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http://www.seti.org/

<-omg cat

In very simple english

The telescope is being pulled offline

No more telescopes = no more seti@home data

No more seti@home data = bad
Anyone wan't to comment on how likely SETI@HOME is to survive without these telescopes

apparently these are the best array of telescopes there are for alien hunting

tried to find info on the @HOME website but its down for maintainence
 
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Can't afford alien hunting at the moment. Oh well.
 
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SETI is pointless. Sorry to be unenthusiastic.

Hawkings has the best notion that if another intelligence out there finds us, they'll more than likely want to:

a) eat us
b) rape our planet
c) a & b.

The Kepler telescope is doing what SETI isn't - productively looking for habitable planets around the galaxy. So we can say, oh look, maybe there could be life out there - as opposed to the current view of nobody knows.

http://kepler.nasa.gov/
 
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SETI:SILLY EFFORT TO INVESTIGATE..

Kidding aside I thought this was just the northern California aray that was shut down?
 
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SETI:SILLY EFFORT TO INVESTIGATE..

Kidding aside I thought this was just the northern California aray that was shut down?
yeah but thats the best one, the other arrays arn't as good
 
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Why keep it when you know that E.T. is already here...:D

Seriously with new space telescopes who need one on earth? :ohwell:
 

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I'm amazed that SETI has been going this long with absolutely nothing to so for the effort. I mean zippity fuckin' zilch. There's probably donor fatigue since it's privately funded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SETI_Institute#Funding_supporters
Funding for SETI Institute programs comes from a variety of sources. Contrary to popular belief, no government funds are allocated for its SETI searches – these are financed entirely by private contributions. Other astrobiology research at the SETI Institute may be funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, or other grants and donations. TeamSETI is the SETI Institute’s worldwide membership and support organization.
Of course if this is semi-permanent, it means a huge influx of people to other projects like WCG. We're the second or third biggest I think, even if we're a really remote second.
 
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aliens are already here and are taking control of key positions in government and corporations ..

shutting down seti = preparing for invasion.

we should use the seti@home computing power to build skynet to protect us from the aliens
what are you saying that sounds a bit paranoid, i mean they might be [moderator: post removed]
 
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Cats have been with us for thousands of years and as far as we know are completely benign. They tolerate us because we provide food and amusement. As long as we keep our end of the bargain, they'll keep theirs (ie, not destroy us).

Oh. The point is that cats are the aliens and wouldn't tolerate incursion by another alien species. There is of course the situation with dolphins but their not really a threat. Mice on the other hand are a race that cats are actively engaged in fighting. All natural earth mice have been replaced with this new parasitic species and they are becoming an increasing threat. I have seen this first hand. For example I know that they have acquired quantum phase shifting technology that allows them to walk through walls. I know this because there is not other way for them to have gotten into my basement.

The jury is still out on ground hogs. The ones in my yard have been building underground condos and most probably, thought monitoring stations. Tinfoil offers little protection. You must retrofit your home with fine mesh wiring to create a Faraday cage. I'm currently looking at a nice wall paper that has the mesh built in. Not sure what to do with the ceilings and floors though - especially if they have entered a mutual cooperation agreement with the mice.
 
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SETI is one of THE least scientific uses of science around.
the chances of it yielding ANYTHING useful are slim to none.

I am all for space. NASA and ESA should have military budgets and vice versa - but seti is and always has been a waste.
 
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aliens are already here and are taking control of key positions in government and corporations ..
Woooo THEY LIVE! Among the best of 80's Sci-Fi B-Movie cheese! Rowdy Roddy Piper FTW!

 

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http://www.seti.org/

<-omg cat



Anyone wan't to comment on how likely SETI@HOME is to survive without these telescopes

apparently these are the best array of telescopes there are for alien hunting

tried to find info on the @HOME website but its down for maintainence
Aliens do not use our primitive technology and there for can not communicate with use as we are too primitive . So they figured this out finally and canceled the program as well they should .
 
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SETI is one of THE least scientific uses of science around.
the chances of it yielding ANYTHING useful are slim to none.

I am all for space. NASA and ESA should have military budgets and vice versa - but seti is and always has been a waste.
I agree . Why we spent billions on this is beyond me . What a huge waste ! To think that some Alien being would or even could communicate with US ? We are BILLIONS of years behind any of there tech ( If they really do exist ) . To think that they would even want to talk to US is another big thinking error . If I were an Alien being I would keep as far from this rock as my SHIP could ! What a waste of time and money just a huge joke IMHO. Wounder just how much them folks made off of us ?!
 

