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2009-12-05 06:36:28 PM  

Kaka: Per our previous conversation, may I suggest;

Don't forget the butter!

;)


Can't, my kids ate them all :(
 
2009-12-05 06:37:53 PM  
You should really post which ones we don't have yet, so like said above we can start really data mining to try to find the others since they are now down on the east cost (after dark).
 
2009-12-05 06:40:36 PM  

Mikeyworld: On fb, there's pictures in a 'Darpa' group, but no location info, both taken by a Brad Christie.

How close together would two balloons be?

/herring?


Send me a URL. bukklerTHISPARTISFAKEatYahooSOISTHISdotcom
 
2009-12-05 06:41:18 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: I see someone is writing "Please" over Niger. Of course it has to be someone here. Anyway, well done.


*waves*

i599.photobucket.com
 
2009-12-05 06:45:02 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: dbrunker, Email it to melissa ASAP. Melissa = punkrockgirl


melissa at fark dot com
 
2009-12-05 06:45:06 PM  
I drove around campus and near the CDC building and a little ways down Harmony. Traffic was a nightmare near the highway, so I couldn't get near it. No red balloons (they'd have to be very high up to go over the tree lines around here, so you should be able to see them quite a ways off).

And the sun has gone beyond the mountains, so it's dusk here now, and they should be taking down the balloons in CO and the adjacent states.

/go FARK
//love the map writing guys
 
2009-12-05 06:46:10 PM  
M.H.U.P

Haha! You're awesome, thanks!
 
2009-12-05 06:55:22 PM  

punkrockgirl: Kaka: Per our previous conversation, may I suggest;

Don't forget the butter!

;)

Can't, my kids ate them all :(


Tell them to go play in the traffic and leave Mommy alone. Also you might ask them to look for a farking red balloon while they are out?

When I picked up my 13 yr old girl and told her what I had been doing all morning she said "OMG Dad! Why didn't you just go to a car dealership!"

/Gawd! She is so awesome!
 
2009-12-05 06:55:35 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: I still can't figure out why one of the moderators deleted my post where I wrote "Jesus is Xenu" on Canada. Under the guise of broken images. They're all on my photobucket account, and I'm lookin' at em right now. They're not broke. What's with the censorship today, anyway? Or did I violate a new rule or something?

I mean, come on! This is FARK. I should be able to post a photoshop of Jesus and Xenu spooning while the apostles pour milk on em, and nobody here would even bat an eye if I did. Seriously.


Dude. You're thinking about it too much. Have some vodak and your drug of choice. Relax. Listen to some Yanni, or something.
 
2009-12-05 06:56:20 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: GWSuperfan: *waves*

HAH! I KNEW it! Yeah, well done. There's still lots of space yet... what cliches can we cram in there yet? I already put up a squirrel with huge nuts.


is there room for a "balloon hunts you" in russia?
 
2009-12-05 07:00:29 PM  

wreglDAN: According to DARPA the balloons are supposed to have a DARPA logo on the bottom of them. I didn't see one on that one. Here is a picture of one with a logo (new window).


No, the same site has many pictures of balloons without the DARPA logo. Plus, "In addition to the numbered white banner trailing below, balloons may also have a rectangular placard with a DARPA logo." (^)

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Under the guise of broken images.


I know the smiledarpa.jpg pic is broken... I don't know if you were the one who posted that, though.
 
2009-12-05 07:04:01 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: buckler:
Dude. You're thinking about it too much. Have some vodak and your drug of choice. Relax. Listen to some Yanni, or something.

Hrm. I guess you're right. Since my drug of choice is SCIENCE, let's repost my pics and see if they're mysteriously deleted again.

STAND BACK! I'm gonna do some SCIENCE!

/What it looked like before someone else wrote DIAZ under Jesus.
//Can everyone see them pics, or are they really broken? Feedback appreciated.


Your science works fine on this end.
 
2009-12-05 07:04:13 PM  
bibble.org
 
2009-12-05 07:04:35 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Nope. Can ya see em, just above your previous post?


Yep, 'tis fine.
 
2009-12-05 07:10:58 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Starry Heavens: Yep, 'tis fine.

So the next step would be determining which moderator canned my post, and for what reason. But meh, there's more important things afoot. Dem tots need toys. Can we get a progress report?


Nobody canned it, photobucket barfed for a few minutes. Happens occasionally, with imageshack too.
 
