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A conversation with a son who is in high tech brought up what a blister on the body politic patent trolling is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll. I told him that I’m having trouble simply trying to give an idea away. The idea is basically that...
Pop quiz: You are a virus with under 10,000 nucleotides in your genome. To make the capsid enclosing your genome, you need to make 250 hexamers of a particular protein. How do you do it? Give up? You grab a cellular metabolite with a mass under 1,000...
While at band camp, we heard a fabulously intense performance of a piece which must be witnessed rather than listened to on the radio or on a CD while you’re doing something else. It was Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. You couldn’t...

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A conversation with a son who is in high tech brought up what a blister on the body politic patent trolling is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_troll. I told him that I’m having trouble simply trying to give an idea away. The idea is basically that...
Pop quiz: You are a virus with under 10,000 nucleotides in your genome. To make the capsid enclosing your genome, you need to make 250 hexamers of a particular protein. How do you do it? Give up? You grab a cellular metabolite with a mass under 1,000...
While at band camp, we heard a fabulously intense performance of a piece which must be witnessed rather than listened to on the radio or on a CD while you’re doing something else. It was Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. You couldn’t...