|Your personal background.|
|I'm a retired professor from a local Community College, having taught automotive for nearly twenty years, and I like (among other things) computers. I have moved up to Rockford, IL (USA) when I retired primarily to get away from the hustle and bustle of where I used to live before I retired. And another benefit is it costs less to live here.|
Since I do have my computers on 24/7/365 I chose to give them something to do, like BOINC. I first began using BOINC to search SETI, but that project has since been mothballed. I also have chosen Einstein@Home, Milkyway@Home, and Universe@Home, and now I only run those three. Yes, there are others that can give more credits, but I'm not a credit hungry "I gotta be 1st" kind of guy. Einstein, Milkyway, and Universe suite me just fine. FYI, I have two computers, one running Linux Mint and the other running Windows 10, Version 1909, and it is a relatively new PC with an AMD 3950X and (2) RTX-2070 Super GPUs. The Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" - Cinnamon PC is an older one with an Intel i7-990x CPU w/RTX-2060 GPU. They both are running 3 BOINC projects; Einstein, Universe, & Milkyway.
I have a few hobbies which have changed a bit since I retired. I still like photography (mostly landscapes) and riding my bicycle (not motorcycle), and of course computers and eating out. With the pandemic being what it is, the quarantine has had a negative affect on me. I'm smoking more and eating more junk food at home, consequently I've put on way too many pounds, and it won't help when I try to quit smoking. I would love to get back into fish aquariums and get a saltwater tank, but I have a restriction on the size of aquarium I can get, so that's on hold.
|Your opinions about Universe@Home|
|I run Universe@Home because I think it is a good fit to be with Einstein@Home and Milkyway@Home, and I don't mind doing the heavy computational work for the project.|
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