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https://www.sott.net/article/443318-COVID-social-distancing-and-isolation-Youth-suicides-shoot-up-nearly-90-in-Wisconsins-second-largest-county

#convid kills
 
#health #news

https://www.sott.net/article/443318-COVID-social-distancing-and-isolation-Youth-suicides-shoot-up-nearly-90-in-Wisconsins-second-largest-county

#convid kills
 

News | Tagesschau: Symbolisches UN-Abkommen - Atomwaffen-Verbot kann in Kraft treten


Nach der Ratifizierung durch 50 Länder kann ein von den UN 2017 verabschiedeter Vertrag zum Verbot von Atomwaffen in 90 Tagen in Kraft treten - allerdings ohne die Teilnahme der Atommächte der Welt. Auch Deutschland ist nicht dabei.

Der internationale Vertrag über ein Verbot von Atomwaffen ist von 50 Staaten ratifiziert worden und kann deshalb in Kraft treten. Das teilte ein UN-Vertreter am Hauptquartier der Vereinten Nationen in New York mit. Nach seinen Angaben ratifizierte Honduras als 50. Land den Vertrag. Das Abkommen könne nun nach einer Frist von 90 Tagen in Kraft treten...

Anmerkung: Sehr schön das sich Deutschland so sehr gegen Atomwaffen einsetzt. Aber ja ich verstehe es ja, man will am 'Nuklearen Teilhabe' teilhaben und dem wird alles andere untergeordnet...

Tags: #de #news #atomwaffen #atomwaffen-verbot #nukleares-teilhabe #deutschland #un-abkommen #un #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-10-25
 
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A rapidly growing wildfire prompting mandatory evacuations in northern Colorado is threatening to merge with the state's largest wildfire in history, fire officials said.
#news
#news
 
i am not a fan of this software, and i don't use it, but i kinda proud of it.
it's a local startup, i know the founder, and i know many people who work there.
Bild/Foto @ petapixel (unofficial) 20.10.2020, 18:17:14

PicsArt’s Popular App Tools Now Available Via Your Browser



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PicsArt, a platform for finding images and editing them with AI-based tools, has announced that it is expanding its offering from just its app to the web, giving browser-based creators access to a selection of its tools, with more features rolling out next year.

The new tools are accessible for free and via a subscription on PicsArt.com. Currently-available tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. PicsArt is also including its entire library of what it calls "premium content," which includes stock photography, templates, fonts and stickers, and millions of what PicsArt calls "free-to-edit images submitted by PicsArts's community."

Below is a list of the more prominently featured tools that are now available on the web version of the platform:

* Thousands of easy-to-edit templates: Templates for everything from social media graphics to blog thumbnails, flyers, posters, announcements, and more
* Stock photography and stickers: An entire library of free-to-use stock images, backgrounds, and stickers
* Hundreds of fonts: Fonts of all sizes and styles to overlay on an image or creation
* Magic effects and filters: Dozens of magic effects and filters including PicsArt’s most popular Sketch and Canvas Effect
* Background removal and replace: Makes the background of any photo transparent with just one click. You can also select a different color, textured, or scenic background.
* Object Removal: Removes an unwanted object or person from any image.
* Style transfer: Copies the style from any uploaded image to give a new image the same look, feel, and aesthetic.

PicsArt's web tools are now available, and premium features along with cross-device access are included with the PicsArt Gold subscription for $8.99 a month, or $55.99 a year.

Earlier this year, PicsArt came under fire for allegedly allowing rampant theft of images on its platform. According to reports, one photographer found unauthorized use of her photo over 1,500 times. Her photos were uploaded to the platform without her knowledge and quickly propagated across the app. PicsArt said that after it became aware of the issue did its best to remove the offending images as quickly as possible, but the photographer did not feel like the company adequately addressed her concerns. You can read that story here.

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#news #software #aiphotoediting #aipoweredphotoediting #apps #artificialintelligence #backgroundremoval #browserapp #editor #picsart #stockphotography #stockphotos
posted by pod_feeder_v2

#yerevan #armenia #picsart #startup #application #android #ios #photography #photo
 
i am not a fan of this software, and i don't use it, but i kinda proud of it.
it's a local startup, i know the founder, and i know many people who work there.
Bild/Foto @ petapixel (unofficial) 20.10.2020, 18:17:14

PicsArt’s Popular App Tools Now Available Via Your Browser



Bild/Foto

Bild/Foto

PicsArt, a platform for finding images and editing them with AI-based tools, has announced that it is expanding its offering from just its app to the web, giving browser-based creators access to a selection of its tools, with more features rolling out next year.

