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Re: [dvd-discuss] might be appropriate

Follow the link to the website. The patent on a "universal" data 
compressor is so good I had to pass it around to a couple of 
coworkers...amazing how the mathematicians immediatly applied 
the counting argument to it. (4/4)

(BTW- any body teaching combinatorics should use this one as an 
example in a classroom. As someone once said about the Sylow 
theorems, "never underestimate something that allows you to 

> Since most of the discussion on here centers around the misuse of
> copyright law by large entities, I thought perhaps I should include a link
> about the misuse of patents:
> http://www.sciam.com/2002/0202issue/0202patents.html
>  -- noah silva 

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