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Re: Guest Post - obsolescence is just a number

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So, despite the spectacular US advantages in cybernetics, in this one critical area the Strategic Rocket Forces remained competitive right through to 1991.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 8:26 AM
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Obsolescence is getting stomped with a healthcare post.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 8:54 AM
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I needed to vent.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 8:55 AM
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Did they even notice Y2K?


Posted by: Doug | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 8:57 AM
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Yes. Everything launched all at once. We're all dead, and this is hell.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 8:59 AM
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And, totally talking out of ass, but won't keeping those SSDs secure be a lot more effort than sourcing floppies?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 9:18 AM
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6: I was wondering that too. Ideally they could have changed it and not told anyone, but it's so hard to keep a secret these days.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 9:25 AM
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Suppose Trump got a great deal -- a really fantastic deal -- on SSDs from some guy Giuliani met that one time in Minsk (oh, and that other time in Prague, and maybe, since you mention it, Doha, too)


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 9:57 AM
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"won't keeping those SSDs secure be a lot more effort than sourcing floppies?"

I honestly can't imagine why. Security is about the size of the attack surface and the defences you put in place on it, not about the sort of storage medium you use.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:01 AM
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I'm thinking of the supply chain, not the medium.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:07 AM
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Speaking of military stuff, isn't two mass shootings on two different naval bases a bad sign in a way that goes beyond the usual bad sign of multiple mass shootings in the same week?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:38 AM
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11: I think so.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:41 AM
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Pearl Harbor and...?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:47 AM
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Pensacola.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:49 AM
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The armed forces are what, o.4% of US population? Do the stats, SAS guy.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 10:57 AM
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Bases are full of civilian contractors. I don't know all the numbers.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 11:03 AM
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More like 0.6%. But I don't know if wiki is counting contractors as well as full-time.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 11:08 AM
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They say the shooter was from Saudi Arabia, so I suppose the Trump administration will continue its policy of demonizing all people from Muslim countries except Saudi Arabia.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 11:42 AM
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They also just crashed another ship. Into a Coast Guard ship, so it's currently not clear whose fault it was. Still, rough week for the Navy.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 11:53 AM
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A SEAL boat. So I'm going to go ahead and blame the Navy.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 12:03 PM
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Yeah, that does seem reasonable.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 12:04 PM
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Oh, and Trump fired their Secretary last week for not wanting to pardon a war criminal. Who was a SEAL.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 12- 6-19 12:23 PM
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