with, should nuclear missiles be dependent on these aging consumables?

http://arstechnica.com/information-tech ... deterrent/
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Re: U.S. Military still uses 8 inch floppies!?

by SpidersWeb » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:44 pm

"Fire the missiles!"
"Sector not found on drive A"

The last time I spotted them being used was in a New World - around 1995ish - I guess it ran the tills because in the offices were 486's.
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Re: U.S. Military still uses 8 inch floppies!?

by tezza » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:45 pm

SpidersWeb wrote:"Fire the missiles!"
"Sector not found on drive A"

LOL!
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Re: U.S. Military still uses 8 inch floppies!?

by Gibsaw » Fri May 02, 2014 2:29 am

SpidersWeb wrote:"Fire the missiles!"
"Sector not found on drive A"

..."Who the hell is general failure? Does he have security clearance to be reading drive A?"
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Re: U.S. Military still uses 8 inch floppies!?

by SpidersWeb » Sat May 03, 2014 6:20 pm

Gibsaw wrote:
SpidersWeb wrote:"Fire the missiles!"
"Sector not found on drive A"

..."Who the hell is general failure? Does he have security clearance to be reading drive A?"


haha
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