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Submission + - Former OLPC security director joins Apple->

pasokon writes: "Ivan Krsti, the former security director of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project, recently joined Apple to presumably work on core security. He revealed this in a blog post this monday. Krsti created the Bitfrost security architecture specification, and is well-known in the security field."
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Comment Re:Hibernation is glitchy (Score 1) 596 596

All the current Apple portables "hibernate" by default.
(Saving the RAM contents to disk, then going to sleep.)

The feature is called "SafeSleep," and Apple's reason for implementing it is so the contents of RAM aren't lost when the battery dies.

With a desktop... you don't have a battery, so there isn't a reason for SafeSleep to be enabled. (But you could turn it on, if you wanted.) As such, your sleep/wake is quick.

Yours might if it's configured to hibernate instead of sleep when you close the lid.

There is no toggle for this in System Preferences. (Which makes most people think it just "works that way.")
You have to enter a terminal command, or use a script or third-party utility like Secrets, SmartSleep, etc.

Hardware Hacking

MSI Wind U100, Overclocked With Liquid Nitrogen 95 95

james writes "What do you get when you combine a MSI Wind U100 notebook with liquid nitrogen? The new Intel Atom frequency World Record ... and some damn cool pictures! A large copper pot is used, sitting on top of the GPU and chipset, and cold transfer through the original heatsink plate to the CPU. This was cooled down to about -20 C to achieve the new world mark. (Intel Atom N270 @ 2315mhz) For more information you can check out the original forum thread.

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