Profile: David Varney


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Personal background
Ex auto mechanic, now computer technician, great career change at 44 yrs old. I live in the big city of Toronto, Ontario...THATS IN CANADA!....always lived here. Believe it or not, my interest in computers stemmed from the first video game "Pong" and moved on from there. I have probably spent $50,000 (2008=80,000) on computer games!!! ;-} Atari's, Coleco's, Commodore's, AT's, XT's, 386's, 486's, Pentium's...
Quarters in the video parlour!!! I now have a 2.40 Quad P4, 6GB 800 MHZ DDR2 RAM, Scrapped the ATI card after 10 Yrs of buying ATI...got a nVidia 260GTX, wow, very fast... I love Quake/DOOM, all versions, Duke Nukem, Unreal Tournament, PGA Tour Golf, Tiger Woods99, all the Star Wars stuff, especially "Rogue Squadron".......Resistence, Fall of Man COD2 on my PS3

My love for computer games has turned into a career, thank you Bill Gates :-)

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Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I read all the computer news and heard about the Seti project way before the release of the screensaver. I expected it in April of 99 and did not get it till July...LOL....I told all my friends and some of us formed a group of 6, banging out WU's. I have sinced learned about the command line versions and knock off 4 a day in my main machine and have 3 other machines running Seti packs.(Still all true in 2008) I firmly believe with the infinity of space, there has to be intelligent life elsewhere in this universe OR some other universe. Although, with the technological advances we have experienced lately, it may not be radio waves that discover ET. I am pleased that so many people, around the world, would take an interest in the search for life on another planet!

Many thanks to the Seti group for letting us participate.

David Varney in Toronto

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