YouTube: Black Box at Richter 6.7

Sun recently put a Project Black Box on one of the world’s largest shake tables at University of California, San Diego, to get a sense for how it’d handle a severe earthquake.

As reported in the Where is Black Box blog, the earthquake that the team simulated was the Northridge Earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1994 outside of Los Angeles. This earthquake had a magnitude of 6.7 on the Richter Scale.


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FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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