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Comment: Do no evil (Score 1) 194

Suppose this concept was used for good instead of evil. Suppose someone were to set up a benign bitcoin miner that individuals could volunteer to install and decide how much unused cpu time they were willing to allocate. Suppose, say, 85% went to some charity and 15% went to "admin overhead" and suppose people started deducting the expense as a charitable donation? Perhaps the donor might even get a bit of a cash rebate? Interested in working it through? Email me.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead

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