archiv~1: Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Re: SETI Arecibo message to m13

Ed T. Toton III ( (no email) )
Thu, 5 Nov 1998 15:20:00 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, murray wrote:

> >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
> >that you need a "group" of Nobel prize pluged in paralel to dechipher it.
> >This was a publicity stunt, no more.
> Prime numbers are often used to code signals, and didn't this use a grid
> from the product of 2 small prime numbers. Should not be a problem.
> Just a lack of funding, no more.

Indeed.. In fact, I used something similar in the SETI-game that
I created, The Arcturus Project. If you haven't seen it, feel free
to hop over to and give it
a shot.. It's a fictitious alien signal that allows you to try
your hand at some decoding.

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