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KAS THOMAS has written widely on technical topics. A graduate of the University of California at Irvine and Davis, Thomas holds degrees in biology and microbiology, and has authored seven software patents (licensed to Apple, Oracle, and others). When he’s not blogging for his regular blog at http://asserttrue.blogspot.com or http://bigthink.com, you’ll find him tweeting to his 300,000+ followers on Twitter. He lives with his wife in Jacksonville, Florida.