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Message 1041982 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 6:23:52 UTC

And I would like to thank everybody yet again....
Those who have been continuing to find a way to make donations of what they can afford are appreciated as much as those who could and did donate larger amounts.

Your efforts all add up, no matter how modest they may seem.

Meow meow to you all.
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Message 1042015 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 12:48:04 UTC

What the heck in for a penny in for a pound.

Dear James Sotherden,

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Mastercard on 10/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Your confirmation number is:
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My wife is going to whack me upside the head, As Im allways preaching at her to stop using the credit card:)
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Message 1042029 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 13:53:07 UTC

Just for an idea.. i looked at one manufacture of a mork-ish machine(newer, some upgrades, 4x6 core xeons, tons of memory) and first glance was in the neighborhood of $20,000. Now in a perfect world(which we do not live in)
There would be the 1 server for a Master, an equal for the replica,
and a full set of every part on the shelf.

So my guess this perfect world would be about $50K. With that in mind, you really REALLY should give credit to what they are accomplishing in that lab with what they have. And.. Setizens.. the donations are amazing. If you can..
please keep them up. If you can not.. Well I myself am among the unemployed
so I certainly understand. There are many that have managed to chip in on
fixed incomes. And there are many that have chipped in "more than reasonable".

I repeat.. awesome folks. Each and every one.
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Message 1042038 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 14:36:10 UTC - in response to Message 1042015.  

I donated again.

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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.

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Message 1042097 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 17:39:33 UTC


Thank you for your gift of $300.00 via Visa on 10/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1042121 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 19:53:17 UTC

Thank you for your gift of $50.00 via Visa on 10/14/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $50.00

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Message 1042135 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 21:25:43 UTC - in response to Message 1042029.  

Just for an idea.. i looked at one manufacture of a mork-ish machine(newer, some upgrades, 4x6 core xeons, tons of memory) and first glance was in the neighborhood of $20,000. Now in a perfect world(which we do not live in)
There would be the 1 server for a Master, an equal for the replica,
and a full set of every part on the shelf.

So my guess this perfect world would be about $50K. With that in mind, you really REALLY should give credit to what they are accomplishing in that lab with what they have. And.. Setizens.. the donations are amazing. If you can..
please keep them up. If you can not.. Well I myself am among the unemployed
so I certainly understand. There are many that have managed to chip in on
fixed incomes. And there are many that have chipped in "more than reasonable".

I repeat.. awesome folks. Each and every one.


I took a look myself and was above $30,000.00 before tacking on warranty/maintenance contract, UPS, tape backup, and an applique for the front panel depicting Van Gogh's Starry Night. :)

And yes, much thanks to all that have donated.
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Message 1042155 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 22:45:03 UTC

Some good info for people who donate...

To see exactly how much the Seti program actually gets, take 2.5% off of your donation. These are the fees and overhead UCB charges.

FYI for credit sake, this came from the Gift Administration Help Desk at UCB.


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Message 1042164 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 23:23:30 UTC

2.5% off is fine I think, thought it would have been more.
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Message 1042165 - Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 23:31:14 UTC - in response to Message 1042164.  

2.5% off is fine I think, thought it would have been more.


Absolutely...it's a smaller margin then I expected


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Message 1042198 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 3:07:44 UTC - in response to Message 1042155.  

Some good info for people who donate...

To see exactly how much the Seti program actually gets, take 2.5% off of your donation. These are the fees and overhead UCB charges.

FYI for credit sake, this came from the Gift Administration Help Desk at UCB.

That sounds like the credit card merchant fee!

Are you sure the person you talked to actually understood your question?

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Message 1042205 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 3:51:01 UTC

I had heard UCB takes 11% of donations... where did 2.5% come from?
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Message 1042215 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 5:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 1042205.  

Hi, Yes UBC takes 11% off the top.
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Message 1042284 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 13:19:45 UTC

Uhm...i'm a little confused now.

11%..2.5%...Yes...No...

How many from our Donations gets SETI@home? 89% or 97.5%

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Message 1042293 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 13:42:42 UTC - in response to Message 1042284.  

Uhm...i'm a little confused now.

11%..2.5%...Yes...No...

How many from our Donations gets SETI@home? 89% or 97.5%

Helli

I believe the 11% that the campus takes from the donations is correct.

And quite a bargain at that......
It would cost significantly more if the project had to front all of the costs they incur up front. Much more.


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Message 1042386 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 18:03:39 UTC

Make sure to direct your Gift to go to SETI or it goes into the general college fund to be divided equally between Departments if I remember correctly.

I Desire Peace and Justice, Jim Scott (Mod-Ret.)
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Message 1042401 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 19:08:16 UTC - in response to Message 1042386.  

Hi, Yes it is 11% and please check to be sure it go to the SETI fund.
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Message 1042407 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 19:26:20 UTC - in response to Message 1042401.  

on the bright side, that is the default if you go to the donations page via the green star.
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Message 1042452 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 20:41:52 UTC

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Dear Francis Noel,

Thank you for your gift of $10.00 via Mastercard on 10/15/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

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Your confirmation number is:
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Message 1042456 - Posted: 15 Oct 2010, 20:51:22 UTC - in response to Message 1042452.  
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Thank you Francis.

Has anyone got a total lately? We've got to be way up there! Great job everybody.

Ok, according to my very weak math skills I figured $11,820.00. That's fantastic!


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