I grew up in Millville, Ohio, a small town just north of Cincinnati, but I've lived in Goldsboro, North Carolina for the past 15 years. I am 40 years old and develop software for a living. I'm an amateur astronomer, very amateur. I love to look at the big planets. If youâ€™ve never seen Jupiter or Saturn through a telescope, youâ€™re missing out. Thereâ€™s nothing like seeing Saturn and its rings live. I have a couple of Pentium 4s at home and I work for a small software company full of PCs that sit around and do nothing all night. So I set up my PCs and several at work to help crunch the signal data. I hope it helps!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think ET exists. Iâ€™m not sure ET has been here though. If he has, I donâ€™t think he wants us to know. If ET does want to contact us, I think heâ€™ll call before he just shows up. If we ever do discover ET, I hope everyone in the world is told. I think many, many peopleâ€™s beliefs will be shaken and I hope they can find a way to accept it. I think ET will be friendly too. I donâ€™t think a civilization could organize them selves and put the resources into getting here if they were not friendly. Anyway, I read about the SETI@home project and thought it was incredible how much processing power they harness, supercomputer processing power at such a bargain price. The folks who launched this project are very creative. It gives me a good feeling to be able to contribute to what I think is a worthwhile project. I certainly couldnâ€™t afford to finance an expedition to Mars, but I can harness computers that sit around doing nothing most of the time.