Oberservability platforms: New Relic superspire Pixie Labs

New relic, operator of a platform of the same name for monitoring and upper servability in cloud environments, has taken the kubernet’s observability platform pixie labs. The relatively young competitor had only reached general availability two months ago and was launched with a first financial syringe.

Apparently, new relic deals with the suppure an expansion of his platform. The brand pixie labs and the corresponding product should continue under the existing name.

Cloud native workloads under kubernetes

Pixie labs’ offer specializes in cloud-native workloads on kubernetes clusters. The focus is on developers (dev), in contrast to other tools that have more it operation (ops). Inside the platform is a software designated as ebpf, which extends the linux kernel: the coverage stands for "extended berkeley packet filter" and is a relatively new technology for data processing in the linux kernel, which is mainly used for monitoring memory utilization, cpu and traffic. With ebff, pixie labs apparently collect data of system monitoring directly in the kernel without the intermediate agent. With so-called pixie scripts, debugging workflows can be written and share with the community.

Artist supplies

There is no photo from which you could no longer get out through skillful procedures when the camera has put in. Compact cameras independently of the situation standard procedures: a bit of contrast, a bit of color, a bit sharp and compressed in the end – ready. It’s not that simple. A photo of the atmospheric sunset needs another treatment as one of the family grotting in the inn. The coarse recording of a brand new precision wristwatch is changed differently than the picture of the mountain spanorama. Sometimes car correction is sufficient, in other cases you have to try long and trick until the result faded. Sound value correction, gradation curves and channel mixers are basic tools for correcting color and brightness that should bring every image processing. Even for the retouching, especially the removal of dust and scratches, the correction of red eyes, dashing lines and distortions should be taken care of. Web export and prere in different coars also as a wishlist. We have seen six programs that are affordable for heimamerman (not like photoshop over 1000, but less than 100 euros cost) and all just mentioned exports – as well, is shown on the following pages.

To test the free open source software gimp 2.6, from the house of corel the programs paint shop pro x2 and photoimpact x3, from the computer island the shareware photoline 14.5, the photoplus x2 from england from serif and adobe photoshop elements 7.

Color and light

Digital cameras are now making most of the right; the female adjustment is almost always true. In order to dividing the poisonous mold in a formal lighting in all his abomination, but one should switch to manual female adjustment, because difficult colors in difficult light are required the little things. If you have dulled with auto setting, you must improve in image editing. With a black, female or (best) of a gray pipette you define neutral areas that should not contain any color. Click on a piece of paper or a t-shirt enough, and the color engraving has disappeared.

Bmw 1er m coupe: sporty top model of the 1 series

Munchen, 10. December 2010 – the fubs of legendaries m1 were too rough for the muncher car maker. Unlike the larger series, the smallest m-offshoot does not mean m1, but simply "1er m coupe". But he also brings all the plants to become a real classic. Because the new 1er will not be a long construction time, finally a new one-generation will be presented in september 2011. In addition, the price of at least 50 was allowed.500 euros dafur ensure that his spread is limited. But he was also allowed to become a classic because he consistently relies on sports like hardly any other current bmw model.

Two turbochargers

After bmw has quarreled the new coupe in the last few months, the bayern now show the car all. The sporty look betrayed, which is inside: in front sucking powerful breathing air, the outflow of four pipes are emerged backwards. The body in between is 55 millimeters wider than the 135i coupe due to the growing track width. As a source of power, the bully bavaria of the rows six-six-cylinders known from the z4 sdrive35is serves. The three-liter machine creates its power of 340 hp using twinturbo technology: two loaders are active at low tours and provide three cylinders with compressed air each.

About 250 km / h

Between 1500 and 4500 rpm are 450 nm ready. Under full load, even short-term 500 nm are reached via overboot function. By m button on the steering wheel, the response of the machine can still be sharpened, at the same time the engine should blade even. 4.9 seconds should need the red tachon needle to the 100-brand. The top is just overlooked at 250 km / h.

Bmw 1er m coupe: first impresses

Ascari, 9. July 2010 – openly stood: a 135i with its 306 hp offers, despite its upcoming 1530 kilograms of empty weight, already a lot of lane. The driving services are finally better than many m models of the past. And yet marketing department and fans agreed: a sporty spearhead of the 1er series has somehow missing. They were now present, slightly camouflaged on a racetrack.

No new m1

Now, for the first time there was the opportunity to take a closer look at the strongest more closely. The car was still camouflaged, the psychedelic casting in the lower area should make a little curious about the series version, which comes on the market in the first half of 2011. With concrete information on motorization and technology, bmw is still very back. Only the official name of the car was revealed: it will "bmw 1er m coupe" make. This has all speculation about the historically occupied name "m1" an end.

Thick cheeks

On the basis of some details, however, conclusions are already drawn to the technology used. In addition, the exhibited cycling, which should be aware of the potential of the m-einser from afar to the potential of the m-einser. The foster airflow broadcasts must be, because under the sheet metal dress with high probability components from the sports suspension of m3 place. In old m-manier there are four tailpipes that produce a core, rich sound that does not necessarily suggest one.

Horns with alarm effect

Euskirchen, 3. July 2009 – "car horns warn of natural disasters" reports the fraunhofer institute for scientific and technical trend analysis (int) in euskirchen. At first, this sounds like a rubbish headline, but it has a serious background: today, germany no longer has a flat warning system. The sirens, often mounted on rooftops, were largely dismantled after the end of the cold war. According to int, the federal ministry of the interior rejected the idea of rebuilding such a system because of the projected costs of several hundred million euros.

