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Message 476946 - Posted: 9 Dec 2006, 0:45:00 UTC
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Evening Everyone

I know that this time of year everyone is getting ready for many Holidays in every part of the World.

The Annual Donation Drive Last Year raised enough to get them this far. There are still expenses that need to be covered. From what I understand things may be getting a bit grim about keeping the project going.

Other notable items; Multi-Beam Data Recorder (is about to start producing Data fur Us to Crunch), Near Time Persistency Checker (needs money for Programming), Astropulse (is getting closer) and not to mention System Administration and Network connectivity ( would not like to have that Bill).

Since the Funding Raising Drive started $34,920.00 has been Raised So Far. If You have the Means to Help Support Your Favorite Project then Please Consider a Donation.

As is stated in the Donation Page Quote "we hope to raise $538,000 so we can get these projects finished and carry on our daily operations through the coming year."

Thank You For Your Consideration

Regards and Holiday's Best Wishes

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Message 477228 - Posted: 9 Dec 2006, 11:25:38 UTC
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i'm planning to help again but i will have to wait till after the bills come in for xmass.. but they will get it. i did ask people to send money to seti instead of a gift for me. i have enought stiff in my house as it is.
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Message 477360 - Posted: 9 Dec 2006, 14:57:08 UTC - in response to Message 476946.  
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Thanks to ___Jeff , Matt , Dan , David , Eric , Josh , Court , Robert , Kevin , Rom ..... and all Volunteers ___ for ..... working long and hard hours for ... Multibeam , astropulse , SETI@home Enhanced and Boinc

Special ..... thanks to all ___ those who have made cash contributions so far ... in our ... Fall 2006 fund raising Drive

SETI@home Budget - Fall 2006

% of Volunteers that have Donated: 0.88%

oops I almost forgot ;-)

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SETI@home is in the midst of our____Fall 2006 fund raising drive____We are working on____several exciting projects____ and we need your help.




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Evening Everyone

I know that this time of year everyone is getting ready for many Holidays in every part of the World.

The Annual Donation Drive Last Year raised enough to get them this far. There are still expenses that need to be covered. From what I understand things may be getting a bit grim about keeping the project going.

Other notable items; Multi-Beam Data Recorder (is about to start producing Data fur Us to Crunch), Near Time Persistency Checker (needs money for Programming), Astropulse (is getting closer) and not to mention System Administration and Network connectivity ( would not like to have that Bill).

Since the Funding Raising Drive started $34,920.00 has been Raised So Far. If You have the Means to Help Support Your Favorite Project then Please Consider a Donation.

As is stated in the Donation Page Quote "we hope to raise $538,000 so we can get these projects finished and carry on our daily operations through the coming year."

Thank You For Your Consideration

Regards and Holiday's Best Wishes

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Message 477388 - Posted: 9 Dec 2006, 15:29:58 UTC
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Message 480481 - Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 0:23:41 UTC

To those that have found a way to send a few spare Dollars to Seti, Thank You

Nov and Dec totals bring it to $52663.46 raised so far

What some people do not realize that some of the costs have to be paid every month One of those items in the Budget that is not going to disappear is "Operations."

If were to just pick on one Item, in the Operations budget we see the one labled "$59,700 Internet connection and bandwidth charges." Or roughly $5,000 month. That $5,000/month allows everyone to Come and Chat get workunits to Crunch and return them...

So while some programming can wait, the Operations budget is 24/7/365 a year outgoing cost.

So while you are having Fun, please take a moment to consider a Donation

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Message 481103 - Posted: 12 Dec 2006, 22:59:59 UTC - in response to Message 480481.  

To those that have found a way to send a few spare Dollars to Seti, Thank You

Nov and Dec totals bring it to $52663.46 raised so far

What some people do not realize that some of the costs have to be paid every month One of those items in the Budget that is not going to disappear is "Operations."

