cnu’s techlog

November 7, 2005

Amazon Mechanical Turk

Filed under: Internet — cnu @ 9:40 am

Amazon has started a new project called Mechanical Turk where people are assigned jobs which is difficult to be done by machines. As a reward, we can get paid by the person requesting the job. I have signed in for the program and have done 4 jobs. The jobs are easy to do – like editing the product description, editing the features listing. After the requester approves the work done, I would get the money for the HIT done.

But is there a loophole? What if the requester rejects the HIT but makes use of the job done by me. It would mean that I would not be payed for what I did. I wonder what measures Amazon have against such things.

amazon mechanical+turk

November 4, 2005

One Day One Command

Filed under: GNU/Linux, Software — cnu @ 8:47 am

I have been writing the series One Day One Command in my Free Software Blog. All these posts are tagged in Technorati as odoc. Check out these commands everyday to get your daily dose of GNU/Linux commands. Here are the RSS feeds for the ODOC series.

November 3, 2005

India clinches series

Filed under: Cricket, Sports — cnu @ 8:10 pm

Dhoni - India Match

In the seven-match series between between India and Sri Lanka, India has sealed the series by winning the fourth match consecutively.

Check BBC for more news about the match

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