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Message 3152 - Posted: 14 Dec 2018, 21:29:33 UTC - in response to Message 3146.  

Happy to contribute - people like you are the forefathers of future DC efforts. I hope my $5 per month combined with all other contributions allows you to keep this project alive. Hardware isnt cheap and we all know time is preciously limited, but so is being able to pursue what you are passionate about.

The arrogance of some of the messages here is shocking. You gave us something to be passionate about too, and some people think the right thing for you is to pay us? Basically thanks for nothing and a slap across the face for all your effort over the years?

@Paul Derbyshite - You can join Gridcoin to get some recompense for your efforts. Not a bad place and a fledgling crypto, all in the name of computing for humankind.


I guess it is quite easy for ordinary users who just let program run on theirs computers to forget that maintaning such project is not so easy and it needs time, skills and effort.

I didn't think about it either and I am sorry for being arrogant and ungrateful.

It's a pity that univeristy is no longer funding this project. On the other hand it's good to know that at least hardware and electricity is provided free of charge.

I might not be able to donate every month and try to make some one off contribution from time to time.
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Message 3154 - Posted: 15 Dec 2018, 10:05:17 UTC

I really want to know how fast a typical blackhole spins. In the BHDB results page I saw some mention about the spin of my blackhole, so I looked at my workunit results to see if there are any value. But, the result file(universe_bh2_180328_250_350574650_20000_1-999999_575400_1_r49426612_0) is EMPTY, unlike previous batches which has some log about star simulation. I also examined the log file(universe_bh2_180328_250_350574650_20000_1-999999_575400_1_r49426612_4) and input file(universe_bh2_180328_250_350574650_20000_1-999999_575400_1_r49426612_3), but none of these files have a value for blackhole spin! So what are we sending back with our computers? Maybe we should slow down so you have more time to update your app? Goodbye Universe@home and I'll be back when you are done with app upgrade.
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Message 3155 - Posted: 15 Dec 2018, 19:18:48 UTC
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Would you accept GRC donations? I am pretty sure there are more than one Gridcoiners who are willing to contribute.
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Message 3156 - Posted: 16 Dec 2018, 16:59:51 UTC - in response to Message 3155.  

Would you accept GRC donations? I am pretty sure there are more than one Gridcoiners who are willing to contribute.

I just installed GRC wallet but don't know, what next really :)
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Message 3157 - Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 5:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 3156.  

Would you accept GRC donations? I am pretty sure there are more than one Gridcoiners who are willing to contribute.

I just installed GRC wallet but don't know, what next really :)


If you intend to sell for funding right now you could use an exchange such as Bittrex or SouthXchange so you don't have to deal with the wallet and backups. Otherwise you can setup an in-wallet donation address in the wallet's address book.
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Message 3158 - Posted: 17 Dec 2018, 16:37:11 UTC - in response to Message 3157.  

Feel free to join our Discord (https://discord.me/gridcoin) or Slack is you need help setting the wallet up.
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Message 3165 - Posted: 24 Dec 2018, 22:36:34 UTC

I'm glad to help a little. Krzysztof Piszczek has either run or helped with several projects. The DC community needs more people like him.
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Message 3166 - Posted: 25 Dec 2018, 12:52:01 UTC

Sad that the "Copernicus Astronomical Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences" cannot or don't want to support you ...
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Message 3167 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 3:01:34 UTC

A thought:
What if the OP could package the Universe@Home data into useful summary packages, for sale?

Convert valuable time into a nominal income stream...

BR/DA
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Message 3168 - Posted: 27 Dec 2018, 19:00:56 UTC - in response to Message 3142.  

I think you certainly deserve to be paid for your efforts. Talented IT people should not be expected to work for free. But this is a volunteer project for all of us. Should not the University of Warsaw, or the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences be supporting you?

I certainly understand if you can not continue. You have done more than your fair share for science. It seems that the institutions may be letting you down. I hope they can find some way to pay you something. Good luck.


