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1) Message boards : Technical News : Now it's 2014 (Jan 07 2014) (Message 1470977)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile edjcox
Currently we're using it to house all kinds of data from various other SETI projects, or as a backup/SETI@home data buffer.

2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 60 (Message 1470972)
Posted 78 days ago by Profile edjcox
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 57 (Message 1458411)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile edjcox
4) Message boards : News : Our Winter 2013 fundraising drive is underway. (Message 1458410)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile edjcox
Whip out that universal translator und alles ist dann in Deutsch
5) Message boards : SETI@home Staff Blog : Welcome to the SETI@home staff blog. (Message 1458409)
Posted 111 days ago by Profile edjcox
When did you invent that time machine allowing you to start working on SETI@home before it even began? If you have the flux capacitor design please share.. We can speed up the project by moving to the future and simply identifying that alien signal source and bring back the Freq and sky location...

We can then move on to other efforts...

I take it it was a typo.. 1999 right..Lol

Anyways welcome to the project...
6) Message boards : News : Our Winter 2013 fundraising drive is underway. (Message 1451314)
Posted 132 days ago by Profile edjcox
Your lack of attentiveness to the web pages makes me a reluctant person to contribute when I see little information as to what is going on and updates...

Stark comparison to other projects where the people involved write regularly and give updates ...

Sorry but until you start telling us what is going on and post on a regular basis it appears to me as if I am asked to support people who havn't the time to let the people processing their data what is going on...

Volunteers or not, underpaid, etc, academics and researchers who cannot keep people informed and involved aren't going to get much support...

All you others who use these pages for attacks on people who state the truth... Well...

May 2010

Aug 2013

It is December 2013 Some recent information???
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : UFO lights over Phoenix Arizona, real or not? (Message 1359236)
Posted 363 days ago by Profile edjcox
The accidental discovery of the ability to warp space time and create pocket outside of it.. This then required the ability to envelope a physical space within the warp area. The area exists outside of time and space and as a result one can propel the warp bubble at very infinite speeds. These bubbles of warp fields allow travel through space and as they are not impacted by normal time that within the warp fields does not experience time except for relative time of that within the field. Pushing the warp bubble along could be achieved by a simple field strength alteration along one area of the bubble. The warp bubble would move in the direction where the field strength was lower. A static or even field would stop the movement. Matter interaction would not take place as the bubble would not be impacted by normal matter wit the exception of that at the edges of black holes and singularities. One would need to avoid that interaction as the singularity is the only pont in our universe that transitions to "warp" territory...

And so we now can see that faster than light travel is possible but only if your within that bubble...

Truth is though reality will burst that bubble and leave you stuck in Einstein's reality where FTL is simply fictional...

8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Help me with my petition (funding science) (Message 1359219)
Posted 363 days ago by Profile edjcox
To quote"

When I was a kid in the late 1980s and early 1990s I expected to see humans on Mars and Moon in the early 2000s. I expected to see cheap supersonic flights around the world, spaceflights for ordinary people, and big and powerful particle accelerators. After getting my Master's degree in physics I started to realize that there is no proper funding even for the cheapest projects. Lots of skills and brain power gets lost because there are no enough jobs available for everyone. Big science projects would bring lots of news jobs and innovations. We need new innovations to solve the problems of everyday life (water, energy, poverty, food, education, health). Big science projects will solve these problems, but not without proper funding. The purpose of this petition is to make almost unlimited funding for science possible.


Nice idea...
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : The Voyagers (Message 1359215)
Posted 363 days ago by Profile edjcox
Worked at General Electrics Space Center in Valley Forge,PA. We built and tested the RTG's that provide power to the Voyagers. From 100 + Wt peak down to 1 Watt or so today, the RTG's still produce enough juice to allow a weak signal beamed back to earth to be picked up. Most of the systems aboard are inoperative as there's no power for them and the technology (including tape recorders) have long since aged past their utility. The deep space cold permeates the spacecraft and with exception of the receiversand transmitters and the RTG's little heat is present. The ancient vidicon's are also inoperative so no images are possible besides no recorders to store and play back in pieces necessary for transmission.

Perhaps some day we will be able to get out there and catch up to them. Would be something to have a future Probe on its way to a nearby sun stop and pickup the voyager for future museum display...

Anyways it funny to think back to those days and realize the RTG's are so very far away in Space and of course time as well..[/img]
10) Message boards : News : SETI@home scheduler is down until further notice. (Message 1309559)
Posted 511 days ago by Profile edjcox
Who's the system administrator on the project?

