by Michael Ho

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cameras, challenges, james bond, shredders, spy

darpa, gchq

DailyDirt: Crack A Puzzle And Score Some Cash (Or A Cool Job)

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

There seem to be plenty of seemingly unsolvable challenges that, once published openly, are completed successfully in an amazingly short amount of time. Clearly there are still a lot of unsolved mysteries left, but the strategy of publicizing problems as a way to get them solved faster is a fascinating phenomenon. Here are just a few more examples of some challenges that have been made open to the public. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Michael Ho (profile), 5 Dec 2011 @ 5:38pm


    yes, DARPA may have inadvertently made it much more difficult to gather intelligence by letting the entire world know that shredders are useless for destroying sensitive information (if someone really wants to reconstruct the chads).

    But if DARPA has any old shredded documents lying around that might be important.. all that evidence will probably be looked at again to see if they contain any more info.

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