Profile: Bob Minor

Personal background
U.S born way back in 1947 as one of the first group of "baby-boomers". I've had several careers from shop keeper, high school history teacher, Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge dealer, to a small motorsports business in my retirement years. That keeps me busy and out of my wife's hair

As of Sept. of 2006, I'll be a seven year cancer survivor having had aggressive, non-surgical, chemo and radiation treatments for non-resectable lung cancer at a great cancer clinic named Moffitt Cancer Clinic in Tampa, FL. There's always hope folks.

I enjoy building/repairing computers, rebuilding old cars, taking day and weekend trips on my motorcycle, and talking with people.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I first started with the original Seti@home project back in Dec. of 1999 and I guess ended that program with about 2300-2400 units completed on a variety of computers. I managed to stay current with the program but when the switch to BOINC came I lost the score as I couldn't remember the password from my original e-mail service. I'm presently (as of Aug.03,2006) running the program on four computers ranging from an AMD 4400 64 X2 to a much older but functional 1 Ghz. P3.

I don't have extraodinary hopes for the success of this project but it sure won't happen if we don't at least try. I firmly believe that there are other forms of intelligent life out in the universe but we might not recognize them as such even if we did trip across some signal. After all it's only been over the past 10-15 years that we've come to recognize some lifeforms on our own planet!!
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