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News   News : SETI@home Amiga efforts
   posted by Anonymous on 20-Mar-2003 9:04:36 (1887 reads)
That SETI@home has been at Arecibo radio telescope from 18 March till the 20 2003 so that they can to re-observe the most promising "candidates" produced by our search so far.

There is a chance that these new observations will yield the first real evidence of extraterrestrial life.

As you are probley a where that Amiga effort for SETI@home is going strong and if you haven't already join now is the time to do so.

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Mikey_C 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 20-Mar-2003 11:27:10
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Hmmm Unless, I am mistaken, there isn`t a native amiga client available just yet.

Besides, what`s the point? if we were to detect any radio signals from another star system, it would have been sent thouseads and thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of years ago. The being responsible would be long gone anyhow. Possibly the whole civilisation.

That`s not to say, that I for one wouldn`t be interested to find out if there is life out there, it`s just that by the time we send a greeting to the source of the transmission and by the time it gets there, we would have probably developed a way to get to the source faster.

IFIRC it takes two minutes for a radio transmission* to get from the moon to Earth. 11 minutes from Mars. etc.

* Travelling at the speed of light.


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SlimJim 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 20-Mar-2003 13:33:27
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@Mikey_C

Noone "in the know" actually expects any form of
two-way communication if we were ever going to pick up
alien transmissions. As you pointed out, the main
point is finding out if we are alone or not. This knowledge
would change humanity forever (not to mention our space
exploration programs...).

It all comes down to how many civilizations transmitting
energy-based information that are present in our galaxy.
Radio transmissions can travel undisturbed for long
stretches of space and time (we must remember though
that there are a lot of matter in our galaxy that scatters
and absorbs radiation - we might very well be in "radio
shadow" towards a possible alien civilization). We must
remember that if extrasolar life-bearing planets do really
exist, there would have existed such planets already long
before our solar system was born. Thus it's not all too
impossible to imagine that we could be reached by
transmissions also from very distant worlds - sent out
aeons ago. We must remember that the galaxy existed
long time before us and will exist long after our little star
has died.

I often hear people say that it's "an extremely low
probability" of us detecting transmissions from another
world. That's actually an assumption we're not qualified to
make. For all we know, it could be the exact opposite - we
have just had improbably bad luck so far, managing to just
miss the cacafony of signals passing us by every year.

We just don't know. And the reason for that is that we
don't know the answer to that all-important question:
"Are there anyone else out there, and if so, how
many?"
. As long as we don't know that, we will never
be able to be sure.
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Anonymous 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
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>Besides, what`s the point? if we were to detect any
>radio signals from another star system, it would
>have been sent thouseads and thousands (if not
>hundreds of thousands) of years ago.

If it was sent from Proxima Centauri it would have been sent only a little over 2 years ago. From Alpha Centauri, 3 years ago. From Barnard 9 years ago. Not all stars are that "far away"
In any case, even if we detected an artificial signal from a star 100,000 light years away, it would still be evidence that we're not alone in the universe, which is the very purpose of SETI.

 
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Loki1 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 20-Mar-2003 15:02:45
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I run Seti clients on all my computers:

My current stats since 1999:

Completed Data Units: 2,519
Total Computing time: 54,120 hours

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Wol 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 20-Mar-2003 19:29:28
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@ Mikey-C

Hi Mikey, it takes light 1.4 seconds to get to the Moon,
the speed of light is 186,000 Miles/ Sec (300,000 Km/ Sec)
The Moon is approx 250,000 miles away, Therfore 250K/186K = 1.4 ish


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mr_homm 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 21-Mar-2003 2:10:02
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@amigammc:
You said:
If it was sent from Proxima Centauri it would have been sent only a little over 2 years ago. From Alpha Centauri, 3 years ago. From Barnard 9 years ago. Not all stars are that "far away."

Actually, it's 4.2 years for Proxima an 4.3 for Alpha Centauri. 9 sounds about right for Barnard. In any case, your general point is still true: many stars are near enough to communicate with inside one human lifetime. The problem is, the closest ones that have already been thoroughly investigated, and we're now looking at round-trip time lags of roughly 75-100 years. Still intersting, but far enough off that it's better to get excited about new Amiga models coming out than about alien replies.

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cyka 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
Posted on 21-Mar-2003 10:09:11
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It would be cool if we did make contact within my life time but if we don't do it then fair enough. There has to be some form of alien life out there doing the same as us. There could be life out ther even less advanced as us.

This would be breaking news and would indeed change humanity forever.


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MrE 
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Posted on 22-Mar-2003 10:21:29
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I received an email from SETI@Home as i was one of those who processed data in the regions that
they are now re-examining. they asked if i'd like to be a local media contact. now, if theres no others in UK who processed said data, then i'd be the national media contact..no thanks!

As a side note: Where the hell is the AmigaOS
client for SETI@Home? I expect to see one within
weeks of everyone running OS4 on PowerPC systems

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agima 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
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I would die for an Amiga port of Seti@HOME.. Someday maybe..


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If anyone knows how to port apps to Amiga, it possible for people to port SETI@home to any platform that has a POSIX interface:

http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/sah_porting.php

Here you can find the source code for seti bionic. I dont know if there is anything for the original version of seti@home.


-Rob

 
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Valiant 
Re: SETI@home Amiga efforts
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I took a shot at compling the client, but it appears my development environment is all messed up...


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