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Achievement unlocked: played Tetris on the side of a skyscraper — the Green Building at MIT (photo)

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Achievement unlocked: played Tetris on the side of a skyscraper — the Green Building at MIT (photo)
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I wasn’t involved in this, but when I read about it, I drove over to see for myself.

On the southwest(ish) corner of McDermott Court, close to Building 14 / Hayden Memorial Library, they had a black console set up where anyone that walked up could take a turn playing it. The console was about the size of a washing machine or large podium, with the four standard Tetris ? ? ? ? directional buttons, and that was about it.

The game was very responsive. Aside from the fact that the “screen” was almost 300′ tall, the gameplay wasn’t all that different from playing it on an ordinary computer, video game console, smartphone, Game Boy, etc. The main problem was the pixel glitches — some windows were left on, and others weren’t lighting up, so you couldn’t always tell what shape the tiles were until they had moved a couple of levels.

Notably, the console was on a concrete plaza, and there were no wires connected to it. So it had wireless access to the network (not so surprising), and a stable power supply (slightly more surprising). Chances are it was probably just a laptop that started out with a fully-charged battery, and ran until the battery expired.

[That, or the console was over a manhole cover, and there was a Mechanical Turk under it controlling everything, but I think we can dismiss that explanation.]

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Quoting from MIT’s Hacks site:

Tetris on the Green Building

• Location: Green Building (Building 54)
• Date: Evening of April 20, 2012.

Hackers turned MIT’s Green Building into a giant, playable, and multi-color Tetris game. A console allowed players to move, rotate, and drop blocks.

The Green Building (Building 54) is home to the MIT Earth and Planetary Sciences department.

MIT hackers have long considered "Tetris on the Green Building" to be the Holy Grail of hacks, as the side of the building is a wonderful grid for the game.

The game started off scrolling the words "TETRIS" and then would start into the first level. As the player progressed, the second level would start with more pale colors, making it harder to identify the type of block. The third level involved the colors shifting on-screen. Upon losing the game, all of the blocks would fall to the bottom of the building.

Additional Information and Photo Credits

More:

• Universal Hub: www.universalhub.com/2012/giant-tetris-mit
• MSNBC: www.ingame.msnbc.msn.com/technology/gadgetbox/students-pl…
• Hack-a-Day: hackaday.com/2012/04/23/mit-students-take-tetris-to-a-gra…
• Mashable: mashable.com/2012/04/23/tetris-building/
• Laughing Squid: laughingsquid.com/tetris-building-hack-at-mit/

Same hack in 2006: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmKgLp6L55c

Achievement unlocked: played Tetris on the side of a skyscraper — the Green Building at MIT (photo) http://post.ly/6sHHt
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Image by Chris Devers
Posted via email to ? HoloChromaCinePhotoRamaScope?: cdevers.posterous.com/achievement-unlocked-played-tetris-….

• • • • •

I wasn’t involved in this, but when I read about it, I drove over to see for myself.

On the southwest(ish) corner of McDermott Court, close to Building 14 / Hayden Memorial Library, they had a black console set up where anyone that walked up could take a turn playing it. The console was about the size of a washing machine or large podium, with the four standard Tetris ? ? ? ? directional buttons, and that was about it.

The game was very responsive. Aside from the fact that the “screen” was almost 300′ tall, the gameplay wasn’t all that different from playing it on an ordinary computer, video game console, smartphone, Game Boy, etc. The main problem was the pixel glitches — some windows were left on, and others weren’t lighting up, so you couldn’t always tell what shape the tiles were until they had moved a couple of levels.

Notably, the console was on a concrete plaza, and there were no wires connected to it. So it had wireless access to the network (not so surprising), and a stable power supply (slightly more surprising). Chances are it was probably just a laptop that started out with a fully-charged battery, and ran until the battery expired.

[That, or the console was over a manhole cover, and there was a Mechanical Turk under it controlling everything, but I think we can dismiss that explanation.]

• • • • •

Quoting from MIT’s Hacks site:

Tetris on the Green Building

• Location: Green Building (Building 54)
• Date: Evening of April 20, 2012.

Hackers turned MIT’s Green Building into a giant, playable, and multi-color Tetris game. A console allowed players to move, rotate, and drop blocks.

The Green Building (Building 54) is home to the MIT Earth and Planetary Sciences department.

MIT hackers have long considered "Tetris on the Green Building" to be the Holy Grail of hacks, as the side of the building is a wonderful grid for the game.

The game started off scrolling the words "TETRIS" and then would start into the first level. As the player progressed, the second level would start with more pale colors, making it harder to identify the type of block. The third level involved the colors shifting on-screen. Upon losing the game, all of the blocks would fall to the bottom of the building.

Additional Information and Photo Credits

More:

• Universal Hub: www.universalhub.com/2012/giant-tetris-mit
• MSNBC: www.ingame.msnbc.msn.com/technology/gadgetbox/students-pl…
• Hack-a-Day: hackaday.com/2012/04/23/mit-students-take-tetris-to-a-gra…
• Mashable: mashable.com/2012/04/23/tetris-building/
• Laughing Squid: laughingsquid.com/tetris-building-hack-at-mit/

Same hack in 2006: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmKgLp6L55c

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Razor Sharp green lasers!

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Razor Sharp green lasers!