If were to just pick on one Item, in the Operations budget we see the one labled "$59,700 Internet connection and bandwidth charges." Or roughly $5,000 month. That $5,000/month allows everyone to Come and Chat get workunits to Crunch and return them...

So while some programming can wait, the Operations budget is 24/7/365 a year outgoing cost.

So while you are having Fun, please take a moment to consider a Donation

Thank You

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Pappa is right. They need money to run the business for and they are short of them. If they don't get money enough to keep the bandwidth open, this place will be shut down.


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Message 481188 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 1:18:40 UTC

Okay Folks

Thank You for those of you that have found a way to contribute some small amount! It Matters!

By the end of this you are going to hate me or be happy that I as "User care." If you hate me that is fine, however what was raised in Donations "Last Year" basically extended a bad situation. What was raised was enough to keeps the Operations side going and a little was used in getting Enhanced to Seti and the MutiBeam Receiver in place. Whatever small reserve they had left which was never mentioned is gone... It is now the CRUNCH TIME! While I do not know how long we have the time left is short it is the $538,000 or bust!

Just Operations for a years (Servers and Bandwidth and Administrators) is a quarter million dollars roughly $21,000.00/month. That is what keeps the Forums Open so Users can help other Users, and Others chat with old Friends, allows us to Crunch and have Races against our Friends or other teams (that you can't figure out how they got that far), It allows for discussions on what My Next Computer should Be.

Then People Like Simon, TMR, Ben, Joe, Alex, Ned and Crunch3r come along and make things Faster and Stronger, many have provided input to make the Seti Application Better...

All in all we are a Large Extend Family, and a Family Member is in Need!

IF You Can, Please Consider a Donation It is Very Important!

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Message 481239 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 3:25:56 UTC

I flipped "em" another nickel or two.
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Message 481596 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 18:18:39 UTC - in response to Message 481188.  

Okay Folks

Thank You for those of you that have found a way to contribute some small amount! It Matters!

By the end of this you are going to hate me or be happy that I as "User care." If you hate me that is fine, however what was raised in Donations "Last Year" basically extended a bad situation. What was raised was enough to keeps the Operations side going and a little was used in getting Enhanced to Seti and the MutiBeam Receiver in place. Whatever small reserve they had left which was never mentioned is gone... It is now the CRUNCH TIME! While I do not know how long we have the time left is short it is the $538,000 or bust!

Just Operations for a years (Servers and Bandwidth and Administrators) is a quarter million dollars roughly $21,000.00/month. That is what keeps the Forums Open so Users can help other Users, and Others chat with old Friends, allows us to Crunch and have Races against our Friends or other teams (that you can't figure out how they got that far), It allows for discussions on what My Next Computer should Be.

Then People Like Simon, TMR, Ben, Joe, Alex, Ned and Crunch3r come along and make things Faster and Stronger, many have provided input to make the Seti Application Better...

All in all we are a Large Extend Family, and a Family Member is in Need!

IF You Can, Please Consider a Donation It is Very Important!

Thank You

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Thank you, Pappa.

Please take a look at the budget.

They need US$ 230,400 just for the current expenses, and so far people have donated about 60,000 US$ and this will cover only about 1/4 of the expenses. It's a question how long that will last.

So, if you like to be a part of this project and/or AstroPulse/Beta, and you want them to continue, please consider a donation, how much you can afford, to keep this place going.

Thank you.


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Message 481880 - Posted: 14 Dec 2006, 3:53:14 UTC

First, I want to Thank Every One that has found a way and a few extra Dollars to Help Seti. I know that "WE" Can Do this!

There is no easy way to say this... With the knowledge that I have, what has been raised to date will buy Seti sometime until the end of January or into February. I have been in communications with Seti Staff and told things that would be considered confidential. Then How do You (Seti) explain something like this. It is Not good news... I have privately raised (again) the PayPal issue and received some discussion. Things are being worked on but there is no quick answer (that answer could be about 3 months out).

