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Message 552705 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 1:19:39 UTC

Has seti found anything of importance yet? I am starting to think this is a wast of my computers and my time. I sure havent seen any results. please let me know if You have found anything . thanks
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Message 552767 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 1:34:03 UTC - in response to Message 552705.

Has seti found anything of importance yet? I am starting to think this is a wast of my computers and my time. I sure havent seen any results. please let me know if You have found anything . thanks


Time: Well if everything is set up properly, you don't need to waste time on BOINC. It does all the work for you. BOINC runs on Idle computer background...so its not wasting anything.

AS to finding anything, nothing major or you would already know along with the rest of the world :) see: So what have we done

and Has Seti@Home ever found anything?
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Message 553341 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 11:13:44 UTC - in response to Message 552705.

Has seti found anything of importance yet? I am starting to think this is a wast of my computers and my time. I sure havent seen any results. please let me know if You have found anything . thanks


Playing games isn't wasting computers? Well, we probably haven't found the ET yet, but we only use one telescope at the moment so the sky coverage isn't the best.
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Message 553417 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 15:33:31 UTC
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Also we humans have only been looking for signals from other civilizations for a mere 40 years. It could very easily take hundreds of years or possibly thousands of years before we discover that elusive signal. Even if we don't discover any ETs than that would still be useful knowledge. So whether we discover them or not, either way we still learn something significant about the universe. I run SETI@home because I believe.
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Message 553469 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 18:17:57 UTC - in response to Message 553417.

Also we humans have only been looking for signals from other civilizations for a mere 40 years. It could very easily take hundreds of years or possibly thousands of years before we discover that elusive signal. Even if we don't discover any ETs than that would still be useful knowledge. So whether we discover them or not, either way we still learn something significant about the universe. I run SETI@home because I believe.


I also believe :)
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Message 553475 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 18:27:57 UTC

And still all the searches are done in the waterhole. I actually think that we should look in the more normal radiospectrum also.
But that comes with two problems.
1. Hard to look there since we are saturating everything in that spectrum ourselves.
2. It is very expensive to build radiotelescopes in desolate enough places.
3. Would probably need an orbital radio telescope.
4. No one is currently funding SETI (well Pappa is), at least not enough for new ventures.
5. The big Mandarines of Seti prefer's waterhole searching (and they are most likely correct).

Sorry, that was five reasons.

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Message 553585 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 22:05:34 UTC - in response to Message 552705.

Has seti found anything of importance yet? I am starting to think this is a wast of my computers and my time. I sure havent seen any results. please let me know if You have found anything . thanks




I believe that SETI will eventually make a break-through. People like us (those who run SETI@home) can be proud because we've partaken in one of the most remarkable endeavors in mankind's history.




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Message 553621 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 23:13:21 UTC - in response to Message 553469.

Also we humans have only been looking for signals from other civilizations for a mere 40 years. It could very easily take hundreds of years or possibly thousands of years before we discover that elusive signal. Even if we don't discover any ETs than that would still be useful knowledge. So whether we discover them or not, either way we still learn something significant about the universe. I run SETI@home because I believe.


I also believe :)


I want to believe. ;)
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Message 554048 - Posted: 26 Apr 2007, 7:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 553621.

I run SETI@home because I believe.


I also believe :)


I want to believe. ;)


I don't know what to believe :^)

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Message 555535 - Posted: 28 Apr 2007, 18:47:38 UTC

It's possible that related workunits might have similar triplets, Gaussians, etc, but the staff has been too busy getting out of this server/data/communication mess and starting to utilize Alfa data. I'm sure that the staff has been bogged down for years and has to assign priorities. The staff is small. More contributions would allow for a bigger staff and/or more equipment.
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Message 556967 - Posted: 30 Apr 2007, 20:19:53 UTC - in response to Message 554048.

I run SETI@home because I believe.


I also believe :)


I want to believe. ;)


I don't know what to believe :^)


I Just hope
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