Microsoft Wants to Freeze Your Data

OK, I couldn’t resist making fun of Microsoft’s plans to open a giant data center in Irkutsk, Siberia, where winter temperatures can reach -40 degrees. Yes, that’s 40 below zero, and also the temperature where Celsius meets Fahrenheit. As for the real news, read it here:

Rough Type, All about Microsoft, WebProNews, PH “Kommersant”, and Slashdot

Update: A little history: other than extreme temperatures, Siberia got her fame as the destination where Russian Tsars exiled criminals or simply their political opponents. Stalin continued this tradition, although he preferred a more direct method: execution.

This fact apperently does not excape Tech.Blorge:

The new location should serve as an ideal station to transfer all those employees who have leaked insider Microsoft information.

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