Profile: Martin Filtenborg

Personal background
Working at the Johnson Marine Controls site in Denmark, I do embedded software development for process control gear used in the reefer business segment.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run SETI@home for kicks, mostly to benchmark PC's with 'real-world-data'. Actually, running e.g. rosetta@home would be better, since its goal suits me more - it's closer to my world ;)
But for some reason, seti seems to attract more people. Perhaps it's simply more evolved, has more functional teams and a better culture. Dunno. Personally i believe we'd all be better off looking for a cure against cancer, predicting weather changes or stuff like that. Successfully detecting life out there won't make me jump up and down with excitement. Simply because the human race won't be able to make much use of it. It would be like trying to take a foreign language course via snail-mail - with the mail delivery working on a 30+ years schedule. No worky!
Would be fun to know our neighbours were there, though.
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