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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : ‘X-Files’ officially returning to Fox in Summer 2015 (Message 1682854)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile AkioProject donor
So excited for X-Files to return, even if it's for a limited run. Got some updates on this story:

The X-Files begins production in Vancouver on June 8th according to Production Weekly.

The X-Files will return on Sunday January 24th, 2016 at 10 p.m. with a generous lead-in from the NFL, which hosts its NFC Championship that day. It will be a two-night premiere, with the show airing on Monday night at 8 p.m. in its regular timeslot.


Per Den of Geek
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Why use CPU on SETi@home? (Message 1682576)
Posted 17 hours ago by Profile AkioProject donor
My 2 i5 rigs' CPU's make up around 20% of their total RAC alone without fuss so why not use them?


I have to concur with my good buddy Wiggo on this one. Although my CPU may crunch slower than my 780 TI's, it still accounts for a good bit of the workload. But on a personal note, my Voyager rig was built for S@H specifically, so it would be silly not to put my i7 processor to use...otherwise it's just overkill for internet surfing and mIRC usage. (Yes, I still frequent good 'ol IRC, hehe)
3) Message boards : Technical News : Mid May Update (May 21 2015) (Message 1682207)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AkioProject donor
Thank you for the update ;)
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : "One Earth Message" in the works by NASA (Message 1682091)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile AkioProject donor
NASA pondering added digital message to aliens aboard their New Horizons spacecraft.

This project, known as the One Earth Message, is being led by Jon Lomberg, who was design director for the "golden records" that were placed aboard NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft before their 1977 launch to teach any aliens that might encounter the probes about humanity and its home planet. [5 Facts About NASA's Voyager Spacecraft]

The goals of the One Earth Message are similar, but the new project would be a more global and collaborative effort, asking people around the world to contribute images, sounds and ideas for this farflung "message in a bottle."

"This is really a chance to try to think about ourselves from the long perspective," Lomberg told Space.com. "We'll never know if this extraterrestrial audience that we're designing it for will receive it. But we do know that the people of Earth who participate, who play a role in it — it can literally change their lives."


Link here
5) Message boards : News : Video interview with Seth Shostak from the SETI Institute (Message 1681196)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile AkioProject donor
I liked that video. Thanks for sharing ;)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXIX (Message 1673610)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile AkioProject donor
Well, as odd as it seems, my involvement in S@H has been banned by my wife until further notice. Even though upgrades to my rig were approved by her, the utilities bill that shows the power uses from said upgrades (two GPU's) have been reason enough for her to pull the literal plug on the cruncher. lol.

Ah well, she has a point...the bill jumped over double, and we have vacation time to plan for. So for now: keep on crunchin' folks. Hope to see you soon! (disclaimer: until I am ungrounded by the wife).

- Akio
7) Message boards : Number crunching : COMBINING COMPUTERS (Message 1673201)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile AkioProject donor
did you use the same e-mail address when you setup your account?
8) Message boards : News : SETI@home World Visualization (Message 1669623)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile AkioProject donor
I never get tied of watching this :-)


I'm right there with ya! It's pretty sweet ;)
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1668709)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
Pop quiz! Without looking it up because that would be cheating.

What's the difference between a plutoid and a plutino?


Ya got me on this one, for sure! What's the difference between the two? I gotta know now :)
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1666521)
Posted 17 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is Anyone Out There? (Message 1665824)
Posted 15 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
You're right. There's some people that say that Extraterrestrials do exist and that's it's only a matter of time before this is made certain.

But there are some people that say that there is no possible way that Extraterrestrials exist. Also: The S@H project recently has had some trouble with sending workunits...so therefore....

I guess all hope is lost in some people's eyes.

I, for one, am not among the latter group mentioned. I still believe that the search for ET's in every aspect is still worth it. Moreover; every cost I personally have spent on a cruncher and *ALL* of the costs associated with said cruncher (upgrades and monies needed for the increased utility bill); that is, a computer specifically created to participate in the S@H Project for the sole purpose of joining with fellow S@H participants to possibly lend a hand in "the search", is most definitely worth it. Regardless of all the naysayers, I honestly believe that there is something other than the Human race out there somewhere.

That's just a personal belief, and more than enough reason for myself to be a participant. For all those slamming the S@H Project for one reason or another, or even those holding the view that there is no reason to search for ET's as they don't exist, all I can offer is: That's your opinion. I have my own. All I can say is: The search is optional; if you believe it is a futile effort, than feel free not to participate in The Search.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII **CLOSED (Message 1665410)
Posted 14 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
Congrats, Zalster! Keep on a crunchin' :) :)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Show and tell your machine. Here's mine. (Message 1665409)
Posted 14 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
My Voyager Rig.











So here we go:

CPU Cooler

Mother Board

Memory

Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.2GHz Processor

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU x2 (Upgrade)

Antec Twelve Hundred v3 Tower (Upgrade)

And for those of you wondering...USS Voyager Master Systems Display
14) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII **CLOSED (Message 1664471)
Posted 12 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
I passed 8 million for S@H over night ;)
15) Message boards : News : Workunit shortage (Message 1663290)
Posted 9 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
Thank you for the update! We know the project will be back up and running as soon as you guys are done with the fixings! :)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1663174)
Posted 9 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
No work on 4 machines. One full day now. :((((
Why donate to SETI????


They're working hard to sort out the issues, I'm sure. Hardware issues have been a big problem; and that's true for any kind of project. Don't give up hope, Lynn! Every penny helps for upgrades to help correct and even prevent these kinds of things. But, alas! There will always be hiccups along the way. Try to stay positive, it will get better soon :)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : CLOSED** SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII **CLOSED (Message 1663172)
Posted 9 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
Congrats and a big THANK YOU to both David and msattler! Keep up the great work, guys :)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1662770)
Posted 8 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
How do you set up a backup project? If I have one set to "no new tasks" in BOINC, but have my S@H project to allow work from other projects when no work for S@H is available, will work for other projects still be downloaded?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (96) Server Problems? (Message 1662724)
Posted 8 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
Just got 40 some-odd WU's. Hope this means things are looking up for everyone :)

[ Edit: Yeah, nevermind. I got a lucky pull, I guess. Back to no new tasks ]
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : On the light side a novel use of a Star Trek technology (Message 1662375)
Posted 7 Apr 2015 by Profile AkioProject donor
There are limits even on a star ship. Star ships use good old fashion plumbing and waste processing/storage according to the technical manual. The space yard assembles space ships instead of replicating them. We know they grow grapes for wine and some foods instead of replicating them. Could it be because the custom touches that a replicator is unable to reproduce or the replicator can't provide a true duplicate.
Granted on a star ship it would be better to store raw material for the replicator so the decision of what to make can be made at the time of need instead of attempting to stock a star ship with everything one might want.
Still on the other hand the replicator is the ultimate fast food because you can order just about any meal you want and have it in seconds. Try that the next time you eat out.


+1 This was awesome :)


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