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Message 2048617 - Posted: 9 May 2020, 1:40:45 UTC - in response to Message 2048594.  
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Hi Sanya,
We all worked on a noble, even spiritual, task: deeply hopeful, finally logical, full of ancient human wonder, and many of us will work on it again if we have the opportunity. The feeling now seems to be that our galactic neighborhood is not teeming with electro-mechanical civilizations, but we still don't know. It is early days in the search. We just don't know when it will be successful.
Clearly, this work is useful to lonely, thinking creatures like us!
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Message 2048704 - Posted: 9 May 2020, 20:38:45 UTC

I would like to contribute to breakthrough listen - Is this possible, and if it is - How?
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Message 2048705 - Posted: 9 May 2020, 21:18:00 UTC - in response to Message 2048704.  

I would like to contribute to breakthrough listen - Is this possible, and if it is - How?

You have already been contributing every time you processed a WU that had a BLC prefix

https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/contacts/breakthrough-listen may be helpful.
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Message 2048734 - Posted: 10 May 2020, 8:32:39 UTC

It's been a good twenty plus year run...thanks.

Hope something develops in the future..
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Message 2048907 - Posted: 12 May 2020, 2:07:24 UTC
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It's finally happened: my system stopped receiving new tasks from the Server, since April 20th 2020.
It's been a long road since I've first learned of SETI, back in the Summer of 1998. The PC was a brand new Pentium III 450MHz, with a - then - fancy SCSI disk, and whopping 256MB of RAM. It was magical to see the colorful graphics on the screen, and to imagine: is there anybody out there?
A lot has past since that day. I used every possible OS for PCs (and the eventual Hackintosh). I changed my computer setup over a hundred times. Moved six times (until I got a mortgage). Changed not just jobs but my profession (twice). Got married (16 years and counting). Dad died (10 years ago), two dogs and a cat aren't among us anymore neither.
But, during this time, my desk and lamp stood the same, and so did my screensaver: almost 22 years of SETI. Although I changed the display half a dozen times.
Sure there are other projects to dedicate our hardware to crunch (some pretty pressing, like Covid), but I'll miss Seti. Not just the philosophy about it (is there anybody out there?), but the cool color graphics - who looked real slow in 1998, not so much on a GTX1080 in 2020.
I would like to thank everybody who was involved in the project, for such a long run. Hope to hear about the results soon.
As a farewell, I would like to leave a gift for everybody who, as myself, miss Seti: a video of the final 30 minutes of my tasks, from 2020-04-24 10h42m05s (GMT -3).
Best regards, Paulo Feitosa. Curitiba-Brasil.
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https://youtu.be/iaWL8GWs2Rs?t=1
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Message 2048989 - Posted: 13 May 2020, 1:37:07 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

Ugh. I joined in 1999 when it took my 14400 baud modem an hour to download each work unit and more than a week to process. This is so very sad to see.
I wonder if anyone has done a statistical analysis about how long we should look before questioning if there is intelligent life out there.
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Message 2048996 - Posted: 13 May 2020, 5:56:21 UTC

Wow, been here since 2003 going to miss it. Find us some more data to sort through!!
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Message 2049451 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 0:44:22 UTC

That is it. I´ve done my last work unit today.
Good luck to all.
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Message 2049475 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 4:47:11 UTC

Well that's it, I'm done, the last task returned.

My S@H memorial stone will read

26 May, 1999 - 17 May, 2020
ad astra per aspera

The project will still be open on my computer, but I doubt I'll see the tasks again, though hope springs eternal.

Thanks to all involved and to my fellow crunchers, I hope to see you on other projects.

Cheers
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Message 2049481 - Posted: 17 May 2020, 6:41:03 UTC - in response to Message 2035172.  

That was cool. Thanks.
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Message 2049557 - Posted: 18 May 2020, 6:26:31 UTC

Yesterday, I completed my last work units for this project (for the foreseeable future).
For the first time in almost nineteen years I can no longer see the screensaver. I miss it already.
Thank you all for the great memories.
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Message 2049575 - Posted: 18 May 2020, 12:47:32 UTC

just realised my last unit completed 24th April
joined 29 Jan 2000

thanks for the updates & good luck in the future.

will remain on my system should you come back
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Message 2049679 - Posted: 19 May 2020, 14:20:30 UTC

Started in 1999. Fun while it lasted. I was featured on a Home Box Office (HBO) VICE special about SETI. Built up computers for SETI - starting with a computer that took almost a week to do one Classic Work Unit. Things changed so quickly!
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Message 2049832 - Posted: 20 May 2020, 20:28:38 UTC - in response to Message 2048705.  

I would like to contribute to breakthrough listen - Is this possible, and if it is - How?

You have already been contributing every time you processed a WU that had a BLC prefix

https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/contacts/breakthrough-listen may be helpful.


Thank you - So there´s absolutely no way i could contribute to search for ET anymore?
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Message 2049833 - Posted: 20 May 2020, 20:33:09 UTC

I contributed with another account since the early 2000´s - It was an honour. I always dreamed about being part of something special - And i was. Stay safe and healthy everyone :)
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Message 2049977 - Posted: 21 May 2020, 17:13:27 UTC - in response to Message 2049832.  

I would like to contribute to breakthrough listen - Is this possible, and if it is - How?

You have already been contributing every time you processed a WU that had a BLC prefix

https://breakthroughinitiatives.org/contacts/breakthrough-listen may be helpful.


Thank you - So there´s absolutely no way i could contribute to search for ET anymore?


Not through Seti@Home but you could probably donate money to the Seti Institute or something.

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Message 2050387 - Posted: 26 May 2020, 17:40:30 UTC - in response to Message 2035163.  

Life goes on. I have been with SETI@home for many, many years.

I am glad to have been of help.

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Message 2050477 - Posted: 28 May 2020, 1:24:09 UTC

I have added or had to replace OS's since the hibernation started and am no longer able to add them to Seti@Home. Is there a work around?

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Message 2050478 - Posted: 28 May 2020, 1:31:54 UTC - in response to Message 2050477.  

did you try manually typing the url?
Seti@Home classic workunits: 29,492 CPU time: 134,419 hours

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Message 2050494 - Posted: 28 May 2020, 10:56:32 UTC

So sad of seti stopping :( i hope it will working again soon
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