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On-site impresses from Thailand

There is a rainy season every year in Thailand. At the beginning of October, the maximum is reached in Bangkok, then it goes down to zero until the beginning of December. This is not a problem in Bangkok: The water quickly disappears in the sewer. And when it stops, then the water stands for two or three hours 20 or 30 centimeters. That’s normal, so you have learned to live.

Impressions of a voluntary helper when used on the Thailand Island group Phi Phi

The team I have since 28.12. Availor, consists of a small group of backpackers who have joined the auxiliary faith. Auber me as a German is an English, American, Greek, Sudafricans and Australians. The entire train consists of about 150 soldiers of the Thailand army and voluntary local aid forces. We have all the short-performance in uniforms of the crowds have been put on and help with the rescue attacks on Koh Phi Phi.

Sightseeing in Paradise?

The location center in Krabi is occupied around the clock. From here, the aids and rescue operations for the island group Phi Phi and the entire Province of Krabi are coordinated. Telephone companies have switched free lines, mobile operators distribute pre-paid cards and set up mobile systems to cover the high network load.

Greece: much confusion on the border

Image: w. Aswestopoulos

The attempt of escape implements, asked by a leaflet to penetrate to Macedonia failed

On Monday, the "Kathara Deftera", the beginning of Lent in Greece, almost 2000 escape triggers had tried in a desperation campaign, animated on their own and animated by a dubious leaflet, to cross the border. The attempt failed. However, he excluded numerous political confusions.

Monitoring: Prometheus 2.21 handled the service recognition

Version 2.21 of the Prometheus project managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The update is based on Go 1.15 And some innovations for the service identifier and the UI ready.

The user interface has received a refresher. The current version extends the Alert page by additional fields for labels, notes and the use time (duration). The Rules page of the React UI is instructed to automatically hide these fields when they are empty.

New for the service recognition

In addition, the development team worked behind Prometheus at the Service Discovery (SD). In addition to the possibility of detecting Eureka and Hetzner services, the monitoring tool brings an extension of the SD unit of Kubernetes, which should help the system at work with endpointsLice. Users get the possibility to endpoints to bundling. By doing so, this feature could be interesting for the trap in which individual units must be updated in coarse systems (deployments). Instead of submitting the changes of each individual endpoint, Mam Prometheus 2.21 transfer a smaller object with, for example, 100 endpoints.

USA: For fear of an increasingly uncivilized debate culture, a coffee chain asks customers about taking no guns in the purse

The amooker in Washington, in which 12 people were shot dead, leads to no change of the notoriously loose weapons laws in the US. Obama can not enforce this. Meanwhile, the coffee house Starbucks is forced to land against the obsession of free-weapons-Kaptn ahabs.

In the spring year, the US government had tried some elans to expose strong control to the acquisition of weapons; The compromise proposal arising from negotiations with Republican from the orderly arrived in April. There were missing 60 votes, among the opponents of the proposal were also Democrats. The consensus in favor of liberal weapons laws is roughly lubricated the lobbying of the NRA well.

Cyber attack with ransomware: gross pipeline in the US continued to shut down

After the most important gasoline pipeline was temporarily shut down between Texas and New York as a result of a cyber attack, the worries grow before a long-lasting standstill. In addition, more backgrounds are released over the attack. For example, the BBC reports on several unnamed sources that the attack is carried out on the Ransomware Darkside. The attackers have therefore tackled 100 gigabytes of data and want to force a loose ground, otherwise they were published.

Cyberattack on critical infrastructure

The weekend had become known that Colonial pipeline had switched off the same lead on Friday as a consequence of a cyber attack. The above 8800 kilometers of pipeline is mainly linked to the Kuste of the Gulf of Mexico refineries with the south and the east of the USA. According to own data, the company transports about 45 percent of all fuels consumed at the Eastern Custe and supplies more than 50 million Americans. How long she remains shut down is not present, but according to BBC, it becomes problematic if it will not be put back into operation until Tuesday. Then the prices on the petrol stations could rise and smaller airport could go out the kerosene.

