Monday, April 10, 2006

SETI is going broke!

SETI needs our help. When Arthur C. Clark speaks, geeks listen. Over the years, 5.4 M volunteers have given over 2.4 M years of computing power. With my own pentium 100 and a dialup connection I gave a whopping 0.007 computing years. SETI now called BOINK (Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing), no doubt in tribute to Calvin and Hobbes (scientific progress goes boink). They have just released a new software that raises sensitivity 2 fold and the region of space observed 30 fold. They need to raise 750 000$ to continue doing this work and need donation since the .com collapse has left them pennyless.