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Aujourd’hui — 28 septembre 2021Flux principal

Students Don't Know What Files And Folders Are, Professors Say

28 septembre 2021 à 01:00
University students in courses from engineering to physics are having to be taught what files and folders are, The Verge reports, because that's not how they've grown up using computers. Whenever they need a file, they just search for it. PCGamer summarizes the findings: "I tend to think an item lives in a particular folder. It lives in one place, and I have to go to that folder to find it," astrophysicist Catherine Garland said. "They see it like one bucket, and everything's in the bucket." Strange as it may seem to older generations of computer users who grew up maintaining an elaborate collection of nested subfolders, thanks to powerful search functions now being the default in operating systems, as well as the way phones and tablets obfuscate their file structure, and cloud storage, high school graduates don't see their hard drives the same way. "Students have had these computers in my lab; they'll have a thousand files on their desktop completely unorganized," Peter Plavchan, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University, told The Verge. "I'm kind of an obsessive organizer ... but they have no problem having 1,000 files in the same directory. And I think that is fundamentally because of a shift in how we access files." As The Verge points out, "The first internet search engines were used around 1990, but features like Windows Search and Spotlight on macOS are both products of the early 2000s [...] While many of today's professors grew up without search functions on their phones and computers, today's students increasingly don't remember a world without them." This isn't necessarily a bad thing, or a reason to recoil in horror because how dare the youth of today do things differently, why the very idea. "When I was a student, I'm sure there was a professor that said, 'Oh my god, I don't understand how this person doesn't know how to solder a chip on a motherboard,'" Plavachan said. "This kind of generational issue has always been around." And Garland, the astrophysicist teaching an engineering course, has started using her PC's search function to find files in the same way her students do. "I'm like, huh ... I don't even need these subfolders," she said.

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Robinhood CEO Unwittingly Inspired $1 Million Meme Stock Fraud

28 septembre 2021 à 00:20
According to the SEC, Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev unwittingly inspired brokerages to engage in a scheme involving illegal wash trading, or trading with yourself. An anonymous reader shares the report from Bloomberg: The SEC accused Suyun Gu and Yong Lee of improperly pocketing more than $1 million of rebates from stock exchanges from February through April, after placing thousands of options trades for hot shares like GameStop, AMC , BlackBerry and Nokia. The U.S. equity market, including the related options business, is built atop a system known as maker-taker. Traders who submit orders that sit on an exchange's public order book are, in many cases, paid a "maker" rebate -- an incentive designed to attract more liquidity. Those who trade against those resting orders are charged a "taker" fee. Gu, who lives in Miami, and Lee, a resident of Torrance, California, placed the first part of their trades through a broker based in Greenwich, Connecticut and another in Morristown, New Jersey, that pass along the maker rebates to their clients, according to the SEC's complaint. They targeted out-of-the-money puts for their resting orders, investments that others were unlikely to trade against because the holdings offered little opportunity to make money -- barring something nefarious. Gu, 35, and Lee, 37, then traded against their own orders through accounts they opened at brokers including Robinhood, which doesn't pass along "taker" fees to customers. In summary, their profits came from collecting maker rebates without having to pay taker fees. Gu executed approximately 11,430 wash trades, pocketing $668,671, according to the SEC. For Lee, it was 2,360 wash trades and $51,334 of profits, the regulator said. The SEC didn't name Tenev or Robinhood. Instead, the agency refers to a "Broker-dealer B" based in Menlo Park, California. The SEC complaint adds that the firm's CEO appeared before the House Financial Services Committee on Feb. 18, where he said the firm "pioneered commission free and zero contract fee options trading." For Tenev, that day was a grueling five-hour ordeal. He faced dozens of probing questions from lawmakers, who accused Robinhood of turning the stock market into a casino while failing to protect retail investors amid the frenzied run-up of GameStop and other stocks. But Gu heard opportunity, according to the SEC. The former trade-system developer who had worked at several financial firms concluded from Tenev's testimony that Robinhood didn't charge its customers "take fees," the agency said. Gu's friend, Lee, joined in the scheme, according to the SEC. While Gu is contesting the regulator's claims, Lee agreed to pay a $25,000 fine and about $52,000 in disgorgement and interest without admitting or denying wrongdoing. The SEC added that its investigation didn't initially prompt Gu to stop breaking the law.

