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Sep 27, 2008, 11:52 AM
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Category: Apple Hardware
Link: Use your Mac to detect earthquakes (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080927125228)
Description:: Earthquake scientists want to borrow your laptop or maybe a little space in your basement or garage.
Almost anyone can participate by equipping laptop computers with special software or installing quake sensors at home.
"If they can provide scientific data that can prepare us for events in the future, then that's extremely important," said Tom Jordan of the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

Sep 27, 2008, 01:08 PM
So I am to leave my Mac Laptop (a relatively new one, going on the fact that it needs to be equipped with the SMS) in a basement and just let it sit there until an earthquake occurs?

Sounds cool, but, um, I was using the laptop... :rolleyes:

Sep 27, 2008, 01:11 PM
Most earthquake prone areas don't have basements...

Doctor Q
Sep 27, 2008, 01:32 PM
Maybe our iPhones should all be tied into a network. If a large number of accelerometers in the same area report the same movement, it's an earthquake!

We'll have to make sure not to mislead it by holding our iPhones while dancing (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JOsUe3tKj8).

Sep 27, 2008, 09:50 PM
Here you go:

Sep 29, 2008, 12:00 PM
is it just me or is a download link missing?