mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search > News

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2021-06-10, 12:26   #12
alpertron
 
alpertron's Avatar
 
Aug 2002
Buenos Aires, Argentina

3×499 Posts
Default

I've just checked that I can select Mersenne Research on smile.amazon.com using my account, but the last time I used Amazon was in 2011, because it is very expensive for me.

I have to pay 65% of "dollar tax" plus 8% of VAT if I want to use it (the same tax rate is for Google Play or Netflix).
alpertron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2023-01-19, 09:08   #13
techn1ciaN
 
techn1ciaN's Avatar
 
Oct 2021
U. S. / New York, NY

2·3·52 Posts
Default

Looks like Amazon will be canning the Smile program by this time next month: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/01/18/amaz...cost-cuts.html

I'll grant that if you're looking for costs to cut then this is a pretty obvious one, but would be lying to say I'm not sad to see it go. I got an email with some disingenuous-sounding reasoning about how the program "isn't having the effect we hoped," which — sure, a hundred bucks isn't much, but isn't it better than nothing?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot 2023-01-19 040147.png
Views:	60
Size:	26.0 KB
ID:	27936  
techn1ciaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2023-01-19, 09:54   #14
bur
 
bur's Avatar
 
Aug 2020
79*6581e-4;3*2539e-3

65910 Posts
Default

That's sad indeed. I was supporting a small local animal shelter and they received more than 1000€ per year in total. I'm sure they'll gonna miss that money.

"isn't having the effect we hoped," i.e. "isn't generating as much positive PR as we hoped for the amount of money we spent".
bur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2023-01-20, 06:26   #15
storm5510
Random Account
 
storm5510's Avatar
 
Aug 2009
Not U. + S.A.

2,543 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bur View Post
That's sad indeed. I was supporting a small local animal shelter and they received more than 1000€ per year in total. I'm sure they'll gonna miss that money.

"isn't having the effect we hoped," i.e. "isn't generating as much positive PR as we hoped for the amount of money we spent".
Or, is not producing enough revenue for the bigshots to stick in their pockets. It's always about the Dollar, Euro, Pound, Mark, or whatever the currency happens to be.
storm5510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amazon AWS: new c5d instances GP2 Cloud Computing 14 2018-05-27 01:43
How about using Amazon's hardware instead? GP2 Cloud Computing 154 2017-03-29 16:02
Amazon EC2 patrik Cloud Computing 71 2016-10-17 09:26
"humanitarian" :smile: request LaurV Lounge 1 2013-12-12 16:30
doing large NFS jobs on Amazon EC2? ixfd64 Factoring 3 2012-06-06 08:27

All times are UTC. The time now is 14:05.


Wed Feb 8 14:05:34 UTC 2023 up 174 days, 11:34, 1 user, load averages: 0.94, 0.88, 0.87

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.

≠ ± ∓ ÷ × · − √ ‰ ⊗ ⊕ ⊖ ⊘ ⊙ ≤ ≥ ≦ ≧ ≨ ≩ ≺ ≻ ≼ ≽ ⊏ ⊐ ⊑ ⊒ ² ³ °
∠ ∟ ° ≅ ~ ‖ ⟂ ⫛
≡ ≜ ≈ ∝ ∞ ≪ ≫ ⌊⌋ ⌈⌉ ∘ ∏ ∐ ∑ ∧ ∨ ∩ ∪ ⨀ ⊕ ⊗ 𝖕 𝖖 𝖗 ⊲ ⊳
∅ ∖ ∁ ↦ ↣ ∩ ∪ ⊆ ⊂ ⊄ ⊊ ⊇ ⊃ ⊅ ⊋ ⊖ ∈ ∉ ∋ ∌ ℕ ℤ ℚ ℝ ℂ ℵ ℶ ℷ ℸ 𝓟
¬ ∨ ∧ ⊕ → ← ⇒ ⇐ ⇔ ∀ ∃ ∄ ∴ ∵ ⊤ ⊥ ⊢ ⊨ ⫤ ⊣ … ⋯ ⋮ ⋰ ⋱
∫ ∬ ∭ ∮ ∯ ∰ ∇ ∆ δ ∂ ℱ ℒ ℓ
𝛢𝛼 𝛣𝛽 𝛤𝛾 𝛥𝛿 𝛦𝜀𝜖 𝛧𝜁 𝛨𝜂 𝛩𝜃𝜗 𝛪𝜄 𝛫𝜅 𝛬𝜆 𝛭𝜇 𝛮𝜈 𝛯𝜉 𝛰𝜊 𝛱𝜋 𝛲𝜌 𝛴𝜎𝜍 𝛵𝜏 𝛶𝜐 𝛷𝜙𝜑 𝛸𝜒 𝛹𝜓 𝛺𝜔