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TheGeeze
Doctor Mud
Premium
join:2002-07-17
Magnolia, TX

6 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Re: [New Members] Introductions

My name is Mike and I'm a 56 year old native Houstonian. I'm a senoir R&D chemist in the drilling fluids division of "the company formally run by Dick Cheney".

My mother and several other friends have passed on because of cancer. Since I have a few computers I can dedicate to crunching, it seems like the right thing to do.
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The right to search for truth also implies a duty; One must not conceal any part of what one has recoginized to be true - Albert Einstein



lotguru55

join:2002-02-06
Newburgh, NY

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Jeff G. here I have been a member for some time now I was doing UD but had software problems so I switched to TSC. I had almost 6000 and was in the roster until the other day when it removed me. Been doing have been home recovering from my seventh knee surgery and becoming a chacha search engine guide.

BBR name: lotguru55

TSC name: lotguru55



suprleg
Abracadabra
Premium
join:2004-05-06
Cypress, CA
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

4 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Whew, I almost missed this thread. I'm Kurt, I hail from the Syracuse, N.Y. area, however after attending Syracuse University my HS sweetie and I hit the road for parts unknown and ended up in Southern California where we’ve managed to make a living and two daughters as well as two Grandchildren. I’ll have 30 years in the Carpenter’s after ’07 and we plan on selling and moving to NC in ’08. Why did I join TD and FAH? I think its high time people universally started thinking of the earth and its inhabitants as one family and put “we” in front of “me”.



streetmedik
Just an Ole Streetmedik

join:2004-12-17
Henryetta, OK

4 recommendations

Howdy, I am Robert, a trauma junkie from Oklahoma. 47 single, and taking applications to fix that . I really would like to go to Hong Kong or Nakhodka, Russia for a year or 2. All I need is to find someone to sponsor my visa.

I have a emachine T6520 (an in not overclockable . My DSL provider is SBC/AT&T/Yahoo/whoever they are this week. I have 3000/512 connection with a 2wire 1000SW (that I am not thrilled with). want more speed (don't we all) but cant convince the powers that be to give it a try even at 4000 or 5000. So oh well, could be worse.
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[URL=http://www.speedtest.net][IMG]»www.speedtest.net/result/8133655···G][/URL]



signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
Premium
join:2001-11-22
NanoParticle
kudos:5

3 edits

2 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

OOOOPS:

Forgot I already posted about myself, but what the hey, here's more (like you really want to be bored to death, huh?):

How DO!

I am signmeuptoo, aka bucky, aka my real name withheld (due to harassment concerns of some DSLR trolls who won't leave me alone).

I am a former Photonics/Semiconductors Industry Junior Engineer/Technologist and grad of the leading LEOT college in the USA. I am disabled due to a health issue but actively working on NOT continuing disabled. I have been getting rehabilitation and have been working towards starting an entire new career in truck driving hopefully, if my body proves it can take it. An attempt on my life years ago put my life in a tail spin.

I crunch both Team Discovery projects and participate with Team Helix too. I am regularly encouraging people in other forums to come join us over here; I don't know if any have joined because of this, but I try. I implore my fellow members to also do this: suggest to others to join when you can, there IS nothing wrong with some moderate "evangelism" for the cause!

I have a passion for physics, optics, science, fishing, music (I have an off center taste in music, loving Fusion and Progressive arts), a former semi-pro guitarist. Cooking is another hobby, and back in the old days I liked to rappel.

I have lived all over the USA and my wife is a Filipina, so all things Pinoy are of interest to me as well. I am a proud daddy (the single most important and treasured part of my life was raising two step daughters and now a son).

My heroes are Dr. W. Edwards Deming, R. Buckminster Fuller, Nikolai Tesla, Abraham Lincoln (who battled with mental illness while struggling to hold a wife and nation together), Larry Coryell (an innovator of Jazz Fusion) and countless other men and women who have proved to have greatness. I will never be such a man, but I like to dream anyways.

My thing of greatest value is LOVE. While it has many forms, LOVE is the glue that keeps the human race from destroying the planet, if we didn't love, we would all be dead by now.

I am VERY worried about global warming and have given up on my political party because of it.

BTW: I used to work at our labs and I can tell you from personal knowledge that our nation's most brilliant scientists are ***ALL*** GRAVELY concerned about the planet, for instance, the polar ice caps will be gone is just a few decades and billions will perish. Sorry to end on that note, but any of you driving planet killers should think about that. Cars are THE greatest polluter of the planet, by FAR.

