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Message 951259 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:20:25 UTC

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2009/11/30/20091130searchforaliens1202.html#reply18886474

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Message 951267 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:43:04 UTC

WOW, so 'Nez' is finally ID'ed......


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Message 951271 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:49:43 UTC
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This may become a case study for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders in a future issue of Psychology Today.

I wonder how many WUs have been detached!

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Message 951273 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:53:05 UTC - in response to Message 951267.

I remember seeing his computer lists long ago... they were all identical machines and were generating around 300 cred/day avg, which led me to believe this (edu situation) was the case a year or two ago. It was just a matter of time...


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Message 951275 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:56:42 UTC

Would someone fix the link for those of us thar don't know how?

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Message 951277 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 4:57:43 UTC - in response to Message 951275.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2009/11/30/20091130searchforaliens1202.html

Use this link.


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Message 951279 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 5:01:30 UTC
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Check out his email address that he used at his school here:

http://www.ade.state.az.us/edd/NewDetails.asp?EntityID=4248&RefTypeID=1027

The CNET news flash for this story:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-10406588-71.html

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Message 951281 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 5:09:29 UTC

thanks for the links. Much appreciated.

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Message 951305 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 7:33:47 UTC

Wow, what a story!

I can remember seeing comments on here, "what or who is Nez" - now we know!




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Message 951310 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 7:48:05 UTC - in response to Message 951305.

Wow, what a story!

I can remember seeing comments on here, "what or who is Nez" - now we know!


Certainly quite interesting!
LOL
Thanks for the link/news.

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Message 951346 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 11:47:00 UTC

I dont feel sorry for him because he knew the risk he was taking.
Make sure you either own or have WRITTEN permission to install and
run seti/boinc.

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Message 951357 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 13:01:35 UTC

Thats why he hid his computrers id say.


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Message 951379 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 14:29:36 UTC

Looking at this article, I suspect that s@h is just an easy and very convenient scapegoat to lever him out for other 'problems'...

Gilbert man loses job in case tied to alien-search software


As usual, likely all very sad.

I just hope the uneducated sensationalist gutter press don't drag Boinc and s@h into the dirt. Berkeley need to watch this one very carefully and prepare a rapid response if needed...

Keep searchin',
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Message 951388 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 14:56:38 UTC - in response to Message 951379.

They did claim their was missing equipment which would seem odd for a guy trying to run seti to steal stuff that could be used to run seti.


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Message 951389 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 14:58:15 UTC

I´ve read that story yesterday.

Sad but thats the risk using other computers.


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Message 951391 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 14:59:05 UTC - in response to Message 951389.

"other" being an entire school districts


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Message 951422 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 16:27:53 UTC - in response to Message 951379.



I just hope the uneducated sensationalist gutter press don't drag Boinc and s@h into the dirt. Berkeley need to watch this one very carefully and prepare a rapid response if needed...

Keep searchin',
Martin


Berkeley has always made this very clear............

Quoted from a post by Ageless in the NC forum in a parallel thread.............


"They already have that:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/info.php says:

Run SETI@home only on authorized computers

Run SETI@home only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for projects such as SETI@home.


http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Usage_rules says:

Run BOINC only on authorized computers

Run BOINC only on computers that you own, or for which you have obtained the owner's permission. Some companies and schools have policies that prohibit using their computers for BOINC-based projects.



If you deliberately choose to ignore those rules, the consequences when found out are for you only.
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Jord"



So, I think nobody could fault Berkeley for somebody that went rogue and intentionally installed their software on every computer he could get his hands on.
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Message 951423 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 16:28:04 UTC

He set himself up....that's why it is so important we use only the resources we have control over




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Message 951434 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 16:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 951423.

whats bad for Seti is that they demonize seti as much as the actual perpetrator. Perhaps a call from the seti/BOINC staff to the news sources telling them their rules that were clearly not followed.


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Message 951438 - Posted: 1 Dec 2009, 16:46:30 UTC - in response to Message 951434.

whats bad for Seti is that they demonize seti as much as the actual perpetrator. Perhaps a call from the seti/BOINC staff to the news sources telling them their rules that were clearly not followed.



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