Nuclear Weapons Systems Technology

Why we shouldn’t worry that our nuclear weapons are run by ancient, out-of-date tech

By on May 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM.

Why we shouldn’t worry that our nuclear weapons are run by ancient, out-of-date tech

So it turns out that America’s nuclear weapons system still uses the same 8-inch floppy disks that it used in the 1980s. Geek.com has a good rundown of why we shouldn’t be too concerned about this revelation and it basically boils down to this: Our system for controlling our nuclear arsenal isn’t broke and trying to fix it could be a really bad idea. More →

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