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Message 1074093 - Posted: 4 Feb 2011, 23:36:43 UTC
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As you know we as a team have become the third team in the rankings of SETI@home on January 27. An achievement we are proud of.
To celebrate this, on March 1 2011 The Foundation SETI@Netherlands will donate € 500 (+/- $ 680) to Berkeley / the SETI@home project.

We accept additional donations!
All donations to SETI@Netherlands in this month (February 2011) will be added to this amount. You can therefore ensure that the amount to our favourite Distributed Computing project is much higher by donating! No matter how much you donate, large or small, everything is welcome! All donations from our regular donors in this month will also be added to the amount!

Where to donate:
Donations can be made to the account of the Foundation: number 44.74.635 SETI AT Netherlands in Apeldoorn.

The advantage to using the Foundation account to donate to instead of directly to Berkeley:
There will be only one transfer fee for donating from the Netherlands to the Berkeley account, therefore small amounts will be more interesting to donate, since SETI@Netherlands will already donate (and pay the transfer fee), so 100% of your donation will benefit SETI@home.
For Dutch companies: donating to a Dutch Foundation is tax deductible (on request we'll even add your logo to our "friends of page")

AD: for non-Dutch people/companies, you may off course donate directly to Berkeley and mention the amount you donated here, I'll add that amount separately in this thread.

You can also visit our website to read about it in Dutch: link

In 2009 our "10 year challenge" reached the amount of $ 2.000 Let's see if we can beat that!

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05-03-2011 $ 685 (€ 505) [edit]the first donation was already there :D[/edit]
04-03-2011 $ 680 (€ 500)
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Message 1074323 - Posted: 5 Feb 2011, 11:25:15 UTC
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Donation counter: aprox. $ 695 (€ 510)

PS1: the € -> $ rates seem to be a bit unstable !? I went to wisselkoersen.nl and that looks much better, so I altered the $
PS2: the date's of the post below weren't correct.
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Message 1074989 - Posted: 7 Feb 2011, 9:12:21 UTC

Donation counter: aprox. $ 730 (€ 535)

PS: thanks for making this thread sticky!
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Message 1075304 - Posted: 8 Feb 2011, 5:38:06 UTC - in response to Message 1074989.

PS: thanks for making this thread sticky!

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Message 1075320 - Posted: 8 Feb 2011, 8:50:32 UTC

It would be nice if the people that donate now to seti@netherlands what will be sended on the 1st of march to Berkeley, that they also get a donation star! ;) :)
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Message 1075330 - Posted: 8 Feb 2011, 10:05:44 UTC - in response to Message 1075320.
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Donation counter: aprox. $ 732 (€ 540)

@Vipertje,

It is not possible for Berkeley to check who did or did not contribute in this way. If you really want a green star on this site you'll need to contribute directly.
Furthermore, our foundation will contribute with € 500,-, that's money that has been previously donated. If one would completely answer to your request, everyone in our team would have to get a green star.. that's slightly overdoing it a bit, wouldn't you say?

But hey, neither do I and we both got a cool windmill on our forum to prove that we donate :D
And even more importantly we know that we contribute financially, that's the most important thing, isn't it?
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Message 1075471 - Posted: 9 Feb 2011, 11:30:24 UTC

Bravo for your donations, if I could I'd do the same ....
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Message 1075588 - Posted: 9 Feb 2011, 19:12:29 UTC

a big step this time!:

Donation counter: aprox. $ 880 (€ 645)
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Message 1075621 - Posted: 9 Feb 2011, 20:59:00 UTC - in response to Message 1075588.

Easger is going to send me the list of donors and will forward it to Eric for the green stars.
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Message 1075649 - Posted: 9 Feb 2011, 22:08:05 UTC

Great Uli, thanks :)
I'll provide Eesger with the names of the folks who donated.
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Message 1075699 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 1:36:43 UTC

I will also need the poster IDs.

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Message 1075772 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 8:08:52 UTC - in response to Message 1075699.

Poster ID's? Do you also need me pincode to withdraw al me money??? ^.^ :oP :o)
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Message 1075799 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 13:49:55 UTC

@Vipertje, this a serious thread, not the cafe
@Uli, OK, ehm, I understood from Mike not to make this too public, but you're the one getting the requests, so it's your choice ;)


And another big step: Donation counter: aprox. $ 1,016 (€ 745)


(I decided that my calculations are flawless and decided to donate the difference a bit earlier then next year)
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Message 1075862 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 18:01:48 UTC
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At the rate this is going, we're going to beat our previous donation challenge!

Donation counter: aprox. $ 1,081 (€ 795)


For the record, this figure is the actual amount donated to the foundation-account, so no "promises", Berkeley is really, really getting this :D

PS: if this keeps up... what's the cost for naming a S@H-server? I'm thinking something something like:


This gives me an idea (seriously this time) would it be an idea to auction the right to name a new server?
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Message 1075872 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 18:36:21 UTC - in response to Message 1075862.

@Vipertje, this a serious thread, not the cafe

Sorry Eesger... :o(

PS: if this keeps up... what's the cost for naming a S@H-server? I'm thinking something something like:


This gives me an idea (seriously this time) would it be an idea to auction the right to name a new server?

What a very COOL idea, that will maybe inspire me to donate some money for the second time this month! :o)
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Message 1075927 - Posted: 10 Feb 2011, 22:00:33 UTC

I originally thought "one update a day will probably be more then enough".. well I don't mind being wrong this time, I just have got to give you this update:



Donation counter: aprox. $ 1,412 (€ 1,035 we're past the 1,000!!!! :D )



I almost feel like Santa Claus writing each post, but I'm only giving a small portion of this (already) great figure, it's all those Dutch crunchers ! (and I really like being one at the moment :D)
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Message 1076006 - Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 2:57:20 UTC - in response to Message 1075927.

Eesger and S@Nl

Thank You, It shows as Todd has mentioned, when a Team who shares the knowledge with other members deciding to do something. It can make a Large Impact.

I originally thought "one update a day will probably be more then enough".. well I don't mind being wrong this time, I just have got to give you this update:

Donation counter: aprox. $ 1,412 (€ 1,035 we're past the 1,000!!!! :D )

I almost feel like Santa Claus writing each post, but I'm only giving a small portion of this (already) great figure, it's all those Dutch crunchers ! (and I really like being one at the moment :D)


Pappa Tip's his Hat to Seti @ Netherlands.

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Message 1076024 - Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 4:50:10 UTC

Its all about the impact and maximizing the return on investment. If working in the private sector for as long as I have has taught me anything - you better be able to show a positive ROI or it isn't going to happen.

By ourselves we are but one mind - together we can do great things! I love to see positive team spirit within these ranks.
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Message 1076140 - Posted: 11 Feb 2011, 15:42:25 UTC
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Donation counter: aprox. $ 1,535 (€ 1,135)

Todd & Pappa, thanx for the kind words, they're appreciated :)

Todd, when I read the Super Bowl Donation Drive you're involved in, "you" are doing great also! This is going to be a good "donation month" for S@H!

I also must say that the link I found in your thread is also very interesting reading material ;)

It's nice to actually see the amount S@NL donated last time, (must have been September 30 2009)

PS: Hey BB, "they" subtracted $ 15 for the transfer fee? ((2000-15)+10)/2 = 997.50
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Message 1076382 - Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 4:29:38 UTC

That is the same fee, they charge me in Germany. Don't forget to send me the donation info.

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