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    Did you know you were helping to digitize books?

    There's a blogpost here:
    http://splinternet.wordpress.com/201...collaboration/
    Or the longer(but worth-watching) TED talk here:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/lui...aboration.html

    But basically, those re-catchpa things you often have to fill out to sign up for things or fill in forms on the web? There's one word that is a security word and the other word is from a book. If 10 people get the security word right and the same translation of the word, they can be sure it's accurate. This way they digitize 100 million words a day. My mind, blown.

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    alskdjfhg (01-04-2012),hiddenwaybelow (01-11-2012),Inq (01-06-2012),Reemer (01-04-2012),Sherri (01-04-2012)

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    My mind is blown as well D:

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    Haha what did you guys think was the point of doing that stuff

    The guy who developed this technology went to my college and I actually took a class with him. Smart dude and super richhhh

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    Wut
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    i do kinda but like..wut

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    Last edited by Inq; 01-06-2012 at 02:24 AM.

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