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Message 1554165 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 6:51:36 UTC
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It has been suggested that I form a will.
I dunno, my worldly things mean a bit to me, but to anybody else?

I suppose they are correct, as in the absence of any living will or otherwise, the state would do as they wish with what may remain of my life's work.

The sum total of what I have and what I owe may even out, at best.
I have spent most of my money doing what I for whatever reasons, love the most.
Crunching Seti. Hundreds of dollars a month I have spent on this for some 14 years, so there is just not going to be much left to quibble about for those I might leave behind.

My computers are worth nothing to anybody but myself. There are but a few people in the world that would recognize the worth of most of the components.
I built them from scratch, and if they stop running, there are few that would be able to restart them. Most of the parts were gifts to me. So, the computers are recyclable, I guess. And that humming noise on top of the last computer on the left? It's not a bomb. Just shut it off and you will be OK.
If you have a clue what to do with 23 GPUs and 9 CPUs, YOU should have been doing this, not just me...

The house..........it has kept the rain from my head for some 34 years now, as of this writing. With minimal maintenance from myself. It is what it is. Nothing to fight over.

You might find a few dollars in a couple of 401k accounts. Not much, so don't bother gold digging. You'll wear out your shovel before you find much.

I drive a 24yo Oldsmobile, so any grandkids better find a better ride. The '85 RX7 GSLSE might find a buyer for around $20,000.00 on the right market. Don't give it away, it is VERY special. There are few left in existence, and it has only about 10,000 miles on a brand new motor.

If one were to take inventory and parse some things out on ebay, you might find some treasures. Like a couple of Sony Elcaset decks. Vintage. There is a case of un opened Sony tapes for them just down the hall.

A wild card would be the 4 Scully studio broadcast level tape decks and recording amps. I know of one other person, in a studio in Russia, that has ever expressed an interest in them. They just don't exist anywhere else anymore. You may find a buyer if you take the time.


The Teac X1000R deck is bound to find some soul that does not believe they still exist. Also vintage. The Nakamichi power amps for the stereo system were a grand a pop new, and some consider them collectables now. Don't take less than $1500.00 each, they are worth that. The 3 dbx 165a limiters are no longer available, and also very highly valued. $800.00 each, bottom line.

5000 or so vinyl albums. Some are worth hundreds a copy, if you know what you are looking at. I do, do you? Get a collector's guide and start shopping them around...it will take some time, but there are gems there.
My treasures were the double copies of Joan Baez's first recording on Vanguard Records. There are two copies there, don't confuse them. One is in stereo, worth maybe 50. The other is a mint monaural copy, that is worth maybe 500.00, again, you have to find the right buyer.


So..........
Plain and simple.
Have at it, any who shall remain after I pass.

I leave all that shall remain to, in the following order, delete those who may have passed before me. All is to be equally divided. If everybody gets a ten spot, well, then, LOL, that's all that there is.....

First, to my kitties.
It is only fitting that since I cherished them most in life, they should be the most important to be taken care of upon my death. Any and all funds left in my name shall be first and foremost be earmarked for my remaining kitties' care. They shall be placed in foster homes with people who understand and can care for them properly, as I am sure they shall be rather lost in my absence.
See to that above all else. They shall need much reassurance and comfort. And I shall be watching from above. You know I shall.


Everything and anything else that remains, can be equally divided between my father, mother, and brothers, should any survive me.

I do also declare the right to edit or change this living trust at any point in time between now and my passing, should I deem it necessary.

Should this scientific project fail, and it's forums be lost, the last hard copy of this post by date printed shall prevail.
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Message 1554189 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 8:04:27 UTC

Last we talked. I thought we agreed to cover our critters.
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Message 1554273 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 14:55:12 UTC - in response to Message 1554189.

Last we talked. I thought we agreed to cover our critters.

Yes, and thank you.

Lori and myself have the same verbal understanding. She knows that if anything were to happen to her, her 4 wonderful kitties would be well cared for.
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Message 1554285 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 16:06:51 UTC

Mark, this is a little crazy. But holding considerable respect of your skills at building crunchers. I am not asking for anything, but if no one is willing to keep your machines crunching I would be willing to host them and keep them running in your name.

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Message 1554296 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 16:42:25 UTC - in response to Message 1554285.

Mark, this is a little crazy. But holding considerable respect of your skills at building crunchers. I am not asking for anything, but if no one is willing to keep your machines crunching I would be willing to host them and keep them running in your name.

That is a very thoughtful offer, Carlos.
Nobody I know on this end has the interest I do in Seti.
Lori is completely aware of it, but it is just not something she would want to do.

The good Lord willing, I plan on being around a long long time yet, so hopefully this has all just been constructive and very preliminary talk on my part.

But, Carlos....
You have brought a smile into my heart today just knowing that you would consider doing such a thing for me. Bless you.

Meowsmile.
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Message 1554316 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 17:57:44 UTC - in response to Message 1554165.