I have also asked for some information that could be approved for general discussion, about how bad the situation is. What I am saying is from what I have been told, no details. NO it is not easy or pretty.

I can say that by looking that Old Budget and the New Budget many things happened... After having ran a Business know that income has to exceed outgo... What did not happen on the first Fundraising Drive is now about to bite us. The Folks at Seti are trying, but currently it is a losing battle, there are racing the clock.

Teams Captains should let their respective Teams know that their Favorite Project is at Risk! There are some that are working on ways to help.

What has been raised so far $61,760.46 Operations Costs are killing it (that is part of my precept)... So Programming aside or advances in Enhanced, Multibeam, Astropulse and the Near Time Persistency Checker (for all the data previously collected). It becomes someone reaches out and pulls the plug from the wall... Or in your home someone disconnects Your Internet!

If by some odd chance 1 to 5 percent of the Seti users could come up with some cash then it would not be an issue. The more dollars in the short term buys time for the Long term. What I see is the same people keep giving... There are others out that have no knowledge of the problem. Communications and People Caring is what Solves Problems. I Care, many Here Care! Spread the Word that a Family Member needs Help! We all part of the First Distributed Computing Family! SETI, Seti needs Help!

So as I have said more than I should have, I have not violated the trust that was shared. I can only say things are Very Grim for Seti! AS I have information I can share or facts that I can point to, and will be happy to do that.

In the mean time it is up to each of "US" to find a way to get [/url=http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donate.php]Donations[/url] to help Seti move on and evolve.

Spread the Word! Seti needs Help!

Thank You!

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Message 483229 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 5:19:35 UTC

Evening Everyone

Currently $66845.46 has been raised, I know that many Holidays for Many Religions happen this month. I and Seti would never presume to take anything away from your Loved Ones. WE all know times get tough and making ends meet is tough.

I would like to say Thank YOU! for what you have been able to provide. It is still a bit short of the goal, but we can do what we can do. "WE" can do this!

If you can find a way to Send a Small Gift to Seti, countless Users will appreciate it. The larger percententage still has not idea that there is a problem. Letting others know that you you have helped to get started is Important! Maybe they can also Help... Spread the Word!

Once again Thank You!

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Message 483384 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 14:33:36 UTC - in response to Message 483229.  

Evening Everyone

Currently $66845.46 has been raised, I know that many Holidays for Many Religions happen this month. I and Seti would never presume to take anything away from your Loved Ones. WE all know times get tough and making ends meet is tough.

I would like to say Thank YOU! for what you have been able to provide. It is still a bit short of the goal, but we can do what we can do. "WE" can do this!

If you can find a way to Send a Small Gift to Seti, countless Users will appreciate it. The larger percententage still has not idea that there is a problem. Letting others know that you you have helped to get started is Important! Maybe they can also Help... Spread the Word!

Once again Thank You!

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I am a middle school student from China.I will do my best to help Seti!
(I am sorry.I can't speak English very well.)
虽然我们来自不同的国家,但我们有一个共同的目标,那就是为Seti尽一份力,为人类的科学事业做出一份贡献。每个人的力量是微弱的,但聚集在一起那将是巨大的。为此,我们走到了一起。让我们一起努力!为人类伟大的科学事业尽一份自己的力!!!!
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Message 483945 - Posted: 17 Dec 2006, 5:23:39 UTC

Evening All

From the Combined Budgets or the progress taht may be hard to see for some.

