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Message 1185182 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 7:33:17 UTC

If a signal was detected, would they tell us?... seriously... EH
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Message 1185191 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 9:18:07 UTC - in response to Message 1185182.
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If a signal was detected, would they tell us?... seriously... EH


No way man. 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.

Edit: So the reason I run SETI, is to be able to know exactly when ET is found. That will be the moment SETI@home goes offline for good.
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Message 1185215 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 12:16:22 UTC

What Sten-Arne is mentioning here I have probably have seen earlier on as well.

Anyway, shouldn't we be looking for digital signals, not analog ones, meaning that the definition narrowband signal becomes obsolete and having no meaning at all?

Our own systems are going digital, television sets dealing with frequencies are being replaced by pre-programmed digital tuners. Also DAB or digital radio will soon be launched here, replacing an awkward system that is currently in existence. Mobile phones have preset frequencies, making its users unable to scan the mobile net like you are able to do with existing radio tuners.

Soon you will probably not be able to tune between stations either.

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Message 1185254 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 15:41:49 UTC - in response to Message 1185141.
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@ Ricardo Lourenco (Neo)

Well have a look at http://www.gpuug.org/. This organisation was founded by SETI@home volunteers like you and me and it's purpose is to help the SETI@home staff with handling of donations. There are currently 5674 dollars missing to purchase that dedicated NTPCKR machine.

And 460 for hard disk drives for their new storage server.

Also have a look at Numer Crunchin forum, GPU Users Group Fundraiser: Hardware Donations for S@H.

If you can spare some money, even only 5 or 10 dollars, it helps.

Christoph

P.S.: Going to do a donation myself now.
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Message 1185255 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 15:49:02 UTC - in response to Message 1185215.
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What Sten-Arne is mentioning here I have probably have seen earlier on as well.

Anyway, shouldn't we be looking for digital signals, not analog ones, meaning that the definition narrowband signal becomes obsolete and having no meaning at all?

Our own systems are going digital, television sets dealing with frequencies are being replaced by pre-programmed digital tuners. Also DAB or digital radio will soon be launched here, replacing an awkward system that is currently in existence. Mobile phones have preset frequencies, making its users unable to scan the mobile net like you are able to do with existing radio tuners.

Soon you will probably not be able to tune between stations either.

As far as I know digital signals won't transmit anywhere near as far as analog. Once a digital signal starts to pixelate, is degrades quickly with information being lost. Quite a lot can be gleamed from an analog signal which keeps all of the information over long distances, as our computers are doing just that.

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Message 1185377 - Posted: 15 Jan 2012, 1:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 1185254.

Nice @Christoph im gonna read all, and then i tell you something ...

see you all soon !
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Message 1186531 - Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 18:04:05 UTC
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Hi @Cristoph,

I dont have read all (im reading Steve Jobs Biografy now) but i have one question .... If i made a donation at GPUUG site i have the green star here ?

Thanks !
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Message 1186532 - Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 18:06:37 UTC - in response to Message 1186531.
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Hi @Cristoph,

I dont have read all but i have one question .... If i made a donation at GPUUG site i have the green star here ?

Thanks !

Yes. It takes a little while, but your star will show up here.

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Message 1186535 - Posted: 19 Jan 2012, 18:19:15 UTC - in response to Message 1186532.

Thanks Steve ! I will make a donation. Not today because to speack the truth i have money "live" and dont have "nothing" at my bank, i need to go to my bank to make a deposit, but in a few days i will make.

Thanks again
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Message 1186667 - Posted: 20 Jan 2012, 1:41:07 UTC - in response to Message 1185215.

What Sten-Arne is mentioning here I have probably have seen earlier on as well.

Anyway, shouldn't we be looking for digital signals, not analog ones, meaning that the definition narrowband signal becomes obsolete and having no meaning at all?

