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Message 1041205 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:11:07 UTC

Uli, who was doing the updates, had a very good friend pass away. She is packing for a trip for the funeral so probably wont be able to update for us.


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Message 1041208 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:20:07 UTC - in response to Message 1041205.  

thanks for the update Perry. my condolences to Uli, and her friend's family.
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Message 1041212 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:29:18 UTC

Ooopps, looks like I gave again:


We received your gift of $20.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at
1-888-815-8885 or by e-mail at gahelp@berkeley.edu.

Your confirmation number is 63521.


Not intentional - guess its the cheap beer for a little longer!!!!!
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Message 1041216 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:36:49 UTC

unofficial subtotal: $10,772.

Awesome Setizens, just awesome.
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Message 1041218 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 1040963.  

Some snippage.



The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.


If you happen to know, just how much of a donation does Berkeley rake off the top?
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Message 1041222 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:42:16 UTC - in response to Message 1041218.  

Some snippage.



The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.


If you happen to know, just how much of a donation does Berkeley rake off the top?


I will try to do this from memory.

11%, includes rent AND UTILITIES!
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Message 1041223 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:43:13 UTC - in response to Message 1041218.  
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11%


<edit>Too slow!!!</edit>
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Message 1041224 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:45:22 UTC - in response to Message 1041222.  

Some snippage.



The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.


If you happen to know, just how much of a donation does Berkeley rake off the top?


I will try to do this from memory.

11%, includes rent AND UTILITIES!

$10,772.00 minus 11%(1184.92) is $9,587.08 of course.
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Message 1041226 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:48:53 UTC

For the people that have donated or contemplating a donation. Some companies will match employees donations to worthwhile causes. If you happen to work for such a company, see if Seti@home qualifies for matching funds from them.
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Message 1041227 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:48:58 UTC - in response to Message 1041224.  

Hi, Over 89% of your donation goes directly to SETI@home.
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Message 1041230 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 18:57:58 UTC - in response to Message 1041222.  

Some snippage.



The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.


If you happen to know, just how much of a donation does Berkeley rake off the top?


I will try to do this from memory.

11%, includes rent AND UTILITIES!


Is there a legal way to get around that? If Seti@home wanted to use my donation for rent and utilities, so be it. That Berkeley automatically takes 11% off the top is a bit disturbing to me.
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Message 1041236 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 19:17:00 UTC

Hi Guys, every bit helps so here is mine :)


Thank you for your gift to the SETI@home. Your generosity helps to ensure Cal's standing as the nation's most distinguished public research university.

We received your gift of $50.00 via on 10/10/2010.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at
1-888-815-8885 or by e-mail at gahelp@berkeley.edu.

Your confirmation number is 63564
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Message 1041239 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 19:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 1041230.  

11% off the top is much easier to compute than trying to account and prorate actual expenses. Especially at the ratio of donations to actual expenses.
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Message 1041245 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 19:31:20 UTC - in response to Message 1041230.  

Some snippage.



The problem is that all donations need to be approved by Berkeley first, and they take their cut of all donations, including the ones given by everyone here.

Far easier to come up with the cold, hard cash than it is to dance with the red tape at the University.


If you happen to know, just how much of a donation does Berkeley rake off the top?


I will try to do this from memory.

11%, includes rent AND UTILITIES!


Is there a legal way to get around that? If Seti@home wanted to use my donation for rent and utilities, so be it. That Berkeley automatically takes 11% off the top is a bit disturbing to me.


Honestly if they paid actual utility usage, the project would probably have been closed long ago. They are part of the University of California, Berkley. As such it is considered an educational/research venture. 11% puts them way ahead of the game, although if they could arrange for an actual room instead of the closet, maybe with an outside wall to vent heat through... Well I can dream. But in my opinion they got a good deal.
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Message 1041254 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 19:51:56 UTC

My turn....

Thank you for your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $25.00

Your confirmation number is:
63578
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Message 1041267 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 20:08:07 UTC

Updated my Stargazers Lounge Forum post with:

"Come on people - $10 is not much, barely a round of drinks for a Scotsman like me

It is easy to donate if you are a SETI@Home SGL Team member, or if you are not. It is secure and takes VISA and Mastercard.

But even if all you can do is join SETI@Home and do some data crunching in the background when your PC is on, you are helping the hunt for ET.

Thanks for reading this.

Tom"

Hope it helps, my own paltry donation is starting to embarass me, so I may chip in another $25 myself.

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Message 1041272 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 20:18:24 UTC

Okay, I said I would donate a second time to this cause. My two donations are still a lot less than the single donation of many though. But as the cost of my new 14" Dobsonian 'scope was just reduced and the vendor will refund me the difference, part of it can go here.

"Thank you for your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $25.00

Your confirmation number is:
63579"

But to paraphrase Mark - Every little helps

Regards to All

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Message 1041294 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 20:58:41 UTC - in response to Message 1041191.  

Hi, Could someone confirm my 50.00 dollars, confirmation number 63568

Thank you

Thank you for helping! There should be an e-mail for your confirmation, And someone should be passing out green stars soon.


Hmm, I haven't received any e-mail confirmation, not for my last donation and not the others as far as I can remember.
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Message 1041295 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 21:03:14 UTC - in response to Message 1041294.  

Well I am pretty sure Uli has her mind elsewhere for a bit. But we of the cheap seats are taking you at your word, and saying thank you!
there might be some exchange rate confusion getting the auto-response, but
once we get someone project related in here, I am sure they can validate it.
I have gotten an e-mail response for each donation I have made. It offers to
send postal mail with the same info on the form.



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Message 1041298 - Posted: 11 Oct 2010, 21:09:17 UTC
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Us Poor old pensioners usually donate once a year LOL, But Mark has gotten to me.

We received your gift of $25.00 via Visa on 10/11/2010.


Your confirmation number is 63470.


Jim


and I am a little puzzled by the low confirmation number ?
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