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Your Permanent Record: 1937

Your Permanent Record: 1937

Washington, D.C., circa 1937. "Tax office?" is all it says here, in what looks like a set from "1984." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.


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The future of secure data storage


The Office of Personnel Management revealed on Thursday that “sensitive information” of 21.5 million individuals was obtained last year by hackers who intruded into the federal personnel agency’s computer networks.

Alternate ending for The Shining

Jack's wife decides to organize his typewritten pages.

Get Smart

My earworm is humming the 60's theme song right now.

Hallway of Files

I've worked in government offices like this. The file rooms have no more room for file cabinets. So they line the halls with file cabinets to keep up.

Cabinets near the end

Those are probably the X-Files.

Heinous Crime Repository

This looks like one of those Law & Order SVU scenes where the Detectives go to find cold case files.

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