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Comment: Re:sad (Score 1) 133

by mjackson14609 (#37770122) Attached to: Researchers Demonstrate Quantum Levitation

Excatly! Even the superconductor itself is YBCuO, which has been well known since 1986. It's the first "Type 2" superconductor to have been discovered.

It may be the first high-temperature superconductor discovered. Type II superconductors go back to the 1930s. (I worked with Nb3Sn samples when I had a summer job at Gulf General Atomic in 1969.)

Comment: Re:As an American Conservative... (Score 2) 458

by mjackson14609 (#36585680) Attached to: US Supreme Court: Video Games Qualify For First Amendment

Note that the "reasoning" of Thomas was that the original view of the First Amendment at the time the Bill of Rights was enacted "does not include a right to speak to minors (or a right of minors to access speech) without going through the minors' parents or guardians."

Comment: Re:Is it worth it anymore? (Score 1) 345

by mjackson14609 (#28268455) Attached to: AT&T Dropping Usenet Netnews; Low-Cost Alternatives?

Depends entirely on the individual. There are several newsgroups I personally find worthwhile, and I much prefer dealihg with them through a regular newsgroup client. When Roadrunner dropped netnews last year I went with individual.net - 10 Euros/year - and have been quite satisfied. YMMV.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.