Concerning being off-topic as far as Seti@home is concerned, I'd have to agree...However, it looks like Grid.org gives us "civilians" the opportunity to loan out our processing power for a wider range of tasks that should be more to peoples' liking.
I've noticed programs for medical research (including for curing Cancer) being offered there...
All in all, I'd have to say that, while being off-topic with your post, you made a good call in *making* the post somewhere on these forums.
Perhaps the Admins/Mods here could sticky this thread to the top of the topic? Or perhaps even create a *new* topic & move this thread into it (for
easy-to-use organization of the Seti@home threads included)?
[Edited on 4-3-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]