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Message 1130574 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 17:48:32 UTC

Make up your own story of what caused the Seti to go down and post it here.

Since we don't get information from the project these will be the official story line.


I have noted that there are many California Ground Squirrels around the SSL facility. Probably the underground optical cable passed through the squirrel burrow. They knawed on the cable and were able to open it up sufficiently to light up the burrow. Since more light is needed the squirrels redesigned the burrow to make maximum use of the light from the optical cable.

Of course this would introduce unexplained random failures of the project and nobody would know why. This is why why the project goes up and down and could also explain why some of our fellow crunchers cannot reach the project for work.

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Message 1130580 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 17:56:08 UTC

The alien invasion fleet is about to enter the outer solar system, Seti will be able to detect their transmissions and trigger the alarm so the little green guys have begun bombarding the worlds radio telescopes with...elevator music! It`s way more efficient and cheaper than firing rocks at us from the Oort cloud. We are truly doomed now!

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Message 1130583 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 18:06:56 UTC

After reading all the other threads regarding the present/past/future problems:

It is refreshing to read this sane, and probably true, explanation.

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Message 1130592 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 18:22:00 UTC - in response to Message 1130580.

The alien invasion fleet is about to enter the outer solar system, Seti will be able to detect their transmissions and trigger the alarm so the little green guys have begun bombarding the worlds radio telescopes with...elevator music! It`s way more efficient and cheaper than firing rocks at us from the Oort cloud. We are truly doomed now!


This actually makes sense...Rockets would certainly draw retaliation, whereas,
elevator music we simply tune it out or change the channel!

Once upon a time, it's been rumored that good ol' "Uncle Ted" - Ted Nuggent
had made an offer to buy out Musak (source of elevator music) for $7 million...
just so he could shut it down. They got wind of his reason and refused his offer.

Had this come to pass, "The Nug(Noog)" would have been responsible for single
handedly saving the Earth from this onslaught and most imminent attack!

Good try Ted!

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Message 1130632 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 19:23:14 UTC

The intergalactic mice went on strike for more cheese....
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Message 1130638 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 19:27:48 UTC
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A birdy told me someone was feeding Carolyn Marmite and she froze up.

A big thanks to Jeff for fixing her.
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Message 1130652 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 20:14:01 UTC

Each spike in the AP database is a power pellet! :chomp:

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Message 1130659 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 20:32:08 UTC

They increased the debt limit and it is sucking everything down into the void.

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Message 1130662 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 20:57:48 UTC

Sorry folks but its all my fault :¬)
The AMD approved psu that i bought in 2002 finaly boiled its capacitators and the resulting blast of trashed work units that was sent back up the wire took out the servers.

But it may have been the mice.
My mouse works ok, atm . . .
Do they have mouse in Cal ?

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Message 1130667 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 21:04:24 UTC

Angela let a couple of Raccoons loose in the Space Lab ....
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Message 1130678 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 21:25:07 UTC

I had a little dance to a tune on the radio, didn't think it would have such terrible consequences. I promise never to do it again :).

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Message 1130685 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 21:32:02 UTC
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Still much better than when the Connecticut guy broke the whole internet in 2007(link to external site video news story
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Message 1130699 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 21:48:09 UTC

Still much better than when the Connecticut guy broke the whole internet in 2007(link to external site video news story
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Ok, that's priceless!!
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Message 1130701 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 21:51:00 UTC - in response to Message 1130580.

I LOVE THIS THREAD :-))
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Message 1130718 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 22:11:14 UTC - in response to Message 1130685.

Still much better than when the Connecticut guy broke the whole internet in 2007(link to external site video news story
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Hahahaha, brilliant.

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Message 1130735 - Posted: 22 Jul 2011, 22:31:00 UTC - in response to Message 1130718.

I recently sent the team a bit of money specifically for b33r.

Being frugal as always, the team managed to buy a small truck load of unlabeled b33r in dented and generally rather questionable cans.

At 1700 Wednesday, their shipment arrived. After receiving their shipment, the men of SETI at Home realized that they only had a mini-fridge in the corner that was held together with duct tape and unicorn tears. Upon this realization, they set to work drinking each and every beer they had ordered in glimmering respect for the "Waste not, want not" creed.

6 men, 32,001 beers. 8 hours.

It is well known that the men of SETI at Home resemble Yukon lumberjacks who have two hobbies; wooden model ducks and weight lifting. To say they were up to the task is a vast understatement as each man gripped their frosty beer in a well calloused hand and raised it to their lips.

45 minutes and 3.4 beers later, each and every man was roaring drunk.

The downtime was a direct result of the Team waking up on Thursday morning with a hangover that could kill a cantankerous yak from 1000 meters away. Have you ever had a hangover while sitting in a room filled with blinking lights, roaring fans, oppressive heat and questionable beer sitting quietly on a pallet in the corner?

Eric summoned the last of his strength and tossed a solitary can of beer over his head like a hand grenade ala Saving Private Ryan which struck the wall mounted 'OFF' switch with grace and precision.

Thus the office took Thursday off. The only sounds emanating from the lab on Thursday was the occasional moan and muffled belch that could be faintly heard over the Plop Plop Fizz Fizz of round after round of Alka-Seltzer.

Fin.
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