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Today's quotable quote: Chief Wiggum (The Simpsons): She didn't reckon with the awesome power of the Chief of Police! Now where did I put my badge?...Hey, that duck's got it!

This day in history: 12 August 2018: Russian Submarine K-141. While completing naval exercises with dummy torpedoes on August 12, 2000, the Russian submarine Kursk suffered two explosions two minutes and 15 seconds apart. The second explosion registered about a 3.5 on the Richter scale. The blasts destroyed the front hull, and all 118 crew members died. It was initially believed that the entire crew died quickly.


In The Know Gadgets

Posted on 09 August 2018

These shock-absorbing plastic horseshoes allow horses to comfortably walk and run on all types of terrain 🐴


Space Crafts

Posted on 09 August 2018

NASA wants to send a space submarine to Saturn's largest moon in hopes that it will bring us one step closer to discovering alien life. Follow Space Crafts for more!


1 Like for my Country

Posted on 05 August 2018

A pump invented by a Nepali engineer in the Netherlands has shown it can transform Nepal’s farms. Barsha Pump uses the natural flow of rivers to lift water to irrigate fields. It does not need fuel, does not emit greenhouse gases, and costs nothing to operate. Watch this video to find out how it works. Via Nepali Times Full story: http://bit.ly/lifting-livelihoods-by-lifting-water-nt




Cars Insider

Posted on 29 July 2018

This 1950s car has a hidden fifth wheel to make parking easier.


Nature Mixer

Posted on 29 July 2018

This picture is INCREDIBLE! :o




FutureShift by Mashable

Posted on 29 July 2018

Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture.


Hashem Al-Ghaili

Posted on 29 July 2018

Scientists transfer memory from one snail to another using RNA.


Your Amazing Body

Posted on 25 July 2018

Listen to your gut, it's a lot smarter than you think.


HOME INSIDER

Posted on 25 July 2018

This designer makes furniture that you can put away. 🛋




The Science Explorer

Posted on 22 July 2018

Concrete could be replaced by a foam that's just as firm. Credit: Explorist







Hashem Al-Ghaili

Posted on 12 July 2018

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year.


Interesting Engineering

Posted on 11 July 2018

This ocean waves power plant is the first of its kind in all of Latin America..



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In the news

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities: British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented control over the combustion cycle. Posted on 11 August 2018.

This Week In Techdirt History: August 5th - 11th: Five Years Ago This week in 2013, we learned that lots of government agencies were trying to access that sweet, sweet NSA data — and that the DEA was not only getting it, but being instructed to cover up where it came from. Posted on 11 August 2018.

Mentor relationships can help female athletes deal with discrimination, bullying: When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. Posted on 12 August 2018.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Tue 14: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Wed 15: broken clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 76 %
  • Thu 16: moderate rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Fri 17: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Sat 18: sky is clear

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

How One Woman Is Helping Vulnerable Communities Through Digital Identities: When blockchain technology was first introduced in 2008, it was designed as a secure public database where you could trade. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Why Shower Filters are Good for Your Health: Shower Filter The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural medication. Posted on 26 June 2018.

Voatz: a tale of a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea: Let’s get the fish in the barrel out of the way. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Artificial intelligence may put private data at risk: Machine learning models, which use data to help computers learn for themselves, are vulnerable to privacy leaks and malicious attacks, Cornell Tech researchers have found. Posted on 02 August 2018.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 10 August 2018.

