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+ - Server Relocation?

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MattRog
MattRog writes "We're relocating a rack or two of servers from our office's datacenter (Lexington, KY) to a co-loc facility about 100 miles away in Cincinnati, OH. For reasons which should be obvious (insurance, insanity, etc.), we are looking for a dedicated hardware relocation provider to disassemble, crate, and ship to Cincy. The co-loc facility will do the uncrating and re-racking.

Googling provides a TON of "AWESOME" providers, but has anyone worked with a provider to do this? Is there a place that rates this type of moving provider (http://www.movingscam.com/forum/ is a great resource, but doesn't target this sort of business relocation service)?

Thanks!"
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+ - Phosphorus shortage ahead?->

Submitted by MattRog
MattRog (527508) writes "We've heard of peak oil. We've even discussed peak helium. Now we are facing peak phosphorus!

According to scientists, due to increased demand from sources such as biofuels (not exactly "renewable" if the inputs aren't!), we will exhaust our supply of non-renewable phosphorus in 50 to 130 years. If you didn't know, phosphorus is one of three major nutrients for plant growth: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Without phosphorus it's tough to grow crops. As the USGS wrote, "There are no substitutes for phosphorus in agriculture."

The European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association has a similar analysis, with recommendations for recycling and better use of the element."

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