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New SETI@home donation project on Bitcoin Utopia

SETI@Home News - Sat, 2017-01-07 00:35
We've started a new mining effort on Bitcoin Utopia. If you've got mining equipment and want to help out, please join the effort.

The ~5 bitcoins that were donated last year went primarily to buying replacement hard drives. With the number of drives we have running we lose quite a few over the course of a year. It was nice not to need to dip into cash to replace them.
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Problems with centurion

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2017-01-06 20:25
We're having some problems with centurion, the computer holds the Breakthrough Listen data and does our Breakthrough Listen splitting. Correction will probably require an OS upgrade.

Because of this GBT data will be scarce over the weekend.
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New Nebula blog

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-12-02 08:12
A new blog documents the progress and status of Nebula, the SETI@home back end.
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Web site upgrade

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-11-25 21:43
We changed the SETI@home web site to use Twitter Bootstrap, a CSS toolkit. This makes the site usable on small displays, and lets us use color schemes developed by other people (this one is called Darkly).
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SETI@home Fall 2016 Fundraiser

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-11-18 20:01
The SETI@home Fall 2016 fundraiser has begun. If you haven't received your fundraising letter you can find it here.

The abundance of data has made our funding needs a little more demanding this year, so we're hoping you can help us out a bit more.

As always, thanks for running SETI@home
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Celttooth has passed away.

SETI@Home News - Wed, 2016-11-16 06:03
We are sad to report the passing to long time SETI contributor Celttooth (M. Ian Russell) We will be lessened by his absence.
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Nebula: Completing the SETI@home pipeline

SETI@Home News - Mon, 2016-11-07 21:48
Read about Nebula, a new and faster back end for SETI@home. Nebula removes RFI and finds persistent signals. Its goal is to let us finish the current SETI@home experiment.
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Are aliens talking to us?

SETI@Home News - Fri, 2016-10-14 17:51
WIRED interviewed Berkeley SETI Research Center's Steve Croft and Eric Korpela, and the SETI Institute's Seth Shostak, about one method we use to figure out whether claimed ETI signals are legit:
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Another probable non-detection of ET

SETI@Home News - Tue, 2016-10-11 23:46
Dr. Korpela has posted his thoughts about the claimed detection of pulsed emission from extraterrestrial intelligence being beam at Earth from 234 different stars. He's not optimistic.

The Breakthrough Listen project has also posted a statement of a similarly cautious tone.
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Replica database offline...

SETI@Home News - Sun, 2016-10-09 20:18
The replica database will be offline until we can restore it from the primary database on tuesday (at the earlies). This will result in slowness of the web site and the scheduler.
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