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  •  The cynic in me hopes they've kept the (3+ / 0-)

    exact formula closely held. Otherwise, cue a major manufacturer duplicating, patenting, and mass producing it in 3...2...1....

    Looks like an interesting possibility.

    At least half the future I've been expecting hasn't gotten here yet. Sigh.... (Yes, there's gender bias in my name; no, I wasn't thinking about it when I signed up. My apologies.)

    by serendipityisabitch on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 04:25:14 PM PDT

    •  I hear ya! (3+ / 0-)
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      serendipityisabitch, myboo, coquiero

      OTOH, they could mass-distribute the formula so people could make it themselves -- maybe saving lots of lives instead of making lots of profits!!

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 04:34:16 PM PDT

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    •  Producing, maybe... (0+ / 0-)

      but patenting, no. They'd have zero chance of that with the news already out that these two wonderfully clever kids invented the stuff. There are enough publicly-minded lawyers who'd sue them pro bono just because they tried something like that, so no manufacturer would dare to try the patent gambit.

      Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

      by Stwriley on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 08:04:51 PM PDT

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