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US senators propose bill to shut off NSA’s water supply in California

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:07 AM
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I read this and it made me laugh. Looks like it belongs on a satire news sight. But here it is on RT news. Is it really possible that US senators can do this.. Dang I really hope so...


Disgruntled with NSA spying on US citizens, two senators from opposing parties have introduced a bill banning companies in California from providing essential utility services to the agency – including cutting off its computer-cooling water supply.

The NSA is a very resource-hungry organization which could stand to lose a lot from this. The initiative by activists and other organizations, apparently seeks to incapacitate the agency in return for its rights violations.


rt.com...

purp..




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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:11 AM
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While they are at it...can they cut off their air supply???



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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pulling the power cord would work wonders too....



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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pulling the power cord would work wonders too....



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:22 AM
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in the dark or on the floor......can we have both??? someone in this crooked backstabbing and lying government needs to have the people's back....or the people will NOT have their's...



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 05:34 AM
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purplemer
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pulling the power cord would work wonders too....


But once the light come back on so do the computers.


With out water to cool the computers you have a multibilion doller pile of overheated scrap metal

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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 06:12 AM
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they can come with a more expensive solution to overheating, like this

en.wikipedia.org...

no flowing water, just a fluid in a thermodynamic cycle



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 06:27 AM
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Indigent
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they can come with a more expensive solution to overheating, like this

en.wikipedia.org...

no flowing water, just a fluid in a thermodynamic cycle


Not if you suddenly turn the tap off without notice. They wont have time to do F all, not if its got some gigantic server farm in it.

The building would likley burn down before they knew what was happening
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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 06:31 AM
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most chips have sensor and shut down if some temperature is reached



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 07:17 AM
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no flowing water, just a fluid in a thermodynamic cycle


If they hadn't already thought of this then they are fools. I have no doubt that they have their own power supply and cooling systems independent of outside sources. The senators just are not privy to this information as I'm quite sure it's on a need to know bases. That water might not be being used to cool computers but something else.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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Notice how ideas like this come up only after the headlines of the last week or more has the NSA refusing to confirm if they've spied on U.S. elected officials or not.

it seems average people being violated in 10 different ways for months and months worth of revelations wasn't enough. Mention THEIR OWN privacy tho? Oh.. Gee whiz... now it's calls to shut off utility services and everything else.

Watch, when the NSA promises real sincerely to never ever spy on them? They'll drop these calls and never be heard talking like this again.

I have no respect for office holders who "suddenly care" about principles only when THEY are personally impacted. They aren't elected to care only when they're personally inconvenienced, IMO.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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teslahowitzer
While they are at it...can they cut off their air supply???

Yes please!!!
Destroy Air Supply!
Too many guys have been friendzoned because of this metrosexual enhancing band.

Onto the OP...
I don't think this will happen in Kalifornia, unless these lawmakers are the ones who are being spied upon.
Funny that it was all ok when it was just the peasants ehh?



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 09:59 AM
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Apparently they don't have the 'big brass ones' to attack them directly ala Ron Paul and stop funding this money pit of perversion.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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Senator like: "Hey guys we are looking pretty bad out there, can you throw us a bone"

NSA like: "Sure, first act angry and use harsh words about us. Nothing appeases the masses like good harsh language and words. refer to section 101 of how to use deflection against the masses"

Senator like: "Ok but people are begining to catch on so we need some action."


NSA like: "Ok then refer to second edition of misdirecting the public under how to take action without taking action. Pretend that we use public water to cool our data centers and say you are going to cut it off."

Senator like: "Awesome that will surely take away distraction from congress despite us having passed the laws allowing you guys to do anything you want without oversight"

Senator like: "Hey can you put in a good word with your bosses over their on K streets for us"



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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Even my computer's liquid cooling isn't reliant on an external water supply--it's a closed system that uses a chemical more like antifreeze so I sincerely doubt that the NSA's computers will be directly impacted by this. Now where things will get really uncomfortable if it succeeds?

The bathrooms at the NSA offices.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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WhiteAlice
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Even my computer's liquid cooling isn't reliant on an external water supply--it's a closed system that uses a chemical more like antifreeze so I sincerely doubt that the NSA's computers will be directly impacted by this. Now where things will get really uncomfortable if it succeeds?

The bathrooms at the NSA offices.


I dont know.

We are not talking a few desktop or laptop PC here. We are talking about massive server banks,



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 11:29 AM
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Their computers won't merely be impacted, they'll be shut down for lack of cooling ability, outright.


More secrets, more water? The NSA data center in Bluffdale could require as many as 1.7 million gallons of water per day to operate and keep computers cool.

Initial reported estimates suggested the center would use 1,200 gallons per minute, but more recent estimates suggest the usage could be closer to half that amount.
Source

I'm not sure what their California facilities may consume and require but the server farm in Utah is just unbelievable for water consumption. Now, I'd think they'd intake and then fuel a closed cooling system...but no. That isn't what this and many other stories indicate the NSA looks at for cooling, they plan to take in that much water ..daily.. and presumably, flush the old back out into the water treatment system.

The article above notes that for this specific facility, it's not out of line to other industrial applications like Soft Drink bottling plants, and that sounds dandy ..except a server farm isn't bottling Pepsi and what they cycle through THAT much water for in their data centers is beyond me. That does seem to leave them vulnerable to utility disruption tho.


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posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 11:32 AM
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Time to invest in the local porta-potty company. Although I imagine the NSA will just buy one outright.



posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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Thanks for the clarification. Maybe I should be pleased that the cooling on my rig is better than the NSA's, lol. So overheated computers and really stinky bathrooms. That would be a really great work environment to exist in.


roadgravel
Time to invest in the local porta-potty company. Although I imagine the NSA will just buy one outright.


Who knows but I would so not want to be one of their employees even with a port-a-potty or a fleet of port-a-potties. Those things stink.




posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 11:42 AM
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Oh I'd say the good ol NSA will use taxpayer money with no remorse, to come up with an alternative way. I would suggest that these senators look over their shoulders from here on out. Glad to see someone standing up to those paranoid lunatics.



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