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Message 2100245 - Posted: 27 May 2022, 8:55:23 UTC

I'd define this ending as painful. The memories, the participation, the passion, and the potential this project has impacted millions of people globally.
To be able to visit & treasure or even own any part of the SETI@Home hardware would be akin to winning a lottery to some who held this project close to their hearts.
This is one of oh to many instances where I chide myself for not having the financial ability to preserve artifacts of this nature as I did in my younger years.

Thanks for sharing this farewell with us Eric.

PS- I wear my S@H 20 year Anniversary T-shirts twice a month and get interesting comments and questions from those who see it.
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Message 2100572 - Posted: 1 Jun 2022, 23:08:59 UTC

Wow, been a member since 1999. I just had a dream/ thought last night that I should get back into burning some cpu time 8-). Its been a long time. I guess times have changed over 22 years. Gonna miss the projects. Let me know if something comes up!
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Message 2100888 - Posted: 7 Jun 2022, 11:21:03 UTC - in response to Message 2096776.  
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(that was meant to be a crying icon)

That's about as coherent as I can be.
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Message 2100901 - Posted: 7 Jun 2022, 15:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 2100888.  

Hey!

Yet, Science continues :-)


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Message 2101146 - Posted: 11 Jun 2022, 1:43:25 UTC - in response to Message 2096776.  

Beyond the machines, your legacy to humanity as pioneers of a tireless generation of explorers of the cosmos will remain in the memory of the ages.
Thank you for allowing us to be part of this unique adventure of life, no matter how small our contribution may have been. °-°
It has been a real honor to coexist with you... in the end, the goal is always the journey.

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Message 2101464 - Posted: 17 Jun 2022, 13:12:58 UTC - in response to Message 2096776.  

Hello Eric, hello All

now the hardware goes and the Seti farewell gets something final. Seti@Home has been an essential part of my life.
Countless hours in front of the PC and the configuration files. I learned a lot through SETI and I can continue to use that knowledge today.

Thanks to the whole team for letting us be part of this great adventure.

Greetings, Klaus
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Message 2101608 - Posted: 20 Jun 2022, 11:18:46 UTC

If it's possible to buy some of the retired equipment or tape(s), it would be my honour to own some piece of this 'history'.
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Message 2103159 - Posted: 14 Jul 2022, 18:34:56 UTC - in response to Message 2101608.  

It was fun
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Message 2103219 - Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 10:59:30 UTC - in response to Message 2096776.  

:-(
Good memories. Thanx guys
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Message 2104961 - Posted: 12 Aug 2022, 8:33:08 UTC - in response to Message 2103219.  

Rip-a-doodle-do.

I trust the hardware will be repurposed in an environmentally responsible way.

Thank you to all the people who have worked hard on this throughout the years.

25M credit. & I'm done, d-u-n.
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Message 2105075 - Posted: 14 Aug 2022, 1:38:00 UTC

"... couple thousand DLT tapes containing the raw data from the first 6 years of SETI@home. We would like to have the data transferred to a more accessible medium, but we no longer have a functioning DLT IV tape drive ..."

I'm interested in learning more about the tapes to see if it is feasible to mount an effort to save the data. Tape drives are available. Wikipedia lists DLT capacities through the years. Since this data is from the first 6 years, I'm thinking the data sizes are manageable.

1) How much data is on 1 tape?
2) How many tapes are there? ("thousands" could be 2000, 10,000, 90,000)
3) Where are the tapes located? (thinking of transport logistics)
4) What generation of DLT drive is required to read the tapes? ("DLT IV tape drive")
5) What is your thinking regarding "a more accessible medium"?

My participation goes back to the mid 90's (2003 on this email address, 2 prior addresses). I have always liked the idea of looking for ETI, and appreciated the ability to contribute a few CPU cycles to the effort. Saving the data is important.
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Message 2105126 - Posted: 15 Aug 2022, 1:22:17 UTC

I have missed this project, and I hope that the data is able to be saved. I hope one day we all get to read the reports of what was or wasn't found.
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