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    Smile Help the science...join the SETI@home

    What is SETI@home?
    "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."

    How it works
    About SETI@home page 1

    so if you are interested,just join..
    Please log in

    feel free to contact me to build a openSUSE SETI team
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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    already a member of a team

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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    while i know it is cool to seek "little green men", i think it is MORE
    KEWL to attack the aliens likely to actually invade someone you are
    close to...maybe a mom/dad, sister/brother, daughter/son, neighbor, etc...

    take a look at
    http://folding.stanford.edu/
    and instead of little green men, work to kill off many well known
    diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's,
    Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.

    Folding@home has 32 and 64 bit linux clients at:
    http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download

    oh, and they are NICE, in that they just use UNneeded cycles....i can
    feel absolutely NO difference in my system's responsiveness or speed if
    the client is running or not!

    think about it--i've never seen a little green man, but both my mom and
    wife died of cancer......will yours?

    DenverD

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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    DenverD wrote:
    > while i know it is cool to seek "little green men", i think it is MORE
    > KEWL to attack the aliens likely to actually invade someone you are
    > close to...maybe a mom/dad, sister/brother, daughter/son, neighbor, etc...
    >
    > take a look at
    > http://folding.stanford.edu/
    > and instead of little green men, work to kill off many well known
    > diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Mad Cow (BSE), CJD, ALS, Huntington's,
    > Parkinson's disease, and many Cancers and cancer-related syndromes.
    >
    > Folding@home has 32 and 64 bit linux clients at:
    > http://folding.stanford.edu/English/Download
    >
    > oh, and they are NICE, in that they just use UNneeded cycles....i can
    > feel absolutely NO difference in my system's responsiveness or speed if
    > the client is running or not!
    >
    > think about it--i've never seen a little green man, but both my mom and
    > wife died of cancer......will yours?
    >
    > DenverD

    Both projects have there merits, just cause you haven't seen "little
    green men" doesn't mean we are the only "intelligent" life in the
    universe. As technology advances we are finding more and more earth-like
    planets that might be able to sustain life.

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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    > Both projects have there merits, just cause you haven't seen "little
    > green men" doesn't mean we are the only "intelligent" life in the
    > universe.


    i didn't say, nor intend to even try to persuade anyone that we are..


    > As technology advances we are finding more and more earth-like
    > planets that might be able to sustain life.


    so? should we take our unsolved diseases with us when we go there?

    of course ALL are free to run anything on their computer...i just happen
    to believe it nice to know that seti@home is only ONE (and NOT the
    largest) of many many distributed computing projects/clients
    available...see:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...uting_projects
    [note: i do not know if your favorite might have a Linux client]

    pick the one YOU feel most comfortable in giving your electricity and
    CPU cycles to...that is all i'm saying,

    DenverD

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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    Both seem worthwhile to me. I'm getting both! One for my laptop, and one for my desktop. All your CPU are belong to ...worthy causes?

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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    so whats the difference between folding and rosetta ? arent they doing somewhat the same thing ?

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    Default Save Arecibo SETI@home

    SETI@home needs your help to save Arecibo the world's largest radio telescope and the source for SETI@home data.

    USA voters, save Arecibo: write to Congress.
    Arecibo Letter and Information.
    It's really that much fun!
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    Default Re: Save Arecibo SETI@home

    Thread merged with existing SETI@home thread in General.
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    Default Re: Help the science...join the SETI@home

    +1 in support of Folding@Home.

    SETI has gone through their entire spectrum multiple times and not found anything. They have also squanded resources, and the merit of their project is debatable.

    I'd love to see contact with intelligent life, but the merit of Folding@Home isn't so debatable. Protein folding provides real benefits to disease research today.

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