Seems your always having crashes and problems. A lot of us out here could help solve configuration issues if there were a good source on your configurations with system details.

I run Einstein as well. They seemingly have a better group or configuration.

I worry SETI is just a part time job for some of your people. There are a lot of things that seem to go wrong every weekend, holiday, or three day period.Eric I do appreciate your dedication. To bad
SETI at home it is so underfunded and staffed lightly.

A conference to discuss SETI and technology as well as whether the analysis path pursued is still viable or do we need a shift in overall approach to maximize the utility of you SETI volunteer corps.. Given a rudimentary analysis of Earth's radio frequency history (we go from Broadband Noise pulse generation to Digital Microwave inside of a 100 years) you realize other civilizations might only use RF for communications for a very short window in time. Even if the signals are floating around out there time coincidence is very unlikely and probability of intercept very low low indeed. Then propagation distance means any intercepted signals would be so far back in time that we'd be unlikely and unable to communicate back within any reasonable period to establish a comm channel.

Perhaps looking at advanced communication methods like lasers, or even neutrino emissions might be promising.. Don't know the answer only that our RF search has som many "depends on" that it's probability is very very unlikely.

Hate to be a pesimist but....

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Will still crunch..

11) Message boards : News : SETI@home annual fund raising campaign has started (Message 1305998)
Posted 521 days ago by Profile edjcox
False report..

Seti has no ability to discover moving objects especially near earth. The data it processes is a set sweep from Aricibo and seldom veers much..

seti is similar to opening a radio telescope lens onto the sky and letting it sweep as the earth rotates it across the sky.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (78) Server Problems? (Message 1303875)
Posted 526 days ago by Profile edjcox
My WU have piled up and can't be delivered either..
13) Message boards : Technical News : Power - the Reunion Tour (Jun 11 2012) (Message 1245745)
Posted 674 days ago by Profile edjcox
Even some small UPS equipment for the PC's would help keep the power gremlins from disturbing circuitry and such and shortening lifespan. I have all my gear at home on UPS for graceful shutdown and power conditioning at all times...

Find out who your campuis engineer is and raise hell ... Let people know they are destroying equipment with their shenanigans. This should bye upchanneled as mush as possible to let management know this is costing them money, time, equipment...
14) Message boards : News : "Are We Alone?" The Great Debate (Message 1159315)
Posted 926 days ago by Profile edjcox
Would be nice to see this one day where credit was shared...

"I am delighted to announce that SETI@Home has discovered a tenth new radio galactic communications emitter in data. Acquired long ago the tapes containing the data were analyzed utilizing FFT's and Signals analysis for advanced communications concepts including Pulse Amplitude, Pulse Position, Pulse Phase and other techniques far more revealing than previous software.

Further details about the newly-discovered emitters can be found on this web page, and will be published in due course. We are in the process of contacting the volunteers whose computers found this alien group of emitters, and will post information about them in the coming few days.

Located over XX light years from Earth it is anticipated that these emissions represent something so far back in time as to be absent from the present day universe in a form we would comprehend.

Thank you for contributing to SETI@Home"

We can but hope...

Goodbye Steve!

15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is there a boundary on how large/small wavelengths can be? (Message 1152022)
Posted 948 days ago by Profile edjcox
Ponder this

A sun and still another a lightyear away

The two suns are impacted by a gravitational wave at the same instant that runs parallel to them

The resonate and produce an electromagnetic wave between them

This wave propagates outward and eventually runs into another star and another and another, etc

Each encounter causes a slight resonace or dampens the original wave. The E Wave is sometimes amplified and sometimes dampened still propagating way from the two star source. At the speed of light that wave will encounter vast distances of nada out there and most eventually will dissapate as the energy is entropied away in time..

Occasionally the wave will interact and gain energy mosly it will dissapate.

So these colossal EM waves are rare.. Their origin speculative... Their lifespan finite due to entropy. What might cause two stellar cores many light years apart to resonate in coincidence? I speculate a gravitational wave but thus far they remain thoretical..

One might look a a swiming pool and drop one drop of water on its still surface. The wavve propagates outward but will eventually be so weak as to be undetectable. Now drop 1000 drops on its surface evenly distributed and the cacaophony of wavelets created will be immense. Some of those waves will netralize one another some will combine into larger wavelets. The universe is like that a cacaphony of differing incoherent waveforms being produced non-uniformly in multiple dimensions and actually in multiple time coherences.

So the answer to large is above the answer to small is a matter of what can begin the oscillation of EM at what subatomic level...
16) Message boards : Technical News : Drive (Aug 11 2011) (Message 1140698)
Posted 978 days ago by Profile edjcox

Do they have any real IT engineers working on this effort?

