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Wii SETI Channel

It's essentially on all the time, anyway...
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Yeah, okay, so we just got a Wii not too long ago as a gift. One of its features is that it is essentially hooked up to my WiFi network all of the time (I think?) so as to download software, news, and weather updates.

The SETI Channel setting would work just like SETI@home, except utilize the idle processing time of idle gaming systems, (yes, these do exist!), by subscribing to that particular channel.

RayfordSteele, May 25 2010

Wii telescope control. http://www.youtube....watch?v=PnmkygmGNiM
[daseva, May 25 2010]


       Alternatively, unplug the box and turn it off when you're not using it. (It turns out the little demons in the console don't actually die when you don't feed them electricity, they just hibernate.)
jutta, May 25 2010

       Can you point the wiimote at the nightsky and choose your search locations? I propose this guy might help (link).
daseva, May 25 2010

       partially baked, I believe there's a seti @ home and folding client for the PS3.
metarinka, May 25 2010

       [jutta] But there's that feeling of vicarious hard work when you fully load your CPUs & keep them that way continuously. You're a pro (I gather) and maybe you don't get that.
mouseposture, May 25 2010

       [+] high-power graphics ~ high'ish-power FP calcs, and a machine optimized almost entirely for FP calcs is gonna be much more efficent kWh:calculation than a "full-featured" desktop or laptop.
FlyingToaster, May 26 2010

       The graphics aren't that high-powered for the Wii in comparison to the PS3 or XBox. No HD support.   

       Unplugging the thing would involve contortions I don't want to repeat very often.
RayfordSteele, May 26 2010


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