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SCOTUS: Patent Denied!

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eBay Inc. and Silver Lake Investor Group Settle Skype Litigation with Joltid Limited – Yahoo! Finance – Mozilla Firefox

As a result, Silver Lake and other investors including Andreessen Horowitz and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board CPPIB, will together hold 56 percent of Skype and eBay will retain 30 percent.

via eBay Inc. and Silver Lake Investor Group Settle Skype Litigation with Joltid Limited – Yahoo! Finance – Mozilla Firefox.

Why on earth is the Canada Pension Plan investing in Skype? Idiots.

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A faint glimmer of hope in FISA delay

A faint glimmer of hope in FISA delay
“As you can see,” cackled House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer D-MD, “your netroots friends have failed. Now witness the surveillance power of this fully approved and operational FISA compromise”

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EETimes.com – Silicon compound superconducts at room temperature

EETimes.com – Silicon compound superconducts at room temperature

Instead of super-cooling the material, as is necessary for conventional superconductors, the new material is instead super-compressed. The researchers claim that the new material could sidestep the cooling requirement, thereby enabling superconducting wires that work at room temperature.

Nice. Continually cited as the holy grail in superconductor research. We’ll see what happens but is good to see continuous improvement in basic materials science.

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