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Matthew Nistico wrote:Hehe, this last-minute bump phenomenon is kinda fun.  Watching the dollars scroll upward in real time on the Kickstarter campaign page is addictive.  It's like watching a telethon.



It's surreal ...   I just catch glimpses of it as I am scrambling to answer questions and stuff.  

I feel a bit like george bailey ...   there are a lot of people that contributed to this project, so they will be happy.   And there are a lot of projects here that need some coin ...    

 
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$72,399!


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I am only just now getting the updated images up ....

 
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$74,195!


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$75,065!


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I'm far more interested in the next one, but that's 11 stretch goals under our belt
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:I'm far more interested in the next one, but that's 11 stretch goals under our belt



11?  I count 13.

That's a lot of goodies.

 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Kyrt Ryder wrote:I'm far more interested in the next one, but that's 11 stretch goals under our belt



11?  I count 13.

That's a lot of goodies.


You are correct Paul. For some reason in my head I stopped correct at 65k lol.
 
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Hi!

I think it would be so awesome if you offered a bumper sticker as one of the Kickstarter prizes, or even if you made a kickstarter for a bumper sticker.  I've always felt that putting any bumper sticker about the environment on my car was very hypocritical, so it would be great to have a bumper sticker that says something like "driving a car emits 4.6 tons? of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, but an electric oven emits [blank] tons (7 times that)?  Rockets stoves/ovens are the best way to reduce our carbon footprint."

ok that verbiage was terrible, catchy phrases aren't my forte.  but you get the idea?

please someone that actually has a way with words rescue this idea for a bumper sticker!
 
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This has just been so amazing!  I love all that you get with whatever amount you are funding for this kickstarter.  
I just had to up mine, since I really wanted all the info on Permaculture as well. My credit card may squeal a little, but it is worth it. lol    
And this is a great project even without all the perks. I am so looking forward to seeing the vid on the Rocket Oven.  Just a great concept!  
Thanks to all who are involved in getting this accomplished!!!  
 
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Plus in order to have a shot at the Pizza Party one really needs to be at the 150$+ level.
 
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Kyrt Ryder wrote:Plus in order to have a shot at the Pizza Party one really needs to be at the 150$+ level.



I dunno ...    What if we say "who all wants to come to the pizza party?" and there are only 15 who want to come?  And two of them supported the kickstarter for just $1?

 
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Peter Chan wrote:Hi!

I think it would be so awesome if you offered a bumper sticker as one of the Kickstarter prizes, or even if you made a kickstarter for a bumper sticker.  I've always felt that putting any bumper sticker about the environment on my car was very hypocritical, so it would be great to have a bumper sticker that says something like "driving a car emits 4.6 tons? of CO2 into the atmosphere every year, but an electric oven emits [blank] tons (7 times that)?  Rockets stoves/ovens are the best way to reduce our carbon footprint."

ok that verbiage was terrible, catchy phrases aren't my forte.  but you get the idea?

please someone that actually has a way with words rescue this idea for a bumper sticker!



Surely there is a place on the internet that will print one bumper sticker that says anything you want?   And then you can make one that says "Converting from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars"  ??
 
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Sigh.  Sold, smooth talker.  

I want to be involved so badly.  I am admiring of what everyone is doing, wholeheartedly concur, and want to be part of the synergy even if I can't contribute anything other than $ at the moment.  

Plus 'Polly Pyro' has a ring to it.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:For $40 and up I added a destination for "Virgin Islands" that has $0 in shipping.  If you select that, then I will treat it as "I don't want stuff shipped to me."

For now:  does that work?  Please test and tell me.




Perfect solution.

I increased my pledge to 40 :-)
 
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pj smith wrote:Sigh.  Sold, smooth talker.  

I want to be involved so badly.  I am admiring of what everyone is doing, wholeheartedly concur, and want to be part of the synergy even if I can't contribute anything other than $ at the moment.  

Plus 'Polly Pyro' has a ring to it.



Look at that!  A pyronaut!   And I think i see something about the virgin islands in your pledge!  :)

 
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Robert Vib wrote:

paul wheaton wrote:For $40 and up I added a destination for "Virgin Islands" that has $0 in shipping.  If you select that, then I will treat it as "I don't want stuff shipped to me."

For now:  does that work?  Please test and tell me.




Perfect solution.

I increased my pledge to 40 :-)



Spiffy!

This little trick appears to be working for a hundred people or so.
 
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Amazing and awesome!!

Some amazing candy and an awesome DVD!

I hope rocket and rocket mass technology really starts to make some noticeable impact in energy consumption in the near future!

Congratz Paul, Dan, and to everyone on the Rocket Oven team!! $75K+ is phenomenonal!!!

Peace
 
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There's just one pyronaut slot left!  Any takers?
 
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$77,087!


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Hi Paul;
I wonder if You would consider a HD-DOWNLOAD upgrade option for ALL the digital content, I got the  175$ PDC+ATC package and being outside USA hoping to exchange the +25usd for WDG ... I'm often traveling remote without internet so streaming option is not great option. I'm even surprised people still request physical DVDs, so please consider HD-DOWNLOAD upgrade path for ALL content, less cost and hassle for you printing and shipping DVDs.

Congrats again on this!! what an amazing success this was!
 
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Once you have access to the PDC and ATC stuff, there will be upgrade options available for tiny download or HD download.

 
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$78,012!


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I went and upgraded, here's hoping we reach 80k in time
 
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Dan texted me an hour ago or so and asked "Do you think we will hit 80k?"  And I said "nope".  

But now ...  

It's beginning to look like there is an actual chance.  This is pretty bizarre.    

If somebody signs up as a producer, that would do it.
 
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My email box is packed with new pledges and announcements of people raising their pledges ...
 
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http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/paulwheaton/rocket-ovens-feature-length-documentary/#chart-daily

- $13,830 came in yesterday!
- we are at $11,760 so far today!

 
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$79,871!


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somebody grabbed "executive producer"!
 
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7 minutes to go and we are almost to 80!
 
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Damn, 10 minutes to go and just over a thousand dollars to the last stretch goal. I feel like I'm at a horse race, cheering and hoping my pick can squeeze that last little bit out and close it at the finish.

Edit: Till I type a comment, I'm already behind the action.
 
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$104 away from $80,000 ....
 
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2 minutes and $84 away ...
 
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I am watching kickstarter count down the last 100 seconds ....
 
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I upped my pledge a bit to try to help push it over.
 
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I hit refresh and saw this:

"1,646 backers pledged $80,016 to help bring this project to life."

Woot!
 
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