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Message 1045638 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 13:50:43 UTC

Hey, have you ever thought of using flattr.com for donations for SETI@home? I think a lot of internet people are used to use flattr to donate / pay for services or products they like.

The difference to other payment methods: Single people don't decide on the amount of money they spend, but the number of flattr people who donate on a page decide on what part of the pool is used for what service. Sounds difficult, is easy:

100 people put $1000 into the pool, of these 100 people 30 click on flattr for SETI@home, thus $300 go to SETI@home, no matter how much a single person put into the pool - at least that's how I understood the concept :D
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Message 1045655 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 16:25:07 UTC - in response to Message 1045638.

This is a 2 fold problem. Seti@home is run through the University of California system. THough they clearly accept donations I think they have a problem with a 3rd party that is apparently going to take a bit of that donation for itself. And because this University is a State University it is ran at the will of the State of California which has specific rules about private organizations and its universities. This may seem odd considering the corporate sponsors for their athletic teams but it appears to frown on it for other departments
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Message 1045690 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 21:48:59 UTC

Not so crazy, after all California is a government.

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Message 1045695 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 21:58:47 UTC

Not so crazy, after all California is a governmen
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Just because it has a Governor that doesn't follow! ;-)

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Message 1054088 - Posted: 8 Dec 2010, 22:15:39 UTC - in response to Message 1045655.
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THough they clearly accept donations I think they have a problem with a 3rd party that is apparently going to take a bit of that donation for itself.


Well, they have been using Paypal for some time. I guess they are doing the same thing...
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Message 1054180 - Posted: 9 Dec 2010, 5:35:49 UTC - in response to Message 1054088.

THough they clearly accept donations I think they have a problem with a 3rd party that is apparently going to take a bit of that donation for itself.


Well, they have been using Paypal for some time. I guess they are doing the same thing...

PayPal is currently not an option. Send me a PM, I might be able to find another way.
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Message 1054433 - Posted: 9 Dec 2010, 23:10:12 UTC

flattr is being used by people attempting to keep wikileaks afloat. I am willing to bet that a large number of people are voting for wikileaks at the moment.
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Message 1054479 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 3:07:09 UTC - in response to Message 1054433.
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flattr is being used by people attempting to keep wikileaks afloat. I am willing to bet that a large number of people are voting for wikileaks at the moment.


Allthough I may be in the minority, I for one would like to see WikiLeaks crash & burn along with the moron that heads that criminal organisation.
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Message 1054480 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 3:16:03 UTC - in response to Message 1054479.

flattr is being used by people attempting to keep wikileaks afloat. I am willing to bet that a large number of people are voting for wikileaks at the moment.


Allthough I may be in the minority, I for one would like to see WikiLeaks crash & burn along with the moron that heads that criminal organisation.

There is a distinction between leaks that endanger lives and responsible reporting.
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Message 1054490 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 3:23:58 UTC - in response to Message 1054480.

flattr is being used by people attempting to keep wikileaks afloat. I am willing to bet that a large number of people are voting for wikileaks at the moment.


Allthough I may be in the minority, I for one would like to see WikiLeaks crash & burn along with the moron that heads that criminal organisation.

There is a distinction between leaks that endanger lives and responsible reporting.


Surely you don't construe the leaks as responsible reporting. It is not necessary or reasonable to assume everyone needs to know everything about everything. I really beleive the vast majority really don;t care anyway.
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Message 1054496 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 3:31:58 UTC - in response to Message 1054490.

flattr is being used by people attempting to keep wikileaks afloat. I am willing to bet that a large number of people are voting for wikileaks at the moment.


Allthough I may be in the minority, I for one would like to see WikiLeaks crash & burn along with the moron that heads that criminal organisation.

There is a distinction between leaks that endanger lives and responsible reporting.


Surely you don't construe the leaks as responsible reporting. It is not necessary or reasonable to assume everyone needs to know everything about everything. I really beleive the vast majority really don;t care anyway.

Um, no. Some of the leaks have named people that are now in jeopardy because of the leaks. Also, the internal reports from embassies to central government need to be confidential because they need to be frank and honest.

The private that leaked to wikileaks should be tried for treason. He should also not have had quite as easy access as he apparently did to the full data.
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Message 1054502 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 3:49:37 UTC

Diplomacy is tricky. People need to speak respectfully during sessions, and be able to vent afterwards. Leaking those kinds of details are embarassing to ALL parties, and I see no real use in them beyond doing that.

A journalist should report, as they see fit as long as it is honest. People leaking secret communications need to be called on it. Wikileaks is in dangerous territory (obviously), it if was less visible they probably would have "vanished". I think the governments might be re-evaluating how many people have access to what. And with good reason.
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Message 1054513 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 4:42:33 UTC

Wikileaks has caused a friend of my brothers/myself who does Spec Ops work to be in a much more delicate position then he was in before. I will side with those who wish this organization and all of it's leaders burn. This has been nothing but irresponsible.
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Message 1054594 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 11:00:43 UTC

In my eyes WikiLeaks are doing a great job for transparency and thus human rights. Don't kill the messenger. ;)

Interesting turn the thread has made just because someone mentioned WikiLeaks by the way. :D
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