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Profile: GWGeorge007

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) into a retirement community that has a wonderful view of the Rock River 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 & Universe@Home, and occasionally Milkyway@Home. Yes, there are others that can give more credits, but I'm not a credit hungry "I gotta be 1st" kind of guy. Einstein & Universe suite me just fine.

FYI, I have two computers, both running Linux Ubuntu. They are relatively new PCs, one with an AMD 3950X and an RTX 2060 and the other with an AMD 5950X with (2) RTX-2070 Super GPUs. They both are running 2 BOINC projects full time; Einstein & Universe, with occasionally 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 have finally quit smoking and it is causing me to be eating more junk food at home, consequently I've put on way too many pounds. 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 MilkyWay@home
I have always believed in the Dark Matter idea of something making our universe have the mass that it does and I think the Milkyway@Home project is at least a good start to finding out what it is.
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