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Message 1052793 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 21:43:55 UTC - in response to Message 1052784.

yes it was seticon, they had an invitation only party for the big wigs and an invitation only dinner 4 the big wigs, and some pathetic party for everyone else, where the entertainment was hokey and the demographic was to young and yes a wetbar in the back of the room. on a positive note the starparty was small out in the parking lot and that was good too bad it wasnt a roof party on top of the hotel. Its to bad i couldnt go to the dinner and the rich puke invitation only social gathering. But hey there better than all us lowly po people eh. Id settle for everybody having a party regardless of status. This one women seemed to think all the people who donate computer time were irrelevent. and all that mattered were the researchers and rich people that donated big money. And by the way they ran it, it definitely appeared that way. The only bigshot that was cool was that actor that played the part in voyager of the science officer, he actually hung out with all the normal people, the only person out of all those big wigs with any balls to act like a normal person.


I'm very sorry to hear you had a miserable time there, but do know that it had nothing to do with SETI@Home, so please don't hold that experience against the project or it's Admins.

Also, note that the "women" who seemed to think the people who donated their computer time were irrelevant - to her you are irrelevant because the SETI Institute does not have a distributed computing app, so they don't care. They don't work for SETI@Home but the SETI Institute.

Just from talking to the Project Admins here, I can tell you they would never treat someone like that. They are very nice people here.

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Message 1052794 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 21:44:55 UTC - in response to Message 1052792.

Have not received any SETI to do in awhile.
What is wrong?


Numerous posts in the Q&A forum have asked this. The explanation has been on the front page and in the Technical News and News sections.

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Message 1070130 - Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 5:39:09 UTC

I have a task that is for more than hours, it is due on 01/26/2011, and I don't think I am going to be able to meet the deadline. Do I need to abort that task so it can be loaded to my other computer which is on 8 hours daily? What do you suggest?
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Message 1070135 - Posted: 24 Jan 2011, 5:56:43 UTC - in response to Message 1070130.

Try posting over on number crunching, someone there can help you.
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Message 1100701 - Posted: 26 Apr 2011, 1:18:31 UTC

Howdy Fellow-Earthlings...

I have some serious concerns about certain matters and I need to know in all truthfulness just exactly how secure is my computer's link to Seti@home. There have been a couple of strange goings on which give me reason to believe there may be a couple of smart arses out there among the participants. I'd appreciate a Private Message response thankyou.


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Message 1101165 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 23:10:56 UTC - in response to Message 1100701.
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did you ever get your reply cos a few stange things have happened to my computer as well shortley after i posted my first post on the message board (it was to johnny guiness but i dont think for one minute it is him just somebody reading posts and having a go i made the mistake i think of saying i was new to the internet i really hope i am putting 2&2 together and making 96 but i think it is too much of a coincedence and i think everybody should be aware)i wouldn't call them smart arses but if i called them what i wanted to my post would certainly be MODERATED or deleted
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Message 1101228 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 2:12:45 UTC
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I haven't seen anything. But I don't know what you are talking about. I suppose it is possible that there is an undetected data breach. Overall Seti@home is secure, can't say the same for all BOINC projects.

If it is just weird or inappropriate PM's there is a red X button for a PM.

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Message 1101479 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 22:16:20 UTC

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Now might be a real good time for Eric to call a press conference to announce that SETI@Home is still searching (and would like your donation). A press release at least (prnewswire?)

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Message 1112410 - Posted: 2 Jun 2011, 17:56:16 UTC

Hi I need advice, I want to ask you, what are the credits? thank you and sorry for my bad English
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Message 1113683 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 1:17:51 UTC - in response to Message 1112410.

Hi I need advice, I want to ask you, what are the credits? thank you and sorry for my bad English


Credits are just a measure of the work you've done.

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Message 1114263 - Posted: 7 Jun 2011, 14:08:15 UTC

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Message 1182752 - Posted: 4 Jan 2012, 12:15:46 UTC

Can someone point to where i can read, what it is we are supposed to be looking for in the task results

Is this an average or interesting result ?

Spike count: 0
Pulse count: 1
Triplet count: 1
Gaussian count: 0

Would it be more interseting if the Pulse showed 2 and Triplet 5 ??

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Message 1195974 - Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 12:44:06 UTC

顶一个.

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Message 1223159 - Posted: 25 Apr 2012, 15:03:43 UTC

Do you have a web cam where you work? i'd like to see what you doing and how the day to day operations work? if you do, please post the address. thx, debra

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Message 1230050 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 16:32:37 UTC
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Hi, My name is Tim. I just recently became a seti@home member and think it is a wonderful idea. I have started running it on my laptop full time as I only use it for emergancy and travel reasons. I love being a part of this....With that said, "What next"....how would I know if a signal was detected and what would I do if I was so lucky? My email address is tfowler111@yahoo.com Thanks for your help in this matter.....T.

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Message 1230058 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 16:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 1230050.
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Several interesting signals have been found in the results we return. The process right now is to crunch the data and store the "interesting" signals in the Master Science Database to be re-observed. If a signal is found to be coming from a specific location and it turns out that it's extraterrestrial in nature, the signal would have to be verified by other scientists as to its origins.

At that point, the project will contact all users who "crunched" that workunit and give them credit for finding ET.


Until then, we're just analyzing data recorded from space coming from light years away. A single signal in a single workunit may not be that interesting and thus isn't cause for celebration or an alert to the media.

[Edit] I would also strongly recommend removing your email address from your posting. There are programs created called "spambots" that crawl the internet looking for email addresses and adds them to email spam lists. So unless you like to hear about all sorts of "enhancement" products, never give your email out publicly on the internet.

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Message 1234265 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 23:58:50 UTC

Earlier, when the BOINC manager was upgraded the columns were arranged. The new first column labeled Notice appeared.
I know the machines don't send or receive work units during regular intervals. The Notice column isn't used very much.

When work units aren't be sent or received, the first thing is go to the Notice column. I not you guys may not think of adding notices when the alligators are on the loose, but I forget when the regular down times are. Can I get you to add a notice that will remind me of the regular down times. And maybe start using this volume more. Loyal user

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Message 1234379 - Posted: 21 May 2012, 3:53:56 UTC

How do I get more than 4 bits of data to process. I have a 4 core machine and
that means the CPU only operates until the 5 hours, or even 1 hour, has passed. That means time wasted because I have to keep on getting data, like every 5 hours of so, and I might not be here.
How do I get 20 AP hunks of data or 40 Seti things so that i can just let it run
like forever.
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Message 1234406 - Posted: 21 May 2012, 5:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 1234379.

How do I get more than 4 bits of data to process. I have a 4 core machine and
that means the CPU only operates until the 5 hours, or even 1 hour, has passed. That means time wasted because I have to keep on getting data, like every 5 hours of so, and I might not be here.
How do I get 20 AP hunks of data or 40 Seti things so that i can just let it run
like forever.
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In your Computing preferences under "Network usage" you'll see "Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least (max 10 Days)" I set this to 4 days and under that is "..and up to an additional" which I also set to 4 days so this gives me 4 to 8 days of work on hand but if you have any further questions please ask them in the Number crunching forum where you'll get quicker answers. ;)

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Message 1238439 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 9:18:35 UTC

I can not seem to get logged into the server? Has it been down?

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