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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: amazing
NT was pwned quite some time ago. You might be able to get away with it now....but i suspect that any obsolete windows operating system since 95 wouldn't last if connected to the internet.
The idea that our ballistic missiles and nuclear bombers are managed by ancient computer systems that still use floppy disks is a little scary... There's the whole "if it ain't broke, don't fix it", but then according to this report, it would've been roughly 3 times cheaper to modernize these systems.
originally posted by: NewzNose
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
The good old days when you had to take a razor blade to etch off your mistakes when copying.
And in this case, how many people have 8 inch floppy drives to be able to write a substitute 8 inch floppy? Not many. If it used a USB port everybody could write something that could be put on USB memory, so I think the 8 inch floppies aren't such a bad idea.
originally posted by: Aazadan
There's significant advantages to using out of date systems, one of the biggest is that fewer people know how to use them.
originally posted by: GetHyped
That's why a lot of large corporations are still using mainframes from the 60's and 70's in critical areas.