Are the Three Stooges in Charge?
The morons at the Pentagon are using 1970s
technology to control nuclear weapons
My wife says I too often, and carelessly, throw around the words "idiots" and "fucking retards". After seeing this story she spoke words I did not know she knew and cannot repeat.
CNBC reports that the Pentagon is using ancient floppy disks to help run our nuclear forces.
Seriously, are Larry, Moe and Curly running the military?
It scares the living shit out of me that a 14 year old in his mother's basement has higher tech equipment.
- CNBC - The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report. "Federal legacy IT systems are becoming increasingly obsolete: Many use outdated software languages and hardware parts that are unsupported," the report found. "Agencies reported using several systems that have components that are, in some cases, at least 50 years old."
Words fail me. What the Hell have they been doing with the trillions of dollars that have been spent over the decades?
This insanity is totally bipartisan. Both parties have off and on controlled Congress and the White House and nothing gets done.
If these ass-clowns are our "best and brightest" then we are doomed.
|What American high tech really looks like.|
You can hope for a better tomorrow, but from
here the future looks really fucked.