This blog is highly personal, makes no attempt at being politically correct, will occasionaly offend your sensibility, and certainly does not represent the opinions of the people I work with or for.
Sudden Motion Sensor

I have known for a long time that my computer has got a sudden motion sensor. Its purpose is to park the hard drive heads if the computer is suddenly in free fall..

Two minutes ago I saw it in action: I was holding the computer in one hand when it started to slip. I caught it in the air with the same hand, but for something like 2/10th of a second it was in the air by itself. I would not have noticed that something happened inside if the movie that I am watching had not frozen for one second...