Basically there are a few (actually only two described in the paper) entries in one particular human genome database maintained at EMBL that appear to be mycoplasma-derived. Two out of 45,000 features on the Affymetrix Human U133 +2 oligonucleotide array, used to quantify mRNA levels in a given sample, appear to correspond to the mycoplasma sequences. So, at best, two of the genes you look at (out of 45,000) might be mycoplasma genes in that particular type of experiment.
It's not a big deal, so that's why the work isn't published in a peer-reviewed journal.
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People get freaked out by the idea of replicators, but what the hell are WE? Or any life form, for that matter? The simplest ones can survive on light or heat or chemical energy alone, and as long as there is energy and a few new necessary building blocks about (C, O, N etc in various forms) a lot of types of bacteria will happily replicate indefinitely!!
All this grey goo and nanotech rubbish is pure paranoia! It has already happened! It's life, dammit!
Could is be possible that dark matter is just ordinary matter, made up of atoms and such, and that we just haven't found it yet because it absorbs the radiation we scan for?
Thankyou. I have often wondered the same thing. How exactly can we assume that all non-dark matter is detectable using today's instruments? Isn't it possible that there is one hell of a crapload of normal matter out there that we just can't see? That it isn't some mysterious force that we have to give a spooky name to?
Hope some cosmologists out there can shed some light on this, preferably in layperson's terms.
It is a rewrite and based on the Source engine, which has nothing to do with UT2004.
As are Half Life 2 and Portal, both of which are now playable on OSX.
In your case, there are a shitload of companies likely to profit if your algorithm is as good as you reckon it is, so I would support previous suggestions that you protect it in some way before releasing it to the public.