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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 23 01:20 AM

May 23, 2009: Cellar Facilities

Ever wonder what the Cellar facilities look like?
What's actually connected to the other end of that wire coming out of your PC?
Here ya go...

First, Undertoad and Pearl dug a hole under his garden.



Then after a trip down to Home depot, and a couple of weekends... Shazamm.



This is the Moderator's suite.



Two 69 hp/liter submarine engines provide backup power.



OK, I'm kidding... or lying, depending on your point of view.

Actually it's an ISP server in Sweden.

Quote:
This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight
and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain.

And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs,
located in an old nuclear bunker deep below the bedrock of Stockholm city, sealed off from
the world by entrance doors 40 cm thick (almost 16 inches).
link


sullage  Saturday May 23 01:59 AM

this is wonderful; its the rl version of tinfoil hat linux.

i hope the tag-phrase is "unnecessarily secure"



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday May 23 02:09 AM

I think they were just taking advantage of this former cold war bunker being available, and probably cheap, compared to space upstairs in the city.



hipshot  Saturday May 23 02:51 AM

I wonder if the fog machine came with it, or if they had to bring their own...



NoBoxes  Saturday May 23 03:22 AM

That's a nifty new twist on the old idea of recycling bunkers.



SPUCK  Saturday May 23 06:01 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by hipshot View Post
I wonder if the fog machine came with it, or if they had to bring their own...
That's not fog.. It's exhaust from the submarine engines.


capnhowdy  Saturday May 23 11:38 AM

If it's simulated daylight they HAD to add some pollution for realism.



lumberjim  Saturday May 23 11:50 AM




Flint  Saturday May 23 11:57 AM

Do they run the fog machines from 9 to 5?



Gravdigr  Saturday May 23 05:31 PM

Underdata greenfall germarine simulighted whaaaaaaaaaaa????



dar512  Tuesday May 26 10:28 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by NoBoxes View Post
That's a nifty new twist on the old idea of recycling bunkers.
These guys?





capnhowdy  Tuesday May 26 07:59 PM

Or maybe these.
Attachment 23529



TheMercenary  Thursday May 28 07:54 AM

That server will not be of much use if they nuke out all the data transmission lines, but at least some egg heads will survive.



spudcon  Thursday May 28 10:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
That server will not be of much use if they nuke out all the data transmission lines, but at least some egg heads will survive.
They could still play Spider Solitaire.


SteveDallas  Thursday May 28 05:15 PM

When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth



capnhowdy  Thursday May 28 08:32 PM

First time I've heard the term "government mule" in a while.



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