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Message 988736 - Posted: 12 Apr 2010, 22:55:35 UTC

Hello All,

I usually do not paricipate in the Message Boards but I have a nagging question; maybe one of you out there has the answer.... Let's assume that one of our tasks actually has a hit that is verified to be extra terrestrial in origin. What now? Is there a protocol, will be owner of the computer that got the task in the first place be recognized? Just curious....


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Message 988786 - Posted: 13 Apr 2010, 1:45:53 UTC - in response to Message 988736.

Hello All,

I usually do not paricipate in the Message Boards but I have a nagging question; maybe one of you out there has the answer.... Let's assume that one of our tasks actually has a hit that is verified to be extra terrestrial in origin. What now? Is there a protocol, will be owner of the computer that got the task in the first place be recognized? Just curious....


A lot of things have to happen. As each work unit has another computer verify it, there is a second person. But one work unit does not make for ET. Several work units at the same spot each with a signal makes for an interesting target. Then some time in the future a radio astronomer will point a telescope in that direction and do a focused inspection. Then if that inspection looks like ET he will send a telegram to the bureau and have other astronomers point other telescopes at it. Then if there is consensus ET will get declared. At that point I believe the computer owners will get their names attached. I'm not sure if there is a protocol for who gets listed first, but the astronomer's name will be before the computer owners.

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Message 988825 - Posted: 13 Apr 2010, 4:17:45 UTC

Then we all go to Guido's place for the party. :D
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Message 988831 - Posted: 13 Apr 2010, 5:03:50 UTC - in response to Message 988736.

Is there a protocol, will be owner of the computer that got the task in the first place be recognized?

http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_5.html

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Message 989228 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 3:21:54 UTC - in response to Message 988825.

Now that would be the mother of all Parties....
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Message 989326 - Posted: 15 Apr 2010, 13:03:45 UTC

Anyway Guido.

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