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Comment Re:So no cable ripping, but... (Score 1) 157

CAT5 doesn't have the tolerance for 1GBps transmission while CAT5e does

Presumably you mean 1Gbps, but do you have a reference for that? 802.3ab defines 1Gbps operation over 100 meters of CAT5 or better:

Comment Re:Apples and Oranges (Score 1) 205

A few older gaming laptops had an HDMI input port that was hooked to the LCD, such as this one:
http://www.pcworld.com/article...
And this one:
http://www.computershopper.com...

I don't know of any that would feed the keyboard out though.
You could build something like this without the Pi:
http://www.instructables.com/i...

Comment Re:Current gen vs last gen (Score 1) 144

The 970 was released at $329, over $100 more than the 1060.

How do you figure that?

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 will be available starting July 19th from a wide variety of third-party partners including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac etc. with a starting price of $249. The NVIDIA-built GeForce GTX 1060 Founder Edition will be available for $299

$329 - $249 = $80

Businesses

Uber Will Pay $100 Million To Settle Suits With Drivers Seeking Employee Status (latimes.com) 83

An anonymous reader writes: Two lawsuits posing a threat to Uber's on-demand business model have been settled. Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to drivers who sought to be classified as employees of the company. The initial sum paid will be $84 million, which will settle cases in California and Massachusetts to some 385,000 drivers. If the company goes public or gets purchased, Uber said it will pay drivers an additional $16 million. The company is currently valued at $62.5 billion. In addition, new policy changes will force the company to no longer be able to deactivate drivers' accounts at will. They will also stop deactivating drivers who turn down rides frequently. Appeal panels will be created to help drivers form an association so they can contest terminations. The last policy change requires Uber to clearly inform riders that tips are not included in Uber's fares. Drivers will now be able to solicit tips from passengers. "If we chose not to settle this case, we faced risks," plaintiff attorney Liss-Riordan said in a prepared statement. "We faced the risk that a jury in San Francisco (where Uber is everywhere and quite popular) may not side with the drivers over Uber." The settlement still needs to be approved by Judge Edward Chen of the District Court of Northern California, which will probably be a months-long process. The company seems to be waist-deep in legal trouble lately. Two weeks ago, Uber agreed to a settlement of $10 million for misleading advertising about the quality of its background checks for drivers. One week prior, it was reported the CEO of Uber will go to court over price fixing claims in New York.

Comment Re:If they wait even longer... (Score 2) 66

because they're all based on Intel's previous gen chips (Haswell).

Haswell (4th gen) is actually 2 revs out of date, Broadwell is 5th gen and Skylake is 6th.
It seems the 13" rMBP has a Broadwell chip, but the top of the line 15" rMBP really isn't that much different, spec wise, than it was in late 2013.

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