Profile: PJ


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Originally from South Wales UK now living in Central Florida
Married, age 57, genetically awesome, no kids
Presently 'between engagements' (unemployed motorcycle mechanic/instructor/all round good guy)
Used to be into load of different things, friend says I have too many hobbies, photography, (including developing - back in the day), British, European and Japanese motorcycles, motorcycling - things moved on so my 'new' bikes are now vintage, cycling - re-started in 1995 and again recently (April 2014), machining and 'making stuff' - trained as precision machinist in mid 1970's, reading - sci-fi, fantasy, technical, humor, geomorphology, geology. Putting computers together (you don't build you just assemble - real simple stuff) Studied psychology for 4 yrs but 'dropped out' after first year University, I didn't think grade was good enough for me to continue
Things changed over the years so now I take pictures, ride moty-bikes, make metal swarf, ride pushbikes, hit things with hammers and weld them back together, etc
Trying to learn some electronics, electrical is pretty simple, electronics is not. Trying to learn something about programming - bought a couple of Arduino boards, tried in early 1980's but was frustrated by slowness of everything
Worked as instructor at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute from 2000 -2011 (laid off)
Had spinal fusion just over a year ago (June 19th 2013)
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Saw interview with Seth Shostack (sp?) on TV, seemed like a good idea, it's something I've been meaning to do for years but somehow never got around to it
I totally believe there is intelligent life in the universe somewhere (don't see much evidence for it on earth)
It's only a matter of time before communication is encountered
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