2009-12-05 07:15:27 PM  
Project Alaska is underway on 10Balloons
 
2009-12-05 07:23:42 PM  
The 10balloons map graffiti is great, and very FARK-worthy, but we got 40,000 bucks for disadvantaged kids riding on this. Let's get data-mining, eh?
 
2009-12-05 07:25:53 PM  

buckler: The 10balloons map graffiti is great, and very FARK-worthy, but we got 40,000 bucks for disadvantaged kids riding on this. Let's get data-mining, eh?


Have been. Just not reporting it here -- because WE don't want to be datamined!
 
2009-12-05 07:26:31 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: ducttape2021: Project Alaska is underway on 10Balloons

I saw "Mav" there a few minutes ago. I'll wait for the finished product.


It's done. Just making the words denser due to not having anything better to do.
 
2009-12-05 07:29:09 PM  
nada in Rochester MN as far as I can tell.
 
2009-12-05 07:32:36 PM  
10Balloons is SO farked up now.

/just...
//awesome
///must have something in my eyes
 
2009-12-05 07:32:59 PM  
AAAAARRRGHHH! Don't post it in here please!
 
2009-12-05 07:33:21 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: buckler: The 10balloons map graffiti is great, and very FARK-worthy, but we got 40,000 bucks for disadvantaged kids riding on this. Let's get data-mining, eh?

Aye. And some of us have been hard at work confusing the competition. The reward needs to go to toys for tots, not toys-for-10ballon-dot-com-schmucks-who-claim-they'll-share-the-money-b​ut-might-n ot. I myself have been doing a metric shiat-ton of disinformation to mislead other dataminers.


You've been a very, very, very naughty boy and Santa is going to make sure you get appropriately rewarded!
 
2009-12-05 07:33:51 PM  

Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: buckler: The 10balloons map graffiti is great, and very FARK-worthy, but we got 40,000 bucks for disadvantaged kids riding on this. Let's get data-mining, eh?

Aye. And some of us have been hard at work confusing the competition. The reward needs to go to toys for tots, not toys-for-10ballon-dot-com-schmucks-who-claim-they'll-share-the-money-b​ut-might-n ot. I myself have been doing a metric shiat-ton of disinformation to mislead other dataminers.


Good deal. Now that the balloons are down, I can tell you that I found one, and I spoke to the DARPA guy briefly. He mentioned that one aspect of the experiment was to see how trust issues affect the distribution of information among social networks, or hinder it. They're especially looking at cooperative vs. competitive behavior in information-distribution systems, and how that has an influence on the quality of the final information product. He specifically asked me if we were actively undermining other groups, and I told him we were actively jamming at least one project. He seemed pleased to hear it.
 
2009-12-05 07:34:05 PM  
Whoever deleted the image, I can appreciate your concern but did you check to see what the coordinates where? I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I didn't drive to the bottom of the ocean in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska today.
 
2009-12-05 07:35:03 PM  
From DARPA:

Happy Birthday Internet!
Balloons Grounded
Entrants: 4343
Total Submissions: 812
Entrants making submissions: 206
Correct balloon locations submitted: 329
 
2009-12-05 07:37:41 PM  
All balloons are grounded. This is the time when Fark should shine. Scour the tubes for clues and find the locations.

Bump this thread to the top for better viability.
 
2009-12-05 07:41:26 PM  

dbrunker: Whoever deleted the image, I can appreciate your concern but did you check to see what the coordinates where? I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I didn't drive to the bottom of the ocean in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska today.


HAHAHA! No, I panicked! Sorry about that.

I'm a little touchy today :(
 
2009-12-05 07:42:05 PM  
Pretty sure I saw one here near San Jose, CA
 
2009-12-05 07:42:23 PM  

TheNyquilKid: All balloons are grounded. This is the time when Fark should shine. Scour the tubes for clues and find the locations.

Bump this thread to the top for better viability.


Just bumped the thread, thanks for reminding me
 
2009-12-05 07:44:09 PM  

Computer: Shadyman: punkrockgirl: http://10balloons.com/

Someone's making a giant smiley face on the map.

Read this thread dummy.


I read the whole thing. I was just pointing out the blatantly obvious. That's my job. :D
 
2009-12-05 07:44:44 PM  
so did we win?
 
2009-12-05 07:45:26 PM  
Ga Tech's www.ispyaredballoon.com claims 9 red balloons found.
 
2009-12-05 07:46:59 PM  

punkrockgirl: dbrunker: Whoever deleted the image, I can appreciate your concern but did you check to see what the coordinates where? I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I didn't drive to the bottom of the ocean in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska today.

