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The Apple MacBook Air 2011 13"

October, Apple released the last MacBook Air. It was a mighty fine-looking piece of hardware – a newly designed unibody shell, 0.3cm at its thinnest. Trouble is, the meat inside didn’t quite match up with the supreme exterior – Apple had been forced to stick with the ageing Intel Core 2 Duo processor.  675 more words


How does a mutex work? What does it cost?

Concurrent programming requires synchronisation. We can’t have more than one thread accessing data at the same time otherwise we end up with a data race… 1,179 more words