The new tools are accessible for free and via a subscription on PicsArt.com. Currently-available tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. PicsArt is also including its entire library of what it calls "premium content," which includes stock photography, templates, fonts and stickers, and millions of what PicsArt calls "free-to-edit images submitted by PicsArts's community."

Below is a list of the more prominently featured tools that are now available on the web version of the platform:

* Thousands of easy-to-edit templates: Templates for everything from social media graphics to blog thumbnails, flyers, posters, announcements, and more
* Stock photography and stickers: An entire library of free-to-use stock images, backgrounds, and stickers
* Hundreds of fonts: Fonts of all sizes and styles to overlay on an image or creation
* Magic effects and filters: Dozens of magic effects and filters including PicsArt’s most popular Sketch and Canvas Effect
* Background removal and replace: Makes the background of any photo transparent with just one click. You can also select a different color, textured, or scenic background.
* Object Removal: Removes an unwanted object or person from any image.
* Style transfer: Copies the style from any uploaded image to give a new image the same look, feel, and aesthetic.

PicsArt's web tools are now available, and premium features along with cross-device access are included with the PicsArt Gold subscription for $8.99 a month, or $55.99 a year.

Earlier this year, PicsArt came under fire for allegedly allowing rampant theft of images on its platform. According to reports, one photographer found unauthorized use of her photo over 1,500 times. Her photos were uploaded to the platform without her knowledge and quickly propagated across the app. PicsArt said that after it became aware of the issue did its best to remove the offending images as quickly as possible, but the photographer did not feel like the company adequately addressed her concerns. You can read that story here.

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#news #software #aiphotoediting #aipoweredphotoediting #apps #artificialintelligence #backgroundremoval #browserapp #editor #picsart #stockphotography #stockphotos
posted by pod_feeder_v2

#yerevan #armenia #picsart #startup #application #android #ios #photography #photo
 

PicsArt’s Popular App Tools Now Available Via Your Browser








PicsArt, a platform for finding images and editing them with AI-based tools, has announced that it is expanding its offering from just its app to the web, giving browser-based creators access to a selection of its tools, with more features rolling out next year.

The new tools are accessible for free and via a subscription on PicsArt.com. Currently-available tools include a template editor, background and object remover, video slideshow maker, text editor, and more. PicsArt is also including its entire library of what it calls "premium content," which includes stock photography, templates, fonts and stickers, and millions of what PicsArt calls "free-to-edit images submitted by PicsArts's community."

Below is a list of the more prominently featured tools that are now available on the web version of the platform:
  • Thousands of easy-to-edit templates: Templates for everything from social media graphics to blog thumbnails, flyers, posters, announcements, and more
  • Stock photography and stickers: An entire library of free-to-use stock images, backgrounds, and stickers
  • Hundreds of fonts: Fonts of all sizes and styles to overlay on an image or creation
  • Magic effects and filters: Dozens of magic effects and filters including PicsArt’s most popular Sketch and Canvas Effect
  • Background removal and replace: Makes the background of any photo transparent with just one click. You can also select a different color, textured, or scenic background.
  • Object Removal: Removes an unwanted object or person from any image.
  • Style transfer: Copies the style from any uploaded image to give a new image the same look, feel, and aesthetic.
PicsArt's web tools are now available, and premium features along with cross-device access are included with the PicsArt Gold subscription for $8.99 a month, or $55.99 a year.

Earlier this year, PicsArt came under fire for allegedly allowing rampant theft of images on its platform. According to reports, one photographer found unauthorized use of her photo over 1,500 times. Her photos were uploaded to the platform without her knowledge and quickly propagated across the app. PicsArt said that after it became aware of the issue did its best to remove the offending images as quickly as possible, but the photographer did not feel like the company adequately addressed her concerns. You can read that story here.

