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2009-12-05 06:04:28 PM
Wow. I am still in jammies and a bathrobe, and I haven't showered or eaten yet and my head is hurty.


Taking a little break now, keep emailing me those leads! I don't want to give numbers, but we have quite a few confirmed and some credible leads.
 
2009-12-05 06:05:51 PM
Sorry Bucky, It's out in open, so I dinna think it mattered.

/mods PLEASE dump my previous
 
2009-12-05 06:06:02 PM
Ok. Now I topped myself. I'm having too much fun with this. Check it:
i301.photobucket.com
Nuts. Hrm. But what's that to the left? Zoom in...

i301.photobucket.com
Squirrel? Yeah... think about it... think...

Yeah. That's right. I just put up a squirrel with huge nuts.
Fark FTW.
 
2009-12-05 06:11:07 PM
punkrockgirl: Wow. I am still in jammies and a bathrobe, and I haven't showered or eaten yet and my head is hurty.


Taking a little break now, keep emailing me those leads! I don't want to give numbers, but we have quite a few confirmed and some credible leads.


Thanks fer the update! We be workin' it, ya know
 
2009-12-05 06:12:43 PM
Just shot ya an email, Melissa. Just a request for numbers to look for. I want to join the datamining brigade.
 
2009-12-05 06:16:58 PM
punkrockgirl: Wow. I am still in jammies and a bathrobe, and I haven't showered or eaten yet and my head is hurty.


Taking a little break now, keep emailing me those leads! I don't want to give numbers, but we have quite a few confirmed and some credible leads.


Get some food and rest, girl! We know you're working hard today. From what I've heard, we're jammin'!
 
2009-12-05 06:18:47 PM
Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Just shot ya an email, Melissa. Just a request for numbers to look for. I want to join the datamining brigade.

Yup. All the balloons should be down within the hour, and this will quickly move from being a real-time exercise to a data hunt.
 
2009-12-05 06:18:55 PM
And umm... why was my previous picture post deleted? It says "Broken image" which is a crock. Did someone take umbrage on the whole "Jesus is Xenu" I wrote on the map? If that is the case, is Fark being heavily censored now? And if not, can I repost the pics?
 
2009-12-05 06:21:55 PM
Someone should write "Meep" on the map over Canada.

/Meep!
 
2009-12-05 06:22:37 PM
punkrockgirl: Wow. I am still in jammies and a bathrobe, and I haven't showered or eaten yet and my head is hurty.


Taking a little break now, keep emailing me those leads! I don't want to give numbers, but we have quite a few confirmed and some credible leads.



Per our previous conversation, may I suggest;

farm3.static.flickr.com

Don't forget the butter!

;)
 
2009-12-05 06:25:21 PM
buckler: Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Just shot ya an email, Melissa. Just a request for numbers to look for. I want to join the datamining brigade.

Yup. All the balloons should be down within the hour, and this will quickly move from being a real-time exercise to a data hunt.


buckler! I found one! I don't know how to send you a private message where it is.
 
2009-12-05 06:25:38 PM
I see someone is writing "Please" over Niger. Of course it has to be someone here. Anyway, well done.
 
2009-12-05 06:26:34 PM
dbrunker, Email it to melissa ASAP. Melissa = punkrockgirl
 
2009-12-05 06:30:49 PM
Best Link Ever
 
2009-12-05 06:31:49 PM
dbrunker: buckler: Mustaf Herod Upyur Poupr: Just shot ya an email, Melissa. Just a request for numbers to look for. I want to join the datamining brigade.

Yup. All the balloons should be down within the hour, and this will quickly move from being a real-time exercise to a data hunt.

buckler! I found one! I don't know how to send you a private message where it is.


Don't tell me, tell Melissa! It'll all come out in the wash later.
 
2009-12-05 06:33:03 PM
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?
 
2009-12-05 06:34:03 PM
Kaka: buckler: From DARPA:


NO WINNER YET!
Entrants: 4292 Total Submissions: 629
Entrants making submissions: 181
Correct balloon locations submitted: 250

FYI - the deadline for submissions is 12/14 so this my play out a few days...

BTW - I saw an update earlier today on one of the Reb Balloon websites that one that was discovered before it was deployed. Anyone hear anything about that?


Was it Russel who found that one?

/Survivor
//Probably the last one on earth watching that show.
 
2009-12-05 06:35:48 PM
little miss: Someone should write "Meep" on the map over Canada.

/Meep!


Ask for meep, ye shall recieve meep. Sorry, Canada is already written on.

i301.photobucket.com
 
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 06:47:26 PM
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.
 
2009-12-05 06:48:22 PM
little miss: M.H.U.P

Haha! You're awesome, thanks!


*bows*
 
2009-12-05 06:53:18 PM
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.
 
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 07:00:13 PM
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!

i301.photobucket.com
i301.photobucket.com

/What it looked like before someone else wrote DIAZ under Jesus.
//Can everyone see them pics, or are they really broken? Feedback appreciated.
 
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 07:01:10 PM
Starry Heavens:
I know the smiledarpa.jpg pic is broken... I don't know if you were the one who posted that, though.


Nope. Can ya see em, just above your previous post?
 
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 07:08:00 PM
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?
 
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 07:13:37 PM
Gotcha. Thanks, Melissa. Also, I sent ya an email, haven't heard from ya yet. Just wanted the balloon numbers of the ones we haven't pinned down yet. I wanna help datamine what we need.
 
2009-12-05 07:15:27 PM
Project Alaska is underway on 10Balloons
 
2009-12-05 07:19:11 PM
ducttape2021: Project Alaska is underway on 10Balloons

I saw "Mav" there a few minutes ago. I'll wait for the finished product.
 
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 07:29:30 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?

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-but-might-n ot. I myself have been doing a metric shiat-ton of disinformation to mislead other dataminers.
 
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-but-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!
 
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