Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

SETI@home launches a new initiative and needs some help

Filed under
Misc

I just got an email from Arthur C. Clarke, famous author and scientist. Of course, this email went out to everyone who’s registered to run seti@home so I’m really not all that special.

SETI is implementing a new method of data collection and is looking to update their equipment. For this they need both users and dollars. If you’re interested, you can read the email in it’s entirety after the jump.

Speaking as one geek to another (thousand) I would urge you to use your free CPU cycles for some sort of project. Whether it’s the World Community Grid, Folding@home, SETI@home or some other initiative. If you’re leaving your computer on at work or at home, please dedicate those empty hours to fighting disease, working on physics problems or looking for other civilizations.

SETI@home needs your help. The SETI@home team has accomplished much in the past 6 months.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Appliance maker Electrolux joins IoT-focused AllSeen Alliance

The group is one of the more diverse consortiums, with members ranging from consumer electronics and chipset manufacturers to retailers and service providers. Primarily, work revolves around the AllJoyn open-source framework, which AllSeen said acts as a universal translator for objects and devices to interact. Read more

Linux Doesn't Need to Own the Desktop

The simple fact is that Linux has changed the world and been a tremendous success outside the desktop, and there is nothing wrong with that. Android is hardly the only Linux-based platform that has made a big mark. Linux is huge on servers, in embedded technology, and is a constant prompt for innovation on emerging platforms. Ubuntu is the most popular platform for building OpenStack deployments on. Supercomputers all over the world run Linux, and Chrome OS is based on it. So Linux is making a huge difference globally, and it is time for detractors to stop focusing exclusively on its status on the desktop. Read more

Leftovers: Software

  • Kid3 Tag Editor 3.1.1 Lands with New Options
    Kid3 audio tag editor, a tool that can be used to edit the tags of MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC & WMA files in an efficient way, convert between ID3v1 and ID3v2, set the tags of multiple files, generate tags from file names or vice versa and import from freedb, MusicBrainz and Disco, is now at version 3.1.1
  • Vi IMproved
  • Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs
    The desktop environment with its bundle of programs sharing a common graphical user interface (GUI) remains a firm favorite with users. Not surprising really given that a good desktop environment makes computing fun and simple. The graphical desktop environment has become so ingrained in almost everyone's computer activities that it might seem the command line will wither away. Yet, there is still an important role to play for the humble command-line interface (CLI).
  • seq: Count up, count down
  • minime: The 9.8K text editor
  • Opera 25 Development Release For Linux

today's howtos