Preservation of the Screensaver (Simulating Data Crunching?)

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Message 2040732 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 3:45:21 UTC
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I was wondering if there are any plans to preserve the SETI@home screensaver. It is arguably one of the most iconic screensavers in the world of computing (alongside others such as the classic 3D maze) and was part of an incredible scientific experiment. I know it is completely silly for multiple reasons (screensavers not really having a purpose anymore for modern displays, wasting CPU resources and power, etc.) but I think it would be cool if there's a way to preserve the screensaver such that it simulates data crunching while SETI@home is in hibernation. Would this be feasible?
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Message 2040777 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 9:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 2040732.  

+1 to this! I think it'd be neat if we could have a screensaver to memorialize/simulate SETI@Home once we stop getting WUs and move on to other projects. Even if it's just a standalone program, it'd be nice to see it again when my nostalgia starts acting up.
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Message 2040802 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:32:37 UTC

Here > https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=63288&postid=1082291#1082291

u can find Rar archive with Old seti classic with an old WU you can run in standalone mode with the screensaver running
it real compute the WU ... for fun .
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Message 2040839 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 13:50:26 UTC - in response to Message 2040802.  
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Here > https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=63288&postid=1082291#1082291

u can find Rar archive with Old seti classic with an old WU you can run in standalone mode with the screensaver running
it real compute the WU ... for fun .

Thanks for the post. Unfortunately, all links are dead and the Wayback Machine doesn't seem to have them archived.
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Message 2040890 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 18:06:28 UTC
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Update:
I did find the link to "SETI@home__Classic_SETI_for_fun__--BilBg--.rar" from your FTP server, Kissagogo27 (I hope you don't mind me sharing the link here for anyone curious). However, it appears all sources for "SETI@home__Classic__work_unit.sah.rar" (as well as all the files it should have contained) are gone. Same with the file "SETI@home_3.08__BilBg.rar". Does anyone have either of these?
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Message 2042563 - Posted: 2 Apr 2020, 15:55:39 UTC

Sorry, i'had only the Rar file with the work_unit - Classic SETI.zip inside .
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Message 2042564 - Posted: 2 Apr 2020, 16:07:25 UTC - in response to Message 2042563.  

Sorry, i'had only the Rar file with the work_unit - Classic SETI.zip inside .



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Message 2042568 - Posted: 2 Apr 2020, 16:19:46 UTC

find this one here http://fileshare.bcdmda.com/ setiathome_win_3_08.exe ^^ for the 3.08 exe inside ;)
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Message 2042757 - Posted: 3 Apr 2020, 13:05:48 UTC - in response to Message 2042568.  

in the past I used to play it with the sound from the movie "Contact"
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Message 2043508 - Posted: 7 Apr 2020, 14:05:49 UTC

Is there a "clean" video of the Screensaver someplace?

I run my crunching (mostly) under Linux so an executable for Windows would be something else I would have to learn how to do.

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