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Message 430699 - Posted: 4 Oct 2006, 10:59:57 UTC
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have a look at this:





saw it yesterday for the first time and today, after my pc was about 7hrs. off and seti also, it´s still there!

i don´t know what to think about that, is that really a screenSAVER??!
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Message 430734 - Posted: 4 Oct 2006, 12:13:48 UTC

Screensaver is not exactly the best word used here. It is a screen display, using the screensaver properties of the OS.

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Message 430981 - Posted: 4 Oct 2006, 23:08:35 UTC - in response to Message 430699.

have a look at this:





saw it yesterday for the first time and today, after my pc was about 7hrs. off and seti also, it´s still there!

i don´t know what to think about that, is that really a screenSAVER??!

You MAY be able to fix it doing this: http://www.lifehacker.com/software/lcds/remove-lcd-image-burnin-146469.php

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Message 431243 - Posted: 5 Oct 2006, 11:02:16 UTC

thx for your help so far...

is there any way to contact seti directly? i would like to hear their opinion!
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Message 431263 - Posted: 5 Oct 2006, 12:04:26 UTC - in response to Message 431243.

thx for your help so far...
is there any way to contact seti directly? i would like to hear their opinion!

Seti personel page is here http://boinc.berkeley.edu/contact.php
Although they have in the past stated that the "screen saver" is NOT a screen saver in the truest sense of the word, it is a graphical image of the what the cpu is doing.
In Classic the "screen saver" did not move around, the new one in Boinc does at least move around, but is still not a true "screen saver".

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Message 431279 - Posted: 5 Oct 2006, 12:28:35 UTC

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/info.php

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SETI@home and University of California assume no liability for damage to your computer, loss of data, or any other event or condition that may occur as a result of participating in SETI@home.
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Message 431548 - Posted: 5 Oct 2006, 23:24:21 UTC - in response to Message 431243.

thx for your help so far...

is there any way to contact seti directly? i would like to hear their opinion!


Why? Do you plan on yelling at them and insisting they pay for your monitor? Unforunately, they're covered (see Ageless's post above).
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Message 431698 - Posted: 6 Oct 2006, 10:36:49 UTC
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no...i don´t want to get hysteric! ;)
i just like the seti program and i´m in for a couple of years now.
so i´m just kind of curious what they gonna say!
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Message 431761 - Posted: 6 Oct 2006, 12:23:35 UTC - in response to Message 431698.

no...i don´t want to get hysteric! ;)
i just like the seti program and i´m in for a couple of years now.
so i´m just kind of curious what they gonna say!

Berkeley contact info here http://boinc.berkeley.edu/contact.php

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Message 431839 - Posted: 6 Oct 2006, 17:03:05 UTC - in response to Message 431698.
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no...i don´t want to get hysteric! ;)
i just like the seti program and i´m in for a couple of years now.
so i´m just kind of curious what they gonna say!


This is exactly what they'll say (please focus your attention to the section entitled "Liability"):

Run SETI@home only on authorized computers

Run SETI@home only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for projects such as SETI@home

How SETI@home will use your computer

When you run SETI@home on your computer, it will use part of the computer's CPU power, disk space, and network bandwidth. You can control how much of your resources are used by SETI@home, and when it uses them.

The work done by your computer contributes to the goals of SETI@home, as described on its web site. The application programs may change from time to time.

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Your account on SETI@home is identified by a name that you choose. This name may be shown on the SETI@home web site, along with a summary of the work your computer has done for SETI@home. If you want to be anonymous, choose a name that doesn't reveal your identity.

If you participate in SETI@home, information about your computer (such as its processor type, amount of memory, etc.) will be recorded by SETI@home and used to decide what type of work to assign to your computer. This information will also be shown on SETI@home's web site. Nothing that reveals your computer's location (e.g. its domain name or network address) will be shown.

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Any time you download a program through the Internet you are taking a chance: the program might have dangerous errors, or the download server might have been hacked. SETI@home has made efforts to minimize these risks. We have tested our applications carefully. Our servers are behind a firewall and are configured for high security. To ensure the integrity of program downloads, all executable files are digitally signed on a secure computer not connected to the Internet.

The applications run by SETI@home may cause some computers to overheat. If this happens, stop running SETI@home or use a utility program that limits CPU usage.

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Message 440090 - Posted: 19 Oct 2006, 19:02:06 UTC - in response to Message 431243.

thx for your help so far...

is there any way to contact seti directly? i would like to hear their opinion!


I'm not with seti management, but have you tried to degause your monitor and then demagintize the screen once? Just like TV screens, this normally will clean them on the inside.
Hope this info helps you with this problem.
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Message 440125 - Posted: 19 Oct 2006, 20:12:27 UTC - in response to Message 440090.

I'm not with seti management, but have you tried to degause your monitor and then demagintize the screen once? Just like TV screens, this normally will clean them on the inside.
Hope this info helps you with this problem.
Pat

Won't work, as I think the person said it was an LCD.

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