Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 16:20 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Google "Google calls itself one of the world's largest hardware makers. For the past 10 years, the web giant has designed much of the gear driving the massive data centers that underpin its web empire, but it treats the particulars of this hardware operation as the most important of trade secrets. That's why the Pluto Switch is so intriguing." It's easy to forget large web companies like Google actually design and build their own hardware.
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Comment by Yehppael
by Yehppael on Mon 10th Sep 2012 17:23 UTC
Yehppael
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2012-08-01

Google is so unlike other companies ... makes you really wonder if this isn't proof they're actually working with aliens.

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RE: Comment by Yehppael
by MOS6510 on Mon 10th Sep 2012 18:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by Yehppael"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12
RE: Comment by Yehppael
by kwan_e on Tue 11th Sep 2012 08:06 UTC in reply to "Comment by Yehppael"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Google is so unlike other companies ... makes you really wonder if this isn't proof they're actually working with aliens.


I hear one of their engineers even has a special screwdriver...

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RE[2]: Comment by Yehppael
by zima on Tue 11th Sep 2012 09:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Yehppael"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Still speculation, not proof... however, looking at what the Soviets designated as Sputnik 3 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Спутник-3.jpg ) probably dispels most of any doubts.

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earksiinni
Member since:
2009-03-27

Pluto Switch left behind?

You're getting sloppy, Kirk.

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faruk_123
Member since:
2012-08-14

Its nice to heard this news, Google produce a new cell phone.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

This is not a cell phone. It is a piece of computer hardware. While English is not your primary language and you understand it better than I understand any other language, your comprehension still needs some work.

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I am amazed...
by vodoomoth on Wed 12th Sep 2012 11:13 UTC
vodoomoth
Member since:
2010-03-30

...that Wired wrote such a long article about such a trifling event. An article littered with speculations. "Odds are", "I guess", "they said", etc. Not the epitome of certainty.

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Wait, what now?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Wed 12th Sep 2012 15:31 UTC
BallmerKnowsBest
Member since:
2008-06-02

Google calls itself one of the world's largest hardware makers.


But... but... but... I thought that Google was an "OMG advertising company OMG". I trusted you, Tony Swash, I TRUSTED YOU!!!

P.S.
I like to think that this "mystery switch" is actually some BOFH scheme to stick old gear in a new case, and sell it for $$$ as some kind s00p3r s3kr1t Google custom hardware.

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