Profile: Shak

Personal background
I am a 15 year old SETI cruncher who currently has 3.2Ghz of Dual-Processor Linux power behind him. I am a true geek, I run Linux, I'm programming an Operating system and I know C, PHP, SQL, VB, and CSS. I program websites, and also opensource software. I run Gentoo Linux 1.3b on a MSI K7D Master Dual Athlon Motherboard, 2 x AMD Athlon MP 1800 (@1.533Ghz), 512MB of Samsung DDR Registered RAM, Intel Pro 10/100 NIC, Matrox G550 DDR Graphics Card, and a Maxtor D740x hard disk. I run kernel 2.4.19-r7 with the Zero-Lat, Gentoo and Pre-emptive patches. I also use hdparm to achieve the best hard disk writes to my hard drive. This ensures that the IDE channels are not a bottleneck.

I hope to upgrade my computer to having SCSI hard disks and also buy a SPARC or PPC processor based machines to add to my firepower. I will first rack my current systems though :)
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I do SETI for fun, and for my fascination with space. The question "Is the Universe Infinite?" fascinates me. If the Universe is infinite, then we cannot be alone, in an infinity we cannot be alone. There has to be others. That is why we should do SETI.

If the universe is not infinite, how come we haven't found the edges of it, and do not if there are other galaxies like ours. A finite area may be mapped and therefore an alien race would be more easy to find.

It is my belief that the universe is infinite and there's another race out there that want to get in touch with us :) So if we keep searching then we will one day contact them, I guess we'll have a lot to tell them :)

A couple of questions for you all, what do you reckon that the aliens'll have to say to us? They'll have all their history to explain, for the good of the universe.

For the good of the universe people :)

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