I was born in germany 1958, but live currently with my family in The Netherlands. I went to university in the UK and graduated in polymer
sciences. Via the USA i ended up in The Netherlands where i met my wife
and our two sons were born.(10 & 12 years old). My wife graduated in textile
design and is currently doing quite extensive free lance design work.
My main hobbies are the family, sailing(Hoby Cat)and trying to teach my sons the art of playing cricket.(they prefer
soccer though)and good italian cooking.
I like listening to weird music like Frank Zappa, drink good red wine and
enjoy a good cuban cigar, thats why i had to leave the USA
(they don't like Castro and its the country of militant
So savoir vivre and pay cash.
Greetings to all deep space virtual pioneers
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I read sf since i was a small boy and thus i have to believe into extraterrestial life. This believe was also fueled by my profession.
It's basically a small step from a molecular polymer chain to the universe
as a whole. I doubt however that we will ever get directly into touch with
extraterrestical life. The univers is a big bugger and you'll need at least
some comparable basis of chemistry to develop life in the broadest sense.
Thus the statistical chance of life form development is rather small and
contact will surely be restricted by pure physical restrictions.Hitch hiking across the galaxy with a towel
is a good read, but not very likely in practical terms.
Nevertheless I think the Seti project is a good idea and a lot of people ill have fun with it. At least this project proves that non-
commercial shared computing is possible and maybe the project set up can
also be used for more earthly projects ( like climate predictions, statistics
AND MAYBE MY MACHINE WILL THE ONE TO FIND A SMALL SENTIENT
BUG 2000 LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME