Search for incredible coincidence at home
How it works
Users can participate by downloading the free client from the Download section. The client uses data coming from any equipment connected to the soundcard of the computer to generate a picture. It then analyzes the picture and compares it to a predefined picture. That predefined picture can be seen at program startup.
Ideally, an AM radio tuned off station should be connected to the soundcard, but any sound source will do. The SIC@HOME client can even operate without a soundcard, generating it's own pseudorandom data by complex random routines. The pseudorandom routine can not prove that the universe is infinite, but it can find incredible coincidences. By the pseudorandom routines, users without an SB compatible soundcards can also run the SIC@HOME client and perhaps find an Incredible Coincidence.
As soon as the client is started, by pressing S, it begins to gather
data. Here's a screenshot of the pseudorandom module in action:
Here a picture of the soundcard module in action, the radio was tuned off station, only noise could be heard.
The client shows the user how good a match the picture is. If it's a
100% match, the screen should turn completely black. Here's how it looked
when the client analyzed the above picture: (note, this is on V1.0, V2.0
has a new predefined picture, more suited for the task of SIC@HOME).
Why don't you proceed to the download page yourself and start searching for the ultimate coincidence!