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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1803898)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Morning all!

A postscript to Julie's earlier post if I may, to give a bit more background detail.

Firstly a slightly better picture so you can see a bit more of the people there. Uli's famous rolling pin from her days as a mod is of course a legend in her own lifetime. When my dad sadly died recently we were clearing the kitchen and I came across my mums old rolling pin that I remember her using when I was 4 or 5. Most probably it dates from her wedding to dad in 1939, so we think it is at least 77 years old, and is a genuine old fashioned one. I bequeathed it to her on her birthday and it is nice to think that a family memento lives on in California, and will likely get well used :-))

But if you look at the photo carefully you will see that I also bought Julie a new one as she is currently a Mod! So beware guys, Julie is armed, and Uli happily lends hers out to anyone that needs it.

My lack of appetite is a running joke amongst us lot, hence Uli christening it by "pinning" me!

2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Real Pictures of Real Seti Friends (Message 1803647)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
I'll post as soon as our end sorts itself out!!

UK Broadband
3) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1797550)
Posted 20 Jun 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Actually no. A star that spins can mean a donation from $250-$10,000 from the recent crowd-funding appeal. What I gave is between my bank manager and myself. And all stars that spin do so at the same rate, regardless of the amount. Was there a specific point that you wished to make?
4) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1797534)
Posted 20 Jun 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
In common with Mr. Kevvy, I am proud to demonstrate my commitment to the project by showing my Green Star. But I fully accept that others may not be in such a fortunate position to be able to donate money on top of what they already spend on time and electricity. Whether the rest of us should not show our stars out of respect for that, is a personal decision. Even then a star does not say how much you donated, it could be $10 or 100 times that.
5) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795580)
Posted 12 Jun 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
NSF also intends to initiate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act to evaluate potential effects to the Arecibo Observatory, which is a historic property listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Is that the equivalent of the UK Listed buildings? i.e. even if decommissioned it wont be dismantled?
6) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795428)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
I would have posted earlier except for an unwarranted intervention.

I'd like to know why there's a "migration" from SETI@Home towards other SETI projects, specifically if those other SETI projects are considered more promissing or if it's just for the funding via "breakthrough listen".


I'd like to know why you are so negative about Seti@Home?

Signed,

Chris S
(remember me??)
7) Message boards : News : Arecibo still threatened with closure. (Message 1795319)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Great news about the Nitpicker (now Nebula) backup from the Einstein AEI. Not being seen to be doing anything with 17 years of data was a stumbling block.

I still have hope that SETI@home will eventually be funded through Breakthrough. If it is not, we will continue to pursue other funding sources. If that doesn't work, we'll limp along until were run out.

I and others will hang in there with you Eric, never fear.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1784475)
Posted 3 May 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Thanks Bernie.

The BOINC Pentathlon 2016 has now been rescheduled to start one month later, i.e. on 05 June 2016
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1784462)
Posted 3 May 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Aha! The culprit :-)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (102) Server Problems? (Message 1784448)
Posted 3 May 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
The server www.seti-germany.de keeps putting up messages that it wants a login and a password. Anyone else getting these messages?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A little bit of the kittyman's mind. (Message 1779663)
Posted 16 Apr 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
This two Ronnies sketch from a series they made is one of my favourites .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcMd1F1acSo
12) Message boards : News : Crowdfunding to support our undergrads (Message 1779354)
Posted 15 Apr 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Hi Steve,

Many thanks for your message, and I can confirm that I tried again today and it went through fine this time. It was thought that there may have been an early glitch in some of the donation buttons coding. If there was, it's now fixed it seems :-)

Cheers!
13) Message boards : News : Breakthrough Listen data now flowing. (Message 1778651)
Posted 13 Apr 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Brilliant news eagerly awaited for. Thanks for the heads up Eric.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Train Thread 2 (Message 1770364)
Posted 8 Mar 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
BTW, on that map I mentioned, there is a track I can't identify at all. It runs absolutely straight from Hanover Park west-southwest until it crosses into Kane County, then curves northwest and north into Elgin. I am not aware of any railroads running there.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milwaukee_District_/_West_Line ???
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now back to "The Live Performance Thread!" (Message 1768577)
Posted 29 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
And personally autographed as well I hope, could become a collectors item :-))
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1768575)
Posted 29 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
High time the British police were called to account over Animal welfare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-35635935
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Now back to "The Live Performance Thread!" (Message 1768572)
Posted 29 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
I've just bought one on-line from my friend Julie :-)
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1768057)
Posted 27 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
Bastards, hope the money gets them.

Goose shot
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Rocky's Original Cafe - restocked & opened 19/10/2015 (Message 1768051)
Posted 27 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
He says in unison with himself in dual response and synchronous concurrence.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : This house that Seti built................ (Message 1768033)
Posted 27 Feb 2016 by Profile Chris SCrowdfunding Project Donor
No, please please we are just volunteers that have a few extra buttons that allows us to try and keep the SETI@home forums a pleasant place to be.

I do not, and never have seen myself as "management" that in my mind would be Fred.

The word "management" can be taken how you wish. In strict terms it means to direct, control, preside over, lead, govern, rule, command, superintend, supervise, oversee, administer, organize, conduct, handle, modify etc.

From the top down, Dr David Anderson is the Director of BOINC, under that umbrella we have Seti@home as a project. The Director of Seti@home is Dr Eric Korpela. Eric delegates the running of the forums to Fred, who is the Moderators Team leader. He in turn delegates the day to day running of the forums to his Moderators. They maybe as you say volunteers, but they have certain delegated powers as in 6 hour cool offs and fortnights bans. Further action is referred up the tree.

Used to be known as a "Line & Staff" management system. Therefore Moderators are part of the management by default, albeit at a junior level. Taking a Dickens "ever so humble" tack is a bit odd.

I have been accused of being a lying, cheating left wing, bastard who only got made a moderator to harass a certain person, I won't even mention some of the language. I have also been "ordered" to un-hide a post "or else".

That again is unacceptable in my view. As you cannot name names here, I hope that you have told the team, Fred, and Eric, who the person(s) were.

But we digress again don't we :-))


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