HAHAHA! No, I panicked! Sorry about that.

I'm a little touchy today :(


You've worked your butt off today and for a very noble cause, you're entirely forgiven. :)

photoshop to your hearts content
farm3.static.flickr.com

Larger image here (new window)
 
2009-12-05 07:53:01 PM  
Anyone else seeing google ads now for red balloon locations?
 
2009-12-05 07:53:17 PM  
buckler: They're especially looking at cooperative vs. competitive behavior in information-distribution systems, and how that has an influence on the quality of the final information product. He specifically asked me if we were actively undermining other groups, and I told him we were actively jamming at least one project. He seemed pleased to hear it.

A million times THIS.
 
2009-12-05 07:57:53 PM  
Go, my little Farkers, go.... I know we can do this!
 
2009-12-05 08:00:36 PM  
Spotted a red balloon in Wheeling IL on Hintz road and the train tracks. This is NOT a darpa balloon that I can tell, there was no number, and definatly was no one there from darpa. Like the cat in the hat said, find out where it's not.

Too bad, I got all excited when I saw it.

GPS: 42.07'23.85" N by 87.55'21.90" W

It was for sure a red weather balloon of the correct size, but had no other markings on it. I tried taking a picture, but was too dark for my cell phone camera.

First spotted @ 4:45 PM local time, drove up to it on the way home at 6:45 PM.

Posted this in the other thread, sorry about the repeat.

// repeat
 
2009-12-05 08:01:05 PM  
So, just wondering about something: if we all jumped on www.ispyaredballoon.com , could we crash their site? Is that ok to contemplate, much less attempt?
 
2009-12-05 08:01:35 PM  

dbrunker: punkrockgirl: dbrunker: Whoever deleted the image, I can appreciate your concern but did you check to see what the coordinates where? I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure I didn't drive to the bottom of the ocean in the middle of the Gulf of Alaska today.

HAHAHA! No, I panicked! Sorry about that.

I'm a little touchy today :(

You've worked your butt off today and for a very noble cause, you're entirely forgiven. :)

photoshop to your hearts content


Larger image here (new window)


So...is there a balloon there?

Does anyone know a Blue Whale we can call???

A Mermaid?

A...Merman?

A Red Lobster perchance?

/just checkin
 
2009-12-05 08:03:17 PM  

1lastcall: www.ispyaredballoon.com


Such actions would be utterly deplorable and probably punished by chocolate.
 
2009-12-05 08:03:25 PM  

1lastcall: So, just wondering about something: if we all jumped on www.ispyaredballoon.com , could we crash their site? Is that ok to contemplate, much less attempt?


Well, we could certainly all agree on a GMT to do it, and see. God knows we've FARKed many sites before.
 
2009-12-05 08:06:14 PM  
Everyone seems to be at 5-8 ballons. The Gtech boys say that all balloons have been found but nobody has all of them. Seems like people are going to bed.

But since Farkers don't sleep...
 
2009-12-05 08:09:14 PM  

Mr. Cabron: Everyone seems to be at 5-8 ballons. The Gtech boys say that all balloons have been found but nobody has all of them. Seems like people are going to bed.

But since Farkers don't sleep...


Sleep... we don't need no stinkin sleep... but we need MOAR farkers on this...
 
2009-12-05 08:09:38 PM  
I can't help but to keep refreshing to see what somebody is writing on Australia. Man I love Fark.
 
2009-12-05 08:10:12 PM  
If you notice an eight-foot red weather balloon today while you're driving around, please let Fark know Fark would like to have a word with you (Last reminder for anyone who missed the previous threads)

FTFY, prg.

/jk
//not really
 
2009-12-05 08:10:26 PM  
How can we help?
 
2009-12-05 08:10:32 PM  

Mr. Cabron: But since Farkers don't sleep...


Maybe they'll see one during a night run to the store for Mother. Or if the basement has windows.

/I keed, I keed
 
2009-12-05 08:10:41 PM  

1lastcall: Mr. Cabron: Everyone seems to be at 5-8 ballons. The Gtech boys say that all balloons have been found but nobody has all of them. Seems like people are going to bed.

But since Farkers don't sleep...

Sleep... we don't need no stinkin sleep... but we need MOAR farkers on this...


Can someone page gorgor?
 
2009-12-05 08:13:11 PM  
I just placed 3 balloons on small islands in three different lakes near my house at ispyaredballoon and I will keep doing it for at least 4 more beers
 
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