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Submission + - GOP opposes net neutrality, internet piracy (

ericjones12398 writes: "While GOP candidates won't stop publicly disavowing it, all eyes are on the Republican platform. The convention, which closed Thursday, inserted a number of controversial planks regarding abortion, English-only laws and a committee to examine the possibility of returning to the gold standard. Receiving considerably less attention was the downright Orwellian naming of the "Internet freedom plank," which opposes net neutrality."

Submission + - Fibre optic interface could replace USB ( 1

darien writes: "Intel demonstrated its new "Light Peak" optical interconnect at the second day of IDF in San Francisco. The interface can carry any type of data, and the controller supports a transfer rate of 10 gigabits per second — though since it's based on light the potential for future upgrades is practically infinite. Silicon is promised for next year, though adoption is expected to be slow."

A fanatic is a person who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. - Winston Churchill