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Message 499937 - Posted: 9 Jan 2007, 9:17:08 UTC

Morning Everyone

As Kate is back in the Hospital I am sacrificing more sleep time.

Eric's Response to Why I cannot Donate Technical

Many have wondered why I have said things, there was no word from Eric or anyone at Seti. Well I was told things that were in confidence and went to work on Donations. Many ignore me as I keep posting the "same Cr@p about Donations." Sorry, but I have invested a lot of Time, Computer Time, Effort and Helping others with Seti. It is something that I believe in.

Many of you are buying New Computers so that you can do More Faster and Beat Out the other Person. Seti has had the most stable and consistent source of credit/hour. However, with the Thousands that you are spending on new computers and then can not find a reason for a small Donation. It makes No Sense!

At this point "You Need" go take a few minutes to read... Then decide, if You have the means to do something positive and then turn your head it is then on YOU!... Otherwise, I can recommend a couple of BOINC Projects that will also lower Your/Your Teams RAC... Many projects post items to make the "User Feel Good," whether it actually means anything is impossible to tell... One thing that is always stated is OUR DATABASE is Continuing to Grow! They keep Creating More work for You to do... Have they Solved Cancer or many of the other Diseases? They keep trying, they post "Eye Candy" and have money and resources to do good Public Relations. As I looked at many BOINC Projects impossible for me to tell about the true progress, it was ALL Public Relations...

At this point I feel that Seti the Founder of BOINC is the most honest. We know what is preventing progress...

If you do not have the means to help right, Seti Understands...

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Message 500714 - Posted: 11 Jan 2007, 0:57:55 UTC

Evening Everyone

[10 Jan 2007 21:44:48 UTC] the Current Totals since the fund drive started are $106629.92 19.8% of the Goal The interesting part is that at least one individual donated $10,000.00 Today 16 people have given $18939.00 including a 10,000 donation. Helping to get the word out to the roughly 190000 Seti Users is important...

I know that everyone would like to see more information, Tuesday I was fortunate enough to have Coffee with Eric in Seattle (Eric was attending a convention up here). As he is flying out of the Cold (up here) should be back to California this evening. Over the next couple of days you should be seeing some information about MultiBeam and plans for the migration to Seti Main.

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Message 504738 - Posted: 18 Jan 2007, 2:53:17 UTC
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Evening Everyone

[18 Jan 2007 2:20:01 UTC] during the last few days the Total has grown to $108685.92 or 20.2% of the goal. Currently Eric and Matt are fighting to get a replacement server for kryten which is causing issues with uploads/downloads and result validation. What is need is a dual opteron with at least 8gig of RAM...

Your consideration for a donation would be appreciated...

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Message 507847 - Posted: 24 Jan 2007, 2:39:17 UTC

As a result of many Users providing feedback about communications, a new feature has been added to the Seti Forums. This would allow the Seti Staff to post in a common place and make it easier to look at feedback from many of the Users.

So in part you have to Blame "Me" rather than "Misfit" and when I discussed it with Eric it sounded like a good idea. It opens many Positive Possibilities!

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While some might say that with other things that should be more important why take time to create something new. I have to say it was not programmed by a member of the Seti Staff, it was completed by Rytis as part of the BOINC Project. He completed this in and around "Finals." So with it's success or failure, it may be implemented in many of the BOINC Projects. Time will tell.

I want to Thank the Many Users that have taken the time to provide feedback and information, it does get to Seti!

Pappa Tips his Hat to Rytis and the BOINC Crew!

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Message 508738 - Posted: 26 Jan 2007, 1:48:28 UTC

Evening Everyone

As of [26 Jan 2007 1:14:42 UTC] $109570.92 or 20.3% of the goal. I do have to note that over the last couple of days there have been no Donations. A reminder that Operations (including Internet Connectivity) cost roughly $630+/day. So beside Server Issues just keeping the door open is Important. That would buy time to find other resources if they can be found.

Many people have asked about what is happening in the background one of the most informative posts was done by Matt in the Blog's So where's the science..?.
or in Kevin's Blog The Outsider's Inside View

So once again, we all need to look to see what each of "us" can do, that is all we can ask.

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Message 513895 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 5:10:24 UTC




http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php

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Message 513907 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 5:20:38 UTC - in response to Message 513895.

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You deserve the stealing of Thunder what I was just posting was

As of [6 Feb 2007 4:54:55 UTC] $162501.92 or 30.2% of the goal! It shows that everyone helping and spreading the word can make a difference... We are almost 1/3rd of the way there...

Thank You for your continued support...

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http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php

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Message 514222 - Posted: 6 Feb 2007, 21:24:08 UTC - in response to Message 513895.
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http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php

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A huge thank you to all who have donated.






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Message 515491 - Posted: 10 Feb 2007, 0:22:47 UTC

As of [9 Feb 2007 23:49:04 UTC] $163069.92 or 30.2% of the Goal has been Raised. As You can see that is almost 1/3rd of the Goal in a little over 2 months. Simon has completed the Seti PayPal Gateway that allows those previously wishing for it the chance to help. If you enter your Account Number (found towards the bottom of your account page) You can also have a green star... If you desire to make unvisible you can turn it off also from the account page.

