posted on May, 16 2005 @ 08:31 AM
I've re-opened this thread to add a few comments which I hope will be taken in by ALL people who responded to Elija Black's original post.
So many comments have been made that basically are attempting to agitate and incite Elija. I can tell that the majority of people who commented here
have never used the SETI program nor even bothered to visit the SETI@Home website before responding.
Elija said he discovered (or at least I think so) alien life through the SETI@Home program. His assumption is based on the Wow Signal as SETI
calls it, of a narrow band gaussian signal that they believe is potentially indicative of alien life due to the nature of this signal and why it would
be mathematically reasonable to assume such a signal indicates life also.
User Lysergic posts just 11 minutes after Elija's introduction "I wonder how many pages this will span and nothing turning up." Guess what, the
page filled up with rediculous comments because hardly anyone understood the SETI@Home program just as is stated by Elija 9 minutes after his original
Guess what people, completing work units takes time. While my PC is capable of completing one in just over an hour, some people only run them a few
minutes every day or perhaps once a week.
Arguing that Elija is taking too long is beyond his/her (sorry) control.
People, instead of flaming and rediculing a user over something you don't obviously understand in the first place, why not research a little before
posting a response!
On completing the work units, all data is sent to SETI and there is nothing on your system once it completes to keep for yourself. You are carrying
out tedious and boring work for a larger purpose. At the time the signal was identitifed by his version of the program, purpose Elija had no way to
capture the screen image. There are quite a few reasons Elija may not be capable of providing evidence to us. After all, I was the first person on the
ATS SETI@Home team, I created it, I know what it is like to think you've found something! You get excited and want to tell someone ASAP.
Should the work unit turn out to be a milestone or even a cool random occurrence, SETI will no doubt post an announcement on their website and let
All credit to Elija if he even identified a narrow-band guassian signal that turns out to be of non-extra-terrestrial origin, as 99.9% of SETI@Home
users will never identify anything!
[edit on 16-5-2005 by SimonGray]