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Message 1906287 - Posted: 10 Dec 2017, 23:20:37 UTC

I would also think that anything post marked earlier than the cut off should still count...

(I put one in snail-mail a couple of days ago and who knows how long it will take to get to his desk ...)

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Message 1906303 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 0:08:53 UTC - in response to Message 1906287.  

I found out that snail mail takes 3 weeks to get Eric or Jeff. Primarily because all mail goes through the campus mailroom before being sorted for the separate campus buildings which then have their own mailroom and distribution. They only empty out their mailboxes once a week it seems. So it takes a while, at least it did for my mailed donation.
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Message 1906307 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 0:19:25 UTC - in response to Message 1906303.  

I found out that snail mail takes 3 weeks to get Eric or Jeff. Primarily because all mail goes through the campus mailroom before being sorted for the separate campus buildings which then have their own mailroom and distribution. They only empty out their mailboxes once a week it seems. So it takes a while, at least it did for my mailed donation.
And probably double that for the upcoming vacation. Probably worth a friendly PM now to put down a marker, followed by another PM after term has restarted in January and everyone's back at their desks.
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Message 1906325 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 2:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 1906227.  

A 6:1 match is amazing, count me in! Its great to see the enthusiasm, it surely has drawn me in!
That was exactly my hope when we started mulling this over, it would be a motivator for a number of people. Thanks for your contributions, everyone! And as Richard stated, I think we should be north of $100k when everything is all said and done, and this will hopefully give him some latitude to upgrade/replace iffy equipment, and hopefully future proof and make more stable the entire project. That is my main goal with the donation, and glad the drive has been so successful. I figured there would be a good response, but this has been beyond my expectations. :-)

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Message 1906328 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 2:48:23 UTC - in response to Message 1906325.  

Al, at least the new server should be named in honor of you, Richard and Mr K. I propose the name ARK.
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Message 1906329 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 2:59:19 UTC - in response to Message 1906328.  

+1 I like it! ;-}
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Message 1906370 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 6:29:52 UTC - in response to Message 1906325.  
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A 6:1 match is amazing, count me in! Its great to see the enthusiasm, it surely has drawn me in!
That was exactly my hope when we started mulling this over, it would be a motivator for a number of people. Thanks for your contributions, everyone! And as Richard stated, I think we should be north of $100k when everything is all said and done, and this will hopefully give him some latitude to upgrade/replace iffy equipment, and hopefully future proof and make more stable the entire project. That is my main goal with the donation, and glad the drive has been so successful. I figured there would be a good response, but this has been beyond my expectations. :-)


. . As I said before, a specific project and a target amount make it exciting and achievable and therefore motivating. But what I left unsaid and will say it now, is that the wonderfully generous matching donations from the Hansons (yourself not the pop group), Richard H and Mr K empower the rest of us with the knowledge our own donations can have an even greater impact. Kudos to you all. Now, with absolutely no malice whatsoever, I am going to cost you some more money (if I am not too late).

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. . Originally I was going to give $325 for one GPU and one HDD, but Garry upped the ante so I had to call :) Well done Mr Charpentier (hope I spelt that correctly).

. . If I get to choose 2 tokens, icons or whachamacallits can I please have a spinning star and the GPU icon :) {I have been coping with spinning star envy for a while now}

. . Oh, and on the subject or naming the unit, ARK sounds pretty good to me too :)

Stephen

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Message 1906377 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 7:20:15 UTC - in response to Message 1906328.  

Brilliant suggestion :-)
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Message 1906408 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 12:00:13 UTC

Just four hours to go, folks. We've got our $100K (and then some), but I see 248 donations - 247 if we link both of Juan's into one. Can someone make it up to 250?
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Message 1906411 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 12:25:12 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  

Just posted mine up

You gave $250.00

to SETI@home

on December 11, 2017

via Discover
Your confirmation number is 305396

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Message 1906414 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 12:43:32 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  

Just four hours to go, folks. We've got our $100K (and then some), but I see 248 donations - 247 if we link both of Juan's into one. Can someone make it up to 250?


So Juan is our Grover Cleveland?
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Message 1906416 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 13:00:33 UTC

You gave $10.00

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Message 1906418 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 13:11:20 UTC - in response to Message 1906414.  

So Juan is our Grover Cleveland?


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Message 1906421 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 1906408.  
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Just four hours to go, folks. We've got our $100K (and then some), but I see 248 donations - 247 if we link both of Juan's into one. Can someone make it up to 250?


. . Is the total for donations to this drive available somewhere on the Seti site?

Stephen

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Message 1906424 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:46:19 UTC - in response to Message 1906421.  

. . Is the total for donations available somewhere on the Seti site?
I'm reading from

SETI@home Donation History in December 2017

but making some adjustments - for examples, Mr. Kevvy's matching payments show up in that list. There are also some donations shown on the GPUUG website. We'll make sure there's a final reckoning posted when everything has made its way through the banking system,
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Message 1906425 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 14:47:43 UTC

Mr. Richard, keeper of the numbers. *thumbs up*

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Message 1906428 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 15:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 1906424.  

. . Is the total for donations available somewhere on the Seti site?
I'm reading from

SETI@home Donation History in December 2017

but making some adjustments - for examples, Mr. Kevvy's matching payments show up in that list. There are also some donations shown on the GPUUG website. We'll make sure there's a final reckoning posted when everything has made its way through the banking system,


. . OK, that's the only one then. I am looking forward to seeing what the final result will be :)

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Message 1906429 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 15:11:36 UTC

If anyone were to toss in an extra $488.97 in the next 50 minutes, we'd have received $25,000 before matching from the general user-base. And we've already upped "% of Volunteers that have Donated:" from 0.01% to 0.02% overnight.

Of course, if you do toss something in, then somebody else will as well and we'll have overshot ;-)
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Message 1906432 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 16:05:36 UTC
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Well, we got a little extra in the final hour, both here and at GPUUG, but we didn't quite make it. I know SETI's page only updates on an hourly script, so Eric may find more in the pipeline when he does his final official report (and I know there's at least one check in the mail), but my provisional user total is:

$24,731.03

That's brilliant! Congratulations and many thanks to everyone.

I'll email my working (unofficial) notes to the rest of E-ARK, and Eric will issue the final total when the final donations and match funds have been included.
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Message 1906433 - Posted: 11 Dec 2017, 16:16:59 UTC - in response to Message 1906425.  

Mr. Richard, keeper of the numbers. *thumbs up*
Not to mention the keepers of the pens *thumbs up*
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