This is fair enough IMO. I just feel that they can't expect much (in terms of $$$) from just a crunching project (which is all it is at the moment, really not much to do with finding an ETI).Dances with Werewolves wrote:For one, I do donate; my computer... it's not cheap!
I have given modestly in the past and what I can afford at the time. If only 1 percent of the participants (and I'm rounding up I think), are donating they may just have an advertising problem in getting the word out. If seti goes away will it be the end of the world? I don't think so... Boinc is not dependent on seti and seti must stand on it's own two legs so to speak.
Will I give again? Probably when I can, it won't be enough to save seti if it is slated for failure and I give out of gratitued for the chance to participate not in how happy I am with its progress or the attitudes of the admins. They will change what they have to in order to survive imo meanwhile, I will do what I can to help find ET.
Frankly i have considered that berkleys agenda is to build and test a highly scalable distributed computing client and that searching for an ETI (initially) was a great draw card. Now however there are lots of other projects which use this great technology, so searching for an ETI is pretty low on the list LOL...
From what i can read (between the lines) if SETI@HOME doesn't do something drastic, the project will die. No it wont be the end of the world and i am sure someone will pickup the pieces again in the future.....