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Message 951718 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 18:34:27 UTC - in response to Message 951717.

And all this time I thought ABM stood for Anti Ballistic Missile treaty, Who'd have thunk? ;)

No, it stands for Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahme (job creation scheme) :-D

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Message 951724 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 18:58:26 UTC

making national news now. just saw this on msnbc.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34237343#34237343
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Message 951726 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 19:00:56 UTC - in response to Message 951724.
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making national news now. just saw this on msnbc.com

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/34237343#34237343

Made it active.

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Message 951737 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 19:43:48 UTC
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How would it cost 1 million dollars to remove Seti@Home? Someone here please go offer to uninstall it for a lower price as a donation to Seti@Home. :)

Wow NEZ had a lot of work units maybe he will get lucky one day one of his units actually is the lucky signal.








Wednesday December 2, 2009
Space alien search costs AZ school worker his job
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A former Arizona school district employee is accused of using school computers in an experiment to find space aliens, costing the worker his job and the district more than $1 million.

Schools officials say Brad Niesluchowski, who was Higley Unified School District's information technology director, downloaded free software on district computers in 2000.

The program, known as SETI(at)home, uses Internet-connected computers worldwide to analyze radio telescope data in an experiment to find extraterrestrial intelligence.

But Superintendent Denise Birdwell told the East Valley Tribune that the program also bogged down the district's system and interfered with technology use in classrooms.

Birdwell said it will take more than $1 million to fix the problem, including removal of the SETI software. She says police are conducting a broader investigation.

Niesluchowski resigned from the district Oct. 22.

His lawyer did not return calls for comment.

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Message 951742 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 20:04:37 UTC - in response to Message 951737.

How would it cost 1 million dollars to remove Seti@Home? Someone here please go offer to uninstall it for a lower price as a donation to Seti@Home. :)

Wow NEZ had a lot of work units maybe he will get lucky one day one of his units actually is the lucky signal.








Wednesday December 2, 2009
Space alien search costs AZ school worker his job
by The Associated Press
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A former Arizona school district employee is accused of using school computers in an experiment to find space aliens, costing the worker his job and the district more than $1 million.

Schools officials say Brad Niesluchowski, who was Higley Unified School District's information technology director, downloaded free software on district computers in 2000.

The program, known as SETI(at)home, uses Internet-connected computers worldwide to analyze radio telescope data in an experiment to find extraterrestrial intelligence.

But Superintendent Denise Birdwell told the East Valley Tribune that the program also bogged down the district's system and interfered with technology use in classrooms.

Birdwell said it will take more than $1 million to fix the problem, including removal of the SETI software. She says police are conducting a broader investigation.

Niesluchowski resigned from the district Oct. 22.

His lawyer did not return calls for comment.


If that School is willing to pay my airplane bill to/from Spain and an all-inclusive housing for four weeks, I could do the job!!
The trip would include a visit to UC Berkeley and SETI Institute, of course.
Cheers!

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Message 951774 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 22:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 951724.






making national news now. just saw this on msnbc.com

5000 Computers Hijacked to Search for UFO's




" . . . i would say SETI's Statistics have dropped, drastically"


~ Denise Birdwell ~



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Message 951781 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 23:09:30 UTC - in response to Message 951774.






making national news now. just saw this on msnbc.com

5000 Computers Hijacked to Search for UFO's




" . . . i would say SETI's Statistics have dropped, drastically"


~ Denise Birdwell ~




Just from her attitude I hope he Sues and wins...See what she has to say then.
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Message 951782 - Posted: 2 Dec 2009, 23:13:12 UTC - in response to Message 951774.






making national news now. just saw this on msnbc.com

5000 Computers Hijacked to Search for UFO's




" . . . i would say SETI's Statistics have dropped, drastically"


~ Denise Birdwell ~



Somehow I think I think D. Birdwell is full of It, As She doesn't understand S@H is global in It's reach.
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Message 951800 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 0:41:32 UTC

Guess it's even less likely he'll get a green star now.

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Message 951803 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 0:45:51 UTC - in response to Message 951800.

Guess it's even less likely he'll get a green star now.

