25 yrs old Canuck. Do tech support for a large ISP and run my own hardware company on my offtime. Also play keyboards in a band called Leningrad Sky based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Like skiing, sailing, swimming, cycling and SCUBA diving. Avid technophile, that's what brings me here.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The Univers is vast so therefore if there isn't life anywhere else I would be extremely surprised. If we did happen to come upon any intelligent lifeforms I would most certainly warn them of the environmental cost of "progress" as the human race has almost killed our lovely planet.
I do not think that sending a beacon so that another lifeform would find us would be a good idea as you never know exactly what kind of attention you will get. Cliche yes, however...better safe than sorry. In my humble opinion, doing this form of research produces a much better effect as we have a chance to analyse wahever sugnals are coming in and nail down where they are coming from, letting us decide first as to whether or how to initiate contact.
I think SETI is cool, and I figure with a bunch of computers wasting clock cycles I may as well use some of them doing something that I have an interest in, namely making possible new discoveries.