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How often do you reboot your primary computer?

pasokon Re:Hibernation is glitchy (596 comments)

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.

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OpenCL Spec Completed in Record Time for OS X 10.6

pasokon pasokon writes  |  about 6 years ago

pasokon writes "At the SuperComputing 08 conference, the Khronos Group announced that the OpenCL specification is now awaiting ratification. Macworld reports:

'"If you go to some other larger standards bodies, it's quite normal for a standard to take five years or more," Trevett said. "That's quite commonplace. You actually have to really push to get it down to eighteen months. Our record was 12 months, up to now; we've done this one in six."

The record turnaround was a result of Apple's OS X schedule. "The fact that if we could hit this impossible deadline [Apple] would support it in Snow Leopard was a huge plus to us," said Intel's Tim Mattson.'
Slides of the presentation are available from the Khronos Group's website."

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Bug in Android passes keystrokes to root shell

pasokon pasokon writes  |  more than 6 years ago

pasokon writes "An Android bug in shipping T-Mobile G1s:
'When the phone booted it started up a command shell as root and sent every keystroke you ever typed on the keyboard from then on to that shell. Thus every word you typed, in addition to going to the foreground application would be silently and invisibly interpreted as a command and executed with superuser privileges.'"

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