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(Quartz)   Oops. Amazon may have just accidentally revealed the location of one of the CIA's data centers   (qz.com) divider line 59
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2013-06-19 05:39:06 PM  
So that's why the thousand dollar Tuscan milk existed?
 
2013-06-19 05:42:03 PM  
Opps?
 
2013-06-19 05:44:54 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Opps?


Other people's poor spelling.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-06-19 05:46:04 PM  
It sounds like special opps.
 
2013-06-19 05:48:19 PM  
I thought this was gonna be about their secret base in Springfield that pretends to be a GSA warehouse. It's a secret though, so don't tell anybody. Also this article doesn't mention it, but everything is supposed to be underground and you have to take secret elevators to get there. Shhhhhhhhhhh.

http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/print-edition/2012/01/20/sprin gf ields-secret-general-services.html
 
2013-06-19 05:51:11 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Opps?


Wanted: Headlines for potential greens. Command of English not required. Misspellings a plus. Inquire within.
 
2013-06-19 05:52:59 PM  
You down with Opps?

No. Learn to spell.
 
2013-06-19 05:56:38 PM  
Yikes. They want you to enable cookies just to scroll the page?

THIS IS AN INVASION OF PRIVACY
 
2013-06-19 05:58:23 PM  
You down with OPP?

According to the NSA, yes.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-19 06:08:49 PM  
Data center location should not be classified. They may instinctively classify it, but it should not be classified.

I've been acquired by big public companies, each of which had the attitude if anybody finds out about the deal before the designated closing date the LAWYERS WOULD GET ANGRY and HEADS WOULD ROLL. Screw the lawyers; the deals were all a drop in the bucket compared to the acquiring company's size.

In the abstract there is some conceivable benefit from keeping the data center location secret or the impending deal secret, but there is a cost to secrecy too.
 
2013-06-19 06:38:20 PM  

ZAZ: Data center location should not be classified. They may instinctively classify it, but it should not be classified.


Exactly. It's not worth national security to sacrifice the ideals of the nation.
 
2013-06-19 06:39:39 PM  
Are they the ones putting all those suggestions for prunes and dildos in my history?

this is important.
 
2013-06-19 06:53:50 PM  
Special Opps.
 
2013-06-19 06:57:14 PM  
Oops! Subby made an opps!

Silly mistook. Could happin to anywon.
 
2013-06-19 06:59:09 PM  

Aarontology: You down with OPP?



NSA: Well, you know me.
 
2013-06-19 07:00:23 PM  
Do not worry, citizens!
Big brother has your best interests in mind.
 
2013-06-19 07:00:49 PM  
This is not news to anyone who lives in the DC area.  There are almost as many CIA satellite offices in NoVA and MD as
there are Starbucks.  In fact, the two are often co-located for some reason.

Or so I've heard.
 
2013-06-19 07:01:21 PM  
Is there ANYTHING that Amazon doesn't sell?
 
2013-06-19 07:04:10 PM  
So I guess the special "opps" was already covered.
We'll consider the messenger killed.

/Hear that Snowden?
 
2013-06-19 07:06:20 PM  
img.fark.net
Makes me want to buy some of this just to confuse the hell out of the spooks.
 
2013-06-19 07:11:09 PM  
Stomak hurt. Gotta popp.
 
2013-06-19 07:13:30 PM  
ZAZ:
I've been acquired by big public companies

Slut
 
2013-06-19 07:15:53 PM  
No they didn't.  That is just what they want you to believe.
 
2013-06-19 07:17:08 PM  
 
2013-06-19 07:17:12 PM  
Didn't read because it's on Quartz and their mobile site is a nightmare on my phone (i can read one line at a time) and it won't allow me to read it in web format. Oh, well.
 
2013-06-19 07:34:01 PM  
At least the CIA had the good sense to go with Amazon over IBM. Sure IBM undercut amazon by 10% in the bid, but those guys couldn't find their head up their ass and would have ended up costing the CIA a billion dollars.
 
2013-06-19 07:39:25 PM  

Well Armed Sheep: Didn't read because it's on Quartz and their mobile site is a nightmare on my phone (i can read one line at a time) and it won't allow me to read it in web format. Oh, well.


This. What a POS site.
 
2013-06-19 07:40:44 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: This is not news to anyone who lives in the DC area.  There are almost as many CIA satellite offices in NoVA and MD as
there are Starbucks.  In fact, the two are often co-located for some reason.

Or so I've heard.


See also: buildings with 'General Dynamics', 'SAIC' etc. signs
 
2013-06-19 07:50:32 PM  
Pay no attention to the Domestic Surveillance Agency behind the curtain!
 
2013-06-19 07:54:02 PM  
For years the US government denied the physical existence of the NSA, even though thousands of people worked there.

There was a reason why it was called the No Such Agency.
 
2013-06-19 07:55:30 PM  
Oh no, it's in Virginia, near an existing CIA building. I can only imagine the horrible damage our enemies can do with this information.
 
