Energy companies are controllable

The energy and climate week show: e.On knicks; it corporations and cebit discover the color grun for themselves

German energy policy is made of politicians or in the chief days of the energy companies? So happened on the last thursday in dusseldorf. The big german electricity supplier e.On broke out of the phalanx of the four coarse network operators (e.On, rwe, enbw, vattenfall).

During chancellor merkel nor in the morning in her speech on the ceremony for the 10th-year existence of the federal network agency, the rehearsed line declared, networks and power plant park of the large four were not separated, published e.On his euphemistic press declaration. The network should be sold and 4800 megawatt power plant performance is the same:

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The two wolfgangs, bose chemtrails and the security burka

The two wolfgangs, bose chemtrails and the security burka

Youtube and co. – our weekly telepolis video review

Today we start into the weekend with the stinker of the month. It’s just a pity that sigmar gabriel didn’t take both hands right away. And if the vice chancellor keeps on like this, i will actually like him. If you want to be really creeped out, you should read the comments under this video. It is also amazing how the german language is raped there by the probably mostly young german patriots.

The two wolfgangs, bose chemtrails and the security burka

There is only one thing that helps: some nice musical sounds with the sultans of swing. And after that a protest song about chemtrails by the sympathetic combo "vitavision". Youtube user lucas hanfblatt writes about this: "fol der schone songg mit fiel warheit und vong herzen." and rezo says as usual pragnant: "i find the lid totally great!" you can’t print it much better. It’s just a pity that the visionary group has meanwhile blocked the comment function: "due to inflammatory comments". Ignorant, envious and haters are everywhere unfortunately. Bad!

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The view of an abstract war

The view of an abstract war

Screenshot from the trailer of national bird

In the documentary "national bird" three whistleblowers talk about the u.S. Drone program and its horror, which is otherwise unnoticed

The drone looks down on a desert. From several thousand meters high, it records six small, black dots crossing the small section of landscape in a goose chase. Heather linebaugh speaks from the off: "there’s at least two possible children." then everything disappears in the black cloud of an explosion. Before the black cloud of smoke, riddled with pixels, clears the view again, the video ends.

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Skinheads in eastern europe

Freedom to hate or hate to be free

Not too long ago, a simple message was smeared in green paint on a crude danube bridge in the center of budapest: "skins have more hair than brains." what was amazing about this little graffiti was not the funny idea in a time of commercial, meaningless wall art, but that it stayed there for a good part of the year. Moreover it was not covered by any counter graffiti. It stayed until the city council finally washed it off.

The meaning of this graffiti is not obvious, but it is nevertheless important: the danger and the threatening influence from the side of the skinheads have largely disappeared in eastern and central europe. This does not mean that they no longer exist or that they have become respected members of civil society, but, on the contrary, that they pose the same threat to individuals as they do everywhere else in the world. However, the fear at the beginning of the decade that skinheads could become a strong destabilizing force in the region has dissipated, at least so far.

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Bitkom determines poor notes for digitization of schools

Bitkom determines poor notes for digitization of schools

As the bitkom has determined by a representative survey, the total taxation as well as parents awarded poor notes to the local school policy when it comes to the degree and design of the digitization of the schools. The coronavirus pandemic has clearly demonstrated the weakness of german schools. Is striking: the number of "digital referend" among the respondents is too low. The inhibitor shoe for the consistent digitization of the schools is located elsewhere.

Note 4-, set

Bitkom-prasident achim berg was dissatisfied as he pointed out the press conference to the latest bitkom survey on the evaluation: "the results are very humiliating". So the corona pandemic disclosed the deficits in digitization of schools. This statement had 89 percent of the population and 88 percent of parents agreed in the bitkom survey.

A rough desire was awarded as much expression; 87 percent of the population and 90 percent of the parents wanted schools to be enabled in this school year to inform schulerinnen and schuler by homeschooling. Because here are parents and population rough deficits. On the request to judge with school notes, how the schools are prepared for a possible re-lockdown, the total taxation awards the note "sufficient" (4.3), the parents even "inadequate" (4.6). A coarse part of the parents of school-age children ames that in the case of renewed school sluggishness of the lessons could hardly be maintained.

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Light and shadow: optimize contrast, brightness and color

Who enters the open day from a brightly enlightened room in a cloudy day, hardly realizes that the brightness is suddenly rising on tenfold and more, because the human eye adapts very quickly to a wide variety of lighting differences. It works in a light-flooded snow landscape with more than 100.000 lux and can detect something even in a star clear, moonless night at 0.001 lux.

