Windows powered nukes

Via Bruce Schneier, the latest British warships are being run by Windows – that’s right, Windows, from Microsoft. You might think, “surely those boats are doomed to a watery grave when Windows can’t recognize the correct device driver for the emergency water pump and the crew are franticly running about trying the find the installation CD’s”. That’s all very well and good. The really concerning matter at stake is that these boats foster the UK’s nuclear arsenal – H-Bomb loaded Trident ICBM’s. What does a blue screen translate into when you have a Trident nuclear missile attached to your USB port?

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