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Well, this is good news for those with privacy concerns about the NSA and terrible news for those concerned about government spending. The National Security Agency’s new billion-dollar-plus data center in Bluffdale, Utah was supposed to go online in September, but the Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman reports that it has major electrical problems and that the facility known as “the country’s biggest spy center” is presently nearly unusable:
I guess someone or something decided that this facility needed to be shutdown with the rest of America. I can't help but laugh at the irony at this point.edit on 10/8/2013 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)
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I disagree completely, right now any news regarding the NSA and especially this data center is bad news.
huh? Isn't that exactly what they were saying..
I don't believe this story for one second.
I'd expect there to be some kind of bidding for a project like this.
Bwhahahahahahaa! Maybe it was built by the lowest bidder?
well said. No showstoppers for the distant future, just some temporary problems that will be solved. Not that I believe everything the government tells me, but I don't see where disinfo on this particular issue is getting them anywhere so I take it at face value, and even if I'm wrong, I don't see the downside of taking it at face value.
Its interesting from a technical perspective but its hardly good news. Its not as if it all burnt down.
They aren't scrapping it or scaling it back, just having some build quality snags which they will overcome.