SETI @ home

From MarcsHomepage

As over 4.5 million other people, I'm running a SETI@home-client on my computer.

I used to run the client 24/7 on my desktop-PC at the MPI Dortmund as a background-job under Linux and accumulated a total of 2.956 years of computing time (on the old client).

Absolutely not impressive, if you compare this to other peoples numbers, but...

Most incredibly, I was one of approximately 7000 people who processed a data package with some sort of recurring signal, which has been selected for re-observation by the project-leaders.

Addendum: Because no aliens tried to phone me in the meantime, I assume, that my candidate signal was sorted out on reobservation.

Have a look!