It seems I see a pattern of hit/miss efforts to fix problems that are never really pinned down.

Before the rightous all chime in here let's seriously look at what's going on. There are a lot of good companies who would contribute hardware and maybe even communications hardware and bandwidth. It just seems the people within the project while doing yeomans work for little reward are simply not getting the support, funding, and outside helpt this project deserves.

We seem to have but a few who even bother to communicate what's going down and that will shortly meet a two month hiatus as Matt hits the road for his music tour.

Where are the principles pn this team and why can't they manage to set up a regular weekly update and a regular status update and troubleshooting direction.

A lot of us out here are available for more that CPU cycles if we're comunicated with. We might even be able to dissect the system if someone would take the time and block chart a schematic and layout of the systems and the hardware.

Those of you that are offended by my viewpoints needs not throw electrons as frankly I am not a happy SETI at Home camper anymore. I'm aware of the limited manpower, limited funds, and so on. I also expect that this project get handled by people with their best work.

A rime example is the dated information on the website and how its not current at all.

What for example has come from the Data acquired afew weeks back. HAs it even been analysed at all? How about some feedback on the front page...

Sorry, with my three PC's working on SETI and Einstein I am getting a better feel looking for gravitational waves than I am looking for evidence of communications between ET's.

17) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is THIS A Kepler Work Unit? (Message 1121631)
Posted 1028 days ago by Profile edjcox
So far the big cardboard box of Kepler data still sits unattended and forgotten...
18) Message boards : Technical News : Monolith (Jun 14 2011) (Message 1119902)
Posted 1032 days ago by Profile edjcox
So the all important Kepler data sits in a box being "pre-processed and crudley analyzed?

It seems priorities are akilter in SETI's lab. I'm sorry so little funding is allocated and that the staff is but part time. Recommend they focus sharply and perhaps allow volunteer's to write stuff up with a a daily tech brief to the chosen authors. This would releive the staff from the tedium of keeping the people who are processing the data for the project informed as to what's about..

Let's load up the KEPLER data and process it and put the other stuff on the back burner for later.

One mans humble opinion...
19) Message boards : News : Here's the press release for current GBT observations: (Message 1107878)
Posted 1065 days ago by Profile edjcox

Can you give us some insight into thei "coarse analysis" and how it is done? What computational resourses are employed and what methods of determining artificial versus natural are employed? I'd like to hear from Dan Werthimer and get some outline of his plan for handling the data once acquired.

How are you storing it and transporting it for processing?

Seems there are a myriad of questions and insight into this program I'd like to have.

Does Dan have an outline of the project and how he's going about this?


800Mhz of instantaneous bandwidth can envelop a lot of signal including modulations from analog AM and FM to Pulse Modulations, Frequency Pulse Position, Pulse amplitude, etc... Running this through a sieve to determine repetition or artificial origin ought to be most interesting and challenging. Would really like to see the signal analysis methodology Dan's employing to rake this stuff through... This could really encompass a breakthrough in SETI signal processing and anlysis methodology. There might even be others who would like to learn from this analysis methodology and possibly fund..

Let's say and FM frequency modulated signal carrying a aideband employing Pulse Postion Modulation or even pulse amplitude modulation... Would his signal analysis pick that up?

I'm really excited about this new source and possible new analysis techniques...

20) Message boards : News : Green Bank Telescope observations to start Saturday. (Message 1107876)
Posted 1065 days ago by Profile edjcox
Fromt the article "Once UC Berkeley astronomers acquire 24 hours of data on a total of 86 Earth-like planets, they’ll initiate a coarse analysis and then, in about two months, ask an estimated 1 million SETI@home users to conduct a more detailed analysis on their home computers."

So SETI@home get's in on the act in July or so. Meanwhile a "coarse analysis" is performed. Can we get an understanding of what that means? Coarse analysis done how and by what? I thought our SETI@home efforts is the analysis being done. Why the dely and why do this serially? Why not put the data to SETI@home immediatly? Or for that matter why not as real time as possible?

Anyone have any understanding as to when this effort was planned and who planned it this way? I would think that our parallel processing effort supercomputations is the fastest way to analyze this data and would be the most productive. Has there been any efforts to enhance the methods used to identifiy artificial vice natural emissions? Would seem this is the best efforts in this arena in a while. 800Mhz of bandwidth in a given instant constitutes a lot of potential sources of emissions..

Anyways, I'm looking forward to this evolution of SETI@home and a more focused search can't hurt.

Anyone out there can answer any of the above?

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