Their system must be pants...
The champagne corks are popping this morning down at Vulture Central because, after years of trying, we've finally found a rock-solid link between IT and knickerless celebutards: View of data centre showing pair of knickers on floor For the record, the panties in question were spotted by a reader in a well-known London data …
Sorry to be a party pooper, but as a wannabe geek who actually managed to pull off the feat of having some knowledge of persons of the female gender... nay... actually *married* one... this is easily explained. During "the wash", ladies' undergarments frequently end up getting inside trouser legs, and are not always immediately apparent until later in the day, when they either fall loose, or are surreptitiously shaken loose, whilst looking straight ahead hoping nobody notices.
Hmmm... well if that there's a 19" rack then the floor tiles are probably the 60cm square ones. The knickers look to be a 'bout a quarter or so across one of them and so are roughly 30cm in circumference which is about 12" but then you have to allow for elastic expansion so add on about the same again and you'd get a size 6 I'd say. Pretty small I think.
@Neil Hoskins - I've never yet met a women who allows her underwear to be washed with 'trousers' or any other outer wear. They usually wash them separate, or with other frillies, so they don't go grey (errr.. or so I'm told...).
Unless, of course, you were wearing them...
More to the point, I think we need to find out who the 'intruder' was and how they got in. Was it a 'rear entry'? Maybe a packet sniffer would help.
... we're talking about nerds and geeks here! Just because they're pink, you assume they're a woman's knickers (and even if they are a woman's, where does a nerd get a woman from to have worn them)? More likely they're the nerd/geek's own, or stolen from somewhere when 'she' wasn't looking. Tut tut.
Most of the commercial London DCs I've been in have SIGNS saying no cameras, mobile phones etc. I have yet to be in one where they even mention the rule, let alone attempt to enforce it. Particularly the one about mobile phones! Although in a lot of them the cages themselves create enough of a Faraday effect to render mobiles mostly useless in most of the building anyway.
I once became lost in a large data center near a train station in London. I spent about 1 hour wandering around looking in rooms trying to find my collegues. In my bag there 2 phones, a camera, an ipaq, (no ipods then)a ibm 240x, and a flip disk (great device) plus lots of leads and screwdriversn stuff. When I entererd the building one rent a cop was out side smoking, one was reading )?) the daily sport and buzzed me in with out looking up i never signed in, and never met anyone other then a cleaner. I eventually found my rack space and my unix loving chums playing age of empires on the floor.
arent there often webcams in the room?
perhaps they came from a female................................ Has anyone seen one in a data centre? My point is im sure its possible to loose your self for so long in those crazy places that you made need to discard underware.................
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