|A retired Telecomms and computer man trying to do his bit for Seti and other worthwhile Boinc projects. |
My BT Retired Team is a constant source of pleasure to me, and we have now passed the magic 1 Billion credit!!!
It's incredible to realise that it's all been around for over 15 years now, from Seti Classic to Boinc, it seems like half a lifetime, and probably does to the lads in the Seti lab!
What initially were on-line friends around the world have now mostly translated into real life friends, that I have now met, and I'll never be able to thank Seti enough for that. I try to do my best by supporting the Seti project, whether by donating money, or doing Beta testing.
I live in London UK, and regularly visit family and friends in other parts of the country, previously Devon and now Yorks and Lancs. I have also visited Seti people in Western and Eastern USA, I don't know yet whether I will be able to go back. But Western Canada also beckons next Autumn 2016.
2015 was a very sad year for me personally and politically. My dad died aged 101, and my party lost the election and our MP, and other matters came to the fore.
I basically withdrew from posting at Seti generally, and specifically Seti politics, for some months recently for personal protest reasons. But I have done so on special occasions. I still crunched for the project and supported it. However, certain recent private developments have induced me to return earlier than intended partly to the cafe, but still rarely at politics.
I would like to think I will be given cause to make a full return at some stage in the foreseeable future.
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|It never ceases to amaze me at the number of people that throw a total brain fart when Seti runs out of work units to send. There are plenty of other BOINC projects that are worthy of being crunched in the meantime, I just marvel at the angst displayed. Half the world are starving, the other half are killing each other every day, most are quite happy to slaughter innocent animals for fun, and none of them believe in female equality. But Seti work seems more important to some than any of that, just makes me wonder where some peoples priorities come from.|
Life on this earth is so fragile at times, I really do wonder if it can exist elsewhere.... Maybe in the words of DeForest Kelley "It's life Jim, but not as we know it".
And to quote another famous line from the Galaxy Song,
"And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth".
I'd sure like to find out in the rapidly decreasing time that I have left. I probably won't I know that, but there's always beer in the fridge .... usually ....
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