November 17 is the day we get to see apple "chipped" macs.

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  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    Again, like everything Apple, it's all smoke and mirrors that the kool aid drinkers guzzle down. They are no more secure, faster, better for anything other than looking like you're the next Francis Ford Coppola at Starbucks. This book comes with every macbook sold now...

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    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    30K Macs are infected with ‘Silver Sparrow’ virus and no one knows why pcworld.com | Today

    Security researcher Red Canary has discovered a new malware target at Macs running both Intel and M1 chips but there’s a twist: It doesn’t actually do anything.

    Silver Sparrow isn’t the first malware to infect Apple’s new M1 chip. Last week, security specialist Patrick Wardle reported on adware that was compiled specifically to target the new ARM chip in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. The developer certificate associated with that malware has also been revoked by Apple.
     
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    It does something, they just don't know what. Why would anyone do something like that and NOT do anything. Unless it's to test the security of the systems. hmmmmmm. Something bigger coming down the pipe soon?
     
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    M1 Mac users are reporting excessive SSD wear and tear pcworld.com

    If M1 Macs are performing too many writes on the SSD, that could lead to drive problems down the road.

    Twitter user @never_released started a thread that shows a report of an M1 Mac with very high write counts for a computer that’s only two months old. That led other M1 owners to run the same report, and many have also found excessive usage, including Macworld columnist Dan Moren.

    It’s possible that there’s an error in the reporting tool, but it’s also possible macOS is doing something to the SSD to cause these spikes. If so, it's concerning because the SSD drives on these new Mac are not user-serviceable and costs hundreds of dollars to replace.
     
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    Wonder if they are using excessive read/writes to the SSD to make it "fast"?
     
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    On Linux, I set the drive options to NOT record access entries for files and directories (noatime and nodiratime) to avoid excessive writes to an SSD's file system.

    The article doesn't say if they're using Apple's File System (APFS), but if it is a journal based file like ext4 on Linux, then that may behind the cause of things.

     
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    I barfed when I finished watching. I guess people must be really stupid to think integrated graphics is the best thing since sliced bread. Titanium chassis? Who cares. How will having a titanium chassis improve FPS? Increasing neutron absorption?

    I am really embarrassed that people can be steered and fooled by gimicry and false advertising.
     
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    kojack Notebook Virtuoso

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    It won't. But it will sure look great on the starbucks tables.
     
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    speaking of apple, my siblings just bought iphone that cost $1.7k USD.. two of them

    talk about sheeple and rip off

    I guess when you want to win social points, thats the stuff you buy. and im still using s3 from like 7+ years ago.
     
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    seeing how much "freedom" they've got on apple, they probably can't do a damn thing until apple "feed" them the update.
     
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