Profile: skillos

Personal background
He, here are some quick facts about me:

I am from:

A small village called "Pera Orinis", located in a small island called "Cyprus", located in a small sea basin called "The Mediterranean", located in a small planet called "The Earth", located in a small solar system called "The Solar System", located in a small galaxy called "The Milky Way", located in a small universe called "The Universe", located in , ...

I am from (from a different view):

The center of the World (geographically speaking)!!!

Rational explanation:

Take a map of Earth and draw a horizontal and a vertical line on it, so that they will intersect somewhere in the middle of Eastern Mediterranean. Now, you have split the planet in four pieces which, if you examine carefully, you'll find that they contain approximately the same ocean and dry land areas. So, Eastern Med. Sea is the center of the world in that sense. Now, if you look at the map carefully, you'll find that Cyprus is approximately in the center of that area. Also, Pera Orinis is located approximately in the center of Cyprus (you can take my word for it). So, there you have it! I've been born in the center of the Earth!

Finally, some other quick facts about me:

Age: 24 years old.

Gender: Male (last time I checked).

Height: 1.83 m.

Weight: 110 Kg (I must start a diet some time).

Occupation: got my CS degree this year, now working as a s/w engineer.

Hobbies: literature (mostly European, Greek, American writers), movies, computers (yes, I also use them at home), sports (that's a joke).
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Extraterrestrial life:

Yes, I believe it exists. The universe is a pretty big thing (as Douglas Adams used to say) and we've seen examples of life being found in the most uncommon places of our planet.


It's a very good project that demonstrates the potential of using the "Internet" super-computer for solving problems that require huge amounts of processing power. Of course, I don't really know much about the internals of the SETI project, like if it's the best approach to find extraterrestrial life, etc. etc. However, it's one of the most ambitious ones and I'm glad I can contribute the few-hours-per-week uptime of my home machine to it.
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