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  1. D

    US nuclear arsenal is controlled by computers built in the 1970s

    Given that magnetic media has a finite shelf life, and that disks and the drives needed to read and write to them are older than some of the operators of the machinery, the floppy revelation makes you wonder whether the US could even launch a nuclear attack if required.
  2. jmanz

    Bye Bye Floppy Disk

    Goodbye, floppy disk. Sony recently announced that in 2011 it will discontinue the 3.5 inch floppy disk in Japan, one of the last markets in which Sony still sells the disks, so stock up now if you need them (that sound you hear is the generational divide ripping even further apart, as kids born...
  3. WayneKerr

    Do you still use a floppy drive?

    Does your PC still have a floppy drive?  Mine doesn't, at least not one installed, I think its in a box in the basement.
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