facebook spying on us?

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Fri Sep 30 22:58:19 UTC 2011

On 9/30/11 3:41 PM, Michael Painter wrote:
> Steven G. Huter wrote:
>> this August 2011 article in the Economist outlines some relevant info
>> about the prineville, oregon FB datacenter.
>> http://www.economist.com/node/21525237
>> steve
> Informative article..."It's the climate, stupid".
> Got a laugh out of:
> "The server racks are nearly silent, and their internal fans whirr
> almost imperceptibly.
> The only exceptions are network switches which, Facebook staff notes,
> are perversely designed by even the biggest firms to vent air out of
> their sides. As a result, they run loud and hot-and are openly sworn at."

Which says to me that FB staff has no clue how chassis switches are
constructed, or they don't like switches with vertically oriented line


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