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Submission + - "Facebook half-owner" Ceglia gets 7 months to overcome "avalanche of evidence" (buffalonews.com)

McGruber writes: The Buffalo News (http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/southern-tier/article796855.ece) has an update on Paul Ceglia, the man who claims to own half of Facebook. In the latest ruling, U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie granted Ceglia "permission to question Facebook’s experts in the case but denied his request for access to computers owned by Harvard University and Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg." The judge also asked Ceglia's attorneys “What other discovery do you need to combat this avalanche of evidence?", before giving them another seven months to prove why Ceglia's civil suit should go to trial.

The saga has been previously covered on slashdot here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/21/2218257/facebook-wants-ownership-case-thrown-out), here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/04/12/2210203/ceglia-sues-for-50-facebook-old-emails-as-evidence), here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/07/03/1229257/man-claiming-half-of-facebook-suffers-setbacks), here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/07/2041200/facebook-we-have-proof-ceglias-contract-is-fake), here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/08/17/147238/paul-ceglia-facebook-is-doing-the-forgery-not-me), and here (http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/11/2248211/paul-ceglia-fined-5000-in-facebook-case

Microsoft

Submission + - OpenStack and Microsoft Hyper-V Support: What Really Went Wrong? (talkincloud.com)

Joe Panettieri writes: "Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization and the OpenStack open source cloud platform apparently aren’t seeing eye to eye — at least for the moment. In fact, an upcoming OpenStack release called Essex will not support Hyper-V because the OpenStack folks saw lagging Microsoft development activity on OpenStack. But here's the twist."
The Internet

Submission + - Optical memory could speed up the internet (nature.com)

ananyo writes: Bits of data travelling the internet have a tough commute — they bounce back and forth between optical signal lines for efficient transmission and electrical signal lines for processing. All-optical routers would be more energy efficient, but their development has been hindered by a lack of optical memory devices. Now, researchers have developed just such a device, paving the way towards a faster, more energy-efficient internet.
The devices are based on optical cavities that can be switched between light-transmitting and light-blocking states to construct digital signals. Researchers have been working on such devices for several years, but previous versions used too much power and could not retain data long enough. The new memory cells use just 30 nanowatts of power, 300 times less than previous designs, and can retain data for one microsecond — long enough to support processing (abstract http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nphoton.2012.2).

Music

Submission + - Russia Whipped Hitler, It Will Whip the RIAA too (baldguyweb.com)

bbbaldie writes: "My own article, I humbly submit my self to being Slashdotted. Why is the RIAA trying to stamp out the dozens of music sites that are springing up in Russia like so many daisies? Hey, morons, why not rethink your business plan, settle for a much more modest profit, and put the Russians on YOUR side. While you're at it, spread the word to the "legal" music sites that you are taking a mere dime-per-song kickback, and that Russia is selling lots of music for twenty cents per. The result: music fans would rather pay a 20 cent-per-song pittance than share. And the dinosaur that is the RIAA (as well as the music industry) would survive another day."

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