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Message 1905935 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 14:57:46 UTC

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Message 1905952 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 16:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 1905917.  


What motivated me from the beginning with hardware fundraisers even without any personalization or recognition icons etc. was taking the project in new directions. Same-old same-old maintenance steady-state will get a green star $10 or perhaps $100 if there's a dead server needing resurrection, but what really fired me up was exploration and the possibility of discovery in a completely different area. If same-old hasn't found anything yet, enthusiasm wanes and novelty is essential to get it back again.

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Same sentiment here. Love the fact we get to listen to Southern skies shortly. In general, there are lots more interesting phenomena in that area of sky, at least from my visual astronomy experiences.

Thanks to all who have contributed during this special campaign.
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Message 1905961 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 17:50:44 UTC
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Don't forget employee matching. Check your employer's list to see if Berkeley is on it.

Edit: Didn't see Don's post about company matching. I had searched for "employee".
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Message 1905978 - Posted: 9 Dec 2017, 19:33:00 UTC

Order Date: 2017-12-09 14:27
Products Subtotal: $75.00
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Total for this Order: $75.00


Products on order:
1 x SETI@Home - Special Fundraiser for Parkes Data Store and GPU development system -
$75.00 SKU: PARKESGPU
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Message 1906050 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 0:07:47 UTC - in response to Message 1905657.  

The response has been amazing! We've already reached our goal for the fundraiser and a bit more, and we reached the limits to which the donors have agreed to match. Any further matching of donations is up to them. If you didn't get a chance to get your special disk drive or GPU icon, we'll keep that open for donations that come in until 8am Pacific Time (1600 UTC) on Monday.

Thanks to Al, Kevin, and Richard for sponsoring this amazing funding drive! And thanks to everyone that has donated to this drive and to our annual drive!


. . Wow, this has been blinding. I didn't find out about this drive until Friday AEDT on the way out and made plans to hit the bank on Monday. Now it is only Sunday morning and it's all over. It's a good thing we have a head start here in Sydney, if I get to the bank early I might still squeak in under the rope.

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Message 1906051 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 0:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 1905672.  

Never mind the "wow" signal that was the "WOW!!!!!" fund raiser :-)


. . Blitzkreig !!!

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Message 1906085 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 1:52:28 UTC - in response to Message 1905875.  

I think this exercise has shown that rather than donate to a general expenses fund, people like the idea of contributing for "their" little bit of hardware that they feel has "their" name on it. And that has encouraged people here that that have to be careful with money to join in. I'm sure the GPUUG won't feel we are treading on their toes :-)


. . I think it is more having a specific hardware/function to achieve and a target amount to work towards that is involving by nature. People get motivated by seeing the goal as achievable and the function/hardware as something desirable.

Stephen

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Message 1906093 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 2:32:55 UTC - in response to Message 1906050.  
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It's a good thing we have a head start here in Sydney, if I get to the bank early I might still squeak in under the rope.

If you have one the donation page does accept Australian Visa cards. It says it will also take Amex and MasterCard but I have no first hand knowledge with either of them. Another alternative if you have a PayPal account is to donate through the GPUUG web site. Exchange rate isn’t in our favour unfortunately.

You know you want one of the spinning hard drive or GPU icons next to your name...
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Message 1906154 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 9:18:42 UTC

Can I respectfully suggest that given the continuing level of funding that this appeal is currently generating, it would be advantageous to many people, not least Seti, if this were to be given just a couple more days to continue. To see all the spinning icons everywhere is truly uplifting, and very festive at this time of year as well. Does it do any harm, Is it too egotistical? Of course it isn't, it's just a bit of fun for a good cause. WCG have been doing it for years.

Whether you join the Brownies, Boy Scouts or a political party, you wear a badge to show your membership with like minded people. And yes specific goals for specific equipment pays dividends as we are seeing.

Brilliant response guys and gals, a very happy Christmas to you all !
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Message 1906155 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 9:19:40 UTC - in response to Message 1906093.  

It's a good thing we have a head start here in Sydney, if I get to the bank early I might still squeak in under the rope.

