The Best Defense is An Old Computer? | HowStuffWorks NOW

Is it true the US nuclear arsenal depends on 50-year-old computers? The US Government Accountability Office released a report about critical systems running on outdated technology.

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VIDEO CLIPS:
NUKE TESTS The mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOzq7hvXGlU
Random Bits 0097 8 Floppy Disks, new E-Bike battery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNOlV2deqYs
Floppy Disk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqpR44hOD3U
The Last Speech of John F. Kennedy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrvW9owJIOM
DCL in the 1960s, University of Illinois Digital Computer Lab
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsHMaTJ9CX0
Computers of NASA (1960s)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZz0SVLdso

SOURCES:
http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677454.pdf
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/25/us-military-uses-8-inch-floppy-disks-to-coordinate-nuclear-force-operations.html
http://smallbusiness.chron.com/life-span-average-pc-69823.html
http://www.statista.com/statistics/267465/average-desktop-pc-lifespan/

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