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Old 01-02-2007, 09:28   #16
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I'd imagine that when your friends are founders of Billion $ companies like Google and Microsoft, the search will get extended for quite some time.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:48   #17
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http://research.microsoft.com/~Gray/
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:38   #18
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The CG continues the search.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:26   #19
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FARALLON ISLANDS / Search for missing sailor suspended -- still no trace
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Old 02-02-2007, 13:42   #20
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reminds me of the search for mike plant in 1992. they finally found his boat coyote floating upside down. mike vanished without a trace.
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This is a copy of an internal email from work last Friday (sorry I missed it then)

Computer science icon Jim Gray mysteriously disappeared after a solo trip with his sail boat outside San Francisco Bay. The coast guard has been searching for 4 days but has not been able to locate anything, not even debris. On Thursday 3 private planes searched through the coastal areas and they also returned unsuccessful.
Through a major effort by many people we were able to have the Digital Globe satellite make a run over the area on Thursday morning and have the data made available publicly. We have split these images into smaller tiles that can be easily scanned visually and stored into the Amazon S3 storage service. We then created tasks for reviewing these images and loaded then into the Amazon Mechanical Turk Service.

This is where you come in. We need your help in reviewing these images to see whether you can locate Jim’s boat in any of these images. Please go to the Amazon Mechanical Turk site and help us find Jim Gray.

The weather conditions were not ideal as some areas were cloudy, but we can still look for him in those places where there is a somewhat clear view. We hope to get more satellite data in the coming days of a wider area. The current images are panchromatic with a 0.82m, and Jim boat would be about 6 pixels in size. Please visit the Amazon Mechanical Turk site for more details.

I have to stress that many individuals and companies are to thank for making this possible; many academics friends relentlessly worked around the clock to get access to the data, many industry friends of Jim functioned as connectors to hook up officials and individuals, and people from NASA, Digital Globe, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Amazon and others worked hard get to the data collected and available on a very short time scale. The Mechanical Turk team worked deep into the night to make this work.

Now it is your turn, go find Jim Gray.
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:13   #22
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How about a link to the site................................._/)
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:20   #23
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How about a link to the site................................._/)

Doh!. Sorry plain text vs. html formatted mail.

Amazon Mechanical Turk - Welcome

if you click on HITS tab the search for Jim Gray is at the top of the page.
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Old 09-09-2007, 12:52   #24
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Any news on this bloke or the boat?
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Old 09-09-2007, 13:17   #25
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Not a single thing...he simply vanished from the face of the planet with his boat.
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Old 09-09-2007, 14:06   #26
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Not a single thing...he simply vanished from the face of the planet with his boat.
Well, he may have disappeared from the surface of the ocean, and his boat as well, but I assure you they are both somewhere on the face of the planet.

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