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Message 1023153 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:25:07 UTC

Here is the offer..........

If I can confirm 4 other offers of $1000.00 each in the nest hour, I will kick in the final $1000.00 to buy the new server for the Seti closet.

That would be $5000.00......should buy a nice piece of hardware.

Offer expires one hour from now...........

Let's see who can pick up the gauntlet and cut the whining.
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Message 1023161 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:40:14 UTC - in response to Message 1023153.

OK. I got a dividend payment of £700 into my bank today - that's near enough, and I'll round it either way to match your $1,000

One confirmed, three to go.

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Message 1023162 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:45:50 UTC

Wow - you all are amazing!
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Message 1023163 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:49:05 UTC - in response to Message 1023162.
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Wow - you all are amazing!

45 minute or so remaining on the offer.

This is no BS
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Message 1023166 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:53:04 UTC - in response to Message 1023162.

Wow - you all are amazing!

Just think of it as a birthday present - happy to mark the occasion somehow.

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Message 1023167 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:54:47 UTC - in response to Message 1023166.

Wow - you all are amazing!

Just think of it as a birthday present - happy to mark the occasion somehow.

Ok......that's 2 of us........need 3 more.
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Message 1023168 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:55:10 UTC

I'm in on the $1000.

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Message 1023170 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:56:32 UTC - in response to Message 1023168.

I'm in on the $1000.


2 more........
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Message 1023171 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 18:58:57 UTC

I can drop a check in the right hands on august 28th.

1K USD.
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Message 1023172 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:01:48 UTC

Here are some details on why we are shopping for a new server. Currently, our SAH science database runs on a Sun x4500. While rock solid and trouble free, the max 16GB of real memory is a painful bottleneck in our back end processing (even during the outage days). The ntpckr and rfi filter are very memory intensive. We still need to nail down just how much memory we will need.
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Message 1023174 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:06:18 UTC

Aargh...read it too late! :-(

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Message 1023175 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:06:48 UTC

Never mind, my green star was due for renewal anyway, and I was waiting for that divi.

Thank you for your gift of $1000.00 for the SETI@home via Visa on 08/06/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62466

Anyone else still in?

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Message 1023180 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:13:01 UTC

I'll restart the offer..........

4 more Seti donors with $1000.00 each.
And I will kick in $1000.00 more in kibble.

No F'ing with my thread, please.

I will not make the offer again.

Can I get a second?
You get this fine Seti coffee mug, once kissed by Eric himself..........

Of course, if he has not, I will ensure personally that he kisses it with his very lips....LOL.
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Message 1023182 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:14:35 UTC

Yupp, count on me!

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Message 1023183 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:15:27 UTC - in response to Message 1023180.

I'll restart the offer..........

4 more Seti donors with $1000.00 each.
And I will kick in $1000.00 more in kibble.

No F'ing with my thread, please.

I will not make the offer again.

Can I get a second?
You get this fine Seti coffee mug, once kissed by Eric himself..........

Of course, if he has not, I will ensure personally that he kisses it with his very lips....LOL.


I made my promise in the other thread, I will not do conditions. My pledge is still there, earmark for the server hardware.
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Message 1023184 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:16:46 UTC

OK.....that's $3000.00.....need 2 more
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Message 1023186 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:19:08 UTC - in response to Message 1023175.

Never mind, my green star was due for renewal anyway, and I was waiting for that divi.

Thank you for your gift of $1000.00 for the SETI@home via Visa on 08/06/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62466

Anyone else still in?

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Dear Josef Segur,

Thank you for your gift of $1000.00 for the SETI@home via Mastercard on 08/06/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62467
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Message 1023188 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:21:29 UTC

Joe just kicked in......one more.
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Message 1023189 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:26:10 UTC

Dear John Hansen,

Thank you for your gift of $1000.00 for the SETI@home via Visa on 08/06/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62468

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Message 1023190 - Posted: 6 Aug 2010, 19:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 1023188.
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Did you count Richard and JohnDK ?

Wish I could help but I'm one of the unwashed 1000 with $4.00 in my pocket! :-(
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