archiv~1: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Ed T. Toton III ( (no email) )
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 10:31:07 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Yvan Dutil wrote:

> If you want my opinion, this message as been designed to NOT be detected at
> all, but to invreased the awareness of the public about SETI. The signal
> has been send on a poor target, far away and for a very short period of
> time. Even worst, the signal is coded in such a way than you need a
> "group" of Nobel prize pluged in paralel to dechipher it.
> This was a publicity stunt, no more.

Precisely... In fact, the only reason M13 was the target was because
it just happened to be straight up at the time.

Ed T. Toton III, System Programmer - UUNET Server Operations
"I have not lost my mind! It's backed up on disk somewhere."