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Today's quotable quote: William Rotsler: Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.

This day in history: 16 March 2019: My Lai Massacre (1968). During the Vietnam War, US troops searching for Viet Cong fighters massacred hundreds of civilians from the Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai. Though they had not located any insurgents in My Lai, the soldiers opened fire on the villagers, killing men, women, and children. The incident was initially covered up by army officers. When it was revealed in the press nearly two years later, it divided the US public and increased pressure to end the war.


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In the news

Robots lined up to help out spectators at 2020 Olympics: The Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo – that last month confirmed that Games winners would receive medals made using recycled electronic waste – has revealed the first Tokyo 2020 Robot Project helpers, which will assist spectators in wheelchairs to ensure they have "an experience they are unlikely to forget. Posted on 15 March 2019.

The 2012 Web Blackout Helped Stop SOPA/PIPA And Then ACTA; Here Comes The 2019 Version To Stop Article 13: Remember SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act)? Back in 2012, they threatened to cause widespread damage to the online world by bringing in yet more extreme and unbalanced measures against alleged copyright infringement. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Diabetics more likely to experience high blood sugar after joint surgery: People with diabetes who have joint replacement surgery are at sharply higher risk of experiencing elevated blood sugar after the procedure, and this could increase their chances of developing a complication, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Posted on 15 March 2019.


Cape Town weather

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News (continued)

Facebook Monitoring Failure Helped Spread Christchurch Hate Around The World: Company's touted policing system was no match for a live-streamed video and dedicated right-wing extremists. Posted on 16 March 2019.

These 7 New Gadgets Might Actually Help You Sleep Better: Research conducted by Seniors shows that health is an area that we are embracing with technology, with 85. Posted on 13 March 2019.

No Man’s Sky has a big new update due out this summer: After a conspicuous stretch of silence ending with a mysterious teaser tweet on Thursday, No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray revealed that another major free update is on the way. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Search committee for Cornell Tech dean announced: Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Deputy Provost John Silicianowill co-chair the search committee for the next Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean of Cornell Tech. Posted on 15 March 2019.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 09 March 2019.

Chris Cox: longtime Facebook executive exits as network focuses on privacy: Chief product officer, who helped create news feed feature, was viewed as a possible successor to CEO ZuckerbergFacebook’s chief product officer and one of the primary architects of its signature news feed, Chris Cox, said on Thursday he was leaving the company, just days after Mark Zuckerberg revealed a plan to shift the world’s biggest social network to an encryption-focused messaging company. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Mary Rose crew might have included sailors of African heritage: Bone analysis adds to evidence that Tudor England was a melting pot of ethnic diversityAnalyses of skeletons from the Mary Rose are fleshing out the crew’s past, offering further evidence that Tudor England was a bustling scene of ethnic diversity. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Singapore public sector reports yet another security lapse: Following a spat of data breaches affecting healthcare patients in Singapore, this time, a server containing personal information of 808,201 blood donors was not properly secured by a third-party vendor, potentially exposing data such as blood type and national identification number. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action: Thousands of school pupils protest in cities across Asia and Europe against climate change. Posted on 15 March 2019.

How Tesla's Model Y Compares to Other Electric SUVs (Charts): Elon Musk's latest creation is entering a crowded market. Posted on 15 March 2019.

The Woman Who Calculated 31 Trillion Digits Of Pi: Emma Haruka Iwao, who has been fascinated with the mathematical constant since childhood, set the Guinness World Record for most accurate value of pi. Posted on 14 March 2019.

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Receding Chilean glacier a sign of accelerating climate change: In the space of just two weeks, two large icebergs broke off the Grey Glacier in Chilean Patagonia—a sign of accelerating climate change, experts say. Posted on 15 March 2019.

The Shift: A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet: A prayer after leaving a tribute near Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday. Posted on 16 March 2019.

PagerDuty Joins A Flurry Of Silicon Valley Companies Planning To Go Public This Year: On Friday, operations management software company, PagerDuty, filed for an S-1 in a step forward in going public joining a band of startups planning to launch their IPO in 2019. Posted on 15 March 2019.

Apple infringed three Qualcomm patents, jury finds: Mobile phone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday won a legal victory against iPhone maker Apple Inc, with a jury in federal court in San Diego finding that Apple owes Qualcomm about $31 million for infringing three of its patents. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Singapore public sector reports yet another security lapse: Following a spat of data breaches affecting healthcare patients in Singapore, this time, a server containing personal information of 808,201 blood donors was not properly secured by a third-party vendor, potentially exposing data such as blood type and national identification number. Posted on 16 March 2019.

This Songbird Is Nearly Extinct in the Wild. An International Treaty Could Help Save It — but Won’t.: There are just a few hundred black-winged mynas left in the wild, but the species is not protected by an international conservation agreement. Posted on 15 March 2019.

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Hip hop best bet for a cheese that will please: Swiss study: Exposing cheese to round-the-clock music could give it more flavor and hip hop might be better than Mozart, Swiss researchers said on Thursday. Posted on 15 March 2019.

'Halo Drive' Would Use Black Holes To Power Spaceships: A new study from researchers at Columbia University in New York suggests future spaceships could use black holes as powerful launch pads to explore the universe. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Rugged Iditarod race gains high-tech support: This year the off-the-grid sled dog race takes on a virtual dimension. Posted on 01 January 1970.

A running list of how President Trump is changing environmental policy: The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U. Posted on 15 March 2019.

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

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week: Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. Posted on 15 March 2019.

Ten big global challenges technology could solve: None is easy, but all are incredibly important. Posted on 16 March 2019.

Dems ask: did Trump 'compromise classified information' with phones?: A veteran of the Bush/Cheney team said Trump's use of unsecured phones "may be the largest, most significant breach of White House communications in history. Posted on 16 March 2019.


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

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