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Comment Re:What about 10Gbps ethernet? (Score 1) 138

10 Gbps on copper has a limited range of about 15m, which is why its primary use is for servers in a data center..

You're talking about 10GBASE-CX4, I'm talking about 10GBASE-T, which will get you 100m over cat 6a+. IEEE have ratified a slower standard because of the installed base of lower spec. cable.

Comment Re:Will this need Cat 6? (Score 4, Informative) 138

Wasn't clear from TFA if this would work on Cat 5e, or if Cat 6 is required.

For 2.5Gbps, it's just fancier encoding, so 5e should be fine for the full 100m. Cat 6 gets you 5Gbps. You might get 5Gbps over a shorter length of cat 5E but there are no promises as far as I know.

Comment Re:Beautiful (Score 1) 138

This will certainly save a lot of money for enterprises. I expect it will be the RARE company that will actually need 5Gbps per workstation. Most can probably get by on 100Mbps.

As the summary says, getting 5Gbps to a WAP and sharing it between N laptops is probably more important. It might take a bit longer for 5Gbps interfaces to become the standard on-board Ethernet.

Comment Re:UTF-8 style would have been better (Score 1) 123

Variable length addresses aren't a new idea, and there were some advocates for IPv6. However, a lot of the IPv6 changes were made to streamline the IP header, to make it faster for intermediate systems to process. Using a variable length field would add complexity. More general isn't necessarily better, else we would be using BigInts everywhere.

Comment Re:Who's Which? (Score 3, Informative) 178

Which? is a well known (in the UK) consumer advocacy magazine that does product comparisons. It's better for "vendor X sucks for warranty repair on their washing machine".

It's newsworthy in the sense that the BBC has a technology site and they have to put some stuff there.
Why one would take a report from an Indian site and run it on /. is a different issue.

Comment Re:Editors: DO YOUR FUCKING JOB (Score 1) 120

Credit Karma appears to be on of these 'fintech' firms, where you sign away all your privacy in return for free credit reports. So I guess Wrkriot were looking for a way to leech off LinkedIn. Her timing obviously completely sucked, because Microsoft bought LinkedIn in June and put a bomb under the leeches shortly after.

Comment Re:Bad idea for the worker (Score 1) 193

One of my previous employer did something like this, and I loved the idea, initially. Then I realized I was getting the same amount of work done, but being paid less for it and having less time to do it (unless I wanted to work on my own time, for free). .

I'm unconvinced this is a bad idea for the worker. It's a good deal for the employer certainly, in that you likely lose some slack in your working day when you are there. It still seems worth it for an extra day off to me although YMMV. I am unhappy because my productivity has gone up seems rather odd to me.

Comment Re:Once again, analog is better (Score 1) 157

This could never happen with an analog monitor (i.e. vga) in the same way "accidentally" throwing your car into reverse in a manual transmission car is impossible, unlike the weekly stories we hear about people and their automatic cars plowing into buildings.

Except that VGA usually has a digital side channel these days; BENQ has firmware updates over VGA for some models.

Comment Re:Lockouts have you heard of them? (Score 1) 153

I'm sure the defense will raise this. All this article talks about is what the prosecution alleges.

The defence probably didn't say a lot more than to enter a formal guilty plea. The prosecution just had to outline the severity of the case enough for the magistrate to refer it to a higher court for sentencing.

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