Project/Task Subtotal Total

SETI@home I
Original Current
$126,700 $ 65,700

$ 83,000 $ 22,000 Offline Data Analysis & RFI Rejection
$ 37,500 $ 37,500 Candidate Identification
$ 6,200 $ 6,200 Followup Observations of Best Candidates

SETI@home II
Original Current
$244,600 $149,200

$ 58,800 $ --,--- Multibeam Data Recorder Equipment and Development
$ 98,800 $ 98,800 New Client Application Software Development
$ 50,400 $ 50,400 Candidate Identification & Data Analysis Software
$ 25,500 $ --,--- Storage Server (11.2TB usable RAID 5)
$ 11,100 $ --,--- Data tapes

Astropulse ¹
Original Current
$132,700 $ 92,700

$ 85,000 $ 45,000 Client application/data analysis software development
$ 19,400 $ 19,400 Equipment: Database and server hardware
$ 28,300 $ 28,300 Candidate identification and followup observations

Operations
Original Current
$230,400 $230,400 $19,200/Monthly

$ 59,700 $ 59,700 Internet connection and bandwidth charges
$ 48,500 $ 48,500 Database administration and support
$ 62,800 $ 62,800 Systems administration and support
$ 20,900 $ 20,900 Server maintenance and performance monitoring
$ 25,200 $ 25,200 Web site development
$ 13,300 $ 13,300 Upgrade to failure tolerant server configuration
$734,400 $538,000 Total

The Obvious Differences
$ 83,000 $ 22,000 Offline Data Analysis & RFI Rejection
$ 58,800 $ --,--- Multibeam Data Recorder Equipment and Development
$ 25,500 $ --,--- Storage Server (11.2TB usable RAID 5)
$ 11,100 $ --,--- Data tapes
$ 85,000 $ 45,000 Client application/data analysis software development

Summary:
The First Funding Drive got the MultiBeam Receiver and Data Recorder in place and working!
The "Constant" is Operations, or Outgoing $19.200/Monthly
Seti Beta really is only partly correct, it really is a mix of Alpha and Beta Testing.
MultiBeam Data is in "Beta" Testing or part of "SETI@home II" however there is still additional Application Development that is needed. That would mean we have workunits to Crunch if the lights are still on.
"A Little Birdie" told me that sometime In Jan we may see the first pass at Astropulse in Beta. What that really means is that Seti Beta Users will be doing the first Alpha testing of Astropulse.
A Nameless Person that "we" will call Joe, is working to help insure that there is still Windows 9.x support (currently for Enhanced and Multibeam).
Some Silly person that goes by the name of Pappa keeps digging this out and trying to help put things in perspective. The perspective is, unless Operational Costs are met they close the doors. While some development is still happening (Multibeam) it eats into operational costs.

Overall:
During a difficult time of the year for everyone (including myself, I have lost four machines to power issues). I am asking that IF, You can find a way to spare a few Dollars to support Seti then do so. I know several groups are working on ways to gather funding... That still takes time and effort and obstacles to overcome. How I count it what has been raised buy's us time into January solve some of the ways to get money to Seti.


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Message 484611 - Posted: 18 Dec 2006, 1:51:20 UTC - in response to Message 483384.  

I am a middle school student from China.I will do my best to help Seti!
(I am sorry.I can't speak English very well.)
虽然我们来自不同的国家,但我们有一个共同的目标,那就是为Seti尽一份力,为人类的科学事业做出一份贡献。每个人的力量是微弱的,但聚集在一起那将是巨大的。为此,我们走到了一起。让我们一起努力!为人类伟大的科学事业尽一份自己的力!!!!

好前述。我同意。
(I hope Systran didn’t write something inappropriate here—I speak no Chinese at all. Your English above is perfect, except for one very small error: there should be a space between a period and the following sentence.)
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Message 485282 - Posted: 19 Dec 2006, 1:36:51 UTC - in response to Message 483384.  

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Welcome to Seti, I appolgize for the delay in my reply. I am sure that the Seti Staff appreciate every bit of help they can get.

Thank You

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I am a middle school student from China.I will do my best to help Seti!
(I am sorry.I can't speak English very well.)
虽然我们来自不同的国家,但我们有一个共同的目标,那就是为Seti尽一份力,为人类的科学事业做出一份贡献。每个人的力量是微弱的,但聚集在一起那将是巨大的。为此,我们走到了一起。让我们一起努力!为人类伟大的科学事业尽一份自己的力!!!!


