1. SETI@home. The Search for extra terestrial intelligence.
It may have been completely coincidental timing, but I swear my last computer was never the same after I installed the SETI screensaver.
Or perhaps my computer found something... (cue ominous music)
"God created man from a handful of dust, and he created woman from that man's rib. And these two together were so stupid that they weren't on the planet five minutes when they managed to get a curse put on all future generations. Nice work." Pat Condell