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Linux 5.16 To Bring Initial DisplayPort 2.0 Support For AMD Radeon Driver (AMDGPU)

27 septembre 2021 à 23:46
A batch of feature updates was submitted today for DRM-Next of early feature work slated to come to the next version of the Linux kernel...
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MediaLab Acquires Imgur

27 septembre 2021 à 23:44
In a blog post, Imgur announced that it has been acquired by a company called MediaLab. "It's the beginning of a new chapter, and we're excited to share the news with you," writes the Imgur team. From the post: We've been acquired by MediaLab! MediaLab, based in Santa Monica, CA, is a company that owns great internet brands like Whisper, Kik, WorldStarHipHop, Amino, Genius and others. They're a team of technologists, product managers, designers, and community builders who geek out over building cool stuff for large scale audiences. We made the choice to join the MediaLab portfolio because their resources and shared services can help accelerate us closer toward our goal and keep the main Imgur team focused on what we do best: creating the best place for community-powered entertainment online. MediaLab has committed to investing more resources in engineering and community to continue adding new features, new tools for creators, and growing Imgur. Details on the sale price haven't been announced. You can read the full post here.

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Nouvel achat d'armement français par Athènes

Selon la presse grecque spécialisée, l'offre française présentée à Athènes porte sur trois frégates de défense et d'intervention et trois corvettes de classe Gowind.

Jugé à New York, le chanteur R. Kelly reconnu coupable de crimes sexuels

La star déchue du R’n’B, connue pour son tube mondial « I Believe I Can Fly », a également été reconnue coupable du crime de « trafic sexuel ». Il risque la prison à vie.

Le 17 septembre 2019, R. Kelly apparaît lors d’une audience au tribunal pénal de Leighton à Chicago.

100 victoires pour Hamilton : le best-of

27 septembre 2021 à 22:16

100 victoires ! Ce cap symbolique et mythique, peu de monde aurait imaginé qu’il soit atteint un jour. Certes, les calendriers à rallonge, la fiabilité redoutable des F1 modernes et la longue domination de Mercedes y ont contribué, mais pas au point de minimiser l’exploit accompli par Lewis Hamilton. Revenons sur les victoires les plus […]

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Nine to Five, le FPS tactique en accès anticipé, se met à jour

27 septembre 2021 à 22:04
Par : Saer

Nine to Five, sorti en accès anticipé il y a un mois, est passé en version la semaine dernière. Pour rappel, le titre de Redhill Games est un FPS free-to-play, soit disant tactique, en 3 VS 3 VS 3, actuellement dans un état catastrophique, et je vous invite à visionner le NoScope du mois dernier si vous voulez comprendre pourquoi. Mais, comme on aime souffrir est une bande d’optimistes chez NoFrag, on va continuer à suivre ce projet, si singulier, au cas où.

Cette mise à jour apporte donc deux nouvelles armes, modifie (encore) le gunplay du jeu, revoie les mouvements, remanie les feedbacks visuels lorsque l’on touche un ennemi ou lorsque l’on se fait toucher, corrige un paquet de bugs, et ajoute des évènements pour jouer, par exemple, avec des règles spéciales. Le détail complet de ces ajouts et changements est disponible par ici, mais ne nous demandez pas si cette update améliore un peu les choses, on est tous encore un peu sous le choc du contact initial.

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La version VR de Resident Evil 4 sortira le 21 octobre sur Oculus Quest 2

27 septembre 2021 à 21:56
Par : Saer

Annoncé en avril dernier, la version VR de Resident Evil 4 sortira le 21 octobre sur Oculus Quest 2. Et le deux a son importance, puisque les propriétaires de la première itération du casque de la firme de Mr Zuckerberg ne pourront pas se glisser dans le cuir de Léon. Pour rappel, ce n’est pas Capcom qui se charge du portage, mais le studio Armature, pas spécialement connu pour ses production exploitant la réalité virtuelle.

Cette nouvelle version du jeu culte a été ajustée pour la réalité virtuelle et proposera de la téléportation ou déplacement en full-motion, une gestion des items adaptée et vous devrez bel et bien utiliser vos vieilles paluches pour résoudre les énigmes débiles du titre. La moindre des choses pour un jeu VR en 2021. Et que les fans de la première heure se rassurent, vous pourrez toujours jouer à Tetris avec la mallette de Léon.

Enfin, si vous mourrez d’impatience à l’idée d’éclater du ganados, casque vissé sur la tête, je vous invite à lire la preview, plutôt positive, de nos confrères d’IGN par ici. Mais, si vous préférez les images qui bougent, et que vous êtes à l’aise avec la langue de Chris Redfield, une vidéo de gameplay de Resident Evil 4 VR est disponible ci-dessous.