One of the first things I did when I bought my new computer ... broke it ... re-installed it ... broke it again ... repaired it (I said I was in IT, not good at IT) ... was to sign up for the SETI@Home project. I know, I know, there's a good possibility we'll never see anything come of this in my lifetime ... but aren't you just that little bit curious? Not even just a teeeeeny little bit?
Well, I am!
Mind you, perhaps we should be looking for something a little closer to home. We could call it Settee@Home and start with calculating the average intelligence of the couch potato; though as names go, it sounds more suitable for a project to work out the best way of providing instructions for flat-pack furniture.
And before anyone complains about signing up for what, in their mind, is a worthless exercise, I've also signed up for Rosetta@Home ... so ... nerrrrr!