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(Wired)   Coders, NASA will pay you to help hunt down asteroids. Script kiddies need not apply   (wired.com ) divider line
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2014-03-11 07:43:48 PM  
On it.

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2014-03-11 07:51:20 PM  

Mentat: On it.

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GET OUT OF MY HEAD.
 
2014-03-11 08:19:55 PM  

fusillade762: Mentat: On it.

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GET OUT OF MY HEAD.


It was by will alone he set his mind in motion.
 
2014-03-11 08:31:49 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: fusillade762: Mentat: On it.

[i1282.photobucket.com image 500x283]

GET OUT OF MY HEAD.

It was by will alone he set his mind in motion.


unfortunately, that is not the delux version.. we are all doomed..

but I can't speak much, this is how my computer is processing the data streams.

videogamecritic.com
 
2014-03-11 08:50:01 PM  
$35000 Total? I don't know how many prizes they are going to give but each will be a fraction of that, that's volunteer work for the kind of people/team that have the expertise to solve that kind of thing. I don't think anyone will do it because of the money so they should save it and honor the winners in another way like naming asteroids after them.
 
2014-03-11 08:55:18 PM  
Script kiddies always apply.
 
2014-03-11 09:04:34 PM  

Mentat: On it.

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And mom said you would never amount to anything.
 
2014-03-11 09:31:17 PM  
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2014-03-11 09:47:53 PM  
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2014-03-11 11:05:42 PM  
I still enjoy software, but not enough to do it on the side as a hobby anymore. Sorry, NASA. If you want to hire me full-time, then let's talk.

/17-year pro.
 
2014-03-12 01:16:10 AM  
comedycentral.mtvnimages.com

/what do i win?
 
2014-03-12 04:11:46 AM  

talkertopc: $35000 Total? I don't know how many prizes they are going to give but each will be a fraction of that, that's volunteer work for the kind of people/team that have the expertise to solve that kind of thing. I don't think anyone will do it because of the money so they should save it and honor the winners in another way like naming asteroids after them.


Yeah, I wasn't too impressed either.
 
2014-03-12 06:41:39 AM  
The Asteroid Data Hunter contest series, which begins on Mar. 17 and runs through August, is being run with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources.

So, let me get this straight: there's a commercial company that is considering sending a rocket to an asteroid, they'll mine it for various rare elements, and become the next Rockerfellas if it comes off. And for that to happen, one of the key things is to find the asteroid, and you want me to do the sort of groundbreaking image analysis work that you're depending on for $35K?

How about I solve the problem, and then you pay me some real money for it?
 
2014-03-12 08:21:23 AM  

farkeruk: The Asteroid Data Hunter contest series, which begins on Mar. 17 and runs through August, is being run with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources.

So, let me get this straight: there's a commercial company that is considering sending a rocket to an asteroid, they'll mine it for various rare elements, and become the next Rockerfellas if it comes off. And for that to happen, one of the key things is to find the asteroid, and you want me to do the sort of groundbreaking image analysis work that you're depending on for $35K?

How about I solve the problem, and then you pay me some real money for it?


^This^
 
2014-03-12 10:57:17 AM  
Are Script kiddies still a thing?
 
2014-03-12 11:32:37 AM  
After the Chelyabinsk thing last year, I started a project to do this very thing.  It certainly isn't easy, and if I were doing it for cash, $35K wouldn't begin to cover the time I have in it already.
 
2014-03-12 12:24:11 PM  

Evil Twin Skippy: farkeruk: The Asteroid Data Hunter contest series, which begins on Mar. 17 and runs through August, is being run with asteroid mining company Planetary Resources.

So, let me get this straight: there's a commercial company that is considering sending a rocket to an asteroid, they'll mine it for various rare elements, and become the next Rockerfellas if it comes off. And for that to happen, one of the key things is to find the asteroid, and you want me to do the sort of groundbreaking image analysis work that you're depending on for $35K?

How about I solve the problem, and then you pay me some real money for it?

^This^


Seconded.
 
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