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December 12, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
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Consider a view of current events which people on the internet generally support, things like "stop internet censorship", "free julian assange", "TSA are thugs", or whatever is currently popular.

Then picture a person performing an elaborate protest which attracts media attention.

But somewhere on his clothes or the placard he is holding, or somewhere else, there is a qt code which links to his bitcoin address-and he ends up collecting donations by people who are happy that he staged the event.

Since popular opinions on the internet are generally good things, anticensorship for example, the result of this idea taking off could be more protests about things the internet supports. "Armchair activists" who do not want to spend their time or risk their career supporting certain causes, could indirectly do so by this method.
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December 12, 2012, 12:35:52 PM
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This sounds like an interesting Idea, but maybe rather than a QR Code for an address a QR code for a webpage where people can make donations and also see how many donations have been made etc.  I for one like to see what happens with anything I donate to a cause even if its just a news update on a webpage.

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December 12, 2012, 02:12:18 PM
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Consider a view of current events which people on the internet generally support, things like "stop internet censorship", "free julian assange", "TSA are thugs", or whatever is currently popular.

Then picture a person performing an elaborate protest which attracts media attention.

But somewhere on his clothes or the placard he is holding, or somewhere else, there is a qt code which links to his bitcoin address-and he ends up collecting donations by people who are happy that he staged the event.

Since popular opinions on the internet are generally good things, anticensorship for example, the result of this idea taking off could be more protests about things the internet supports. "Armchair activists" who do not want to spend their time or risk their career supporting certain causes, could indirectly do so by this method.

This is exactly the sort of economically meaningless idiocy Bitcoin needs less of.

Completely aside - OP: forget politics and go eat moar textbooks. You're not of an age where your political opinion adds value.

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December 12, 2012, 02:52:11 PM
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The only issue I see with this is that the "news" wanting to report on the event without encouraging it, will likely blur or pixelate the image of the QR-Code preventing viewers from using it.  The only people who will be able to make use of the code will be people who are at the event, and they can already help the protestor financially by dropping a few dollars at his feet.  How often do you see that happening?

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December 13, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
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This is a retarded thread move, I'm not developing a project.
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