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Old 2020-11-18, 00:01   #1
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Lightbulb Donation discussion?

We recently learned that James Heinrich pays for the mersenne.ca server out of his own pocket. We had (wrongly) assumed that his site ran off of a Raspberry Pi with a real big SD card and that his network was free because Canada has socialized medicine and all that.

We use his site daily and we are sure you all use it as well.

We think it would be reasonable to fold his expenses into the forum donations fund.

We think his expenses are roughly CDN $997 a month so that is something like $40 USD a month.

What do you all think?

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Old 2020-11-18, 00:27   #2
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We think his expenses are roughly CDN $997 a month so that is something like $40 USD a month.

What do you all think?
I think your arithmetic is wrong. Assuming you meant CDN $997 a year, that is about $63 US and some change a month.

Still -- not a bad idea, not bad at all...

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Old 2020-11-18, 01:09   #3
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We recently learned that James Heinrich pays for the mersenne.ca server out of his own pocket.
We think it would be reasonable to fold his expenses into the forum donations fund.

We think his expenses are roughly CDN $997 a month so that is something like $40 USD a month.

What do you all think?

I think that is a good idea.
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Old 2020-11-18, 02:13   #4
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I think your arithmetic is wrong.
Humour lost on this one is.
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Old 2020-11-18, 02:36   #5
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Humour lost on this one is.
You want humor from me, don't ask me what I think.

Maybe I should have been shocked -- shocked! -- that the exchange rate was now something like 25 CDN per USD. Would you have considered that humorous?

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Old 2020-11-18, 03:40   #6
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Maybe I should have been shocked -- shocked! -- that the exchange rate was now something like 25 CDN per USD. Would you have considered that humorous?
Actually, I don't know if I would laugh or I would cry. Currencies are relative. What can you buy with one, or with the other? Methink it would mailny mean almost all people around the world speak Chinese, and their children are taught in Chinese in schools, on all 8 continents (hey! including Zealandia). There may be some conflicts too, at the border between Romania and China...

(thinking about who owns the most of the US debt, and what the effect of a so-strong greenback will be in time because I can't imagine the maple leaf being so weak the part about Russia disappearance is an old joke from the communist era).

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Old 2020-11-18, 04:06   #7
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They don't call it the Canuckistan Kopek for nothing.
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Old 2020-11-18, 06:44   #8
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We recently learned that [We had (wrongly) assumed that his site ran off of a Raspberry Pi with a real big SD card and that his network was free because Canada has socialized medicine and all that.
Happy to pitch in a month or so of expenses, James is friendly and replies quickly!
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Old 2020-12-01, 23:44   #9
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The actual cost per month is roughly $25 (USD) rather than the $40 we originally posted.

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Old 2020-12-02, 02:36   #10
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I send a $50 paypal donation. James is amazing and if Canada isn't subsidizing Mersenne.ca I'm happy to help out.
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Somehow there is this misconception out there that socialism is not really a scam and governments can and actually do payout more money to people than they collect from them. But in a math forum there Is no room for such nonsense.
All for helping out of I can.
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