Patented prime numbers
stephan.neuhaus at tik.ee.ethz.ch
Mon May 12 10:56:50 PDT 2014
On 2014-05-12, 18:25, jim bell wrote:
> Also, I believe there is a rule that says that laws of nature aren't
> patentable. To the extent that primality is a law of nature, it
> shouldn't be patentable.
To be pedantic, primes aren't so much a law of *nature*, they're in
*maths*. I'm not aware of any law of, e.g., physics that would depend
on primes, but would love to learn of one, if one exists.
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