Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Help locate missing engineer


On Sunday, January 28th, 2007, Jim Gray, a renowned computer scientist was reported missing at sea. As of Thursday, Feb. 1st, the US Coast Guard has called off the search, having found no trace of the boat or any of its emergency equipment.
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Through the generous efforts of his friends, family, various communities and agencies, detailed NASA aircraft imagery has been made available for his last known whereabouts.

You will be presented with an image. The task is to indicate any satellite images which contain any foreign objects in the water that may resemble Jim's sailboat or parts of a boat. Jim's sailboat will show up as a regular object with sharp edges, white or nearly white, the same size as the boats in the sample images below. The size of the boat in the sample images is the size of the object you are looking for, even though the images you are scanning are much larger.

If in doubt, be conservative and mark the image.

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