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  1. migueluxo

    migueluxo [email protected] Member

    Nao sei se é repost, mas :


    Dear Migueluxo,

    [email protected] needs your help. But before we tell you why - and how you can help - Dan and I would like to thank you for your role in the [email protected] success story.

    We would first like to thank you for your participation in [email protected] During the first [email protected] project you personally assisted us by searching for extraterrestrial signals in 308 data chunks and providing 0.170 years of computing time. We want you to know we appreciate your efforts and the efforts of the other 5.4 million volunteers who have donated over 2.4 million years of processing time. When we started, people thought our projection of 100,000 users to be overly optimistic! You helped us prove that public participation in scientific computing could work. You also helped us to see that this type of community effort deserved to be more common. That's why we developed the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing or BOINC. BOINC has the benefit of allowing our volunteers the option of sharing their processing power with other worthy projects in addition to [email protected] These projects range from looking for gravitational waves to searching for cures to diseases.

    But all these successes are just a beginning. As you are aware, [email protected] has successfully transitioned to operating under BOINC. Because of this, new searches are on the horizon for [email protected] We are releasing a new version of our processing software that increases the sensitivity of our search by a factor of two or more. We are building and installing a new data recorder at Arecibo. This data recorder operates in conjunction with a newly installed receiver that has the capability to observe seven places on the sky simultaneously. It also increases our sensitivity by another factor of five. These increases in sensitivity mean that [email protected] will have capability of detecting signals that are three times more distant than we could before. The region of space we can search will expand by a factor of thirty. That's thirty times the chance that your computer will detect that faint signal from another star.

    This increase in capability isn't without cost. Following the "dot com" bust, the commercial support that kept [email protected] running has largely disappeared. Because of this loss of support, we can no longer count on matching funds from the University of California. We are rapidly approaching the end of what funds we do have. We we will need to raise about $750,000 to pay for these new capabilities and to keep [email protected] operating for the next year. Without this support [email protected] may be forced to shut down.

    We hope that you will consider making a donation to [email protected] You can make a secure donation by credit card by clicking this link. Instructions for donation by check or money order are there as well. Unless you specify otherwise, your donation will be noted by a star icon next to your username on the [email protected] pages and your username will appear on our list of donors. If you do not wish to have this recognition you may indicate that as well. Please be assured that regardless of whether or not you choose to have your donation be anonymous, [email protected] will not share your address with other organizations.

    You can check on our fundraising progress by visiting our main site at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu

    Thank You,
     
  2. Encarnado

    Encarnado [email protected] Member

    Muito estranho... cheira a burla. Eu não recebi nada.
     
  3. SuBzEr0

    SuBzEr0 [email protected] Member


    Eu também achei estranho. Já doei muito bastante tempo de computação ao seti, mas sinceramente guito é coisa que acho que não faria...

    A ver vamos o que se segue...
     
  4. migueluxo

    migueluxo [email protected] Member

    nao é burla, os links apontados pelo email sao oficiais.
     
  5. Koncaman

    Koncaman Utilizador Saloio

    quais links, o http://setiathome.berkeley.edu ?
    lol

    por acaso li quando postaste e cheirou-me a burla (não cheirou, tresandou :P), mas parece que não fui o unico.
    a mim, não me mandaram mail nenhum.

    não têm aí informação nenhuma que não esteja acessivel a toda a gente.
    a menos que não tenhas transcrito integralmente o e-mail.
     
  6. Demiurgo

    Demiurgo Xerife de Nottingham

    Eu também recebi esse email.

    Vou aguardar até ver no site mesmo se é verdade ou mentira.

    PT
     
  7. Koncaman

    Koncaman Utilizador Saloio

    bem... recebi agora o mail...
    http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donate.php

    isto é um contracenso... parece que me estão a pedir dinheiro para poder correr um projecto de computação distribuida. não façam isto... :nonono2:
     
  8. migueluxo

    migueluxo [email protected] Member

  9. Phantasia

    Phantasia [email protected] Member

    Eu também recebi o email... Bem a coisa pelos vistos não parece andar lá muito bem...
     
  10. Patrol

    Patrol [email protected] Member

    Eu tb recebi este mail

    Mas de mim n levam guito nenhum, já basta eu ajudar com os meus computadores a boincar
    Se fecharem por falta de fundos, paciência!
     

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