Federal competition computer science: the winners of the 38. Issue are fixed

They had to survive two rounds to reach the final. Now it was time and the 23 finalists were stepping on a place as a winner of the federal competition computer science. The competition was oriented to the 38. Times, from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg (Fau) – for the first time, however digital.

In total, 1462 Schuleren and Schuler had already started more than a year to convince as a young talent. They had to write programs for the ideal planting of flowerbeds and secure the energy supply of a robot. In the final round, they also had to spend talking with experts and within a given time two computer science problems in the team loose. One of the tasks affected the logic behind the "Swiss system" For carrying out of shaft tournaments, in the second task, they had to write protocols for the secure and locked exchange of news. "Knowledge and skills of the finalists have also shown this year that the federal competition computer science creates it again and again to discover top talents", says the chairman of the jury, prof. Dr. Christoph Weidenbach.

Awarded as a Bundessieger on this Friday: Niclas Dern (17 years old) from Freiburg, Nicholas Button (17 years old) from Koln, Alexander Rahlff (18 years old) from Neubiberg, Tim Rohde (18 years old) from Marburg, Simon Skade (17 years old) from Berlin and Yorick Zeschke (17 years old) from Berlin. The six young talents receive a prize money in the amount of 750 euros, and they are added to the Studienstiftung of the German people. Simon Skade has also been awarded the Ingo Wegener Prize because of its outstanding performance.

Phishing to manuscripts: book industry is rating for attacking series

Authors, agents and book publishers in several states have been a strange phishing campaign for several years, which not only represents them before Ratsel. This reports the New York Times, citing experience reports from several people concerned. Accordingly, the unknowns to travel with extremely well-made emails to manuscripts from unavailable beers, but not only of world-famous bestselling authors, but also of many lesser-known writers. A black market for the texts is difficult to imagine. At the same time, the unknown attackers have apparently very good knowledge of the publishing industry and the processes that are done before the publication of a book.

Phishing with insider information

The New York Times explores the attacks based on the experiment with which the attackers were looking for a manuscript of a not yet finished novel of the US writer James Hannaham. Two days after the acquisition of the book Hannaham has received an e-mail that seemed to come from his editor. In it he was asked for the sending of the manuscript. Just because he did not answer directly, but sent a new mail from another mail account, the phishing attempt had noticed at all. Just like other these phishing mails, this was very well done. In some cases, information was also made to information that are not publicly known.

What exactly the goal of the attacker is, about the affected people, writes the US newspaper. So for the manuscript of authors with a few or a publication, no financial value is conceivable. At the same time, no one of the captured texts has arisen somewhere in the Darknet, as soon as it has happened, for example, in captured series sequences. That had been asked for an explosive attempt. At present, it is speculated that they were able to stuck individuals behind them, who deserve their money with the sale of rights for films. In this industry, a supreme access to information is worth money. Really convincing this explanatory attempt does not sound.

Chinese video app kuaishou gives power to borsengang

The Borsengang of the Chinese Video App Kuaishou has in Hong Kong a rush to the shares of the company. Until lunch on Friday, the papers of the Borsenneuke climbed from 115 to 307 Hong Kong dollars, a plus of more than 167 percent. The market value of the company was thus about 110 billion euros. Immediately after the commercial start, the course had almost tripled.

Coarse competitor of Tktok

In the subscription period before the first trading day, the Beijing company had taken converg with 4.5 billion euros in investors, which is based on calculations of the Financial Agency Bloomberg of the large tech-boron since the driving service agent over May 2019.

Kuaishou, which is expressly translated as much as "fast hand", is in China the coarse competitor of the Chinese video app Douyin, which operates in the West under the name Tiktok. About the app, which according to own information has more than 300 million active users, can create short videos or live streams themselves and are shared with other users.

Reddit vs. Hedge funds: gamestop share at high flight

Apparently powered by a community on Reddit, the share of the Computer Games Handler Gamestop has known only one direction for weeks; One billion-dousy hedge fund is now difficult in a thread. Melvin Capital had set in a particularly coarse circumference on further falling courses of the crisis criterion and was caught by the strong increase in the price last cold. A billion-heavy investment should last the investor last stabilized, but it is unclear whether that’s enough. After most recently, Elon Musk had tweeted the excursions on Reddit, the course could continue to rise and Melvin in the ruin.

Reddit vs. Shortseller

The starting point has taken the dispute in the Reddit Community R / Wallstreetbets, as explained by CNN. There, users have made advertising for weeks for the share of the crisis company, on the one hand, because they hold the for undervalued, but most of all, because investors have set in coarse circumference to falling courses. With this "Short Selling" Win investors money when the courses fall like hoped. Take the shares but the opposite direction, you have a problem. The strong the increase, the gross losses and therefore it can lead to the rush on the stock, as handler want to keep their losses within limits. At Gamestop, more than 100 percent of the available shares were married, explores Bloomberg.

MEVLIN Capital is therefore in trouble because the share price of Gamestop Corporation (GME) – from about $ 18 to the middle of January has risen to last $ 147 US dollars. In the absorboric trade, there are already more than 200 US dollars. Observers ame that Melvin has already stabbed other bets on falling courses in a coarse extent to come to money, reports Reuters. Accordingly, there is apparently a connection with the youngest price increases in the German biotechnology company Evotec, the battery manufacturer Varta and the video game developer CD project (Cyberpunk 2077). With their shares, Melvin also set a loss and had to sell now.

Delivery service amazon flex: fired by the algorithm

Who delivers for Amazon Flex packages, can be dismissed by an algorithm and contradiction costs money. This is apparent from a report by the US Magazine Bloomberg on working conditions at the delivery service.

Thus, the scorching of the assigned tasks is not controlled manually, but only by software; As soon as unforeseen obstacles occur, this can become a rough problem. So a driver had been dismissed, the packages could not be delivered pointed in a sealed apartment complex, a driver became a nail in the tire for a dangerous.

"You against the machine"

Amazon Flex was introduced in the USA 2015 and should yield the delivery vehicles from Amazon. Private drivers and drivers got assigned via an app delivery order, mainly to packages that could no longer be loaded in delivery vehicles. This should prevent that the order is no longer delivered on the same day. Also food deliveries are delivered via Flex Amazon sets intensively on the app and judgments of algorithms, also because CEO "Jeff Bezos believes that machines can make decisions faster and correct meetings, as people", Quoted Bloomberg Initiated. If you commit yourself to FLEX, you quickly notice that algorithms were monitored every movement, it still is called.