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Here's why the U.S. military still uses floppy disks

 


America’s nuclear arsenal depends on a surprising relic of the 1970s that few of us may recall: the humble floppy disk.

It’s hard to believe these magnetic, 8-inch data storage devices are what’s propping up the most fearsome weapons humanity has ever created. But the Department of Defense is still relying on this technology to coordinate key strategic forces such as nuclear bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to a new government report.

http://www.startribune.com/here-s-why-the-u-s-military-still-uses-floppy-disks/381439501/

 

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