vintage computers in active use

Toby Thain toby at
Thu May 26 20:13:55 CDT 2016

On 2016-05-26 3:17 PM, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> Fred Cisin wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 May 2016, Brent Hilpert wrote:
>>> A friend notice this in the news, I heard it mentioned on the radio this morning too:
>>> extract:
>>> 	The report said that the Department of Defence systems that co-ordinated
>>> 	intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft
>>> 	"runs on an IBM Series-1 Computer - a 1970s computing system - and uses
>>> 	eight-inch floppy disks".
>> "This system remains in use because, in short, it still works,"
>> Pentagon spokeswoman Lt Col Valerie Henderson told the AFP news agency.
>> And, THAT is why it MUST be replaced immediately by "modern" hardware
>> and software, to put an end to that.  Windows10 can change that.
> Since Windows 10 is out, many security aware people here in germany
> dropping Microsoft Software if they can and you think it would be a good
> idea to control nuclear wheapons with this kind of crap?
> Nothanks. This game is over.

In case you missed it:

It's only a matter of time.


> ..and guys, since Snowden and Manning the Worlds point of view about the United States
> and it's "No Such Agency" has changed..entirely.
> Don't know if it would be an good idea to additional elect Trump..
> Regards,
> Holm

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