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Jack Pierce
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Message 1343915 - Posted: 8 Mar 2013, 0:59:29 UTC

I just joined SETI@Home a couple of days ago and don't have a clue what I'm supposed to be doing. What are credits and how/why do I get them? Any help getting me started would be appreciated. I want to be active and participate but don't know how. Thanx in advance...Jack Pierce
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Message 1343922 - Posted: 8 Mar 2013, 1:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 1343915.

I just joined SETI@Home a couple of days ago and don't have a clue what I'm supposed to be doing. What are credits and how/why do I get them? Any help getting me started would be appreciated. I want to be active and participate but don't know how. Thanx in advance...Jack Pierce


Welcome to the asylum (g)...........

Everything looks good on your end. Credits are just to compare your rig to others. You get them for units you complete that compare favorably to your "wingman", the other rig which also receives and processes the same unit.
You don't need to do anything else, but if you're interested, start reading the threads in "Number Crunching". It's a great place to pick up tips, and get to know other crunchers. Cafe' SETI is also a good place for general friendly conversation.














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Message 1343940 - Posted: 8 Mar 2013, 3:04:40 UTC - in response to Message 1343922.

Thank you very much...

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Message 1349811 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 16:34:59 UTC

oh god I thought I was the only one lost. Alas I am an unemployed 32 yo who dreams of one day working in the cosmology field.
Hell I don't even know if that's right....
All I know is that math makes sense, and I absolutely love space..
It's AMAZING just what we as a human race have been lucky enough to see and comprehending thing's that do NOT make any sense and are REAL!!!!! (Black Holes)
WOW
I hope I am getting a little good karma for my future by participating, and let's all hope I find...something?....

Sincerely
Matt

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Message 1350607 - Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 18:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 1349811.

any particular reason to copy and paste the exact same post in 2 different threads
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