[thechat] SETI

Abhay S. Kushwaha abhay at kushwaha.com
Sat Mar 3 06:24:40 CST 2001

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They got a lot of noise in alt.sci.seti about this. There have been
inputs from CNS and people at the scene.

Apparently, the OFCs were 'in the way' and were hacked in the due
process of getting to the copper cables. The main line has been
re-laid and now only the splicing needs to be done. This is causing
the main delay in getting the servers back online actually.
Apparently it is pouring there and the spot is in some rough terrain
and hence the heavy equipment required is having problems in reaching
the spot.

If you're interested, catch up in the newsgroup!


- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Stevens" <kjs at ratking.co.uk>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 4:10 AM

> After a mammoth 178 hours SETI has finally finished its data
> crunching & I tried to connect with the home server but it
> wouldn't connect. So, I checked the website to find out if
> there was a fault & read this...
> "At about 3:30 AM PST on 27 February an optical fiber cable
> connecting the U.C. Berkeley campus with the Lawrence Berkeley
> National Laboratory was cut, apparently by vandals trying to
> "salvage" copper from other nearby cables. "
> Some people will try to steal anything :(

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