Posts by Chris S

1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1961454)
Posted 5 hours ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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By here I meant on Earth of course.

Ok, now we know.

Maybe ET was here in the past but there are no evidences of that either.
Only speculating ideas.

I think it depends upon which side of the fence people sit that shapes their opinions. Those that simply don't believe that ET was ever here will say there are only vague speculations and theories. Those that think they could well have been here before will say OK, no cast iron concrete proof, but some strong indications in that direction.

So what would constitute concrete proof? Ancient graffiti saying "I woz 'ere" - signed Zog Boggle (Mars). Earth doesn't have a galactic visitors book! And no, crop circles don't count :-) Until ET turns up and confirms a previous visit, any opinion is as good as any other.

The Baalbek Terrace, Nazca plain, Giza pyramids are physically here now to go and see. The date of 11-12,000BC seems to be significant, but I have also read about a ribbed sole imprint like the astronauts boots on the moon, being found in a coal seam formed 250 million years ago in the Carboniferous period. Saltzburg cube anyone?

A question that each of us has to answer is quite a simple one based upon one fact.

The ultimate goal of the Boinc project Seti@Home is to search for evidence of ET. That in turn is based upon the basic belief that ET actually exists in the first place.

The logical outcome of that is to ask the questions is ET out there now, here now, or been here in the past?

If people don't believe in any of it then why are they reading this thread, posting to it, and crunching Seti@Home work units? Facebook is there for social chit chat.
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1961354)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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ET is certaintly not here now thats for sure.

I think you might usefully need to more fully define what you mean by that.

If you mean living here or Earth, whether amongst us in disguise, or secretly hidden away here somewhere in their own base, then I agree with you, they are not..

If you mean somewhere in our solar system observing us, then I and some others think that is quite possible given the percentage of UFO sightings (agreed small) that simply cannot be explained at this time.

Don't forget I have also opened up the thread title to include the past, however far back that may be. I have published my thouhts on this many times, so I'll leave it to others to comment.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have any hardware I could buy for crunching with SETI . (Message 1960937)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Nvidia say 300W minimum but I would go for 400W.

1050 PSU
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have any hardware I could buy for crunching with SETI . (Message 1960902)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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I think it matters which comparison site that you go to, they all seem to quote different figures. But do bear in mind that these sites are primarily for gaming applications, that is a different application than Boinc projects. Is everyone using the same comparison parameters?

The basic fact remains that the 750Ti is very close to the 1050Ti performance for Seti@home, and for considerably less money. Horses for courses. Of course the 1000 series cards are more advanced that the 700 series, but look at the bang for bucks factor when on a budget.

750 Vs 1050
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have any hardware I could buy for crunching with SETI . (Message 1960893)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Quick p.s.

The 1050 cards all seem to be twin slot ones and need a 6 pin power connector. They have 768 shaders Vs the 640 of the 750 cards. Performance wise the 750 is equal and cheaper.

The most resource hungry Boinc project I know is CollatZ, where that needs high memory speeds as well. On most other projects you can turn the card memory down to the minimum to save heat and power as it isn't used. Anyway that is how it used to be.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Does anyone have any hardware I could buy for crunching with SETI . (Message 1960872)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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For over 5 years I have run an old Dell E520. The Processor was upgraded to a Quad core Q6600, and the standard 305W PSU runs a 750Ti card without any problem. That GPU card needs to be the half length single slot version for that tower case, but you can't beat its's bang for bucks value. Maybe a few years old now but still delivers at a low price.
7) Message boards : SETI@home Science : National Academy of Sciences report: An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe (Message 1960871)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Propably the best place for this. Cool solar system map too!

Space colonisation

Space? In my view space means outside the Earths atmosphere but within Earths influence i.e where the ISS is. Outer space is within the Solar system, interstellar space is the area between the Sun and other Stars (from Latin stella meaning "star").
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960742)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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The Voyagers transmit data to Earth every day. The spacecraft collect information about their surrounding environment in real time and then send it back through radio signals. Voyager 1 data takes about 19 hours to reach Earth, and signals from Voyager 2 about 16 hours. (For comparison, it takes the rovers on Mars 20 minutes on average to call home.) The signals get picked up by NASA’s Deep Space Network, a collection of powerful antennae around the world that communicate with dozens of missions.

They are estimating 2030 for end of transmissions.

Voyagers timelines
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1960741)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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The majority of matter in the Universe is made up of dark matter. Dark because we know little about it and what it might hold within it.

Er, not quite correct.

The name dark matter refers to the fact that it does not appear to interact with observable electromagnetic radiation, such as light, and is thus invisible (or 'dark') to the entire electromagnetic spectrum, making it extremely difficult to detect using usual astronomical equipment.