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We are BILLIONS of years behind any of there tech
How do you know they have not caught up yet? You an alien expert?

If the universe is possibly infinitely big (we don't know), we can't be the only life! I would rather find it sooner than later, and if SETI helps us find it faster, I'm all for it.
 
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The radio waves from us would take another 900 years, counting the 100 years radio has been used. Just to reach the closest of plausible locations.. If seti finds anything, it'll be in 1000 years.. That's not much good to us I'm afraid.. I'm all for the search but the method is fundamentally flawed imo.. fun, but flawed. :(.. Need to find a way to communicate with photons, then we're talking..

If the universe is expanding faster then how can it be infinite in size? I don't think that's the case bu what do I know..lol
 
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How do you know they have not caught up yet? You an alien expert?

If the universe is possibly infinitely big (we don't know), we can't be the only life! I would rather find it sooner than later, and if SETI helps us find it faster, I'm all for it.
Here is your answer ...

The radio waves from us would take another 900 years, counting the 100 years radio has been used. Just to reach the closest of plausible locations.. If seti finds anything, it'll be in 1000 years.. That's not much good to us I'm afraid.. I'm all for the search but the method is fundamentally flawed imo.. fun, but flawed. :(.. Need to find a way to communicate with photons, then we're talking..

If the universe is expanding faster then how can it be infinite in size? I don't think that's the case bu what do I know..lol
 
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aliens are already here and are taking control of key positions in government and corporations ..
I guess they didnt take control now... they have had it for a few thousand years already
(first and only report of one of them,before the Renaissance, was Justinian I. ,known to posess the ability (or more, disability) to radomly shapeshift,partly and fully)
Its just, that these days, more an more people start to feel the cage there held in... and start to rattle at it.. question the things that they are teached and told by authorities. All over the world, massive change is happening right now. And if more of these People get the feeling, that they need to change this world, to make it better, peacefuller, and friendlier...fairer.... and all of those, who get the Feeling, stand together, against any form of malice, of general sickness of the Heart... then an utopian society could start to exist tomorrow.
 
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How do you know they have not caught up yet? You an alien expert?

If the universe is possibly infinitely big (we don't know), we can't be the only life! I would rather find it sooner than later, and if SETI helps us find it faster, I'm all for it.
it's just that SETI won't help us find anything.

I believe there is life out there - but we know there are no civilizations close enough to us to have radio signals travel in any kind of useful timeframe. the places that possibly contain life are so far, that the chances of them being at the exact 100-200 year span where radio signals would be used , and the chances of us looking at the same time, in the right place - are so unbelievably small as to not have any chance at all.

it's an all or nothing game. either SETI would find something, or not. since it's inception it's been not, it's time to put it to rest. there's a reason it's largely funded by donation anyway.
 

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An alien ship crashed on our property a couple of years ago.
I rescued the poor little pilot who was in pretty bad shape back to health.
He's was a really friendly little guy and looks kind of like an aluminum squid.
I asked him why he came to our planet.
He said that before they are prepared for space travel (the squid body) they look very similar to us humans.
He added that interstellar transmission was not perfected yet, and that it was more advantageous to just travel to earth to download porn as it was really awful on his planet.
I just shrugged, set my internet security on high and let him go crazy.
We fixed his ship and he went home with a big old smile on his face.
I think I helped cosmic relations in some way.
 
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it's just that SETI won't help us find anything.

I believe there is life out there - but we know there are no civilizations close enough to us to have radio signals travel in any kind of useful timeframe. the places that possibly contain life are so far, that the chances of them being at the exact 100-200 year span where radio signals would be used , and the chances of us looking at the same time, in the right place - are so unbelievably small as to not have any chance at all.

it's an all or nothing game. either SETI would find something, or not. since it's inception it's been not, it's time to put it to rest. there's a reason it's largely funded by donation anyway.
Well at least the radio waves are on their way and they have about 100 years of broadcasting behind them lol.. That part is done.. Now we can just hope that whoever gets them, doesn't squash us like the insignificant bugs that we are..
Ya ever stop to think that maybe the reason the universe is so quite, is because the other civilizations know better?