Posts by Carl Kruse

1) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2047122)
Posted 26 Apr 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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You speak for me! Looking forward to the project coming out of hibernation! I've had SETI@HOME on my computers since the beginning.
2) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2047121)
Posted 26 Apr 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Help us Obi-Wan Gates!
3) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : How Did Life Begin-On Earth and Elsewhere? (Message 2044033)
Posted 10 Apr 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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But isn't the universe tending to entropy, which is to say disorder?
Assume the Big Bang was maximum order, haven't we been trending towards disorder ever since?
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Boinc - WCG - Covid-19 (Message 2044032)
Posted 10 Apr 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Thanks for the heads up!
5) Message boards : News : Why do people run SETI@home? (Message 2034259)
Posted 27 Feb 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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I'd be more curious to know who would not want to run SETI@Home. :)
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : the last year of the decade is 2020, the first year of the new decade is 2021 (Message 2025932)
Posted 1 Jan 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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2020 still has a nice ring to it. :)
7) Message boards : News : New SETI Perspectives: "Is ET in Our Solar System?" (Message 2025931)
Posted 1 Jan 2020 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Arthur C. Clarke supposedly said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Could it perhaps not be distinguishable at all? If so, who knows if ET is indeed everywhere and we simply lack the means of detecting it.

But I suspect if ET were in our solar system we would detect it. After all they have to communicate, travel, move, and so forth, which one would think would create tell tale signs differentiating it from naturally occurring phenomena/signals.

Unless they were Klingons using cloaking devices? :)

-Carl Kruse
8) Message boards : News : 20 years and counting! (Message 2019571)
Posted 18 Nov 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Cheers SETI@Home! I've been here since 1999 and can't believe it's 20 years!

I remember the excitement when I replaced the flying toasters on my computer with the SETI screensaver and first saw it crunch data.

A thing of beauty. Here's to many more years of looking skywards.

Almost two years ago I wrote a post honoring SETI@Home on my blog:
https://carlkruse.org/seti-are-we-alone/

Cheers SETI@Home!
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Earth-like exoplanets may be common, study says. (Message 2017972)
Posted 6 Nov 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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What seems true is there are alot more planets than we ever imagined existed.

20 years ago we knew of only 9.

Today we know that most stars have planets.

Most estimates put the number of stars in our galaxy at 100 -300 billion.

That means hundreds of billions of planets in the Milky Way.

There are anywhere from 200 billion to 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe.

That would make for a mind-jarring large number of planets out there.

Now, we know the answer to Drake's equation variable of how many planets go on to evolve intelligent life to be at least 1, which is us.

We also know that physics and chemistry is the same throughout the observable universe.

To say that what happened here (Earth), which is a rather ordinary part of the universe, is not likely to have happened elsewhere seems highly unlikely.

So the chance that there is intelligent life -- lots of intelligent life -- out there is probable.
10) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : What to Expect from ET? (Message 2017022)
Posted 28 Oct 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Well one thing is 100% for certain, if we don't look we certainly won't find anything.

Carl Kruse
11) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : The Drake Equation: Revisiting a Classic Tool to Estimate the Odds of Contact (Message 2000628)
Posted 2 Jul 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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If realistically there are anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands of ETI in our galaxy, where are they?

Would love your take on the Fermi Paradox, Richard.

Cheers,
Carl Kruse
12) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Introduction to SETI Perspectives (Message 2000625)
Posted 2 Jul 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Obviously late in the welcome but very happy you are here Richard.

-Carl Kruse
13) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Fast Radio Bursts: Enigmatic Signals from Across the Universe (Message 1986891)
Posted 24 Mar 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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Echoing, "thank you for your great post on FRBs."
And joining the chorus of asking you to please post often here Mr. Lawn.

Carl Kruse
https://carlkruse.me
14) Message boards : SETI Perspectives : Was Our Solar System “Probed” Last Year? (Message 1984006)
Posted 8 Mar 2019 by Profile Carl Kruse Project Donor
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The last line of the article hit home for me.

If we never look, the probability of finding ET is zero.

Unless of course they find us first, though any one want to put odds on that?





 
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