In the standard Lambda-CDM model of cosmology, the total mass–energy of the universe contains 4.9% ordinary matter and energy, 26.8% dark matter and 68.3% of an unknown form of energy known as dark energy. Thus, dark matter constitutes 84.5% of total mass, while dark energy plus dark matter constitute 95.1% of total mass–energy content.

Scientists believe that Dark Energy is the "glue" that holds the galaxies together, and stops stars spinning off into space.

A meteorite made of gold pressed latinum might be quite a beautiful place!

Ah yes Latinum, favoured by the Ferengi. In our timeline Platinum is quite a precious metal, in their timeline someone has taken the Pee :-))

Einstein took (or it has been suggested) a core understanding for his theories from Ayuvedic writings

Again not quite correct, but certainly a link to Einstein.

“We owe a lot to the ancient Indians, teaching us how to count. Without which most modern scientific discoveries would have been impossible.” – Albert Einstein

Ancient India

Problem is is that science is led by what we know. It generally doesn't follow the path of what we don't know unless we stumble upon it.

There are two basic ways to increase ones knowledge.

1. Workout the missing factor in a theory or equation and go look for it e.g. the Higgs Boson.

2. Carry out experiments and come up with an unexpected result, then go look for the answer why. Best example I can think of is particle accelerator collisions where to balance what they see, has to mean a particle as yet unknown whizzing off at FTL speed.

When doing the above use reverse logic and remove the haystack first and get left with the needle you want.

there is no satisfaction to go live on / in center of a desert rock or meteorite of course.... need a beautiful place :)

That equates to quality of life for humans, might not be the same for Aliens!

If some geeza Buddhist monk from Tibet called Norbu Sangpo knocked on your door and told you he would take you on a journey that would be out of this world... would you go??

Obviously no, because he couldn't prove that he could do it, Visiting aliens already have. He would likely mean transcendental mediation sitting cross legged in a loin cloth chanting Ummmm.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1960620)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Here also a quite good reminder that science is not necessarily only proven facts, except for only wonders of nature itself.

Modern science can explain virtually all of what we used to call the wonders of nature.

Mother Nature (sometimes known as Mother Earth or the Earth-Mother) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother. e.g. seeds give birth to plants etc.

We also have the male equivalent in Father Time, where an elderly man signifies getting old.

Father Time is usually depicted as an elderly bearded man with wings, dressed in a robe and carrying a scythe and an hourglass or other timekeeping device (which represents time's constant one-way movement, and more generally and abstractly, entropy). This image derives from several sources, including the Grim Reaper and the misattribution of Cronus (not Chronos) as the Greek Titan of human time, reaping and calendars, or the Lord of Time.

It's all been handed down over the centuries in mythology and folklore. A lot of it being the best explanation that tribal leaders could give to questions about nature, which ancient civilisations couldn't answer scientifically. Religion just said God created everything that's all you need to know.

@Bob

How closely do you think that Sci-Fi films and books mimic actual events. Having the aliens die off from being infected by earthly germs is just a convenient plot line to keep us from being eradicated. Any ET smart enough to get here from who knows where must be thousands of years ahead of us in medicine and will also have dealt with similar problems long before they got here.

That's what I said only in a different way :-))

Sci Fi means Science FICTION they are made up stories to entertain and sometimes exercise the mind, and not referring to actual events. First and foremost in that Genre is Star Wars, which is just an excuse to have a jolly romp through space having galactic punch ups along the way. StarTrek however, I thought was a genuine attempt to portray mankind in the 23rd Century. Indeed there are comprehensive Star Trek manuals you can download explaining in great detail warp drives, replicators, transporters etc. Arthur C Clarks Odyssey series was similar.
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960529)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Now that NASA's Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system, its next big spaceflight milestone comes with the flyby of another star — in 40,000 years time.

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in August 2012, nearly 35 years after blasting off, scientists announced Thursday (Sept. 12). As it leaves our solar system behind, the robotic spacecraft is streaking toward an encounter with a star called AC +79 3888, which lies 17.6 light-years from Earth.

And we are still talking to them!!

Voyager 1

Mission status
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960510)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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At 8am UK time the ISS is approaching North Africa in the daylight and the cameras are working 100%.

Living on the surface of the Earth as we do, we naturally think of it as a pretty big place, even in the 21C not everyone has seen all of it. Yet from the ISS we begin to see how small it actually is in the overall scheme of things. The ISS orbits at a nominal 250 miles high. This first pic is the earth from the moon just 1/4 million miles away.

The second pic is the earth from Cassini spacecraft 900 million miles away near Saturn's rings, the tiny dot off centre right. Cassini

The Milky way galaxy is 100,000 light years across.





