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Finalized USB 3.1 spec doubles the speed of USB 3.0 to 10Gbps

Finalized USB 3.1 spec doubles the speed of USB 3.0 to 10Gbps | It Matters | Scoop.it

If you thought USB 3.0 was face-meltingly fast, wait until you try transferring files with what's coming next. On Thursday, the USB promoter group announced that it's signed off on the final specifications for USB 3.1—a technological level-up that stands poised to take USB 3.0's 5 gigabits per second transfer rates and double it to 10Gbps. "SuperSpeed USB," indeed.

 


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The continuing advancements in data transfer, storage, and memory are the building blocks that will allow a total integration with television, internet, telephone, and computer.  The cloud has given a platform that allows users to share with others virtually at will. Memory continues to expand allowing multitasking at levels that would have crashed previous computers.  Finally data transfer continues to improve but still has some way to go before we'll see a total integration.  


The advancements we have already have opened the way for streaming video and on-demand on all devices; however, we still can go farther.  There's no doubt we will.

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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:50 PM
Thunderbolt’s future looks even more precarious as 10Gbps Superspeed USB announced
Travis Haggerty's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:14 PM

Wow, 10gigabits per second!?! Insanity 

François-Xavier Schaeffer's comment, August 2, 2013 6:26 AM
I'm having USB 3.0 peripherals. 5Gbps is already very quick. I look forward for USB 3.1. Sadly to get it on my Macbook Pro i'll need to buy the upcoming model equipped with USB 3.1
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Robin Williams: What I would have told actor about depression

Robin Williams: What I would have told actor about depression | It Matters | Scoop.it
Robin Williams, one of the great storytellers of our time, apparently chose to end his life because he could not see the next chapter of his own story as containing anything other than unbearable psychological pain.
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As the news spreads about Robin Williams' suicide, sadness definitely  hits but a positive outcome can happen if we start realizing what depression is.  This article is a great start but I would go further based on what I have learned.


#1:  Major depression has a physical component that must be dealt with.   Exercise, diet, and yes medication can all be applied to deal with this but the most important aspect is to get help.


#2:  Any time you go through prolong illness or pain you will develop some level of depression.  If a chronic condition is causing your depression you should not only focus on that but also the psychological effects of that condition.  The best pain programs do not only employ medications for chronic pain, they require you to participate in a mental health aspect due to the traumatic cost to brain chemistry.


#3:  Anyone operating under continued, unrelenting stress will have depression.  This includes those that are caregivers to others with chronic conditions, people with ongoing financial problems, or those that just feel like life is too much.


The answer is to know that there is no shame in depression and to overcome major depression you will need help from family, friends, and professionals.  Don't let this insidious condition defeat you.

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Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future

Fed Official Warns ‘Disappointing’ Growth Could Foretell Future | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Fed vice chairman, Stanley Fischer, told a conference in Sweden that growth had been disappointing, possibly reflecting a structural shift in the global economy.
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These are our supposed experts; however, anyone with common sense knows that whenever you create a hostile environment for business through taxes and government regulation the economy will suffer.  It's time the people start telling the truth instead of sugar coating everything to coincide with political policies.  What good are they if they aren't willing to tell the truth?

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CIA director apologizes to Senate leaders

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CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.
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Another illegal act.  CIA is not supposed to do domestic operations - that's the FBI . . .  Spying on the Senate?  You decide.

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Call to artists: Idaho Ho Ho CD cover art - The Idaho Statesman

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The Idaho Statesman Call to artists: Idaho Ho Ho CD cover art The Idaho Statesman For the past five years, Idaho musicians and songwriters, such as Curtis Stigers, Steve Fulton and Carole King, donate their time and talent to create the holiday CD...
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FYI

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13 Teenagers Who Are Changing The World | Tech-shutter

13 Teenagers Who Are Changing The World | Tech-shutter | It Matters | Scoop.it

Technology has always been the bastion of the young, and to celebrate our teen birthday, here are some impressive teens


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Hope for the future.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 7, 12:26 PM

Don't know if I agree "technology has always been the bastion of the young" at least not exclusively, but I love these 13 teen entrepreneurs setting the hard course to change the world. 

