Archive for the ‘Applied IT’ 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, […]

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 […]

Server hijacked to host game

In New Hampshire the Seacoast Radialogy’s server from the local hospital has been hijacked by hackers. They logged successfully with elevated privileges into the server. Most of these cases deal with data security. This is not. The hackers just wanted to play “Call of duty: Black Ops” and needed a fast host. This game is […]

Beware your data & machines

Something about security, a thief and the Internet… very funny, very worth watching.

Happy new year

I would like to wish you a happy new year and success for your projects and tasks. I hope you had a wonderful XMAS season and got prepared for your “next big things.” Even if the year is new some projects are still from the old year. So I am writing articles on Geekroom.de. This is […]

What Careless Computing is

Careless Computing is a phenomena we see nowadays more and more often. The omnipresence of computers and the Internet provides the growing of Careless Computing because people are persuaded to save their data on foreign servers instead of local. [1]