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I live in Oregon and I know that Prineville is a pretty dry place. It's considered a high-elevation desert for pete's sake. How does that much moisture exist in a building?
 
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Are you sure you didn't take some bad LSD? wink.gif

No such thing. Only bad mindsets and settings wink.gif


Me thinks water condensed on the ceiling enough for it to drip down, hence the "rain". I highly doubt any sort of cloud physically formed in the room.
   
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post #13 of 35
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Originally Posted by MrLinky View Post

I live in Oregon and I know that Prineville is a pretty dry place. It's considered a high-elevation desert for pete's sake. How does that much moisture exist in a building?
Reading the article, it looks like their data center uses an evaporative cooler instead of your typical air conditioner. Power savings. Swamp coolers pretty much need a constant flow of dry, outside air.
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Originally Posted by aweir View Post

Maybe they could try using a dehumidifier.

There is no real energy efficient way to do this on such a massive scale without using a lot of power. A normal air conditioned building would have no need for a dehumidifier. Since they want to save power, a dehumidifer defeats the purpose of using evaporative cooling.
Edited by ez12a - 6/9/13 at 3:58pm
 
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The gods rained on Facebooks parade.
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Are you sure you didn't take some bad LSD? wink.gif

You kidding? sounds like a good time biggrin.gif
raining at an indoor rave? winning!
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If the data center is located in a warehouse instead of an office building of sorts, I can see that happening.
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SOURCE
Never knew this was possible. Oh the irony...

there is a space shuttle hangar somewhere that is so tall clouds form at the top and rain down if it's not kept at the correct temperature.
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Oi vey, some of the personal information of our users that we were going to sell to advertisers and the NSA could be lost!!!
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there is a space shuttle hangar somewhere that is so tall clouds form at the top and rain down if it's not kept at the correct temperature.

Indeed, the Vehicle Assembly Building right here in Florida thumb.gif
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This is flipping hilarious smile.gif
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