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    Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Hello Folks:
    I have been doing BOINC computing various places since 1996, now just doing it at my home site since I have retired. I caught wind of the BOINC Pentathalon via a notice from Universe@Home and looked around for a team that could use my modest resources the best. I found SETI.USA and joined.

    I am primarily running a I5-4432 quad core using Gentoo Linux. My home network has 6 computers and 2 Xbox1 consoles, plus a few smartphones and other devices. Internet is a 1152 Mbit ADSL circuit.

    I hail from Durham, NC and have been here for 50 years, but I have been using computers for 58 years. Officially a Generation Zero Whiz kid, and my Dad was an official Computer Pioneer, and he started me helping him when I was 5. Got a BS/CS from N.C. State in 1975 (minor in genetics). Spent most of my time after University doing System Administration and a few major application suites. At one point I spent 2.5 years doing consulting in the NYC Metro Area, with a few stints at Bell Labs and NY Telephone (before reorganization.)

    Glad to be a SETI.USA member and putting the credits to use for a good group.

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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Good to have another "old" person around. Seems like you have a great geek background and you certainly have a farm that can add some number to the team. Thanks for joining and don't be a stranger.

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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe53 View Post
    Hello Folks:
    I have been doing BOINC computing various places since 1996, now just doing it at my home site since I have retired. I caught wind of the BOINC Pentathalon via a notice from Universe@Home and looked around for a team that could use my modest resources the best. I found SETI.USA and joined.

    I am primarily running a I5-4432 quad core using Gentoo Linux. My home network has 6 computers and 2 Xbox1 consoles, plus a few smartphones and other devices. Internet is a 1152 Mbit ADSL circuit.

    I hail from Durham, NC and have been here for 50 years, but I have been using computers for 58 years. Officially a Generation Zero Whiz kid, and my Dad was an official Computer Pioneer, and he started me helping him when I was 5. Got a BS/CS from N.C. State in 1975 (minor in genetics). Spent most of my time after University doing System Administration and a few major application suites. At one point I spent 2.5 years doing consulting in the NYC Metro Area, with a few stints at Bell Labs and NY Telephone (before reorganization.)

    Glad to be a SETI.USA member and putting the credits to use for a good group.
    Awesome and welcome aboard Wolfe53! We're always glad to have new members.

    Wow, boincing since '96, that's quite some time. I started in 2010 and joined SETI.USA the same year; I've just returned this past week after a 5 year hiatus.
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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Welcome! Good to have another local. I'm over in Chapel Hill and Bok (great guy that runs Free-DC) is in Wake Forest. I guess we have the triangle covered pretty well now. I've upgraded you to Team Member so you should be able to browse anywhere you like. Again, Welcome to SUSA!

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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Welcome. Thanks for the help on the Pentathlon!


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    Welcome!
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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Great to have you back

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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Glad your here... With all these people on the team from North Carolina, gonna have to make a trip to my old stomping grounds, in the next couple of years.
    I personally, was stationed in Elizabeth City, NC, from 75-79....
    Road trips to Raleigh/Durham on the weekends.
    Id like to go back and see how much has changed over the years, and visit team mates along the way.

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    Welcome back Wolfe53.
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    Re: Old BOINCer, New SETI.USA team member

    Thanks, @Wolfe53. Welcome to the team, and use the forums often!

    Cheers

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