If you have one the donation page does accept Australian Visa cards. It says it will also take Amex and MasterCard but I have no first hand knowledge with either of them. Another alternative if you have a PayPal account is to donate through the GPUUG web site. Exchange rate isn’t in our favour unfortunately.

You know you want one of the spinning hard drive or GPU icons next to your name...


Mastercard works fine here.
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Message 1906166 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 10:59:04 UTC - in response to Message 1906155.  
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It's a good thing we have a head start here in Sydney, if I get to the bank early I might still squeak in under the rope.

If you have one the donation page does accept Australian Visa cards. It says it will also take Amex and MasterCard but I have no first hand knowledge with either of them. Another alternative if you have a PayPal account is to donate through the GPUUG web site. Exchange rate isn’t in our favour unfortunately.

You know you want one of the spinning hard drive or GPU icons next to your name...


Mastercard works fine here.

Mine's a VISA debit card, but sadly it doesn't work on O.S. transactions. :-(

But ATM I've got a bigger problem to attend to before the end of the year. :-((

I do give my deep down appreciation though to those who could step up to the plate. ;-)

Cheers.
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Message 1906167 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 1906166.  
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OS being overseas? My Visa Debit card works fine in the UK???
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Message 1906175 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 11:46:10 UTC
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Some Visa Debit cards are country or region specific, some you have to request extended coverage, and some work anywhere in the world - its all down the the account and provider.

You gave $325.00
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Message 1906181 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 12:42:44 UTC - in response to Message 1906175.  

Some Visa Debit cards are country or region specific, some you have to request extended coverage, and some work anywhere in the world - its all down the the account and provider.
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Exactly and mine is a fee free job by a small regional bank so you can't expect everything. ;-)

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Message 1906187 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 13:54:26 UTC
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I made a small donation of 20 ,00 on friday, if a made a second donation of 55,00 i will going to receive the nice disk icon?
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Message 1906195 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 15:06:27 UTC - in response to Message 1905800.  
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Third matching donation made... $4,000 down and $1,000 to go.

You gave $1,100.00

to SETI@home

on December 10, 2017

via Visa
Your confirmation number is 305232

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on December 8, 2017

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You gave $1,500.00

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Message 1906212 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 16:15:01 UTC - in response to Message 1906154.  

Can I respectfully suggest that given the continuing level of funding that this appeal is currently generating, it would be advantageous to many people, not least Seti, if this were to be given just a couple more days to continue. To see all the spinning icons everywhere is truly uplifting, and very festive at this time of year as well.
Well, it's up to Eric, of course, but I rather suspect the answer will be no. He's posted already that he wants to put everything back to normal when the lab opens tomorrow: that's just 24 hours from now.

Having watched the amount of effort he's put into this over the last three months - pulling the team together, checking and re-checking the specifications of the hardware he needs to buy - I think he'd like to get back to the day job, buy the kit, and start setting it up for use. I've been watching the donation totals, and if we carry on at the current rate, I'm pretty sure that with the promised matching funds, we'll end up with over $100,000 to play with by the time those - oops, 23:45 hours - are up. That would be enough to buy both sets of hardware, twice over - plus 10% contingency on top. Unless somebody's prepared to cough up another radio telescope, a crew to run it, and another Eric to process the data, I think we're OK for now and it's a nice round number to end on.

Brilliant response guys and gals, a very happy Christmas to you all !
Now that's a sentiment we can all agree on :-)
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Message 1906225 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 17:00:23 UTC - in response to Message 1906187.  

I suggest you pm Eric your two payment confirmations just to make sure they are tied together
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Message 1906227 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 17:11:53 UTC

A 6:1 match is amazing, count me in! Its great to see the enthusiasm, it surely has drawn me in!
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Message 1906252 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 19:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 1906225.  
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I suggest you pm Eric your two payment confirmations just to make sure they are tied together


PM Eric with that. Asking him if possible to merge so i could receive the nice disk icon. LOL

This are the 2 receipts.

You gave to: SETI@home
We received your gift of $20.00
via Visa on 12/08/2017.
Your confirmation number is 304975.

You gave $55.00
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