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Message 2391 - Posted 3 Apr 2006 0:08:01 UTC

    \"The aim of the project is to find all the generalized binary number systems up to dimension 11.\"

    I have read all websites associated with SZTAKI and have not found a suitable answer to my question. Please do not post another website for me to view for an answer to my question. I would like someone to personally answer my question explaining it in layman\'s terms in this forum. Thank you. Lynda

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    Message 2395 - Posted 3 Apr 2006 16:37:58 UTC

      The output of the program running on your machine is a set of characteristical poilnoms of matricies, which fulfills some special requirements. This result (the polinoms) is given back to the mathematicians to be further examined with less computation intensive methods. After this they get a set of matrices, which can be proven to be binary number system.
      As the mathematicians assume these number systems could be successfully applied in data compression and cryptography as stated on our website. However, since this is a so called \"research\", like SETI it means that noone ever on planet Earth has done this before. We are pioneers, if you like! Tell me, Lynda, what will happen if your very computer (I assume you participate in SETI too) finds proof for extraterrestrial intellgence tomorrow? Will you be able to talk with them? Will you see them? Will you meet them? I don\'t think so...
      ...this is research. You do research, because you assume you can find new things. And what those new things will be good for? You can\'t tell until you\'ve found it. Why to participate then? Because you have the resources needed to find these new things (shortly: because you can). And what if you\'ve found the new things? Than you can do research on what they are good for.

      Honestly, Lynda, do you think that SETI would be running if people have already known the answer for \"Is there Intelligence out there\"? Do you think that you would be participating in SETI if you (personally you) would know the answer for this question? And finally, would you think that I would run and administer this project if I would know what binary number systems are good for?
      We are doing this research because we are curious! Mankind is curious and if you want answer for your question: the answers extracted from this research will make mankind less curious.


      Trust me, as soon as our mathematician colleauges will find out something deeper on binary number systems, the first thing I\'ll do is to let you know...
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      Message 2400 - Posted 4 Apr 2006 1:15:53 UTC - in response to Message 2395.

        \"However, since this is a so called \"research\", like SETI it means that noone ever on planet Earth has done this before. We are pioneers, if you like!\"<snip>

        You play out your words well. Research doesn\'t imply noone has placed their foot on a dusty mass apart from earth. Further study would be the term that applies here.

        \"Tell me, Lynda, what will happen if your very computer (I assume you participate in SETI too) finds proof for extraterrestrial intellgence tomorrow?\"<snip>

        Plenty of proof for extraterrestrial intellegence already exists. I would be finding nothing new.

        \"Will you be able to talk with them? Will you see them? Will you meet them? I don\'t think so...
        ...this is research.\"<snip>

        The connection has already happened. So, my question is, is this study to amuse us, or are we on our way to deciphering?

        And the second part of that question is, who owns the results of the data sent back to SZTAKI?

        Thank you for your time. Lynda.

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        Message 2401 - Posted 4 Apr 2006 10:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 2400.

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          Plenty of proof for extraterrestrial intellegence already exists. The connection has already happened.

          Wow...I must have missed! Could you fill me in with some details: when? where? who?

          I would be finding nothing new.

          Why are you participating then?

          So, my question is, is this study to amuse us, or are we on our way to deciphering?

          If I would run this project from a garage, this question would be appropriate, but since the Hungarian Academy of Sciences gives home to this project, I think you can guess the answer...

          And the second part of that question is, who owns the results of the data sent back to SZTAKI?

          Eotvos Lorand University, the answer is.

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          Message 2403 - Posted 4 Apr 2006 22:16:04 UTC

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            Hewlett-Packard and Apple are born in a garage. ;)
            But with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences giving home to Sztaki, that\'s more credible than a garage. :)
            Perhaps it\'s possible here to speak of \"fundamental research\" ?

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            Message 2404 - Posted 6 Apr 2006 8:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 2401.


              I would be finding nothing new.

              Why are you participating then?

              I have not decided to participate in SZTAKI yet. I would like the opportunity to ask questions first.

              And the second part of that question is, who owns the results of the data sent back to SZTAKI?

              Eotvos Lorand University, the answer is.

              Thanks.
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