US Agency Uses Weather Balloons to Gauge the Accuracy of the Internet

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Hawtoldman

To gage is to challenge. You're looking for gauge.

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Who

gage and gauge are both correct; gage was in one of my engineering books last year and I found that really odd, but apparently they both work in terms of measurement.

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Digital-Storm

All this shows, is that a couple of brainiacs at MIT knew how to calculate where a baloon was released from based on its current location, and that the government loves to give 40k dollars to someone for doing such.

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Pball1224

The baloons were not released, they were tethered to the ground and left up for one day, then the race was on to collect and compile the coordinates, while avoiding false information that was also getting circulated.

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mattman059

regardless...this was like tying your shoe for an MIT student

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