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Friday, May 27, 2016

U.S. nuclear forces flying on 8-inch floppy discs

Ridiculously outdated computer technology haunts much of the government's vital operations, including nuclear defense, says a report issued this month by the United States Government Accountability Office. The report, "Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems," says the Department of Defense uses 8- inch floppy disks in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation’s nuclear forces. In addition, Department of the Treasury uses assembly language code — a computer language initially used in the 1950s and typically tied to the hardware for which it was developed. — Government Accountability Office

Huntsville’s Madison Square Mall headed for mixed-use

Huntsville city officials approved an agreement Thursday that allows developers Mid-City Owner LLC to redevelop the old Madison Square Mall into a mix of retail, commercial, hotel and multi-family residiental — with at least 70 percent of the tenants new to the Huntsville market. — AL.com

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Super Doppler Security Radar Gets a Vegas Rollout

Super Doppler Security Radar Gets a Vegas Rollout

GroundAware CS4, the newest version of Dynetics’ reconfigurable surveillance radar, was unveiled last month in Las Vegas at ISC West, billed as the largest security trade show in the United States.

Digium's Dogs of Productivity

Digium's Dogs of Productivity

Employees brought their dogs to work to kick off a 2016 philanthropy project to support animal rescue organization “A New Leash on Life.”

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Jim Rogers’ Vision

Jim Rogers’ Vision

Investment sage Jim Rogers sees a Fed monetary binge, warped markets and looming recession.

Mystic Fantastic LLC

Mystic Fantastic LLC

Ron Barrett founded his small business on Mobile’s annual Mardi Gras season — in fact, the most fantastical aspects of Carnival.

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Frontier Days on Main Street

Frontier Days on Main Street

A tough economy and vigilant regulators are slinging Wild West stresses on community bankers. One of their best assets is still their storefront.

Connectivity Central

Connectivity Central

Over the past two decades, CentraLite has emerged from a home automation startup into a $36 million, Internet of Things connectivity company — selling retail via big box hardware chains, designing platforms for other businesses and hitting the world market via cable giants.

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Spotlight on Baldwin County

Spotlight on Baldwin County

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

Spotlight on Covington, Butler, Crenshaw & Lowndes Counties

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