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2003-02-15 12:56:07 AM  
The Internet. Can it be any better?
2003-02-15 02:00:06 AM  
This belongs in here...

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2003-02-15 03:09:06 AM  
It's cool that Drew is giving this link a prime time slot. Monday at noon. Maximum exposure.
2003-02-15 02:21:26 PM  
If everyone finds a few bucks for this there will be one really nice scholarship endowment that Texas Tech, Cliff's family and the Fark community could be proud of. And that would be one of the nicest things to come from such a tragic loss.
2003-02-15 03:41:15 PM  
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
2003-02-15 05:30:03 PM  
Whoever set this up deserves a medal. I hope every farker/ette gives a few bucks.
2003-02-15 06:00:37 PM  
what the hell is this about? i missed the first part (linK) and this link doesnt really re-explain it.
2003-02-15 06:41:48 PM  
Dmeat: See this thread, then this one.
2003-02-15 06:47:59 PM  
BTW, I think it's great that the admins gave Kilipo's dad his son's old Fark number. My hope is that Mr. Wilson is able to eventually associate Fark.com not with his tragic loss, but with the great show of compassion its members have shown in response.

That, and the great headlines and offbeat articles.

And boobies.
2003-02-15 09:57:47 PM  
Thanks for posting those links HumbleGod. I missed them the first time around. The letter from kilipo4sr was very touching.
2003-02-15 11:48:24 PM  
I too missed this the first time. Thanks HumbleGod, and kilipo4sr, you and your family are in all of our thoughts and prayers.
2003-02-16 01:43:02 AM  
If possible, this article should be duplicated throughout the week.
Great stuff. Especially in times like these, things make me lose all hope in humanity. And then I see something like this.
2003-02-16 10:06:45 AM  
Oh man. Every time this story comes around I get choked up again. Why is it that we're so desensitized to so much that happens around us, but incidents like these affect us so immensely?
2003-02-17 08:55:22 AM  
Witness the power of a lot of ordinary people gathered together in a common cause. I think it's wonderful.

It's the only time I've ever gone to PayPal and made a transaction that made me smile and cry at the same time. This is something good and noble that we can do and gather together to remember our sense of humanity may be bruised, but it's sure isn't dead.
2003-02-17 12:45:38 PM  
LBJ? HTF is my old high school involved in this?
2003-02-17 12:47:47 PM  
Ouroborus: Cliff went to LBJ (c/o 2002). I am one of the STAC Admins (surely you remember the geeks that ran around fixing computer junk) and a friend of Cliff's, so with the help of Cliff's dad, we put this together.

2003-02-17 12:48:45 PM  
I think I'm going to bookmark this so I can pull it up everytime some idiot asks me "Aren't all the people on the internet freaks and weirdos?"
2003-02-17 12:50:00 PM  
Ya know, you'd think a T1 with unlimited bandwidth could take this kind of load. Grrr... off to make some phonecalls.
2003-02-17 12:50:55 PM  
What an awesome Dad.
2003-02-17 12:51:20 PM  
I cried when I saw Kilipo4sr's letter a couple of weeks ago. Then I showed it to Mrs WeeKeef and she cried too. It's nice to know farkers/ettes care.

Hey Drew, how about posting this and the previous links up as a classified for a couple of weeks, then everybody gets a chance to pitch in?

*Dad to 3 boys*
2003-02-17 12:51:49 PM  
Dumass...i gradumafated in '94 so I have no clue what a STAC Admin is...but I'm glad you guys were able to help out
2003-02-17 12:51:49 PM  
Well, the T1 is still up, I just connected to the webserver via ssh, and it seems to be running. Keep waiting and it might come up. *crosses fingers*

2003-02-17 12:52:46 PM  
Very cool -- glad to donate.
2003-02-17 12:53:03 PM  
You know, sometimes we Farkers can be real jerks and idiots.
But a lot of times, we can be real cool.

Keep it cool, ya'll.
2003-02-17 12:54:45 PM  
Money well spent. Let's make it count guys.
2003-02-17 12:55:50 PM  
Ouroborus: Ahh ok, STAC got started at the end of the '94 school year. We run a network at the school in parallel to the school district's one that usually has better uptime than the districts.

Just so everyone knows, the server is indeed working, just very slowly. Keep trying please.

2003-02-17 12:57:53 PM  
Never before has a server been farked for such a noble purpose.
2003-02-17 12:58:52 PM  
OK well, just in case:

Dear Friends and Farkers:

Got a call from Cliff's college (Texas Tech) where we set up the scholarship endowment in his name. The college had never received donations related to a web site before this week. Told them they had obviously never had anything to do with Fark.com. I was told that for the last two days the (snail) mailbox set up for this account has been filled with donations from all over the country. They have received checks in amounts from $5 to $500 dollars. Over half have had a note that the donor is a Farker, mostly on the outside of the envelope.