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#news #software #aiphotoediting #aipoweredphotoediting #apps #artificialintelligence #backgroundremoval #browserapp #editor #picsart #stockphotography #stockphotos
posted by pod_feeder_v2
PicsArt’s Popular App Tools Now Available Via Your Browser

PetaPixel: PicsArt's Popular App Tools Now Available Via Your Browser (Jaron Schneider)

 
⬡ The reboot of the indymedia project
Hamish Campbell

Live Q&A Recording https://conf.tube/videos/watch/c694c3ee-bb49-44e0-98a7-960ac176116c
Debate in the Forum https://socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/the-reboot-of-the-indymedia-project/942
Watch the Talk https://conf.tube/videos/watch/953de898-74dc-4665-95fb-313042f66cc6

We are a wide affinity group working to reboot the global #indymedia #network using modern #federated #protocols such as #activitypub.
Reboot will be based on the OMN project code …
Working Project Site https://unite.openworlds.info/explore/organizations
In the end it’s about bringing #trust back into #news

#fediverse #federation #apconf2020
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 

The spread of true and false news online | Science

Lies spread faster than the truth


There is worldwide concern over false news and the possibility that it can influence political, economic, and social well-being. To understand how false news spreads, Vosoughi et al. used a data set of rumor cascades on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. About 126,000 rumors were spread by ∼3 million people. False news reached more people than the truth; the top 1% of false news cascades diffused to between 1000 and 100,000 people, whereas the truth rarely diffused to more than 1000 people. Falsehood also diffused faster than the truth. The degree of novelty and the emotional reactions of recipients may be responsible for the differences observed.
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1146

#internet #tech #technology #SocialMedia #online #news #FakeNews #Twitter #media #politics #health #ConspiracyTheories #psychology
 

News | Golem: Cargo Tram: VW beendet Belieferung per Straßenbahn


Die Teile für das Elektroauto ID.3 von VW werden künftig ausschließlich per Lkw in die Dresdner Innenstadt transportiert.

Nach fast 20 Jahren stellt der Volkswagenkonzern die eigene Güterstraßenbahn Cargo-Tram zur Belieferung seines kleinen Werks in der Dresdner Innenstadt ein. Das berichtet die Sächsische Zeitung. Die letzte Fahrt der blauen Bahnen, die von den Dresdner Verkehrsbetrieben (DVB) für VW betrieben werden, ist demnach für den 22. oder 23. Dezember 2020 geplant. Ersetzt wird sie ausschließlich durch die Belieferung per Lkw...

Anmerkung: Das ist ein Schritt in genau die falsche Richtung. Den das bedeutet vor allen mehr Verkehr, mehr Lärm und mehr Abgase für die Stadt. Einmal vom Umweltaspekt ganz abgesehen.

Tags: #de #news #deutschland #dresden #vw #volkswagen #cargo-tram #straßenbahn #stadt #verkehr #belastung #verkehr #abgase #golem #2020-10-17 #ravenbird #2020-10-19
 


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News | Golem: Ein Hochhaus aus Holz für Hamburg


Die weltweite Zementherstellung stößt jährlich mehr CO2 aus als der Luftverkehr. Ein nachwachsender Rohstoff soll Bauen umweltfreundlicher machen.

Wälder, Schiffe, Häuser: Was immer aus Holz ist, ist nach einem trockenen, heißen Sommer gefährdet. Ein Funke reicht aus, um es in Brand zu setzen. Trotzdem kommen Holzhäuser wieder in Mode. Auch als Hochhäuser. In Hamburg beginnt im Winter der Bau des ersten deutschen Holzhochhauses. Das ist nachhaltiger als eines aus Beton - und bei einem Feuer sogar sicherer als eines der typischen Hochhäuser aus Stahl...

Anmerkung: In der Tat dürften Holzgebäude, auch wenn das Fundament und der Keller wohl weiterhin aus Beton sind, wesentlich unkritischer für das Klima sein als konventionelle Häuser aus Stahl und Beton. Das darüber hinaus die Wohnqualität in Holzgebäuden besser ist als bei den genannten konventionellen Bauten kommt noch dazu. Die Bauwirtschaft muss dafür aber weitgehend eine 180° Wende vollziehen und umlernen.

Tags: #de #news #holz #holzhaus #holzhochhaus #hamburg #bauen #zement #zementherstellung #sand #stahl #co2 #nachhaltigkeit #brandschutz #golem #2020-10-13 #ravenbird #2020-10-19
 

News | heise: Blogger enttarnt künstlich intelligenten Bot auf Reddit


Sorgen wegen täuschend echter Texte auf Grundlage des Sprachmodells GPT-3 scheinen sich zu bestätigen: Im Web wurden damit viele Nutzer in die Irre geführt.

