Written by KendoMonkey
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Saturday, 21 June 2003

The SETI@Home project has been running on many a computer for the past 4 years, downloading peta-bytes of 'narrow band signals' to their computers 'searching for extra-terrestrial life'. However, the project's organisers have announced that they accidentally deleted all the results.

"You see, it's a very easy mistake to make," said David Trimby, "We accidentally pressed the button that looks like a waste-paper bin, and then when it asked to confirm that we wanted to delete all the project data, we accidentally pressed Yes instead of No."

"The most unfortunate thing is that we don't have any backups of the data, either. We thought 'auto backup' just meant reversing your car - so we didn't check that tickbox in the program."

So, for all those who've burned the SETI@Home image into their monitor screens, there's nothing good in this unfortunate incident. The search will continue.

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