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Message 1036818 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 3:38:54 UTC

sorry. couldn't resist.
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Message 1036833 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 4:33:47 UTC - in response to Message 1036818.

Keep what? An alien?

If you find anything, this program is only looking for purposely sent signals that would be evidence of an alien civilization. For all we know, the signal would take many years to reach us and the civilization could be wiped out by the time it reaches us.

I don't know why you'd want to keep a signal though.

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Message 1036898 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 12:35:46 UTC - in response to Message 1036833.

..... so I can send it back, & invite 'em to my house? 'course, I can't get the dang program running, so my ?? are premature.

Does bring up a point though: I wonder what WOULD happen if a private citizen got verifiable contact with ET first. Govts. would go WILD!
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Message 1036921 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 14:06:13 UTC - in response to Message 1036898.

S@H recommends you keep your Email address up to date. If you are the first one to find a valid signal you'd be notified.
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Message 1036924 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 14:09:41 UTC - in response to Message 1036898.

The guys at Berkeley will notify you if you do find something and you will get a mention when they get their Nobel prize. ( I believe you get to share in it! )
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Message 1037109 - Posted: 29 Sep 2010, 21:52:48 UTC - in response to Message 1036924.

The guys at Berkeley will notify you if you do find something and you will get a mention when they get their Nobel prize. ( I believe you get to share in it! )

I doubt that you will get a share of the Nobel prize, but you will be mentioned if you so desire.
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Message 1037682 - Posted: 1 Oct 2010, 3:27:08 UTC - in response to Message 1037109.

I'll settle for a really nice tee shirt, coffee mug and maybe an old lap top, if yall have any lying around. or a truck; beat up would be fine, just so it runs good enough to haul goats and go fishing. man, if I got mentioned in a Nobel prize, I'd go to Albuquerque to those snooty university types that treated me like dog doo on their shoes and wave the newspaper in their faces and say, "neener, neener!" and they'd call security and throw me out...sigh. you know, there's only one person on this whole planet who'd be honestly thrilled for me, without strings. At least i have one, right? Could i go to the ceremony? Would someone buy me lunch? wouldn't that be something! HA

HURRY UP, yall! Momma needs a new truck!
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Message 1039800 - Posted: 8 Oct 2010, 19:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 1037682.

If I find something will I finally get my toaster?
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Message 1039941 - Posted: 8 Oct 2010, 23:37:10 UTC - in response to Message 1039800.

If I find something will I finally get my toaster?

You ca probably find some flying ones around here someplace.
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Message 1051475 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 7:38:53 UTC

Will be notified if I find anything of Intrest? If yes How?
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Message 1051477 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 7:57:37 UTC - in response to Message 1051475.

Yes, you will be notified. It will probably be by email since we have not given them any other information to use to contact us.

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Message 1115270 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 1:04:00 UTC

- just to seek clarification:

If a persons computer (e.g. mine)is the computer that finds (by crunching) a legitimate E.T. signal within the downloads from seti@home, that person will be given recognition of some sort? Like on the Seti Institute monument you get your name on there if you are a member/donator.

E.G. on 25/06/11 Mr J.Bloggs Computer "Smells-Burnt" plucked from space noise the first proven E.T. intelligible signal. We think it was pretty cool :) -> Pies and beer have been dispatched.

------- Though.....

More than one source for any signal has to be found so there'd be joint recognition between the discoverer of the signal and the second and third persons who then tune in to prove it's non-terrestrial yeah? or does the original discoverer of the signal get full credit...

- I think it deserves some deliberation.. one problem, isn't the person who set up the antennae, cables, receiver and a/d converter, server, software, computers, time effort and money, programming.. how about them guys??


I think what I'm trying to ask is how does the hierarchy of recognition work - When a signal is found what will the media-submitted report say?

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Message 1115284 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 2:43:10 UTC - in response to Message 1115270.

