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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 09, 2008

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A judge ruled Monday in favor of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling in her copyright infringement lawsuit against a fan and Web site operator set to publish a Potter encyclopedia.

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The long-anticipated video game Spore is falling under widespread criticism, and has scored surprisingly low in Amazon.com user ratings with a score of only one star out of five.

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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