|Your personal background.|
Born 17 March 1973 Charlotte, NC, USA. Reside there again after living in Triangle, NC (4 months); Matthews, NC (2.5 years); and Butner, NC (2 years).
I'm 1/4 Hungarian, 1/16 or so Cherokee Indian, probably some German, and definitely English/Irish/Scottish. I can be a constipated limey, a neat-freak/detail-obsessed Kraut, a war-loving bohunk (UFC rocks!) or a loud mick with the best of them (note my b'day). I also hold my liquor well :)
Lest you think I have any political correctness in me at all, my favorite sports teams are the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves (and UNC Tarheels). I also like the Kansas City Chiefs to a degree, and the Chicago Blackhawks are ok with me due to their storied history.
I travel, play hearts, spades, and Texas Hold-Em, read, watch the news on TV and read it online, love sports, and collect stamps and coins. Keeping up with politics and religious issues are pursuits of mine, and gastronomy (astronomy, too) is definitely down my alley.
I sell women's and children's finer fashions on eBay under the username ►thetrendywoman◄. Mention you saw me here and get 1/2 off shipping to the USA, 1/4 elsewhere :)
|Your opinions about WUProp@Home|
|--About BOINC and Me--|
I have experimented with several DC projects offered by BOINC, seeing which ones produced the most results and were most deserving of my unused flops. I circulate my flops among, currently, 26 projects. Several have no work to do, and I keep them in reserve. I prefer medical projects, anti-cancer and genomic work, usable natural science projects, and numeric studies of immediate import. This falls under the last... it's a help for all other projects, and that can only be good.
...as mathematical conundrums are fine to study, but limited in application at present. And that's really what the rest of everything important is. Math is man's quantified exploration and recitation of theory and hypothesis on paper; you need facts to apply to your math, not math to deduce facts. That's putting the cart before the horse, the modern phrase for which being reverse engineering.
This DC project, while not totally up my alley, is non-CPU-intensive, and thus doesn't materially take away from the flops I use for my preferred, medical and other scientific projects. If I can accomplish something for little or nothing, then why not help, I asked myself. Whatever we can quantify about other BOINC projects can only help them...
...As one must know both his enemy and himself to be successful in battle.
Thus, I want to help in this study of ourselves and our own doings. I wish I could do more... any other projects that come online via BOINC that deal in protein cataloging or research... count me in. Immunology? Count me in. If it's medical, count me in...
Beyond immunological and genetic research, I am most worried about NEA's and other NEO's. So I'll help out there, too, as best I can. I hope Orbit gets some more WU's :)
Incidentally, the pretty lady you see is not I, but one Hayley Westenra. She's a classical crossover singer from Christchurch, NZ, and has perhaps the best voice on the planet today. She is the biggest entertainment act in the history of New Zealand, and worldwide is 4x platinum in total sales. Check her out... but remember, gentlemen, I saw her first... :D
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