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posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 10:21 AM
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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

SETI LINK




posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 01:24 AM
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Originally posted by EvilTwin666
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

SETI LINK


Yeah, right!



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 01:49 AM
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Just have to look around at ATS..

Many ET's already posting here


Besides with all the UFO's buzzing around Earth SETI should be focusing their search on ship to ship communication in LOCAL space. Surely they are talking to each other or to ground crews?

And if we can't pick up the frequency they are using locally, how do we expect to here them from their home?



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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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I did that for years and it was fun. I even joined a group and our group made it into the top 300 contributing groups to providing machine time.

But there are some drawbacks. If you try to run the program while using your PC it competes for CPU resources and slows down your apps (it normally takes 100% CPU as I recall). But the windows version can run only when your screensaver comes up, so this shouldn't pose a resource issue for most users (unless you're running CPU intensive apps like 3D rendering for hours even while the screensaver is running).

To get even more credit for work unit processing, what I did instead of shutting off my PC at night, was let SETI run while I wasn't using it. Unfortunately my electric bill went up, but I just considered paying the extra electricity my contribution to the SETI cause.

The most interesting thing about SETI is it gained status as the world's largest massively parallel distributed supercomputer:

www.planetary.org...

Today, more than five million users have downloaded the program onto their personal computers! This makes SETI@home easily the world's largest supercomputer.


I haven't been involved with it in years, and if I were to consider doing it again, I would look at the other BOINC projects to see if any offer a better contribution. After all, 5 million PCs working on SETI may be enough and there may be other good projects in the BOINC family (see link).


In 2005 SETI@home transitioned from its traditional “stand alone” format to being part of the BOINC family of distributed computing projects. BOINC, which stands for Berkeley Online Infrastructure for Network Computing, was developed by SETI@home Project Director David Anderson to build on SETI@home’s remarkable success. In essence, BOINC is a computing platform that makes it easy for any interested group of scientists to launch a distributed computing project. Although the venture is new, numerous scientific projects have already taken advantage of the enormous potential of BOINC. What began as a search for intelligent beings in the universe, now enables computer users around the world to take part in research on topics from gravitational waves to climate change.


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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:10 AM
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You WILL not get involved with SETI (Stealing Entities Transmission Intercepts), they are PROVEN disinfo agents and work only to SPREAD the evil and unbending of THOSE WHO SEEK TO DENY THE KNOWLEDGE OF ALIENES



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:20 AM
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Maybe you could get in touch with the beings not of this system and get them in touch with SETI, then you could not only save SETI a lot of time, but also the millions running Setiathome.



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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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I know I've said this before, but...

I really don't think ADVANCED ET's are broadcasting radio waves (the ones travelling in ships).

And the ones that are (who COULD be at Alpha Centari and beyond), I don't think they would reach here anyways...

All my opinion, thus with that, I think SETI is useless...

And even if SETI picked up something, would TPTB let it out in the open?

Slightly off on a tangent, I really believe the message they sent out from Aricebo was returned in that crop design in 2000. I personally don't think anyone hoaxed that one, but it was swept under the rug.

Just my 2 cents.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 02:32 AM
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aa fishspeaker its actualy RIGHT!
1. why would you listen for a radio signal from aliens,not the most smart/practical thing to do.
2. getting all people to use theyr pc's to do something that we must be payed for,sure! if they were fair and provided evidence when they found it.
but IN TRUTH THEY HIDE WHAT THEY FIND,they just use ur pc's and never reveal even if its a confirmed signal,ask everyone,there are lots of people who will backup me,and there are lots of talkings about how they cover up signals.

if you want to contribute to disclosure,hack the seti servers and fill them with porn,atleast that well you will slow down all the disinfo = helping disclousre



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:11 AM
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Originally posted by fishspeaker
You WILL not get involved with SETI (Stealing Entities Transmission Intercepts), they are PROVEN disinfo agents...


Please show us how they have been "proven" to be disinfo agents.

The believers irrational, idiotic hatred of a project that hopes to find aliens strikes again.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:19 AM
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If SETI want contact with ET then they just need to ask their government what they know and to release the details of their contacts.

If SETI find anything, I doubt they would say anyway because the bullies in their neighbourhood would tell them to STFU anyway. Therefore why should I waste my CPU cycles on them? I used their program years ago for a couple of years but the cynic in me said... 'I'm smelling BS here'.

Listening for radio transmissions from space? - Yeah right



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:20 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon
Just have to look around at ATS..

Many ET's already posting here


Besides with all the UFO's buzzing around Earth SETI should be focusing their search on ship to ship communication in LOCAL space. Surely they are talking to each other or to ground crews?

And if we can't pick up the frequency they are using locally, how do we expect to here them from their home?



[edit on 1-10-2009 by zorgon]


I was a bit late to jump on this thread

Zorgon summed what I was going to say just nicely

Thanks Mate



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:24 AM
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Originally posted by Stillalive
1. why would you listen for a radio signal from aliens,not the most smart/practical thing to do.


Considering that radio waves is the best way to communicate, based on our currently knowledge, it is indeed the most smart/practical way to look for ET communications.


Originally posted by Stillalive
2. ...TRUTH THEY HIDE WHAT THEY FIND,they just use ur pc's and never reveal even if its a confirmed signal,ask everyone,there are lots of people who will backup me,and there are lots of talkings about how they cover up signals.


Lots of talkings? You don't say. Show us where SETI has covered-up a signal.