The news agency Reuters also reports that an Errbergmalware is to be stuck from Darkside behind the cyber attack. Insiders therefore report that the attackers have tackled 100 gigabytes to data and threaten with the publication should not be paid. Colonial pipeline itself also speaks of ransomware, so it was allowed to have also been cased and systems are not usable. While the one in the attack looks a further proof of how vulnerable the critical infrastructure in the US is, others point out that in this method, the infrastructure itself was open, but its operator.

Streamview brings Nokia TV for 300 to 1200 euros as well as streaming box

The Easter-Rich manufacturer StreamView brings a series of smart TVs and a streaming box under the licensed brand name Nokia in the European trade. Six models represent 3840 × 2160 pixels (ultra HD) from seven televisions; Only a 32-Zoller gifts with 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD). The top model is 75 inches roughly.

All seven smart TVs come with pre-installed Android 9 as operating system. They show 60 Hertz, lights depending on the model with 250 to 350 cd / m² and process 10 bits per color channel. The indicated 178 degree viewing angles speak for VA panels. HDMI-2.0 ports transfer Ultra-HD signals with 60 Hertz – each one indicates by ARC function (Audio Return Channel) sound to AV receivers, even if the TV internal streaming apps are used.

USB-2.0 ports, optical sound outputs, Ethernet, pawl connections, Wi-Fi 5 (WLAN 802.11AC), Bluetooth 4.2, stereo speakers with 6 to 14 watts output power and triple tuner for DVB-T2, DVC-C and DVB-S2 round off the equipment.

Transport Minister Alexander Dobindt (CSU) Kundiger on Wednesday, he will propose a different model of short-term tariffs for ten days and two months in the coalition. Previously, the SPD had led to a passing of the toll laws in the coming week to conditions. Experts criticized in an appeal, however, central points of the tarp. The opposition called for a stop of the toll.

SPD factions vice Soren Bartol said, without changes to the law, there will be no consent of his party. In addition to corrections for short-term tariffs, the SPD wants to send a burocracy and revenue check after two years. In addition, storage periods should be curtured for motorist data in the toll controls over an electronic number plate adjustment.

To the planned toll rates for ten days (10 euros) and two months (22 euros) there had already been skeptical signals from Brussel. These fixed prices compared to the variable annuality for inland are considered a possible disadvantage of drivers from abroad. Dobrindt said, conceivable could be certain okost levels as at the annual effort. Their price depends on environmentally damnability and engine grid. Inland, in general, to pay annual ball.

Web standard for accessibility WCAG 3.0: First draft is available

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has a first draft W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0. These guidelines provide information about how web content, apps and tools for people with disabilities can be made easier accessible. They were first adopted in 1999 in version 1 as a W3C Recommendation.

More flexibility and easier understanding

The first design for version 3 brings some changes compared to version 2 of the WCAG. The working group liked the guidelines to adapt that users can understand them better. In addition, they should respond more to the different types of web content, apps and tools as well as the needs of people with disabilities. The design of the working group introduces a valuation model to encourage website operators to deal with accessibility closely and further improve.

The first design of the Requirements for WCAG 3.0 includes a suggestion for a new name, scope, structure and a new conformity model – "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines" target "W3C Accessibility Guidelines" will. W3C is developing for World Wide Web Consortium, which develops technical specifications and guidelines for the provision and use of the World Wide Web (WWW).

Sick, dangerous brains?

At the third Telepolis conversation, it is all about the focus of psychic dismeasures as well as criminal behavior. According to the latest estimates. 40% of all Europeans within a year at at least one psychological disruption. As before, many medications are prescribed.

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According to the widespread biological model, these traces are based on a functional location of the brain or adverse gene variants. However, research is by no means undisputable and it remains the question of whether the biological level is the best for the treatment of mentally instructed people.

For crime behavior, a similar discussion is carried. Some brain researchers and psychologists represent a new biological view of the dangerous people. In recent years, many gene and brain variants have been found, which should be associated with an increased risk of criminal behavior. However, the effects of this are small and there is no strict deterministic crime gene or brain area.