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Hey ya'll have you heard about the DARPA Network Challenge?
I think we need a Mythical Beast Team!!
The jist is.. that DARPA is putting up 10 tethered 10 foot red weather balloons across the continental United States today.. actually they are inflating them now as I type.
They will be up till 4 pm local time. The person who enters in the coordinates of all 10 balloons first wins! They are doing a bit of a social networking experiment here as well..
If we happen to get them all we will just have to donate the money to Rhett and Link's favourite charities!
Are you in! ??
See a red balloon note the number of it ant the location and send it in to me! How easy could it be?
GO Mythical Beasts!

If you see one of these balloons send me the address, or better yet the coordinates longitude and latitude and I will enter them at the DARPA site..


Denise
aka the eHermitess

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Aw, I found out about this last night through Dan Brown's video. If only we'da known about this earlier!
we can send any support here to Dan's team. I got a message from him about it. So...post here AND wherever else Dan asked.
where is the info posted about this? I mean, are there clues?
If I see 'em, I'll let ya know. Very cool.
okay...i've watched Dan's vlog...if you see a big red weather balloon around you, then follow instructions from his video description:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kH4aTfoFWM

IF YOU SEE A BALLOON...

1) DO NOT talk about it through any public medium. Let us know by...

2) EMAILING US: darpanerd@gmail.com, and...

3) CALLING US: 660 693 3822 {and note: the "us" here is a number associated with Hank Green of the vlogbrothers, I believe. --Link}
WAHHH It's over already!! wahhh!!!
gee...now I'm following comments on Hank's vlog...and it seems that another team has already won...?....
hank's vlog:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgB8ucWqRUs
I was rooting for the YouTube community... Hank was gonna donate to charity...

Denise said:
The winner designates it to the charity of their choice.

Teresa U - Twin Phoenix - TnT said:
I was rooting for the YouTube community... Hank was gonna donate to charity... Denise said:
Oh! See, from Dan's and Hank's videos, it sounded like teams were playing for profit. Good to know! Thanks, Link!

Link (Chiasquatch) said:
The winner designates it to the charity of their choice.

Teresa U - Twin Phoenix - TnT said:
I was rooting for the YouTube community... Hank was gonna donate to charity...
Ahhhhhh... I hate contradicting people, but... erm, the $40, 000 was actually a 'cash' prize, and only some teams were planning to give it to charity. (ie: Nerdfighters, Groundspeak, the would-be Mythical Beast team, and maybe others...)

Here's a link to the winning MIT team's clever and effective, but rather, er, 'triangular' payout scheme.

http://balloon.media.mit.edu/mit/payoff/

I say, Kudos to those who earmarked it all for charity, and congrats to MIT. Just watch out for next time!

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