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    * Am I the only one that thinks pictures of....

    ...datacenters are the coolest things in the world?

    I feel like I could spend all day looking at pictures of all the datacenter's in the world.

    Anyone else? or am I alone on this..
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    I agree, I love checking out data center facilities!

    They're always so perfect-looking.
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    I really think you are unique and you should be taken away from home and be put in a curiosity museum.



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    ahahaha are you people serious? they're computers!!!

    i'm betting you thought the game "tomb raider" was brilliant and just loved the lara croft character right?

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    Originally posted by reseller
    ahahaha are you people serious? they're computers!!!

    i'm betting you thought the game "tomb raider" was brilliant and just loved the lara croft character right?
    Mmmmm Lara Croft, if only

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    Ya, I love lara, I mean Tomb raider. Better then looking at the pics is acually being in one. My favorite part was the hand scanner thinggy.
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    Originally posted by NetXL
    I agree, I love checking out data center facilities!

    They're always so perfect-looking.
    Really.

    I should send you some pictures of some of the centers I've seen. Far from perfect.

    On the other hand, there were others that made me go and want to move in and never leave.
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    Originally posted by SoftWareRevue
    Really.

    I should send you some pictures of some of the centers I've seen. Far from perfect.

    On the other hand, there were others that made me go and want to move in and never leave.
    I hear SAH have a pretty crappy facility.

    I'm sure there are bad ones, but the mainstream facilities I usually look at are quite nice.
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    We will be posting pictures of our three centers soon.
    They are so cool.

    From the dual 56k feeds; to the fact that two of them have doors.
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    I think they are cool. but hell no I wouldnt spend all day looking at it.
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    One word.... why??????

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    geek porn!

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    I like looking, but I'm not obsessed.

    It reminds of me of back in '94 when I went with my Dad to visit our ISP, which was run out of the guys garage. And, he let me use his Sun Sparc 20 to surf the web. Even though it was only a T1, it was fast.

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    Yeah I remember going to my friends house who had ISDN (DEDICATED) hohoho. Then I think even farther back and fearing that my ISP had a 56K dedicated connection to the internet.. Where have those days gone ?
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    I'm not obsessed or anything....its just that I think they are cool looking with the cabinets and the way they are designed.
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    Re: Am I the only one that thinks pictures of....

    Originally posted by WebmastTroy
    ...datacenters are the coolest things in the world?

    I feel like I could spend all day looking at pictures of all the datacenter's in the world.

    Anyone else? or am I alone on this..
    Racks? Yeah, i could look at them all day too.
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    You need to get out more. Computers age too quickly...in 6 months when you see it again it'll be outdated and worthless. Go and check out a World Wonder. Much more rewarding As a bonus, you might meet a woman with a rack that you don't have to plug in. Maybe you'll get turned on instead of the computer

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    I can tell some people are still virgins

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    Re: Am I the only one that thinks pictures of....

    Originally posted by WebmastTroy
    ...datacenters are the coolest things in the world?

    I feel like I could spend all day looking at pictures of all the datacenter's in the world.

    Anyone else? or am I alone on this..

    I don't like being in datacenter! ... got a number of scars & bruises from datacenters I'm sure many in WHT experienced the same thing too

    The only time I'd camp in datacenter is when doing network troubleshooting, when everybody panic and screaming, phones continuously ringing (cell phones not allowed), people busy activating their backups or in larger scale, disaster recovery plan. They then will contact each of their counterpart in different part of the country/region to "swing" their production network to the other side etc, I can see managers nervously busy preparing damage control and politically correct statements, etc.

    and the word "datacenter: reminds me of:

    - heaps (and sometimes messy beyond belief) of network cables underneath the raised floor

    - it's cold in there!

    - monotonously noisy (come from lots of server/router fans or power backup system or temperature control system, humming monotonously)

    - Lots of LEDs (when you switched off all the lights, sometimes it makes nice scenery though - as if you're surrounded by green/orange tiny tiny small little stars)

    - security systems (lots of sign-in, password to punch in, card to be flashed, retina/finger print to be scanned etc)

    - rows and rows of servers, cisco routers/switches, multiplexers, modems, fiber distribution frame/patch panels, PBXes/DMSes, DWDMs, etc


    BUT, when you manage to fixed the network and the havoc finally over, you'd walk out from datacenter with a feeling which hard to describe, as if you just saved the world!

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    I too am a sucker for data center pics...

    Honestly though, sometimes when I can't sleep or I'm bored I head over to communitech.net's live DC cameras for hours of enjoyment!!! (I think I'm a loser...)

    Check 'em out: http://communitech.net/corporate/tou...ras/camera.ctx
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    Originally posted by citrus
    I too am a sucker for data center pics...

    Honestly though, sometimes when I can't sleep or I'm bored I head over to communitech.net's live DC cameras for hours of enjoyment!!! (I think I'm a loser...)

    Check 'em out: http://communitech.net/corporate/tou...ras/camera.ctx
    Heh... I do just the same. I used to do business with them so here and there I look over their website just to see what's up. And if you spend alot of time watching their live cameras, you might be lucky enough to have witnessed some interesting things the staff do.

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    Someone should arrange "datacenter tours" or a "datacentere crawl".
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    Originally posted by reseller
    ahahaha are you people serious? they're computers!!!

    i'm betting you thought the game "tomb raider" was brilliant and just loved the lara croft character right?
    yes and your point???
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    Re: Am I the only one that thinks pictures of....

    Originally posted by WebmastTroy
    ...datacenters are the coolest things in the world?

    I feel like I could spend all day looking at pictures of all the datacenter's in the world.

    Anyone else? or am I alone on this..

    your sick!!!!

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    WHT Cribs hehe ya know MTV cribs

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    RackShacks datacenter looks scary All big and empty.
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    Originally posted by reseller
    i'm betting you thought the game "tomb raider" was brilliant and just loved the lara croft character right?
    Ugh... both my husband and my son are I guess if I must compete it's best that my biggest competition is primarily a cartoon character

    As far as viewing the higher-end Data Centers..Yeah I admit to window shopping a bit
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    Re: Am I the only one that thinks pictures of....

    Originally posted by WebmastTroy
    ...datacenters are the coolest things in the world?

    I feel like I could spend all day looking at pictures of all the datacenter's in the world.

    Now tell me........when did these symptoms first begin and did you have a happy childhood?

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