|Your personal background.|
|I am John Sawyer, aka Lieutenant Commander Data. Do you think I might like Star Trek TNG? Lol actually, I got the nickname for being good at trivia. It just dovetailed beautifully once I picked up on Trek and Data...|
Born: Stardate, er, 17 March 1973, Charlotte, NC.
Residence: Charlotte, NC 1973-1999
Triangle, NC 1999
Matthews, NC 1999-2002
Charlotte, NC 2002-2003
Butner, NC 2003-2005
Charlotte, NC 2005-
High School: Myers Park Senior High School, 1988-1989 (dropped out, didaskaleinophobia; who'da thunk it?)
GED, August 1993. Perfect score (382). Someone had to do it.
Occupation: professional eBayer, username thetrendywoman, 2005-
sports official, 1994-2005
front end manager, Arthur's at SouthPark, Charlotte 1999-2000
stock clerk/dairy dept. manager/factotum, A+P, Charlotte 1989-1995
Hobbies: DC'ing (have worked with ud.com in the past; found this outfit by the lucky break of seeing Rosetta featured in Wikipedia); reading; Latin; travel; card games, esp. hearts, spades, and Texas Hold 'Em; intellectual TV to include Ancient Aliens and IRT; current events; baseball, football, soccer, and basketball; playing trivia games...
Did you know? I have never been to Nebraska, Iowa, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or American Samoa; nor have I been to New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, or Nunavut; nor to any countries but the USA (duh), Canada (duh), the Bahamas, and the Netherlands Antilles (St. Maarten, Dutch side). I've not even been to Alabama, Mississippi, or Louisiana (the last 3 even though I live in North Carolina!) Other than that, I've been everywhere, man...
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. We all need to be less PC...
...And I am a true Confederate and proud Southerner. Even though I'm half-Northern. No twang, no redneck, no saying y'all (it's you all lol). But the real Flag, the Southern Cross, flies at my house, and I say this proudly. Our colors don't run, either. The South shall rise again. When it does, we'll be that much knowledgeable from the activities at BOINC.
Also, I'm 1/4 Hungarian, 1/16 or so Cherokee Indian, probably some German, and British totally... lol...
|Your opinions about DENIS@Home|
|I like the research going on here. Heart disease kills way too many people. My father had quadruple bypass, and his father died of a heart attack. I've had triple bypass. Thus, I want to beat heart ailments. Immunology? Count me in, too. If it's medical, count me in always...|
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 several such programs, mostly medical and space-based...
...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.
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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