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July 10, 2012, 09:39:35 AM
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Replies as in that thread are symptomatic of people who hear about Bitcoin mining before they hear about Bitcoin.

If you tell someone "hey, there's this thing called Bitcoin mining, it's some crazy system where it's valuable because it costs electricity, you can make money!" of course you'll get a strong negative reaction.

But if you say "Bitcoin is the world's first decentralized digital currency. It [Enter your favorite part of the long list of advantages Bitcoin has here]. Bitcoins are valuable because of their usefulness in commerce. Oh, and there's a thing called mining which makes the whole system work. Care to join in and be paid for your contribution?", you might not get any reaction at all, but if they make it through the first part, the reaction should be much more positive.

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July 10, 2012, 10:11:26 AM
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We are searching for solutions to the Alien Generals' Invasion Problem, a well known problem in military consensus-making among invading generals. Thus the more likely it becomes that we detect the alien generals' communications the more important it becomes that we have the technology to solve such problems the better to predict them...

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July 10, 2012, 10:42:06 AM
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Check this out  Grin
http://io9.com/5921814/is-seti-at-risk-of-downloading-a-malicious-virus-from-outer-space/
Are SETI users really dumb, or something?  Shocked
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When we asked Siemion about the possibility of inadvertently receiving or downloading a virus, he stressed that the possibility is extraordinarily low, but not impossible.
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Be afraid

Like Siemion, Milan Cirkovic also believes that the risk of acquiring something nasty from an ETI is very real.
Getting computer virus via radiotelescope, form outer space? Damn...
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July 10, 2012, 10:49:31 AM
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Check this out  Grin
http://io9.com/5921814/is-seti-at-risk-of-downloading-a-malicious-virus-from-outer-space/
Are SETI users really dumb, or something?  Shocked
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When we asked Siemion about the possibility of inadvertently receiving or downloading a virus, he stressed that the possibility is extraordinarily low, but not impossible.
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Be afraid

Like Siemion, Milan Cirkovic also believes that the risk of acquiring something nasty from an ETI is very real.
Getting computer virus via radiotelescope, form outer space? Damn...

You never watched Startrek I guess... these things happen all the  time Wink

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July 10, 2012, 09:15:03 PM
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The funny thing is that the project GPUGRID has a sub-project called Donate@Home that is mining to donate money to the project. So while the SETI guys spam idiocies about bitcoin, another project, with more clever people, use it to gain money and donations for the project

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I'm still all in for a BOINC bitcoin mining project that bundles everything that's needed to mine on P2Pool for example, but that's something different and would just use the BOINC client. The only difference would be that it would be easier to schedule some other projects on your mining farm as well.
   
It exists, Donate@Home http://donateathome.org/
19b62wRL6hGEWa1bLbkdjaiWvZm1C56XuL is their address
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July 10, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
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First of all...why be involved in SETI in the first place??? I sure as hell don't want any aliens coming to this world. For all we know, they will be hostile and will enslave us or kill us all the while they would have just left us alone if we hadn't been beaming these constant radio signals at them taunting them and daring them to come to our planet to fuck with us.

So if the aliens ever do come down to enslave humanity, or turn the planet into a giant human meat farm, we can thank these people for inviting the aliens into our life

So much fail.

Actually they are listening to signals and if bad aliens are coming to invade us, they will detect them. And give us a chance to fight.
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July 10, 2012, 09:20:15 PM
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Check this out  Grin
http://io9.com/5921814/is-seti-at-risk-of-downloading-a-malicious-virus-from-outer-space/
Are SETI users really dumb, or something?  Shocked
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When we asked Siemion about the possibility of inadvertently receiving or downloading a virus, he stressed that the possibility is extraordinarily low, but not impossible.
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Be afraid

Like Siemion, Milan Cirkovic also believes that the risk of acquiring something nasty from an ETI is very real.
Getting computer virus via radiotelescope, form outer space? Damn...
Only if you use apple computers!
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July 10, 2012, 09:22:08 PM
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Check this out  Grin
http://io9.com/5921814/is-seti-at-risk-of-downloading-a-malicious-virus-from-outer-space/
Are SETI users really dumb, or something?  Shocked
Quotes:
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When we asked Siemion about the possibility of inadvertently receiving or downloading a virus, he stressed that the possibility is extraordinarily low, but not impossible.
Quote
Be afraid

Like Siemion, Milan Cirkovic also believes that the risk of acquiring something nasty from an ETI is very real.
Getting computer virus via radiotelescope, form outer space? Damn...

Maybe they try to run the signal, until something funky happens  Grin
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July 10, 2012, 09:45:35 PM
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Those people in SETI are already engaged themselfs in a perpetual game of listening to noise, you cant engage them in one more perpetual game called bitcoin, you know. People's attention resource is limited.
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July 10, 2012, 09:46:43 PM
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The funny thing is that the project GPUGRID has a sub-project called Donate@Home that is mining to donate money to the project. So while the SETI guys spam idiocies about bitcoin, another project, with more clever people, use it to gain money and donations for the project

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I'm still all in for a BOINC bitcoin mining project that bundles everything that's needed to mine on P2Pool for example, but that's something different and would just use the BOINC client. The only difference would be that it would be easier to schedule some other projects on your mining farm as well.
   
It exists, Donate@Home http://donateathome.org/
19b62wRL6hGEWa1bLbkdjaiWvZm1C56XuL is their address

Received BTC: 2 355.39995

Not bad for non-believers...

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July 10, 2012, 09:49:32 PM
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Essentially SETI they run their own pyramid with teams and competition and they are afraid inter-flow of participants.
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