I lost my mom from cancer and emphysema, and, worse, from progressive depression. I still ache inside over her loss at a way too young age, she inspired me in a number of ways as a boy and I am furious with the tobacco companies who killed her. Yes, she made the choices, but THEY got her hooked and kept her addicated, all the tobacco companies are is "legal" drug pushers, and just like the song says, "god dag the pusherman!"

Edit: I have to mention, like Aggie Dan and some other here, I am an Aggie, oh well, at least a semi Aggie (my techical college used to be an "extension" of A&M's long arm. The reason Aggie jokes are so popular is because Aggies can take a joke as good or better than anyone!

I applaud all my fellow cruchers and folders, may God and The Heavens bless all of you, and your loved ones!
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I don't claim to be a genius. Sure, I used to be one of those dorks, but I lost my IQ, so forgive me my occasional addled mistake! At least I admit to my errors, which are frequent, I am old... God save America!



lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Premium,Mod
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
reply to bbrcat

Bumping for our newest members



SeArChEr63
Searcher
Premium
join:2002-03-29
Dog House MI

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

My name is Rick, 58 I've been around here for quite some time. Charter member at HughesNet, Discovery, Helix. I was gone for a couple years and just returned to DISCO.
Diagnostic Eng. for OnStar, IT coordinator at Engineering group Renaissance Center 400 tower.
Live in SE Michigan, born Key West FL. Fighting Lupus for 25 years.
Lost Mom and Gramma to cancer, Sister to Nephritis, 2 aunts to breast cancer. So I crunch all I can.
Happy to be back here.
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Your Good Deeds Often Do You No Good.



Gooiool
May God bless you.
Premium
join:2006-11-27
Fort Smith, AR
kudos:4

5 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Well I thought I would join do to the fact I have juvenile diabetes. Type 1 and have had it for more than 17 years.
So I guess it's not juvenile anymore ,lol.

I have a few old computers laying around so I got out the hub and router and set one up .

More about me I'm disabled due to fact of diabetes. I have nerve damage in both legs. That why I'm on the keyboard a lot now.
Well glad to be on board .......
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As always thank you Gooiool ©2005.Team Discovery
Please join us in the fight against cancer and juvenile diseases.Project Hope



kfsutops
Premium
join:2002-08-19
Tampa, FL

4 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

My name is Ken. I am 38 (wow did I really say that). Currently employed as a Financial Analyst for a fortune 500 company. Which basically means I am involved with a lot of different stuff.

Originally from the Tampa area in Florida. I served four years in the US Navy from 86-90. Graduate from FSU in 96. Lived in So Florida (Boynton Beach area) for about eight years finally moving back to the Tampa are just over approximately two years ago.

Single with no kids and currently working on my Masters.

I feel like I just completed a singles ad.
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"There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots"



Akasha
OT Queen
Premium
join:2006-08-10
Am I lost?
kudos:2

5 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Hi Team Discovery!
Meet your newest member (as of about a half hour ago!)
I don't even think my spinner is showing up yet!

My name is Laura.

I'm located in Northeastern Ohio. Been here all my life.

I joined Team Discovery because I work for an Otolaryngologist (Ears, Nose and Throat doctor) and I see cancer patients everyday! I also lost my mother-in-law to cancer in 1994. My husbands side of the family has lost several members (Grandmother, Aunt, Uncle) to cancer so anything that I can do to help, I'm gonna do it!
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That's okay. I'm F.I.N.E.!



wings10
I Am Legend
Premium
join:2004-06-09
South Elgin, IL

3 recommendations

Hi all,
Name is Dave. Live in the Midwest. I lost my Mother several years ago. And now a friend of mine has become ill.
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Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.



