Friday, April 12, 2013

News from Pyongyang

Hope the USA anti-missile defense system in Guam is not run by Windows 8.

Kim Jong Un is briefed by his generals in this undated photo. On the wall is a map titled "Plan for the strategic forces to target mainland U.S."
Kim Jong Un plan for West Coast USA
The New Yorker, The Borowitz Report/Andy Borowitz, 4/11/13. "North Korean missile test delayed by Windows 8."

Windows 8
"PYONGYANG  -- North Korea’s official news agency announced today that the military’s planned missile test had been put on hold because of “problems with Windows 8.”  Intelligence analysts said that the announcement gave rare insight into the inner workings of North Korea’s missile program, which until last year had been running on Windows 95.

The announcement from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) did not indicate a new scheduled time for a missile test, saying only that it was “working with Windows 8 support to resolve the issue.” In the words of one intelligence analyst, “That means the test been delayed indefinitely.”

A source close to the North Korean regime reported that Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is furious about the Windows 8 problems and is considering a number of options, including declaring war on Microsoft." 

RelatedCNN, 4/11/13, "North Korea may be able to deliver nuke, Pentagon intel says," the left photograph is from this article, item 4.  Christian Science Monitor, 4/10/13,"Calm in Guam as islanders doubt North Korean Missile aim."  The Guardian UK, 3/11/13, "Kim Jong Un North Korean leader seeks war."  Photoshopped photograph from Little green footballs blog.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a story from the Onion.