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Message 1403097 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 15:44:17 UTC

what does the image that looks like Tetris mean´╝čI saw it today when I ran SETI,but I couldnt get a screen shot,because when I ran the Fraps,the image goes back to normal.

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Message 1403124 - Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 17:29:41 UTC - in response to Message 1403097.

About The SETI@home Screensaver.


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Message 1403263 - Posted: 15 Aug 2013, 0:32:00 UTC - in response to Message 1403124.

I didn't find a similar image on http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/rfi/index.html

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Message 1404310 - Posted: 17 Aug 2013, 14:58:54 UTC

Just downloaded what I thought was the Seti@home software, but found it was a package called BOINC, not obvious what to do with it, then getting the graphics up the barchart keeps moving, the text is too small to make head or tail of. I think that there has been a lot of work done and money spent but the actual output to the end user is poor. If this is the only way we can produce something that is supposed to show if there is inteligent life out there, it is no wonder nothing has ever been found, it has probably been and gone while the end user has been struggling with the software. Just get a simple graph like they had when the WOW signal was found and leave the fancy graphics to starwars or Star trek, Very Disappointed Indeed. Seti@home has been spoiled. hopeless.

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Message 1404311 - Posted: 17 Aug 2013, 15:19:32 UTC - in response to Message 1404310.

I don't know... I find BOINC incredibly easy to use. You download the software, install it, then follow the wizard to connect to a project such as SETI@home. The rest is taken care of for you automatically.

And as far as money spent, if it weren't for BOINC, SETI@home would have went under about 9 years ago. The government funding for SETI@home dried up around that time, and the only way SETI has been able to continue is through the hard work of the Project Scientists who often work for free, and through private donations given by volunteers who understand SETI's funding situation.

Sorry that you've had such a rough time with the software. I do have my personal complaints about BOINC, but I really hate it when someone needlessly bashes the project without fully understanding the scope of things.

Just to be clear, BOINC is a framework designed to allow end users to connect to any project of their choice (not just SETI@home). SETI@home is just one of the many projects out there, but it also happens to be the most popular by far. BOINC is not SETI and SETI is not BOINC.

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Message 1404459 - Posted: 17 Aug 2013, 21:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 1404310.

If you do not like the graphics, leave the "Show graphics" button alone and in the screen saver section of your OS set the screen saver to None or anything but BOINC. Simple solution, that doesn't require you to bash either the software or the project.

Now then, homework:
Learn more about how SETI@home works
Screensaver graphics explained
BOINC User Wiki

And if after reading all that you still have questions, ask them in a normal fashion, without feeling the need to bash more things. And to do so in two posts in different sub-forums.


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