The contrast is the cause of dafur that troubles daylight is sometimes darker than an enlightened buro, though it is the other way around. On a trust, maybe even foggy day, the brightness differences between the darkest and the brightest details are quite low. In a room with artificial light, however, there are usually deep shadows and thus more contrast. Already the old flamic champions have known that they bring with dark backgrounds more liked light into their paintings. Bright skin flakes and painted candle flames seem to light up in these images.

Modern cameras adapts thanks to bulltered exposure meters expansive quickly and exposure time to different brightness. However, the contrast scope detectable by a sensor generally includes a maximum of nine aperture levels. In the case of the brightest point of the motif 29 = 512 times as much light as of the darkest. However, a scene in the sunlight, however, is already clear to this bandwidth. The episode: depending on the concrete exposure setting, either the shadows are underexposed and thus black or bright images like the sky are covered and thus to a contourless soft flat.

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Cloud survey: amazon web services remains leading cloud provider

Cloud Survey: Amazon Web Services remains leading cloud provider

The coarse part of the commercial cloud customers use the services of several providers under which amazon is leading. That goes out of the first "state of cloud strategy survey" emerged, the results of the software provider hashicorp presented on wednesday. More than 3000 people involved in the survey worldwide. The questions range from the adaptation of the multi-cloud on the used cloud providers to data protection concerns.

Multi-cloud on the upswing

According to the survey, 76 percent multi-cloud users are 24 percent single-cloud users – the basic cloud use was therefore apparent prerequisite for participation. Coarse companies with over 5000 employees are clearly over the average with 90% multi-cloud use. For example, a survey participant cited by hashicorp said that certain cloud providers allowed experimenting with emerging technologies, while the company uses a different provider for the main burden.

As a common reason for the multi-cloud use, the respondents called the digital transformation (34%), behind it with 30% ranked the avoidance of vendor lock-in. Other answers pay, among other things, cost reduction, scaling or portability of data. On the other hand, a small role in multi-cloud adaptation plays the coronavirus pandemic: only 7 percent called them as a factor.

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Apple car: lg-magna as a finished for apple’s e-car in conversation

Apple Car: LG-Magna as a finished for Apple's e-car in conversation

Apple could have found a first handler for his planned electric car: a new joint venture from the electronics company lg and the easter-rich automotive supplier magna international is "very close" conclusion of contract with the iphone group, such as sudkorean media reports, the details were still negotiated.

The so far under the name "lg magna e-powertrain" competent corporate cooperation become an initial production of a first generation of the apple vehicle – still in relatively small stucco numbers, like the korea times calling on informed persons. Lg subsidiary have been part of apple’s supply chain and magna have been challenged in the prospect of wanting to carry out an order manufacturing of cars in a work in the us – apple’s home market.

Difficult search for a car contract manufacturer

For a long time, apple is supposed to be a job-ready for his car project, talking to classic car drawers seem to be in the sand: most recently, at the beginning of the year hyundai and nissan as producers for an apple car were in conversation, which is their share prices for their share prices. According to both car manufacturers, according to reports, however, to be degraded to the apple contract manufacturer.

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Venezuela in the fog of disinformation and propaganda

Venezuela in the fog of disinformation and propaganda

Guaido on 1. May in caracas. Image: twitter account of guaido

The opposition, which has been massively trimmed by the u.S. Government, does not seem to be able to mobilize enough to overthrow the government, but the conflict and the sanctions are paralyzing the country

U.S. Secretary of state mike pompeo has just brushed off the fact that his department of auben is on a "crucial mission" the trump administration "and coordinating to fight propaganda and disinformation abroad". He had met with head of the global engagement center, lea gabrielle. The department was already founded under other names under barack obama, primarily to combat russian disinformation efforts. The fact that propaganda and disinformation are being fought abroad does not prevent the trump administration, and especially the president himself, from spreading such propaganda and disinformation.

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Commentary on the world economic forum: fair of hypocrisy

Commentary on the world economic forum: fair of hypocrisy

Marching united. Bild: world economic forum / walter duerst

Die reichen und machtigen suchen rettung im ablasshandel

In davos versammeln sich zum weltwirtschaftsforum wieder einmal die reichen und machtigen, zumindest einige davon. Willkommen war auch der neue regierungschef von brasilien, jair bolsonaro, dem das wef eine buhne bot. Gut nachvollziehbar, denn bolsonaro, der die vergangene militardiktatur schatzt, will keine sozialen reformen, sondern mit der hilfe des militars und auch mit gewalt vor allem den wohlstand der reichen sichern. Das kommt vermutlich im publikum an.

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