Well, SETI@Home isn't affiliated with the SETI Institute. They are two different organizations both looking for the same thing. One major difference is that the SETI Institute has the financial backing of big figures like Paul Allen from Microsoft. SETI@Home relies completely on private donations.

As for recognition, we have to first understand that our workunits are only a portion of the sky, so multiple people will crunch multiple parts of the puzzle. Each workunit is sent out to at least 2 accounts, so twice the number of people are involved.

But in the end, once the signal has been identified, verified and peer-reviewed, every user involved and every scientist involved will get a mention of credit.

It is unclear exactly where the mention is going to appear, but I believe it will be in the official scientific report from SETI@Home.

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Message 1115313 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 5:28:42 UTC - in response to Message 1115270.
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SETI@home: Procedures for Public Announcement
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_glossary/public_announcement.php

Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence
http://www.setileague.org/iaaseti/protdet.htm

http://www.seti.org/page.aspx?pid=680

http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/D/Declar.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-detection_policies#IAA_SETI_Declaration_of_Principles


PDF - 30 September 2010
"These revised and streamlined Protocols are intended to replace the previous
document adopted by the International Academy of Astronautics in 1989."
http://www.setileague.org/iaaseti/protocols_rev2010.pdf


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Message 1115315 - Posted: 10 Jun 2011, 5:59:11 UTC

Thanks Bill and Ozz :)
Think I understand now how it all works now, I've been interested in the seti for ages - I used to use a radio scanner that could pick up around the "water hole" but after a few close encounters with lightning and having to drag my antenna down, with the paradox of do I a) leave it and risk lightning hitting the antenna and blowing my receiver/roof to bits, or b) risk getting hit by lightning while taking it down.. well, this is safer - if a little less involved :)
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Message 1117737 - Posted: 16 Jun 2011, 6:39:01 UTC - in response to Message 1115315.



Think I understand now how it all works now...



That's what they'd like you to believe.

You can count on being burglarized.

The SETI team will start meeting with strange and unusual ends; like being killed by ferret inhalation during a freak weasel stampede.

And the geniuses on the Nobel committee will give the Prize in Physics to a pair from someplace nobody's ever heard of that has no bread for doing something like spending $400 million developing a way to toast bread using nuclear waste.

They'll give the Peace Prize to someone like a President who would never, ever, use the military to bomb the heck out of people --- unless it was for their own good.

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Message 1119249 - Posted: 20 Jun 2011, 4:03:05 UTC - in response to Message 1036833.

Or we could be wiped out by the time it gets here.

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Message 1130260 - Posted: 20 Jul 2011, 23:28:32 UTC - in response to Message 1117737.

You see this is what you get when you leave the thinking to spacenerds..... Random abuse, ferrets, ignobel peace prizes. The first reply stating why would you want to keep the signal is closest to the mark. Well if you think about it, a signal within the human audible range would be worth a fortune, every broadcaster in the world would want it. Personally, I'd mash it up into techno dance track and bang out the first inter species number one hit and let the cash roll in.

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Message 1148527 - Posted: 3 Sep 2011, 12:05:14 UTC

If you are the one finding the ET signal, you will be whisked away by some Earthly security organization (probably a U.S one, like NSA or CIA), and hidden for the rest of your life in a secret cave or similar place (if not outright deleted), before you can say "hello ET", or utter a word about it to anyone.

Your name and everything that tells about your very existence on this planet, will be removed from every record in your own country, as well as from any country where any sign of your existence can be found.

The SETI lab will be demolished and all SETI staff will suffer the same consequence as you, and the record of the ET signal will be hidden from the general populace forever.

So, just hope that nobody will ever find a signal from ET, but if they do the first sign of it, if it isn't you, will be that this project will be shut down for good, with some excuse like "we can't keep this running any longer, because we've run out of money"

Don't think for one moment, that those that really runs this planet, will allow us peons to know for sure that we're not alone in the Universe.


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