I firmly believe that exploring space is the next step in human progress. I love science. Always have. And I've read a thing or two about physics and cosmology (Grenne, Kaku, Davies, have yet to read Hawking). I thoroughly enjoyed science in school.
I was never good enough at the math.
I HAVE, however, been fixing computers since I was four years old and I currently work as a technician.
Through these distributed computing projects, I hope to give something back to the filed of study that I so very much enjoy. And maybe even give something scientific back to humanity.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
SETI@home is a great endeavor. I first learned about the project from Michio Kaku's book, "Physics of the Impossible." He describes the Internet as a Type I communication system and the use of our combined computing power towards this project is, I believe, also Type I.
I think its great that we can so easily work without borders towards answering one of humanity's greatest questions.
I'd suggest having more statistics on our profiles such as how many triplets we've found, percentage of the sky our computers have analyzed, total GFLOPS computed.