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Message 1101149 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 21:44:03 UTC

As noted in the Scientific American and elsewhere, the Allen Telescope Array was recently forced into hibernation. While we are sad to see this happen, SETI@home receives its data elsewhere, so our project is not directly affected. Dr. Eric Korpela wrote a helpful Q&A about this in the SETI@home Staff Blog.
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Message 1101154 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 22:16:02 UTC

The SETI Institute does accept donations at their web site.
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Message 1101157 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 22:30:31 UTC

Matt, it is good that you say it again.

Looking here in Europe what the result is, you see differend messages spread around from the news-media mentioning that Seti@Home is stopping all it's projects also this one.

Looking to the Websites, you see the comments of people which wiil stop crunching for Seti@Home and going to crunch for other projects or stopping totally, this because the information that was given from the Seti-Institute was not to clear enough.




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Message 1101172 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 23:40:31 UTC

I think SETI@home should make a press release and send it to these organizations. The misinformation I have seen from European news agencies is disturbing. It is not hard to make a few clicks to this website and see that SETI@home is NOT effected. It amazes me how lazy and irresponsible news agencies have become these days. It seems they run stories for entertainment purposes rather than to report actual facts.
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Message 1101180 - Posted: 27 Apr 2011, 23:57:56 UTC

Figures. The month I start to send them money on a monthly basis they stop the project.

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Message 1101335 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 10:51:09 UTC - in response to Message 1101180.

Figures. The month I start to send them money on a monthly basis they stop the project.



You oughtn´t to have done that! LOL
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Message 1101338 - Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 11:55:29 UTC - in response to Message 1101335.

Maybe my donation will go for lawn care.

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Message 1101704 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 14:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 1101338.

On the News here in Chicago the other night, they reported that the SETI program at Berkley would no longer be funded and that the university would be forced to close the program entirely. Though the photos they showed were of a radio telescope array, not Aricebo. Very disturbing. Perhaps if it really isnt true, someone from the SETI program sghould make a press release and also ask for retractions.... Just a thought?
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Message 1101712 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 14:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 1101704.

On the News here in Chicago the other night, they reported that the SETI program at Berkley would no longer be funded and that the university would be forced to close the program entirely. Though the photos they showed were of a radio telescope array, not Aricebo. Very disturbing. Perhaps if it really isnt true, someone from the SETI program sghould make a press release and also ask for retractions.... Just a thought?


I also stated this in a previous post a few replies down. And I agree with your statement.
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Message 1101716 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 15:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 1101704.

On the News here in Chicago the other night, they reported that the SETI program at Berkley would no longer be funded and that the university would be forced to close the program entirely. Though the photos they showed were of a radio telescope array, not Aricebo. Very disturbing. Perhaps if it really isnt true, someone from the SETI program sghould make a press release and also ask for retractions.... Just a thought?


The official press release is on the front page of SETI@Home, and it directly links to Dr. Eric Korpela's Q&A about the shutdown.

Asking the press for a restraction would be like trying to get TMZ to stop following around celebrities. Good luck with that.

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Message 1101801 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 19:29:26 UTC

I don't see why the government won't fund it. Its only 2.5 million for the whole year.

Finding a signal from space could unite the world and create world peace.

Some of these missiles the military use cost 1 million plus each and sometimes they miss the target. :/






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Message 1101862 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 22:43:27 UTC
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Today on NPR Science Friday the director of the Seti Institute
made clear that they are separate from seti@home and seti@home
continues to operate as normal using data from Arecibo.

She did not mention seti@home till a caller asked about seti@home
though. I sort of wish she'd said something about seti@home a bit
sooner. Even the host, Ira Flatow, seemed to confuse the two
seti projects.

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Message 1101864 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 22:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 1101716.

The official press release is on the front page of SETI@Home, and it directly links to Dr. Eric Korpela's Q&A about the shutdown.

Asking the press for a restraction would be like trying to get TMZ to stop following around celebrities. Good luck with that.


That's not a press release, friend...that's a simple announcement on a website and unless other people spread the links, the people that should see it won't. A press release would be faxed/emailed to the various local news agencies or ones that have been inaccurately reporting the info.
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Message 1101870 - Posted: 29 Apr 2011, 23:08:00 UTC - in response to Message 1101864.

The official press release is on the front page of SETI@Home, and it directly links to Dr. Eric Korpela's Q&A about the shutdown.

Asking the press for a restraction would be like trying to get TMZ to stop following around celebrities. Good luck with that.


That's not a press release, friend...that's a simple announcement on a website and unless other people spread the links, the people that should see it won't. A press release would be faxed/emailed to the various local news agencies or ones that have been inaccurately reporting the info.


That's about as much of a press release you're gonna get. Take it or leave it. It's good enough for the women I date.

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Message 1101879 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 0:06:24 UTC - in response to Message 1101870.

The official press release is on the front page of SETI@Home, and it directly links to Dr. Eric Korpela's Q&A about the shutdown.

Asking the press for a restraction would be like trying to get TMZ to stop following around celebrities. Good luck with that.


That's not a press release, friend...that's a simple announcement on a website and unless other people spread the links, the people that should see it won't. A press release would be faxed/emailed to the various local news agencies or ones that have been inaccurately reporting the info.


That's about as much of a press release you're gonna get. Take it or leave it. It's good enough for the women I date.


Then SETI@home poses to lose crunchers if the situation is not cleared up properly in my opinion. The women you date must be very confused then :P
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Message 1101882 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 0:11:28 UTC
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My post today at ScienceSprings

http://sciencesprings.wordpress.com/2011/04/29/from-seti-institutecarl-sagan-darkness
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Message 1101887 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 0:31:09 UTC - in response to Message 1101882.

I read it yesterday in a magazine, indeed sad, although SETI@Home is
not affected.

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Message 1101892 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 0:59:43 UTC - in response to Message 1101879.

The official press release is on the front page of SETI@Home, and it directly links to Dr. Eric Korpela's Q&A about the shutdown.

Asking the press for a restraction would be like trying to get TMZ to stop following around celebrities. Good luck with that.


That's not a press release, friend...that's a simple announcement on a website and unless other people spread the links, the people that should see it won't. A press release would be faxed/emailed to the various local news agencies or ones that have been inaccurately reporting the info.


That's about as much of a press release you're gonna get. Take it or leave it. It's good enough for the women I date.


Then SETI@home poses to lose crunchers if the situation is not cleared up properly in my opinion. The women you date must be very confused then :P


Already covered this. SETI@Home is only going to lose the crunchers that don't bother to check the website.

And those that don't will likely let BOINC run SETI until it's out of units, only the units won't end. Then they'll find out.

The women I date are smart enough to know how much action to take and when action is necessary. ;-)

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Message 1101932 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 2:18:35 UTC

My laptop and PC are happily at work, processing data unabated for seti@home.

Thanks to all who have shown their continued support. I'll continue to run seti@home until the project no longer operates, until my computers kick the bucket, or I do. ;-D

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Message 1101935 - Posted: 30 Apr 2011, 2:25:35 UTC

Thanks to whomever checked out the ScienceSprings blog.
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