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Google has drawn back the curtain on one of its US data center complexes, with a Street-View-style tour of its tentacle in Lenoir, North Carolina. One Reg reader described the whole experience as "like a boring version of Doom", and an initial shufti appeared to confirm this analysis: Google data center with empty chair and …

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Joke

The last picture...

Use main entrance?

As opposed to the back doors?

I would.

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Mushroom

Re: The last picture...

A bit like Microsoft's Generation 2 datacentres.....(They are now on G4).

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Anonymous Coward

Re: The last picture...

Ooh, ooh! Can you post us a link to an interactive map on Bing please Steve?

Of course the real burning question is what's inside the racks? I reckon it's actually a huge chinchilla breeding programme and the janitor has only just that minute been down the aisles with the hoover.

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Re: The last picture...

Yeah, because I am sure that Microsoft totally dominates in data centers and online services.... oh wait...!

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Re: What's inside the racks?

Pigeons. Hundreds of thousands of pigeons.

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Mushroom

Re: The last picture...

Yes - like Outlook.com / hotmail (324 million users), Skype (250 million users) Xbox Live (40 million users), Office 365 (25 million users), etc. etc. you mean?

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Re: The last picture...

RICHTO fails the Turing test, again.

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Mushroom

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I can do better than that, AC - here is the video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPnoKb9fTkA

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Rickroll!

Notice the propellerhead is being Rickrolled by his monitor and laptop?

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Re: Rickroll!

lol - hadn't caught that. Good stuff : )

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'Like a boring version of Doom'

It's my quote!

Lester, you have made my day

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Re: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

Now that you're famous remember all us little folk. And don't let your ego take charge, many a star has fallen because of ego.

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Re: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

Lulz - I will always be a pleb

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Last photo

now has a blurred face - obviously feeling a little guilty about all those snacks...

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She in charge of the street view pictures. It is obvious that she is. Since here face is the only one blurred in this picture set. Other faces continue to be un-blurred when this is written.

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Patent war(ines)s

Are the boomerangs in the photos right-angled to avoid a patent infringement with a certain fruity corporation?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Looks more like Ikea on the last day of the sale.

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Is that C3P0 really small.....

....or just far away?

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

I dunno, where's a priest when you need one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh5kZ4uIUC0

Of course, you've neglected the possibility that the Stormtrooper is really big or really close up...

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

Shame on you - it's an R2D2

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

3PO is not the droid you're looking for.

That's R2, dumbass!

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

It must be staggeringly far away, as I can't see it at all.

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

Isn't that guy a bit short for a Storm Trooper?

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

In front of the storm troopers foot flubjub

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Re: Is that C3P0 really small.....

Maybe that's a normal R2D2 but the stormtrooper and front door are very, very large. Presumably so all Google's big nobs can get through...

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Take a look past the Stormie and there is a Pharmacy :D

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Datacenters

Are pretty much that boring. Seen one....

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is this that area 41 place where they kept the ufos?

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Segway? Nope

"... there were actually a few people knocking about when the spymobile, or more likely an Orwellian snoop Segway, came calling."

Crew or Equipment Visible:

Pan way down on at least some shots (such as the one inside the main entrance, where you can see through the metal detector) and it's possible to see the legs of the tripod.

(Been spending way too much time on IMDB lately)

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Reminds me of Stepford Wives 1975

... ever so slightly evil.

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Doom in the googleplex, that's an idea..

I would LOVE google to turn their streetview maps into a FPS...

Sure it would take some processing to turn them into true 3d maps, but not impossible..

They have the CPU power....

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Re: Doom in the googleplex, that's an idea..

There's an app that turns Google maps into a driving game (released by Mini) - but it's overhead only.

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you've missed many of the other cool easter eggs.

That computer screen you see (not the one's rickrolling us) has a graph for the SUPER SECRET PUE PLAN.

There's a caged, waving Android. There's a notice on a notice board saying "WARNING THIS NOTICE HAS SHARP EDGES DO NOT TOUCH". They've got those kids foot scooter things and a parking bay for them next to the caged Android. Can't remember the rest but there's so much hilarity in it, thoroughly recommend anyone having a quick walk through.

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A funny notice? Scooters?!!

I don't think I could take that much hilarity.

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Go outside

It seems the poeple highlighted in the article have now been blured however If you go to the top of the stairs then down and outside you can go around the facility on the roads. Then there are about 20 people stood in hut/shelter with no face bluring at all!

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