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August 7th, 2008

Yikes! It was brought to my attention this morning that the transitsearch.org domain name expired last week. The robots at Network Solutions were apparently posting their anxious renewal demands off into the great unknown. Visitors to transitsearch.org are now presented with a blandly science and astronomy themed page with links to topics such as “Save the planet” and “NASA Jobs”. Vaguely curious, I clicked on “NASA Jobs” and discovered that astronauts can earn online degrees in as fast as one year.

Renewal of the Transitsearch domain is now in progress using a sepulchural fax-based procedure. An inevitable credit card payment and a few days lag time, and everything should be back in working order. In the meantime, you can always access the candidates page at the oklo server, where the transit tables continue to be brewed anew every ten minutes:


http://207.111.201.70/transitsearch/dynamiccontent/candidates.html

And oklo.org? A chronic lack of posts, yes, but no, we’re not on vacation. The referee’s report on our HD 80606 results. A better transitsearch algorithm and table design. The rejuvenation of the console and the systemic backend. Doppler Survey schedule optimization. Etc. Etc., all soaking up much more time than expected.

I’m very hopeful, though, that the solution to the anagram can be revealed sooner rather than later…

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  1. andy
    August 11th, 2008 at 10:47 | #1

    Note that the link to the downloadable console is STILL broken (about 6 weeks since it was pointed out on the discussion forum)

    Same for the Alpha Centauri and Solar System expansion packs.

    This is not a good way to encourage new users to join the project!!!

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