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We're donating $10,000 to the cause

The Groundspeak Lackeys entered the DARPA Balloon Network Challenge on December 5, 2009. In the end we didn't win the $40,000 for charity, but we're still donating $10,000 of our own money to DonorsChoose.org programs.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Balloons... Up Up and... Tethered!

The DARPA Network Challenge has begun! Thanks to everyone who let us know that their eyes will be in the sky while out geocaching. We'll send status updates when we get them.

Already strategies are revealing themselves in the competition.

18 comments:

  1. steve adams hope mills, ncDecember 5, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    well, there's none outside my window!

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  2. what if people post disinformation or false red balloons? :)

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  3. Spyderman, WNC I see nutting but fog!

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  4. If anyone sees one in Oregon, that would be cool if you could post a hint so we can take our kiddie cachers to see it and have their photo with the Darpa person. None we've seen driving around town so far....

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  5. In response to what 'eight' said...according to the web site all baloons display a Darpa logo, except balloon number 6. Hopefully no one will post disinformation here as we are all working together for a good cause and not for personal gain. I'd like to think geocachers are above the disinformation thing....

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  6. nothing in northern NH so far

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  7. Haven't seen anything in Green Bay. Keep Looking, though!

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  8. checking around UNH in NH none so far

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  9. What are some strategies people are using?
    -geocacher anonymous

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  10. is the challenge website down? darpa's i mean? I cant get it to load. Anyone got a different address for it? I would like to follow this game!

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  11. Nothing around Pittsburgh, PA - we are out looking!! the3legros

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  12. twitter reports New Brunswick , CT, any geocachers out there???
    Happy Hunting brizzel

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  13. and the only more or less credible foto on twitter, apparently shows one along freeway 14 in CA....
    brizzel
    not sure if I want to follow twitter anymore now, too much junk to read through!

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  14. The BlueMoon Team will be out and about today in New Jersey and will be looking.

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  15. steve adams hope mills, ncDecember 5, 2009 at 9:02 AM

    so 2 hrs into it and 4 to go and no updates?

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  16. steve adams hope mills, ncDecember 5, 2009 at 9:37 AM

    why no updates guys?

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  17. To Anonymous whot can't get DARPA to load...
    https://networkchallenge.darpa.mil/default.aspx

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  18. steve adams hope mills, ncDecember 5, 2009 at 1:33 PM

    this was fun. can't wait for next year!

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