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Message 1912604 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 18:54:01 UTC - in response to Message 1912560.  

*Edit* Was just putzing around on Boincstats, and I noticed on the Hosts Overview page of SETI's stats, on 12/10, there was a huge blip in the number of new hosts. It appears the average of the month surrounding that date was in the neighborhood of 2-500 a day, and on that day the total was 2844. Not sure if this fund drive had anything to do with it or not, but I did find it an interesting coincidence.


This reminds me...and I hope to not go too far down a different rabbit hole, but I thought I saw a post or received a notice on BOINC a few months back stating that more WUs were going to be in the hopper soon. The point of the notice was asking us to spare a few more CPU cycles. Did I just dream that, and if not, has there been a noticeable increase in WUs being crunched?
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Message 1912616 - Posted: 12 Jan 2018, 20:34:03 UTC - in response to Message 1912560.  

Thanks, Al, for the financial report - and I echo every one of your sentiments about the splendid efforts of you all.

Full disclosure: the sum which Al calculated does not yet include the matching funds which I pledged. Sending money from overseas isn't as simple as putting a check in the mail - not least because ours are called cheques, they go in the post, and they don't know what US dollars are.

Funds are pledged, safe, and available. I could go via Visa, but fees and daily limits make it inappropriate for larger sums. I'd like to make a wire transfer, but apparently that causes problems at the Berkeley end: everything arrives in one big messy heap, and Eric has to be on hand to claim what is his. Eric has more than enough cash on hand to place his orders, so there's no rush: I'll keep nudging him at relatively gentle intervals until we can agree when to do the deed.
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Message 1912884 - Posted: 13 Jan 2018, 23:08:50 UTC - in response to Message 1912616.  

Just throwing out ideas here. Bank to Bank wire transfer. Certified cashiers cheque. I sent in my first donation via check for the early part of the drive back in November. The Finance Department didn't get around to presenting it to my bank for clearing until January 4th. Bank of America was the bank the Regents of the University of California used for the deposit.
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Message 1912956 - Posted: 14 Jan 2018, 9:23:19 UTC - in response to Message 1912884.  

Just throwing out ideas here. Bank to Bank wire transfer. Certified cashiers cheque. I sent in my first donation via check for the early part of the drive back in November. The Finance Department didn't get around to presenting it to my bank for clearing until January 4th. Bank of America was the bank the Regents of the University of California used for the deposit.
That's so nineteenth century! Here in the UK they're called Banker's Drafts, and my bank has stopped issuing them. I've actually signed up with a corporate-grade money transfer service (people use it for things like buying houses overseas), so I'd have no trouble getting the money out of the country - the only sticking point is identifying the precise arrival point so it ends up in the right hands.

Brainstorming the problem myself led to this page, which may be of interest to other donors. Berkeley: Giving From Abroad. Normally, across the world, tax deductions are available for in-country donations only: but, to no surprise at all, Berkeley alumni have set up procedures for home-country collection (with tax relief) and onward transfer.
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Message 1913112 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 1:27:30 UTC - in response to Message 1912884.  
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Yes Keith but at least you got your animated fund drive "gold star" Tisk :-)

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Message 1913124 - Posted: 15 Jan 2018, 2:49:05 UTC - in response to Message 1912956.  


Brainstorming the problem myself led to this page, which may be of interest to other donors. Berkeley: Giving From Abroad. Normally, across the world, tax deductions are available for in-country donations only: but, to no surprise at all, Berkeley alumni have set up procedures for home-country collection (with tax relief) and onward transfer.


Outstanding, Richard! You figured it out and the new information will be useful to anybody else outside the U.S. who wished to donate.

I am NOT getting the Donor Inquiry Form to populate in my browser for some reason though. That looks to be the mechanism used for the UC representative to contact you too which is unfortunate.
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Message 1913650 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 0:32:26 UTC

I see we have lost our Special Fundraiser icons this afternoon because of the server work I presume.
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Message 1913651 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 0:34:50 UTC

And our green stars
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Message 1913652 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 0:41:22 UTC - in response to Message 1913651.  
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Somebody must be reading your posts. Your green star is back. And now its gone again.
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Message 1913653 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 0:44:00 UTC - in response to Message 1913652.  
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Was a falling meteor not a star... LOL
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Message 1913663 - Posted: 18 Jan 2018, 1:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 1913653.  

I see that a few people still have their green stars. The most obvious one is Eric Korpela. I see Richard Haselgrove still has his star. Maybe you have to be in the inner circle or something.
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Message 1913966 - Posted: 19 Jan 2018, 9:11:55 UTC - in response to Message 1913663.  

ROFL
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Message 1914175 - Posted: 20 Jan 2018, 6:12:15 UTC
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Thanks to All. That answers my Star/ Icon issue. I am doing my best to help resolve this also.
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Message 1914204 - Posted: 20 Jan 2018, 12:25:08 UTC - in response to Message 1913663.  

I see that a few people still have their green stars.


I advised Dr. Korpela so it's a known issue and should be restored soon. It was indicated that this seemed to be the result of a BOINC update breaking the scripting.
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Message 1914231 - Posted: 20 Jan 2018, 15:55:03 UTC - in response to Message 1914204.  

I see that a few people still have their green stars.
I advised Dr. Korpela so it's a known issue and should be restored soon. It was indicated that this seemed to be the result of a BOINC update breaking the scripting.
Why are we surprised by that? ;-)
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Message 1914237 - Posted: 20 Jan 2018, 16:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 1914231.  

I see that a few people still have their green stars.
I advised Dr. Korpela so it's a known issue and should be restored soon. It was indicated that this seemed to be the result of a BOINC update breaking the scripting.
Why are we surprised by that? ;-)


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Message 1914331 - Posted: 21 Jan 2018, 2:09:29 UTC

The stars, HDDs and video cards appear to have finished their holiday & have returned.
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