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

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


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Sager NP6110 (Clevo W110ER) Video Review by XOTIC PC

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Sager NP6110 (Clevo W110ER) Video Review by XOTIC PC

Sager NP6110 / Clevo W110ER In Depth Video Review, First Look, & Unboxing by XOTIC PC… Video Review Model Specs: -11.6″ HD Glossy Screen -3rd Generation Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3610QM -nVIDIA GeForce GT 650M DDR3 (2GB) w/ Optimus -120GB Intel 520 Series SSD -8GB 1600MHz Ram More Information or Questions?: www.xoticpc.com / 1-877-289-9684 / sales@xoticpc.com Configure Yours at: www.xoticpc.com


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MSI X370 Video Review (HD)

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MSI X370 Video Review (HD)

Check out www.techbargains.com for the latest coupons and deals on MSI systems. Here’s our review of the MSI X370 laptop. Specs include an AMD E-350 dual core processor running at 1.6GHz, AMD Radeon HD 6310 discrete class graphics with AMD Vision and DirectX 11, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 13.4″ screen with a native resolution of 1366×768, and a 500GB hard drive spinning at 7200 rpm. Check out http for deals and info on the latest technology gadgets.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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Sager NP8150 Video Review Part 1 of 2 by XOTIC PC

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Part 1 or 2 Video Review of the Sager NP8150 (Clevo P150HM) Video Review. Featuring a 15.6″ FHD 1920×1080 Display, 16GB of Ram, 2nd Generation Intel i7 2920XM “Sandy Bridge” Processor, nVIDIA GTX 485M 2GB GDDR5 Video Card + More. View Here: www.xoticpc.com


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Sager NP8150 Video Review Part 1 of 2 by XOTIC PC

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Part 1 or 2 Video Review of the Sager NP8150 (Clevo P150HM) Video Review. Featuring a 15.6″ FHD 1920×1080 Display, 16GB of Ram, 2nd Generation Intel i7 2920XM “Sandy Bridge” Processor, nVIDIA GTX 485M 2GB GDDR5 Video Card + More. View Here: www.xoticpc.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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MSI GT70 (675M) Video Review by XOTIC PC

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In depth video review of the new MSI GT70 0ND-202US by XOTIC PC MSI GT70 0ND-202US Features: -17.3″ Full HD Matte Screen -3rd Generation Intel Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM -nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (2GB) GDDR5 w/ Optimus Technology -12GB 1600MHz Ram -750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive -8x CD/DVD Combo Drive More Information: www.xoticpc.com // 1-877-289-9684 // sales@xoticpc.com Configure this Model at: www.xoticpc.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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MSI GT60 (004US) [Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM / GTX 670M] Video Review by XOTIC PC

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MSI GT60 (004US) [Ivy Bridge i7-3610QM / GTX 670M] Video Review by XOTIC PC

XOTIC PC’s In Depth Video Review of the new MSI GT60 (004US) featuring a 15.6″ Full HD Matte Screen, Intel 3rd Generation i7-3610QM Processor, nVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M (3.0GB GDDR5) w/ Optimus Technology, 12GB 1600MHz Ram (Up to 32GB), DUAL 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drives, Backlit SteelSeries Keyboard, Killer 2200 Ethernet Port. Video Features Carbon Fiber Customization Pictures and Thermal Images. More Info: www.xoticpc.com // 1-877-289-9684 // sales@xoticpc.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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M17x Teardown Video1 of 2 **READ SAFETY PRECAUTIONS PRIOR TO REPLACING PARTS** (Official Video)

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***See Safety Precautions below*** 1. Battery 2. Bottom Door 3. HDD 4. Memory 5. Coincell Battery 6. System Fan 7. Palm Rest 8. WLAN Card 9. WPAN Card 10. Indicator Cover 11. Keyboard 12. Graphics Card Shields 13. Graphics Card 14. Graphics Card Fans 15. CPU Cover ***See Safety Precautions below*** Observe the following safety precautions before performing any installation or break/fix procedures involving disassembly or re-assembly: –Turn off the system and any attached peripherals. –Disconnect the system and any attached peripherals from AC power, and then remove the battery. –Disconnect any telephone or telecommunications lines from the system. –Use a wrist grounding strap and mat when working inside any computer system to avoid electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. –After removing any system component, carefully place the removed component on an anti-static mat. –Wear shoes with non-conductive rubber soles to help reduce the chance of being shocked or seriously injured in an electrical accident.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


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1ª VIDEO AULA BATTERY 3

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Video Rating: 4 / 5


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XOTIC PC – Sager NP9170 / Clevo P170EM Video Review

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XOTIC PC – Sager NP9170 / Clevo P170EM In Depth Video Review – 17.3″ Full HD Glossy Screen, 2nd Generation Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor (Supports 3rd Generation Intel), nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M (2.0GB) GDDR5 w/ Optimus Technology, 16GB 1600MHz Ram, 120GB Intel 520 Series SSD + 80GB mSATA, 8x DVDRW Optical Drive, Sager Backlit Keyboard. Full In Depth Video Review with Thermal Heat Images. More Info: www.xoticpc.com // 1-877-289-9684 // sales@xoticpc.com


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