Archive for the ‘IT & Technology’ Category

Predicting the Euro 2016 Final using Markov Chains

Within the next 24 hours, the soccer world will be heads over heels for the upcoming final game of this season’s championship of UEFA Euro 2016 in France. Like usual for such big events, I am curious to know the team’s performances over all. So compare two teams that never played against each other. Additionally, […]

Lateral Ad in Zen Design

Here’s an ad from Germany. It is from an eco movement party. On this you can read in youth slang: “Your mother.” This is an allusion to the “Your mother is …” jokes. [1] http://gruene-rlp.de/wahl-2011

What are FedEx days?

I gonna explain what FedEx days are: at your job you get day to day new stuff to do. Everytime quiet similar things. Now you want to be motivated again. So some companies are doing one different day each year. This shall be the highlight regarding work time. Everybody is looking forward to this. Because […]

Our faculty to make secure cars

Prof. Jana Dittmann from our Faculty for Computer Sciences (FIN) at Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OvGU) ensures the safety of future cars. They say this topic will be trending in the next years.

Facebook’s vast Hadoop clusters

Facebook uses Hadoop to gain information about their members. It helded the second biggest Hadoop database behind Yahoo! [4] By May 2010 Facebook got a bigger Hadoop Cluster than Yahoo! [2] Google is not know to use Hadoop. Because it is an opponent product to GFS and Googles BigTable. Apache Hadoop has been voted being […]

Apache Hadoop is top innovator 2011

Congratulations to Apache Hadoop: they’re voted to be the innovator of 2011. The decision was justified Hadoop allows to discover and manipulate a huge amount of data. So Hadoop is the “Swiss Army knife for the 21st century.” [5] 

Think Quarterly

Google just launched a new magazine to reflect the passed three months. It is simple, easy-to-read, and beautiful. The mag follows a minimalistic presentation style. This is known from Japan and called Zen. The design is made by The Church Of London – a creative design team. Google does not made a big deal out of […]

App Store: Opera not until you’re 17

Opera is one of the top five used browsers in the world. Many people love it and use it. Now Opera is available in the Mac App Store – but only if you’re at least 17 years old. The editors from Apple rated the App to be not free to the youth. The reason is […]

The One Thinking Hat

I found something very interesting. I wanna to tell you about but still too few time to me right now. So heres the short news. For the rest you’re given the sources at the end. Australian scientists found out that the performance of the human brain can be increased. They just stimulated the brain with […]

Think Different

Here’s why I choose this theme and title for this blog: This is just inspiring me – just like Steve Jobs does with Apple.