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Message 1934540 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 8:34:53 UTC
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Bragging rights: Suddenly, it's dawning on me that since last april I have been crunching (albeit intermittently) SETI@home data for 19 years. And comrades, I suspect I'm not the only one in that cohort.

I went in at first for the screen saver and the dream of finding an ETI. I keep crunching data (in my humble way) for the science and the dream of finding that elusive but so heavily significant extraterrestrial technosignature.

Thanks to all those who have made this possible.

Addendum: too soon, I'll want one of those 20 Year t-shirt lol (I hear the 15th anniversary tee was way cool!)

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Message 1934555 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 12:37:54 UTC
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Congratulations! That is quite a milestone. I will be joining you in a few days. I wonder how many of us from the early days are still plugging away. ( I still think that the original screen saver was the neatest.) :-)

Plus SETI Classic = 21,082 WUs
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Message 1934697 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 19:45:54 UTC

Just passed that milestone myself. My, how time flies...

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Message 1934700 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 19:55:20 UTC

I will be joining the club in 9 days :)

In fact it would have been before that. I created a Seti account in April 99, but somehow registered with a nonexistant mail adress.

And back then I couldn't find a way to change it (I don't hink it was possible). So I created a new account, which I'm using to this date.

Next year will be an aniversary. I wonder if the peoble behind the project will do something to celebrate it?
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Message 1934705 - Posted: 9 May 2018, 20:23:26 UTC
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Message 1934744 - Posted: 10 May 2018, 0:33:32 UTC - in response to Message 1934700.  

I will be joining the club in 9 days :)


Wow me too - same registration day! Nice to meet you. :-)
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Message 1935002 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 4:00:16 UTC

So many CPU cycles over 19 years.
On day I will have enough points for that toaster!
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Message 1935030 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 8:29:12 UTC

It's been quite the fun ride too. It's been a real treat to me to be able to contribute to this world-wide communal effort.
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Message 1936004 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 8:39:19 UTC

5 more days and I'll be joining too :-)
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Message 1936012 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 10:48:58 UTC

Just so that you know:

On this day (1999/05/17), 19 years ago, SETI@home was launched (public release)

Cheers !
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Message 1936013 - Posted: 17 May 2018, 10:59:28 UTC - in response to Message 1936012.  

Just so that you know:

On this day (1999/05/17), 19 years ago, SETI@home was launched (public release)

Cheers !


Hats and t shirts for us next year, right?

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Message 1936110 - Posted: 18 May 2018, 3:01:20 UTC

Looks like it is time for my annual anniversary message. 19 years today and I am still just as interested in this project as I was on the first day. My congratulations and thanks to the SETI@Home staff and volunteers.
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Message 1936394 - Posted: 20 May 2018, 11:51:32 UTC

OK, I'm officially starting on my twentieth year; the nineteenth is in the books. Not much of a contribution, numbers-wise, but I keep plugging away. I'm hoping to manage one million by my twentieth anniversary :-) but only time will tell.

Plus SETI Classic = 21,082 WUs
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Message 1936412 - Posted: 20 May 2018, 15:18:22 UTC

Greetings,

Three days from today will be my 19th. Whoo! Almost 2 decades. :)

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Message 1936425 - Posted: 20 May 2018, 16:16:29 UTC

Congrats to all in this special club.
You're all a little more than a year ahead of me.
Well done!
"The secret o' life is enjoying the passage of time." 1977, James Taylor
"With cats." 2018, kittyman

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Message 1936441 - Posted: 20 May 2018, 18:14:20 UTC - in response to Message 1936425.  

I keep trying to catch up but always seem to be 2 years behind.
I am going to keep tryin.

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Message 1936444 - Posted: 20 May 2018, 18:58:49 UTC

Looks like I am keeping with a theme here. A day late and a dollar short..lol

Hard to believe it has been 19 years since I first tried to catch an alien signal. Gone through a BUNCH of computers, software and checking on the forums to see what is happening. I have taken a break here and there but always drawn back to this community. Seti@home has some of the most knowledgeable and friendly people you couple find in a forum community. Sure there is the odd tussle but just enough to add to the entertainment.

Here is hoping we make some real progress in the next few years and create our own = real WOW event =

Thanx for the ride all, everyone here helps in some way.
Bob
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Message 1936532 - Posted: 21 May 2018, 13:43:27 UTC

Out of 2260 of those who join Seti Classic on the 20th of May 1999, only 317 processed some WU's in the last month...

I believe they giving away free toasters to twenty some things next year..... :)

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Message 1936541 - Posted: 21 May 2018, 14:33:49 UTC

19 years of happy crunching for me too as of today!

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Message 1937230 - Posted: 26 May 2018, 7:31:49 UTC

Seems I join the club today. 19 years, how time flies!!
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