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Message 1444841 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 0:55:31 UTC

If you didn't get our email detailing some of our accomplishments and plans, you can read it here.
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Message 1445075 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 17:50:49 UTC - in response to Message 1444841.
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If you didn't get our email detailing some of our accomplishments and plans, you can read it here.


Looked up link...

WOW!!!!!
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Message 1445287 - Posted: 21 Nov 2013, 22:36:12 UTC

"wow" will do. Unbelievable. Fast radio bursts. . . I've been data-crunching for a bit over 2 years on SETI@home (November 9, 2011 was the date I signed up). To be part of this endeavor is incredible! Thanks!

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Message 1445453 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 13:27:52 UTC

if I am getting credit for computer usage... where does that money go... to me or to the college????

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Message 1445515 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 16:21:03 UTC - in response to Message 1445453.

The "credits" you receive for computer usage is not monetized. The credits you receive are a made-up form derived from something invented by SETI software developer and SysAdmin Jeff Cobb, which he referred to as "Cobblestones".

In other words, your credits are not money and they only exist on the project for which you are crunching.

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Message 1445627 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 19:53:26 UTC - in response to Message 1445453.
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@Hbrant132: HAHAHAHAHA!!!! Epic! ROFLMAO!!!
Which college are you at, btw? Just curious..

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Message 1445700 - Posted: 22 Nov 2013, 22:00:44 UTC

haha same question. Cobblestones != Bitcoins

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Message 1445916 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 10:31:08 UTC


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Message 1445917 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 10:32:40 UTC


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Message 1446010 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 18:09:15 UTC - in response to Message 1444841.

Hallo,

ich habe keine Kreditkarte.

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Message 1446012 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 18:21:23 UTC
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Neither do I? Cash is King.
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Message 1446053 - Posted: 23 Nov 2013, 21:25:39 UTC - in response to Message 1446012.

When SETI fix a Paypal they will get some money from me to...util then they will get just a credits ;)

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Message 1446102 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 0:38:37 UTC - in response to Message 1446053.

You are aware that SETI has no say as to whether
PayPal gets used or not?

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Message 1446116 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 1:26:11 UTC - in response to Message 1446053.

Just donate to the university and use a credit card not a debit card and you are protected, at least in this country.
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Message 1446196 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 5:45:34 UTC - in response to Message 1446053.
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The GPU Users Group (http://www.gpuug.org/) has set up a way to make Paypal donations which are passed on to the project.

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Message 1446372 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 19:41:58 UTC
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So... I'm considering a donation but I'd like to see a more detailed budget, if possible. The one listed is very broad in scope, and I'd kind of like to see what folks are being paid to run this project and how they determine that they need $120k for "systems administration and support", for instance?

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Message 1446374 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 19:51:13 UTC - in response to Message 1446372.
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So... I'm considering a donation but I'd like to see a more detailed budget, if possible. The one listed is very broad in scope, and I'd kind of like to see what folks are being paid to run this project and how they determine that they need $120k for "systems administration and support", for instance?


That's an old budget, SETI@home Budget - Winter 2011 and certainly not the current budget, which the link from the donation page suggests. We haven't seen any budget for 2012 or 2013. And since 2013 is almost over, there ought to be a budget for 2014 by now also.

This project doesn't seems to be especially serious when it comes to economics. Before they ask for donations, one would at least expect an up to date budget posted/linked from the donation page, and not an old budget from 2011, not very detailed either.
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Message 1446402 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 21:21:03 UTC

Last I heard, posting the Budget is up to Eric. We all know how precious his time is.
The pay is nothing to write home about. Why do you think Matt goes on Tour? Much more profitable.
Sure it would be nice to have a more up to date Budget, but I donate because I care to keep the door open.
Thank you Andnerb and Thomas for your donations.
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Message 1446405 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 21:25:21 UTC - in response to Message 1446374.


That's an old budget, SETI@home Budget - Winter 2011 and certainly not the current budget, which the link from the donation page suggests. We haven't seen any budget for 2012 or 2013. And since 2013 is almost over, there ought to be a budget for 2014 by now also.

This project doesn't seems to be especially serious when it comes to economics. Before they ask for donations, one would at least expect an up to date budget posted/linked from the donation page, and not an old budget from 2011, not very detailed either.


+1

And at least some scientific and/or technical news - not every week, but maybe every month?! So we know what's goin' on.

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Message 1446412 - Posted: 24 Nov 2013, 21:36:27 UTC - in response to Message 1446402.

Thank you Andnerb and Thomas for your donations.

You're welcome Uli :)
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