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The Ice Doctor - on 13 May 2017

Another one of these did you know threads....

That trident runs on a varient Windows XP software - bought because it was cheaper.

Is that actually secure?
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bouldery bits - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

At least it's not Vista.
Greasy Prusiks on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:
But on the plus side I really enjoyed my climbing trip today.

Met some new mates, climbed some great routes all good really.
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elsewhere on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:
Don't worry, it's air gapped.

Or is that water proofed?
Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Ducks quacks don't echo.
Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead.
Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Dogs can't look up.
Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

There is no known word for Scouse.
Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Profiteroles run at a loss.
Shani - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:
> Another one of these did you know threads....That trident runs on a varient Windows XP software - bought because it was cheaper.Is that actually secure?

Yes. It will be patched as the US DoD are Microsoft Gold Partners.

I'd imagine Trident would actually use Windows for Submarines, no?
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Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Nothing succeeds like a beakless parrot.
Yanis Nayu - on 13 May 2017
In reply to Darren Jackson:

> Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead.

That's easy for you to say.
Yanis Nayu - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

The word gullible isn't in the dictionary.
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Darren Jackson - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

... I could go on, but I expect that John Rushby will be along soon.
Shani - on 13 May 2017
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

Strangely enough, if you say "dictionary" very slowly in a Scottish accent, it sounds like you are saying "gullible".
The Ice Doctor - on 13 May 2017
In reply to Yanis Nayu:

So it's fake news then, unless you work for the government or defence industry and know any different.
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FactorXXX - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

That trident runs on a varient Windows XP software

The variant for submarines in indeed based on XP and is called Portholes S.U.B.
mrphilipoldham - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Aren't all government contracts won by the cheapest bidder?

‘I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of 2 million parts — all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.’
Big Ger - on 13 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

Policemen are numbered in case they get lost.
Andy Hardy on 14 May 2017
In reply to Darren Jackson:
I wondered where their legs went

Edit: spelling
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Deadeye - on 14 May 2017
In reply to Darren Jackson:

There's only one monopolies commission. Why?
Timmd on 14 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

I think people are being flippant because there's not a lot one can do about it?
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Big Ger - on 15 May 2017
Phil Lyon - on 15 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

the more I hear about inverse proportion, the less I like it.
Ridge - on 15 May 2017
In reply to Timmd:

> I think people are being flippant because there's not a lot one can do about it?

Maybe people are being flippant because they're not really bothered? It's not as if the launch system is going to be logging onto dodgy Russian porn sites from underneath the arctic ice cap. I'm surprised it's running anything as modern as XP.
Blue Straggler - on 16 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

>- bought because it was cheaper.Is that actually secure?

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, Mice Tochter is regurgitating something about how Trident is being run on not the best value system but a higher priced one so there must be some corruption involved in the bidding.

FFS.

Big Ger - on 16 May 2017
In reply to The Ice Doctor:

"Even claims that because the operating system is based on an older Windows product means that it would not be supported are incorrect. The UK government negotiated a Custom Support Agreement in April 2014 so the departments and agencies could using it or software based on it without worrying about criticial patches being written.

The submarines use ‘SMCS NG’, the Submarine Command System New Generation, was created for the Vanguard class submarines as a tactical information system and a weapon control system and is often nicknamed ‘Windows for Submarines’. It does however not control Trident."


https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/no-trident-doesnt-run-windows-xp/

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