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December 6, 2009

Meatspace Google?

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1260143974 ) Play

Key elements of what recent contest?

Cracked by Raghuvansh , Akshay NR , krudebox , AC , Rogi , Dibyo , Chinmaya U.Holla , shrik , sidsen , varuns88 , Ps , daspar , byslexia , shenoyvarun86 , joe , Jean Valjean , Logik , madhur , Ananth , piezocake , SV and udupendra

Welp, turns out this question is unintentionally a guest question. Shrik thought some other question was this, and answered this to some other question. Although that wasn’t where we got the question from, he does get first credit. So Shrik get’s a GQHero badge !, that we’ll be pushing into the system shortly :-)

Answer:

The US DARPA’s “Network challenge”. DARPA released 10 red balloons at secret locations all over the USA. They asked teams to find out all ten locations (marked on the map) and send it to them, using whatever means they could. The team to do it the fastest was a team from MIT.


25 Responses to “Meatspace Google?”

  1. Raghuvansh
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    DARPA wanted to figure out how fast and accurate internet info could be, so they released red balloons from secretly pre-decided locations and asked people to tweet locations where they were seen, then used the response times to get their results.


  2. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contest marking 40th bday of internet. Won by MIT Junta for identifying red weather balloon locations.


  3. krudebox
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    DARPA’s balloon-spotting contest. Won by MIT


  4. AC

    DARPA’s balloon spotting contest.
    (Won by a team from MIT)


  5. Rogi
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    DARPA’s Network Challenge


  6. Dibyo
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    DARPA’s balloon challenge


  7. Chinmaya U.Holla
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    A contest hatched by DARPA , offered $40,000 to the first group to find ten red weather balloons at secret locations across the US.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/50953.....-balloons/


  8. shrik
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    The DARPA Network Challenge to find 10 balloons strewn about the USA, which MIT won in just under 9 hours.

    Also dupe :)


  9. sidsen
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    http://www.boiledbeans.net/200.....ginal-jam/ – “shrik has a nice funda. Check it out.”


  10. varuns88
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    DARPA’s Red Balloon Challenge


  11. Ps

    DARPA Network Challenge
    this one may be a dupe too :D. Atleast the way shrik answered it last time
    https://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/default.aspx

    and the dupe is Tycho de Brahe & Johannes Kepler at Pohorelec (Prague)


  12. daspar

    DARPA network challenge


  13. byslexia

    DARPA network challenge.


  14. FULL RECENT!
    DARPA Network Challenge


  15. joe

    Darpa’s balloon spotting contest/ netowrking challenge.


  16. umang

    darpa


  17. Darpa’s experiment to see how people solve the problem of locating 10 balloons by leveraging the power of social networks.


  18. Logik
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    DARPA’s ‘Network Challenge’. won by students from MIT.

    10 balloons located in some cities.


  19. madhur
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    DARPA Network Challenge 2009


  20. Ananth
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    DARPA’s contest to test the accuracy of information on the internet. Won by MIT.


  21. piezocake

    http://science.slashdot.org/ar.....04/2047229


  22. SV
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    DARPA balloon challenge


  23. udupendra
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    DARPA’s ‘Network Challenge’, also known as ‘Spot-the-Balloon’


  24. shrik
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    Ah.

    Bah.

    Least I got the answer this time around :D


  25. shrik
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    Wait, shouldn’t I also get a GQhero trophy?


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