Profile: Yakumo_Fuji

Personal background
I'm an IT Operator working in the UK. Before anyone asks what an IT Operator does, i've explained it to my mother over 15 times and she still thinks it's "manual typing job of sope kind on a computer." So we'll leave it as "works with a computer" ;)

I got into the SETI project back in 2001, I can't remember exactly how I found the link, but as i'd always had an interest in Space I thought i'd give it a go. In the early days it was fun, just doing a few work units, doing my bit to help out...then I got a faster computer...that's when I started chasing WU's. I plugged on till i'd done 1000 units, stopping simply because my email address had changed and I couldn't access my account to change it. At this point I stopped crunching, unwilling to create a new account and start from scratch.

But the alure of SETI drew me back once more, this time with the BOINC client, how things have changed, i'm now able to help on different projects without the need for lots of diffeent software cluttering my PC.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Is there life on other planets? Maybe, maybe not. Not looking is the only crime.

Some people say "why not wait a few years and then search the data, it'll be done much faster as the computers will have advanced so much?"

I simply reply with a "Would you rather wait another 5 years for the new Harry Potter film? After all it'll look so much better in 5 years time with all the fancy new computer graphics."

SETI is more than just a search for extraterestrial life, it's proof of what humanity can achieve when it works together. So no matter what the outcome, this project will be a success.

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