Profile: oz

Personal background
I am a 3D architectural modeller based in the UK.

I'm married with a little boy called Jack and now another one called Alexander.

I love using computers but often get distracted with them (e.g. the internet) rather than using them for constructive means!

I mainly use 3D software called Softimage|XSI, which is very easy to use and produces wonderful images.

I'm very interested in science, especially space related science.

My motto is; Make lunch, not war
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
1. Yes extraterrestrial life does definately exist; in a universe of this size that chance against it are astonomical, literally! I'm not sure, however, that we'll ever find it? Reffering to my first point, with a unvierse of this size the distances are, again, astronomical and therefore the chances of bumping into someone else are very slim. I'm optimistic though and hope that we do find someone, either within or after my lifetime.

2. It's already been done; both in the sense of TV and radio waves leaking into space and the message that was sent by Aricebo in the 70's (i think it was) [oh, and the two Voyagers and two Pioneers]. However as to a specific message to a specific location I'm not sure. It would take so long for the message to get there and the answer to come back that our philiosophies contained within the message would have drastically changed in the mean time and may in fact be opposite to the message. Because of this, if we did send a message it would have to be very simple e.g. We're here!

3. I run SETI@home because any help I can give you I will. Projects like yours need lots of resources and my computing power is here to assist. I think the underlying message of SETI - discovering our place in the community of the universe - is fantasic. More countries / governments should be helping, it's a big question that needs to be taken seriously.
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