SETI - yes? no? maybe...

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  1. AplusWebMaster

    AplusWebMaster Registered Member

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  2. cl0ck

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    i use SETI@Home, completed 21 units so far
     
  3. Jason_DiamondCS

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    I run Seti@home at home ;) , you might as well put your CPU cycles towards something, whether its SETI or finding a cure for cancer or something like that.

    -Jason-
     
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    I do chessbrain.net myself.
     
  5. beetlejuice

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    [qoute]I run Seti@home at home ;) , you might as well put your CPU cycles towards something, whether its SETI or finding a cure for cancer or something like that.I always wanted to ask somebody. Are there any security risks involved in this? I mean, if someone on the other end wanted to do something dishonest with your PC-personal information, could they?? o_O
     
  6. AplusWebMaster

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    ;) Suspicious when downloading? Rightly so...:

    http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/faq.html#q1.6
    "...What about security?
    The client/screensaver is available for download only from this web page - we do not support SETI@home software obtained elsewhere. This software will upload and download data only from our data server here at Berkeley. The data server doesn't download any executable code to your computer..."
     
  7. beetlejuice

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    :D I might have to try this out. :D E.T. here I come!! ;)
     
  8. AplusWebMaster

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    ;) ...Interstellar Computer Viruses (o_O)
    http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/space_hackers_031111.html
    11 November 2003
    "...The so-called "SETI Hacker" hypothesis, Carrigan argues, is an issue of interstellar discourse that should be taken seriously..."

    (I'll keep that in mind...but not for long...maybe a nanosecond.)
     
  9. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    That project has stirred my curiosity. I'm going to go through the whole site and read it carefully. :)If it doesn't appear to get in the way of my other things I may use it...





    Uguel
     
  10. Dan Perez

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    I used to for over a year some years ago (I forget why I took it off) but now that you brought it to my attention again I went ahead and downloaded and installed it again! :D

    Thanks ;)
     
  11. StevieV

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    I use SETI@Home. Interesting looking screensaver and doesnt impose any noticable drag on the system. Only completed 7 units so far as I have only had it installed for a couple of weeks but intend staying with it. Shame to waste all those CPU cycles!!!!
     
  12. Cochise

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    Well it all sounds very admirable folks but I hate to think what Governments would do if they ever got an

    [glow=red,2,300] "ANSWER"[/glow]

    And if a 'reply' was forthcoming from wherever would we ever be toldo_O

    "Major 'Cochise' to Ground Control, OOOerrrr!"
     
  13. Comp01

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    I might read through it, and use it, if theres no security risks involved, sounds intresting so far, still reading the website....
     
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    :D Here is a link to a really huge bulletin board with lots of interest in SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence).

    Speedguide Forums

    Here is how big: Members: 46,130, Threads: 118,862, Posts: 1,046,456. One day Wilders could get this big. ;)
     
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    1,018 units processed here since early 2002. Now I have it running on this box and my new test box when it's sitting idle.
     
  16. Cochise

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    Here is how big: Members: 46,130, Threads: 118,862, Posts: 1,046,456. One day Wilders could get this big. ;)


    Yep your right there, I reckon about August 04.

    Cochise, :cool: :D
     
  17. Cochise

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    OOOPs! Sorry, got the quote thingy wrong but I still think Wilders will be up there around August 04, any takers.

    regards Cochise. :cool: :rolleyes:
     
  18. Comp01

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    Hmm, SETI@Home isnt spyware, or something, is it?
     
  19. AplusWebMaster

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    :D http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/

    "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..."

    - That's all. No spyware. It's just what it says it is. :)
     
  20. beetlejuice

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    How hard does it run the CPU? o_O
     
  21. AplusWebMaster

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    :) FYI...
    "Mon 11/24/2003 - SFDC SETI@Home Team
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    We have setup a SETI@Home team for SFDC:
    http://seti.security-forums.com/
    - As we wish to put all of our collective idle CPU cycles to good use.
    - If you are running solo feel free to join the team or if you have some machines sitting around doing nothing you can find details on how to join here:
    - http://www.security-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10122
    - Clients are available for all platforms (Windows/Linux etc.).."
     
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