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Message 1205969 - Posted: 15 Mar 2012, 0:12:08 UTC

If you're wondering about the difference between SETI@home and SETILive, Dr. Korpela has posted the differences here.
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Message 1210077 - Posted: 25 Mar 2012, 17:08:31 UTC - in response to Message 1205969.

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I looking for someone to help me out. I recently have become increasingly involved in the SETI@home project and am curious to know how will I know if I have something. And if I do who do I contact. I would appreciate your input.

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Message 1210370 - Posted: 26 Mar 2012, 17:16:23 UTC - in response to Message 1210077.
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Your computer will detect about 4 "somethings" in almost every chunk of work that we send you. But 99.99999999999% of the time, that will be radio frequency inference (RFI) which are man made signals (cell phones, satellites, radar, ...) or random noise in our receiver or electronics. It sends those results back to Berkeley for more processing.

We've got an program that removes RFI, but it's not perfect. And the random signals are random, so it's hard to figure out which ones are real ETs. So in order to detect an ET we require that a specific signal be seen in the same spot on the sky on different days, but not at different parts of the sky. The program that checks that is the Near Time Persistence Checker (NTPCkr). The folks at the GPU Users Group have been helping us get new machines to speed the process along. Jeff thinks he's got it to the point where we can reanalyze the whole sky every 10 months or so. So the NTPCkr generates a list of the best potential ETs and the RFI remover removes RFI from them, then the NTPCkr runs again to see if it still one of the best ones. Matt is working on something like SETILive, but not quite that will allow you to check out our best candidates and say whether they look good or not. I don't know when that will be up and running. The whole team here is basically 3 or 4 people.

Then when we've got a list we're confident of, we go to Arecibo and reobserve candidates to see if any still show up at the same spot on the sky and the same frequency. If the do, we call someone at another telescope to look at the same place and frequency. If so we break out the Champagne and the Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence. And we let the volunteers that participated in the detection know. You might need to attend a press conference or two.
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Message 1210377 - Posted: 26 Mar 2012, 17:44:00 UTC
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Why Eric in this page : NTPCKR page we only see 10 candidates instead of the 50 stated in bold ?

and why all the skypots, RA and DEC are hidden or not show ?

and whats about the Kepler Telescope Candidates ?
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Message 1210547 - Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 1:17:40 UTC - in response to Message 1210377.

The NTPCkr has been moved to a new machine with some database changes and the web code hasn't caught up (which is why the date on the page is so old). I'd even say it's still in process of being moved. The first shutdown caught the page is the middle of being regenerated. I should put a notice on the NTPCkr page saying that things won't be right for a while until the move is complete.

Or maybe I can get it to regenerate the page even though the NTPCkr isn't being run on those tables now. It'll still be old data, but it'll at least look like we can count.
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Message 1210672 - Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 12:39:25 UTC - in response to Message 1205969.

Can someone please tell me what the "CREDITS" mean. I have 217 credits but I can't find anywhere what that means....
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Message 1210684 - Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 13:02:12 UTC - in response to Message 1210672.

Can someone please tell me what the "CREDITS" mean. I have 217 credits but I can't find anywhere what that means....
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Better to ask this question on the Message boards (Number crunching) or Questions and answers (where essentially the same question was asked and answered two days ago).

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Message 1231487 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 10:29:58 UTC - in response to Message 1210547.

I have been doing this since 6-11 - figured i would be well over 500,000 by my aniversary. I don't know what you are doing but i am very tired of crashing on Thursdays - you are pushing some button or code that throws everything i've done - usually 3 or 4 V6 jobs out the window. Look at my Stats for this last week - it is totally ridiculous. After you cleared ysterday i was at 1610 ( way down from 18/2000 a day) now i am at 1590 - it is going down not up even though i have been running 5 hr jobs all night long? Something is very wrong.

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Please reply. Also I feel that a lot of people will simply drop out of the program - as evidenced by looking at my class.
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Message 1231501 - Posted: 13 May 2012, 11:22:19 UTC - in response to Message 1231487.

I have been doing this since 6-11 - figured i would be well over 500,000 by my aniversary. I don't know what you are doing but i am very tired of crashing on Thursdays - you are pushing some button or code that throws everything i've done - usually 3 or 4 V6 jobs out the window. Look at my Stats for this last week - it is totally ridiculous. After you cleared ysterday i was at 1610 ( way down from 18/2000 a day) now i am at 1590 - it is going down not up even though i have been running 5 hr jobs all night long? Something is very wrong.

Miranda Bruce - Randy

Please reply. Also I feel that a lot of people will simply drop out of the program - as evidenced by looking at my class.

Up until the 9th May your computer was either erroring out it's work, or producing inconclusive/invalid results, from the 10th May your computer has been completing work O.K (tasks run to completion as opposed to overflowing after a few seconds), now you're just got to wait for your wingmen to validate your recently completed tasks, as long as it continues to produce valid results your RAC will recover.

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Message 1232835 - Posted: 18 May 2012, 16:54:17 UTC

I have been with SETI@HOME since March, but I have not received any work since April 30th. I look at the status of the servers and a majority of them are up and running, I have already gone and reset the project, but nothing. Is there any reason for the lack of work? Please advise.


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Message 1232844 - Posted: 18 May 2012, 17:07:58 UTC - in response to Message 1232835.

I have been with SETI@HOME since March, but I have not received any work since April 30th. I look at the status of the servers and a majority of them are up and running, I have already gone and reset the project, but nothing. Is there any reason for the lack of work? Please advise.


One of your computers received work from Seti on the 7th and the 14th May,

Perhaps you have enough work from your four other projects, and it's not Seti's turn to ask for work,

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