Profile: Nicholas Volodimer


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Nicholas, 36, french american from L.A., I live now in Hong Kong and work as french teacher, I have a multidisciplinary education background, I studied astrophysics, mechanical and aerospace engineering, Chinese and french, I'm also an aircraft pilot (PPL/CPL/ATPL). As a kid (the 80's) I was a nerd in hard science, engineering, astronomy, video games, computers. I wanted to be an astronaut (I learned space history by heart and collected everything possible about human spaceflight, spacecraft manuals, military jets and rocket engines blueprints).

I'm a fan of Steve jobs, Carl Sagan, Richard Branson, Kevin Costner, Elon Musk, Tony Stark (!), Apple (Macuser since '86), NeXT (I still owned a NeXTCube and a NeXTSlab), Silicon Graphics, I love Asian culture (primarily Japan but I fell in love with Chinese culture meeting my HK wife ;-), SONY (I still believe in the "Made in Japan" quality), politically I'm libertarian.

I was away from the project for a while, now back on track!

Heard about the project in he 80's when I was a kid, the big news, at the time, was the famous donation from Steven Spielberg to The Mega-Channel Extraterrestrial Assay at the Oak Ridge Observatory, and the reading of Carl Sagan's novel: "Contact". In 1998 I was one of the early tester of SETI@HOME (my username was Cere@l_killer at the time).
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Never forget to lookin' up!
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