Friday, March 30, 2012

A Shredder Challenge

Almost 9,000 teams registered to participate in DARPA's Shredder Challenge. Thirty-three days after the challenge was announced, one small San Francisco-based team correctly reconstructed each of the five challenge documents and solved their associated puzzles. The ‘All Your Shreds Are Belong to U.S.’ team, which won the $50,000 prize, used custom-coded, computer-vision algorithms to suggest fragment pairings to human assemblers for verification. In total, the winning team spent nearly 600 man-hours developing algorithms and piecing together documents that were shredded into more than 10,000 pieces. So let's take our own challenge. How long will it take you to piece together a shredded Morty, the Fellowes Bulldog?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Office Chair Spinning as an Olympic Sport...It Could Happen.

How many times can you spin without your feet touching the floor? True champions will launch themselves with a Fellowes foot support.

Gold Medalist Ned from Accounting achieved 5 spins! "I used the Fellowes Foot Rocker to build momentum for an optimal launch."

Silver Medalist Beth from Administration achieved a dizzying 2.4 spins. "I chose a classic approach with the Fellowes Standard Foot Rest. I may be old school, but it pays off."

Bronze Medalist Gus from Sales accomplished a respectable 1.2. I stand by the belief that the factor of temperature impacts the spin. I always use the Climate Control Footrest. I want to thank everyone who has supported my dream."

Post Your own Office Chair Spin Results at Fellowes Facebook.