Mac Pro: Bis zu 62.568,00 €

Wie mehrere Quellen heute berichtet haben, ist der erst neuerlich verfügbare Mac Pro in der höchsten Ausbaustufe teurer als ein Tesla Model 3 in der “Performance” Ausbaustufe. Apple ist nicht dafür bekannt, billige Hardware zu produzieren, aber 62.568,00 € sind selbst für die bekannten Verhältnisse beeindruckend.

Man bekommt dann für den Preis immerhin:

  • 2,5 GHz 28‑Core Intel Xeon W Prozessor, Turbo Boost bis zu 4,4 GHz
  • 1,5 TB (12 x 128 GB) DDR4 ECC Arbeitsspeicher
  • Zwei Radeon Pro Vega II Duo mit jeweils 2 x 32 GB HBM2 Grafikspeicher
  • 4 TB SSD Speicher
  • Apple Afterburner Karte
  • Edelstahlrahmen mit Rollen
  • Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2
  • Magic Keyboard mit Ziffernblock – Deutsch

allerdings keinen Monitor. Aber dafür wird eine 8TB SSD später noch verfügbar gemacht werden.

The cyber speaks for itself.

The cyber speaks for itself: Somebody trained an AI to write a paper to predict the future of Cyber. Sources were 1000 other predictions about cyber.

There are a lot of 2020 cybersecurity predictions. We had a bot do it for us.

Cyberscoop

Now, the Cyber speaks: And the result speaks for itself:

Cyber by Erdbeernaut on Flickr, Public Domain
Cyber speaks about cyber

Real-time data and analytics and machine learning and AI creates unpreparedness by corporations and Big Tech companies.

Cyber predicts Cyber

Source: 2020 cybersecurity predictions, as told by a bot – CyberScoop

Animation: Visualizing Moore’s Law in Action (1971-2019)

Moore’s Law in Action: You’ll probably remember the prediction back from your days in University. In essence, Mr. Moore, founder of Fairchild Semi and CEO of Intel, predicted the density of transistors in modern integrated systems will double about every 18 months. He was right for a long time, while many predicted the end of his law. Visual Capitalist today linked a illustration showing the law in Action up to 2019.

Moore's Law
Moore’s Law

Can the predictions from Moore’s Law keep up with technological innovation spanning almost 50 years? Watch this stunning animation to find out.

Source: Animation: Visualizing Moore’s Law in Action (1971-2019)

DSGVO-Verstoß: 1&1 muss knapp 10 Millionen Euro Strafe zahlen

1&1 Firmensitz
Firmensitz 1&1 in Montabaur

Der Bundesdatenschutzbeauftragte Ulrich Kelber hat gegen die Telekommunikationsfirma 1&1 ein Bußgeld in Höhe von 9,55 Millionen Euro verhängt.

Source: DSGVO-Verstoß: 1&1 muss knapp 10 Millionen Euro Strafe zahlen | heise online

Kubernetes 1.17 released today – Open Source

Today Kubernetes released it’s version 1.17. The software is one of the most popular open source projects ever. It allows managing containerised applications and micro-services.

Kubernetes 1.17 released today
Kubernetes Logo

Today Kubernetes released it’s version 1.17. The software is one of the most popular open source projects ever. It allows managing containerised applications and micro-services. The release arrives at the end of a regular development cycle.

After the project was announced in 2014 by two Google employees, it hit a first 1.0 milestone on July 2015. The project gained massive popularity in the cloud world because it enables scalable infrastructures and service. With the Kubernetes 1.0 release, Google partnered with the Linux Foundation to form the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a new home for the technology.

Since Kubernetes became publicly available, it gained popularity quickly and today is commonly used as the main way to host microservice-based implementations, mostly because Kubernetes and its associated ecosystem provide a rich choice of tools with all the capabilities that are needed to address key concerns of any modern software architectures.

With Kubernetes 1.17 released today, the package comes with more details on the release in the Release Schedule or in particular on the Changelog.

WebAssembly becomes a W3C Recommendation

Already on December 5th, W3C announced a finalized standard for WebAssembly.

WebAssembly Logo
WebAssembly Logo

Source: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) brings a new language to the Web as WebAssembly becomes a W3C Recommendation

The Mind at Work: Guido van Rossum on how Python makes thinking in code easier

Python, the programming language, gained lot’s of popularity only in the past decade. In particular for big data applications, machine learning and data science the language is almost without alternative. But also for tool development or web applications backends, Python has huge adoption. Reasons are it’s huge ecosystem and a friendly, constructive community. Despite it’s newer competitors it has been around for 30 years. One of the most appreciated benefits is the steep learning curve, that allows virtually everyone to understand Python code.

Dropbox has an interview with Guido van Rossum, who published the first version of the language in 1989. The conversation revolves around the purpose of code and how python helps improve cooperation and productivity.

Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum

“You primarily write your code to communicate with other coders, and, to a lesser extent, to impose your will on the computer.”

Guido van Rossum

A conversation with the creator of the world’s most popular programming language on removing brain friction for better work. Source: The Mind at Work: Guido van Rossum on how Python makes thinking in code easier

Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence Speaker Series

Technical University Munich Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence launches a speaker series to bring experts from all over the world to Munich and talk about Ethics and Governance for Artificial Intelligence. The Series kicks off with an Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert on December 13 – 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

 IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert December 13 – 10:00 am - 11:30 am
TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

With its new Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence is bringing experts from all over the world to Munich to talk about Ethics and Governance of […]

Source: IEAI Speaker Series – Inaugural Session with Lionel P. Robert – Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence