I just got into SETI@HOME May 31st 2012. I really think its a worth while project, and happy to participate.
I an 55, married to the same woman for over 30 years now. We live on a wooded 2.5 acre parcel in a really cool log home in Nor-Cal. Tons of redwood tress to look at, and hide us from any prying eyes.
I retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after 20 years in 1997. I was a Machinery Tech Chief. Awesome job, and I got to see the world. I was on a Ice Breaker, and we circled the globe, and spent way to much time in the Artic, and Antartica. I was on six ships during my time. After that I went to work for College of the Redwoods as a Maintenance specilist III I ran the computer program that ran the entire colleges heating,A/C,and lighting systems. Lots of time was spent programming the differant systems and needs for that day or week. Then retired from that job after 11 years. Now Im totally retired, and have the time to do things like Seti.
I have two computers running seti now. One older laptop, and one old pc thats in my garage, and is the one I started out on. I know it's old but It works, and I think I contribute a little by using it. I hope to add a pci video card to it sone in place of the intregated controller it has now. Some day maybe I'll build my version of my own Super Computer. I have a lot of insperation just from reading the Forums here.
Anyway I will continue to upgrade my systems and enjoy the time I have Seti :-)>
|Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home|
|It all started when my family was watching the movie Contact. My oldest son at the time installed it on our ancient old PC without me knowing about. Of course that didn't last to long, cuz at the time I was trying just to keep that thing running with two teenagers always downloading stuff, and slowing it down. So Seti was removed.|
Fast forward many years and I ran into it again on-line somewhere, and thought I would check it out. Now I'm addicted to it. May even install it on my my new much more powerfull Laptop. My only concern is heat from the project. I know Core i7's run hot, and don't want to burn through the MOBO anytime time soon. I'm still considering it though. I know I can throttle it down, so it may happen.
I haven't been around long enough to add any suggestions to the program yet. Of course I would like to see pictures and info of users Cruchers, like where they have them installed, cooling features and what not. Eye candy (if you will)
T. Moe :-)>
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