Shore up your emergency kit with these military-grade flashlights


this is milspec too:


Imagine the havoc generated these days if they suddenly switched civilian GPS back to fuzzy resolution?

I’m sure that there are dusty files with contingency plans to do that (or maybe offset everything by a few kilometers) in a crisis.


Yeah, and it’s tough as hell. I don’t understand why people think we’d be better off if our nuclear launch systems were running on fucking Windows.

To quote from the article: “It’s 24/7 operations on a platform that has been tested in every conceivable way for 4 decades. How many systems made in the last few years can claim that? […] The computers controlling these missile silos aren’t also there to run spreadsheets or play flash games on the Internet. They are very boring, very specialized, and very reliable as a result.”


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