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  • Install an inexpensive USB-C PCI-E card in a Mac Pro for full USB 3.1 data transfer speeds...

    Thanks AI, Having a 3,1 mac pro, i am always happy with ways to extend its usefulness.

    Can you provide simple steps to install beyond stating it needs power from the optical disk power?

    I have use the sierra patch to install OS X 10.12 on my 3,1.  Show the card therefore act like your comments for 4,1 and 5,1?

    As for why we need USB-C, for old macs, it will be the way that more and more devices come standard, having a card that only costs $16 is a good way to prepare.

    cornchip
  • Apple bringing in more labor to cope with surge of iPhone battery replacements

    It is very logical to pay 30$ to replace the battery in a two or three year old iPhone no matter the condition of the current battery.  Batteries are a consumable part, with a finite lifespan. If you plan to keep your phone for a year or two get a new battery.  Why delay an pay $80 later?  

    If your tires are rated for 40,000 miles, you have put 30,000 on them, it would make sense to replace them if the price was discounted by 60%.  You get full tread and would get another 40,000 miles.  Same logic holds true for this battery deal.  And it is a deal.
    h2pwatto_cobra
  • 'Save the Internet' bill seeks to reinstate net neutrality regulations

    The repeal of net neutrality two years ago was supposed to kill the internet. But as I type it appears alive. What needs saving exactly?  Who will we be protected from?  It is interesting that people think companies should build the internet for billions and billions of dollars and not profit from their risk.  Should we save search from google?  Or save social media from facebook?  Perhaps save the iPhone from Apple?
    christophb