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SVW crypto-scoops and the New York Times...

signs.jpgTake a look at my crypto-scoop published December 1 2005 and today's story in the New York Times by John Markoff. (I had to publish it cryptically because I wasn't allowed to publish it directly :-)

From Silicon Valley Watcher:

-Cryptoscoop: The GOOG is prophetic, rather than superstitious, about its interest in the power in the places associated with the 13th fundamental building block of the Original Design.

It refers to Google's interest in building large data centers in places where there is abundant cheap electricity and those places are where aluminum is made. Alumininum is the 13th element of the periodic table (which lists the elements which make up our physical world). It takes enormous quantities of electricity to make aluminum.

From New York Times article: Hiding in Plain Sight, Google Seeks More Power

THE DALLES, Ore., June 8 — On the banks of the windswept Columbia River, Google is working on a secret weapon in its quest to dominate the next generation of Internet computing. But it is hard to keep a secret when it is a computing center as big as two football fields, with twin cooling plants protruding four stories into the sky.

... Local residents are at once enthusiastic and puzzled about their affluent but secretive new neighbor, a successor to the aluminum manufacturers that once came seeking the cheap power that flows from the dams holding back the powerful Columbia. The project has created hundreds of construction jobs, caused local real estate prices to jump 40 percent and is expected to create 60 to 200 permanent jobs in a town of 12,000 people when the center opens later this year.