Question of the day

May 27, 2016

Our last question asked: The U.S. is still using what to run its nuclear program? Floppy disks! We won't add anything to that, because you all brought so much to the table yourselves.

Congrats to Wes Wolfe of The Free Press for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to these incredible individuals for also answering correctly: John WallLaura AlixChris Lombardi (who answer was "YUGE floppy discs ... Still better than the computer-barred ATF, which has to use PAPER"), Anna Holland (who adds "Windows 3.1! Computers from BEFORE I WAS BORN!"), Tim Farnsworth (who tacks on this appropriate gif), Dan Rosenbaum (who notes "This is something that if it ain't broke, you really don't want to 'fix' it"), David Daniel (who wonders "Are the nuclear silo tutorials on 8-track?"), Jayna Wallace (who asks "That's because floppies are so durable, yes?"), Ellen Wernecke (who adds "For the kids, they were plastic and metal data-storage devices that could hold <1 MP3"), Ken Walker (who jokes "But at least they finally upgraded that abacus"), Lucia A. Walinchus (who observes "CPUs from 1976. They're just realizing this now?"), Edirin OputuMark Gibbs (who jokes "Next we'll learn that their tech support is still provided by Radio Shack"), Charlotte LoBuono (who quips "! Like totally 90s dude!"), Claudine Laforce (who admits "though I find this really hard to believe"), M Edward/Ed Borasky (who slyly adds "yes, size matters"), Shayna (who remarks "Because the Cold War never ended, meaning the 80s never ended, either"), Judyth Mermelstein (who jokes "Wot, no Flash vulns?"), Ann McGuire (who quips "China's are on Ming Dynasty papyrus") and Ron Casalotti (who adds "But don't worry, they hope to upgrade to AOL trial membership CDs soon"). Shout out to Maureen MacGregor who answered "50 year old tech & an abacus." Close enough!

As for today's question, here it is: A 96-year-old man just made the news for using a strategy named after him to save a life. Who was he/what was he credited with developing?

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... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

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