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Message 948936 - Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 22:47:59 UTC

My wife tells me that there was an article in the Wall Street Journal some time ago that was an interview with the creator of Seti@Home. In summary, my wife tells me that in the article, the interviewee said that he was no longer involved in the project and that Seti@Home was bad science.

Does anyone know anything about this?

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Message 948949 - Posted: 21 Nov 2009, 23:29:19 UTC - in response to Message 948936.

My wife tells me that there was an article in the Wall Street Journal some time ago that was an interview with the creator of Seti@Home. In summary, my wife tells me that in the article, the interviewee said that he was no longer involved in the project and that Seti@Home was bad science.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB115145653496392561-3YTEjOQhd0ZilADHfEf8hoK4BhA_20070628.html?mod=blogs

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703816204574483481567116994.html

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Message 948998 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 3:40:49 UTC - in response to Message 948949.

My wife tells me that there was an article in the Wall Street Journal some time ago that was an interview with the creator of Seti@Home. In summary, my wife tells me that in the article, the interviewee said that he was no longer involved in the project and that Seti@Home was bad science.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Thanks.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB115145653496392561-3YTEjOQhd0ZilADHfEf8hoK4BhA_20070628.html?mod=blogs

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703816204574483481567116994.html

Thanks for the links and for not shooting a messenger. ;)
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Message 949046 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 6:49:50 UTC - in response to Message 948998.

Thanks for the links and for not shooting a messenger. ;)


No sense in shooting you if your wife got the message wrong ;-)

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Message 949058 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 8:35:38 UTC - in response to Message 949046.

Thanks for the links and for not shooting a messenger. ;)


No sense in shooting you if your wife got the message wrong ;-)

Well, I might shoot him for not being able to use a search engine. :D

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Message 949062 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 9:13:12 UTC - in response to Message 949058.

being able to use a search engine. :D

I have an instruction card for an automobile power inverter I bought a month ago... it instructs to always use "safety googles."

Now...., _maybe_ them meant goggles, which is a pretty high metric for an inverter, or maybe they really do want me to use a search engine before using their product... I'm not sure.

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Message 949095 - Posted: 22 Nov 2009, 17:40:47 UTC - in response to Message 949062.

being able to use a search engine. :D

I have an instruction card for an automobile power inverter I bought a month ago... it instructs to always use "safety googles."

Now...., _maybe_ them meant goggles, which is a pretty high metric for an inverter, or maybe they really do want me to use a search engine before using their product... I'm not sure.

One can never be to safe if a lawyer wrote it.

If the inverter clips on to the car battery posts, I'd expect that statement and it is good advice. If it attaches via a lighter plug, overkill.

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