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APFS, Apple’s replacement for HFS+

Apple is introducing a new file system to replace the twentieth-century HFS+. The new one is called APFS, which simply stands for “Apple File System.” When Apple released HFS+, disk sizes were measured in megabytes, not terabytes.

New features include 64-bit inode numbers, nanosecond timestamp granularity, and native support for encryption. Ars Technica offers a discussion of the system, which is still in an experimental state.
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Floppies aren’t dead

Today’s exciting news on Twitter is that one or more of the Department of Defense systems used to coordinate ICBMs and nuclear bombers still use 8-inch floppy disks. A spokesperson for the DoD explained, “It still works.” The computer is an IBM Series/1 that dates from the seventies.
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