Our own systems are going digital, television sets dealing with frequencies are being replaced by pre-programmed digital tuners. Also DAB or digital radio will soon be launched here, replacing an awkward system that is currently in existence. Mobile phones have preset frequencies, making its users unable to scan the mobile net like you are able to do with existing radio tuners.

Soon you will probably not be able to tune between stations either.


Ah, but, for those of us with N9JFE or G1FYE and the like in their name,
we can watch the watchmen,
though the `interesting` stuff is all encrypted spread spectrum etc these days :(

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Message 1189355 - Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 10:01:26 UTC - in response to Message 1186667.
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So whats going ON with these Datas ? Will we get some to crunch soon ?
Have a date ? Have some WU's names ?

i need some stimulis :P starting to be bored ^^
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Message 1189367 - Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 10:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 1189355.

So whats going ON with these Datas ? Will we get some to crunch soon ?
Have a date ? Have some WU's names ?

i need some stimulis :P starting to be bored ^^

Computers, when given data to crunch, are never bored with the details.

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Message 1189370 - Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 10:46:16 UTC - in response to Message 1189367.

Now, now Mr. M, don't be so blasé, I'm sure you'd love to know the answers to these questions:) I know I would!

@Michel Probably no ETA yet.

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Message 1190217 - Posted: 30 Jan 2012, 23:01:58 UTC

Hi all,

@Steve & @Christoph i have made a little donation at GPU Users Group of 5 Bucks ( 2 Packets of Marlboro here in Brazil ) is not too much but well 5 bucks + 5 bucks = 10 etc etc ....

Order Grand Total:
Payment Method:
Order Summary:
Order #: 435

Order Date: 2012-01-30 18:08
Products Subtotal: $5.00
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Total for this Order: $5.00


Products on order:
1 x Donation directly to SETI@Home - $5.00
SKU: SETI@Home-direct


Cheers !
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Message 1192152 - Posted: 7 Feb 2012, 4:08:25 UTC - in response to Message 1190217.

我就发中文,顶!

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Message 1192348 - Posted: 8 Feb 2012, 4:06:41 UTC - in response to Message 1184075.
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Eric Korpela wrote in Message 1184075 - Posted: 9 Jan 2012 | 16:54:45 UTC.

This was the first run of a pipeline that uses incoherent dechirping and is therefore less sensitive than SETI@home, but fast enough to run locally. A student is working on writing a splitter that will turn the Green Bank data into SETI@home workunits. I'll try to get you an ETA on that after the science meeting on Wednesday. We haven't decided whether a separate application will be required for processing these workunits. I'm hoping not.



So what s the last news on that Eric ? :)
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Message 1194558 - Posted: 12 Feb 2012, 22:09:54 UTC - in response to Message 1190217.

Thank you Ricardo, that's exactly how to see it.
Sorry for responding so late, I had to crunch some units first due to too small RAC to post again.
I did concentrate on other projects for too long.

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Message 1195862 - Posted: 16 Feb 2012, 1:51:58 UTC - in response to Message 1194558.

No stress @Cristoph
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Message 1198000 - Posted: 20 Feb 2012, 21:47:26 UTC - in response to Message 1183129.

the transmitter is orbiting a star.
the receiver is orbiting a star.
the stares are in different orbits around the galaxy.
the relative velocity between the two is constantly changing.
hence, frequency drift.

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Message 1201627 - Posted: 2 Mar 2012, 7:46:22 UTC
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I used to run my computer on seti for quite a while then I got a new computer and just got back to it with a new name.
We on earth have been using radio for just about 100 years, and recently new modulation schemes such as spread spectrum and frequency hopping which can be very difficult to detect even if you are looking for them. Any advanced civilization may be using techniques we don't have a clue how to detect.
Perhaps they now use gravity waves or quantum duality to communicate.
A very advanced civilazation would use ways we would feel are magic and beyond our understanding.
Still, I like SETI and maybe, just maybe a signal will be out there.
Paul
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