A Super-Close Look at Google's Mystery Barge

Whether it's a data center, Google Glass store, or floating stage for an Eric Schmidt orgy on international waters, one thing's for sure about Google's mystery boats: they're creeping everyone out. But an intrepid reporter at the Portland Press Herald checked one out.

That reporter is probably now dead or being held at some sort of Google rendition site in Bulgaria, but this is the best documentation of the maritime mystery we've seen so far:

Presumably, the one docked in San Francisco Bay is identical, or very similar. If this thing is just full of computers, we're going to be very underwhelmed.