Hi, I live in the UK and am at Bristol Uni studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering. SETI is a good way to keep the CPU running.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think that in an infinite universe, there HAS to be life out there somewhere. As to whether or not it's been here yet, I don't know. Either way, this is a worthwhile project and I'm not using the spare CPU cycles :)