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Czar Brent
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I read in one of the posts that because of the frequencies that we are being looked at that the data could be read as a sound file. I would like to try to listen to this, but I need a sampling rate and some other information. Is it possible to release the format of the data being read so that I may be able to try to convert it to sound? Ive played around with the file a bit and got static (im pretty sure I have an incorrect format) but occasionally I will get some spikes. Which makes me wonder how close I really am.

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Sound file

Hi Czar,
Not the same but still, I thought you might be interested in this..

the sounds of pulsars

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Thanks mari999. Thats pretty

Thanks mari999. Thats pretty cool. I just want to do with our downloaded files. I have one that file that is static with a pulse about half way through. Of course it doesnt sound nearly that clear.

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The data has been

The data has been pre-processed quite much to make it suitable for this kind of distributed computing. The file you get has nothing to do with an audio file anymore. The actual, unfiltered detector data sounds like white noise anyway (I heared the GEO600 data). Maybe have a try with the app executable? I guess it would be at least more interesting.

I've heared some simulated, thus clean sounds which hopefully would resemble what we detect, but currently I think that's no more than an educated guess. I didn't find these with a short glance at google, maybe someone with more patience and time for it would spot them if they are on the web.

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> The data has been

Message 5118 in response to message 5117

> The data has been pre-processed quite much to make it suitable for this kind
> of distributed computing. The file you get has nothing to do with an audio
> file anymore. The actual, unfiltered detector data sounds like white noise
> anyway (I heared the GEO600 data). Maybe have a try with the app executable? I
> guess it would be at least more interesting.
>
> I've heared some simulated, thus clean sounds which hopefully would resemble
> what we detect, but currently I think that's no more than an educated guess. I
> didn't find these with a short glance at google, maybe someone with more
> patience and time for it would spot them if they are on the web.
>
> BM

Funny. Alan Wiseman just used my iBook to listen to some audio files he might use for a talk he will be giving at a high energy conference.

http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/~mours/audio.html

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For now you may listen to the

For now you may listen to the bacward recorded Cymbals and Piano on Queen's "Another one bites the dust". I think there are certain similarites to the sound of gravity waves that we would expect to hear from a black hole collision.

[Edit] Thanks David! Well, not that far apart, eh? :-)

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> For now you may listen to

Message 5120 in response to message 5119

> For now you may listen to the bacward recorded Cymbals and Piano on Queen's
> "Another one bites the dust". I think there are certain similarites to the
> sound of gravity waves that we would expect to hear from a black hole
> collision.
>
> [Edit] Thanks David! Well, not that far apart, eh? :-)
>
> BM
>

Yes, ironically much of what we hear in the universe resembles music by Queen. The implications of this are staggering.

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There was a program on the

There was a program on the Seti@Home web site that converted work units into wave files. Perhaps you could get in touch with the author and find out if his program could work with Einstein work units.
You can find it here.

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> find out if his program

Message 5122 in response to message 5121

> find out if his program could work with Einstein work units.

Most likely not, because of the way the data is split up. You will need to get all the data files of all workunits and process them to get something (more or less) useful - and that still won't do it, as we only make available thos segments that we consider to be useful for the search.

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> Yes, ironically much of

Message 5123 in response to message 5120

> Yes, ironically much of what we hear in the universe resembles music by Queen.
> The implications of this are staggering.

HERE is a bunch of pulsar sounds. Near the bottom is a link to 16 millisecond pulsars followed by them all played together. Darned if it doesn't sound like the intro to Fat Bottom Girls. Maybe there's a cosmological constant involved?

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> > Yes, ironically much of

Message 5124 in response to message 5123

> > Yes, ironically much of what we hear in the universe resembles music by
> Queen.
> > The implications of this are staggering.
>
> HERE is a
> bunch of pulsar sounds. Near the bottom is a link to 16 millisecond pulsars
> followed by them all played together. Darned if it doesn't sound like the
> intro to Fat Bottom Girls. Maybe there's a cosmological constant involved?

I'm not sure what version of Fat Bottom Girls you are talking about but that was obviously The Doobie Brothers doing 'What a Fool Believes'!


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