What are the credits?

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Message 1354359 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 10:15:32 UTC

Every person that partecipates to the SETI@HOME project receives credits (you can see how many credits you received in your profile). But what are these credits? How do they work? Can I use them in any way? I'll wait an answer.

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Message 1354425 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 16:28:46 UTC - in response to Message 1354359.  

Credits are a way for the project to thank you for voluntarily doing work for them. They are mainly used to compare how well your computer does, against other computers. They can't be used for anything else, they don't have a monetary function.

Ancient Astronaut Theorists can tell you that I do not help with tech questions via private message. Please use the forums for that.
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