Kuba Ober kuba at
Fri Apr 14 15:02:22 CDT 2006

On Friday 14 April 2006 15:25, Chris Morgan wrote:
> Just thought that I would throw out the point that it isn't likely
> that SETI at home will ever find any intelligent signals and that it
> is mostly a waste of energy to look for them given our long distance
> to nearby galaxies and planets.  A more productive use of the same cpu
> time is likely to be protein folding, something that can be applied to
> science in the near term.

This is all for fun anyway. Probably SETI at home wastes less energy than running 
Doom3 on a high-end GPU :)

Besides, something being not likely is not an excuse for not trying. People 
win lotto, survive cancer and develop windows replacements from scratch, 
after all ;)

Cheers, Kuba

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