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MDWorker on strike? Not talking to lsBoxd?

Have you started to notice these error messages in your console log?

  • mdworker[299]: Unable to talk to lsboxd
  • sandboxd[296] ([299]): mdworker(299) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
  • kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(314) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

Then your not alone…

In most cases, this appears to have started with Mountain Lion 10.8.2….

Some symptoms that have been reported are:

  • Spotlight randomly starting to reindex drives
  • High CPU activity spikes
  • Sleep issues, with computers not always waking from sleep…

At this point, performing a Safe Boot (booting in Safe Mode), seems to help eliminate or at least reduce the number of times this occurs.  One user reported that they went from thousands of console entries to 2 per day….  Your mileage will vary though…

Cravendale – Catnapped

Here’s the sequel to the Original Cravendale “Cat with Thumbs” video….

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wxGH7aq780&feature=youtu.be]

 

iPhone, and iPad Benchmarks…

These benchmarks from LinPack, iBench, GeekBench, PerfScore, and the SunSpider Javascript Test.

Geek Bench

GeekBench is available from the App store… Higher is better!

Model Model ID OS Processor Memory Geek Bench Score Integer Score Floating Point Memory Perf Stream Perf GeekBench Version
iPhone 4S iPhone4_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 800 MHz 512 MB 612 542 712 721 290 2.3.4
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 756 687 911 819 332 2.3.4
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 761 687 909 851 330 2.3.4
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 760 699 922 798 339 2.3.4
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 763 692 913 840 336 2.3.4
iPad 1 iPad1_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A4 @ 1 Ghz 256 MB 469 372 463 713 343 2.3.4

 

LinPack

LinPack is available from the App Store. Higher is better!

Model Model ID OS Processor Memory Set Size # Runs Multi thread Mode Mflops Time Max Mflops Avg Mflops
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 500 10 On 145.77 1.1523 149.99 141.36
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 500 10 On 146.94 1.1534 148.21 144.99
iPhone 4S iPhone4_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 800 MHz 512 MB 500 10 On 122.36 1.3727 125.90 115.23
iPad 1 iPad1_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A4 @ 1 Ghz 256 MB 500 10 Off 30.82 2.7197 30.92 29.56
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 500 10 On 137.56 1.2216 149.95 134.25
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 500 10 Off 90.20 0.9294 90.90 90.17
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 500 10 On 136.58 1.2306 149.08 137.83
iPad 2 iPad2_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 Mb 500 10 Off 89.14 0.9404 92.68 89.54

 

iBench

iBench is available from the App store. Higher is better!

Model Model ID OS Processor Memory CPU Benchmark Thread 1 Score Thread 2 Score
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 867 434290 433259
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 922 459877 462351
iPhone 4S iPhone4_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 800 MHz 512 MB 838 419704 418730
iPad 1 iPad1_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A4 @ 1 Ghz 256 MB 422 210978 211348
iPad 2 iPad2_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 MB 1037 519143 518369
iPad 2 628
iPad 1 492
iPod 3G 423
iPhone 3GS 364

 

SunSpider Javascript Benchmark

SunSpider is from the Webkit website, and is run inside the web browser.

The LOWER the total, the better the performance. This is a measure of how long it took to complete the tests.

Model Model ID OS Processor Memory Total Test Version
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 1753.2 ms SunSpider 0.91
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 6.0 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 1455.1 SunSpider 0.91
iPhone 4S iPhone4_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 800 MHz 512 MB 1744.6 ms SunSpider 0.91
iPhone 5 1 Gb 917.7
iPhone 4 512 Mb 3545
Samsung Galaxy S3 1442.9
iPad 1 iPad1_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A4 @ 1 Ghz 256 MB 2979.5 SunSpider 0.91
iPad 2 iPad2_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 MB 1824.9 SunSpider 0.91
iPad 2 iPad2_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 MB 1431.3 SunSpider 0.91

 

Perfscore Benchmark

The Higher the total, the better the performance.

Model Model ID OS Processor Memory Dhrystone Whetstone
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 5.1.1 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 262.9K 80.0K
New iPad (3rd Gen) iPad3_1 ios 6.00 Apple A5X @ 1 GHz 1024 MB 252.0K 80.4K
iPhone 4S iPhone4_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 800 MHz 512 MB 207.8K 64.7K
iPad 1 iPad1_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A4 @ 1 Ghz 256 MB 209.7K 41.1K
iPad 2 iPad2_1 iOS 5.11 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 MB 262.2K 82.4K
iPad 2 iPad2_1 iOS 6.0 Apple A5 @ 1 Ghz 512 MB 255.1K 80.0K

Grand Theft Auto IV: Hill Valley – Back to the Future Mod Showcase

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3-xw_BOwo]

Okay, this is just crazy, but a Back to the Future “mod” for Grand Theft Auto IV…

Now, more details are available here….  This is not the result of a single mod, this is a heavily customized PC project….  But it’s fairly darn cool!

Vishwa Bandhu Gupta: Cloud computing is great…but what if it rains?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5DwUugmyWIAnxrJiS5uKU]

The Horror!!

Indian government official Vishwa Bandhu Gupta deserves a Master Class Troll Lifetime Achievement Award for his performance in this five minute video and complete bamboozling of a poor reporter.

Before we ridicule the reporter for buying Gupta’s spiel, keep in mind that 51% of Americans think cloud computing actually has something to do with clouds.

Matt Smith, Continues as The Doctor until at least 2014?

The Sun, claims that Steven Moffat has convinced Matt Smith to continue as The Doctor until at least 2014….

I hope this is accurate, because Matt is fantastic as The Doctor!

Currently filming is progressing on the 2012 Christmas special, but they will be starting to film the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration specials later in the fall.

Impossible Dreams וידאו קסם

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5DwUugmyWIs13J2pPe0U8]

“Impossible Dreams” by Tim Pratt. Hebrew with English subtitles.

Film buff Daniel’s life turns cinematic when he discovers an otherworldly video store offering the best movies never made and meets the girl behind the counter.

חייו של דניאל חובב הקולנוע הופכים לסרט כשהוא נתקל בספריית וידאו מעולם אחר אשר מציעה את מיטב הסרטים שמעולם לא נעשו ופוגש את הבחורה שמאחורי הדלפק.

Winner Icon TLV 2011 זוכה פרס הסרט הקצר בפסטיבל

http://videokessem.wix.com/impossibledreams

https://www.facebook.com/pages/%D7%95%D7%99%D7%93%D7%90%D7%95-%D7%A7%D7%A1%D7…

כתיבה ובימוי: שיר קומאי
שחקנים: אורי יניב, אילה זילברמן
צילום: אמנון האס
עריכה: מורן בריר
מוזיקה: אורי ורטהיים
סאונד, אורי קליאן, סוויטסאונד
אפקטים ויזואלים: יונתן וסרמן
Written & Directed: Shir Comay
Starring: Ori Yaniv, Ayala Zilberman
Cinematographer: Amnon Haas
Editor: Moran Barir
Music: Uri Wertheim
Sound Design: Uri Kalian, Sweetsound
VFX: Jonathan Wasserman

Blind Spot

Steven couldn’t see how his day could get any worse… That’s because he’s looking the wrong way.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5DwUugmyWI441MrRsCH-8]