Profile: BigIron

Personal background
I am a 49 year old computer engineer working with a large College Education Group. The DeVry Education Group. I live in Wisconsin in the United States of America. I have been in computers and electronics for 31 years. There are others in space, all we have to do is find them. SETI is our chance to do just that and we should take every measure to find that small speck of life out there. I find the thought of alien lifeforms very interesting. I also am into Science Fiction. That means a lot of things to a lot of people, but Star Wars, Star Trek, and any number of movies with Alien life forms in them, are the one's that I like. I like the computing aspect of SETI and the other projects that BOINC has up. My preferences though are for SETI. I have been a member for more than 10 years. Thanks for stopping by.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. Yes Life exists someplace else besides earth. Maybe they will discover us.
Well just watch any STAR TREK movie and see what kind of aliens live in their space. Danger is something that is always present. We could find some kind of alien lifeform that could extinct us, in theory anyhow. Benfits, well there could be many thousands of years of advancement that another race could share with us.//////

2. Yes we should. I think we all have to try to see if there is anyone else or not. What to send? Well invite them for a martini and some dinner. That is a joke all be it a dry one. No we should send data that says who we are and why we are looking for someone in space. Nothing fancy. Keep in mind though that math is very well known language and might be something to think about sending information with some math equations. Which ones to send would be fun to pick.////////

3. I run SETI because I am interested in distributed computing so much that I run experiments myself. Things like the grid engine for instance. I think this is a great idea. Why not use idle cpus to crunch numbers or play games.

Suggestions: Keep the code available. I am playing with Solaris 11 now, and the raspberry pi.
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