The '85 RX7 GSLSE might find a buyer for around $20,000.00 on the right market. Don't give it away, it is VERY special. There are few left in existence, and it has only about 10,000 miles on a brand new motor.


I always loved the Mazda RX7. Not familiar with that exact model of it. Do you have a picture of yours?
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Message 1554322 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 18:15:19 UTC - in response to Message 1554316.
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The '85 RX7 GSLSE might find a buyer for around $20,000.00 on the right market. Don't give it away, it is VERY special. There are few left in existence, and it has only about 10,000 miles on a brand new motor.


I always loved the Mazda RX7. Not familiar with that exact model of it. Do you have a picture of yours?

I do...
It is currently in need of some minor body and paint work, due to a hail storm a few years back. Not too bad, but some of the dents are visible. This pic is before that event.
Also in the picture are my first two kitties, Tigger and Squirrel, who have both since passed on.

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Message 1554327 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 18:27:19 UTC - in response to Message 1554322.

The '85 RX7 GSLSE might find a buyer for around $20,000.00 on the right market. Don't give it away, it is VERY special. There are few left in existence, and it has only about 10,000 miles on a brand new motor.


I always loved the Mazda RX7. Not familiar with that exact model of it. Do you have a picture of yours?

I do...
It is currently in need of some minor body and paint work, due to a hail storm a few years back. Not too bad, but some of the dents are visible. This pic is before that event.
Also in the picture are my first two kitties, Tigger and Squirrel, who have both since passed on.


Good looking cats. :~) I so rarely see RX7's, but black is usually the color. Looks great in that picture. Too bad about the hail storm - I don't know how body shops get those dings out.
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Message 1554334 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 18:41:29 UTC - in response to Message 1554327.



Good looking cats. :~) I so rarely see RX7's, but black is usually the color. Looks great in that picture. Too bad about the hail storm - I don't know how body shops get those dings out.

Yes, they were much loved kitties.

Some of the dents can be pushed out using paintless methods if the backside of the panel is accessible. A few cannot, and will have to be filled and sanded and repainted with usual body shop techniques.
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Message 1554439 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 0:11:07 UTC

OK mark you did put your will up. good 1 . I've done simular but with emails to certain ppl and statement made at certain sites
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Message 1555737 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 16:03:56 UTC

I doubt any of this would stand up in court, or at your county clerk's office, unless you print it out and sign it in the presence of a notary.

When I was in the hospital a couple years ago, I wrote a will on my small laptop, right there in the room. But I never printed it out or did anything else to make it official. The only thing I have done in any official manner is to name my cousin's kids as the beneficiaries of the IRAs I myself inherited from my parents. And there's a good chance I will use those up before they can go to the kids.

I have only an unsigned copy of my mother's will, but since her estate (excluding the house) was so miniscule I was able to take control of everything with a Small Estate Affidavit.
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Message 1555784 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 16:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 1555737.

I doubt any of this would stand up in court, or at your county clerk's office, unless you print it out and sign it in the presence of a notary.


You may be correct, but it was probably a good exercise, and something I should more strongly consider doing in a more official manner sooner rather than later.

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Message 1558585 - Posted: 18 Aug 2014, 9:26:10 UTC - in response to Message 1554285.

I second that, would love to carry on for an old friend.
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Message 1558591 - Posted: 18 Aug 2014, 9:41:50 UTC - in response to Message 1558585.

I second that, would love to carry on for an old friend.

Well, thank you, another kind friend.

As I said before, it is not my intention nor desire to leave these premises one moment before the good Lord drags me upward and says "Son, you commin' with me now.." LOL.

I pray to him every night that he gives me time to work towards being a better man. And I have faith that he shall.

If I start feeling ill, I shall perhaps post my address so those that care about me so much may come and fetch the crunchers. Lori has the kitties covered.

Although the cables are so entwined, it might take a bit to sort and divide one from the other. And each has it's own idiosynchrasies (sp), so I don't know how long anybody else could keep them running.
I know them, they are getting old, as am I.
I don't have much new equipment here, most of these motherboards have been running for what, 3-4-5-6 years or more at full tilt.

It's a special farm....much has been donated to me by kindred Seti souls.
They know my devotion to the project and wished to help me on my journey.
May God bless each and every one of them...they know who they are.

I shall keep the torch burning as bright as I may until the project ceases to send out work, or I cannot do so.
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Message 1588403 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 18:52:46 UTC

Soon or another month?
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Message 1588438 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 19:40:48 UTC


Wisconsin is America's Dairy Land, so perhaps some might be familiar with the expression 'til the cows come home'?

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Message 1588448 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 19:58:02 UTC - in response to Message 1588403.

Soon or another month?
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Message 1588492 - Posted: 17 Oct 2014, 21:14:09 UTC

I'll drop it for now.....




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Message 1588556 - Posted: 18 Oct 2014, 1:59:51 UTC

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Message 1588582 - Posted: 18 Oct 2014, 4:47:39 UTC

Yes, definitely.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWuR6r1Uvxs&list=RDwWuR6r1Uvxs#t=3

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