Hard drive protection
Posted Jan 4, 2006 8:40 UTC (Wed) by thedave
In reply to: Hard drive protection
Parent article: Hard drive protection
I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there.
While the laptop is on your lap, its accelerometer will be sensing an acceleration of 1G up (away from Earth).
The moment the support of your lap is removed, its new acceleration will be 0G + (air resistance away from Earth) ~= 0G, as air resistance is inconsequential at low speeds.
But, for all intents and purposes the measured acceleration while falling will be zero, until it encounters something to change it.
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