Ken UK (email@example.com)
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 07:13:00 +0100
----- Original Message -----
From: Dr. H. Paul Shuch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Derek Harrison <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: Subject: Re: SETI@home
> At 03:42 PM 9/5/99 +0100, Derek Harrison wrote:
> > Somebody, somewhere is saying to me: hey, dumbo, just lend me your
> processor and stop asking damn fool questions !
> I just went to this technical article on the > I just went to this technical article on the SETI@home site:
> It starts with:
> "Warning: This paper on > "Warning: This paper on SETI@home is written for scientists and engineers.
> In order to confuse and obfuscate the public, we utilize substantial
> technical jargon"
> Aside from the obvious grammatical error (you can confuse the public, but
> you can only obfuscate the *information*), the arrogance of the above
> statement is a real turn-off -- no wonder you are frustrated at the lack
> of technical explanation! Yes, somebody needs to write a good > of technical explanation! Yes, somebody needs to write a good SETI@home
> primer, for the general public (that is, the educated layman). Yes, it
> would be nice if it could come from The SETI League, even though > would be nice if it could come from The SETI League, even though SETI@home
> is NOT our baby. And yes, I wish I had the time and resources to educate
> > SETI@home's 1 million users -- but to do so would be to neglect my real
> job, which is supporting The SETI League's 1100 users in implementing our
> own Project Argus. So let's you, me, and our fellow SETI League members
> brainstorm this dilemma.
> My original suggestion still stands -- if some member has the time and
> expertise to write the needed explanation of > expertise to write the needed explanation of SETI@home and its functions,
> will see to it that it gets published. In fact, the reason I'm cc'ing our
> email list on this is that I hope someone might step up and volunteer.
> BTW, you had asked about colors. I found (again, buried in the > BTW, you had asked about colors. I found (again, buried in the SETI@home
> site, at <http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/screensaver/FFT_graph.html>):
> "The colors you see in the graph signify absolutely nothing. They were
> used only for aesthetic purposes. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
> Your support of The SETI League is very much appreciated, Derek. Don't be
> deterred from asking the difficult questions just because I can't
> necessarily answer them!
> 73, Paul N6TX
> H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, FBIS
> Executive Director, The SETI League, Inc.
> 433 Liberty Street, PO Box 555
> Little Ferry NJ 07643 USA
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It's time we paid less attention to emails regards "It's time we paid less attention to emails regards "seti@home" which find
there way onto our Directors desk and concentrate on our members needs in
the "SETI League".
It only takes a little understansting by these people surely to see that we
have no connections with the "have no connections with the "seti@home" project simply by looking at our
I for one will be very pleased when I read my emails to see topics regards
our own software operating system that we are all longing and waiting for.
What I have seen of the software so fair just makes my mouth water, well
done to all concerned in it's development.
Good luck to "Good luck to "seti@home" I really wish it well and will be and am pleased to
lend my support by allowing my computer and electricity bill to analyse
there software, but first and foremost I want the "SETI League" up and
running with those five thousand radio telescopes............
cheers and all the best to all of you, Ken, setiuk, G4KIR.
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