Worker's alien search costs employer 1m dollars!Byline: ANI
Melbourne, Dec 3 (ANI): Brad Niesluchowski, a school employee, was fired after his search for aliens cost the education department a whopping sum of over 1 million dollars.
Niesluchowski, working as an information technology director for Higley Unified School District in Mesa, Arizona, allegedly used the department computers to look for aliens.
He is believed to have downloaded free software for his search on district computers in 2000.
The program, known as SETI SETI (sĕt`ē) [Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence], name given to a series of independent programs to detect radio signals from civilizations beyond the solar system. (at)home, uses Internet-connected computers across the world to examine radio telescope data for finding extraterrestrial intelligence.
According to the East Valley Tribune The East Valley Tribune is a daily newspaper serving the East Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix, including cities of Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Casa Grande, Queen Creek, Fountain Hills and other surrounding areas in Arizona's Phoenix metropolitan area, , Education District Superintendent Denise Birdwell said the program almost crashed district's system and also hampered with technology use in classrooms, reports the Daily Telegraph.
He added that it would cost more than one million dollars to mend the problem. (ANI)
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