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Message 1285082 - Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 6:40:01 UTC
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Hi,
As a volunteer of the BOINC Online Help, I've been contacted by a user who has found triplet signal with a power rating of 9.48 and one more powerful with a strength of 11.31 and a period of 2.00054. He sent me screenshots that show these signals green. What interpretation can be given to these signals atypical ? For those who would like more detailed information, I'm at your disposal. Thanks for your answers.
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Message 1285286 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 0:14:14 UTC - in response to Message 1285082.

the green lines are just an indicator of where the program thinks a potential signal is. It will also do this for pulses and spikes. As far as the numbers, they are meaningless. the results are noted in the database and compared with other signals from that area in the sky.


in the future it's probably best for the individual to make these inquiries themselves.

I'm betting this might be a user that has been banned and makes repeated reports of data similar to this.
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Message 1285376 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 6:13:46 UTC - in response to Message 1285286.

Hey skildude,
THX so much for your quick response.
I'll make my report to the user ;)
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Message 1285538 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 17:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 1285286.

I'm not a banned user, in fact, just the opposite. I'm a new user and very new to all of this. I simply thought what I was seeing was something special, and searched for a volunteer on the Seti@home volunteer contact list to ask about this.That's all. Who am I supposed to ask about such things? I know now that it was nothing special. Is there a way for me or other users to know if we get something special? I know it has to be confirmed by at least 2 users, then Seti, but is there anything to tell us that we may have something special? Forgive me if this sounds ignorant, but I am new to this. Thank you,
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Message 1285541 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 17:08:07 UTC - in response to Message 1285538.

I don't want to discourage your level of enthusiasm or participation, but technically speaking, we're just doing an analysis of signals and sending the results back to the lab which then get assimilated into the Master Science Database.

One signal from a specific point in space can be considered an anomaly or a fluke. We need repeated signals from the same point in space to suggest a sort of intelligence.

In the event that a signal has been confirmed, all users whose computers contributed to the finding will be notified by the project and you will be given the chance for an honorable mention in the discovery (of course, after it has been peer-reviewed by other SETI scientists).

Watching each workunit and wondering if it is significant is a little like taking a drop of water from the ocean and asking if it is significant. Each piece alone has its own attributes, but as a whole it may not mean anything until it has been thoroughly analyzed.

That's why I wouldn't recommend recording or watching every result you find, as without an idea of scope, you'll be completely lost and wasting time.

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Message 1285558 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 17:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 1285538.

I'm not a banned user, in fact, just the opposite. I'm a new user and very new to all of this. I simply thought what I was seeing was something special, and searched for a volunteer on the Seti@home volunteer contact list to ask about this.That's all. Who am I supposed to ask about such things? I know now that it was nothing special. Is there a way for me or other users to know if we get something special? I know it has to be confirmed by at least 2 users, then Seti, but is there anything to tell us that we may have something special? Forgive me if this sounds ignorant, but I am new to this. Thank you,
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Sorry about that but the request was made in such a manner that it looked like a banned user, using a 3rd party, to ask his questions. BTW that banned user is a nuisance and has created multiple account to circumvent his ban.

As far as asking questions here, ask away. No need to ask a 3rd party to post.

As a suggestion though please try to search the forums for answers first. You'd be surprised how often a question has been answered.
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Message 1286456 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 23:01:37 UTC
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Guess what - I happened to have a triplet with a score of 12.71 a little earlier on. Apparently my logs is showing me that power and score for a triplet are virtually the same - the power may give a more exact number of decimals by means of their decimal resolution, 12.714651 for score and 12.714651107788 for power. Similarly period was 20.250623703003 for the same triplet.

A triplet is one option or way out of some four in order to tell whether a number is possibly having an intelligent origin or characteristics by means of its nature.

No triplet of some size is known to have been reported here. I remember many times ago a user with the name of "Dave" (not one of the scientists in this project though) reporting a triplet of 30.486 (recalling). At that time this power or score apparently was a good number. Still, my guess is that a triplet better than 30 is rare stuff and should be checked against the triplets table in your SMV for similar or better numbers. I happen to have triplet scores better than 30 myself.

Typically triplet powers or scores less than 9 are being discarded, though they may end up in the log as result lines. Triplets that are 14 or better should warrant or deserve a closer interest.

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Message 1286468 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 0:04:38 UTC

^^^ this would be the banned person alluded to earlier.

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Message 1286482 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 0:47:18 UTC
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Heck, I have too many of this ugly ones in my logs to just bother.

Give me power and fit for these things, please!

Even females are curious about these things, you may happen to know.

They are supposed to be better at judging these things as well.

Have my poor english excused, please, it should rather read "by means of the decimal resolution", previously.

I guess they did not notice this discussion on the streets of Manhattan, New York.

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