LadyL
Premium
join:2002-09-18
Lorain, OH
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Well, I'm LadyL here @ DSL, LadyLonnie @ TSC (FINALLY!) but birth name is Ilona...prefer to be called Lonnie.
Born in Germany, came over in '51 (yup, I'm that old ). grew up in San Francisco, been married 2x (divorced once, widowed 8/8/06). Have lived in California and Kodiak, Alaska - hubby was USCoastGuard - Flight Engineer on C-130's and Aviation Metalsmith (AMC/E7 Retired). He decided to retire from the military instead of going for Warrant Officer and a deskjob @the CG Academy, so we moved back to Lorain, Ohio (his hometown) in '77. He retired in '92 from BFGoodrich. In my younger days, I worked for the CoastGuard at 12th District Hdqtrs (SanFran), Navy in San Bruno (Calif), DHEW (that's Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare - don't know what it is called now)(SanFran). Went to Kodiak and worked for the CG again at the Commissary, then transferred to the FAA as a Supply Specialist.
Came back to Lorain, stayed home for 9 years, then went to work for the Gold Circle Dept. store as a Price Change Associate until it closed down. Then worked for Toys'R'Us from '89-95 - did everything except have keys to the store and signin for the $$$ from Brinks! Quit there in '95 and stayed home...got bored to tears and went to work at Kohl's in Avon 11/23/04...still there.
Have 3 children - Erika (40), Kathy (37), and William, Jr.(Bud)(35)...and 9 grandkids - 20g,16b,16b,16b (twin boys ), 14g,13g,12b,9b, and 8b!
My sister (9yrs older than me) died of cancer in Germany - have no idea what form of cancer...she died in '2001. That's the only person that I know of that has had cancer.
I decided to crunch because I have a new computer and it is on all the time anyway.
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Lonnie



Cheese
Premium
join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1

1 edit

1 recommendation

reply to bbrcat

I am Albert, born and raised in Naples, Florida and still here, it's just to beautiful to leave! Oh, and most of family is here!



Tychicus
Children are our most precious resource
Premium
join:2002-01-18
Helena, MT

2 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Howdy all I am male 51 years old and living in my home state of Montana.

My legal name is Lawrence but I have never went by it I go by Lucky in real life. I have a story about the name.

All of my family including both sides called me Lucky. Growing up in Montana in the Gallatin valley we moved to the then tiny town of Bellgrade, and at that point in time there was no kindergarten you just started the first grade.
On my first morning of first grade the lovely old lady by the name of Mrs. Agnes called roll call. But when she came to my name she used Lawrence. ( at that point in time I never knew I had any name but Lucky) so when she figured out that I was the missing link in her roll call she demanded that I answer to Lawrence. I remember thinking this one of those crazy people I had heard about and I refused to answer to "Lawrence" as my name was Lucky, so she grabbed me by the ear and I got to go to the principles office where they called my mom and I will never forget the sound of her laughing over the phone as she informed the principle I had never been called anything but Lucky and had no idea Lawrence was my legal name.

I have recently(as a single parent for a tad over 13 years) finished raising two boys ages 22 as of last week and 20 last Jan.

I too as so many folks here have lost friends and family to cancer over the years and am glad to be able to do anything to help in the fight.

About 8 years ago I used to do the Folding@home at a local tech school and always liked the idea of many small threads making a strong rope.

The most important thing I do is volunteer at local old folks homes and hospitals where I play music. My most accomplished instrument is harmonica and I am a proficient guitar player and I mess around with a mandolin and banjo.

Having grown up in Montana I know a lot of old country stuff but I also enjoy a little of every sort of music but Blues and Jazz are floating at the top along with Bluegrass, Folk, and country.

I am looking at going on the road with a friend of mine within the next year (God willing)and do a traveling fix it repair for old folks, disabled, and the poor along with a music ministry.



maquejp
Premium
join:2001-12-19
BELGIUM

1 recommendation

well well

My first name is Jean-Philippe, married with two children (one girl 30mth and one boy 6mth)
I am employee in IT (Database Administrator and developer)
I live in Belgium (Europe)
I am around since 2001 with a break but I am back I use BOINC on several project (Seti, roseta, einstein, wcg, climate...)
I use to TSC but not for the moment (they should open to boinc it will be great for me)

that's it 8D
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Have fun, stay safe, crunch well!



Khaos
-K-OS-
Premium
join:2007-03-12
West Palm Beach, FL

1 recommendation

Hello all,my name is Khaos.I am 31 yrs.old.I reside in WPB,FL.I have been crunching off and on for a couple of years now.I have a total of 4 boxes,2 windows XP home and 2 Ubuntu Fiesty boxes.I am also an active member of Team Helix and Team Starfire here at BBR.My employer is so Comcastic!!


SGR
Premium
join:2003-05-19
Lutherville Timonium, MD

1 recommendation

reply to bbrcat

I'm Stephen, I'm 24 and am a student majoring in Computer Science.