Mobile communications as a basis
fraunhofer int has examined various approaches to using today’s communications technology for a new warning concept. For example, there is the idea of transmitting disaster warnings to the mobile communications network, a process that the netherlands actually wants to introduce – a field test is also to take place in germany before the end of 2009. But the process has disadvantages: not everyone owns a cell phone, you can’t be reached during a conversation, and the devices have to be turned on, of course.

The fraunhofer int idea, on the other hand, is based on the ecall emergency call system, which is used to trigger an emergency call in the event of an accident, which is to be transmitted to an emergency call center via gsm, i.E. Mobile communications as well. If the eu has its way, by the end of 2010 every new car should be equipped with the necessary technology for ecall, i.E. Essentially a gsm and gps module. Technically, this is not a utopia, because both are already carried in many cars anyway, albeit so far for other purposes. In addition, the gsm standard has proven to be durable, which facilitates its integration into automobiles.

Security: First quantum-ared video conference between federal agents

A technical premiere started today at 10:15 am in bonn. Federal research minister anja karliczek started at this time with the compulsory prere on the red button the first quantum-saved video conferencing. It took place on a 300-meter-long test track between the service seat of the federal ministry of education and research (bmbf) on the rhine and the federal office for safety in information technology (bsi). Actually, the premiere was already planned for 2020, but was postponed for corona.

Karliczek showed enthusiastically about the "very, very good connection". You spur: "something is different." she was "totally proud", stressed the cdu politician. She also intervened: "i do not really understand how the whole works." for technology, she had aside martin schell, head of the henrich hertz institute concerning the fraunhofer-gesellschaft, which suited the foundations based on the qunet research initiative, which the bmbf calls for a total of 125 million euros to 2026.


In the demonstration under the project, it was mainly about the transmission of secret keys that are transferred with lighting quantities. The actual video connection will then be treated conventionally with this secret key.

Daimler ag, according to its own information, as the first automobile manufacturer of the standardization organization epcglobal, which define the world’s standards for use of rfid technology. Rfid (radio frequency identification) stands for automatic identification by means of radio waves, which require and storing data on the respective object and is used to automatically register and track objects on their path within the supply chain.

From the point of view of daimler ag, the technology offers the potential to increase the entire process qualitat and save costs. Through his membership, the car manufacturer wants to bring the requirements of the automotive industry to the development of a standard.

Even today, rfid is used in the automotive industry, for example with material supply processes. However, in order to be able to use the technique in the global mabboat and under companies and industries, further and general-free standards are necessary. The network offers daimler a suitable platform, because it meets here on such different industries such as logistics, aviation, defense, chemistry, pharmaceutical, consumer, trade, clothing, soft and hardware industry etc.

High wire is developing an interesting distributed system for online scientific journals that will preserve content for hundreds of years or more

High wire press from stanford universities libraries has an ambitious goal. Already it is a platform that makes accessible more than 170 scientific periodicals. In mid-february there were 134143 articles available in the archive, which were freely accessible, in total there were 615602 articles. High wire press connects articles, authors, and citations across journals through links, offers a search engine, multimedia displays, additional information, and all archived ies, but also manages the many different access requirements for content that requires a subscription. To strengthen the appeal of online journals, high wire press has made a plan: to ensure the long-term continuity of scholarly articles and to guarantee, at least from the perspective of the 22. Century that all content will be updated and remain accessible.

For publications, the internet is an unprecedented opportunity to publish documents of all kinds relatively cheaply, quickly, and easily, to link them together, to supplement or update them with other documents, and to keep them accessible in an archive. The web is still growing explosively and is becoming a decentralized, unorganized and still largely uncensored world library in which documents of all possible origins can be viewed from anywhere in the world.

DevSecops: JFrog superserve VDOO and expands the offer to Continuous Security

The software company jfrog ames the vdoo connected trust ltd. (short: vdoo), a specialist for aerial security, for a purchase price of around $ 300 million. The buyer is planning to expand its own offer for continuous delivery (cd) to a more comprehensive platform: so vdoo’s expertise in providing holistic security software is especially in the embedded area, from the development environment to edge, iot ( internet of things) and terminates.

Vdoos security team continues to jfrog

With the transfer, vdoos go professionals for vulnerabilities and security in the jfrog team over and should according to the blog entry, together with the existing jfrog team on products for the entire life cycle of software packages works together. The aim is according to the blog entry to provide new security features for any type of software release on a uniform dev (sec) ops platform.

Motivation behind the expansion planes is according to jfrog that it often hapere in existing devops offers on the safety. Disparate security tools broke out the release process, and between the development and security departments, it often came to tensions. This statement coincides with findings of the current report "state of kubernetes security 2021", in the it manageable information that security ies are almost every day and progress throttled. The most common should cause defective configurations due to the survey carried out by stackrox and red hat, and ambiguity in the statements inhibited the implementation of the implementation of closer security concepts.

To each his own dubbing speaker: electronic translation system to render directly into foreign languages

In the meantime, there are the first portable translation systems that work with voice recognition: the tourist speaks his wish into the device and it quacks the translation in the foreign language out of the loudspeaker. It may work, but it makes a rather damned impression and stops at the beginning. In the future the translation will be "live", almost without delay.

In the near future, americans and englishmen will be able to speak spanish or german even if they do not speak the language at all. This is the plan of tanja schultz, a linguist at carnegie mellon university in pittsburgh, usa, as reported in new scientist. The first systems of this type are already available for purchase: with these, the text must first be spoken into the device in one’s own native language, then a button must be pressed, whereupon the translation is reproduced in the foreign language. This may be better than the long leafing through a vocabulary book, but it is not really practical for longer conversations – and even if you only want to buy a ticket, it looks worse to the bystanders than a real handicap.