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(, Sun 1 Apr 2001, 1:00)
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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)

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