East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/10/11

Quote of the day

Filed under: News,Software — Erwin @ 5:42 pm

From The Laporte Report:

An Ohio man has been fired for using SETI@home at work. The worker at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services had been running the software that searches for ET on state servers since October. His boss told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, “I understand his desire to search for intelligent life in outer space, because obviously he doesn’t find it in the mirror in the morning.” Ouch.

A gentle reminder that if, like me, you want to run the SETI@home software or something from a similar project, you better make very sure you have permission to use the processing power in the first place, not to mention the fact that it might be a security risk in many places.

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