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Sysadmin bloodied by icicle that overheated airport data centre

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Years ago we had trouble with the temperature in the server room; the main air-con unit had failed and the backup unit couldn't cope and pissed water down the wall. When the service guys arrived, they found the external unit was no longer on the roof.

It turned out the contractors relaying the roof had hacked through the pipes and cables to the unit and thrown it away - because they'd been told we didn't have any air-con in the building!

The bean counters wouldn't stump up for a replacement, so for the next year or so we had to make do with the backup unit which dripped continuously into a large refuse bin that had to be dragged out and emptied every few days.

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