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Governor appoints new Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board members - KIVI-TV

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Governor appoints new Idaho Wolf Depredation Control Board members
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The new board members will include Hamer, Idaho rancher and former Idaho Cattle Association President Richard Savage who will represent the livestock industry.
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A huge, important issue for our state.

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Conversations for Inquiring Minds: From My Heart

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Attkisson On Missing IRS Documents: If The Emails Really Are Lost, ‘That’s Quite A Story In Itself’ - CBS Philly

Attkisson On Missing IRS Documents: If The Emails Really Are Lost, ‘That’s Quite A Story In Itself’ - CBS Philly | It Matters | Scoop.it
Dom Giordano spoke with reporter Sharyl Attkisson about an announcement from the House Ways and Means Committee that the IRS reported losing all of Lois Lerner’s emails from 2009 to 2011.
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Bravo!

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New Age Music Review: Denise Young-Passionata

New Age Music Review: Denise Young-Passionata | It Matters | Scoop.it

Passionata is an album filled with artful song and elegant movements. Will Ackerman has produced another staggering work of genius.


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Controversy over delegates at Idaho GOP convention - The Idaho Statesman

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IdahoOnYourSide.com Controversy over delegates at Idaho GOP convention The Idaho Statesman MOSCOW, Idaho — Pleas for unison inside the Idaho Republican Party were muffled Friday by the sounds of name-calling and pointed accusations from party...
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Idaho GOP convention unconventional: Disunity abruptly ends event

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    MOSCOW — Bogged down by infighting over the qualifications of delegates and squabbles over Robert's Rules of Order, the Idaho Republican Convention came to a grinding halt Saturday afternoon. There was no election for state GOP chairman or adoption of a new Republican state platform.
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What a mess.  If things don't change soon the GOP will be totally ineffectual in this State.

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The Teenager Who Tripped Up Pelosi Has Words for Obama…And Glenn Beck

The Teenager Who Tripped Up Pelosi Has Words for Obama…And Glenn Beck | It Matters | Scoop.it
Andrew Demeter knew he'd only have one shot. "It was kind of one of those moments where you're like, 'I'm either going to do this or I'm not,'" Demeter recalled. "I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity since I knew after I popped the question to Leader...
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There's hope for future.  It's a shame that Demeter seems to be more educated than many who have the spotlight now.  He understands liberty is what makes America great. 

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Crude Records Year’s Biggest Weekly Gain on Iraq Unrest

Crude Records Year’s Biggest Weekly Gain on Iraq Unrest | It Matters | Scoop.it
West Texas Intermediate and Brent crudes charted the biggest weekly gains this year as Islamist fighters extended their advance in Iraq, triggering concern of a return to civil war.
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Everything's going up folks, including food.

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All you have to do is share this video - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com

All you have to do is share this video - Allen B. West - AllenBWest.com | It Matters | Scoop.it
If you do nothing else today, watch and share this.
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Please consider the message and act accordingly.

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Pentagon may send more US advisers to Iraq

Pentagon may send more US advisers to Iraq | It Matters | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisers to Iraq.
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Shades of Viet Nam?

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House Ravages IRS, Guts $1.1 Billion from Tax Enforcement Budget

House Ravages IRS, Guts $1.1 Billion from Tax Enforcement Budget | It Matters | Scoop.it
The House voted Monday to cut more than $1 billion from the IRS's tax enforcement budget, giving Republicans a big helping of revenge against an agency they've battled all year. Members of the House this week are considering the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act for fiscal...
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Oh Happy Day!  Too bad it probably won't pass the Senate.

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Pocatello Fire Department to conduct Burn and Learn training - Idaho State Journal

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Pocatello Fire Department to conduct Burn and Learn training
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The Pocatello Fire Department will conduct a Burn & Learn training evolution on Thursday and Friday, July 10 & 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.
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FYI

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How to prevent bullying: Ripping the rule book may be the solution

How to prevent bullying: Ripping the rule book may be the solution | It Matters | Scoop.it
There may be many ways to prevent bullying, but doing away with rules hardly seemed like one of them, until a New Zealand school proved otherwise.

