Monday, September 15, 2008

Hysteria from the left: Why they don't trust you, even with your own life

I was reading an article today about Google's proposed datacenters at sea. Google is mulling over putting it's datacenters on barges 3-7 miles off the coast in order to save on taxes, and energy costs. What caught my attention was a comment left by a reader who was concerned about the carbon footprint left by these datacenters and ecological damage. I swear, someone could come up with a non-carbon based zero carbon foot print cold fusion costs nothing to produce source of energy and some eco-terrorist living in a redwood tree in California because he doesn't want UC Berkley to cut it down to make way for a sports complex complains that this particular process is no good because it puts unnecessary burden on Quarks and it's Gluon foot print might cause massive destruction if it accumulated enough to form a black hole, which shall from now on be know as a dark energy matter compactor because black hole is racist and insensitive. The reason these ninnies are spouting crap all the time is that one, they live in fear. They are so risk averse that driving through Lloyd Harbor in a Volvo XC 90 while wearing a class IIIA bullet proof vest is too risky. The other reason is that they are fairly intelligent, know it, and they have an elitist attitude where they believe they are smarter than anyone else. Top this off with a healthy dose of having never been tested under trial and tribulation, and you have the start of something special (This is for humor effect. More on this in later posts. ed.). Send these people to the finest communist re-education camps for 4 years, and you'll have some of the most hysterically left wing eco-weanie nanny-staters that money can buy. What it comes down is that they don't trust you with your own life is that they believe they are smarter than you. Of course I could be totally wrong, but the fact remains that our colleges are turning out more and more of these people every year to lead the charge against free market economics, classical liberal philosophy, and conservative values. Joseph Stalin could not do this in all his cold war wet dreams. Still, the best thing to do when presented with such false propriety is to keep on walking. Arguing with these people is like wrestling with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it, and if you must, cut them down quickly.

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Hector said...

You don't believe in global warming, then? or you believe in market-based solutions for that (assuming it exists) problem?
Anyway, I believe that guy who complained about the carbon impact of those Google datacenters is totally crazy.

Jim Lagnese said...

I do not believe in man caused global warming. Practically every planet is in a warming phase. Do they drive Hummer H2's on Jupiter? Thanks for dropping by Hector, you are always welcome.

If I were in Italy:

Giacomo Davide L'agnese


Anonymous said...

As a data center administrator I can tell you that they suck megawatts of power and present an environmental impact wherever they are. Let's consider The traditional datacenter. They consume prime real estate, impact the regions that they are in tremendously, can impact local water sources, they use exotic chemicals for fire suppression and if there is a fire they release a ton of crap into the air.

Now, consider Google's proposal. No prime real estate is consumed, they will generate their own power from the sea and probably solar and wind (why not?). It can be easily moved and will not impact anyone's local water source.

Maybe people coming to and from work via ferry and tossing their twinkie wrappers overboard could be a problem but that isn't Google's problem, it's a personal issue. I can't think of a better way to launch a data center. I just wonder how they are going to hook it up...


Jim Lagnese said...

And if it catches fire, you can just sink it. :) as far as twinkies go, Google will probably have chef's on the ship. No need for junk food.

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