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mmmdreg
Aug 19, 2002, 02:27 AM
we need 3 more seti members to reach 100 people...come on people...just join...and contribute as well..we got a few inactives that aren't doing much at all...



Geert
Aug 19, 2002, 04:09 AM
I have been doubting about this for a while to join, also about folding@home.

But what is it actually, how does it work, and what comp should you have to do it?

backspinner
Aug 19, 2002, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by Geert
...But what is it actually...
Well you keep your computer running all night and day (and pay about $6 a month for the energy) and then you tell everybody proudly that you are chasing creatures from Mars and UFO and the like...

Better start folding!

noht*
Aug 19, 2002, 09:14 AM
i agree with backspinner, there are distributed computing projects which make a lot more sense than chasing extraterrestrial intelligence.
check out this page (http://www.aspenleaf.com/distributed/distrib-projects.html) for an overview
BTW afaik, it was distributed.net who started the whole thing, yet SETI was better suited to induce a media-hype (what is cryptography when you can have UFOs?) which made it the most successful of these projects.

MacMaster
Aug 20, 2002, 05:25 PM
What's up with the MacRumors team list in seti??? It says I only have 18 WU's when I really have 28!:mad:

MacMaster
Aug 20, 2002, 05:29 PM
Come on guys! If you have any old computers that can't run os X for folding, dust them off, plug them in, install seti, launch seti, put it to sleep, and let it sit there and crunch! It's not that hard!

bousozoku
Aug 20, 2002, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by noht*
i agree with backspinner, there are distributed computing projects which make a lot more sense than chasing extraterrestrial intelligence.
check out this page (http://www.aspenleaf.com/distributed/distrib-projects.html) for an overview
BTW afaik, it was distributed.net who started the whole thing, yet SETI was better suited to induce a media-hype (what is cryptography when you can have UFOs?) which made it the most successful of these projects.

We should be chasing intelligence on this planet instead of looking off-planet for it. :)

Macmaniac
Aug 21, 2002, 09:20 PM
Lol your right sometimes I think theres not enough intelligence in PC users to fit in a trash can.

I'm on a role with SETI 20 wu and up!

(Steals bousozoku's pants)