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(Gizmodo)   C:\ users\ USAF\AFSPC\ launch\ missilecmnd.exe   (gizmodo.com) divider line 50
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2014-04-28 02:39:06 PM
19 votes:
They upgraded last year by notching the other side of the disk giving them double the capacity.  The project costs $293,093,398.34.
2014-04-28 02:04:49 PM
8 votes:
LOAD "missilecmnd.exe",8,1
2014-04-28 03:25:35 PM
7 votes:

Boojum2k: Gig103: missilecmnd.exe is too long for an MS-DOS based file system. missil~1.exe

launch.exe

Not to be confused with lunch.exe, on the other floppy.


veryhilarious.com

Probably my favorite image on the internet.
2014-04-28 02:47:34 PM
7 votes:

Dr Dreidel: // one would think they have backup copies of the disk(s), but you know what they say about assumptions..


I don't, actually, but you seem pretty sure that I do...
2014-04-28 02:11:17 PM
6 votes:

AirForceVet: This old technology possesses one advantage mentioned during 60 Minutes last night. It's cyber-secure according to tests as it's a closed system, independent from Internet access.


i1214.photobucket.com

Approves.
2014-04-28 02:10:09 PM
6 votes:
missilecmnd.exe is too long for an MS-DOS based file system. missil~1.exe
2014-04-28 02:26:12 PM
5 votes:

Blues_X: AirForceVet: This old technology possesses one advantage mentioned during 60 Minutes last night. It's cyber-secure according to tests as it's a closed system, independent from Internet access.


That. It's secure, and it works.


Provided nobody has a magnet...
2014-04-28 02:50:09 PM
4 votes:
"First, the staff doesn't seem wildly experienced."

Well shoot, did they just sleep through the last few nuclear wars we had?
2014-04-28 02:16:11 PM
4 votes:
Turn your key sir!

ishootthepictures.files.wordpress.com
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-04-28 02:47:57 PM
3 votes:
yeah right.  More libby lib lib mumbo jumble.

We all know it's major high tech down there...

img.fark.net

I mean, shiat.. look at ALL THOSE LIGHTS!
2014-04-28 01:55:16 PM
3 votes:
Nope, it's on a floppy, so:

A:\ users\ USAF\AFSPC\ launch\ missilecmnd.exe
2014-04-28 09:23:51 PM
2 votes:
How quickly we forget...

img.fark.net
2014-04-28 05:17:01 PM
2 votes:
Anyone who has an 8" floppy has my respect.
2014-04-28 03:22:18 PM
2 votes:

d23: yeah right.  More libby lib lib mumbo jumble.

We all know it's major high tech down there...

[img.fark.net image 310x163]

I mean, shiat.. look at ALL THOSE LIGHTS!


Can't you get them to blink in sequence?

i1.ytimg.com
2014-04-28 03:15:33 PM
2 votes:
media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
2014-04-28 02:53:09 PM
2 votes:
I worked at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for a while in a building used to build/prep satellites for launch.  I expected Star Trek type technology...

Man, was I disappointed.  My job?  Monitor temperature and humidity levels in the clean rooms and to call someone if they went out of specs.

After my first day, I realized a decent $300 computer could do the same.  They had someone in every damn building doing this.  My trainer had been there so long, the guy was making about $40,000 a year watching 2 dials.

They couldn't keep people in that job...was just toooooo boring. I lasted a month.
2014-04-28 02:49:53 PM
2 votes:

Gig103: missilecmnd.exe is too long for an MS-DOS based file system. missil~1.exe


launch.exe

Not to be confused with lunch.exe, on the other floppy.
2014-04-28 02:47:55 PM
2 votes:
So the people who have the job of launching middles that have never been launched  have no experience in launching them???

No shiat?
2014-04-28 09:56:48 PM
1 votes:
This thread pretty much turned into the pile of wires and cigarette smoke stained monitor cases I knew it was going to.
2014-04-28 07:22:28 PM
1 votes:

Tony_Pepperoni: Their new system upgrade ...