Eine Woche lang veröffentlichte ein Bot auf der Grundlage des modernen Sprachmodells GPT-3 von OpenAI Beiträge auf Reddit, bis er enttarnt wurde. Unter dem Nutzernamen /u/thegentlemetre tauschte er sich mit anderen Teilnehmern von /r/AskReddit aus, einem populären Forum für allgemeine Themen mit 30 Millionen Mitgliedern. Ungefähr einmal pro Minute schickte er Nachrichten ab, wenn er aktiv war...

Tags: #de #news #ki #ai #Manipulation #bot #reddit #heise #ravenbird #2020-10-16
 

BepiColombo flies by Venus en route to Mercury


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The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has completed the first of two Venus flybys needed to set it on course with the Solar System’s innermost planet, Mercury.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

BepiColombo flies by Venus en route to Mercury


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The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission has completed the first of two Venus flybys needed to set it on course with the Solar System’s innermost planet, Mercury.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

News | Tagesschau: Grüne und der Dannenröder Forst - Der Preis des Regierens


Die Bundespartei will den Ausbau der A49 in Hessen stoppen, der grüne Landesminister muss ihn umsetzen. Der Konflikt um den Dannenröder Forst wird für die Grünen zum Problem - und offenbart ein Jahr vor der Bundestagswahl ein Dilemma.

Der Dannenröder Forst ist eigentlich nur ein Stück Mischwald, wie es viele in Deutschland gibt. Zugegeben: Es ist ein schönes Fleckchen Erde, mit 300 Jahre alten Buchen und Eichen. Doch dass sein Name nun bundesweit bekannt wird, hat nicht mit der Schönheit des Waldes zu tun, sondern damit, dass der Dannenröder Forst ein grünes Dilemma offenlegt. Rund ein Jahr vor der Bundestagswahl zeigt sich in dem Waldstück in der Nähe von Marburg, wie Anspruch und Wirklichkeit bei den Grünen mit Wucht aufeinanderprallen...

Anmerkung: Das zeigt sehr schön wie krank das gegenwärtige System ist, aber auch wie viel die Aussagen und Werte von Parteien wert sind. Gar nichts!

Tags: #de #news #dannenröder-forst #grüne #regierungsbeteiligung #hessen #deutschland #autobahn #carculture #staat #system #tagesschau #ravenbird #2020-10-13
 
Vergabe für neues Sturmgewehr gestoppt

Da hat wohl jemand ein paar zusätzliche Millionen Euro springen lassen....

https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/ministerium-stoppt-vergabe-fuer-sturmgewehr-101.html

#bundeswehr #sturmgewehr #Haenel #heckler&koch #news #vergabe
 

We're ready for 'exponential growth' of DC-coupled solar-plus-storage, Powin Energy says


Energy storage system integrator and manufacturer Powin Energy has signed a deal to supply its new DC-coupled solutions to developer Amp for projects in the Northeast US. Company senior director of product KJ Plank told Energy-Storage.news that "Powin is ready" for an expected exponential growth in the grid-scale DC-coupled solar-plus-storage segment of the energy industry "in the next few years".
http://www.energystoragenews.org/articles/7665831/were-ready-for-exponential-growth-of-dc-coupled-so/
#solarpower, #hydrogen, #news, #photovoltaic

 

We're ready for 'exponential growth' of DC-coupled solar-plus-storage, Powin Energy says


Energy storage system integrator and manufacturer Powin Energy has signed a deal to supply its new DC-coupled solutions to developer Amp for projects in the Northeast US. Company senior director of product KJ Plank told Energy-Storage.news that "Powin is ready" for an expected exponential growth in the grid-scale DC-coupled solar-plus-storage segment of the energy industry "in the next few years".
http://www.energystoragenews.org/articles/7665831/were-ready-for-exponential-growth-of-dc-coupled-so/
#solarpower, #hydrogen, #news, #photovoltaic

 
**Right-wing QAnon groups see their pages banned across all Facebook platforms**

"Facebook announced on Tuesday that it is banning QAnon content across its platforms, an action that it characterizes as part of a larger effort to stop "Militarized Social Movements" from recruiting people through their social media sites."Starting today, we will r…"

https://www.alternet.org/2020/10/right-wing-qanon-groups-see-their-pages-banned-across-all-facebook-platforms/

#news #bot
#news #bot
 

Homemade space food for Matthias Maurer








ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer plans to take a small slice of Saarland to the International Space Station.

Later this month, chefs from his home region in south-western Germany will whip up a selection of spaceworthy dishes and put these out for public vote. The most popular will be added to Matthias’ space menu for his future mission, but he will not taste the winning Saarland speciality until he is on board.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 
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