The new server has been purchased!

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I recently updated the server fundraiser thread to ask for a few last minute donations because after a week of hits to the wallet I was only prepared to cover $5,000 of the $6,000 server I was about to buy.  I had almost $2,000 of unexpected expenses in the last week, half of which was a new computer, the one I'm typing this on.  The one that will make it all happen in the next 5 yrs.  I posted on the forum asking for help and got a $25 donation instantly.  I called my rep at Dell and worked some magic on him... some jedi secret atheist stuff... and he brought the final cost down to $5,000.  I did the Tebow!  

We should have it before Feb 1.  Not sure how long it'll take for us to get it up (hopefully by Feb 15), I do know that site building wont be anywhere near complete until March.  Much of the configuration is actually going to happen after we go online.  We'll be online before we're fully configured. 

For the daily Rational Responder reader, you can expect the site to handle our text exchanges without problem.  You'll have an easy to understand forum, a better forum, and a place to exchange ideas on day one of the new site.  Many of the other details will be added slowly over the following 2 months, like color scheme for example that may be tweaked after the fact.  Speeds of course will be lightning fast.  As I have always said, I place a very high importance on maintaining our old discussions.  Care will be taken in that regard.  

We have had year over year growth for atheism.  As information spreads freely online, people are able to look up that religion is lying or ignorant.  In each consecutive year on the internet atheists have had an increasingly more visible voice.  Here's to a good 2012 for atheism on the internet.  Not just for the projects coming out of our recent server upgrade, but to the various conventions, gatherings, billboards, and efforts of many other atheists.  This is going to be a good year.  

 

Happy New Year and as Hitch would say, "don't keep the faith."

- Brian Sapient


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Sapient's picture

Non techies, our sites will

Non techies, our sites will be running on 32 cores of processing power and we'll have 64 gigs of memory.  

 

For you techies... 

R715 Chassis for Up to Six 2.5 Inch Hard Drives

2x AMD Opteron 6272, 2.1GHz, 16C, Turbo CORE, 16M L2/16M L3, 1600Mhz Max Mem

64GB Memory,(8x8GB),1600Mhz,Dual Ranked RDIMMs, for 2 Processors

4 500GB 7.2K RPM Near-Line SAS 6Gbps 2.5in HotPlug Hard Drive

RAID 10

750 Watt Redundant Power Supply

 

- Brian Sapient


Buy popular atheist books and support the Rational Response Squad at the same time on Amazon.

Brian37's picture

You did not do the Tebow,

You did not do the Tebow, please tell me you did not do the Tebow. Atheists should come up with a Hitchens. That would be worth it.

Congrats on the server.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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ex-minister's picture

The Hitichens

For your consideration....

The Hitichens

 

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

http://jesus-needs-money.blogspot.com/

Brian37's picture

Middle finger wont work. Any

Middle finger wont work. Any NFL player doing that would get fined.

How about a kneeling with an upwards chin flick with all  your fingers. The chin flick is the same as the middle finger without giving the middle finger.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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ex-minister's picture

 Would that get banned in

 Would that get banned in Italy? Smiling

Kidding that works.

An alternative to mix it up. The middle 3 fingers in the air while mouthing "read between the lines"?

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

http://jesus-needs-money.blogspot.com/

ex-minister's picture

 So we have two workable

 So we have two workable solutions.

What should we replace the "first and foremost I would like to thank my personal lord and savior..." with?

 

Don't know if there is anyway to make it all less hostile or even absurd like thanking the FSM.

Maybe just keeping it to the things you can see

first & foremost I want to thank the fans, coaches & my fellow team mates...and secondly, well really first & foremost is it.

Religion Kills !!!

Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

http://jesus-needs-money.blogspot.com/

FurryCatHerder's picture

ex-minister wrote:Don't know

ex-minister wrote:
Don't know if there is anyway to make it all less hostile or even absurd like thanking the FSM.

I =personally= thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for providing me with all sorts of noodley goodness on a regular basis.

"Obviously I'm convinced of the existence of G-d. I'm equally convinced that Atheists who've led good lives will be in Olam HaBa going "How the heck did I wind up in this place?!?" while Christians who've treated people like dirt will be in some other place asking the exact same question."

Sage_Override's picture

Quote:Non techies, our sites

Quote:

Non techies, our sites will be running on 32 cores of processing power and we'll have 64 gigs of memory.  

 

For you techies... 

R715 Chassis for Up to Six 2.5 Inch Hard Drives

2x AMD Opteron 6272, 2.1GHz, 16C, Turbo CORE, 16M L2/16M L3, 1600Mhz Max Mem

64GB Memory,(8x8GB),1600Mhz,Dual Ranked RDIMMs, for 2 Processors

4 500GB 7.2K RPM Near-Line SAS 6Gbps 2.5in HotPlug Hard Drive

RAID 10

750 Watt Redundant Power Supply

 

 

 

Congratulations, Brian. 

 

"When the majority believes in what is false, the truth becomes a quest." - Me