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Message 2037110 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 15:03:13 UTC

Somebody (all of us) needs to take Dr. Korpela and all the Seti@Home staff out to a really nice dinner and celebrate the wonderful contributions to Seti@Home over the years.

21 years...INCREDIBLE RUN!
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Message 2037125 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 17:23:07 UTC

The sad news hit me like a bucket of cold water. SETI@home has been a part of my life for over twenty years. The statement that SETI@home is going to hibernation (it sounds to me as a Noble lie) doesn’t help with the pain.

I joined the project just at the start of the new century. I remember crunching data work units with a budget computer and a 56k modem (phone bills were of this size).

Despite modest results (it is a result too) today after all those years and several computers burned I continue enjoy it as I did the first day 20 years ago hoping to hear someday a WOW! Signal.

SETI@home is a unique scientific project like no other with the ability to attract millions of non-scientific people from all over the globe with the hope of helping to find intelligence out there. Really a social phenomenon.

I can’t understand why end a project pioneer on Distributed Computing that have achieved a huge computing capabilities and millions of enthusiast volunteers in a time of cheap and high performance personal computer hardware. In a time where advances on radio communications have boosted as never before radio astronomy.

Anyway thank you to the SETI@home team for making us dream throughout all these years.

Farewell SETI@home.
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Message 2037127 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 17:48:57 UTC

Somebody (all of us) needs to take Dr. Korpela and all the Seti@Home staff out to a really nice dinner and celebrate the wonderful contributions to Seti@Home over the years.


Send them coupons for Cheeseburgers. I read once 'bout their liking of cheeseburgers.

'specially if they haz coupons.

Part-time monies is GOoD, REAL GOoD, however who don't like a discount?

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Message 2037130 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 17:56:02 UTC

If we all shout Encore! Encore! then the project is obliged to keep going for at least a couple more years.
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Message 2037136 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 18:29:53 UTC - in response to Message 2035181.  

Aborted all tasks too, and it's a dead end to talk about "start distributing work again". I was a member just for 5 years but ending this project in that way? Good luck seti@home team.
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Message 2037137 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 18:36:34 UTC - in response to Message 2035543.  
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Group Question: To what project are you going to direct all your NVIDIA computing power after March 31?

GPU-s to Einstein@Home, CPU-s to Rosetta@Home. :)

It was a near 20 years ride that I will remember till my last day! I hope our data to be useful for for some scientific breakthrough.

Big thank you to the staff of the project!
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Message 2037165 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 20:29:51 UTC
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It's only natural that they have to shut down SETI. The risk that we would be spreading the Coronavirus through our computers,
are way way too high. That would be a global catastrophy of course.....

It's possible that the virus came to Earth through the Arecibo telescope, or through the Green Bank Telescope. It could be an attack from some Alien civilization, in preparation for a full scale invasion....

The safest thing to do now, would be to stop sending out work immediately, but if they do not do that, I do hope that the project have a good Anti Virus program, scanning the work they are sending out now.
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Message 2037181 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 22:14:10 UTC

j ai 51 ans et j ai utilisé le programme Seti bien avant boinc , je vous est suivie depuis le début j jusqu'à aujourd huit j'espère que nous auront d’autre information suite a tout ce temps passé a faire fonctionner nos ordinateurs pour Seti depuis y a d autre projet avec boinc mes seti était quelque chose de particuliers pour moi la recherche des extraterrestres 👽
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Message 2037191 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 22:32:34 UTC - in response to Message 2037165.  

It's only natural that they have to shut down SETI. The risk that we would be spreading the Coronavirus through our computers,
are way way too high. That would be a global catastrophy of course.....

It's possible that the virus came to Earth through the Arecibo telescope, or through the Green Bank Telescope. It could be an attack from some Alien civilization, in preparation for a full scale invasion....

The safest thing to do now, would be to stop sending out work immediately, but if they do not do that, I do hope that the project have a good Anti Virus program, scanning the work they are sending out now.


LOLOLOLOL Best sarcasm ever )))),... really people : And " wash you hands after you send finnished task from your computer - boinc manager back to projects servers " ,,,,
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Message 2037199 - Posted: 10 Mar 2020, 23:00:25 UTC - in response to Message 2037110.  

Somebody (all of us) needs to take Dr. Korpela and all the Seti@Home staff out to a really nice dinner and celebrate the wonderful contributions to Seti@Home over the years.

21 years...INCREDIBLE RUN!


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Message 2037230 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 2:18:52 UTC

I feel like a part of my daily life is coming to an end. I have been processing work units since May 15 1999 and Seti@home has become just a normal part of my life. I will look at other BOINC projects but to me any other project will just not be the same. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think I may convert some of my more powerful computers to GPU mining bitcoin and see how that goes for a while. At least mining will offset some of the investment in hardware. Best of luck to the S@H team!
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Message 2037241 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 4:17:46 UTC - in response to Message 2037230.  

I feel like a part of my daily life is coming to an end. I have been processing work units since May 15 1999 and Seti@home has become just a normal part of my life. I will look at other BOINC projects but to me any other project will just not be the same. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think I may convert some of my more powerful computers to GPU mining bitcoin and see how that goes for a while. At least mining will offset some of the investment in hardware. Best of luck to the S@H team!


I feel a little upset about this sudden "hibernation".

After 20 years of work, several changes in technology, etc. Suddenly: "Thats it guys see u later.."

Guess I have no words to express my feelings right now.
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Message 2037247 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 4:48:08 UTC - in response to Message 2037230.  

Same here ! What do you know about "Gridcoin" . Is that legit ? Seems to use BOINC for distributed mining. TIA

I feel like a part of my daily life is coming to an end. I have been processing work units since May 15 1999 and Seti@home has become just a normal part of my life. I will look at other BOINC projects but to me any other project will just not be the same. I'm not sure how I feel about this. I think I may convert some of my more powerful computers to GPU mining bitcoin and see how that goes for a while. At least mining will offset some of the investment in hardware. Best of luck to the S@H team!

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Message 2037253 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 6:42:21 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

oh no!!! i didn't ever think this would happen
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Message 2037254 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 7:00:10 UTC - in response to Message 2037247.  

Same here ! What do you know about "Gridcoin" . Is that legit ? Seems to use BOINC for distributed mining. TIA

https://gridcoin.us/
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Message 2037276 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 12:06:51 UTC

What about Square Kilometre Array?
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Message 2037291 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 13:20:04 UTC - in response to Message 2037247.  

Same here ! What do you know about "Gridcoin" . Is that legit ? Seems to use BOINC for distributed mining. TIA


Gridcoin is legit but don't expect to get rich (unless Gridcoin becomes the next big thing in crypto...seems unlikely but you never know). You'll earn more by mining another crypto but with Gridcoin you get to participate in useful work and perhaps earn a few pennies along the way. Basically you just run BOINC like you usually do, install and setup the Gridcoin wallet, and you are good to go.
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Message 2037298 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 14:30:58 UTC

... Of course!

This is all just a setup for the largest April Fools joke in S&H history!
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Message 2037306 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 15:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 2037298.  

... Of course!

This is all just a setup for the largest April Fools joke in S&H history!

Hi Swabbie,

The day before April Fools Day... Hmmm... Never thought of that. Would be hilarious if you are correct. ;) I haven't done anything to my garden of computers to crunch other projects. :)

Several years ago a radio station in San Diego got hundreds of people parked out by Montgomery Field airport waiting for the space shuttle to land. Never did and I didn't get hooked. :)

Have a great day! :)

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Message 2037308 - Posted: 11 Mar 2020, 16:28:34 UTC

Really sad to hear that...
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