Profile: Dirk Broer


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Age: 52

Profession:
All sorts of things -mainly 2nd line support- with computer software (boring according to some (my girlfriend amongst them), though opinions differ, I can't live without it/them)

Hobbies:
Speedskating (on ice of course, but also on 5 wheels per boot),
Speedskating statistics,
Science Fiction,
World War Two aviation,
Building my own PCs (Last builds: An Intel i3-2100 using an ASUS P8Z68-V; a system based upon an AMD Llano A8-3870K, using an ASUS F1A75 and a system based upon a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H using a A6-3500),
Collecting junked pc's (Preferably IBM PS/2's)
and ah..beer and other -minor- vices!.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. Do you think there's something out there? Yes! Amongst so many zillion stars there's bound to be another planet with intelligent life.

2. How to contact eventual aliens? Let's not use world news as it is...or TV as it's speeding along the galaxy at this very moment. It might be to late to stop this however...

3. How/Why use Seti@Home? Amongst other things: As benchmark program! The faster the better! My collection of junked pc's was steadily being rebuilded into a seti-farm (lots of Pentium-III's still will give you a decent score), but my energy bill ran too high...

Suggestion (far too late): Why not use the international ISO-codes for the countries?
The list of members from some countries are a bit suspicious (I live in the Netherlands, ISO-code 031 and suddenly I found myself back on the British Virgin Islands! No complaints there by the way, I just love British Virgins, could have ended up far worse I suppose...sorry Ladies!
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