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Old 10-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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San Francisco mystery barge

Any of you SF'ers seen this thing?


Is Google behind mystery barge? - CNN.com


If so, does it look anything like this one headed for Portland, Maine?


Barge holding mystery structure due in Portland Harbor | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Looks similar to, yet larger than, the modules we built in the Port of Stockton some years back bound for the oil patch in Alaska. The owners, while not as secretive, did not desire a ton of publicity either.

But far be it from me to pee on the charcoal of the more conspiratorial media types, they've got papers to sell
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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Not a conspiracy type myself. Just curious.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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Not a conspiracy type myself. Just curious.
Apologies if my post came off that way as that was not my intent.
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The barge structure is apparently being built by google. Rumor has it that google is planning to use it as a marketing prop for its new "glasses". However, it did not get the proper permits to have a floating display and will be embarrassed for a while to come. This will be fun to watch...
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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It's a Google retail store
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:44 AM   #7
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It's an interactive learning center. Another one is coming to a port near you soon!

Google barge mystery solved: they're for 'interactive learning centers' | Technology | theguardian.com
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