Profile: Sridhar

Personal background
I am a computer programmer working for IBM, doing robotics in the field of manufacturing equipment control. In my spare time, I am attempting to port NetBSD to IBM S/390 mainframe (of which I have a couple), and writing intelligent multiplatform clustering technology on NetBSD. I also go to raves and listen to Drum & Bass. I also enjoy travelling, and I have made friends in almost all 50 states, as well as a few other places in the world. And the last (but very much not least -- especially in time and money consumption) of my hobbies is that I collect classic computers. Specifically, I collect DEC VAX and PDP-11 hardware (I would love to have a PDP-8, but I don't have one yet...), as well as DEC PMAX and IBM PS/2 hardware. I have a fairly sizeable collection.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The idea that we are alone in the universe has never entered into my mind, even as a child. It just seems inconceivable that in a universe this large, that this would be the only planet which would have the correct "primordial soup" to allow life to evolve. It would be simply too big of a coincidence. Also, lately there has been more and more evidence to support the stand that we are not alone. The one that sticks in my mind is the discovery of planetary systems orbiting stars other than out own sun. I, personally, think that Europa might harbor life, but that's just me. 8-)
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