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Message 657922 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 18:46:25 UTC

What would you do if sometime in the future they find the real thing and your work unit was the one that found it. :) I myself would drop dead I would think. lol

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Message 657925 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 18:51:50 UTC

I'd feel proud but realize that that would be just a lucky occurrence and due to the effort of all Seticrunchers and Setiorganizers.
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Message 658026 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 22:31:02 UTC

I think you wouldn't even been told, for National Security reasons.

Imagine: aside from the scientific point of view, can you imagine what panic could occur among the non-scientists if it were published that a signal was detected?
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Message 658031 - Posted: 11 Oct 2007, 22:38:27 UTC - in response to Message 658026.
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I think you wouldn't even been told, for National Security reasons.

Imagine: aside from the scientific point of view, can you imagine what panic could occur among the non-scientists if it were published that a signal was detected?


That is paranoid nonsense--there is no one smart enough in the government to understand let alone to suppress information garnered by the scientific community. What is the "National Security" rationale for not disclosing any information of the sort--Would put religion and Earth in more perspective.

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Message 658119 - Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 0:36:44 UTC - in response to Message 658031.

I think you wouldn't even been told, for National Security reasons.

Imagine: aside from the scientific point of view, can you imagine what panic could occur among the non-scientists if it were published that a signal was detected?


That is paranoid nonsense--there is no one smart enough in the government to understand let alone to suppress information garnered by the scientific community. What is the "National Security" rationale for not disclosing any information of the sort--Would put religion and Earth in more perspective.

My opinion is, even because they are not smart enough to understand the information, they suppress them nonetheless. Call me paranoid, but I don't trust the information policy of any government. They are not interested in a fully informed population.
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Message 658626 - Posted: 12 Oct 2007, 22:40:22 UTC - in response to Message 657922.

What would you do if sometime in the future they find the real thing and your work unit was the one that found it. :) I myself would drop dead I would think. lol

Please correct me if I'm wrong but right at the beginning of SETI@HOME I seem to remember that if one of your work units found life and it was confirmed, you would be a part of the Nobel prize. Perhaps I dreamt that : )
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Message 658914 - Posted: 13 Oct 2007, 7:42:55 UTC - in response to Message 658026.
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I think you wouldn't even been told, for National Security reasons.

Imagine: aside from the scientific point of view, can you imagine what panic could occur among the non-scientists if it were published that a signal was detected?

hmm...well maybe they already have the signal right? Hopefully there is more than one to find. :)

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Message 659591 - Posted: 14 Oct 2007, 14:29:37 UTC

I think I would just smugly tell my Wife "I told you so!"

She constantly tells me to stop installing SETI@Home on our computers because she thinks it's wasteful and just way too geeky... That would show her!
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Message 663333 - Posted: 20 Oct 2007, 20:05:07 UTC - in response to Message 659591.

I think I would just smugly tell my Wife "I told you so!"

She constantly tells me to stop installing SETI@Home on our computers because she thinks it's wasteful and just way too geeky... That would show her!



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Message 669444 - Posted: 30 Oct 2007, 11:30:57 UTC - in response to Message 658026.

I think you wouldn't even been told, for National Security reasons.

Imagine: aside from the scientific point of view, can you imagine what panic could occur among the non-scientists if it were published that a signal was detected?


I would suspect that a signal has already been found and that OUR government will do anything possible to keep a secret a secret. How many things has OUR government tried to keep events confidential? For every leaked or release of declassified information there has to be millions of other events that will never be known.

National governments since the first organized ones have done everything possible to keep secrets and claim national security and it works a high percentage of the time.

To believe that OUR government is not capable of doing anything wrong...ever...is pure fantasy than it is paranoid to believe that they could never do wrong.

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Message 670254 - Posted: 1 Nov 2007, 0:45:40 UTC - in response to Message 657922.

What would you do if sometime in the future they find the real thing and your work unit was the one that found it. :) I myself would drop dead I would think. lol


Well, I wouldn't feel like I found it. I would feel like the software found it and I just got really lucky.

Either way, if I received any media attention (you know the media will be a circus), I would use it to tell the general public why the location that the signal was found needs to be heavily observed in real time.

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Message 670390 - Posted: 1 Nov 2007, 4:38:19 UTC
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First, it would take extensive analysis of the work units to verify the signal, then that piece of the sky would have to be reobserved for confirmation. Finally, the data from the reobservation would have to be sent out for crunching again. Currently, this process could actually take quite some time--but whenever the long-awaited "Real-Time Persistency" checking capability comes on line, it should shorten the analysis phase considerably.

So, assuming the "lucky" signal hasn't been already sent out the first time, and isn't already sitting in Berkeley's database awaiting analysis, each "lucky" signal would first have a minimum of 2 initial SETI@Home participants involved in "finding" it. Those two users would be listed as co-founders (with their permission of course), along with a number of project scientists. (If the signal had been found a while ago, how ever many participants crunched on it would probably get co-discoverer status as well). Probably both of the SETI@Home participants involved in the reobservation of that piece of sky would be offered the chance to be given credit too. Reference

Then, I'd assume that the following protocol would apply: Declaration of Principles...

OK, so it's not as much fun as being paranoid--but that's the deal.

Or, maybe I'm just another tool sent into this forum to decieve you! Maybe I'm just telling you this, because that's what they want you to believe!

Bwahahahaha!

Happy halloween, everybody!
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Message 681770 - Posted: 21 Nov 2007, 1:53:33 UTC - in response to Message 676481.

Someone is calling here at least. It seem to be E.T.

Gaussian: power 0 fit 0 (score -12.0000)
Pulse: power 39329.89 period 1.274828 (score 40303.47)
Triplet: power 10.75878 (score 10.75878)

Possible earlier value for Pulse: power > 200000.00 period about 25,
score > 100000.00 .
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OK I give up, where is this information kept.? I have never seen this anywhere
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