On 13-12-30 07:14 AM, Oliver Schönefeld wrote: > i don't know, who knows how tor-weather sends the t-shirt e-mail. > i took a look at the code and found that the mail is sent after 1464 > hours of uptime (=61 days), checking every hour. > > according to this the downtime due to updates is really not that relevant. > i'd guess that there are approx. 3 or 4 updates in the required 2 > months, which would "cost" you an equivalent amount of hours. > i don't think that it matters whether you get your mail 3 or 4 hours later. > > so i think the algorithm is fine. the algorithm could arguably be finetuned but keep in mind that t-shirts and other adcessories have a cost to produce and ship - money that could be going into research, development, legal support, lobbying, network growth etc. maybe thats the *real* reason every Tor client isnt a relay ;) the t-shirt in the mail was a great milestone and i still wear it proudly, but after a couple years and hundreds of dollars i wouldnt mind the occasional bonus appreciation. what about a lottery-like system for recognizing relays, where you get a ticket by relay fingerprint every N months of uptime and there are multiple winners of goodies from http://www.printfection.com/torprojectstore with quantity based on the project's promotion budget? or could that be more appropriately run by a "friends of Tor" sort of organization that buys stock from the store...
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