June 8th, 2013

asher63

Oh Oregon

http://www.kgw.com/news/Police-to-Naked-Bike-Ride-rs-Wear-helmets-210611581.html
PORTLAND -- The World Naked Bike Ride is scheduled in Portland this weekend and police have asked riders to ensure that at least their heads and feet are covered. ...

According to Portland City Code, "It is unlawful for any person to expose his or her genitalia while in a public place or place visible from a public place, if the public place is open or available to persons of the opposite sex." But Simpson said there are exceptions under Oregon law.

"Although many participants may violate City Code, the police bureau will be exercising tremendous discretion as long as participants stay on the route with the rest of the riders," he explained.

"The Portland Police Bureau recommends that at a bare minimum all riders at least wear a helmet and shoes to avoid any potential injuries," he added.


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/08/facebook_cloud_versus_cloud/
Facebook's first data center ran into problems of a distinctly ironic nature when a literal cloud formed in the IT room and started to rain on servers.

Though Facebook has previously hinted at this via references to a "humidity event" within its first data center in Prineville, Oregon, the social network's infrastructure king Jay Parikh told The Reg on Thursday that, for a few minutes in Summer, 2011, Facebook's data center contained two clouds: one powered the social network, the other poured water on it.

"I got a call, 'Jay, there's a cloud in the data center'," Parikh says. "'What do you mean, outside?'. 'No, inside'."

There was panic.