I'm a retired Chief Petty Officer. I've been participating in SETI@home since 199.(19 years). I started with an x386 running Windows 3.1, and have worked my up to my current AMD Vishera 8-cpu running Windows 10. I have been somewhat computer literate since the late 70's, and have been interested in scientific research since watching Apollo XI land!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Regardless of it's eventual outcome, SETIathome has proven that large numbers of computers can be used to perform enormous calculations. Lay-scientists have shown that we're willing to take the time to find, download, install, and run this program, and The Scientists have shown great imagination in finding new ways to use this power. How else might it be used? thanks