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Early morning blaze destroys $600,000 worth of equipment at Internet Archive facility

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Nov 7, 2013
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  1. An early morning fire at the San Francisco branch of the Internet Archive’s scanning center was responsible for destroying an estimated $600,000 worth of digitization equipment used by the non-profit to preserve data on the Internet. Fortunately nobody was injured...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,092   +3,039

    This is why I always take cooling solutions seriously. As Smoky's cousin Tad always likes to say, only you can prevent scanner fires.
     
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  3. Shut up. this isnt a time for jokes.
     
  4. Problem Guest?
     
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 Inquisitor Posts: 4,092   +3,039

    Short fuse.
     
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,421   +2,572

    Let me know when it is.
     
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 7,421   +2,572

    The reason why no data was destroyed was because they had a firewall installed. :)
     

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