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Posted: 11/5/2001 12:52:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2001 12:45:50 AM EDT by Danman]
Check out Seti@home, they use your spare CPU cycles to search for extraterrestial intelligence. [url]http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu[/url] I've created a group for us called ar15.com. First download the client and signup, then go to [url]http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/cgi?cmd=team_lookup&name=ar15.com[/url] and sign up on the ar15.com group.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:31:29 AM EDT
How do I sign up for th ar15 group? How do I get a password? When I signed it it did not ask for one.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 1:35:11 AM EDT
from the main page click User Account Area and there is an option for them to email you your computer generated password. So sign up for the group click the second link I listed and click Join
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:20:01 AM EDT
Of course there are ET's,I heard Al Gore got his internet developement ideas from his visit to see space ship communication at area 51.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 4:36:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:00:27 AM EDT
Of course aliens exist! There is a whole title of the US code that deals with them: http://[url]caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/casecode/uscodes/8/toc.html[/url]
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:03:25 AM EDT
I own an alien space craft.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:04:36 AM EDT
I saw about 100 aliens today! They were roofing and bricking some of the new houses in the neighborhood.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:50:19 AM EDT
Yeah, Vato. They are all over my ghetto. --------- "I'm gonna git me a gat," heard under my apartment window little while ago.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:54:54 AM EDT
How long have the SETIs been looking? All they've found so far is static.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 11:00:53 AM EDT
Is this all you jerks can do? I mean seriously, how many religions do you need to crap upon before you're little ego's are inflated enough to feel comfortable with yourselves? Just because I acknowledge Ze'aldubar as our creator and some of you choose to worship fictitious deities, does this give you the right to mock my "gods"? I think not. Grow up.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 12:57:55 PM EDT
How does religion end up in every thread??
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 2:30:50 PM EDT
Before you go looking for UFOs look at what is already out there. [url]http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/RealTime/JTrack/3D/JTrack3D.html[/url] ALLOW the pop-up, that is what you will be looking at. Its all real time(the satalites move) and you can click on a dot and see its stats. If you click the screen and move the mouse you can move the "look" plus you can zoom in and out. BISHOP
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 2:41:30 PM EDT
... I did this for a while, it was an interesting conversation piece but ultimately decided that it was a waste of time and I uninstalled it.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 6:09:38 PM EDT
damn, only one person joined up I was hoping to get a big ar15.com group on there Dan
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:38:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/5/2001 7:53:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/5/2001 7:57:19 PM EDT by Gloftoe]
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 9:06:17 PM EDT
It sounds like a neat idea, but I ran that damn program on a spare machine at work and it was damn fucking greedy--used more than its fair share of CPU cycles and every other resource, including making the hard drive work overtime. Every time you tried to use the computer it took a long time for the program to go into its sleep mode (actually a less resource-hoggy mode). I finally bagged the damn thing. Let SETI use their own damn computers. I can't dedicate a machine solely to their cause. Why can't someone figure out a way to *pay* people for their spare cycles? If there is life elsewhere in the galaxy, I hope it gives this planet a wide berth. Then again, you'd think that in the milions of years in which this galaxy has existed, there would be at least one space-faring civilization by now. In fact, there should be tons of them. Where the hell are they then?
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 9:28:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trickshot: If there is life elsewhere in the galaxy, I hope it gives this planet a wide berth. Then again, you'd think that in the milions of years in which this galaxy has existed, there would be at least one space-faring civilization by now. In fact, there should be tons of them. Where the hell are they then?
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Hey, maybe we are the first. Someone has to be first, why not us? Of course, it's hard to believe we're the most advanced species out there.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 9:42:59 PM EDT
There's one living in Pahrump Nevada.
Link Posted: 11/5/2001 10:05:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trickshot: It sounds like a neat idea, but I ran that damn program on a spare machine at work and it was damn fucking greedy--used more than its fair share of CPU cycles and every other resource, including making the hard drive work overtime. Every time you tried to use the computer it took a long time for the program to go into its sleep mode (actually a less resource-hoggy mode). I finally bagged the damn thing. Let SETI use their own damn computers. I can't dedicate a machine solely to their cause. Why can't someone figure out a way to *pay* people for their spare cycles? If there is life elsewhere in the galaxy, I hope it gives this planet a wide berth. Then again, you'd think that in the milions of years in which this galaxy has existed, there would be at least one space-faring civilization by now. In fact, there should be tons of them. Where the hell are they then?
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You can set it to run just as a screen saver, also it should only run on the spare cycles and give priorty to other apps..?
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 11:53:33 AM EDT
Up to four... Thanks guys Dan
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 12:00:10 PM EDT
av_01@hotmail.com Your credit: Name (and URL) av_01 Results Received 318 Total CPU Time 3081 hr 13 min Average CPU Time per work unit 9 hr 41 min 21.7 sec Last result returned: Tue Nov 6 19:44:00 2001 UTC Registered on: Fri May 14 20:23:25 1999 UTC SETI@home user for: 2.485 years Your group info: You do not currently belong to a group. You are not currently the founder of any teams. Your rank: (based on current workunits received) Your rank out of 3353797 total users is: 238434th place. The number of users who have this rank: 605 You have completed more work units than 92.873% of our users.
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 6:13:50 PM EDT
There's no such thing as "spare cycles." When you aren't sitting at the computer using it, the CPU is just sort of freewheeling--those are the "spare" cycles. If the machine is running but not doing anything for you. As I recall, there are ways to tune the program to use fewer resources, but it was making my hard disk wear out by caching data to it (or whatever it was doing, copying all my files for all I know). So I punted it.
Link Posted: 11/6/2001 8:38:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trickshot: There's no such thing as "spare cycles." When you aren't sitting at the computer using it, the CPU is just sort of freewheeling--those are the "spare" cycles. If the machine is running but not doing anything for you.
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That is a spare cycle, when the clock on your motherboard runs a cycle and cpu does nothing (no calculations) then you've just wasted it and its a spare one.
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