SETI@Home releases screensaver..

from the spread-geekiness-all-throughout-the-known-universe! dept

SETI@Home released their distributed computing screensaver for Windows & Mac (previously it was only available as a text-only UNIX client).

The screensaver allows all of us wanna-be-space-explorers contribute to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence by salvaging wasted processor ticks and crunching on tasty data from the Arecibo radio telescope down in Puerto Rico.

I think it's really neat (albeit, geeky), and I'll be flipping all of my computers from crunching keys.. what's the fun in cracking an RC5 code, when you can co-discover an alien race??

The screensaver can be downloaded from SETI@home or

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