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Benefit for a very ill cruncher...

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Paulieg, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm thinking about trying to raise some money for a dedicated cruncher who is very ill. This will either be money for his own care, or possibly a donation to a cause in his name. I will not reveal his name at this time to protect his privacy. However, those of you who spend much time in the WCG sub forums, you will know who I'm talking about. If you are interested in possibly contributing to a fund for this dedicated cruncher, please post here or send me a PM. I'm working on the details now, so I just want to see who is willing to participate...
     
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  2. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    lets do it.

    i think a tiny bit of credit needs to go to the originator of the idea though.

    Loonym......

    WE ARE COMING FOR YOU BUDDY!
     
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    why not just get all the DONATED parts ...Slaps a rig together .... BadaBing BadaBow...Mails the Rig to Unmentionable Someone....Unmentionable Someone turns rig on ands says Hot Damn this is some crunching rig!?!?:eek:
     
  4. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    im more worried about keeping him alive rather than keeping him crunching.

    at this point in time the donation to assist his health and well being is more important than anything computer related.

    hell.... lets try to pay some of his bills. im sure not being about to work has him light in the wallet and eager to pay the utilities.
     
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    Ahhh now i see...I thought he needed a crunching rig....Fellow cruncher ...Im ok I understand now...:eek:
     
  6. Fitseries3

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    theres no reason we cant say his name. it would probably get more ppl in on the help.

    Loonym
     
  7. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    :confused: None of this is about credit, right? It's simply identifying a need, but yes, let's do it.
     
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    I hate to be the skeptic/asshole here... and I trust pauile and fits. But how do the rest of us know that this is something legit?

    It would be a good idea to post the story/some sort of proof that this is a real person in need and not one of those guys at the gas station that tells you the sob story about how his family lives out of his van and that he needs gas money to go <wherever>

    again, hate to be the Becker here, but those of us who do not know about this, don't keep up with the WCG forum need a bit more info (maybe even a link to the relevant parts of the forum).
     
  9. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    I certainly understand your concern. However, I started this thread right after I received a PM from him, and without asking if I can share any of his business. Like I said in the OP, this is just a idea, without any real direction yet. Oh, and this guy is legit alright...he helped the TPU WCG team get on it's feet.
     
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    Its on the level man. He needs help!
     
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    My sincerities go out to you, unfortunately I won't be able to help at all ...

    .. but I will say this, and it please don't take this the wrong way.

    I hope everything turns out for the good in the end. :)
     
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    check for yourself man...

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=183598

    thats all i can say.
     
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    ok... lemme know how we can do this and I'm in.
     
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    im not gonna lie. I cant do jack. I dont have the funds to help. Iv got the i7 folding (WCG) for now though. finally got it running. I need to say this though. If you have ever searched these forums for this type of thread you will relize how successfull they are. This community is great and full of good people. Now let me make this very clear. this goes for everyone. you can use these shoes too. I may not know you. I may have never seen you or heard your voice. or understood your humor but it doesnt matter does it? I mean lets face it this kind of shit goes way beyond the internet. These are forums..forums with a bunch of people we dont know will never know or even meet in person. But that doesnt really change us does it? I mean some people are dicks online. but maybe their nice in person...my understanding its that their faking it. people are who they are online because they can get away with it. because we will never meet them. were not scared. what does this guy say about himself? huh? he isnt looking for sympathy hes explaining a situation. This is real life guys. this isnt the forums anymore. This is a real guy with a name with a sense of humor with a face and a voice. he is on the other side of that screen name...sick..REAL sick. were not talking about a build ..or any other type of inanimate object. were talking about the person who picked up your phone...who opened the door for you. who wasnt a douche in drive through. an he needs help. did he ask for help? nope. he was explaining a sitch. and its as simple as that. their are a couple things we can do here. not notice the phone dropped behind us..open the door while dropping all your stuff. get some customer screaming at you over a low quality mic. or we could see this guy again. we can help pay the bills. we can make his life miserable...because its probably hell right now. $2 $2000 does it matter? what if the phone goes out? bill gets overdue...never gets the call from the doc..never picks up the new PRX at the drug store...keeps taking the ones that dont do jack....get the idea? what if he has kids? his wife...his family...what about the house? heating? electric? water? easy to take it for granted...even if your like me and barely keeping up...i have $20 left to me for a week after everything...but thats more than him....what about pain? remember when you burned yourself on the fryer? broke your leg? first time u went swimming and couldnt breath? cut yourself wicked bad? what if you had that exact moment..over and over...and OVER again...everyday. for months...years i mean...at first it will be the bills overdue.....shut off...collectors...freezes....accounts closed....flags in databases....denial for assitance..morgage payment is late....house is seized....you getting the picture?...this gentelman is now our world...the guy is trapped under a ship..can you lift a ship? i cant...so we need to help. this isnt a SN this is a real person he breathes....eates suffers walks drives and talks..he is u me paul fit w1zz these forums..the code behind the database...their is allways a human behind it..and this could be him...why not...
     