Not unless He gives oodles of cash.
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Message 951807 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 0:54:03 UTC

Sigh. No Santa Clause. No Easter Bunny. No Great Pumpkin. And now this.

;o)
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Message 951811 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 1:05:38 UTC - in response to Message 951803.

Not unless He gives oodles of cash.


Hmmm, ok NEZ & Lawyer, we know you're reading... how about kicking back 2% pre-commission of any lawsuit. Seems only fair. We know it'll be a 2 year process.

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Message 951816 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 1:32:18 UTC
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I wouldn't want some apparent blogger to be called a liar, so I'll keep him honest after the fact.

Feel free to comment.

Edit: As for the remark about 575 million credits.. perhaps he's never heard of Milkyway@home.
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Message 951828 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 2:16:10 UTC - in response to Message 951438.
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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???

I thought that's what these wonderful forums and account eye candy are for.

[edit] now I've been sulking. That's a new one.

Innocent until proven guilty. That is the law of the land. For those news reports about Brad omitting the word "allegedly" can cost them millions. Remember that security guard in Atlanta during the Olmypics bombing? The hero who was later accused of planting the bomb? The guy who was then fired and vilified? The news left out "allegedly", and he won millions. Like it or not only Brad knows what really went on. Maybe he really was invited to a White House party. Maybe he really did crash into a fire hydrant and tree, later to have his vehicle clubbed to death like a baby seal. Personally I'll wait for the system to play itself out. It worked for Bill Clinton, right?
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Message 951831 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 2:35:12 UTC - in response to Message 951828.

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???

I thought that's what these wonderful forums and account eye candy are for.

[edit] now I've been sulking. That's a new one.

Innocent until proven guilty. That is the law of the land. For those news reports about Brad omitting the word "allegedly" can cost them millions. Remember that security guard in Atlanta during the Olmypics bombing? The hero who was later accused of planting the bomb? The guy who was then fired and vilified? The news left out "allegedly", and he won millions. Like it or not only Brad knows what really went on. Maybe he really was invited to a White House party. Maybe he really did crash into a fire hydrant and tree, later to have his vehicle clubbed to death like a baby seal. Personally I'll wait for the system to play itself out. It worked for Bill Clinton, right?

Well said there Misfit. :)
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Message 951851 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 4:22:05 UTC - in response to Message 951828.

[edit] now I've been sulking. That's a new one.

Gonna have to check the "k" key. Skulking.

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Message 951888 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 6:38:51 UTC - in response to Message 951851.

[edit] now I've been sulking. That's a new one.

Gonna have to check the "k" key. Skulking.

I'm the skull king? Well I am pretty smart.
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Message 951889 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 6:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 951828.

Maybe he really did crash into a fire hydrant and tree, later to have his vehicle clubbed to death like a baby seal.

FWIW, I think we learned two important things:

1) Tiger needs to work on his driving accuracy.

2) We now know one person who can beat Tiger with a golf club.

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Message 951930 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 11:37:07 UTC - in response to Message 951889.

I may be wrong but Brad may have set another first.

According to Google news this morning 232 Articles around the globe have been wrote that discuss "Seti@Home and Boinc" Some (most that Ive read) is not good publicity but it IS publicity. Most of these reporters need a slap upside the head in reality but it does spread the word. Anyone with a half a brain that got interested in the topic may further look into it and discover the distributed computing world and the good work that is being done across all the BOINC projects.

Peronally I have learned a great deal about computers themselves and have gained knowledge and confidence in how they work, using and upgrading them all while aiding in the computing needs of the projects I run. Most of that knowledge and confidence has come from other participants in these projects and from these message boards. I wish the media would take more responsibility in reporting news and stop the BS Negativity that in my opinion deters from news sales than adds to it in todays society.

Brad I wish you well and hope you'll land on your feet somewhere. I have been through the middle management ousting over personality conflicts and can tell you the grass was definately greener when I landed on the other side.



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Message 951942 - Posted: 3 Dec 2009, 13:19:58 UTC - in response to Message 951807.
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Sigh. No Santa Clause. No Easter Bunny. No Great Pumpkin. And now this.

;o)


Don't fret - there are still Vampires and Werewolfs in your forests out there in BC :-)

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