Why YouTubers are feeling the burn: From fashionistas to popular scientists, YouTube’s top video stars are crumbling under the relentless pressure of producing new content for the siteWhen Lucy Moon sat down with her therapist to discuss why she was feeling so low, she was on top of the world. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Parker Solar Probe: last-minute hitch delays flight to the sun: US space agency postpones launch of fastest object ever made on journey to Earth’s nearest starA last-minute technical problem has delayed Nasa’s unprecedented flight to the sun. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Moment announces Note 9 photo cases supporting new lenses, including anamorphic: Along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes the plethora of accessories from third parties. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Parker Solar Probe: Nasa launches mission to 'touch the Sun': The US space agency launches a probe that aims to travel closer to the Sun than ever before. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Police Departments Need to Stop Posting Mugshots on Twitter: Opinion: When police departments post photos of protestors on social media, it puts them at risk of harassment, or worse. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Election Security Becomes A Political Issue In Georgia Governor's Race: The Republican candidate, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, is the state's top election official. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades: After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as Afghanistan's worst drought in living memory ravages the war-torn country. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned: Twitter has been embroiled in internal conversations about how to evolve and explain its policies for what can and cannot be posted on its site. Posted on 11 August 2018.

What Was It Like When We First Made Protons And Neutrons?: In the earliest stages of the Universe, before there were protons or neutrons, we had a quark-gluon plasma. Posted on 08 August 2018.

Lawsuits accuse Tesla's Musk of fraud over tweets, going-private proposal: Tesla Inc and Chief Executive Elon Musk were sued twice on Friday by investors who said they fraudulently engineered a scheme to squeeze short-sellers, including through Musk's proposal to take the electric car company private. Posted on 11 August 2018.

Moment announces Note 9 photo cases supporting new lenses, including anamorphic: Along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 comes the plethora of accessories from third parties. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Parker Solar Probe Launches on NASA Voyage to ‘Touch the Sun’: A Delta IV Heavy rocket carried NASA’s Parker Solar Probe into space on Sunday. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Families Choose Empathy Over 'Tough Love' To Rescue Loved Ones From Opioids: Families are starting to adopt an approach that stresses compassion instead of harsh consequences for loved ones with addiction. Posted on 10 August 2018.

Face value: Australians seek free portraits of Queen Elizabeth: Australians by the dozen are demanding portraits of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, after a news item drew attention to an obscure rule entitling them to such articles from local politicians. Posted on 10 August 2018.

Will the Food Industry Botch the Introduction Of Gene-Edited Foods?: We've reached a milestone in gene-edited food, according to the Washington Post. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Tech companies ban Alex Jones for hate speech: Facebook, YouTube, Apple, and Spotify all removed content from right-wing conspiracy theorist and "Infowars" host Alex Jones. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.: As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers. Posted on 09 August 2018.

Facebook and Google urged to set up independent regulator to avoid internet laws: . Posted on 25 January 2018.

These Psychedelic Drugs Show Promise for Treating Mental Health Disorders: In recent years, a number of small studies have explored the potential for psychedelic drugs to treat certain mental health conditions. Posted on 11 August 2018.

Magic Leap’s headset is real, but that may not be enough: It’s taken years of work and billions of dollars in venture funding to build a working mixed-reality headset for developers. Posted on 12 August 2018.

Tips And Tricks For Picking A Quality Fort Collins Fence And Gate Contractor For Your Requirements: Don't simply presume a fence and gate repair work setup specialist is reputable if he appears nice when giving you an estimate. Posted on 12 August 2018.


Some of the tech in my workday

Best programming language?

The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google.

The TIOBE Programming Community index measures popularity based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses, third party vendors and search engine activity.

w3techs analyses page content to determine the technology used, and also uses publicly available information from sources such as Alexa, Google, Microsoft and ipinfo.io.

While Java and Python top the popularity charts, more than 80% of all websites run on PHP.


Longer term weather forecast

Cape Town weather

  • Tue 14: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Wed 15: broken clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 76 %
  • Thu 16: moderate rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Fri 17: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Sat 18: sky is clear

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 19: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 55 %
  • Mon 20: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 21: light rain

    16 ° - 19 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 68 %
  • Wed 22: light rain

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 51 %
  • Thu 23: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Fri 24: moderate rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 22 %
  • Sat 25: light rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 31 %
  • Sun 26: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Mon 27: sky is clear

    16 ° - 18 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 28: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 16 %
  • Wed 29: light rain

    14 ° - 14 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 42 %