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Personal background
The dry bones information.
Academic: BA. (Chinese Studies) Griffith. Masters in TESOL (MATE) USQ. Teaching (Secondary) Brisbane. Systems Administration. Sperry.
Taught English in Shanghai Second Polytechnic between 2004 and 2008. Continuous computing/IT experience since about 1980. Both programming and hardware. I even invented and built a 2K memory expansion for the Sinclair ZX80! Now that's showing my age. Programming iOS apps and the like. Github under ShanghaiTimes.
Non-Academic: I am an author. Some very few textbooks. Some Fiction. Fantasy, Romance, Spy Thrillers. Find me on Amazon if you will...
Twitter @R_A_Chalmers Facebook: rachalmers and most of the others from time to time.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Yes, I do think that life exists elsewhere in the universe. How vain would it be to think that we had all this to ourselves!
If we are ever going to rise above the barbarism that plagues this world, we should be trying to find others just as quickly as we can. Hopefully, they will not see us as Cook saw the Aboriginals when he turned up in Australia.
I am aware of the seeming impossibility of traveling the distances involved to even the nearest star system, but then who could have forseen the bicycle back in the court of Henry VIII?
To this end, I run SETI@home. Of all the projects, this one holds the most promise of leaping us into a new era.
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