My sister died of cancer when I was six and I'm doing this in memory of her and in hopes of finding a cure for cancer so others don't have to go through what my family already has.

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technovert
Premium
join:2007-06-14
Canada

2 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Re: [New Members] Introductions

I am Steve, I am 20 years old, I am currently studying Occupational Health and Safety through the University of New Brunswick, College of Extended learning. My mother is a Thyroid cancer survivor, and has now been cancer free for about 8 years.

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lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Premium,Mod
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
reply to bbrcat

Re: [New Members] Introductions

Bump for our newest members



royphil345
Premium
join:2004-12-10
Lakewood, OH
kudos:3

3 recommendations

Hi,

Yes... My name is Roy. I love BBR. Found this club while surfing around the site. I chose this club because it rocks. How could you go wrong? I've just gone from feeling guilty about leaving my desktop on all the time to being proud of it... LOL Hope we help some people!!!



vukodlak75
Nisam Ti Dude
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-27
Willoughby, OH

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Hello all.

My name is Mladen and I live in Shaker Heights, OH. I am 32 years old and make a living as a CNC Machinist. I joined because I wanted to doing something worthwile with my pc.
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Never living, always surviving.



cwy1980
Premium
join:2004-08-10
Monmouth Junction, NJ

4 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Somehow I have managed to not reply to this thread since joining

Anyways, hi y'all...my real name is Chris...I am 26 years old. I live in New Jersey now but was born in Colorado. I have lived up and down the east coast over the past 7 years due to moving duty stations a few times. As my avatar picture suggests, I used to be in the Navy and served aboard submarines. Now though I am a clinical engineer for Beckman Coulter. I use cwy1980 as a handle just about every website I am a part of...less confusing that way for me

I have been crunching off and on for TD for...well quite a while going back to late 2004/early 2005 when we were still crunching for UD...due to military commitments/injury sustained in the military there were times when my crunchers were offline because I was gone on an extended absence...

But now I am out of the Navy after six years with injuries somewhat healed and crunching more than ever!

I have many reasons for crunching for a cure to Cancer (and with the WCG project I can crunch alternately for another personal passion for cures for HIV as well! )...I have lost a few close friends and family to the ravages of cancer. It is such a devastating disease to not only the mind but the body...as well as mentally devastating to friends and family. This is something that at least in doing and being a part of I can have hope that with a collective effort like this we will find a cure.



wanabegeek
1917-1987
Premium
join:2007-06-11
Phoenix, AZ
kudos:8

1 edit

4 recommendations

Hi Everyone, I'm Sally, 55 yrs young, born, raised and still in Atlanta. Travel all over the great USA for my company. Previously in the clinical setting of health care now employed with a great company dedicated to specialized radiology equipment.
My Father died 20 years ago of lung cancer, my Mom is a breast cancer survivor. I have lost many family members and friends to cancer. Other passions of mine are cures for HIV, HCV as well as educational information to create a positive environment so those affected are treated with compassion.
You will never know how honored I am to be involved with such a terrific team working for the cure!


tmbeem

join:2001-06-14
Las Vegas, NV

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

Hi Everyone!

My nick is tmbeem, and my name is Tom. I'm 37, live in Las Vegas, NV and have Spina Bifida. I'm crunching in the name of my two Uncles. One who died of brain cancer and one who died of cancer of the lymph nodes. I'm a brand new member.


bronc0fan
Boogie
Premium
join:2002-02-26
Colorado Springs, CO

3 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

My name is Bob and I'm rejoining Team Discovery. I used to be a member with my old BBR name FatTireMan (using UD). Three of my grandparents died of cancer which is motivating me to rejoin.
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"Long live rock, be it dead or alive" --The Who. Americans are getting stronger. 20 years ago, it took 2 people to carry $10 worth of groceries; now a 5 year old can do it.



Michieru2
zzz zzz zzz
Premium
join:2005-01-28
Miami, FL

4 recommendations

reply to bbrcat

I am Michieru, (japanese for Michael) I am 18 y/o and a U.S Marine. I come from El Portal, FL and have been crunching since 07/22/07. Reasons for joining are private.
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Duct tape, saving lives since 1942.

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lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
Premium,Mod
join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57

Re: [New Members] Introductions

^^^bump for our newer members^^