John Paczkowski

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SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Income

Good news for alien privacy advocates. After more than 50 years of hunting for alien radio signals, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been called off–not because it hasn’t made contact, but because it can’t make budget. Last Friday, the SETI Institute shut down its Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a field of radio dishes in northern California it had been using to listen for alien radio emissions, while it searches for $5 million to help cover operating costs for two years. For now, the ATA has been put into “hibernation,” SETI CEO Tom Pierson told donors–and this just as planet-hunting progress is booming.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik