I am a computer consultant from the UK, working in Magic. I have a lovely wife and two daughters. My only serious hobby (if you could call it serious) is live role playing, where I dress up as a knight or wizard or similar "historical" character and beat the crap out of my friends using latex weapons.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Sure there is other life out there, but the chances of this project finding them is so close to zero, you might as well say zero. We will only find life when we can get some serious telescopes out there and pick up planets atmospheres.
I run Seti@Home because it is big science, and I like to be part of it. I was allways envious of my friend who got to go and work at CERN. I look forward to future experiments that use all those spare CPU cycles.