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SETI shutting down
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SETI shutting down
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...ting-down/

SETI project is shutting down at the end of this month.

In 20 years we didn't find anything.

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(03-10-2020, 11:19 AM)Filox Wrote: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/...ting-down/

SETI project is shutting down at the end of this month.

In 20 years we didn't find anything.

Weeping
Quote:the volume of the Milky Way at it's estimated true size is 386,815,540,487,402,828 light-years, or 386 quadrillion light-years cubed.

Obvious waste of time. Whistling
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Depends on what you were looking for.....I am sure lots of things were spotted along the way.
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(03-10-2020, 11:36 AM)Dom Wrote: Depends on what you were looking for.....I am sure lots of things were spotted along the way.
As in...
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(03-10-2020, 11:39 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:36 AM)Dom Wrote: Depends on what you were looking for.....I am sure lots of things were spotted along the way.
As in...

Little green men with antennas on their heads?
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(03-10-2020, 11:40 AM)Dom Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:39 AM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:36 AM)Dom Wrote: Depends on what you were looking for.....I am sure lots of things were spotted along the way.
As in...

Little green men with antennas on their heads?

Completely missed that. I feel so foolish.
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#7

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Not finding anything is still a result.
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SETI added to the plot line of many movies.
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(03-10-2020, 11:45 AM)Mathilda Wrote: Not finding anything is still a result.
Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.
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(03-10-2020, 12:33 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:45 AM)Mathilda Wrote: Not finding anything is still a result.
Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.

Yes, yes it is. It is not a good result, but it is "a result".

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(03-10-2020, 12:38 PM)Filox Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:33 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:45 AM)Mathilda Wrote: Not finding anything is still a result.
Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.

Yes, yes it is. It is not a good result, but it is "a result".

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Irrelevant result is irrelevant.
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#13

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(03-10-2020, 12:58 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:38 PM)Filox Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:33 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.

Yes, yes it is. It is not a good result, but it is "a result".

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Irrelevant result is irrelevant.

Irrelevant for you. Imagine you are someone who KNOWS there is life around and that life is constantly trying to contact us. This result will help those poor souls to understand that their theories may not be so true.

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#14

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(03-10-2020, 12:38 PM)Filox Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:33 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 11:45 AM)Mathilda Wrote: Not finding anything is still a result.
Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.

Yes, yes it is. It is not a good result, but it is "a result".

Deadpan Coffee Drinker

I wouldn't be comfortable basing any statement of fact on such a small sampling. If we had to characterize this result, I'd choose the word "inconclusive".
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(03-10-2020, 01:05 PM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:38 PM)Filox Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 12:33 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Not finding anything in 0.000000001% of one small galaxy isn't a result.

Yes, yes it is. It is not a good result, but it is "a result".

Deadpan Coffee Drinker

I wouldn't be comfortable basing any statement of fact on such a small sampling. If we had to characterize this result, I'd choose the word "inconclusive".

And that would still be "a result". Every result is a result.

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#16

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At the very least it tells us that either advanced civilisations are not that common, or that if they are then then there is some kind of technology that they rapidly advance to using which we can't detect. That is still useful information.

Scientific research is an exploration through a search space. Most hypotheses are wrong. Only by finding out that they are incorrect can you come up with ones that are correct.
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(03-10-2020, 01:52 PM)Mathilda Wrote: At the very least it tells us that either advanced civilisations are not that common,

Dafuq.
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(03-10-2020, 01:09 PM)Filox Wrote: And that would still be "a result". Every result is a result.

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure my agreement was implicit in my use of the word "result" in my reply.

That doesn't change the fact that it is an inconclusive result. That result and three bucks will get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.
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#19

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Compare a space 20 ly in any direction with the entire universe. This does not even equal saying one grain of sand makes a beach.
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(03-10-2020, 02:56 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Compare a space 20 ly in any direction with the entire universe. This does not even equal saying one grain of sand makes a beach.

Oh, I didn't realise they were only looking at such a small bit of space.
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(03-10-2020, 03:21 PM)Mathilda Wrote:
(03-10-2020, 02:56 PM)Gawdzilla Sama Wrote: Compare a space 20 ly in any direction with the entire universe. This does not even equal saying one grain of sand makes a beach.

Oh, I didn't realise they were only looking at such a small bit of space.

They've been listening for twenty years. That would be the size of the sample bubble. Diminish that by the amount of space they weren't listening to in that bubble. It was a blue sky project, and I had them on BOINC as long as they were folding.
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#22

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Quote:After more than 20 years of inviting the public to help in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), the distributed computing project SETI@Home is shutting down.


While we were looking "out there" intelligent life seems to have vanished here.
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(03-10-2020, 03:48 PM)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:After more than 20 years of inviting the public to help in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), the distributed computing project SETI@Home is shutting down.


While we were looking "out there" intelligent life seems to have vanished here.

Bornean head hunters would disagree.
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#24

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I'll see your Bornean head hunters and raise you a MAGA hat wearing mob!
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(03-10-2020, 03:58 PM)Minimalist Wrote: I'll see your Bornean head hunters and raise you a MAGA hat wearing mob!
I'd take the head hunters, they had scruples.
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