archiv~1: Re: SETI Linux Signal Analysis Bits thread

Re: SETI Linux Signal Analysis Bits thread

MarcusJohn@aol.com
Sat, 28 Nov 1998 19:59:37 EST

In a message dated 11/28/98 6:27:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
david@djwhome.demon.co.uk writes:

> >
> > This is hopefully going to be software selectable. Even only 2-4 bits may
> be
> > enough for seti work. But we may as well allow people up to 16 bits as a
> > software setting, since the soundcards support it. And then we will allow
>
> Then people will play the numbers game and always select 16 bits, because
> they
> think it is somehow better. People are always trying to find one single
> figure of merit, rather than trying to understand the true mechanics of
> the operation.
>