Profile: orvillec

Personal background
I am a resident of Brooklyn, NYC. I am a communications engineer for a major telcom carrier. I was born on the island of Barbados.

In 1989 I entered City University of New York to persue a degree in engineering.

As far back as I can remember I was interested in space - what is out there? I became a follower of the space program in my teens. John Glenn was one of my heroes.
In my spare time I work with neighborhood groups and churches to increase the understanding, and use, of computer technology. I am also a Linux user & founder of the Brooklyn Linux Users Group.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Lorna. My daughter is planning to be a marine Biologist. My son is training to be a computer engineer. We all share a deep interest in Astronomy.

Naturally, we are 'die-hard' Star Trek fans.

My home lan consists of 5 PC's - Three dual PII667, and two Celeron 466's.
SETI@home runs on one dual PII667 & WinNT4.0, and two Celeron 466's.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I do accept in my mind that life exhists elsewhere in the universe.
Because of the share magnitude of the universe it may take several
hundred years before we hear a 'hello' from another star system.

As with most new discoveries, most humans will display great fear when
first contact is established.
Scientists will be the bold ones. I hope we can overcome the fear of
each other before we make contact with another race of beings from across
the galaxy.

I am involved in SETI@home just to make my contribution to this great
project. I am just a curious engineer.
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