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    Nikola Tesla museum fundraiser

    There's a fundraising effort to purchase the land that once was the stomping grounds of under-appreciated genius, Nikola Tesla. If the fundraiser is successful the land will be purchased with the help of a New York state grant and become permanent historical site that will eventually be a museum dedicated to the life and science of the Serbian master of the alternating current.

    This is a really cool and noble effort to give one of the great inventors and minds of our era his proper due.
    (also, he was screwed out of a mind boggling amount of money)

    http://www.indiegogo.com/teslamuseum

    The fundraiser has only been up for a little while and is already up to about a 1/4 of the needed amount. It's gone up $55k since I donated 2.5 hours ago. The internet is amazing.
    And scary.
    But mostly amazing.

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    Donated.

    although they could have been a little more imaginative with their slogan:
    Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
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    Donated too.
    I hope that companies like Tesla will help.
    Brammo would be overkill ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugues View Post
    although they could have been a little more imaginative with their slogan:
    Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
    I think this was started by the creator of the Oatmeal (a web comic). If you read more than one of the comics, you'll see the slogan is pretty much par for the course with him. Read this comic about tesla if you haven't, and you'll want to donate (if you haven't already): http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
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    Should meet the target in the next few hours at the rate it's going. And rumor has it that Elon Musk has made a donation. I think he wanted one of those bumper stickers.

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    Woo. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveAK View Post
    Should meet the target in the next few hours at the rate it's going.
    It met its goal! Whoooo!

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveAK View Post
    And rumor has it that Elon Musk has made a donation. I think he wanted one of those bumper stickers.
    They are pretty sweet.

    note: I am not Elon Musk.

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    Wow, 2 people donated $33,333! Nice.
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