{Stus-List} C&C 40 Lost without a trace

Peter Deppisch peter.deppisch at sympatico.ca
Sun Feb 4 21:16:32 EST 2007


It seems you need to sign up to Amazon in order to help and then Amazon 
want to a whole bunch of things.  I am never happy to give out personal 
information to a big company. 
Any alternatives?
Peter
S/V Tangerine
C&C 35 MK II


Frederick G Street wrote:
> Update from SF Chronicle:
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> Several days of intensive effort by the U.S. Coast Guard to find Jim 
> *Gray* may have passed, but the search for the missing sailor 
> continues on the Internet with volunteers scanning satellite images 
> for clues.
> Computer science colleagues of *Gray*'s were circulating an e-mail 
> recently asking for volunteers to scan downloaded satellite images of 
> ocean waters in the search area.
>
> *Gray* has been missing since Jan. 28, when he sailed from San 
> Francisco Bay with his mother's ashes aboard the 40-foot vessel 
> Tenacious. He was intending to scatter the ashes near the Farallon 
> Islands.
>
> According to computer scientist Greg Papadopoulos, high-resolution 
> images were taken from a DigitalGlobe satellite that passed over the 
> search area on Thursday.
>
> "Through a major effort by many people," according to Papadopoulos, 
> the images were made publicly available and were split into smaller 
> tiles so that a human can easily view and pick out non-natural 
> images--like sailboats--faster than a computer.
>
> The images are posted on the Amazon Mechanical Turk Web site, where 
> volunteers can sign up to view images and report any relevant 
> information in them. Go to http:///www.mturk.com 
> <http://www.mturk.com/> and enter "Jim *Gray*" in the search tab.
>
> "This is where you come in," stated an e-mail message forwarded from 
> Papadopoulos. "We need your help in reviewing these images to see 
> whether you can locate Jim's boat in any of these images. Please go to 
> the Amazon Mechanical Turk site to help us find Jim *Gray*."
>
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>
> Help out by reviewing satellite imagery at the link above -- I've 
> worked on a few dozen so far.
>
>
> Fred Street -- Minneapolis
> S/V /Oceanis/ (1979 C&C Landfall 38) -- on the hard in Bayfield, WI   :^(
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