Profile: Stephen Richard

Personal background
The ever-watchful computer geek

I am 35 years old originally born and raised in West Virginia

The home of The Green Bank Telescope (

About Green Bank: NRAO operates the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest fully steerable single aperture antenna. In addition to the GBT, several other telescopes exist at the Green Bank site.

I currently live in Washington State about 30 miles north of Seattle.

While I do not have major computers running this I am doing my little part as you can see from my current stats.

To quote the old Sci-Fi show "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA"

....There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans; that they may have been the architects of the Great Pyramids or the lost civilizations of Lemuria or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive somewhere beyond the heavens..."

Perhaps we are that "lost civilization" for someone else or maybe just maybe we are the forefathers or the children of someone else.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
What do I think about SETI?

I think that we live in to big a place to believe we are alone in the world.

With movies such as Contact (1997), The Arrival (1996) it is not that far fetched that something like this could occur and may have already happened if we were listening that is.

I like the quote from Armageddon "Truman: Well, our object collision budget's a million dollars. That allows us to track about 3% of the sky, and begging your pardon sir, but it's a big-*** sky. "

SETI@home allows us the common people to help track part of that 3% of the sky.

Do I think there is life out there? Yes I do rather that life is the creatures we have came to see in all the Sci-Fi movies is something that may never be proven in my life time but that doesn�t mean we can�t do our part.

One suggestion would be to make it display better like the classic SETI@home
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