A Signal from Proxima Centauri?

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A Signal from Proxima Centauri?

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Before we invent the 'Quantum telegraph' all this listening of radio frequencies is just silly. Intelligent species not going to wait million of years for a message to go through space.
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Can't we just WhatsApp them on subspace?
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Maybe,

The data has been reused for several other projects, even if SETI wasn't spotted yet?
The Drake Equation used to be evaluated to show that contemporary civilisations had about 11 cubic light years of space to themselves.

That's been updated over the years.

Putting your own number in the Drake Equation is a game the whole family can play. :)
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etnull wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:51 pm Before we invent the 'Quantum telegraph' all this listening of radio frequencies is just silly. Intelligent species not going to wait million of years for a message to go through space.
proxima centauri is just 4 years light years away. that is not too much.
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e3k wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:06 pm proxima centauri is just 4 years light years away. that is not too much.
Envelopes also work well if your addressee is close enough.
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Somebody didn't leave the microwave on did they ?
Like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood"
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We need to stop advertising our existence.
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Menelmacar wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 pm We need to stop advertising our existence.
i wrote already to NASA (or SETI?) regarding this 2 years ago but they never answered. anyway the voyagers are now beyond the heliosphere and there is no chance to intercept them. i say reforest earth to get at least some camo.
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I remember how I've spent a lot of CPU cycles on this useless experiment, plus some protein folding while bitcoin was couple months old and I knew about its existence.
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Menelmacar wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:51 pm We need to stop advertising our existence.
Dark forest believer?
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:D

For the same reason I would not swim in the ocean. I feel better as the apex predator of my environment.

Heck, if there is an ET, they might give us the cure for cancer, and then again, they might like the taste of homo sapiens.
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I bet they've outsourced their work and some underpaid worker somewhere who got overexcited while decoding snr.

There's nobody out there.
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I'm certain that there is, vast distance alone and probability should guarantee that.


Although last time I mentioned that BK turned up and started talking about lesbian numbers
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notageek wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:13 am I bet they've outsourced their work and some underpaid worker somewhere who got overexcited while decoding snr.

There's nobody out there.
Even if there is, interstellar space travel is either hard or economically unviable. See the Fermi paradox. If there is some other reason for ET to arrive, they will have their own agenda. That's what evolution does to species.
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Henry Crunn wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:29 amnterstellar space travel is either hard or economically unviable.
That's like using public transport in these parts
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Henry Crunn wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:29 am
notageek wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:13 am I bet they've outsourced their work and some underpaid worker somewhere who got overexcited while decoding snr.

There's nobody out there.
Even if there is, interstellar space travel is either hard or economically unviable. See the Fermi paradox. If there is some other reason for ET to arrive, they will have their own agenda. That's what evolution does to species.
Yes, if ET arrives, they're here to start a war/wipe out humanity.
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The question is will they be able to refuel their ships here, and if so, I want to stake out the rights to the world's first refueling station for extraterrestrial travelers. Or at least sell them hotdogs and shawarma if their metabolism is similar to ours
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notageek wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:47 am
Henry Crunn wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:29 am
notageek wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:13 am I bet they've outsourced their work and some underpaid worker somewhere who got overexcited while decoding snr.

There's nobody out there.
Even if there is, interstellar space travel is either hard or economically unviable. See the Fermi paradox. If there is some other reason for ET to arrive, they will have their own agenda. That's what evolution does to species.
Yes, if ET arrives, they're here to start a war/wipe out humanity.
Too late, the douchebags in charge have already started this operation 8-)
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e3k wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:08 pm https://www.seti.org/signal-proxima-centauri
I'm calling it, it's an ofah repeat.
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