S@H Tax Time Donation Challenge!

Message boards : Number crunching : S@H Tax Time Donation Challenge!
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

1 · 2 · Next

AuthorMessage
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8896
Credit: 11,761,888
RAC: 1,943
United States
Message 880974 - Posted: 31 Mar 2009, 12:04:08 UTC
Last modified: 1 Apr 2009, 18:38:15 UTC

Hello friends...

Well it's that time again. For those in the US, Uncle Sam has come a calling but hopefully gave you a bit back this year!

Seti@Home needs help. We've all been way too aware of the recent server issues and the need for upgraded hardware and even a new staff person who help keep a foot applied to said servers.

If you choose not to participate that is entirely your choice.

For our friends not in the US, hopefully your situation will allow you to participate.

Any non-challenge posts or flames will be hidden or moved.

Please post details (amount) of your donation here for tracking purposes (if you are comfortable with it).

This challenge will last from now until April 18th (a few days after Tax Day Deadline for the late filers). At that time we'll look at totals and have a grand announcement!

Any questions on donations can usually be answered by checking out the Seti Donation Page

So how generous was Uncle Sam to you?? SHOW US!!! GIVE A LITTLE TO SETI! LET'S SHOW ERIC AND THE STAFF A LITTLE TAX-TIME LOVIN!!!

$25 from me-are you willing to beat that?

(Will unsticky for now but may sticky if response is slow)


ID: 880974 · Report as offensive
Profile Bob Mahoney Design
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 4 Apr 04
Posts: 178
Credit: 9,205,632
RAC: 0
United States
Message 881296 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 15:03:29 UTC
Last modified: 1 Apr 2009, 15:45:36 UTC

I pledge $1,000.

Come on everybody, let's get this going!

The SETI@home Project is more fun when it is working. Let's all chip in and get it working.

If you think about it, there are lots of good reasons to give...

Have you learned about computers from your experience with S@H?

Have you made friends in the forums?

Have you ever described your experience here to family or friends?

Have you received FREE software upgrades from S@H and BOINC and Lunatics, etc.?

Have you received FREE help of an intelligent nature from super-experts here?

Have moderators tolerated my (I mean, your) newbie mistakes in the forums?

Have you heard SETI@home mentioned in a movie, a lecture, a joke, a magazine, a newspaper, a conversation, or on a screensaver? You are part of this!

Now you can say "I do scientific analysis on data from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico."

Where else do you rub elbows with honest-to-gosh Research Scientist Eggheads who need your help to make the project a success?

Have you felt joy when S@H does well, or maybe sadness when S@H breaks? (You are emotionally involved - how nice in this lonely world.)

Are you a joiner? No? Neither are most of us here. Somehow, SETI@home has brought us together from all over the freaking world.

Well, if you've ever spent money on anything because of your interest in computers (and I know you have), isn't The SETI@home project one of the more interesting aspects of your computer curiosity? Won't you remember this experience 20 years from now?

Isn't that worth at least $25?
ID: 881296 · Report as offensive
Profile ccappel
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 27 Jan 00
Posts: 362
Credit: 1,516,412
RAC: 0
United States
Message 881309 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 16:02:58 UTC

So I assume the "tax time" challenge idea is to use your tax refunds (or portion thereof) to donate to SETI? Since I owe over $1500 I think it may be a bit rough for me. :)

Plus I gave over $100 a month ago.
"Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think."

"I never get into an argument that I cannot win."
ID: 881309 · Report as offensive
Profile Paul D Harris
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 1 Dec 99
Posts: 1122
Credit: 33,600,005
RAC: 0
United States
Message 881329 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 16:57:50 UTC

I gave at the office already.
ID: 881329 · Report as offensive
Profile yank Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Aug 99
Posts: 521
Credit: 21,813,439
RAC: 9,473
United States
Message 881334 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 17:08:24 UTC

Donation on its' way.
http://boinc.mundayweb.com/teamStats.php?userID=14824
ID: 881334 · Report as offensive
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8896
Credit: 11,761,888
RAC: 1,943
United States
Message 881374 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 19:16:50 UTC

Thank you, Bob!! I am in awe of and greatly appreciate your generosity!


ID: 881374 · Report as offensive
Profile yank Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Aug 99
Posts: 521
Credit: 21,813,439
RAC: 9,473
United States
Message 881406 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 20:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 881334.  

Donation on its' way.


