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Message 1034398 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 8:47:44 UTC - in response to Message 1034396.

Speaking of money won, maybe if I start hitting up the blackjack tables again, I can manage some better donations, or maybe I'll be needing donations...
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Message 1034400 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 8:49:58 UTC - in response to Message 1034393.


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I must admit, the generosity shown on this current fund drive is really surprising me.


Well, your first Donation Race had a very high Limit. Only a few People could/wanted to follow you.

Your second try is more Money Bag friendly. ;-)

Helli

Well, Helli.....
At the time of the first drive, my goal was high, my patience was short, and I was so anxious to make this new server happen that perhaps I put some folks off with both my methods and my demeanor. I perhaps should have taken a more relaxed approach, although there were enough big hitters that came through to make it happen.

But the reality is that supporting Seti is not a one-shot deal, and I have tried to make the other users here see that it's not just the big shots that count......

I would LOVE to see a thousand posts in this thread offering a ten-spot. That would outshadow any single gift made so far.

I hope those of you reading this thread and wondering if it is worth the effort to donate just $10.00.........will take my assurance that it is.
Just as all of us together have amassed an amazing amount of computing power, by our collective efforts, we can show our monetary support of the project as well. Ya don't have to have a big bank account.......just take the time to donate what little feel you can spare to support the project ya luv.
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Message 1034401 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 8:51:02 UTC - in response to Message 1034398.

Speaking of money won, maybe if I start hitting up the blackjack tables again, I can manage some better donations, or maybe I'll be needing donations...

Sorry, Blake......the Seti server fund is a one way road....no withdrawals allowed...LOL.

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Message 1034402 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 8:54:03 UTC - in response to Message 1034400.
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I hope those of you reading this thread and wondering if it is worth the effort to donate just $10.00.........will take my assurance that it is.
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Well said. :-)
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Message 1034414 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 9:44:55 UTC

Binned the Amex and tried Visa - et voila:


Thank you for your gift of $75.00 via Visa on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $75.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Earmarked for new science database server.
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Message 1034417 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 9:49:56 UTC - in response to Message 1034414.

Binned the Amex and tried Visa - et voila:


Thank you for your gift of $75.00 via Visa on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $75.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Earmarked for new science database server.

Excellent, Sir, just excellent.

I am hoping that Uli will do me the favor of updating the tally tomorrow.


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Message 1034423 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 9:57:46 UTC
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Now let's play a little baseball........

Now........I am looking for a few good $10.00 men......
Step up to the plate boyz.

The deal is this........
I've had a few and I'm gonna put the kitties' kibble bowl on the line one last time in this drive.

If I get 20 $10.00 donors between now and when I wake up in the morning.........
The kitties will match it.

Yup......20 $10.00 donations...(that's $200.00US)....and I will make one last donation of $200.00 from the kibble bowl.

I doubt that you folks can do this, but I am laying the gauntlet on the table.

This has to be from individual donors. Not somebody dicing up the pie and making multiple donations.

And it's already 5AM here, so you better be quick about it.
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Message 1034432 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 11:07:56 UTC

There you go.

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Message 1034434 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 11:15:01 UTC - in response to Message 1034432.

There you go.

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
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The kittyman luvs %10.00 donations......but y'all got 19 more to go before my morning.
Thank you Iguana.
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Message 1034448 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 12:07:37 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Visa on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1034449 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 12:11:49 UTC

I will still try and contribute to the warranty next month, but for now...

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1034476 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 14:15:48 UTC
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Those who are the chosen ones who have stepped forth.......
And it is NOT a matter of how far you have stepped. Only that you have.

My friends............

We have done some great things here. You have followed in the footsteps of the greatest kitties of all time.

I can remember no other donation pledge where so many came forth offering so much of what they had.

You honor me. You honor the memory of Oscar........who was only 7-1/2 years old when taken from Lori and I......
You have honored your chosen project.

You have done well, my friends. You have done well.

I...see... You.

If you have seen Avatar, you know what I mean. It means something between 'hi' and 'I love you'.....it means we are one.
It means we have somehow been apart and wish it never to be so again.

You have all been so wonderful. May it always be so.

I see YOU. I cry now.
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Message 1034500 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 15:33:56 UTC
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Awww... go on then
But I think the kitty's ribs will be starting to show, so I'll opt out of that offer.

Thank you for your gift of $150.00 via American Express on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $150.00

Your confirmation number is:
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(Long time lurker sticks head above parapet)

edit - it's obviously gone through, but no email as yet?
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Message 1034501 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 15:42:46 UTC - in response to Message 1034500.

Awww... go on then
But I think the kitty's ribs will be starting to show, so I'll opt out of that offer.

Thank you for your gift of $150.00 via American Express on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $150.00

Your confirmation number is:
63020

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edit - it's obviously gone through, but no email as yet?


Hey, another magnet :P
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Message 1034512 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 16:13:10 UTC - in response to Message 1034500.

Slightly off-topic

edit - it's obviously gone through, but no email as yet?


Well, I found the email in the spambox. Seems the berkley mail server has an invalid HELO (if I'm reading the log correctly).
Anyone I can send the headers/log to for investigation?
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Message 1034518 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 16:37:01 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1034521 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 16:48:20 UTC

Dear Jeff Bakle,

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Seti Team, thank you for all your hard work and service. I am certain this gift will be used to help the team do even better going forward!


Jeff

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Message 1034524 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 17:33:45 UTC - in response to Message 1034521.
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Hello!

Just wanted to pop in and show my support for the project!

Thank you for your gift to the SETI@home.

We received your gift of $300.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $300.00

Your confirmation number is 63025.

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Message 1034531 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 17:52:12 UTC - in response to Message 1034449.


Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 09/19/2010.
You gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $10.00

Your confirmation number is:
63027
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Message 1034536 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 17:58:51 UTC
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That's $560.00, Thanks to: Magnet, Geek@Play, Jeff Bakle, Orioneti and Robert Ribbeck for the donations to Seti.
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