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    Default DARPA Network Challenge - $40,000

    To celebrate the Internet's 40th birthday, find 10 balloons and win 40,000 dollars. Takes place on December 5.

    DARPA Network Challenge

    http://www.darpa.mil/news/2009/NetworkChallenge.pdf

    Rules:
    http://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/Rules.pdf

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    thanks maskit. this looks great, though challenging.
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    Good Luck, Domino!

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    I think we'd need a definate "collective" to really have a shot at solving this; we'd need to cover as much of the US with folks to collaborate as possible.

    Anyone interested? Looks to be short and sweet. We could throw one helluva tweleve reunion party with $40,000
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    WOW, this thing only last two weeks?
    And the balloons are placed 5 days into it?

    My guess it will be solved a day or two after the balloons are placed.
    I don't have a clue

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    The balloons will only be displayed for one day. So you have to find someone who has the location of each balloon, either with accurate latitude and longitude, or with a good enough description to get that.

    Then the check will go to the ONE person who submits that info for all ten balloons first, and then that person will get the check along with all the tax liabilities that go with it.

    So it is entirely a social networking game, a la facebook survivor. How would you trust your collaborators enough? How would you trust that you didn't trade a good location for a bogus one? You would almost never know the original source of any information.

    There are already fishing expeditions out there. http://www.theforumsite.com/forum/to...he-U-S-/357974

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    Great points and understood.

    I guess you just have to throw bait to your non-armchair t hunt friends that kind of know you hobby and hope they help wanting to contribute but not have to do too much (folks are generally lazy when it comes to these things). I like the "fishing" analogy...I think I may CHUM away but a bit more discreetly than that site. That is, if I remember to register.

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    Thanks Maskit. Are you working on it? Anyone on here see a red ballon over the weekend(Dec 4-6), jot the location and Lat/Long if you can and shoot us a note on here and/or a direct email to me if you'd like at theimagiro@gmail.com.

    Good luck and start seeing RED!

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    Domino, it seems like you would have to belong to a huge group of people in order to have a chance at this, so I haven't signed up. I will definitely let you know if I see any of the balloons on Saturday!

    If anyone is interested, you must be registered before the contest begins in order to participate.

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