I have been a member of S@H since I was helping Blacksheep9 Crunch numbers in 2000. When I joined Blacksheep Squadron on my own as a competition with him between my 3.4Ghz machine and his Alienware Laptop, Solo got interested and Joined our team, as well. The friendly rivalry grew from there. I believe in the project, the competition is just for fun.
With the new introduction of the SETI Enhanced Application I have deleted the paragraph that previously here - Happy Crunching.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. Why do you run SETI@home?
Originally it was \\"to Bury Solo with SETI credits.\\", printed here. But, deep down it has always been my belief in the validity of the project. SETI needs to continue the search.
2. What are your views about the project?
The project as a whole is important. How can we even begin to believe that we are alone in the vasty blackness? From a Christian standpoint: In the Bible Christ said \\"I have other flocks to tend\\", after he rose from the dead. (doesn\\'t that sound like he was a vampire?) The Mormon\\'s took that to mean on a different continent - maybe, or perhaps he went to a different planet. From a Scientific standpoint: The shear odds that with all the stars that have solar systems. . . Well, suffice it to say, the numbers are more than staggering (Watch the movie Contact).
3. Any suggestions?
How about a free t-shirt with the SETI @ Home Logo when we reach the one millionth credit? And perhaps tweak your Solaris client.