13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1960505)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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I would hope that if ET has the technology to get here they also have the technology to immunize themselves and us from each other's diseases

Well sci fi films tend to think not. The various disaster movies often involving Martians have the aliens defeated by simple things we take for granted. And even Klaato died in the end after Gort's brief revival. But of course that may have been easier for the production teams to handle than inventing some super atomic weapon.
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960257)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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ISS just leaving S America on it's way to the Mediterranean with a video feed.

https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ESRS/HDEV/

Edit - already gone into the night, that thing is FAST!!
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960251)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Hi Gordon,

The ISS is now in the daylight zone and approaching North Africa. 250 miles altitude and at 17,000 Mph. The map at the bottom indicates how fast it is travelling.

Some people choose to live in a different reality than what is generally accepted as scientific fact. Show them pictures or video of the curvature of the earth, and they will give you an argument as to why it's a hoax, or they will simply just shrug it off as unprovable.

Yes I agree. In terms of religion and ET being here now or before, there is no proof either way, so people are free to believe what they want to. But there is sufficient scientific evidence to prove that the planet Earth is a globe, and not a flat disc. Yet these people stubbornly refuse to believe it.

Flat Earth Society

The question to be asked of all these weirdos is why they WANT to believe what they do in the face of scientific proof that they are clearly mistaken and plain wrong? That is a psychological condition described by Freud as

Freud considered a quota of escapist fantasy a necessary element in the life of humans: "They cannot subsist on the scanty satisfaction they can extort from reality. 'We simply cannot do without auxiliary constructions', Theodor Fontane once said". His followers saw rest and wish fulfilment (in small measures) as useful tools in adjusting to traumatic upset, while later psychologists have highlighted the role of vicarious distractions in shifting unwanted moods, especially anger and sadness. However, if permanent residence is taken up in some such psychic retreats, the results will often be negative and even pathological.
16) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960240)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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And why should aliens communicate with earthlings using crop fields and only that? There are so many other ways to do it.

I quite agree. It would make so much more sense to contact the scientific community first before the general public. Isn't that what we would do if we went to an exoplanet?

The Nasca lines in Peru are also made by humans but in that case it's humans trying to communicate with gods from above.

Exactly right. The heiroglyphs can only be fully appreciated from the sky which is where they believe their gods came from and went back to. It's the same as the Giza pyramids which form a map of Orion's belt, but which can only be seen properly from above, not on the ground. Both civilisations constructed aerial markers so that if their gods ever did return like they promised to do, they could find the location of their devoted followers.

All part of my personal belief that ET has been here before, and why I amended the thread title. Every book or article I have ever read points to a date of circa 11,000-12,000 BC as being significant. But I wholeheartedly accept that I cannot provide cast iron scientific proof for that. But then again why do I need to? 90% of the modern world believes in a god of some sort depending upon their particular religion. Again without any proof that they ever existed or do now. Nobody doubts or ridicules their beliefs do they?

If people want to believe that crop circles are made by ET, despite humans admitting that they did it, and showing how, then let them do so. What is rather silly though is the Flat Earth Society people. Any one of whom can log in to the live video feed from the ISS showing the Earth revolving underneath it. Yet they still maintain their belief. Are they just harmless cranks to be pitied or should they be locked up for their own safety?

ISS feed
17) Message boards : News : NASA Technosignatures Workshop Webcast (Message 1960237)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Thanks for the link Eric. It irks me a little bit that Seti@home has been looking for intelligent signals for nearly 20 years, then along came NASA, late to the party, and call it by a fancy name of technosignatures, and start pinching the glory.
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960067)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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If you want some really esoteric stuff try Cydonia, Council of Nine, Shamanism, and remote viewing.

Tin foil hats not only recommended but obligatory.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1960026)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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I'm a bit disappointed as how they going to probe us wearing such suits ;)

All this claptrap about anal probing is ridiculous. If ET has the technology to carry out interstellar travel, they would use something like Bone's diagnostic couches in Startrek or the Doctor's handheld scanner on Voyager.

Interesting thought: There is no reason to suggest in the millions of years our planet has existed that no other higher level creatures like ourselves or cultures or economies could not have existed.

Devotees of the Atlantis theory say that the last of the Atlanteans went to ancient Egypt circa 11,000BC and taught the Egyptians their advanced knowledge which led to the Pyramids.

It is quite possible Mars for example had microbes that would love to eat me as a meat or water bag.

We think that one of the Mars rovers may have discovered evidence of microbes, and Mars meteorites have been found on earth. But until we can get rock and soil samples back into Earth labs, we won't know for sure.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1960025)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Chris S Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
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Hey Earthling, take me to your water fountain!


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