Well you keep your computer running all night and day (and pay about $6 a month for the energy) and then you tell everybody proudly that you are chasing creatures from Mars and UFO and the like...Originally posted by Geert
...But what is it actually...
We should be chasing intelligence on this planet instead of looking off-planet for it.Originally posted by noht*
i agree with backspinner, there are distributed computing projects which make a lot more sense than chasing extraterrestrial intelligence.
check out this page for an overview
BTW afaik, it was distributed.net who started the whole thing, yet SETI was better suited to induce a media-hype (what is cryptography when you can have UFOs?) which made it the most successful of these projects.