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Comment: Re:Applications? (Score 1) 202

by intchanter (#22826264) Attached to: Road Coloring Problem Solved

That barrier down the middle of Rte 9 has been there for over a quarter century, long enough for it to develop visible rust spots.

Oh, well, maybe next the graph theorists will start working on the problem of finding a route through a graph when the mapmakers lied to you about some of the connectivity details.

This may be a different problem, more akin to watermarking as an approach to DRM.

In order to prove that a map was created by a particular cartographer, cartographers add little "mistakes" in random places. Then if those mistakes start to appear in map data that they didn't specifically license, they know who to sue. There are numerous problems with this approach, and what you described may be one.

The solution exists too, in the form of the Open Street Map project which aims to create a completely open database of map data.

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+ - Ron Paul's use of the Internet in his presidential

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tres3 writes "A recent New York Times article explores some of the success that Ron Paul's presidential campaign has had in using the Internet. The author correctly states that others aren't as successful because their approach led many to micromanage their Web sites. By contrast, [Ms. Teachout] said, the Paul campaign took the opposite lesson that it was about openness and power. He has over 1140 MeetUp Groups in 900 cities (including one in the green zone in Baghdad) that have operated largely independently from the campaign.

For instance the ThisNovember5th site was setup by Trevor Lyman using a video created by James Sugra without even consulting the campaign. That site brought in $4.3M from 37,000 donors in 24 hours. Mr. Paul estimated that the one-day haul had brought $10 million worth of free publicity. Ron said he hadn't even gotten around to thanking them yet. THANKS Guys!! There is a new money bomb web site being prepared now in celebration of the Boston Tea Party

The article goes on to cover the wide variety of supporters that the Paul campaign has attracted. In reality Dr. Paul didn't create these groups; he simply gave them a focal point to rally behind. And he used the Internet to unite them, or more accurately, the users of the Internet found his message and united themselves behind it. I guess that is why the author titled the article 'The Web Finds Ron Paul, and Takes Him for a Ride'."

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