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Mechanical Turks

Recently, a computer scientist called Jim Gray went missing off the coast of the US. A search was mounted, but nothing found. Then amazon stepped in, utilising a new satellite image and their “Mechanical Turk”http://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome (basically a brute force computer program that uses real people doing mindless tasks for small amounts of money).

p. Via TechCrunch