The variety of laser pointers available in the market is quite wide but one category that offers the best in terms of features and technical specification is green lasers. This type of lasers emits green rays that can reach and target long distance objects. In this range only one can find number of different green lasers that will definitely satisfy you with their performance, design and durability. The open-back 532nm is one of the laser pointers that will impress you with its performance and functioning.

It is an open back laser pointer that offers green light rays. The good thing about these green lasers is that they are of multiple uses and this one is also no exception as it can be used in clubs, discotheques, home, hotels and parties. The green light that this laser pointer emits gives a very attractive look to the whole environment and creates a very soothing ambience. The material used for this laser pointer is alloy of aluminum which makes it very durable for long term use.

The operating voltage for this pointer is 3V and requires 2 batteries of AAA size. Another advantage with these green lasers is that they can target long distance with ease because their light is far more visible than light of any other color. This laser pointer has a wave length of 532nm and offers an output of 50mW which makes its technical specifications very strong in comparison to other green lasers.

This laser pointer is widely used for different purposes in education, business circle and astronomy.

The handheld laser pointer is another excellent gadget in the category of green lasers. If someone is looking for a powerful laser with great features this laser pointer stands out among all of them. It is one of the most widely used one especially in teaching and giving lectures. It helps in understanding the subject better for the students.  The range of green lasers is never ending but one may go for the most appropriate one according to their requirement.

The green lasers are considered to be the perfect ones in making presentations and in business meetings. They make the presentation look better and let it appeal more to the audience. WF-502 is another device among green lasers that is also very appealing with respect to its features and looks. All of these green lasers are very sleek in design and light in weight. Another advantage of these green lasers is that they are portable and do not require any technical adjustment before the use.

 

 


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Tob Sanyo Electric, Matsushita Green Innovation Enterprises In Transition – Sanyo Electric,

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Tob Sanyo Electric, Matsushita Green Innovation Enterprises In Transition – Sanyo Electric,
Acquisition, triggered not only failed to calm the signs of the discussion, instead showing a “more hot” trend. Especially after the acquisition of the brand and Sanyo Electric

White

Coincidence whether to keep such business after the merger will win the maximization of synergies and other issues, the parties have become the focus of controversy.

However, on January 8 in Hirakata City, Osaka Prefecture at a press conference on

Matsushita

President Fumio Ohtsubo said with full confidence that by 2018 the 100 anniversary of the company’s business, the Group operating income compared with March 2010 period (with Sanyo Electric) increase of 1.3 trillion yen to 10 trillion yen. Among them, solar cells, rechargeable batteries, the environment,

Energy

Related revenue will exceed the number of goods

Home Appliances

Manufacturing business to reach 3 trillion yen.

Ohtsubo, said: “The most immediate and relevant to people’s lives, where to start, Panasonic is committed to creating a green (environmental) revolutionary pioneer.”

Previously, the company announced the acquisition announcement, the subtitle is: “target into 2018

Electronic

Industry, the world No.1 in the “Environmental Innovation Enterprise”. ” 2018 Panasonic Venture 100 anniversary of the first company to create an environment for global innovation enterprise. 2015 plan is to achieve this target, “an important part.”

Have commented that the Panasonic’s “completely changed” initiative, in fact, the field strength has greatly increased the number of appliances Korean camp (

Samsung

, LG as the representative) weakness of means; on the other hand, it is hoped that through acquisition and integration of Sanyo Electric’s solar cells, rechargeable batteries and other energy businesses, enhance the technical competitiveness, and thus the positive as much as possible to avoid conflict with opponents to seek a a global leader. However, solar cells and rechargeable batteries though is a new business, however, Japan

Sharp

, Sony, Samsung, LG, etc., as well as China, the European giants have increased their investment in the context of Panasonic’s goal of achieving global No.1 easier said than done?

The other hand, Sanyo among the world’s first lithium-ion battery, up to 30% market share. Solar batteries, Sanyo also has called the world’s highest level of photoelectric conversion technology. However, lithium-ion batteries, South Korea’s Samsung and China’s BYD, by the appreciation of the yen and other factors, growth far exceeds the Sanyo; and solar cells, China, Germany giants continue to force, and will yield highest in the world after Sanyo 4-bit out of the top 10, placing 11th.

Panasonic official said: “(environment and energy services) despite bearish market, but compared to more competitive household appliances, the receipts were more worth the wait.” “The acquisition of Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. will make the environment and energy industry as a pillar industry strategy into reality. “the person said. He also stressed that Sanyo solar cell, rechargeable battery business in the future will strengthen cooperation with Panasonic and electricians, to play the industry to maximize synergies.

However, Sanyo’s white goods business, and the fate of Sanyo brand, either Ohtsubo, Panasonic or other high-level, were not given a clear response. This also makes the Japanese in 2009 called the most influential TOB acquisition, cast a lingering shadow on a layer of the root causes.

Industry analysts said: “No matter how, in March 2009 and the Sanyo Electric of consolidated revenue reached 9.533 trillion yen, the scale of the new Panasonic has now become a national and Hitachi of Japan (in March 2009 on revenue up 10.3 trillion yen) side by side, engaged in home appliance manufacturing giant corporate hegemony. From that point, the new Panasonic 2018 growth environment for innovation in the global No.1 enterprise or non-empty talk. ”

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