$50.00

http://boinc.mundayweb.com/teamStats.php?userID=14824
ID: 881406 · Report as offensive
Profile Scott Amerland (N5ZOW)
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 12
Credit: 1,265,645
RAC: 0
United States
Message 881410 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 21:02:53 UTC

I am very sorry to say I cannot donate at this time as much as I would like to. I am lucky to keep my electricity on at the moment. I wish I could donate programming time to the cause. At least if I run out of units my electric bill will decrease. If situation improves I will send some bucks your way.
ID: 881410 · Report as offensive
Profile Johnney Guinness
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 11 Sep 06
Posts: 3093
Credit: 2,652,287
RAC: 0
Ireland
Message 881426 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 21:46:06 UTC
Last modified: 1 Apr 2009, 21:46:20 UTC

$30 donated. Times are tuff.

John.
ID: 881426 · Report as offensive
Profile rat1963

Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 5
Credit: 50,557,013
RAC: 0
United States
Message 881455 - Posted: 1 Apr 2009, 23:11:01 UTC

Times are Tough
Life is Hard
Here's your damn Birthday Card.

Er, I mean donation. Gave a $100, wish it was more. Love SETI and have been running it since April 3, 1999. Thanks for all your hard work at SETI.


ID: 881455 · Report as offensive
Rob

Send message
Joined: 4 Sep 07
Posts: 57
Credit: 2,444,762
RAC: 0
Canada
Message 881511 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 2:56:20 UTC - in response to Message 881455.  
Last modified: 2 Apr 2009, 3:11:39 UTC

A small donation from the "great white north". $100.00 USD..eh

Cheers
ID: 881511 · Report as offensive
Profile the silver surfer
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Feb 01
Posts: 131
Credit: 3,737,859
RAC: 0
Austria
Message 881775 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 19:57:22 UTC

30 USD from overseas ( Austria )

And Thanks to all involved for keeping SETI alive !

Kurt

ID: 881775 · Report as offensive
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8896
Credit: 11,761,888
RAC: 1,943
United States
Message 881787 - Posted: 2 Apr 2009, 21:05:11 UTC

Add $25 in an anonymous donation I was just made aware of...


ID: 881787 · Report as offensive
Profile FalconFly
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Oct 99
Posts: 394
Credit: 18,053,892
RAC: 0
Germany
Message 882752 - Posted: 6 Apr 2009, 14:52:48 UTC
Last modified: 6 Apr 2009, 14:53:24 UTC

Your confirmation number is: 45461


May I join the Challenge?
ID: 882752 · Report as offensive
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8896
Credit: 11,761,888
RAC: 1,943
United States
Message 882773 - Posted: 6 Apr 2009, 16:44:31 UTC - in response to Message 882752.  

Your confirmation number is: 45461


May I join the Challenge?


Absolutely Falcon- CLICK HERE for Donation Methods.


ID: 882773 · Report as offensive
Profile MarymommyP

Send message
Joined: 28 Sep 07
Posts: 2
Credit: 247,708
RAC: 351
United States
Message 882928 - Posted: 6 Apr 2009, 23:48:22 UTC
Last modified: 6 Apr 2009, 23:48:52 UTC

Hey Blurf:
Small donation of $20, hey but every little bit counts right.
Go team SETI.USA
ID: 882928 · Report as offensive
Profile dcappello
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 261
Credit: 170,969,320
RAC: 0
United States
Message 882995 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 4:53:15 UTC

I am in! Check is in the mail
ID: 882995 · Report as offensive
Profile FalconFly
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 5 Oct 99
Posts: 394
Credit: 18,053,892
RAC: 0
Germany
Message 883122 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 16:27:37 UTC - in response to Message 882773.  

Your confirmation number is: 45461


May I join the Challenge?


Absolutely Falcon- CLICK HERE for Donation Methods.


Already did, hence the confirmation number *g*

(odd amount of $472.23 were sent on the way)
ID: 883122 · Report as offensive
Profile Blurf
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 2 Sep 06
Posts: 8896
Credit: 11,761,888
RAC: 1,943
United States
Message 883137 - Posted: 7 Apr 2009, 21:22:45 UTC

Thank you very much Falcon and MarymommyP


ID: 883137 · Report as offensive
Josef W. Segur
Volunteer developer
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 30 Oct 99
Posts: 4504
Credit: 1,414,761
RAC: 0
United States
Message 883894 - Posted: 10 Apr 2009, 7:34:52 UTC

The budget for this year was supposed to be $548,200 and there are 52 weeks in a year. That's over $10000 per week.

Although those who read and post here are few and cannot be expected to supply the whole amount for the year, I think we ought to be able to at least do a week's worth while a donation drive is active.

It is just after midnight the morning of April 10 in Berkeley. I've just put in a $5000.00 donation, can the rest of you match it before the end of April 17?
                                                               Joe
ID: 883894 · Report as offensive
1 · 2 · Next

Message boards : Number crunching : S@H Tax Time Donation Challenge!


 
©2018 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.