Jim C. Nasby
jim at nasby.net
Mon Jun 7 19:25:37 EDT 1999
We believe that there's two causes for our growth stopping. First, it's the
end of the school year, which means that many students will not have net
access until they return to school. Though a bit hard to see now, this effect
also took place last year, you can look at the keyrate graphs
(http://www.distributed.net/statistics/rc5-64.html) to see it. Second, a
number of our users have stated that they would be switching to SETI at HOME once
it was out.
One thing to note is that we are still gaining ~300 new participants per day.
This means that as soon as we see the last of people leaving for SETI, our
keyrate should resume it's climb. As for students away from the net for the
summer, they'll be back around September. :)
On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 01:44:29PM -0400, Richard Lee King Jr. wrote:
> i am a ham radio operator. i was fascinated by the seti at home client. many
> times i have strained to hear transmissions from half way around the world.
> it would be great fun for me to digitize and save 180 second blocks of
> terestrial static and then analize it with the seti at home client. i wonder if
> would consider releasing the data block specifications if not the client
> code itself. it would be more fun than watching for the occassional passing
> aircraft or satelite.
> also i noticed the growth rate for rc5-64 has gone flat the last few weeks.
> any reason for that?
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