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Crazy what the Internet can do

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Crazy thing is doing with their Mechanical Turk program, got this email this morning...

Amazon Mechanical Turk logo

Greetings from Amazon Mechanical Turk

>On Monday, September 3, 2007, Steve Fossett

>, the first person to fly a plane around the world without refueling and the first person to fly around the world in a balloon went missing in Nevada. An airplane he was flying failed to return. No one has any idea where he is.

Through the generous efforts of individuals at several organizations, detailed satellite imagery has been made available for his last known whereabouts.

HITs have been created to ask volunteers to help review these images and flag potential areas of interest which will be instrumental in the search and rescue efforts.

If you are interested in helping, please click here to participate in the search effort.

This is a race against time and any help you can provide will make a huge difference.

Friends and family of Steve Fossett would like to thank you for helping them with this cause.

Amazon Mechanical Turk Team



Yeah… this picture is just too awesome

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I hate those stupid rubber shoes, but the presidential seal socks with rubber shoes, TEH AWESOME!


McSweeney’s lists: Still funny

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I haven't been keeping up with my RSS the last many months, so here's a bajillion McSweeney's lists I missed during that time:

Printed on
My Waffle Iron

Signs of
Impending Suicide
That Hemingway's
Friends May Have

Ways in Which
the Hunter Might
Become the Hunted.

No. 82:
Movie Spoofs—
Sample Dialogue
(Nonporn Category).

Unlikely Disasters.

The White House's
Conditions Under
Which Harriet Miers
and Karl Rove Will
Testify Before

I'm Reasonably
Confident I Would
Beat Ken Jennings in
These Jeopardy!

Titles of Songs
From Pet Sounds,
Translated In and Out
of Japanese by Google

What Does Your Name
Say About You?

Mundane Dreams.


Wikipedia anonymous editting tracking FTW

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Article over at Wired about an awesome program a guy name Virgil Griffith, a CalTech grad student, made to track down IPs of anonymous posters. It showed wide ranging locations for changes, such as the CIA, Wal Mart, and Diebold:

Some of this appears to be transparently self-interested, either adding positive, press release-like material to entries, or deleting whole swaths of critical material.

Voting-machine company Diebold provides a good example of the latter, with someone at the company's IP address apparently deleting long paragraphs detailing the security industry's concerns over the integrity of their voting machines, and information about the company's CEO's fund-raising for President George Bush.



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I know I should have posted the last half of Yearly Kos 07 by now, but I haven't. And I can't resist throwing up this post from Wil Wheaton, because it's just too funny to skip.

question of the day

When the feds raided Ted Stevens' home, they obviously did not show up in a big truck. So do you think they arrived via bridge or tube?


Best Pirate Ninja Website I’ve Seen as of Yet

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Gotta check this out. Excellent discussion of the all important, never ending discussion of "who wins, Pirates or Ninjas?"
While reading this it occurred to me for the first time that, while I am still a firm believer that one ninja could take on any number of pirates, I think I would much rather be a pirate. Think about the pirate life, wine women and song, robbing on the high seas. Now think about a ninja's life: Solitude, training, total seriousness at all times. BORING! While I would never be able to best a ninja, I'd much rather live as a pirate.


Wil Wheaton’s Apocalyptic Visions

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I just read the Geek in Review from the week of July 11th, Wil has really been on his game lately, though I always think he's great anyway. This article is really funny. I particularly liked his synopsis of virtually all zombie movies plotlines:

1. Oh my god, there are zombies everywhere.
2. Let's hide in this place where we'll be safe.
3. Oh shit, some of us just got eaten.
4. Hey, there's a helicopter!
5. Let's fly away without any real closure for the audience.


And on a lighter note

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McSweeney's list about ID is funny stuff.



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Wil Wheaton likes numbers.

Now follow this link: google search


Goofy post over at WWdN

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Funny picture of Dick Cheney hiding in the background while Bush is speaking with some magic card text from Wil