Fuzzy Logic On TechCrunch

Michael Arrington wrote about how Facebook just borrowed $100 million to buy 50,000 new servers. He uses Google and Microsoft as comparisons.

“Compare that to Google, which operates at least a million servers (and is adding 500,000 per year, says Business Week), and Microsoft, which is adding 200,000 servers per year.”

If Google adds 500k servers a year, how could the company possibly only still be operating only a 1M of them? I’m also reminded of an old article that I read about Google (which was when I was amazed by the then-infant company) bought old thousands of old servers at cheap prices instead of buying newer ones. I don’t think they’re doing that anymore, especially with energy prices skyrocketing. I think it pays to be more efficient.
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Steve Kreuscher wants to change his name to “In God We Trust.”
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Here’s a cool article on the effects of mining and pollution on Picher, Oklahoma. In a few years, it will be a town no longer.

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