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Forum: Business 11 April 2014, 03:35 AM
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"Information alone without a minimum of original...

"Information alone without a minimum of original creativity cannot be protected by copyright." --Feist Publications, Inc., vs. Rural Telephone Service Co., 499 U.S. 340 (1991), Feist copied the...
Forum: Business 08 April 2014, 01:04 AM
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Posted By mrwrite
Brief answers

1. There are ways to prove a number is prime without factoring.
For example, Selfridge and Hurwitz showed that 14th Fermat number
was composite in 1963, but no one knows any of the divisors to...
Forum: Business 27 March 2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 53,574
Posted By mrwrite
Selling prime numbers to the CIA

I read this odd question on a Q&A board.
"Does the CIA buy prime numbers?"
Versions of this can be found on several Q&A sites. Typically the price is listed as $10,000 and the prime must be of 100...
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