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Offline Stealth

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give it another couple of weeks and you'll get a year's worth... then you can shut it down till next year, when you can re-open the thread ;)

 
I cannot donate, however much I want to, but I have to say a big huge thanks to those who did, and Sandwich himself for taking this up to himself to ensure HLP is around. It was the only home that Freespace fans have had since the end of the ol' boards and has thrived and will keep on thriving.

Nothing of that would be possible if Sandwich wasn't around to take it upon himself to do what had to be done. This way we will get to enjoy magnificent mods like the mod for BSG, down the road.

Thank you, thanks A LOT.
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Here,

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Offline Sandwich

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Don't thank just me - all the admins and mods have done their part. As have all of you guys - we're just supplying the platform; you guys are carrying it forward. :)
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"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 
If someone could PM me the hosting requirements (CPU/RAM/disk and traffic), I may be able to help out.  I have a box that's sitting unused, and I work at a colo/hosting facility, so if the traffic levels are reasonable it might work...

 

Offline Bob-san

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If someone could PM me the hosting requirements (CPU/RAM/disk and traffic), I may be able to help out.  I have a box that's sitting unused, and I work at a colo/hosting facility, so if the traffic levels are reasonable it might work...
This is the HLPBB--nothing is reasonable. Seriously though--a lot of the cost of a server comes in maintaining an internet connection with a static IP. Otherwise, you could click the link for the HLPBB and end up at some random other site, or have a dead link. Many ISPs won't give a static IP in a standard package, or, if they do, ban hosting a server. I looked into getting a T1 once--$300+/month.
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This is the HLPBB--nothing is reasonable. Seriously though--a lot of the cost of a server comes in maintaining an internet connection with a static IP. Otherwise, you could click the link for the HLPBB and end up at some random other site, or have a dead link. Many ISPs won't give a static IP in a standard package, or, if they do, ban hosting a server. I looked into getting a T1 once--$300+/month.

I work at a colo/hosting facility, also known as a datacenter.  A static IP and Internet connectivity is NOT going to be a problem :)  As long as the 95th percentile traffic levels are 500kbps or less, I think we could get it in here.

 

Offline an0n

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Pfff. Just get a ****in' dedicated server from FastHosts.

They're only like £50/month. Even I can afford that ****.
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I threw in 10 bucks, I've been systematically sponging content off this site for like 3 years now.  :)  I don't care what hosting solution you use HLP, just don't go away!

 
So how much money has been donated total?
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Probably over 9000$.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline jr2

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This is the HLPBB--nothing is reasonable. Seriously though--a lot of the cost of a server comes in maintaining an internet connection with a static IP. Otherwise, you could click the link for the HLPBB and end up at some random other site, or have a dead link. Many ISPs won't give a static IP in a standard package, or, if they do, ban hosting a server. I looked into getting a T1 once--$300+/month.

I work at a colo/hosting facility, also known as a datacenter.  A static IP and Internet connectivity is NOT going to be a problem :)  As long as the 95th percentile traffic levels are 500kbps or less, I think we could get it in here.

Just to clarify, is this something you could work out a nice deal for HLP to pay for?  ie, it's a lot better to have something you're paying for (even if it's a negligeable amount) and a contract, then to end up having your company be bought off by another company and have the new boss say, "sorry, but I don't do freebies, we're shutting you down."  With a contract, you would at least have a warning if that happened.

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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I don't see any need to block ads unless they're Flash-driven. Firefox works horribly with Flash applets. :mad2:
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Offline Fabian

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Donated 20 $.

Best Wishes to you all,

Fabian

 

Offline jr2

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I don't see any need to block ads unless they're Flash-driven. Firefox works horribly with Flash applets. :mad2:

xD  Flashblock.  :yes:

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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xD  Flashblock.  :yes:

Try AdBlock Plus sometime too. I use it to block Flash advertisements on FilePlanet, as well as on every other site I visit which has Flash ads. :D :drevil:
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
The_E
behold the power of this fully armed and operational recluse

z64555
but does it destroy planets with a turbo laser

 
Well, I haven't been around a lot as of late but just for the record I've thrown a few chips into the pot.  Thank the Union for the current CDN/US exchange rate.
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Offline Sandwich

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So how much money has been donated total?

$858.11 in the PayPal account. Probably means that $900 was donated all told (PayPal takes off a percentage of each transaction).
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"...The quintessential quality of our age is that of dreams coming true. Just think of it. For centuries we have dreamt of flying; recently we made that come true: we have always hankered for speed; now we have speeds greater than we can stand: we wanted to speak to far parts of the Earth; we can: we wanted to explore the sea bottom; we have: and so  on, and so on: and, too, we wanted the power to smash our enemies utterly; we have it. If we had truly wanted peace, we should have had that as well. But true peace has never been one of the genuine dreams - we have got little further than preaching against war in order to appease our consciences. The truly wishful dreams, the many-minded dreams are now irresistible - they become facts." - 'The Outward Urge' by John Wyndham

"The very essence of tolerance rests on the fact that we have to be intolerant of intolerance. Stretching right back to Kant, through the Frankfurt School and up to today, liberalism means that we can do anything we like as long as we don't hurt others. This means that if we are tolerant of others' intolerance - especially when that intolerance is a call for genocide - then all we are doing is allowing that intolerance to flourish, and allowing the violence that will spring from that intolerance to continue unabated." - Bren Carlill

 
8 Months.

Not bad I say :yes:
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

Offline Vretsu

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Have $20. I did my part in the crusades, you know.

Mmm, 1/5 of a month.

If you fix the missing thrusterglow bug and add the beam charge-up effect to the 3.6.10 Beta VPs, I'll send you another $20.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 10:16:16 pm by Vretsu »

 

Offline GTSVA

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Have $20. I did my part in the crusades, you know.

Mmm, 1/5 of a month.

If you fix the missing thrusterglow bug and add the beam charge-up effect to the 3.6.10 Beta VPs, I'll send you another $20.

I don't think these things can be rushed Vretsu... :doubt:
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