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Message 1998373 - Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 0:20:08 UTC

It has been an interesting ride.

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Message 1998427 - Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 16:20:35 UTC

Happy Birthday Seti@Home!
Thanks to all distributors for making this project so special.

Greetings from Germany :-).
The truth is out there!
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Message 1998560 - Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 17:12:57 UTC


Happy Birthday SETI@home :)

The probability of success is difficult to estimate,
but if we never search, the chance of success is zero.
- Cocconi-Morrison, Searching for Interstellar Communications, Nature, September 19, 1959
SETI@home is the scientific experiment that most excites the imagination of people worldwide.
Assignment of the Science is not to open a door to endless know, but to set a barrier to the endless ignorance.
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I admire and greatly respect the the Scientist at SETI@home - Berkerly University Califorina USA.
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Message 1998616 - Posted: 17 Jun 2019, 23:14:08 UTC - in response to Message 1994043.  

Glad to see that SETI is surviving the test of time.
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Message 1999845 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 22:59:31 UTC

I just realized I created my SETI@Home account just 3 days after SETI@Home was first released. SETI@Home was released on May 17, 1999, and I've had my account since May 20, 1999. I don't remember how I heard about SETI@Home, but I must have heard about it on a news site somewhere when it was new. I've been using it on and off since then. I had just started college in 1999 and had a speech class that year (part of the English department), and I gave a presentation on SETI@Home in that class. I remember one of the other students in that class telling me she (I think it was a she) started running SETI@Home after I gave my presentation in that class.
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Message 1999856 - Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 23:58:18 UTC - in response to Message 1994115.  

I remember reading somewhere that LCD screens are still susceptible to image burn-in at some point. I wouldn't keep my LCD screen on all the time..
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Message 2000112 - Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 15:42:14 UTC

Tomorrow is my 20th, I shall continue to crunch on. I wonder what I'll do when we find ET.
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Message 2000127 - Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 17:52:43 UTC - in response to Message 2000112.  
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Tomorrow is my 20th, I shall continue to crunch on.
Congrats ! it's never too late to join the 20 Year Club :)

I wonder what I'll do when we find ET.
There is an official protocol, but the WIRED Guide to Aliens suggests a very funny one:

From the International Academy of Astronautics (lightly edited):

    1. Scream.
    2. Try to make sure, using your own equipment, that “message from an alien” is the most
    likely explanation, way ahead of “secret spy satellite” or “hoax courtesy of nearby laser lab.”
    3. Alert your alien-questing colleagues that you may have beaten them to the biggest
    discovery in (non)human history, and kindly ask them to use their own equipment to confirm
    it. Request that they redirect their resources to continuing observation.
    4. If your colleagues agree you won, send a message out to all the other earthling astronomers
    via the International Astronomical Union. Also, please phone the secretary general of the
    United Nations (but gloat less).
    5. Send WIRED an encrypted tip of your discovery via Signal.
    6. Make the data public so scientists can check your work.
    7. Work to protect the frequency at which you received the most important message ever,
    so that the signal from a new internet of things toothbrush doesn’t interfere with page 17 of
    the faster-than-light ship schematic.
    8. Don’t respond to your new ET BFFs until “appropriate international consultations have
    taken place.”
    9. Pop the champagne!


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Message 2000333 - Posted: 29 Jun 2019, 22:15:29 UTC

Today is my 20th so I thought I would share my cake with all.

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Message 2000821 - Posted: 3 Jul 2019, 18:59:33 UTC

I am a member since: 18 May 1999. That's before anniversary date?!?!
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Message 2000844 - Posted: 3 Jul 2019, 20:16:11 UTC

May 17, 1999 is start day, so you are 1 day after. I am 2 days after.

Start date is not the end all, just to be part of this adventure is what counts. Lets see where the journey takes us... Enjpy !
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Message 2001148 - Posted: 5 Jul 2019, 10:58:53 UTC
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Here's to another twenty!

Joined when I heard Art Bell talking about it (and seeing it on his webcam in the back many moons ago) And i've been hooked since. Took a lot of time off unfortunately and not sure of my old account info. Came back when he died in his honor and have been throwing any system I can at it since. Biggest horsepower unit is a workstation/server that crunches around 8 cpu units and 1 gpu unit at a time. Fastest is my former desktop from a defunct casino that churns them out about every 1.5 hours give or take.

Got a beater lenovo laptop from a storage unit that i'm just running until it burns out. Screen is trashed but it's a I-3 and will go until something pops!

Glad to be part of a team still crunching away. Maybe we get lucky one day?
Historian for the Defunct Riviera Hotel and Casino, Former Classic Seti@home user for Team Art Bell. Greetings from the High Desert!
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Message 2002068 - Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 5:31:17 UTC

First post for me and I joined in May of 1999. I decided to get my old machine back running and dedicate it to the project... Love being back and seeing that old screen saver.
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Message 2002075 - Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 7:58:47 UTC - in response to Message 1994043.  

Twenty years of computing. What will be next?
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Message 2002274 - Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 18:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 1994043.  

Hi ,
i am really very proud to be a member of this great community with members all over the world !
hopeful for next 20 years . I will be there and so many others too i think so .
Nice greetings from SETI Germany !
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Message 2002374 - Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 5:51:00 UTC

20周年快乐!大家工作愉快!
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Message 2003622 - Posted: 21 Jul 2019, 19:19:33 UTC

Twenty years! Who knew?...
Confidence: Remember that feeling you had just before you truely understood the situation?
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Message 2003742 - Posted: 22 Jul 2019, 7:14:40 UTC - in response to Message 2002374.  

Only happy if your FAST radiotelescope can help us find ET ^^

20周年快乐!大家工作愉快!(Google Translate: Happy 20th anniversary! Everyone is happy!)

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Message 2004071 - Posted: 24 Jul 2019, 15:08:36 UTC

Keep up the good work!
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Message 2004183 - Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 1:54:32 UTC - in response to Message 1994043.  

Been off and on since the beginning tech changes are crazy to think it took me days with my early pcs now my tablet is pounding them out and it's only a Surface Go.
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