Profile: ColinDB

Personal background
I live in Sydney Australia with my lovely wife and wouldn't be found anywhere else for quids Mate! I enjoy a good Aussie red wine with a few mates out in the great Australian bush or at a bar-be-que on one of the world's best beaches. I bowl tenpin - average 213, build computers and take lots of photos. Give me an overseas travel experience anytime because I love to explore how everyone else sees and lives in our world. To earn a dollar, I work in print media. Where do I find time to sleep?!!!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
There are others "out there" and we need to find them. I believe a chance discovery is all that is available unless we set out to discover them. Send a signal - send many. Keep the message simple, yet complex enough to show intellegence. If we - Seti processors - found a basic signal, we would instigate one helluva research program to find the source. It goes to reason, recipients of our message would do the same. Anything we may find could also be many years old after travelling immense distances. It's origin may have passed on before we found it. While this may dampen our hopes, this would at least confirm we are not alone. Our search is also a dangerous persuit. We may encounter hostilities of immeasurable proportion or introduce chemical/biological dangers to seriously challenge us. I believe that the benefits of knowledge and experience to be gained would outweigh this risks. Can you imagine how our global perspective would change? Instead of fighting between ourselves over little bits of land and god idols, we would have the opportunity to become a member of a universal community with an unimaginable wealth of experience, knowledge and technology to be drawn upon. I run Seti purely to be a part of this search. Anyone can be a part of the big picture, you just have to make it happen.
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