Culture hackathon: coding da vinci lower saxony starts at the end of october

Various cultural institutions in Lower Saxony, including museums, libraries and archives, are making 46 data sets available for the upcoming Coding Da Vinci hackathon – a record for the Germany-wide series of events.

Darin verstecken sich Bilder, Videos und auch Metadaten, die ab Ende Oktober im Rahmen des Hackathons von Interessierten neu aufbereitet und prasentiert werden sollen.

Early scientific (silent) film recordings from the 1930s and 1940s are available from the Technical Information Library in Hanover, while the University of Gottingen contributes parts of demonstration experiments that the physicist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg first presented at the end of the 18th century. Twentieth century showed. According to the project team from Lower Saxony, this could be used to create apps, websites or interactive installations.

Macos: hp apps lose security certification

Owners of Hewlett-Packard printers are currently experiencing problems if they use the device on a Mac: The official applications of the manufacturer fail in series, because the operating system seems to consider them as malware.

These include the widely used HP Utility (HP printing tool), which can be used to adjust printer settings, and HP frameworks for monitoring the printer, which run in the background. macOS shows at the start of the programs (respectively at the restart) that the applications are "damage the computer" could. This may also make printing impossible.

Certificate was apparently withdrawn

The reason for the error message is apparently the fact that there is a problem with the security certificate of the HP applications. macOS is apparently told that this has been withdrawn. Not all versions of the operating system are affected, however, since they use different databases; High Sierra (10.13) and macOS versions below it work normally.

Government report: 2020 climate protection target within reach thanks to corona

According to the German government, the impact of the Corona crisis on Germany’s climate balance cannot yet be predicted in detail – but it brings the 2020 climate protection target within reach. By how much greenhouse gas emissions have declined, he said "currently still fraught with uncertainty and cannot yet be accurately predicted", says the climate protection report for 2019, which is to be approved by the federal cabinet on Wednesday. When the 2020 emissions "expected to be significantly lower", the goal of emitting 40 percent fewer greenhouse gases than in 1990 can be achieved.

The German government had actually written off this 2020 target as no longer achievable – and therefore allowed itself significantly more climate-damaging greenhouse gases for 2020 in the new climate protection law. Now it could work out after all. In addition to the dramatic consequences of Corona for the economy and jobs, the EU emissions trading system, in which the energy sector and parts of industry trade in pollution rights, also contributes to the problem, "A higher mitigation contribution than expected six months ago", states the report.

Not under its own power

The paper puts the mitigation impact of the 2020 climate change program, which was adopted in 2014, at between 37.5 and 47.96 million metric tons of CO2-equivalent, a unit into which all greenhouse gases are converted. That alone won’t be enough to meet 2020 target.

Cyber attack: tu berlin expects it restrictions to last for months

For more than five weeks, the TU Berlin has been working to repair the consequences of a serious hacker attack on the university’s IT systems. Until the central IT services are up and running again, however, it will be "still take several months", a TU spokeswoman told our site. The focus was initially on the most urgently needed services.

At the same time, dependencies between different systems had to be taken into account, "which may require a certain sequence of restarts", said the spokesperson. In addition, there is a "backlog of incidents". It is not yet possible to estimate what costs the attack has already caused or will cause.

No testing without SAP

The IT emergency team, which was set up after the attack at the end of April, aims to have the core SAP system up and running again by the end of June, according to its priority list. There will be no portal access to it for the time being, so students will not have access to a self-service kiosk over the net for the time being.

Media watchdog to become hamburg's new data protection commissioner's new data protection commissioner

In Hamburg, Rot-Grun has agreed on the lawyer Thomas Fuchs as successor to the Hamburg data protection commissioner Johannes Caspar. Eva Botzenhart, a member of the Hamburg Parliament, confirmed this to our site.

Fuchs has been director of the Media Authority Hamburg since 2008. The election in the burgh is to take place next week. The Hamburg State Chancellery has so far not commented on the report to our website.

From 1999 to 2001, Fuchs was personal advisor to the SPD Senator for Economic Affairs, Thomas Mirow. He studied law, philosophy and European law in Hamburg, Brussel and Bremen. As media director, Fuchs last year prohibited Google’s cooperation with the National Health Portal of the Federal Ministry of Health, whose content was to appear at the top of search results. Google took this as an opportunity to clarify in a complaint whether the State Media Treaty and thus the German platform regulation is compatible with European law. The procedure is still pending.