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The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:17 pm

If everybody coughs up $20, we can get Leo a new computer for the system that died.
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:08 pm

82 official members * $20/member = $1640
As yourselves this question:
"In one year's time, do I receive $20 of enjoyment out of this forum?"
We spend that much buying lunch. Is there someone here who would not buy Leo lunch, given the opportunity?

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help Leo

Post  Stephan Vermeire (Brutus) on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:21 pm

20 dollars? That is about 14 Euro's right. I'm in!

Keep up the good work Leo,
Stephan

ps: Does it make me a goldmember now? Wink
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:50 pm

Having received sufficient encouragment (one other poster who thought it was a good idea) I went to Leo's Pay button to try to make a donation. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to make the thing speak English. Can someone give me a clue?

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Post  Tony Thomas on Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:14 am

20 bucks, I am in..

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Post  Aart J.C. Bik on Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:32 pm

Sure, sounds very reasonable. Leo can you pm me a "giro" number, so I can finally use one of my old Dutch accounts again ;-)
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:55 am

dann corbit wrote:Having received sufficient encouragment (one other poster who thought it was a good idea) I went to Leo's Pay button to try to make a donation. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to make the thing speak English. Can someone give me a clue?

Hooray, I figured it out and coughed up 14 Euro.
Let's show Leo that all those years of dedicated effort mean something, and while we may be lazy leaches -- parasitically sucking the efforts of others -- when prodded to our senses we are capable of something worthwhile.
cheers

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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Harald Johnsen on Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:23 am

dann corbit wrote:
Hooray, I figured it out and coughed up 14 Euro.
Let's show Leo that all those years of dedicated effort mean something, and while we may be lazy leaches -- parasitically sucking the efforts of others -- when prodded to our senses we are capable of something worthwhile.
cheers

tell us, did you simply changed the language code in the url ?

HJ.

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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:27 am

I just paid in Euros (14 Euro which is a few cents over $20).

To start, I just clicked on the little Visa logo on this page:
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/

Yesterday, all the menus were in (?) Dutch I think. Today they are in English.

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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Thomas McBurney on Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:56 pm

dann corbit wrote:I just paid in Euros (14 Euro which is a few cents over $20).

To start, I just clicked on the little Visa logo on this page:
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/

Yesterday, all the menus were in (?) Dutch I think. Today they are in English.

Ok, I've donated 40 Euros and the paypal site was in Dutch at the time, it took me a while to work out that I had to use a comma for the decimal place when typing in the amount. Google's language tools also came in handy.

Has the cause of the fault with the machine been determined yet? I was thinking it could just be the power supply that has kicked the bucket. It's the most common fault in our office of PC's. I wish Leo lived close by because I would be happy to pop by and fix it myself.
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Olivier Deville on Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:50 pm

Done.

I have posted a link to this thread at the Winboard Forum as well.

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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Leo Dijksman on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:53 pm

dann corbit wrote:If everybody coughs up $20, we can get Leo a new computer for the system that died.
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Hi Dann,

Thanks for the idea and support!
This will atleast make it easier for me to buy a new one and fix the other if possible.

Best wishes,
Leo.
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Leo Dijksman on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:56 pm

dann corbit wrote:I just paid in Euros (14 Euro which is a few cents over $20).

To start, I just clicked on the little Visa logo on this page:
http://wbec-ridderkerk.nl/

Yesterday, all the menus were in (?) Dutch I think. Today they are in English.

Thats right Dann, I did not even know it was in Dutch only but changed it into english when someone asked yesterday.

Leo
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Tony Mokonen on Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:48 pm

PayPal doesn't seem to accept prepaid Visa gift cards for donations. Sad

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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Leo Dijksman on Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:06 pm

Hi all,

Just to inform you, I received a total of 214 euro sofar!
Maybe I should publice the names of al donateurs here?

Thanks to all!!

Leo.
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  dann corbit on Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:47 pm

I am really glad that something good has come of the idea.
You have donated huge amounts of your time to the computer chess community. Now that a machine has died in the line of duty, it is the least thing that we could do to replace it.

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Post  Pavel Háse on Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:56 pm

Agree. But currently I whitout internet card - 1 month later.
WBEC tournaments like for using differently books.
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Re: The Campaign to get Leo a New Computer

Post  Leo Dijksman on Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:02 pm

dann corbit wrote:If everybody coughs up $20, we can get Leo a new computer for the system that died.
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Hi all,

Here is the complete list of donations until today:

Thomas McBurney
Dann Corbit
Olivier Deville
Alexander Schmidt
Harald JOHNSEN
Andrés Valverde
Bruno LUCAS
Roger Brown
Ferdinand Mosca
Hinrich Buhr
Pradyumna Kannan
Grant Osborne
Stefan Sattler
Fonzy Bluemers
Aart Bik
Stephan Vermeire
Jean-Philippe Karr
Robert Pope
Salvador Pallares
Will Singleton
Edmonton Tek
Paulo Soares
Todd Martin
François Karr
Ian Morris
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Totaal: 499,00 Euro!

Thanks to all who made a donation sofar!!

Leo.


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thats almost an obligation to us.

Post  Salvador Pallares on Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:46 pm

I am in!

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