I agree. +1


Yes, some institution should pick up this project and get it funded. Until today I thought this was run by an institution, not just one person.

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Message 3169 - Posted: 27 Dec 2018, 19:06:16 UTC - in response to Message 3138.  

I think you certainly deserve to be paid for your efforts. Talented IT people should not be expected to work for free. But this is a volunteer project for all of us. Should not the University of Warsaw, or the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences be supporting you?

I certainly understand if you can not continue. You have done more than your fair share for science. It seems that the institutions may be letting you down. I hope they can find some way to pay you something. Good luck.


I agree too some University should be interested somewhere I too ASSUMED you were University staff and therefore being paid. good luck. I am still paying on this equip.....
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Message 3171 - Posted: 27 Dec 2018, 23:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 3133.  

I unfortunately have to agree with this poster.
If I was to calculate my electricity use and the money I have put into this PC to run this project and others I would also like to get paid.
But I do it for the sake of science.
My original volunteer project IT guys are volunteers and students who volunteer their time and do not get paid.
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Message 3172 - Posted: 27 Dec 2018, 23:30:00 UTC

Perhaps you should start a go fund me account or something similar and those that wish to donate can. To me a person that sets up a go fund me account with a target and a description of what the money will go towards and that it can be proven that money goes towards the intended things shown in the description is more reputable than a post asking for money. Is this project sponsored by any organization? Perhaps you should start getting sponsors from astronomy organizations and IT organizations if you haven't done that already.
My original project that I joined a decade or so a go has all kinds of sponsors to help them with their costs.
Just an idea.
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Message 3173 - Posted: 28 Dec 2018, 16:06:30 UTC

Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.
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Message 3191 - Posted: 5 Jan 2019, 19:13:36 UTC - in response to Message 3131.  

no funds
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Message 3195 - Posted: 7 Jan 2019, 0:10:40 UTC - in response to Message 3132.  

I agree with you.

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Message 3202 - Posted: 8 Jan 2019, 20:41:04 UTC - in response to Message 3173.  

Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.
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Message 3204 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 12:54:55 UTC - in response to Message 3202.  

Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.


Make a donation and cancel it. 1 time donation. Done. There is no contract. One can start and stop donations whenever.
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Message 3205 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 0:40:15 UTC - in response to Message 3204.  

Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.


Make a donation and cancel it. 1 time donation. Done. There is no contract. One can start and stop donations whenever.


I thought that was a good idea. So I just tried to donate and cancel. When I cancelled it removed my donation. So that doesn't seem to work so well.
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Message 3206 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 0:45:10 UTC - in response to Message 3205.  

Patreon is basically a GoFundMe in another format.


It's like a monthly donation, not a one time donation. Or so is my understanding of it. To generate a monthly salary income. Monthly I cannot do. A one time donation here or there, sure, but I'd like to know exactly what it was for as mentioned above. I've got 5 computers and a cell phone crunching this project and my electric bill is way above average. As someone said above, I do it for science and am paying though burning out my equipment like hdds/ssds cpus etc as well as a whopping electric bill. I don't mind donating something, but doing it every month gave me that sour taste in my mouth.

I live near a very large national laboratory. Job descriptions for job openings include knowing how to be able to apply for grants to get projects funded. That seems to be what should be done here. Or, setup a way to make one time donations towards a set goal.

Just my 2 cents.


Make a donation and cancel it. 1 time donation. Done. There is no contract. One can start and stop donations whenever.


I thought that was a good idea. So I just tried to donate and cancel. When I cancelled it removed my donation. So that doesn't seem to work so well.


ah, in email is the answer... it says this

"No charge has been placed yet. You've pledged to a "per month" page and will be charged on the next 1st of the month, Pacific Time.
Your pledge renews automatically and is charged every month. You can cancel at anytime by visiting your pledge page and clicking "Edit". You can read our terms here.
"

So i'm going to redo this and cancel after the 1st next month.
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