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I know that the more control someone exerts on me the more rebellious I am.  This makes sense on a lot of levels.  Unfortunately bullies are at every level of society and the earlier one learns to deal with it the better off they are.  I particularly like the part of calculating risk.  Challenging ourselves is a key ingredient in growth.

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Very intriguing on many levels.  It suggests that bullying increases when the kids are not in control of their own activities and are guided into adult centered activities. -Lon

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Feds investigating Idaho forestry company for possible human trafficking - KTVB

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Feds investigating Idaho forestry company for possible human trafficking
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OAKLEY, Idaho -- An Idaho forestry company is being investigated by federal agencies for claims of human trafficking for labor.
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Slavery alive and well in the US . . .

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Online sexual predators found throughout Idaho, not just in big cities - The Idaho Statesman

Online sexual predators found throughout Idaho, not just in big cities - The Idaho Statesman | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Idaho Statesman Online sexual predators found throughout Idaho, not just in big cities The Idaho Statesman Earlier this year, a man posing as a modeling executive was arrested after being accused of recruiting two young women at an Idaho...
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Eliana Johnson - IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . .

Eliana Johnson - IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . . | It Matters | Scoop.it
It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the targeting. They expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”

If Lerner is the central figure in the scandal — Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa said Monday evening he believes she was the senior-most official involved — Flax may be an important auxiliary figure. E-mails produced in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the group Judicial Watch show Flax giving the green light to Lerner’s request to meet with Department of Justice officials to explore the possibility of criminally prosecuting nonprofit groups — at the suggestion of Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse — for engaging in political activity after declaring on their application for nonprofit status that they had no plans to do so.

E-mails uncovered by the committee last week showed that, in preparation for her meeting with the Department of Justice, Lerner and one of her advisers transmitted 1.1 million pages of data on nonprofit groups, including confidential taxpayer information, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, potentially in violation of federal law.
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Right.  The Justice Dept needs to confiscate the drives involved and have experts extract the emails.  Unless they totally rewrote the drives, the info is still there and if they did rewrite the drives, then it was no accident.

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Music Distribution: A Look From The Inside Through The Eyes of An Artist

Music Distribution: A Look From The Inside Through The Eyes of An Artist | It Matters | Scoop.it

 

Two of the main companies out there for music distribution are TuneCore and CD Baby.


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As Paul skedaddles to Iowa, Labrador attempts to heal Idaho GOP rift - The Idaho Statesman

As Paul skedaddles to Iowa, Labrador attempts to heal Idaho GOP rift - The Idaho Statesman | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Idaho Statesman As Paul skedaddles to Iowa, Labrador attempts to heal Idaho GOP rift The Idaho Statesman Rand Paul learned Friday that his friend Congressman Raul Labrador would be presiding over Saturday's fractious Idaho Republican...
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US weighs alliance with Iran to counter ISIS, boosts presence in Gulf

US weighs alliance with Iran to counter ISIS, boosts presence in Gulf | It Matters | Scoop.it
The Obama administration reportedly is preparing to open direct talks with Iran on possibly cooperating to counter the Sunni militant force seizing large swaths of Iraq and threatening Baghdad, weighing an unlikely alliance in the face of a common foe.
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I can't believe we would consider partnering with Iran on anything.  They still have the two hikers and the pastor in "prison" and we're thinking of aligning with them?  I have to think it will strain the relations with the Saudis to the breaking point. 

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Obama could launch airstrikes in Iraq but vows not to send troops

Obama could launch airstrikes in Iraq but vows not to send troops | It Matters | Scoop.it
The president said Friday that his national security team will soon provide him with a list of 'selective actions by our military' to help push back a terrorist horde marching through Iraq, but insisted that 'we will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat' there.
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Too little, too late Mr. President.  No one in the world will ever believe us again.  You should be ashamed.

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