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    I'm good for a small donation, just PM when the time comes.
     
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    As much as I would love to help out, I, like many others, am struggling to make ends meet as well.
    And I know this is a very dire situation. And I believe Sol did a GREAT job explaining all of this and what it should mean.
    We are dealing with a human. Not his rig, or a new build. But Him. The creator. The guy behind it all!
    As I stated before, I wish I could help, but can not due to my own financial troubles.
    But I do wish him the best! And his family! And hope all goes well from here on out!
     
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    Just wanting to help is all that matters really. Not everyone can, nor should everyone feel they have to. For those who would like to make a donation and are able to, just contact me.
     
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    I am not involved in WCG at all, but do post on here. To be honest, my threads usually involve me asking for computer help, and you guys always give me more help and knowledge than I could ever hope for. When the details come out, I will pitch in, to help someone who is part of such a giving community :)
     
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    ah yes..... one day that was a great description of most of us here.

    you will soon be full of knowledge and have the ability to help others as they once helped you.

    i will say, even us who seem to know it all have problems we need help with from time to time.

    im here to help in any way i can with computers, life, anything. thats what keeps me posting from day to day.... knowing that im helping someone else.
     
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    I will pitch in as well with what I can afford;)
     
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    I'm good for a small donation. Is there a paypal or something set up?
     
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    I'm probably one of the most suspicious people you'd be likely to meet. Actually, we'd never meet - way too paranoid for that 'human interface' shit. But the dude in question joined XS when I was still pretty active over there and think that was just over a year ago. Even so, I always have an eye out for the 'long con' so even that wouldn't score too many points with me. But there was at least one guy I know of from XS who is well respected and who actually paid the first dude a visit recently and believes he is legit. So while I still might have some reservations I think the odds are pretty good that everything is as it appears to be. Of course god, Jesus, his mom and all the angels in heaven could promise me something is real and I'd still want to know what their angle was - but that's just me.
     
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    you can count on me i can't send a lot of money i'm still under a bankrupcty but it just money and i can get money later but for loonym later is too late.These now the time to make a gesture for a human being stop thinking about your i7 and other crunching rigs.
     
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    Shit, i dont know the guy, I have just read his thread in XS, my life has been tainted by that ugly festering disease, not myself but family and loved ones, but I'll temporarily come out of retirement to support this touching cause and contribute, just post when and how and i'll be in the queue.... better still, cause I am not around really, if someone organising it could PM me the details here i will ensure my E Mail subscription is enabled so I will recieve the e mail with the details, just to ensure i dont miss it.

    If i can just help in some small way to his quality of life.....then that gives me quality of life!
     
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    I've been in a financial bind lately myself... I mean broke.. If someone was to rob me they would just be practicing... I've really wanted an i7 to share the experience with all the i7 owners here with overclocking and stuff.. but way too expensive.. Then I heard about the i5.. they seem affordable and very overclockable... and today they came out!

    I ran over to Newegg.. well, browsed over to Newegg to start my i5 basket (wish basket).. hehehe So much to choose from.. then I thought to myself, "Let's head over to my favorite bank of knowledge Techpowerup! and good friends, for some help!"

    Then I seen this thread, and realized as bad as I have it... It could be worse... I still can't afford an i5 or i7, but I can afford to give a little for life... and a great person! Although, I've never met loonym or know him outside of WCG and XS... I do know he helped TPU become a great team! Thanks Loonym!

    Paulieg let me know when we have something setup. Thanks
     
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