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Message 1298451 - Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 23:39:06 UTC - in response to Message 1298149.

You should check. I read somewhere that they are, indeed. However, you'll want to check for NZ.

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Message 1298454 - Posted: 24 Oct 2012, 23:46:56 UTC

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_budget.php

This should take you to the 2011 budget. It was posted on the page you went to when you clicked on the link in your donation request letter on the left-hand side of the page under "Q: How is my donation spent?"

I suppose this means the 2012 budget is, indeed, not yet available.

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Message 1298716 - Posted: 25 Oct 2012, 19:27:23 UTC

Thank you for your gift to:

SETI@home

We received your gift of $50.00 via Mastercard on 10/25/2012.

Your confirmation number is 99412.
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Message 1299966 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 22:26:28 UTC

I donated some hours ago and see neither the star, nor the donation in my donations list. Is there some queue waiting?
On the other hand, I didn't even receive my email about the donation, so I'm wondering whether I mistyped my email address?

Any thoughts on what I could do now?
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Message 1300059 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 2:32:57 UTC - in response to Message 1299966.

I donated some hours ago and see neither the star, nor the donation in my donations list. Is there some queue waiting?
On the other hand, I didn't even receive my email about the donation, so I'm wondering whether I mistyped my email address?

Any thoughts on what I could do now?

It it still Sunday in Berkeley. Wait until Monday afternoon their time (PDT/UTC-7), then if you have had no response, ask again.
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Message 1300138 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 6:50:37 UTC - in response to Message 1300059.

It it still Sunday in Berkeley. Wait until Monday afternoon their time (PDT/UTC-7), then if you have had no response, ask again.


Thanks, I'll do - yet I thought this was all working automatically without any manual actions by the stuff!?
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Message 1300388 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 22:59:26 UTC - in response to Message 1300138.
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It it still Sunday in Berkeley. Wait until Monday afternoon their time (PDT/UTC-7), then if you have had no response, ask again.


Thanks, I'll do - yet I thought this was all working automatically without any manual actions by the stuff!?

Your donation requires some processing by the UC Berkeley Donations Office. Once they process the donation, you should get the email acknowledgement, and the Seti@Home staff will be notified. Your green star shows up shortly thereafter(and I see it has asrrived!)
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Message 1300390 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 23:00:57 UTC - in response to Message 1300388.

Thank you Donald. I wasn't aware that manual work is necessary in the process, hence the impatience.
All my 6 previous donations must have happened on workdays by chance then. :)
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Message 1300448 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 5:33:37 UTC - in response to Message 1300388.

It it still Sunday in Berkeley. Wait until Monday afternoon their time (PDT/UTC-7), then if you have had no response, ask again.


Thanks, I'll do - yet I thought this was all working automatically without any manual actions by the stuff!?

Your donation requires some processing by the UC Berkeley Donations Office. Once they process the donation, you should get the email acknowledgement, and the Seti@Home staff will be notified. Your green star shows up shortly thereafter(and I see it has asrrived!)


If you're donating through the GPUUG it may take some time before the donations get processed. Right now the automatic process we're using is broken on the SETI side to award the green stars. Sadly we probably can't get this fixed until Matt returns to the office in 5 weeks or so.

Good news: Your money gets to SETI
Bad news: No stars for 5 weeks or so via GPUUG donations.

Sorry guys, there's nothing I can do on my end to push them through.
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Message 1304451 - Posted: 10 Nov 2012, 13:12:35 UTC - in response to Message 1294383.

hello everyone i from china,just keep my 2 PCS going with SETI, i Want to make friends from the world

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Message 1305769 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 11:05:37 UTC - in response to Message 1294383.

Dear Kara, had been reported some time ago, the discovery by SETI of 3 objects rapidly approaching the Earth, whose location at coordinates: 16 19 35 -88 43 10 19 -89 25 12 46 3:02 26 39 -89 43 13, respectively. What truth there is in this story? Which location today? and where can I read more about this? A hug. And please answer me something.
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Message 1305998 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 5:02:36 UTC - in response to Message 1305769.

False report..

Seti has no ability to discover moving objects especially near earth. The data it processes is a set sweep from Aricibo and seldom veers much..


seti is similar to opening a radio telescope lens onto the sky and letting it sweep as the earth rotates it across the sky.
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Message 1306614 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 0:05:52 UTC

I am confused about the fund raiser. Why should I donate if there is no interest at Seti to fix this problem?
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Message 1306617 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 0:33:10 UTC - in response to Message 1306614.

I am confused about the fund raiser. Why should I donate if there is no interest at Seti to fix this problem?

It is not that there is no interest, there is a lack of staff, because the project is run on a very tight budget if a member of staff is not in for whatever reason things become a little "busy". I believe they are very short staffed currently.

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Message 1306759 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 13:52:04 UTC - in response to Message 1306617.

This is sounding like the movie "Contact".
No motivation unless there is public recognition.
Other projects appear to to have more public feel good value
and therefore given more attention.
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Message 1306811 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 16:51:49 UTC

Bernie is correct. Those of us that support Seti just get on with it, we don't make a fuss about it. Feelgood value shouldn't be necessary for true crunchers, sadly it appears that it is.

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Message 1306901 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 20:54:36 UTC - in response to Message 1306811.

Cris,
I understand Bernie's comment.
I have supported Seti since 2000 and will continue to do so.
I would love to get on with it but I have not been able to upload or download WU's for weeks.
Is there a work-around that a layman can perform?
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Message 1307048 - Posted: 17 Nov 2012, 8:31:19 UTC
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I am getting SETI@home on both of my Linux boxes, MB on the HP laptop and ap on the SUN WS, with Lunatics optimized app. Now I shall fire up my Solaris Virtual machine to see if I can get a SETI@home app, with a BOINC client and SETI@home app by Dotsch.
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Message 1309005 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 21:26:11 UTC

This is very much like the movie Contact in that the SETI people are always struggling to get funding. Yet, let there be one confirmed signal providing evidence that we are not alone, and the funding will flow like a dam has broken open. That is the irony of SETI, that the funds will flow once you prove it, but without the funding you cannot prove it.

That is why I am donating today.

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Message 1309041 - Posted: 22 Nov 2012, 23:25:00 UTC - in response to Message 1306614.

Yes there are problems, and these are largely due to the fact that the project suffers from a lack of resources. You can help them fix the problems by providing some additional resources to do so. This is why they are asking for help. Please do.

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