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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".

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

Or encrypted communications, indistinguishable from noise.

An unintended consequence of the "https everywhere" practice.

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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