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Message 1032269 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 18:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 1032231.  

I'll throw my mighty support behind "Oscar" as well.

And if you need a "sci-fi" tie in try this - Oscar J. Friend
sci-fi author from the 40s-60s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_J._Friend

Or maybe because servers can be so cranky.....Oscar (the Grouch)
might work as well

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Message 1032341 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 22:52:25 UTC - in response to Message 1032269.  

I'll throw my mighty support behind "Oscar" as well.

And if you need a "sci-fi" tie in try this - Oscar J. Friend
sci-fi author from the 40s-60s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_J._Friend

Or maybe because servers can be so cranky.....Oscar (the Grouch)
might work as well


Also Oscar Goldman from "The Six Million Dollar Man"
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Message 1033926 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 5:06:34 UTC

OK, Seti friends.......
It's me, the ol' kittyman at it again.

The new server specs have been announced.

And I would like to propose another little fund drive.
There is an option for extending the standard 3 year warranty to 6 years with next day on site service.

It costs $210.00 extra, plus another $427.00 for a spares kit.
$637.00........I think it's worth it.

I will not put a time limit on it, but if a few of you folks will come up with $537.00, your friend the kittyman will finish it off with another $100.00 donation.

What say ye?

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Message 1033955 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 9:57:19 UTC

If you can hang on until the end of the month (payday for me) I am happy to help...
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Message 1033961 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 10:31:24 UTC - in response to Message 1032183.  

it really is up to the lab..

But Oscar could be great for the next generation..

Next:

Kermit
Piggy
BBird
Elmo


Maybe Nez are also good..?



LOL

NEZ? Mongolia? Brad, is that you? :-D

Sorry, i have to ask. ;-)

Helli


Brad? No. My username is Tapio. (Tapio is an East Finnish forest spirit or god, who figured prominently in the Kalevala.)
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Message 1033972 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 11:57:43 UTC - in response to Message 1033926.  

Ok to start things off as its a very good idea

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Message 1033986 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 12:38:41 UTC

I am not ignoring.. but on Jeff's new server thread there is a total of 13,000..
and scraped together 10,000 to work with.

So I am waiting to see if we need to push it back up to get it delivered.


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Message 1033987 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 12:43:11 UTC - in response to Message 1033986.  

I am not ignoring.. but on Jeff's new server thread there is a total of 13,000..
and scraped together 10,000 to work with.

So I am waiting to see if we need to push it back up to get it delivered.


Well.....this is an add-on.
If somebody wishes to donate and earmark it here for the server itself rather than the warranty/spares upgrade I think we can keep that separate. I think somebody had also posted a suggestion in Jeff's thread about possibly upgrading the drives from 1TB to 2TB.

$437.00 to go for the warranty/spares package.
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Message 1033994 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 12:59:43 UTC - in response to Message 1033987.  

I am not ignoring.. but on Jeff's new server thread there is a total of 13,000..
and scraped together 10,000 to work with.

So I am waiting to see if we need to push it back up to get it delivered.


Well.....this is an add-on.
If somebody wishes to donate and earmark it here for the server itself rather than the warranty/spares upgrade I think we can keep that separate. I think somebody had also posted a suggestion in Jeff's thread about possibly upgrading the drives from 1TB to 2TB.

$437.00 to go for the warranty/spares package.


That was me.. Just asking because it is a potential money and space saver.

1T drives going for about $100. 2T's going for about $140.. more space for less money if they can load it with 2T's. It would still not change the ball park of the total. So my question there is.. do they have enough.. or do we need to keep tossing in donations for it?

It sure has gone up from the original approx 6K price tag. But I would much prefer they over build than under build.
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Message 1034000 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 13:11:06 UTC - in response to Message 1033994.  

I am not ignoring.. but on Jeff's new server thread there is a total of 13,000..
and scraped together 10,000 to work with.

So I am waiting to see if we need to push it back up to get it delivered.


Well.....this is an add-on.
If somebody wishes to donate and earmark it here for the server itself rather than the warranty/spares upgrade I think we can keep that separate. I think somebody had also posted a suggestion in Jeff's thread about possibly upgrading the drives from 1TB to 2TB.

$437.00 to go for the warranty/spares package.


That was me.. Just asking because it is a potential money and space saver.

1T drives going for about $100. 2T's going for about $140.. more space for less money if they can load it with 2T's. It would still not change the ball park of the total. So my question there is.. do they have enough.. or do we need to keep tossing in donations for it?

It sure has gone up from the original approx 6K price tag. But I would much prefer they over build than under build.

I agree.....$480.00 to double the drive storage is also a very good investment.

Let's attack the warranty add-on first, and then perhaps I can start another mini-drive for the hard drives.

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Message 1034004 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 13:16:30 UTC - in response to Message 1034000.  

I am in standby mode until I hear back. It is after all their decision(I am uncertain if they have it already ordered or not) And if they need another 3K..
Then we need to see about chipping in to get them another 3K.


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Message 1034020 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:00:46 UTC

This should cover the hard drives...

Thank you for your gift of $500.00 via Visa on 09/18/2010.
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Message 1034022 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:05:03 UTC - in response to Message 1034020.  

This should cover the hard drives...

Thank you for your gift of $500.00 via Visa on 09/18/2010.
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Wonderful, Mark.

Still working on the warranty package then.......
$437.00 to go and the kitties kick in the final $100.00
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Message 1034026 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:17:09 UTC - in response to Message 1033926.  

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Message 1034028 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:18:29 UTC - in response to Message 1034026.  

Thank you for your gift of $200.00 via Visa on 09/18/2010.
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And thank you indeed, Helli.

$237.00 to go on the warranty upgrade with spare parts.
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Message 1034029 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:24:08 UTC

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Thank you for your gift of $100.00 via Visa on 09/18/2010.
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Donated a bit for now. I'll try to donate more next month when I have a little extra cash. :)
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Message 1034030 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:25:54 UTC - in response to Message 1034029.  

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Thank you for your gift of $100.00 via Visa on 09/18/2010.
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Donated a bit for now. I'll try to donate more next month when I have a little extra cash. :)

Great.....thanks for joining in, lupo. I should expect your green star should be tagging along shortly.

Only $137.00 to go and the kitties shall do their bit.
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Message 1034031 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:27:32 UTC

Uuhm - yesterday SETI got a big Donation from a single Person:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php?month=09&year=2010

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Message 1034033 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:29:28 UTC - in response to Message 1034030.  

No problem. It's the least I can do to help the cause and thank you all for all the help you have given me over the past few weeks.

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Message 1034035 - Posted: 18 Sep 2010, 14:33:47 UTC - in response to Message 1034031.  

Uuhm - yesterday SETI got a big Donation from a single Person:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/donation_history.php?month=09&year=2010

Helli

Oh my!!! $4000.00!! I wonder who it was from.....
If it was not earmarked for anything else, that would certainly cover the rest of the server cost itself. But it might have been intended for general operating expenses. Unless they wish to tell us, we don't know.

The kitties are still sniffing about for another $137.00 donor.

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