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News Microsoft sinks data centres for Project Natick

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    I've thought about it, and I'm only giving your Law a B- ;) :D
    (or should that be a C++...?)

    It's a nice idea, but I'm guessing that there's a large amount of redundancy built in to each unit? You can't send an engineer in when a hard drive fails :D
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Three times. Three times I had to read that snippet to figure out what you were highlighting. <sighs, corrects it, goes back to bed>
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I enjoyed this exchange a lot.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Sooo... Why not drop the data center in shallow water in Alaska, or on land in the arctic?
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

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    'Cos latency. How many clients does Microsoft have in the Arctic? One of the selling points of the project is that half the world's population lives with 200 klicks of a coast.
     
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    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    On paper at least I think it's a great idea. Tieing them to locally generated renewable energy would really knock it out of the park.
     
  8. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    There is no point building it in shallow water, as it will not survive the radiation from a nuclear bomb.
    The various subterranean seed banks were built for the same reason......continuity after nuclear war.

    Not long to go now fellow earthlings. *Chuckles*, (Dr Evil style)"

    I better dig out my tin foil hat.
     
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    Actually the seed banks were built to maintain genetic diversity, and to recover plants that may go extinct in the case of disease or natural disaster.
    They aren't a postapocalyptic survival tool. That's just a headline as a result of the media being the clickbaiters that they are.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    As a member of Da Meeju: I resemble that remark, and here are ten reasons why. You won't believe number seven!
     
  11. theshadow2001

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    I keep clicking on your post but nothings happening. I must know what number 7 is. If I don't find out, you won't believe what will happen next!
     
  12. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    But... but... won't putting datacentres in the sea make them vulnerable to phishing? :D :blush:
     
  13. jb0

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    Number 7 was "this isn't actually a list article"
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    They're technically known, in Da Biz, as "listicles." Don't worry, the vomit rising up in your throat is a perfectly normal reaction. Likewise, reach for a bucket and enjoy the fact that there is not one but two trademarked terms for those bulky magazines you find in newsagents that are often nothing more than articles pulled from the publisher's normal magazines (you know, the things we used to call annuals or omnibus editons): MagBook (Dennis Publishing) and Bookazine (Imagine Publishing.)
     

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