Many of the new macbooks come equiped with built-in sensors that detect if your laptop suddenly starts moving, determining things like if it had been dropped off a table, bumped off a shelf, or defenestrated. This is a video of one of my friends from Youtube named “SeanthaBomb,” and I really liked it.
I know a lot of laptop companies use sudden motion sensors, including IBM and Acer. I wonder if any practical (iphone-like) applications will spring from software like this. I mean, come on. Super Monkey Ball on my laptop?
As many of you know, President Bush had a pair of shoes thrown at him during a surprise visit to Iraq.
What made me laugh, however, was how quickly the internet grabbed this story and ran with it. On the day it happened, youtube videos immediately went up, and most of them received hits in the several hundred thousand. I decided to wait 5 days to see what would happen. Here’s what I’ve found;
Several flash games have sprung up, and other sites have added George Bush Shoe merchandise to their product lists. My personal favorite is “Sock and Awe,” although it would be nice to see a leaderboard. Most ironic of all is the fact that “America” has thrown the most shoes, according to Sock and Awe.
Now, I’m a fairly big Coldplay fan. Their older stuff was good, and even Viva la Vida got my attention for a little bit. However, they’ve become overhyped, and in the process, rediculously rich. As my friend puts it, their music is being affected by ‘the rich affect.’ Personally, I can’t wait to see the outcome of this trial, but not to see who wins; I want to see what will become of the loser.