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Today's quotable quote: Homer Simpson (The Simpsons): it's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to squeeze in 8 hours of TV a day.

This day in history: 19 October 2017: Black Monday: Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls 508 Points (1987). On what is known in the financial world as Black Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 508 points, nearly 23%—the largest drop since 1914. Although the cause of the crash is still debated, its result was immediately apparent: it sent the value of markets plummeting worldwide. By the end of the month, markets in Hong Kong and Australia had lost over 40%. That December, a group of eminent economists predicted that the next few years could be the worst since the Great Depression.


37 Trees That Look Like Something Else And Will Make You Look Twice

boredpanda.com, 21 October 2017

Have you checked if you're a pareidoliac yet? For all of you that enjoy seeing random objects in places where non exists, Bored Panda has prepared a special treat. We have compiled a list of peculiar-looking trees that appear to look like something else entirely.


Romanian Artist Turns Tree Stumps into Beautiful Artworks

odditycentral.com, 18 October 2017

42-year-old Gabi Rizea only discovered his talent for wood carving three years ago, and has since put it to good use, saving dozens of old tree stumps from being completely removed, by turning them into impressive works of art. A former forest engineer, Rizea became a wood carver completely by accid...






A deep sea wind farm could be about to power the entire world

independent.co.uk, 17 October 2017

The entire world could be powered by one deep-sea wind farm stretching across the North Atlantic. Building a renewable energy project the size of India across the ocean would allow the entire world to get access to sustainable energy and fulfil its needs, according to a major new study.







This exotic fruit tastes like pork, and it could save millions from starvation

independent.co.uk, 13 October 2017

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench. But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the beginnin...













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In the news

Polestar brings electrifying sportiness to Volvo with its brand-new 600-hp hybrid GT: With experience as Volvo's performance arm, responsible for racing and souped-up road models like the XC90 and XC60 T8 Polestars, Polestar is now transitioning toward becoming an independent badge with its own lineup of electrified performance cars. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Adidas Opposes Turner Broadcasting's ELEAGUE Logo Trademark Because Of Lines: eSports, the once fledgling video game competition industry, has undergone several milestones in rapid succession as it grows into a true entertainment player. Posted on 19 October 2017.

How a neutron star collision proves Einstein's 100-year-old General Relativity prediction: A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his General Relativity theory, predicting the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, due to violent motion of massive objects in the universe. Posted on 19 October 2017.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

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  • Sun 22: light rain

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  • Mon 23: light rain

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  • Tue 24: sky is clear

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News (continued)

How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey Weinstein: Callisto has already empowered survivors on college campuses, but people want to see it expand to Hollywood and tech. Posted on 16 October 2017.

This Candle That Smells Like A New Mac Now Smells Even More Like A New Mac:   Last year, Twelve South, an Apple accessories company, released a candle that claimed to smell like you’ve just unboxed a certain $2,000 aluminum computer. Posted on 18 October 2017.

Hiya, a Whitepages spinout, nabs $18M to for its smart caller ID technology:  Hiya came to life a year ago when it was spun out by Whitepages to take on TrueCaller and others in the world of smart caller ID services. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Cornell launches Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity: . Posted on 18 October 2017.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 09 October 2017.

Twitter further tightens abuse rules in attempt to prove it cares: Company updates rules on hate speech, revenge porn and violent groups to counter perceptions social network is not doing enough to protect usersTwitter is introducing new rules around hate symbols, sexual advances and violent groups, in an effort to counter perceptions that the social network is not doing enough to protect those who feel silenced on the site. Posted on 19 October 2017.

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own: In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go . Posted on 19 October 2017.

Toshiba investigated by regulators over Westinghouse debacle: Investigators want to know if the company's financials in relation to the loss were correct. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Alarm over decline in flying insects: Flying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release Date: Ultimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels 'Without Human Knowledge': Researchers say they have constructed an AI program that can teach itself to play the ancient strategy game at a level far beyond humans. Posted on 18 October 2017.

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care: SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Posted on 18 October 2017.

Solar panels offer a lifeline in Rohingya refugee camps: The squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power—thanks to a proliferation of solar panels. Posted on 19 October 2017.

State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation: . Posted on 18 October 2017.

#MeToo Isn't Just 'Ice Bucket Challenge' for Women: The internet can feel like a cause-a-minute factory. Posted on 18 October 2017.

Samsung Galaxy A5 & A7 - Thin Bezels for 2018: The Galaxy A5 & A7 will be joining the Galaxy S7 & S8 with thin bezels for 2018. Posted on 18 October 2017.

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Special Report: Backroom battle imperils $230 million cryptocurrency venture: ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Toshiba investigated by regulators over Westinghouse debacle: Investigators want to know if the company's financials in relation to the loss were correct. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt: A harvest scene at the tomb of Petosiris, a high priest of Thoth, at Tuna el-Gebel, Egypt, from the Ptolemaic era. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels 'Without Human Knowledge': Researchers say they have constructed an AI program that can teach itself to play the ancient strategy game at a level far beyond humans. Posted on 18 October 2017.

For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice: PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gary wasn't used to being around people. Posted on 18 October 2017.

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park: NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Dodging Russian Spies, Customers Are Ripping Out Kaspersky: From a report: Multiple U. Posted on 01 January 1970.

How these librarians are changing how we think about digital privacy: The Library Freedom Project aims to train librarians in the basics of digital surveillance, adding to a long tradition of public libraries standing in opposition to state and corporate power. Posted on 01 January 1970.

John Lewis pulls children's smartwatch from sale over spying fears: . Posted on 18 October 2017.

Nostradamus: Predictions of Things Past: The French "prophet" knew that history repeats itself, and made his "predictions" based on previous events. Posted on 18 October 2017.

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them: Tristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Posted on 19 October 2017.

Style Tips: Ways To Dress And Look Your Finest: Do you find yourself feeling that the looks that models and entertainers have are simply out of reach for you? Well, you may want to rethink that. Posted on 19 October 2017.


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

  • Fri 20: light rain

    14 ° - 19 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Sat 21: scattered clouds

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  • Mon 23: light rain

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  • Tue 24: sky is clear

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  • Wed 25: heavy intensity rain

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  • Mon 30: sky is clear

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  • Wed 01: light rain

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 82 %
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