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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.

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Unix admin, instructor in North Texas.<P> Started with Seti, defected to dnet for awhile, came back to Seti. :-)


More on METI
Dr. Korpela has posted slightly more detail of his thoughts on sending messages to ET. 14 Feb 2015, 6:53:40 UTC · Comment

Android Version Checking
The versions of SETI@home currently distributed can't run on Android 5+ (Lollypop). We're working on new versions.

We've limited distribution to earlier distributions. If you can't get work on Android 4, it may be necessary to update your BOINC app.
13 Feb 2015, 18:12:36 UTC · Comment

Statement on Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence/Active SETI
In conjunction with other interested members of the SETI community, we've written a statement on beaming messages to other planets.

The essence of the conclusion is that a few people shouldn't be making this decision for an entire planet.
10 Feb 2015, 0:26:09 UTC · Comment

Prof. Charles Townes has passed away.
We were saddened to learn that colleague Professor Charles Townes died this morning, January 27th, at the age of 99. A professor at UC Berkeley since 1967, Townes had a long and distinguished career, winning the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 for work that led to the development of the laser. He was active in research as recently as last year, making regular visits to his office at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory, and to Mount Wilson Observatory where he worked to develop the Infrared Spatial Interferometer telescope. His broad research interests included the search for extraterrestrial intelligence - as co-author of a 1961 paper, he was one of the first to discuss interstellar communication using lasers. This gave rise to the rapidly growing field of optical SETI, including searches currently underway at UC Berkeley. Prof. Townes also served as an Advisory Board Member to the new Foundation for Investing in Research on SETI Science and Technology. We will miss him here at UC Berkeley, and send our condolences to his wife Frances and family. 27 Jan 2015, 23:16:09 UTC · Comment

Marvin crashed
It appears that the root partition filled on marvin (rapidly) while I was AFK, for no reason that I am aware of, which caused it to crash. Nobody is at the colocation facility right now, so the astropulse DB is down. I'll try to get remote accesses for a reboot, but chances are that marvin is down until monday morning. 21 Dec 2014, 4:46:29 UTC · Comment

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