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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!
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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 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.



New job for DA??? Public relations???
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