Salutations, fellow crunchers. My name is Steve, and you have stumbled upon the corner of the UC Berkekey servers that are reserved for me.
What should I say here? Moderately bored *NIX Geek with a DSL line and apparently too much time on his hands runs SETI@home while surfing the web.
As of this writing, I am 25, a German Citizen on paper only (still hope to go back to Canada one of these decades), am unemmployed, and play Dungeons and Dragons fairly often, on both sides of the DM Screen.
So far, all of my computers have been gifts of older hardware that I've somehow managed to cobble together into various "Junkyard Specials" and "Cereal Boxes".
What? Computer cases are expensive, ya know.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Basically, I run SETI@home for two reasons.
Stress test for my CPU, which is holding up better than I thought it would; and
To seek out some form of intelligent life out there, although I suspect we first have to look for intelligent life on Terra that isn't a dolphin.
Hope this keeps up. If it does turn out we're alone in the universe, Earth is doomed, even more so than it already is.