Electrical Engineer in training and By Hobby. Tinkerer of things and asker of many questions, that few can answer, and even fewer can answer truthfully. Ive been told Im top in class for soldering, and I preffer Silver Bearing in anything I do. In my spare time I referbish used Macs for a Local Recycler, and I have a great many of them too. I also use both Mac and PC, though I really did like PPC better, and Core2Duo is far better than any X86 Intel coughed up in the past.
CONTACT is one of my Favorite DVD's
Im here to to do All I can with my G4 and my VAIO.
Let find the signal!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Ive been working S@H since I was in highschool. We installed it on every Mac in the lab. It was super cool that it had almost no video requirements and would happily work with any hardware we put it on, so long as the hardware had internet! Though it was another 2 years untill I had a Computer at home that could actualy run SETI... Then along comes BOINC, and SETI died. I had to reRegister with SETI to run BOINC as as far as I could see BOINC didnt do anything, so I errased it.
Its been 2 years now. Got an email from SETI informing us of the new Antena they have in place. So I give BOINC one more try. This time it runs pretty well but the default settings put a huge load on the Computer, especialy in the Graphics dept. I disabled it totaly for several days. Once the settings were totaly customized BOINC now runs like a top, and I have a Somewhat SETI looking screen (which is still broken on the Mac), but since the Mods locked such topics, our feedback is no longer welcome I guess.
I run SETI because I hope to help in some way contribute, to what could be the greatest discovery of the Century. It seems absurd that theres really only enough funding for 3 people. But if thats the way its got to be. So through the Miracle of distributed computing we become the SuperComputer that will crunch the data.
I only hope that SETI knows what they they are looking for. I hope they are looking at the right place at the right time. Though I fear, the chances of finding a source of Radio or any other communication as strong as Earth sends out as waste, is pretty much impossible.