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Message 1040897 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 2:04:39 UTC

I was about ready to stop Seti crunching and move on to more reliable BOINC projects but this drive made me feel that things can and will get better. So I figured I might as well donate something to help it along. Not much but hopefully it helps.

Thank you for your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 10/10/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $25.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1040924 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 2:52:57 UTC - in response to Message 1040880.

Not sure if this zero-cost solution has been considered before ...

It seems clear that many Teams are associated with commercial interests.

Many commercial interests are simply testbeds and are given hardware for evaluation.

Ergo there must be much "stuff" out there that is:-

a) free
b) cutting-edge
c) hardly used
d) discarded after the next magazine issue etc, etc

Put another way ... heads-up to reality to prevent people spending money unnecessarily.

Ray
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Message 1040929 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 3:22:17 UTC

I donated the other evening (Friday?) while the thread was locked, so don't have my confirmation number now, but there's $10 coming.
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Message 1040941 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 4:15:12 UTC - in response to Message 1040929.

I donated the other evening (Friday?) while the thread was locked, so don't have my confirmation number now, but there's $10 coming.

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Message 1040963 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 5:28:43 UTC - in response to Message 1040924.

Not sure if this zero-cost solution has been considered before ...

It seems clear that many Teams are associated with commercial interests.

Many commercial interests are simply testbeds and are given hardware for evaluation.

Ergo there must be much "stuff" out there that is:-

a) free
b) cutting-edge
c) hardly used
d) discarded after the next magazine issue etc, etc

Put another way ... heads-up to reality to prevent people spending money unnecessarily.

Ray
(Just trying to put things into perpective.)


The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.

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Message 1040985 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 8:27:09 UTC

Need to get the green star back ;) so from me and 'she who must be obeyed', here's:

SETI@home - $2,175.00

Your confirmation number is:
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(by my calculations should take us to at least $10000 in this drive)

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Message 1041009 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 10:25:09 UTC - in response to Message 1040985.
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Woah!

Your green Star must be of Jade or Emerald. :D

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Message 1041018 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 11:21:35 UTC
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Getting a certificate error now on the donate link...

There is a problem with this website's security certificate.

The security certificate presented by this website has expired or is not yet valid.

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Message 1041020 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 11:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 1041018.
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I can't confirm this. No Problems here with the Donation Page.

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I have to accept a new Certificate.
Maybe your Browser have stored an old one?

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Message 1041025 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 11:39:59 UTC

On a different PC now, still get same error after clicking on the:

Click here to make an online credit card or VISA check card donation

link (with the really big text).

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Message 1041027 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 11:48:19 UTC - in response to Message 1041025.

On a different PC now, still get same error after clicking on the:

Click here to make an online credit card or VISA check card donation

link (with the really big text).



The other day I was able to donate with no problem, I just clicked on the link to test it and a security warning popped up. So something must have happend.
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Message 1041030 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 12:08:06 UTC

On a different PC now, still get same error after clicking on the:

Click here to make an online credit card or VISA check card donation

link (with the really big text).



The other day I was able to donate with no problem, I just clicked on the link to test it and a security warning popped up. So something must have happend.


The technical details indicate that "The certificate expired on 10/11/2010 02:59 AM." (today). Probably the staff of berkeley.edu has not renewed the certificate in time. Call them, better to fix this issue for many people not agreeing to use "Add Exception" button.
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Message 1041032 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 12:17:20 UTC

Not to be outdone by -ShEm- i've added a bit more to my previous donation...

Thank you for your gift of $675.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $675.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1041033 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 12:17:55 UTC - in response to Message 1041030.

Yup, the VeriSign Certificate was valid from 10/10/2008 02:00:00 to 10/11/2010 01:59:59 - says the Certificate Info.

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Message 1041034 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 12:19:15 UTC

Before everyone emails the admins on this certificate expiration, I've already done so.
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Message 1041051 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 13:01:29 UTC

Whoa,
A battle of the big guns. Thank you MarkJ and ShEm for your very generous donations. Things like that are really great to wake up to. Also thanks to all the rest who have donated what they could to make this work. :-)
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Message 1041098 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 14:44:59 UTC

The Silence here is almost unbearable and unfamiliar. :D

Thank you for your gift of $27.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $27.00

Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1041141 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 16:17:29 UTC - in response to Message 1041107.

Thanks to so many of you here, this was another truly amazing display of support for Seti this weekend.
Much appreciation is due to all contributors, both large and small.
You have all done the kittyman proud.

Woof!
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Message 1041149 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 16:29:18 UTC - in response to Message 1041098.
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The Silence here is almost unbearable and unfamiliar. :D

For some of us here in the States, it's a Holiday (Columbus Day/Discoverer's Day). Many of us have the day off work, so we sleep late.
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