Why the US Government has so many data centers

Steve Mikulasik Steve.Mikulasik at civeo.com
Mon Mar 14 21:16:15 UTC 2016

Yeah, but at the end we will have reduced paper clip losses significantly! Of course paper clip usage will go up to support the new paper clip auditing department.

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On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 04:49:38PM -0400, Sean Donelan wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2016, Scott Weeks wrote:
> > It's all phunny money.  Real economics are not even considered.
> > At all.
> And what makes your think the Data Center Optimization Initiative is 
> any different, when they are counting single servers instead of data centers?
> If it was a rational, coherent plan; that would be great.  Instead I 
> see lots of people spending years looking for servers, and writing 
> reports about counting servers, and moving servers from on room to another room.
> What's the return on investment counting paperclips?

But when they're finished, they'll have the serial number of each individual paperclip, and a paperclip history form to go with it. 

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Tired old sysadmin 

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