Originally posted by Stillalive
if you want to contribute to disclosure,hack the seti servers and fill them with porn,atleast that well you will slow down all the disinfo = helping disclousre


Isn't it a violation of T&C to discuss committing illegal acts?



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 06:27 AM
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Originally posted by SmokeJaguar67
I used their program years ago for a couple of years but the cynic in me said...


This thread is dominated by cynicism and arrogance.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 07:44 AM
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Originally posted by DoomsdayRex

Originally posted by Stillalive
2. ...TRUTH THEY HIDE WHAT THEY FIND,they just use ur pc's and never reveal even if its a confirmed signal,ask everyone,there are lots of people who will backup me,and there are lots of talkings about how they cover up signals.


Lots of talkings? You don't say. Show us where SETI has covered-up a signal.


They used to have updated information on their website on interesting signals, but I don't see it there anymore. Supposedly the candidate signals are listed here, but I don't have access to them:
setiathome.berkeley.edu...
That link is posted in this thread:
setiathome.berkeley.edu...

Most of the interesting signals they find turn out to be things other than ET, but there is some interest in this signal which was discovered on March 2003 by SETI@home and announced in New Scientist on September 1, 2004.:

en.wikipedia.org...


SETI@home has denied media reports of a likely extraterrestrial signal.[3][4] It could be an artifact of random chance, cosmic noise or possibly just a glitch in the technology.


I suppose just the fact we don't know what it is makes it interesting. I wouldn't be surprised if they had other unexplained signals but as we tell our friends sighting UFOs, unexplained doesn't automatically mean ET and the same thing holds true with radio signals.

It's a known long shot searching radio signals but as Jill Tartar said, the chances of finding anything if we look are hard to estimate, but the chances of finding anything if we don't look are zero, so we should look.

And don't hold your breath for a result:


Astronomer Seth Shostak has stated in 2004 that he expects to get a conclusive signal and proof of alien contact between 2020 and 2025, based on the Drake equation.[6] This implies that a prolonged effort may benefit SETI@home, despite its (present) nearly ten-year run without success in ETI detection.

SETI@home

These are the graphics from version 3 that I ran, it makes a cool screensaver and you see the analysis graphically as it takes place:



The current version is v4 where I don't like the graphics quite as well, but it's more finely tuned software to do a better analysis.

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur
Most of the interesting signals they find turn out to be things other than ET...


Which is proof enough of a cover-up, in the mind of some of those participating in this thread. When the answers they want are not provided, instead of taking it as an opportunity to learn more about the world around them they behave like spoiled children, throwing accusations of cover-up, lies and disinformation. It is arrogance; they claim to have all the answers and anyone who disagrees with this absolute knowledge is a liar, disinfomation agent and so forth.



Originally posted by Arbitrageur
It's a known long shot searching radio signals but as Jill Tartar said, the chances of finding anything if we look are hard to estimate, but the chances of finding anything if we don't look are zero, so we should look.


This is the chief difference between those who support SETI and those who attack it. Those who support it don't know the answers to these questions and are willing to search for them. While others, like some members in this thread, believe they already have the answers so there is no need to bother searching.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 09:13 AM
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Yer SETI seem to be transmitting as much as they are receiving! Hmmm strange that....



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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Next time I talk to them I will ask



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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actually your wrong. Becuase in 1997 seti detected a signal which looked like it originated beyond our solar system. There were 2 seti teams watching the data 1 in cali and 1 in virginia. Jill tarter had a film crew with her doing a documentary they got very excited. Seth shostak was in cali with the other team. So for 16 hours they investigated this signal by this point word was out something was happening at seti.

Guess what? no black helicopters , no FBI or MIBs charging through their doors. Not even a phone call from the military. So no nobody will shut them up if theres a signal.

btw the signal turned out to be the euro SOHO satelite which is in orbit around the sun about 1 million miles away.

people who disagree with what seti are doing are just anti-science. As for claims theyre covering up a signal..it was Dr steven greer who came out with that. He was challenged by seth shostak to reveal his source in seti with no repurcussions but were still waiting for the not so good doctor to reveal all. I guess he must be busy levitating, vectoring in spaceships & meeting 12 inch tall aliens.

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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by yeti101
btw the signal turned out to be the euro SOHO satelite which is in orbit around the sun about 1 million miles away.


Says SETI. Is there even a way to know they are not lying?


Originally posted by yeti101
people who disagree with what seti are doing are just anti-science.


Why, because its SETI? What if a homeless man said what they are saying? Then it would be OK to question it?

Why dont you stop going by credibility because it wont get you anywhere. People who lie have all the credibility in the world. Thats why it works. Otherwise it wouldnt. Why isnt this obvious to everybody?

An insider giving info to Greer and Greer is supposed to give him up to be credible? How many people on the inside do you think would talk to him after that? What the heck are you guys smoking?



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posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 11:21 AM
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I am a part of the ATS team and am currently the #2 contributor (Out of only 24 active).

Although every time I increase computing power to reach the #1 spot, whomever TCATB is, their numbers increase the same to keep the number one spot. Curse you!

I've been doing SETI since October of 1999. Today is officially my 10 year anniversary with SETI!

We need more members doing it


For those concerned about the CPU performance, I see no hits to performance.

Yes, it uses 100% of your CPU, but it's IDLE cpu cycles. It runs with a very low priority, so anything that you run, it gives it what it wants. I also run some processor intensive programs/games, SETI just takes what it doesn't use.



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