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Originally Posted by rabidgnome229 View Post
Listening for aliens, what a worthy cause...
Its one of the few things on the "we need to be doing that we actually are" list. Ok, lets not debate this. All i am going to say is SETI is a program of the utmost importance and 12m a year needs to stay flowing into it.
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post #12 of 36
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Thats what the dinosaurs said....
I'm not saying there will never be a major asteroid strike, I'm saying that if there is SETI won't be the one to find it.
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Originally Posted by DigitalSonata View Post
Eh well I doubt one less person folding is going to make a difference in the long run
See. Now if everyone had that attitude there would be no Folding@home or SETI@home.
 
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Hey, I got the email from them too. Idk, I might run SETI@home again.
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Turn it into a huge bowl and pay some graffiti artists to tag it up.
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I don't use SETI@Home, but I support it. I'll be sending a letter in.

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I run SETI now. I quit Folding. I figure with around 7 billion people in this world we need some kind of population control. So I would rather look for aliens. lol.
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I run SETI now. I quit Folding. I figure with around 7 billion people in this world we need some kind of population control. So I would rather look for aliens. lol.
Haha, thats sort of what I meant earlier. Folding@Home has so much power, I'd rather support other projects with my archaic 939 CPU lol.
post #19 of 36
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I'm not saying there will never be a major asteroid strike, I'm saying that if there is SETI won't be the one to find it.
That's the problem, it's not SETI looking for the asteroids, SETI does not own or run Arecibo, they merely rent time for data collection on the dish. It's Arecibo's funding that is being cut, not SETI, and the project that looks for asteroids will suffer along with any other projects that rent time on the dish.
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EDIT: Didn't see that last part. But either way... have we even had any major asteroid collisions so far anyway? No.
In the last 101 years? Yes.... the Tunguska event which was the power of only 3-15 Megaton. You know a 830 square miles blast won't really matter... especially if it hit near a city.


Or how about Apophis? Which will make two flybys... one in 2029 and the second in 2036. The 2029 event will probably be near miss. The 2036 flyby will be a near miss with the probablity of impact of 1 out 40,000. It will pass closer to Earth than some of our satellites. If it did impact, they estimate 880 Megaton of power.
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