posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 07:38 AM
Well, I hate to be negative about this, but to me this is just another method of entrapment, and another excuse to monitor people's computers- giving
away their whereabouts and potentially other private information. And the fact that it is free raises even more red flags.
But even without all that it is still a bad idea. Think about it. First, what good is this going to do seeing as the earthquake will already be upon
you if you detect it with your laptop? So instead of immediately taking action you are instead going to be tempted to sitting there and watching the
damn thing on the screen while the building falls on top of you? :shk:
And further, I have to question whether this is really even necessary, given the staggering amount of seismographic stations on the planet. It is just
not making much sense to me. Because in the remote areas where this could be of any benefit, there would have to be internet, and probably high speed
internet to be effective at all. And if there is already high speed internet there, chances are there are already a myriad of seismographic stations.
And these aren't some cheap, laptop accelerometers. They are the real deal.
In today's world, any place that is active seismically to any great extent is already being monitored by professional, very expensive systems. And
readings are also analyzed by qualified seismologists- not everyday people using their laptops for common uses.
I repeat, this is a trap. Beware.