Computers, what to do with them? After you played your games, done your tax and gone to bed, why not let it do some real work? You don't even have to be there (mostly). When home computers are the best way to waste time that I know, it sure beats mowing the lawn on a summers day. When outside I like to go 4 wheel driving and get back to nature.
Being 40 something, programming computers stops me in my tracks but I like building them.
I live in Australia and work in the communications industry. Once I had tried some Boinc projects I got hooked, I think it is the friendly competition and the fact that I am doing my bit for science.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I have had Seti@Home on my computer for a number of years but never activated it, I wish I had of now as it is a fun way to help Science and at the same time look for possible intelligence of another kind. I can't believe that we are the only ones that think outside the square.