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(TechRadar)   Explosion at a Google data center causes major outage. Alright, who Googled the answer for a calculation with divide by 0 in it?   (techradar.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Google, Omaha, Nebraska, electrical explosion, local police radio, Google's data centers, Artificial intelligence, Jim Wood, Venture capital  
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2022-08-09 7:46:15 AM  
Somebody googled Google.
 
2022-08-09 7:55:47 AM  
Are all these articles today written by bots?

Jim Wood, the assistant chief for the Council Bluffs Fire Department, did not tell the local publication the exact details of the incident other than that it  "was definitely some sort of electrical issue,"


Omaha, Iowa....
 
2022-08-09 8:04:27 AM  
"One of Google's data centers in Omaha, Iowa has reportedly experienced an electrical explosion"

there's the problem, damn thing was on the run, crossed the river-BOOM!!!!
 
2022-08-09 8:24:42 AM  
That's one way to get rid of your browser history I suppose.
 
2022-08-09 8:33:23 AM  

BizarreMan: Somebody googled Google.


Never Google by zero. Also that explains the 500 error messages when I was looking up what Gwar was last night.
 
2022-08-09 9:23:09 AM  

SVC_conservative: Omaha, Iowa....


You know, I'd given them the benefit of the doubt, yeah, the "big" Omaha is in Nebraska, but there are lots of towns in the US, like Paris, MO and Glasgow, MT, it could have been some small town in Iowa where the land was cheap but close to a major network exchange and power, so a good place to build a large custom DC, right?

Nope. It's in Suburban Omaha, NE, just on the Iowa side, and Bot Be Stupid.
 
2022-08-09 10:21:31 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Glasgow, MT


We just can't stop stealing town names from other countries.
 
2022-08-09 10:22:25 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: SVC_conservative: Omaha, Iowa....

You know, I'd given them the benefit of the doubt, yeah, the "big" Omaha is in Nebraska, but there are lots of towns in the US, like Paris, MO and Glasgow, MT, it could have been some small town in Iowa where the land was cheap but close to a major network exchange and power, so a good place to build a large custom DC, right?

Nope. It's in Suburban Omaha, NE, just on the Iowa side, and Bot Be Stupid.


That confused me to for a minute.  I was like, "huh?"
 
2022-08-09 10:39:21 AM  
The front end is built smart for things like divid by zero queries. It's the ones like "why are the Kardasians famous" that are bubble gum in the gears.
 
2022-08-09 11:43:44 AM  
Downdector recorded an uptick in Google-related outage issues around the time of the attack,

Does the bot know something we don't?
 
2022-08-09 1:10:43 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: SVC_conservative: Omaha, Iowa....

You know, I'd given them the benefit of the doubt, yeah, the "big" Omaha is in Nebraska, but there are lots of towns in the US, like Paris, MO and Glasgow, MT, it could have been some small town in Iowa where the land was cheap but close to a major network exchange and power, so a good place to build a large custom DC, right?

Nope. It's in Suburban Omaha, NE, just on the Iowa side, and Bot Be Stupid.


They were using Apple Maps.
 
2022-08-09 3:06:41 PM  

Nimbull: BizarreMan: Somebody googled Google.

Never Google by zero. Also that explains the 500 error messages when I was looking up what Gwar was last night.


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Was that wrong? Should I have not done that?
 
2022-08-09 3:08:56 PM  
"Hey Google, when will TFG be imprisoned for his crimes?"
 
2022-08-09 9:54:36 PM  
My fault.  I googled for the last digit of the square root of minus pi.
 
2022-08-09 10:14:19 PM  
Google used to use lots of high current DC power systems.  If you drop a wrench in the wrong place on the old telco version of those, it would convert the wrench to metal steam sending the rest if it far away.  They also put megawatts into their data centers so there are plenty of very large energy processing devices.  Some of the higher powered experimental computer racks are about the size of a fridge but can use 60,000 watts of power which means each one will have a power feed that could feed 3 houses.
 
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