[i.imgur.com image 800x564]


The only problem with that upgrade is when you accidentally switch your launch code cassette with that totally rad mix tape that Stevens over in bio-warfare gave you the other day.
img.photobucket.com
2014-04-28 06:18:49 PM
1 votes:
Their new system upgrade ...

i.imgur.com
2014-04-28 05:42:39 PM
1 votes:

skinbubble: special20: [i.imgur.com image 263x63]

My favorite Commodore 64/128 game:

[www.orphanedgames.com image 320x200]


I never played that one - so I now feel a little emptier.
Here is my favorite:
www.gamebox64.com
2014-04-28 05:33:30 PM
1 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-04-28 05:25:24 PM
1 votes:
2014-04-28 05:14:02 PM
1 votes:

LesserEvil: Linux_Yes: What is even more horrifying is that they probably still use Windows on some of their equipment.  the Navy has learned the errors in its ways and moved from windows to Linux. same with the International space station.

and the NSA loves their Open Source snoop tools like Snort, etc.

Fascinating, as I work on the Navy intranet, home to over 400,000 PCs running Windows, and you statement seems to be complete bulls hit.



i should have been more specific, dinky.  google Navy Drone+linux and learn something.  the U.S. Army uses more Red Hat Linux than anyone.

and, yes, the International Space Station had to switch to Linux because their windows laptops,etc had picked up viruses.  do the research and learn something.  Google runs all its blades on Linux too.
2014-04-28 05:00:45 PM
1 votes:
partners.nytimes.com
2014-04-28 04:56:50 PM
1 votes:
I don't see the problem.
2014-04-28 04:17:13 PM
1 votes:
c:> a:
a:> uudecode hotchick1.uue
a:> uudecode hotchick2.uue
a:> uudecode hotchick3.uue
a:> uudecode hotchick4.uue
a:> uudecode hotchick5.uue
a:> uudecode hotchick6.uue
a:> combine hotchick1 hotchick2 hotchick3 hotchick4 hotchick5 hotchick6
a:> c:
c:> lview.ext a:\hotchick.jpg
2014-04-28 04:04:17 PM
1 votes:
img.fark.net

Aund thats allh i gots to say about that.....
2014-04-28 03:52:37 PM
1 votes:
Back during the Cuba Missile Crisis, my father was in SAC and on a bomber crew. He had just got home from having flown an Operation Watchdog mission (airborne for 72 straight hours with two flight crews aboard) and was bone tired. We didn't live far from the base and we heard the alert klaxon go off. A couple of minute later, our phone rang and my dad had to report back to the base immediately. By the time he arrived, the USAF had already cut all land-line communications and external power to the base. Reporting personnel could enter but no one was allowed to leave. When my father learned what was going on, he slipped under a fence and found a pay phone off base to call my mother and tell her to "get the kids in the car and get them the hell out of here now!" (stupid man. They'd have shot him if they had caught him.) This was at just after 9:00 pm. About a half-hour later, the alert B-52s and KC-135s launched. I knew my father was in one of them. I didn't see him again for four days. He never would tell me how they communicated with SAC HQ in such situations. I had to find this out when I served.
2014-04-28 03:49:06 PM
1 votes:

flynn80: TheGreatGazoo: I last touched an 8" floppy around 1992 when I put one in an AS/400.  I think it was an E series, which was an amazing upgrade from the B series it replaced.

That sounds like some hot nerd sexting.  I'll turn your 8" floppy into a hard drive if you put it in my AS/500, only a D Series though.

\giggity


It's ain't no joke, when your Wang is broke.
2014-04-28 03:36:03 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: I have one at my desk here at work.  It's right next to a copy of "The Mythical Man-Month" by Brooks.  Both are from 1982.  It's my little "electronic data is not permanent" demonstration:  I hand them to people and say "Which one can you still read?".


