#OSS rocks. #Linux Rocks. Autorotate PDFs

#Linux has some mighty PDF Toolkits. One of them is pdftk. I am using it so that we don’t have to bother anymore about orientation of Files on the scanner. We just delete the wrong ones. 🙂

!/bin/bash
INFILE=ls.txt
ls *pdf -1 > $INFILE
while IFS=”²” read -r line
do
PDF='basename $line | rev | cut -c 5- | rev
#Links drehen:
pdftk “$line” cat 1-endwest output “$PDF”_left.pdf
#Rechts drehen:
pdftk “$line” cat 1-endeast output “$PDF”_right
#180 degrees:
pdftk “$line” cat 1-endsouth output “$PDF”_upsidedown.pdf
done <$INFILE

(use the right upticks ` in the basename line, wordpress messes them up…)

Presentation on “Bubble Out”- Event of MFG Baden-Württemberg

On October 22nd 2020, Markus Feilner had a presentation on “Open Source in the field of Mixed Reality” in the event “Bubble Out”.

“Bubble Out” is a series of events about new impulses and connection out of the bubble for museums and other cultural and memorial institutions, so-called GLAMs, from Baden-Württemberg. The events include inspiring evening programs with surprising insights and offer the opportunity to connect and discuss innovative topics with members of different branches than IT. Weeks before the event, Markus was on the jury of “Open Culture BW meets VR” and was allowed to present the keynote at the award ceremony. He held the laudatio speech for the winner of the award “Most Innovative”, which was the team of the Game “Apollonia’s nightmare”: Judith Langer, Stefan Bregenzer, Jan Detting, Louis Trouillier, Ben Ruff, all students of Hochschule Furtwangen.

Die bisher letzte Klimaapokalypse

“Unsere derzeitigen anthropogenen Emissionen sind jedoch etwa 14-mal
höher als die Spitzenemissionen während des Aussterbens”, gibt Jurikova
zu bedenken. “Tausend Jahre sind erdgeschichtlich gesehen gar nichts”,
so Forscherin. “Die rund 200 Jahre seit der Industrialisierung hingegen
sind ein winziger Zeitraum für derart große Mengen an CO₂.”

https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/die-bisher-letzte-klimaapokalypse-und-was-wir-daraus-lernen-koennen-a-e41e887a-b050-4533-9307-c4415f37e15b#ref=rss

Perfect Weapon

‘There’s a whole war going on’: the film tracing a decade of cyber-attacks | Documentary films | The Guardian

In under an hour and a half, The Perfect Weapon blisters through the proliferation of cyberwarfare in the last decade-plus: how offensive ransomware and disinformation campaigns have morphed from a undercover sideshow – as late as 2007, cyberwarfare was not even listed as a pressing concern on the US military’s threat assessment – into a relatively cheap, accessible and potentially devastating staple of international relations.

open sourced TransCoder

Deep learning to translate between programming languages

We’ve developed and open sourced TransCoder , an entirely self-supervised neural transcompiler system that can make code migration far easier and more efficient. Our method is the first AI system able to translate code from one programming language to another without requiring parallel data for training. We’ve demonstrated that TransCoder can successfully translate functions between C++, Java, and Python 3. TransCoder outperforms open source and commercial rule-based translation programs. In our evaluations, the model correctly translates more than 90 percent of Java functions to C++, 74.8 percent of C++ functions to Java, and 68.7 percent of functions from Java to Python. In comparison, a commercially available tool translates only 61.0 percent of functions correctly from C++ to Java, and an open source translator is accurate for only 38.3 percent of Java functions translated into C++.

Danone – Volvic – Mineralwasser: Selbstverpflichtungen haben noch nie geholfen

 

“Im französischen Volvic fördert der Danone-Konzern riesige Mengen Mineralwasser und bringt die Bevölkerung gegen sich auf. Dort versiegt nun ein Fluss – und der Konzern hat ein warnendes Gutachten zurückgehalten.”

(…)

“Hier abgepumpte Wassermengen sollten dem Grundwasser später wieder zugeführt werden, ist in den Genehmigungsunterlagen zu lesen. Der Konzern solle das “Gesamt-Resultat” dieses Vorhabens selbst überwachen,heißt es weiter.”


Volvic: Wasser marsch! | ZEIT ONLINE