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Message 1045722 - Posted: 3 Nov 2010, 1:23:12 UTC

Have to leave SETI - can no longer afford the wear and tear on my computer - cannot afford to replace it - and need to save all I can on my electric bill.
But above and beyond that, I seriously wonder whether SETI is just another red herring. Keep us busy on one track when another track is the way to go. Either way, it just does not matter. Can't afford either one.
Have a good time tearing this one apart, people, if you feel like it. Argue away. Or ignore it entirely.
It really does not matter to me.
But I must say that the often virulent responses to one another's postings is another thing that seriously disappointed me about the SETI site. I, perhaps foolishly, expectedly intelligent discourse and courteous discussion of differences from people who believed this was a cause worth sacrificing time and money for.
All of you, have a good life.


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Message 1045723 - Posted: 3 Nov 2010, 1:26:51 UTC

I will miss you Nin Ki.


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Message 1045729 - Posted: 3 Nov 2010, 2:09:10 UTC

Sorry to see you go, but you must live your life.

As to discourse, I had also hoped to see intelligence here. It is here, but you have to pick through the chaff to find it. I fear the topic of ET is so charged that the people for and against have lost all sanity is staking out their positions.



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Message 1045830 - Posted: 3 Nov 2010, 16:20:34 UTC

that the people for and against have lost all sanity is staking out their positions.


I can think of some that should be tied to one! :-))


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I also have mine, and if you don't like them ... tough, live with it.
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Message 1045896 - Posted: 3 Nov 2010, 23:00:35 UTC - in response to Message 1045722.

Sorry to hear that.

Wish you the best ;-)


Universe is not an awful waste of space.

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Message 1045913 - Posted: 4 Nov 2010, 0:20:06 UTC

You know, I personally do not find any compelling reason to find ET other than, It is a fascinating challenge. While in a thousand or so years it could be important, Today we need to make the best use of our lives here.

But the search continues, and I am happy to help with it where I can. For those who have had enough,( Nin Ki and many others along the way) thank you for what you have done.



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Message 1046013 - Posted: 4 Nov 2010, 16:43:02 UTC

Seti always knew that they would lose some people while the new servers are getting delivered and installed. In my view that was a price worth paying to put the project back upon an even keel. The reality is that when the new kit is up and running they are likely to get the dissenters back, and probably many more new people as well.

What is the old phrase? "You need to take one step back, to take two steps forward"

My advice? Bend with the wind, make a few allowances, be flexible, act sensibly, and don't burn bridges.



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Message 1046151 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 2:14:33 UTC

I may be just one amongst those who aren't leaving, regardless. Yeah, it's frustrating when you have no WU's running and you go to "update" and the server tells you that there isn't any work available (for several days in a row), but I finally got some for my laptop to work on (they're downloading as I write this). Now to try the same on the iMac.


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Message 1046153 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 2:23:18 UTC

I'm leaving....when they pry my cold dead fingers off my mouse or we find ET, whichever comes first.




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Message 1046154 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 2:25:42 UTC - in response to Message 1046153.

I'm leaving....when they pry my cold dead fingers off my mouse or we find ET, whichever comes first.

Ditto
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Message 1046261 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 16:16:41 UTC


Its the first time i dont agree with you Chris.
I see it completly different but will not point that out.
The admins knows it themselves.

But of course i will stay.


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Message 1046264 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 16:22:58 UTC - in response to Message 1046153.
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I'm leaving....when [...] we find ET, [...]


You won't... you will be on TETL@home :D
(Translate ET language)

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Message 1046283 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 17:32:03 UTC

Well we need something to keep the peeps amused in the meantime. How about Seti Bingo, or guess Erics weight to the nearest pound, winner gets $10.

:-)


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Message 1046285 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 17:38:03 UTC - in response to Message 1046264.

I'm leaving....when [...] we find ET, [...]


You won't... you will be on TETL@home :D
(Translate ET language)


Do they give out free toasters?



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Message 1046289 - Posted: 5 Nov 2010, 17:52:21 UTC

Do they give out free toasters?


Never mind that, is there any free beer?

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them ... well, I have others.
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Message 1046423 - Posted: 6 Nov 2010, 4:03:57 UTC - in response to Message 1046289.

Do they give out free toasters?


Never mind that, is there any free beer?

Now Yer Talkin!

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Message 1047969 - Posted: 13 Nov 2010, 1:58:21 UTC

Well we need something to keep the peeps amused in the meantime. How about Seti Bingo, or guess Erics weight to the nearest pound, winner gets $10.

:-)


I like it!!!!!

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Message 1047971 - Posted: 13 Nov 2010, 2:10:35 UTC - in response to Message 1047969.

Well we need something to keep the peeps amused in the meantime. How about Seti Bingo, or guess Erics weight to the nearest pound, winner gets $10.

:-)


I like it!!!!!

OK, I will guess 182#


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Message 1047980 - Posted: 13 Nov 2010, 2:39:31 UTC

I will post Eric's weight next Friday. I will send the winner $10. In case of a tie, submit your answers to the following quiz. If there is a tie, I will compare quiz answers of the winners and award the prize to the person who has the most correct answers.

Much Ado About Eric:

1. Eric's height is _____.

2. Eric's favorite cookie is _____.

3. Eric's favorite past-time is _____.

4. Eric's first computer was a _________.

5. Eric grew up with a dog named Dusty and Dusty's breed was ________.

6. Name a beer that Eric would happily drink - ___________.

7. Name a food that Eric will not eat - _____________.

8. Does Eric prefer his Manhattans "on the rocks" or "up" - __________.

9. If Eric had to choose between being bitten by a raccoon or spending the afternoon with Angela's sister, Eric would pick _______.

10. Multiple Choice: When Eric and Angela were dating, he once took her on a date that involved _____.

A. electronics surplus shopping
B. dinner at Burger King before attending an opera
C. a hike through a cow pasture
D. all of the above

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Message 1048003 - Posted: 13 Nov 2010, 3:56:42 UTC - in response to Message 1047980.

I will post Eric's weight next Friday. I will send the winner $10. In case of a tie, submit your answers to the following quiz. If there is a tie, I will compare quiz answers of the winners and award the prize to the person who has the most correct answers.

Much Ado About Eric:

1. Eric's height is 5 ft 10.5 Inches.

2. Eric's favorite cookie is Chocolate.

3. Eric's favorite past-time is fishing.

4. Eric's first computer was a no clue, an Apple.

5. Eric grew up with a dog named Dusty and Dusty's breed was Shepard.

6. Name a beer that Eric would happily drink - Bischoff.

7. Name a food that Eric will not eat - Tomatos.
8. Does Eric prefer his Manhattans "on the rocks" or "up" - Up.

9. If Eric had to choose between being bitten by a raccoon or spending the afternoon with Angela's sister, Eric would pick Andrea.

10. Multiple Choice: When Eric and Angela were dating, he once took her on a date that involved D.

A. electronics surplus shopping
B. dinner at Burger King before attending an opera
C. a hike through a cow pasture
D. all of the above


193.5 pounds
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