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Seti@Home and other screen savers

  1. Oct 5, 2003 #1

    Nereid

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    Who runs this on their PC/workstation?

    Any others like it in use among the members of PF?

    Just curious.
     
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  3. Oct 5, 2003 #2
    I was really into Seti@Home a few years ago. I didn't run it as a screen saver because it ran almost twice as fast on my computer without the graphics, I didn't realize they were still doing it though. I think they changed their website or something because last time I tried downloading a new packet I couldn't get through.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2003 #3
    I used to run folding@home and some cancer research screensaver too. Not anymore though since I set my monitor to turn off.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2003 #4

    russ_watters

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    I run seti.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2003 #5
    yeah, but you are an alien so it doesn't count
     
  7. Oct 5, 2003 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    I have been running SETI since the first month of the program. I have it on three computers with a running total of about 15000 hrs.

    As a sidebar. I once left a falsefied SETI screen for a housesitter. I copied the SETI screen into Paint and added the text:

    ALIEN SIGNAL DETECTED. CONTACT NASA IMMEDIATELY.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2003 #7

    Nereid

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    Did she (he)?

    [Invited to dinner by Ivan? Check seats for woopie cushions]
     
  9. Oct 5, 2003 #8

    Ivan Seeking

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    , I do have my moments.

    He waited until I called and he said something like: Hey, I dunno what this is but I ain't callin NASA.

    He knew what it was but he wanted nothing to do with it.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2003 #9

    Nereid

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    Was this through Entropia.com?

    I run the ZetaGrid package:
    http://www.zetagrid.net/zeta/index.html
    The project seeks to verify the Riemann Hypothesis, which asserts that all nontrivial zeros of the zeta function are on the critical line (1/2+it where t is a real number).
     
  11. Oct 6, 2003 #10
    I ran seti for a long time, and finally opted out of it in favor of another screen saver.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2003 #11

    Nereid

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    Which one Zantra?

    There's quite a lot happening in grid computing, and a number of companies are looking to develop platforms to break down general problems, for farming out as work units to the tens (hundreds?) of millions of home PC users who might be interested.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2003 #12
    Oh I didn't go to another shared computing screen saver, I just wanted some of my computing power back for me ancient workhorse of a PC
    :wink:

    Was thinking about re-downloading seti though..
     
  14. Oct 6, 2003 #13
    can you do these things on a mac?

    update: yep, sure can

    ill have to try one of these (never done 'em before)
     
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