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Message 1788229 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 0:45:15 UTC

It was 17 years ago today that I joined SETI@home in the search for ET. According to the newspaper article I read about the project, SETI@home was only going to be a 3 year project. Every day past that initial 3 year time frame, I consider it a bonus. I started using an AMD K6-2 CPU running at 166MHz (no GPU processing at that time). My, how the times and technology have changed since way back then.

Anyone else a member of this club?
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Message 1788257 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 2:20:53 UTC
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My anniversary is 3 months from tomorrow - see then.


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Message 1788258 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 2:25:30 UTC

Still here

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Message 1788318 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 6:55:51 UTC

Yup, still here.
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Message 1788399 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 11:54:00 UTC

Back here. Was here, then was away for a bit, and now back. All is good! :-)

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Message 1788444 - Posted: 18 May 2016, 14:57:30 UTC

I'm still here.

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Message 1788624 - Posted: 19 May 2016, 5:10:05 UTC

Likewise.. 17 years on the 17 May. :)
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Message 1788770 - Posted: 19 May 2016, 19:14:32 UTC

17 Years ago today I started crunching for ET. I have taken a break here and there but have seen a ton of changes. Hopefully we keep seeing changes that improve our experience and chances of finding the signal in the sea of chaos.


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Message 1788981 - Posted: 20 May 2016, 13:36:54 UTC

I have been crunching now for SETI for 17 years, too. I haven't taken any breaks, but my total is pretty low compared to most of the rest of you. Nonetheless, I will keep plugging away. I hope we are looking in the right places and that we find the real WOW signal soon. Congrats to the veterans, the newbies, and anyone else with milestones to celebrate.

Plus SETI Classic = 21,082 WUs
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Message 1788987 - Posted: 20 May 2016, 14:07:22 UTC

Missed mine five days ago... better late than never. Story of my life. :^)
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
--- Margaret Mead

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Message 1789011 - Posted: 20 May 2016, 15:36:14 UTC

I spent too much time partying on Cinco de Mayo that I completely forgot my own anniversary!

Congrats to everyone who contributes to SETI and any other volunteering project.
If it's just us, it would be an awful waste of space.
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Message 1789293 - Posted: 21 May 2016, 16:24:48 UTC

Getting in early before I forget mine. Happy 17 years everyone!
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Message 1789321 - Posted: 21 May 2016, 18:59:39 UTC

Happy 17th anniversary to all of us.
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Message 1789580 - Posted: 22 May 2016, 20:21:23 UTC

Thank You to all of those that have persevered. Next year we will be old enough to vote (in the U.S. anyway).
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Message 1790189 - Posted: 25 May 2016, 5:39:53 UTC - in response to Message 1788229.  
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I am.* Champagne, anyone?

*Almost.
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Message 1790501 - Posted: 26 May 2016, 9:05:14 UTC

Well I think this is the first year I have actually remembered "on the day"

17 years, was 2 jobs ago and I am now retired.

Forward to the next 17 :-)

Cheers


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Message 1790555 - Posted: 26 May 2016, 14:05:45 UTC

A few days late in posting, but I'm still around as well!

Congratulations everyone, and thanks for all the work over the years.
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Message 1792030 - Posted: 30 May 2016, 8:31:20 UTC

I'm horrible at remembering anniversary dates. Mine was on April 12th. Congrats to all!
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Message 1793308 - Posted: 4 Jun 2016, 8:15:16 UTC

Congratulations Crunchers...

My original cruncher had to be put aside couple months back. Will not crunch v8. It did out last eight other PCs. Har!

Well here we go on another one see ya next year. ;^)

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