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Submission + - Hackers on a Plane

cavac writes: "After sucessfull computer camps in 1999 and 2003, this years August will see another Chaos Communication Camp near Berlin/Germany with 1500+ hackers expected.

Due to compatible timing of this years DefCon, hackers wanting to visit both events started the Hackers on a Plane project. An all-inclusive hackers dream come true."

Comment Re:More on the CPU (Score 1) 628

That's not the right CPU... Apple's site states that the system uses dual 3.0GHz Clovertown processors, than means they must be a Xeon X5365, which is the first quad-core Xeon by Intel that runs at 3.0Ghz.

Funny thing is, that particular CPU doesn't ship until Q3 of this year.

So is Apple overclocking the 2.66GHz part or what? Or did Apple get some super-secret exclusive deal with Intel?
Anybody have firm details on the exact chip used in the new octo-mac?

Comment Fixing is easier said than done (Score 5, Insightful) 396

The kernel developers don't seem to agree on the right way to fix this, whether at the kernel level or in userspace. However, it may affect the performance of the kernel if it's done in kernelspace, and it is impractical to have everyone rewrite their userland software, as someone else pointed out. The "patch" which is available for FreeBSD to fix this problem only disables hyperthreading and does not provide a real fix.

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