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Message 485776 - Posted: 20 Dec 2006, 1:26:57 UTC

Evening Everyone

A Little Birdie told me some Good News. At this point we are Good probably towards the end of February into March.

To date You have Helped to raise $75326.15, this during a time of year where many are trying to take care of families and prepare for Holiday's.

Thank You for the Immediate Support that Everyone has provided. This unexpectedly took everyone by surprise, things were very urgent. So there was no planning other than Fuzzy and I starting to work on raising awareness of the situation...

What I can say is that the PayPal issue is actively being worked, No there is no time frame yet. Quiet discussion has came up with a few ideas on how to best communicate with the users about the issues. Those ideas are still being worked on and nothing more will be said until they are ready. There will be a big push to Raise the Goal of $538000.00, that completes the project list.

The Fund raising has to Happen! I know that it will have more organization.

The future tends to hold that "WE" the users will keep things going for Seti.

So At this point I will not be beating the various Forums about Donations, it does not mean we are totally out of the woods. "WE" have time to plan and make it work more effectively.

Please remember that the Seti Store helps also.

I send my Very Best Wishes during these Holidays.

Thank You Everyone, for all the Help.

Pappa


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Message 485965 - Posted: 20 Dec 2006, 5:55:28 UTC
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Great news, Pappa, thanks for letting us know :o)

Partly relieved,
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Message 486147 - Posted: 20 Dec 2006, 14:14:16 UTC

How to persuade big companies to donate? Nokia's slogan is "Connecting people." It could be "Connecting civilizations." :-)

It should not be too hard for big companies to donate few thousand dollars a year for SETI@home.

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Message 486329 - Posted: 20 Dec 2006, 18:42:57 UTC - in response to Message 485776.  

Evening Everyone

A Little Birdie told me some Good News. At this point we are Good probably towards the end of February into March.

To date You have Helped to raise $75326.15, this during a time of year where many are trying to take care of families and prepare for Holiday's.

Thank You for the Immediate Support that Everyone has provided. This unexpectedly took everyone by surprise, things were very urgent. So there was no planning other than Fuzzy and I starting to work on raising awareness of the situation...

What I can say is that the PayPal issue is actively being worked, No there is no time frame yet. Quiet discussion has came up with a few ideas on how to best communicate with the users about the issues. Those ideas are still being worked on and nothing more will be said until they are ready. There will be a big push to Raise the Goal of $538000.00, that completes the project list.

The Fund raising has to Happen! I know that it will have more organization.

The future tends to hold that "WE" the users will keep things going for Seti.

So At this point I will not be beating the various Forums about Donations, it does not mean we are totally out of the woods. "WE" have time to plan and make it work more effectively.

Please remember that the Seti Store helps also.

I send my Very Best Wishes during these Holidays.

Thank You Everyone, for all the Help.

Pappa



Thanks Pappa.

Yes, the same birdie chirped the same news to me, but all, please notice what Pappa here says, that "we are Good probably towards the end of February into March."

This means that after this point, they need money just to run this place for!

So, please make a donation as soon as you're able to. Of course we all know that December and the season for expenses is here, but please consider a donation as soon you're able to, as the projects else will be in dire straits.

Thank you all, who have donated.

And yes, we are taking some initiatives to raise more money. Thanks for the input here, we will take them into consideration.


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Message 486351 - Posted: 20 Dec 2006, 19:02:56 UTC - in response to Message 486147.  

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Thank You for that input. I am still trying to see if there is a way to crack the specific Nut. If people working ins some of the large companies could do some research about Matching Funds or outright donations that would help.
If you can come up with a point of contact, you are welcome to email me al.setiboinc (at) gmail.com I will try to take it from there.

How to persuade big companies to donate? Nokia's slogan is "Connecting people." It could be "Connecting civilizations." :-)

It should not be too hard for big companies to donate few thousand dollars a year for SETI@home.


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