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Japan's Digital Minister Is Waging War on Floppy Disks | Time - 0 views

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    "Japan isn't the only nation that has struggled to phase out the outdated technology - the U.S. Defense Department only announced in 2019 that it has ended the use of floppy disks, which were first developed in the 1960s, in a control system for its nuclear arsenal. Sony Group Corp. stopped making the disks in 2011 and many young people would struggle to describe how to use one or even identify one in the modern workplace."
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US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks | Technology | T... - 0 views

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    "The US military's nuclear arsenal is controlled by computers built in the 1970s that still use 8in floppy disks. A report into the state of the US government, released by congressional investigators, has revealed that the country is spending around $60bn (£40.8bn) to maintain museum-ready computers, which many do not even know how to operate any more, as their creators retire."
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Pen Test Partners: Boeing 747s receive critical software updates over 3.5" floppy disks... - 0 views

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    ""This database has to be updated every 28 days, so you can see how much of a chore this has to be for an engineer to visit," Lomas said, pointing out the floppy drive - which in normal operations is tucked away behind a locked panel."
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