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I believe that you are refering to SETI@Home.  It is not (as far as I
know) a NASA program.  For more information:


On Tue, 6 Feb 2001, KRALIK Georg -NUCLEAR wrote:

> Roger . . . 
> It does sound fantastic, but . . . 
> It is not as farfetched as it appears.  I know of one organization that does
> this already with thousands of home computers.  I believe that NASA has a
> network of private/home based micro-computers doing some number crunching
> for them of deep-space radio signals.  Check with your local planetarium,
> and ask the curator about "Project SETI".  This project has been in
> existence for at least two years.  You receive a free copy of the software
> from NASA, which works as a screen saver on your computer.  In a background
> operation, it scans a data file for specific signal patterns.  Once scanning
> is finished it returns the results via the InterNET, and receives a new data
> file to process.  Maybe someone who knows more about "Project SETI" can
> provide some other insights on this subject.
> Now to get back to the subject of this newsgroup . . . I wonder if someone
> can come up with some Finite Element Analysis shareware/freeware that could
> utilize the power of InterNET networked microcomputers in a similar fashion
> to Project SETI or Juno . . . Hint . . . Hint . . . Hint . . . 
> Sorry for this.  But my company, specifically the Information Technology
> Department, does not think that engineers need any design or analysis
> software to do their job.  Go figure - an engineering company which is not
> allowed (by ISG/IT staff) to use engineering software.  By the way, our IT
> staff are very paranoid about any software which is outside their "standard"
> issued configuration.  Under these rules, for example AutoCAD is not
> permitted for general use.  You need approval signatures all the way up to
> the Chairman of the Board, and only then they may allow you to use AutoCAD
> LT.  That's why I am always looking for engineering shareware/freeware,
> specifically simple structural (R.C., etc.) software, such as ultimate
> bending capacity of a single/double reinforced concrete member.  Just a
> thought . . . 
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> 		From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)
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> 		Subject: OT - Juno News Article
> 		To: SEAOC Listservice <seaint(--nospam--at)
> <mailto:seaint(--nospam--at)> >
> 		In this morning's newspaper there was a story that Juno is
> requiring 
> 		subscribers to leave their computers on 24-hours a day so
> that Juno can use 
> 		the computer when the subscriber isn't.  It was described as
> operating 
> 		something similar to a screen saver.
> 		Is this a big Juno joke? Today is February 5, 2001, not
> April 1st (April 
> 		Fool's Day) or did the paper run the story almost two months
> early?
> 		Any Juno subscribers:  Did you get a message from Juno
> modifying your 
> 		subscriber agreement?
> 		Roger Turk
> 		Tucson, Arizona  USA