virgin744
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Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:50 pm

I read the article on BBC about Google teaming up with Amazon to help track Steve Fossett's plane and decided to join the search. It's not something I do often (help in these kinds of endeavours) but I thought this was most definitely a worthy cause and wondered if anyone else is interested or is already searching?

For those who don't know what its all about or what it involves, see the BBC link http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6987358.stm
You just need Google Earth, then you go to a link that has special coordinates that have been identified and you click a link and enter the coordinates into Google Earth, once you do that just look at the satellite image and try to find something that resembles a small plane and report your findings.

Once you have installed Google Earth, goto
http://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?g...upId=9TSZK4G35XEZJZG21T60&kw=Flash and then follow the instructions.

For any aeronautical enthusiast or anyone remotely interested in what Steve Fossett has done for aviation, I would strongly encourage you take some time out to lend your support to a worthy cause;


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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:54 pm

Quoting Virgin744 (Thread starter):

Thanks for pointing this out, hopefully he will be found soon, and I'm on the search.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:57 pm

He probably wandered into restricted airspace or landed on restricted property and was taken into custody by the people in the black helicopters. Or he did it intentionally. They've hauled him off to Area 51 to fly a reverse-engineered UFO for the government. We'll never see him again.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:59 pm

I may actually be going to Nevada soon to help out. We've been asked to keep our chain of command up to date on our availability.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:07 pm

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
He probably wandered into restricted airspace or landed on restricted property and was taken into custody by the people in the black helicopters. Or he did it intentionally. They've hauled him off to Area 51 to fly a reverse-engineered UFO for the government. We'll never see him again.

or he was taken by Aliens  Wink, but yes there is a lot of restricted airspace near that part of the California-Nevada border. Wasnt he in contact with Air Traffic control even once thru that flight, most of that airspace is probably uncontrolled.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:23 pm

I saw the info on BBCNews about GoogleEarth, Amazon and The Mechanical Turk before I logged on to A.net.

What Windows OS is needed to install GoogleEarth?

I do not think it works with WIN98SE does it? I am still running my computer on this old stystem. It looks like GoogleEarth won't fit with it so I guess I will not be able to join the search for Fossett unless there is a way to get around it.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:30 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
I do not think it works with WIN98SE does it?

Nope. The program is too large.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:56 pm

I went to the Amazon Mechanical Turk web page to see if I could be part of the searh for Fossett. This is what it says so I am out simply because I am not a US resident with a US bank account. It's only possible for those living in the U.S.


Can international Requesters use Amazon Mechanical Turk to get tasks completed?
Requesters must provide a U.S. ACH-enabled bank account and a U.S. billing address in order to submit a request for tasks to be completed through the Amazon Mechanical Turk web site. If a Requester is not a legal entity, but is submitting tasks to Amazon Mechanical Turk as an individual, he or she would also need to provide a U.S. driver's license number.


http://requester.mturk.com/mturk/help?helpPage=whatis#what_is
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:34 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):

Doesn't seem as if Google Earth is required to take part in the search... just review the images provided on the site. Viewing in Google Earth looks like it's just an option.

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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:26 pm

How can I be able to searching the missing aircraft without downloading GoogleEarth?
Any link on how us outside the U.S. can officially participate the search?

I went to this page with the satellite imagery. Seems like this Mechanical Turk search is possible for U.S. residents only.

http://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?g...upId=9TSZK4G35XEZJZG21T60&kw=Flash

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 8):
Doesn't seem as if Google Earth is required to take part in the search... just review the images provided on the site. Viewing in Google Earth looks like it's just an option.
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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:43 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 9):
Seems like this Mechanical Turk search is possible for U.S. residents only.

Ohh nevermind. I get it now..

Shame it's not open to non-US.

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RE: Are You Searching For Steve Fossett?

Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:48 pm

This is discrimination. It would be easy for them to set up their system to have us non-US participating in the search.
Only they don't want to take the trouble.  irked 

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 10):
Shame it's not open to non-US.
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