I live in San Diego with my husband and cat. The cat likes to photoscan her rear end when I'm not in the computer room working. The husband likes to scan my...
Anyway, my hobbies include vandalizing discarded books, sewing my fingers to bridal silk, writing vaguely threatening letters to junkmailers, collecting piano ragtime MIDIs, laughing at people who drive like monkeys, and eating English peas.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
SETI@Home is such a wonderful way to put distributed computing to use! Even if we don't find ET in all this data, we'll have at least eliminated what spectrum (and when) evidence of extraterrestrial sentient life cannot be found.
Although I believe we are not alone, I doubt that we'll find evidence of such in my lifetime. This expanding universe is so huge, it's possible that a civilization or two (a long time ago, in a galazy far, far away) may have evolved, flourished, and died millions of years before Earth was created.