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Ikhnaton
05-03-2000, 01:32 PM
...with SETI @ Home. (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

go to this site: http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ and download the small application and install it. what it does is run in the background of your machine and downloads packets of information from observatories and analyzes it and sends it back to the lab. It doesn't require any interaction unless you want to connect to the internet manually.

We have a team of people from xwingalliance.net who have been doing this for a while. It's made for some fun competition to see who can get the most packets. We really want more people on our team, so I'm asking YOU!

If you want more info, check out the site, or you can go to the XWA forums and check out this (http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/Forum10/HTML/001079.html) thread. It's a fun little competition while aiding science.

We WILL find Yoda!

wizzywig
05-03-2000, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Ike! I'd like to take part in that. I don't think SETI is the way to find whoever's out there (and I do believe somebody's out there, despite the Rare Earth evidence--that hypothesis is based on random chance odds, and I don't believe there was anything random about the origin of the universe). I doubt that first contact is going to take place by radio--but you never know. And wouldn't it be cool to be the one whose computer processed the first message from outer space!

--wiz



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Ikhnaton
05-04-2000, 01:44 PM
cool, wiz http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

this is more about friendly competition, so see which individual as well as which team can get the most packets... sometimes it takes over a day to process one, but you can run it on multiple machines. I have it on 7 http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/biggrin.gif

BeastMaster
05-05-2000, 02:33 PM
Radio waves travel unstoppably through space at the speed of light

Since radio was invented about a century ago, we've been bombarding the galaxy with laxative commercials.
*wince*

But seriously, I think the reason we're having so much trouble hearing what's out there is just because Earth might have ended up in the spatial equivalent of the middle of nowhere.

That, or we're under quarantine. (For good reasons, I suspect.)

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"The Beasts know much that we do not." -Ancient Jedi proverb

[This message has been edited by BeastMaster (edited May 05, 2000).]

chewie's hairbrush
05-10-2000, 12:36 PM
Ike your call to arms seems to have been met with deafening apathy.

People there are Star Trek fan teams in the top 200. We need your help to redress the balance, for the honour of Star Wars fans everywhere.

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