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1) Message boards : News : "Are We Alone?" The Great Debate (Message 1028061)
Posted 1490 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
50 years of SETI - no signs of life out there. What a waste of time.


Actually SETI is looking for Intelligence, "life" has already been proven to exist in the form of bacteria.
Obviously you're having trouble exhibiting what they are looking for.
No insult intended



I have not seen this evidence of bacteria outside our planet. Do you have a reference? I would like to study it myself.

As to the comment on "waste of time". I have to say I very much disagree on that. Seeking life and intelligence in the universe is a great goal. And I think its very arrogant to assume 50 years is a long time in the scale our galaxy operates at.

For all we know intelligence could have evolved another place a long time ago, or recently. Their radio bubble could not yet have reached us, or maybe even passed by and gone. We do not know. Its an ongoing quest to seek out, and I for one support the effort! :)
2) Message boards : News : "Are We Alone?" The Great Debate (Message 979425)
Posted 1651 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Would be awesome with a recording.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not uploading? (Message 921624)
Posted 1883 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
I got .36

Seems to be working like a charm for me now. :)
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : How do you greet an extraterrestrial? (Message 920027)
Posted 1889 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
As a bit more serious, I think we should send an answer signal if one is ever dedtected. The reason is that if the common consensus say 'No', there the is bound to be a mino groupe that does anyway. Its better we are all aware of what we send IMO.

As for what to send? Not that we got guns, a loose threat is never a good way to start relations with another species. If they are advanced enough to reciove signals, they surly can manage to take care fo tehm self with their own weapons if needed ;). And they are likly going to be an older race then us, since making contact with a young race as ourself is highly unlikly. And we would just come off as "chlidish" to put it like that.

We need to send a neutral greeting, maby telling them a bit who we are, and some basics about our culture. We are: Male and Female, both equal but yet different, tell tehm that we are a gropu of many different nations and cultures, but yet one race. Cause for all we know they might be united as a species, humanity sure is not, and they might get mixed signals. And explanation of that is in order.

But there are so many good responses made already that I hardly can think of any decent new ones ;)
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not uploading? (Message 919676)
Posted 1890 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Yes, aftr being out of the SETI loop myself for a while I got too eager, wanted instant responses. But it seems that the client will sort it self out when the server gets fully up and running. I can suggest signing up to a new project, and just allocate its resource shre way lower then SETI so as not to "waste" CPU cycles :). I did this to run Einstein and such while SETI uploads and downloads the taskes, then I cruch SETI tasks at full speed as soon as tehy are ready. :)
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not uploading? (Message 918643)
Posted 1893 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
I recently had 20 WUs done and ready, but took them two days to upload.

Now that they did upload I got due credit of course.

As I have ccoem to understand from my questions and reading, its a server issue on SETIs side.

Currently I am not reciving any WUs at all.

I sigend up for risetta and Einsiten, and gave them 5% share each, so that at least lets me controbute until SETI gets its servers sorted :).

7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Hard science fiction film about SETI@home-like project (Message 918394)
Posted 1894 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
As a bit more serious, I think we should send an answer signal if one is ever dedtected. The reason is that if the common consensus say 'No', there the is bound to be a mino groupe that does anyway. Its better we are all aware of what we send IMO.

As for what to send? Not that we got guns, a loose threat is never a good way to start relations with another species. If they are advanced enough to reciove signals, they surly can manage to take care fo tehm self with their own weapons if needed ;). And they are likly going to be an older race then us, since making contact with a young race as ourself is highly unlikly. And we would just come off as "chlidish" to put it like that.

We need to send a neutral greeting, maby telling them a bit who we are, and some basics about our culture. We are: Male and Female, both equal but yet different, tell tehm that we are a gropu of many different nations and cultures, but yet one race. Cause for all we know they might be united as a species, humanity sure is not, and they might get mixed signals. And explanation of that is in order.

But there are so many good responses made already that I hardly can think of any decent new ones ;)
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Hard science fiction film about SETI@home-like project (Message 917852)
Posted 1895 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Films like Alien, Stargate and Star Wars, along with games such as Star Craft have without a doubt affected me :). That and all the Sci Fi books I got from my uncle, and not any sci fi books, a lot of good ones be recognized authors, some of whitch are professors in math and/or physics.

That set the basis for me wanting to know more about space, and also spakred an interest in if there is an ET out there. I guess it also influenced my education in some way since I now got a masters degree in space technology :P.

So yeah, movies, games and even books (also uncles who like sci fi) are powerful mediums to form young minds and spark interest in science and search for ET.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : How do you greet an extraterrestrial? (Message 917845)
Posted 1895 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
hmm, how to greet ET?

If a personal contact is made, probartl hold my hand up with palms showing, and trying to put on a kind face.

I guess pictures would be the first format, to try and convey information, that or math.

It kind of hard to say, if we know they are kinda evil and have come here to hurt us, I might greet em with the long barrle of a shotgun ;P
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Info pls (Message 917565)
Posted 1896 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
I see. If manually moving a WU to a computer is possilbe, I am not sure actually, as the WUs afaik is closly related to the BOINC manager. Maby a flash drive that runs BOINC on it asn is sufficiently large can do it.

But some fo teh experts in these forums would need to tell you how ^^.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Info pls (Message 917307)
Posted 1897 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
I got this info on the flash drive:
http://www.dotsch.de/boinc/Dotsch_UX.html
That is mostly for diskless computers tho, so might not be what you are looking for at all.

As for running the BOIC itself on flash in an windows environment I am not sure about, maby :)
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Screensaver Graphics not working right. (Message 915661)
Posted 1902 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Astropulse appears to have a very different image, wiht only the grapchs anda unmarked progress bar :)
13) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How to get proper service with 2 projects? (Message 915246)
Posted 1903 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Intersting, this is somewhat realted to what I have going on. I got a computer always connected to the net, and I gto S@H as well as rosetta@HOME. I gave rosetta 100 and SETI 900 in priority.

So far its fine, but today I have not gotten any new work units for the STI. I still got 13 hours left of teh astro pulse, but still, nothing more. and only 2 samll packs of rosetta. And I selced 4 days buffer ^^.

So if I get this right, you suggest setting this:
Computer is connected to the Internet about every
(Leave blank or 0 if always connected.
BOINC will try to maintain at least this much work.)


to 0.05

Am I right?

Even tho I am connected 100% of the time to the net?

I might be asking a silly question, but I just want to confirm it ;)
14) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Astropulse? (Message 914702)
Posted 1904 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
I did not know, tbh I have never used the fornt page that much the last two years. Old habit of going directly to the forums (habit from other web sites and such that is) ;)

Thanks tho!
15) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Astropulse? (Message 914699)
Posted 1904 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Astropulse seems to be new to me, can anyone explain it for me please? :)
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not uploading? (Message 914657)
Posted 1904 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Ahh, thanks a lot! I thought it was an issue on my side :).

I have been kinda out of the loop in seti@home for thelast years. I used to run it regulary in 2003, but only now I can begin to run it regulary again :P.

Tho I must say I liked the graphics better in the 2003 version ;) (but the new feature to set graphics % usage is very nice).
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not uploading? (Message 914649)
Posted 1904 days ago by Profile Alexander Aas
Hello

I am running seti@home, I can dl work packets fine, but it seems it will not upload them. Is tehre anything i can do to try and get them to upload? Any settings I need to tweak?


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