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December 14th, 2007, 04:33 AM
Insane, I tell you. Synopsis from Slashdot (http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/12/12/1553250), original article from ComputerWorld (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic&articleId=9049898) and the organization's web site can be found at the USAP home page (http://www.usap.gov/index.cfm).

Have you ever thought about working at a place where the main worry is keeping the equipment from getting too cold? An excellent detailed interview with the IT manager (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic&articleId=9049898) of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station (http://southpolestation.com/). Getting service is a little tough. They try to maintain at least a year's worth of spare parts. Includes an interesting set of photos (http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9050539).

On top of all that, you can see that they are probably rather Linux friendly (http://photolibrary.usap.gov/Portscripts/PortWeb.dll?query&field1=Filename&op1=matches&value=ADELIENAP.JPG&catalog=Antarctica&template=USAPgovMidThumbs) down there ;)

December 14th, 2007, 05:42 AM
Not a chill to the winter, but a nip to the air ...