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Ideas on what to do with $200k of Servers or $1.2mill?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bmw_toronto, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. bmw_toronto

    bmw_toronto Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I have an interesting scenario.. I recently aquired $200k of high end-server equipment and looking at ways to monetize it. The server equipment is fairly recent Dell Blade servers running 64 CPU's and a EMC Clarion SSD Disk system, there is terabytes uppon terabytes of SSD drives... with blazing fast IO/sec and super fast fiber channel controllers... all this equipemnt cost almost $400,000 new but based on resale value 1 year later its all about $200k in current value.

    Any idea of what I can do with all this equipment? I don't want to run a VPS or hosting service... too much competition. Any ideas appreciated...???


    Also, on a totally different front, my uncleis inheriting $1.2 million dollars... but aside from investing in the public markets or commercial real estate.. any innovative investment ideas would be appreciated...? whats the most bang for the buck? open some coffee shops? LOL
     
  2. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    I have a wealth of ideas that require some investment. I could definitely see us doing some big business together using your capital. Are you interested?
     
  3. mudbutt

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  4. bmw_toronto

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    Mistake in the title.. I tried to edit it, but it appears I can only edit the body of the msg and not the title?
     
  5. theexpress

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    Doesnt matter we all knew what you meant :)
     
  6. bmw_toronto

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    msg me... I'm always open to new ideas...
     
  7. bhjmc

    bhjmc Regular Member

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    I smell BS all over... LOL. I'm telling you that California weed is Da Shit, strong! So good of a shit that even Jamaicans go in that deep voice of theirs, "Oh no! Don't smoke that weed man!!"

    Love,

    Uncle Bhjmc!
     
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    If I were you I'd donate some of it to me. :D
     
  9. volund

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    If you do not need the computers or are not interested in really using them your should sell them before their value goes down any more than it has. Computers are one of those things that the longer you hold on to them the less they are worth.

    Do not go anywhere near real estate right now commercial or otherwise. The bottom has not dropped out of that market yet, not even close as it probably has another 30-50% to go at least.

    The same with anything dollar based, the way the fed is printing money it is going to send anything based in dollars through the floor before it is all said and done. Gold, silver, lots of foreign stocks are still a good deal especially in Asia.

     
  10. trancecommunity

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    How does someone simply aquire 200k worth of equipment? thats a ********ing serious amount worth of gear

    Your talking literally truckloads

    you could run the piratebay off that amount of gear :)
     
  11. johnq

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    Yeah. Get some guys that know a bit about trading. You could make 1,000
    % return on high frequency trading. Buy hundreds of thousands shares at the bid and then sell at the ask.

    The problem is you need to be very close to the New York Stock Exchange. Otherwise it doesn't work.
     
  12. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Find people who need to create/use distributed super computers and sell, sell, sell!!!!
     
  13. Checkmate

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    Why would you buy 200k in equipment if you didn't know what you where going to do with it?
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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  14. DigitalGangster

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    why not buy and run copies of xrumer on each ********in server and literate dominate any niche.
     
  15. GooglesMostWanted

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    buy gold
     
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    PM sent - you are not far from where I live. Good money can be made from it.
     
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    Build the world's strongest chess computer and kick some ass on 64 squares.
     
  18. Pikachoo

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    Buy a Mcdonalds franchise.
    Put your feet up and relax!
    Hate them too, but when did you ever see an empty one?
     
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  19. bmw_toronto

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    The McDonalsds franchise may make the most sense from all the replies... how much could you earn being a McDonalds franchise owner?? I always wondered how much they really make? lol

    As for the servers, they came out of a startup that was planning to go BIG, but it never happened.. the IT department spent a tons on tech.. they went under, I know the COO and he owed me from the past (what a gift), so I got the equipment - as simple as that.... and yes, all this equipment is taking up much space! The blades are cool though.. I installed VMWARE Vsphere on them.. and the 64 CPU chips function as one logical system.... pretty cool, but dunno what do with all this power... the enclosure generate alot of heat though!

    I guess I could use the server to run the point of sales in the mcdonalds... lol

    Maybe a massive torrent site or a rapidshare, giganes, easynews, style of site, but dunno if that generates enough $$$
     
  20. bmw_toronto

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    Also, can you dominate a nice that easily buy just running xrumer... i assume google would shut u down or something? (new to SEO)? lol