Team Founders/Captains Please take time to let your Team Members Know. Team Members you might need to let You Team Founder/Captains know that the PayPal Gateway is ready.

With replacement hardware needed for kryten, klaatu and koloth every bit helps. There is a need for cash that can Help move the servers slightly ahead. When MultiBeam hits Seti main here in the next few weeks what is "bad now" will be "worse" without help...

Thank You for You Help and Consideration

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* Eric has Complete Access to the Account.
* What goes into the account comes to Seti.



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Message 516098 - Posted: 11 Feb 2007, 6:15:35 UTC - in response to Message 515491.

Simon has completed the Seti PayPal Gateway that allows those previously wishing for it the chance to help.

So it's the right time to correct the Paypal notes on the main SETI@home Donation page accordingly.

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Message 516209 - Posted: 11 Feb 2007, 14:49:11 UTC - in response to Message 516098.

Simon has completed the Seti PayPal Gateway that allows those previously wishing for it the chance to help.

So it's the right time to correct the Paypal notes on the main SETI@home Donation page accordingly. Peter


I sent an email to the address at the bottom of the page requesting an update. I hope it works.

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Message 520264 - Posted: 20 Feb 2007, 4:47:25 UTC

I want to extend My Personal Thank You, to Everyone that has found some way to find a few dollars to Help Seti Survive. When You Can it is Still Needed!

As of [20 Feb 2007 4:02:52 UTC] $164493.13 has been raised or 30.6% We have seen vaious pieces of hardware show up and Seti and a few items still outstanding. I will update what Information I have in the next couple of days.

There are several ways to Help a Donation or via PayPal or Donate Hardware II

One thing that is still needed for the kryten replacment is 6-8 Sata II drives

I have some things that are keeping me very occupied. So if anyone would love to Wrestle a Dragon or Two, you are welcome to Ask. No these are no the Standard Dragons...

In the mean time, "we" can only be patient as Eric, Matt and Crew are working on issues that affect not only Seti, Einstein and all BOINC Projects

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Message 520890 - Posted: 21 Feb 2007, 11:50:43 UTC

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Message 521351 - Posted: 22 Feb 2007, 2:29:36 UTC - in response to Message 520890.

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I apologize for the delay, I have more things going than I can handle. I need to go look at Dell's web site to see where we might get a toe in the door...

Currently, I keep getting stonewalled at AMD... I am running out of 1-800 numbers to call...

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http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=37887


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Message 521866 - Posted: 23 Feb 2007, 0:22:54 UTC

Okay Folks the two cases that were thought they could be used are not suitable for the new motherboard... So we have the System Board, (2) 2.8Ghz Xeons The RAM to make it sign Drives for the OS, Fiber channel cards for the storage array and no Case...

The Best Deal I can find has been posted in Donate Hardware II

Please go take a look to see if You can Help!

For those that have Donated Parts, Thank You!

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Message 522677 - Posted: 24 Feb 2007, 14:17:49 UTC - in response to Message 521866.

Pappa: what do you need from Dell? I've got contacts in all levels over there.

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Message 522701 - Posted: 24 Feb 2007, 16:00:42 UTC - in response to Message 522677.

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email me al.setiboinc (at) gmail.com replace the (at) with the @ symbol... we will make arrangements to discuss what is needed...


Pappa: what do you need from Dell? I've got contacts in all levels over there.


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Message 523664 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 15:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 516098.

Simon has completed the Seti PayPal Gateway that allows those previously wishing for it the chance to help.

So it's the right time to correct the Paypal notes on the main SETI@home Donation page accordingly.

It's confirmed there :-)

PayPal users: We now have a team working with us to accept PayPal donations. You can donate by going here. PayPal does take a small percentage, so if you can donate directly, we get more of your donation. But if PayPal is the only way you can donate, by all means use it. There may be a delay of up to a week between when the donation occurs and when the star appears next to your name on the web pages.


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Message 523698 - Posted: 26 Feb 2007, 18:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 523664.

Simon has completed the Seti PayPal Gateway that allows those previously wishing for it the chance to help.

So it's the right time to correct the Paypal notes on the main SETI@home Donation page accordingly.

It's confirmed there :-)

PayPal users: We now have a team working with us to accept PayPal donations. You can donate by going here. PayPal does take a small percentage, so if you can donate directly, we get more of your donation. But if PayPal is the only way you can donate, by all means use it. There may be a delay of up to a week between when the donation occurs and when the star appears next to your name on the web pages.


Peter


eh - you still 'ave it set-up so that one can NOT 'ave the STAR showin'? right?


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Message 523895 - Posted: 27 Feb 2007, 1:12:11 UTC - in response to Message 523698.

eh - you still 'ave it set-up so that one can NOT 'ave the STAR showin'? right?

Sorry, Richard, if you asked me, I do not understand your question.

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