PC hard disk system warns of tsunamis

Governments seeking inexpensive technology to warn of tsunamis could be interested in a free software application that monitors vibrations in the hard disks of computers in an attempt to detect the undersea earthquakes that cause tsunamis.
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Here at my PC: Ahh … ahhh … ahhh-choooo!

Japan: OMFG! EVACUATE … EVACUATE … EVACUATE!

It’s amazing how a little ripple can magnify into something enormous a distance away :wink:

When I started using computers I never thounght that such a novel use would be found for such a cheap piece of hardware.