Question by Mr. Spin: Where is the actual Yahoo Answers building, and servers located?
They must have a huge cluster of servers and hard drives. Is it possible that the servers are located in different parts of the globe, yet networked together?
I was in a warehouse of major college, doing service work (on a Liebert Unit, cooling system for DATA rooms) and noticed tons of racks on storage shelves, each rack must have had a hundred hard drives installed. They looked like they’d slide in (like trays) into a large housing somewhere.
All of those hard drives collecting dust, doing nothing, and becoming obselete each day…..
Answer by Colinc They were probably active drives!
20071006-08 – building Hades – 139-3988 – installing the mystical motherboard drivers
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Notice the crappy colors; I still only have 16 colors. Since my motherboard included sound and network (among other things), motherboard drivers were necessary. I’m not sure why a SATA driver would be necessary, since my drive IS SATA, and obviously is working just fine to get to this point. I think I didn’t install that.
BACKSTORY: So, as mentioned before (in a 10-part series of blog posts), my trusty computer of 9 years, "Storm", died a nasty death. My secondary/kitchen computer "Hell" stepped up to bat and took Storm’s place, but I still needed a new computer for our somewhat newly-built upstairs space. So I built Hades, during which I wrote another 5 blog posts. These are the pictures I took while building it.
building computer, installing drivers.
Abit IP35 Pro motherboard,screenshot.
See Randy’s book about his “Last Lecture” at www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy_Book.html A dedication to Randy Pausch from his “Building Virtual Worlds”, Fall 2005. Randy Pausch (www.randypausch.com) is a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, co-founder of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (www.etc.cmu.edu), and creator of the Alice (www.alice.org) software project. Other videos by Randy, including downloadable versions of this and other talks, can be found at www.cs.virginia.edu/robins/Randy www.cs.virginia.edu
“Nat bad. Nat bad at’all.” – Quote from 2001 Three Rivers Stadium Implosion The old Union Carbide Building 82, which was donated to the University of Charleston, was imploded to free up the site’s acreage. It was a common site seen from I-64 when driving past South Charleston. The skyline will definitely be different, but hopefully it will be a sign of progress. The 6.8-acre site will be sold by the University of Charleston. (Pay no attention to the commentating onlookers. The police used the siren’s on their vehicles to warn everyone of the impending explosion. Also, the cloud was of dust, not smoke.) Charleston Gazette Link: www.wvgazette.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
See Randy’s book about his “Last Lecture” at www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy_Book.html “Building Virtual Worlds” exhibition, given by Professor Randy Pausch (www.randypausch.com) at CMU in 2005. Randy Pausch is a virtual reality pioneer, human-computer interaction researcher, co-founder of CMU’s Entertainment Technology Center (www.etc.cmu.edu), and creator of the Alice (www.alice.org) software project. Other videos by Randy, including higher-resolution downloadable versions of this and other talks, can be found at www.cs.virginia.edu/robins/Randy www.cs.virginia.edu/robins/Randy