Well, Kleenex stock will probably go up another coupla points cause that news started my wife and I up again.

I have gotten many requests to set up a PayPal account for donations. Not being real good with computers, I finally got it done.

For those of you who wish to help someone get through college without quite the debt load, here is the link to donate to the kilipo4 (Cliff Wilson Scholarship Endowment):

https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=DBCW8888%40hotmail.com&no_no te=1&tax=0cy_code=USD

Or, if you prefer, donations are gladly accepted at:

The Cliff Wilson Scholarship Endowment
c/o Texas Tech University, College of Engineering
Box 43103
Lubbock, TX 79409

Drew, thanks for all that you and the Fark community have done for our family and the memory of an avid Farker. I also want to mention that after his funeral services, in true Fark fashion, Cliff's friends held a memorial lunch for him at Hooter's. I will keep y'all posted.

Dick Wilson
2003-02-17 01:00:09 PM  
hey neat, i go to that school. (the website)
2003-02-17 01:02:54 PM  
Does anyone know if there's a running tally on donations? I'm thinking of pitching this story to the managing editor.

2003-02-17 01:02:54 PM  
do you realize
that everyone you know..
will die?

so instead of making all of your goodbyes
let them know you realize that life goes fast
it's hard to make the good things last
you realize the sun doesn't go down
it's just an illusion caused by the world
spinning round..
2003-02-17 01:07:04 PM  
I come to fark to goof off, check out the crazy stories and photoshops, but every once in awhile something like this happens and reminds me that I guess what fark is really about is the people doing all the posting, photoshopping and commenting.

I'm glad to see farkers making a contribution to something so worthwhile. Imagine, farkers are going to help send people to college...
2003-02-17 01:07:56 PM  
FARK is determined to get every emotion out of me today. The worst of the worst in people as compared with the best of the best.

Good stuff.
2003-02-17 01:09:56 PM  
It's really wonderful to see how Farker's are willing to donate money to this fund - I have real faith in the goodness of people when seeing this.

But - and I say this with all due respect - if something like this happened again next week, and then another Farker dies a week later (which, with the numbers we have here, isn't impossible) and so on..., would people still contribute to new funds that are set up?
2003-02-17 01:10:48 PM  
Haha FARK being used for the forces of good instead of evil... never thought I'd see the day...
2003-02-17 01:10:48 PM  
I was welling up reading the story.. then I burst out laughing when I read that his friends had a memorial lunch at hooters. Viva la boobies in his memory. Beautiful.
2003-02-17 01:13:12 PM  
Flatulent_Flea: I do know that prior to this link's posting, the fund was sitting at around $2000. $500 came from the Round Rock Express, as Cliff's dad a friend of one of the owners or managers, or something. There were 8-10 Fark donations, and the rest came from friends and family.

Which paper/TV station do you work for? If you wouldn't mind posting an email address, then I can pass it on to Cliff's family and you can talk to them directly.

2003-02-17 01:13:56 PM  
Deep down inside, Farkers are a bunch of good eggs.
Alright bloggers, put this one up on your page.
2003-02-17 01:14:20 PM  
Once again, I am impressed with the Fark community.
Keep it up, folks.
2003-02-17 01:15:36 PM  
Flatulent_Flea: I just realized that Mr. Wilson actually checks that Hotmail account, so if you want to send him a message there, he should get it. He uses it for all Fark related emails, etc.

2003-02-17 01:16:57 PM  
The world is becoming a smaller, warmer, nicer place.
2003-02-17 01:17:26 PM  
My good deed for the day has been done.
2003-02-17 01:17:38 PM  
I'm so glad this PayPal link was posted. I just added my $.02 (maybe a little more). I would really like to see some sort of tally in the future.

2003-02-17 01:19:25 PM  
Id be curious to know how much farkers have donated so far.
2003-02-17 01:21:16 PM  
This Friday I'll throw something into the Paypal account.

This whole thing gets to me every time.

2003-02-17 01:24:33 PM  
I gave 10. It's not much but hopefully it will help someone.
2003-02-17 01:25:09 PM  
ummm...I'm a little reluctant to remove my nifty Lone Ranger mask -- let's just say I'm in the local Austin media.
I'll contact Mr. Wilson's Hotmail address. However, if I can do the story I'll need some Austin farkers to talk with. And it would be a better story if HUNDREDS of Farkers donated (wink, wink, I'm talking to YOU).

2003-02-17 01:27:00 PM  
Get out of bed ... check
Go to work ... check
Good deed for the day... check
Rule the world... In Progress

2003-02-17 01:28:52 PM  
Flatulent_Flea I had that feeling, but I think contacting Mr. Wilson is the best way to go anyway.

2003-02-17 01:30:23 PM  
After a really shiatty weekend I needed something to make me feel positive about humanity again. Thanks, all...
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