Google Has a Stormtrooper Guarding Its Data Center

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Ha. Ha. Ha. 

At Google's North Carolina data center, there is a model of a stormtrooper guarding the computers, a new peek inside the facility revealed. See above, obviously. 

Atlantic reader Rick Jones points out a problem with this delightfully nerdy touch: "I would think one would see a Rebel Fighter in the data center" of a company that has a stated ethos of "Don't be evil." 

Because, by the logic of the photograph at least, the stormtrooper is guarding the computers, which would mean the stormtrooper is working for Google, which would make Google the Empire. And the Empire is evil, obviously.

On an even lighter note, we now know this photo is clearly real:

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