So Long SETI@Home

Man, this one makes me sad. SETI@Home is closing down after a long run of searching the stars for extra-terrestrial radio signals. All those nights in high school waiting until my family went to bed so I could use our dial-up 56.6k modem on our party-line phone to connect with other computers and mutually process radio signals from space. Now we’re used to render farms and cloud computing, but SETI#Home really was the original crowdsourcing. I felt like Carl Sagan himself and there was always the dream that one day, I’d be part of discovering the biggest discovery of them all.

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