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To be fair, SETI@Home has delivered most consistent results.



you mean "nothing" ?

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What? Don't be silly. If they delivered no results or "nothing" at all, the project would have been shut down years ago. SETI has consisently reported that they have searched through a very large amount of signal and found only natural noise. That data is extremely valuable and is absolutely not "nothing".

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The aliens are using subspace communication, no wonder we haven't found anything yet.

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Or encrypted communications, indistinguishable from noise.

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An unintended consequence of the "https everywhere" practice.

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It doesn't have to be encrypted, just some basic compression algorithm eliminate patterns and make it very difficult to distinguish from noise. Being efficient achieves the same result as being sneaky

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If you want to run some distributed computing but don't like SETI@Home, give worldcommunitygrid.org a look. They run a number of projects aimed at curing stubborn diseases and working on clean energy and water. As a bonus, if you use it as your screensaver, the graphics for many of the projects are pretty cool.

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Sometimes, as with the Michelson–Morley experiment, a result of "nothing" is absolutely profound and changes the course of science.

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Michelson and Morley could reach a negative conclusion with one experiment

It is not clear when to stop SETI

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