2013-06-19 08:00:23 PM  

bdub77: At least the CIA had the good sense to go with Amazon over IBM. Sure IBM undercut amazon by 10% in the bid, but those guys couldn't find their head up their ass and would have ended up costing the CIA a billion dollars.


Amazon offered free shipping on orders over $550 million.
 
2013-06-19 08:07:26 PM  
Um. I work across the street from the Herndon, VA CIA building. This isn't a surprise.
 
2013-06-19 08:07:26 PM  

IanMoone: For years the US government denied the physical existence of the NSA, even though thousands of people worked there.

There was a reason why it was called the No Such Agency.


The last page of the government computer rags always had funny snippets about the business.  I remember this great bit.

"Cray announced the sale of 6 Cray Y-MP Supercomputers to an undisclosed Federal agency in the Baltimore-Washington corridor  We're glad they were clear about that.  We thought for a minute there that they meant the other undisclosed Federal agency.  The one in Northern Virginia."
 
2013-06-19 08:16:17 PM  
All your sextoy purchase history are belong to us.
 
2013-06-19 08:26:28 PM  
Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are the only two CEOs I refuse to underestimate. If they say they are going to do something, and it sounds insanely ambitious, my bet is still on it happening.
 
2013-06-19 08:34:47 PM  

LonMead: Is there ANYTHING that Amazon doesn't sell?


Security regarding your financial transactions?
 
2013-06-19 08:38:21 PM  
Neato.  Way to go Amazon, the company who sent me 2 stand mixers when I only ordered 1, charged me over $600 for 2, and refused to refund my money until I sent their stupid confirmation email back to them.  But, the customer service was flawless once I got a supervisor.  On this one, I'd reckon that a call center sup couldn't fix the mess, probably above his pay grade.

/sorry farkers, I'm full of silly tonite, for a change
 
2013-06-19 09:01:55 PM  

GRCooper: DjangoStonereaver: This is not news to anyone who lives in the DC area.  There are almost as many CIA satellite offices in NoVA and MD as
there are Starbucks.  In fact, the two are often co-located for some reason.

Or so I've heard.

See also: buildings with 'General Dynamics', 'SAIC' etc. signs


see also, isolated areas where GPS absolutely loses its shiat. im looking at you, corner one block east of mcpherson square.
 
2013-06-19 09:02:41 PM  

I'm not seeing the problem.

If the CIA isn't doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to worry about.

/am I doing it right, Obama?

//if not, then how's this:

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Don't tap me, Brobama!!!
 
2013-06-19 09:03:01 PM  
Lol what the fark kinda mixer costs over $300?
 
2013-06-19 09:38:27 PM  

GRCooper: DjangoStonereaver: This is not news to anyone who lives in the DC area.  There are almost as many CIA satellite offices in NoVA and MD as
there are Starbucks.  In fact, the two are often co-located for some reason.

Or so I've heard.

See also: buildings with 'General Dynamics', 'SAIC' etc. signs


Or the ones that take lots of late-night pizza deliveries to the 8-th floor by way of the loading dock.
 
2013-06-19 09:48:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: GRCooper: DjangoStonereaver: This is not news to anyone who lives in the DC area.  There are almost as many CIA satellite offices in NoVA and MD as
there are Starbucks.  In fact, the two are often co-located for some reason.

Or so I've heard.

See also: buildings with 'General Dynamics', 'SAIC' etc. signs

Or the ones that take lots of late-night pizza deliveries to the 8-th floor by way of the loading dock.


How about all those "accountants" that work for the "State Department" that you find in the bars up in Adams Morgan?
 
2013-06-19 09:53:55 PM  
What a CIA data center should look like.
farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-19 10:04:02 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Pay no attention to the Domestic Surveillance Agency behind the curtain!


You mean Not Secure Anymore?
 
2013-06-19 10:08:05 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: I'm not seeing the problem.

If the CIA isn't doing anything wrong, then they have nothing to worry about.

/am I doing it right, Obama?

//if not, then how's this:

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Is this the approved list of key words? Hello, new tag line!
 
2013-06-19 10:10:44 PM  

Deep Contact: What a CIA data center should look like.
[farm1.staticflickr.com image 500x344]


Ah, the ancient symbol of peace!
 
2013-06-19 10:17:31 PM  

specialkae: Neato.  Way to go Amazon, the company who sent me 2 stand mixers when I only ordered 1, charged me over $600 for 2, and refused to refund my money until I sent their stupid confirmation email back to them.  But, the customer service was flawless once I got a supervisor.  On this one, I'd reckon that a call center sup couldn't fix the mess, probably above his pay grade.

/sorry farkers, I'm full of silly tonite, for a change


I once bought an Iain M. Banks book from amazon.co.uk and they sent me the Beatles Anthology book, which was much more expensive and weighed a ton. I responded by buying another copy of the Banks book.

/csb?
 
2013-06-19 11:05:20 PM  
 
2013-06-19 11:08:12 PM  
Who woulda thunk that the CIA has an Amazon Data Center in Ashburn/Dulles/Herndon area?
 
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