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Message 1007043 - Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 20:14:41 UTC

Maybe details will become availible when the RFI processing is done. Any idea how long that could take? Or is this process not automated, yet? In this case: Just take your time...

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Message 1015932 - Posted: 15 Jul 2010, 18:49:56 UTC

Maybe these outages will get things moving here...
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Message 1020741 - Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 3:06:49 UTC - in response to Message 1007043.

Maybe details will become availible when the RFI processing is done. Any idea how long that could take? Or is this process not automated, yet? In this case: Just take your time...

If they needed help I would devote this i7's time to the cause. Maybe they need an app for that.
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Message 1042735 - Posted: 16 Oct 2010, 17:31:02 UTC
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Great to see that the public face of the NtPCKr is back in action (as of Oct 13), complete with data, statistics, and much-improved waterfall plots. Things are looking up!

Many thanks to all involved, especially considering all the other fire-fighting you have to do at the moment.
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Message 1086084 - Posted: 11 Mar 2011, 15:43:47 UTC

Now that the NTPCKr is running again, any estimate as to when we'll see some updated candidate stats?
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Message 1101292 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 5:51:22 UTC

I was wondering the same thing...It has been a while since new candidates have been posted. So is it not running again or are there just no new candidates to report?
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Message 1101360 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 13:49:03 UTC

Many thanks (to Matt, I guess) for publishing the Top 50 candidates.
These all seem to be from the same part of the sky. I'm guessing that we'll be called on to do some manual RFI detection on these plots?
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Message 1101531 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 0:49:18 UTC - in response to Message 1101360.
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I just noticed the 50 candidates AFTER I posted my last message. Thanks also :)
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Message 1101646 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 9:42:54 UTC

Oh. Well that was short-lived. Seems like we've reverted back to just 10 candidates now.
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Message 1101662 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 11:32:13 UTC - in response to Message 1101646.

Oh. Well that was short-lived. Seems like we've reverted back to just 10 candidates now.


Weird. It still says 50 candidates, but only displays 10.
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Message 1151752 - Posted: 13 Sep 2011, 10:00:11 UTC
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It occurs to me that the notion of persistency would indicate that we could eavesdrop on recurring emissions. It is not likely that we could detect emissions similar to our own very far out. In this region we will probably find no planet suitable for intelligent life. Time and telescopes may prove me wrong.

I do not think that anyone would be able to detect the fact that we are here. They would be too far out. Therefore they wouldn't be sending a constant, directed high power signal from thousands (millions ?) of years in the past.

It is more likely that a serious alien community (if one exists) would be beaming in random or promising directions an extremely high power "we are here signal" likely with no hope of receiving one in return. This would probably be a burst sent and focused in random directions. They would know that many thousands of years would transpire before a return could be received. The idea behind this type of signal is then to simply announce and affirm ( unlike a persistent one that we couldn't hear) that there is other intelligent life in the universe.

I would think therefore that a single WOW-type event would be of more interest and would be more fruitful to possibly contain a signal that indicates intelligence. If we have searched with the current idiom for 50 years and have found nothing then one would wonder how many promising candidates have we discarded because they occurred only once ??


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Message 1152071 - Posted: 14 Sep 2011, 10:58:09 UTC
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What are we doing to be able to identify intelligence in a signal once we have pulled it up out of the noise? There are too many natural phenomena that produce a strong, constant and alternating signal in frequency and intensity.

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Message 1160583 - Posted: 9 Oct 2011, 14:48:34 UTC - in response to Message 1152071.

What are we doing to be able to identify intelligence in a signal once we have pulled it up out of the noise? There are too many natural phenomena that produce a strong, constant and alternating signal in frequency and intensity.


Will, would they not send a signal that is totally distinguishable from the surrounding noise. For "they" would be totally aware of the problems other humans on other planets will have in knowing if they have received a signal of intelligent content sent from another planet.

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Message 1214153 - Posted: 5 Apr 2012, 5:00:28 UTC

I would love to know more about signal candidate #20586008 found on the top of the list here

I can find nothing about it, not even a light discussion in the forums.
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Message 1218447 - Posted: 14 Apr 2012, 22:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 1214153.

I would love to know more about signal candidate #20586008 found on the top of the list here

I can find nothing about it, not even a light discussion in the forums.


me too

and we dont even have the position :( no RA no Dec :(
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Message 1257490 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 11:16:34 UTC
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What happens with the Near Time Persistency Checker? The web page hasn't been updated since 9 Nov 2011 | 0:00:53 UTC.

This sub section of the message board seems pretty dead too. Do we have a coverup of the true facts of ET?

Have the government threatened the project?
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Message 1260291 - Posted: 14 Jul 2012, 13:35:44 UTC

The explenation is much simpler. They have no money to hire more programmers, so everything is developing really slooow. I'm not even sure if they have one full-time programmer on the project, maybe all their programmers are doing that only part-time.

The top candidates somehow were staying the same without any new data for 4 months when the list was still continuously updated. Furthermore the last data for all of them was from the same day. So I guess the scoring algorithm was buggy, somehow preferring the candidates that have been watched this day.

I highly doubt that the government has any motivation to threaten SETI projects. Usually they do quite the opposite: If someone accidently sees a secret military project, they rather have people believe in UFOs instead.

But I'm optimistic. It looks like they're working on it right now. The server status page indicates that ntpckr is running and they temporarily turned off the public mode, so I guess they are testing several algorithms without us seeing possible buggy results and ntpckr creating hundreds of senseless signal discussion threads.

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Message 1409023 - Posted: 28 Aug 2013, 21:47:31 UTC

WOW! 24 instances of ntpckr running!

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