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NSA's New Mega-Warehouse for Data
AP Via pddnet.com (industry news site) ^ | 6/13/2013 | Brady McCombs

Posted on 06/13/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT by Rio

The nation's new billion-dollar epicenter for fighting global cyberthreats sits just south of Salt Lake City,

~snip~

"We know it's a spy center. But who are they spying on?"

(Excerpt) Read more at pddnet.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: nsa
Excerpted AP article. Supposedly where the NSA data center is located.
1 posted on 06/13/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio

“We know it’s a spy center. But who are they spying on?”

look in a mirror


2 posted on 06/13/2013 1:38:53 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Rio

One yottabyte = 1E24 bytes.


3 posted on 06/13/2013 1:39:45 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Rio
"I can keep an eye on all of you now."


4 posted on 06/13/2013 1:40:13 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Rio

Yotta convert that exponent for us, cuz maths be hard.


5 posted on 06/13/2013 1:41:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Rio
But who are they spying on?"

Well, not the mosques for a starter.

6 posted on 06/13/2013 1:46:02 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: UCANSEE2

That’d be 1 followed by 30 zeros.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yottabyte

I can even begin to get my mind around a trillion, let alone the numbers on that Wiki page.


7 posted on 06/13/2013 1:46:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Rio

Article from last March on Utah Bluff Center:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/

Also NSA’s “Stellar Wind” program:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_wind_(code_name)


8 posted on 06/13/2013 1:50:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Rio

I was reading somewhere that the NSA recieves quite the electric bill each month.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 1:53:11 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: carriage_hill
That’d be 1 followed by 30 zeros.

That tells us they will be keeping ALL the data on ALL of us for a very long time.

Such storage demands indicate one thing -- long term goal of a virtual police state.

10 posted on 06/13/2013 2:00:23 PM PDT by sand88
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To: mowowie
I was reading somewhere that the NSA recieves quite the electric bill each month.

Depending on the source, I have read the Utah facility alone will have an electric bill of $4-8M per month.

11 posted on 06/13/2013 2:01:34 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Rio

it’s REAL purpose is to decode the Golden Plates...


12 posted on 06/13/2013 2:05:40 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: sand88

They. Store. Everything.

Everything we say and do is vacuumed-up and stored, filed, cross-indexed, cross-referenced, sorted, refiled, andcould/will be used to affect us, in some form or another.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 2:19:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill

President Obama is the best president ever!
(My get out of jail free card)


14 posted on 06/13/2013 2:30:29 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: joshua c
You sure earned it...

Now, go wash-out your mouth. LOL.

15 posted on 06/13/2013 2:35:40 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill
That’d be 1 followed by 30 zeros.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yottabyte
I can even begin to get my mind around a trillion, let alone the numbers on that Wiki page.

Not quite; one KB is 1024 (2^10), not 100 (10^3), and one MB is 1024 KB [not 1000] — using that progression when you get into zettabytes you have That is 164,247,122 terabytes of difference. (This is 1024^7 vs 1000^7.) So this data-center has a bit over 164 million terabytes [per zettabyte] just in the measurement error.

That's like saying "Oh, we might be off by 100 light-years or so, no big deal."

16 posted on 06/13/2013 3:06:34 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Rio
How come the "sequester" didn't kill this project?
17 posted on 06/13/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: OneWingedShark
My calculator broke trying to keep up with you.


18 posted on 06/13/2013 5:36:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Falcon4.0
How come the "sequester" didn't kill this project?

Because contradicting the Constitution is more important than silly little White House tours.

19 posted on 06/13/2013 6:02:08 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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