Profile: Bob Bainbridge

Personal background
I was born in 1936 and am a retired IBM Systems Support Engineer.
I worked for 40 years repairing IBM mainframes and PC's.
I maintained the FAA Cleveland ARTCC (Air Route Traffic
Control Center) computers from 1987 till 2000. My hobbies
are electronics, computers, automechanics. I joined the IBM Retirees Seti team in 2001 and am running SETI on a homebuilt dual Pentium III 866 system, overclocked
to 975 mhz, under Windows 2000 Pro. I also run OS/2 Warp 4.0,
Windows 98, and Linux Red Hat 7.1. I have 4 IBM IDE hard
drives and 2 SCSI CD-RW drives with 256 mb of RAM.
12-2-01 I just recently increased my ram to 1gb and have
started running a second copy of SETI@home via the Winnt
commandline program. Hopefully I will double my output
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I definitely believe that life exists outside of our solar system but I doubt if any intelligent life will be found within our system of 9 planets. The first indication of such life may very well be a radio signal such as the SETI project is searching for. I believe that we should transmit signals in the hope that someone else will receive them. The content of such a signal is probably not important. I run SETI@home to utilize my computer to the fullest. With the dual processors I am able to run the program in foreground 100 per cent of the time except for brief maintenance periods
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