Cover the disk with color-presenting magnetic ink. Your System Engineers have a bottle, for diagnosing magnetic tape behavior. Read the bits with a microscope.
2014-04-28 03:33:43 PM
1 votes:

PluckYew: d23: yeah right.  More libby lib lib mumbo jumble.

We all know it's major high tech down there...

[img.fark.net image 310x163]

I mean, shiat.. look at ALL THOSE LIGHTS!

Can't you get them to blink in sequence?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


HEY, THAT'S MY LINE!

No literally.  It's where my screen name came from.  Bastards...
2014-04-28 03:23:46 PM
1 votes:

SewerSquirrels: Next thing I know, I'm going to start remember the names of my one nighters. A lot of good they'll do me now.


Are you my dad?
2014-04-28 03:23:41 PM
1 votes:

Linux_Yes: No worries, the UFO's have already shown they can shut that sh*t down at will.  the DoD is keeping mum about it, though.

here's some witness testimony to same from a Colonel in the Air Force who commanded missile silos.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cYPCKIL7oV w# t=2241   (SFW)



corrected time stamp in link     https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cYPCKIL7oVw # t=2332
2014-04-28 03:16:25 PM
1 votes:
What is even more horrifying is that they probably still use Windows on some of their equipment.  the Navy has learned the errors in its ways and moved from windows to Linux. same with the International space station.

and the NSA loves their Open Source snoop tools like Snort, etc.
2014-04-28 03:15:37 PM
1 votes:
and who knew the entire reason we avoided WWIII was that no one could find the any key after they put the disk in.
2014-04-28 03:04:17 PM
1 votes:

TheEdibleSnuggie: Blues_X: AirForceVet: This old technology possesses one advantage mentioned during 60 Minutes last night. It's cyber-secure according to tests as it's a closed system, independent from Internet access.


That. It's secure, and it works.

Provided nobody has a magnet...


Which is why they should have stayed with punch cards.

/I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!
2014-04-28 03:00:32 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: dittybopper: Nope, it's on a floppy, so:

A:\ users\ USAF\AFSPC\ launch\ missilecmnd.exe

Came here to say this.

Also - 8 inch floppies???  HOLY CRAP!  I haven!t seen one of those in decades!


I have one at my desk here at work.  It's right next to a copy of "The Mythical Man-Month" by Brooks.  Both are from 1982.  It's my little "electronic data is not permanent" demonstration:  I hand them to people and say "Which one can you still read?".

/Probably could read the 8" floppy with some effort.
//Probably.  If the data itself didn't rot.
2014-04-28 02:59:17 PM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-04-28 02:56:21 PM
1 votes:
Load "Global Thermonuclear War",8,1
2014-04-28 02:56:02 PM
1 votes:
We must prevent the Iranians from acquiring these capabilities.
2014-04-28 02:53:53 PM
1 votes:

Sgt. Expendable: Dr Dreidel: // one would think they have backup copies of the disk(s), but you know what they say about assumptions..

I don't, actually, but you seem pretty sure that I do...


"Making an assumption makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'mption'."

// and now you know
// I honestly thought everyone knew that
2014-04-28 02:52:56 PM
1 votes:
You should see their collection of eight track tapes.
2014-04-28 02:52:43 PM
1 votes:

The Green Intern: "First, the staff doesn't seem wildly experienced."


That's not what their test results say.
2014-04-28 02:52:37 PM
1 votes:
Nerds.jpg
2014-04-28 02:52:13 PM
1 votes:
What's their backup? Cassette tape?
2014-04-28 02:49:50 PM
1 votes:
Meh, I still deal with a couple of original IBM DOS green screens.

/ THEY BELONG IN A MUSEUM
2014-04-28 02:06:23 PM
1 votes:
And I would think it would be:

C:> a:

A:> misslecmnd
2014-04-28 02:01:51 PM
1 votes:

dittybopper: Nope, it's on a floppy, so:

A:\ users\ USAF\AFSPC\ launch\ missilecmnd.exe


Came here to say this.

Also - 8 inch floppies???  HOLY CRAP!  I haven!t seen one of those in decades!
 
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