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(, Sun 1 Apr 2001, 1:00)
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I'm also thinking that it's annoying you can't give money to "cool" research projects like you can give to charity.
Or not that I can find. I'd rather give 5 a month to development of stable fusion power than to stop stray dogs being put down.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:31, Reply)
fusion power is a dead end
i'm sorry, i know the hopes of mankind rest on its shoulders, but it's a purple goose
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:34, Reply)
I don't see why, seems to be an enginering problem at the moment, the science is proved.

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:35, Reply)
they gave up on laser powered fusion, i'm fairly sure they'll give up on other methods soon too

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:36, Reply)
Really? I thought they just did the most powerful laser test last month or so and it was sucessful.
well it made fusion, it wasn't a net gain.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:38, Reply)
Weather Report lolz

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:40, Reply)
hmm... last thingy i read was about that place brian cox visited a few years backa nd they shut it down

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:41, Reply)
This is the last I read about laser fusion.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:54, Reply)
the 2009 experiment must have been around the time I heard about it
i think i read the wikipedia page on it and they said funding had been cancelled, wikipedia lied ot me again
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:57, Reply)
That's actually a great idea (the donation part, not necessarily the fusion part).
I'm surprised no one's facilitated that. Maybe you should?
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:35, Reply)
Sort of kickstarter for science?

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:36, Reply)
I agree.

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:37, Reply)
Would require charitable status
not worth doing if you're only going to get a tenner a month. And you wouldn't know which project would be considered "cool"
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:49, Reply)
How about the charity holds the money and gift aid,
uses interest to process payments quality control running costs etc
then does a big donations once every quarter or something to the research projects required.

Would be pointless unless a lot of people use it though, obviously.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:52, Reply)
That is basically how* the Wellcome Trust, Cancer research, etc work already.
I actually think it's quite a good idea, just probably unmanageable under current charity regs.

*not in practice, obviously, but in concept.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:55, Reply)
It does seem a bit annoying because I'm getting a little extra a month
because of the tax changes and wouldn't mind putting that towards something but most charities leave me cold.
Strange that the model has only been used for health based research before.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:59, Reply)
It hasn't
Gates foundation, Quatar foundation etc all support other research. I think. We're playing around with them over some of our blood stuff but fuck you have to jump through some hoops.
(, Thu 3 May 2012, 17:01, Reply) might be

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:48, Reply)
Nah they're for individual projects rather than research

(, Thu 3 May 2012, 16:48, Reply)
That's just for moneygrabbers with daft business ideas.

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