I am an engineer from the UK working in germany. I have an interest in Physics and general scientific principles that stems from taking things apart as a child.
I run three machines P4 1.8a, p4 2.4b and p4 3.06C(HT) all running the Command line interface and reporting to setiqueue.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The universe is infinite and constantly expanding (huh.....infinity getting bigger ?). Light speed is our fastest current measure of speed and this is simply not fast enough to reach even the closest candidate that may support life in whatever form it may take in one normal lifetime (cryogenics and stasis not viable yet).
This all means that we cannot hope to contact E.T. even if we wanted to. Think we need to concentrate on what we dont know rather than what we do and maybe reach out there a little outside of the 'box'.
Mutual annihilation creates antimatter of course, this in equal and opposite quantitys would create pure fission (one possibility in zero gravity). It would just be a question then of harnessing the big bang long enough to grab a lift at what would proberbly be faster than light.
Any body else who wants to think outside the box with me drop me a line.