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This day in history: 18 July 2018: Bomb Kills 85, Injures Hundreds at Argentinean Jewish Community Center (1994). At 200,000, Argentina's Jewish community is the largest in Latin America. Sadly, during the 1990s in Buenos Aires, it became a target. In 1992, the Israeli Embassy was bombed. Two years later, the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building was bombed, killing 85 and injuring hundreds. Argentine prosecutors have since accused the government of Iran and the Hezbollah militia of carrying out the 1994 attack, but no one has been convicted.

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..

BBC Earth

Posted on 29 June 2018

"I never imagined there would be quite so many of you who would be inspired to want change." - Sir David Attenborough What is your #PlasticsAction?

Interesting Engineering

Posted on 28 June 2018

This airbag for phones can keep your device safe when you drop it on the ground via Landesschau Baden-Württemberg ADcase

How Do Star Wars Ships Stack Up Aerodynamically?

interestingengineering.com, 22 June 2018

A YouTuber has put 3D models of the Star Wars ships into a virtual air tunnel to test their aerodynamic capabilities. He determines each ship's drag coefficient and discusses how each ship performs in comparison to each other.

Weird Wild World

Posted on 15 June 2018

Inside the world of competitive whistling.

It's Cheaper to Uber Than Own a Car in These Cities

lifehacker.com, 04 June 2018

This week Mary Meeker from the investment firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers released her 2018 annual internet trends report. There were a lot of tidbits in there covering everything from what city is likely to be the next big tech hub to how people are shopping on the internet. It also tackled ano...

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In the news

Why the EU just fined Google over 4 billion euro: In a decision years in the making, the European Union's Antitrust Commission has fined Google €4. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Some Thoughts On The EU's Latest $5 Billion Google Antitrust Fine: As was widely expected, earlier today, the EU Commission brought down its latest antitrust fine against Google, this time for an eye-popping $5 billion. Posted on 18 July 2018.

For Mexican immigrants, politics is a family affair: SF State Assistant Professor of Political Science Marcela García-Castañon researches the important role spousal relationships play in forming political identities among immigrants, especially in today's political climate. Posted on 18 July 2018.

Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

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News (continued)

Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won't Remove Holocaust Denial Content: Those users are not “intentionally getting it wrong,” he said. Posted on 18 July 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.

Worried about a slowdown? It already happened in 2016, says one new venture study: In today’s market, it’s hard to make sense of what’s what. Posted on 18 July 2018.

Predicting when online conversations turn toxic: Cornell researchers have created a model to predict which civil conversations on the Internet might take a toxic turn. Posted on 12 July 2018.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 12 April 2018.

The EU fining Google over Android is too little, too late, say experts: Industry analysts fear action against anti-competitive behaviour will punish consumers more than GoogleThe European commission has fined Google £3. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Routine treatment for cardiac arrest doubles risk of brain damage – study: Landmark trial likely to change the way cardiac arrest has been treated in the UK for more than half a centuryA treatment given to thousands of people who suffer cardiac arrest in Britain every year nearly doubles the risk of permanent brain damage and only marginally improves the chances of survival, a landmark study has found. Posted on 19 July 2018.

​How to add Linux to your Chromebook: With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Are young people going cool on cars?: More and more young people are living without the car. Posted on 17 July 2018.

Best Prime Day 2018 Deals: Echo, Kindle, Fire, Cloud Cam: Fire HD Tablets, Fire TVs, Kindles, Cloud Cams, Echo speakers, and more are as cheap as they'll get for Prime Day. Posted on 18 July 2018.

AI Innovators Take Pledge Against Autonomous Killer Weapons: "We will neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of" artificial intelligence that is used to kill people, leading AI researchers vowed. Posted on 18 July 2018.

Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation: Climate lobbying is big business. Posted on 19 July 2018.

E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case: An antitrust fine against Google underlines how European authorities are aggressively pushing for stronger regulation of the digital economy on a variety of issues. Posted on 19 July 2018.

'NBA 2K19' News: Comparing DeMar DeRozan's New Render To The One From 'NBA 2K18': Compare the renders of DeMar DeRozan in NBA 2K18 and NBA 2K19. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Alibaba to buy minority stake in Focus Media to tap digital marketing: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Wednesday said it has agreed to acquire a minority stake in China's Focus Media Information Technology Co Ltd to tap into the digital marketing sector. Posted on 19 July 2018.

​How to add Linux to your Chromebook: With a sufficiently advanced Chromebook, you can now install and run Linux natively on it. Posted on 19 July 2018.

79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting: Europa, one of Jupiter’s larger moons, lower left, and the shadow of Io, another moon, upper right, are joined by 12 recently discovered moons orbiting the solar system’s largest planet. Posted on 18 July 2018.

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol: Deaths due to liver disease have increased among the young — and heavy drinking is to blame. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Queen Elizabeth owns how many swans? Annual count gets underway: An 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth started on Monday, an annual ceremony of "swan upping" that in modern times has become a means of wildlife conservation. Posted on 17 July 2018.

Leaked Documents Show Facebook's 'Threshold' For Deleting Pages, Groups: Facebook has repeatedly referenced to lawmakers a "threshold" that must be reached before the platform decides to ban a particular page for violating the site's policies, but it hasn't discussed its guidelines publicly. Posted on 01 January 1970.

From Russia, with hashtags? How social bots dilute online speech: Pro-Kremlin accounts on Twitter are auto-posting “decoy” hashtags to limit the social reach of real hashtags, illustrating one of the ways that malevolent social bots throw sand in the gears of our political discourse. Posted on 01 January 1970.

A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment: The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U. Posted on 05 July 2018.

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

We Are Now Living in a New Geologic Age, Experts Say: We are all in the midst of a new geological age, experts say. Posted on 18 July 2018.

How to tell if you’re talking to a bot: The five best ways to detect fake social-media accounts. Posted on 19 July 2018.

Lose The Complex Skin Care Routine With This Recommendations That Functions: Have you ever wanted to have healthier looking skin? Of course, you have. Posted on 19 July 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

  • Thu 19: scattered clouds

    21 ° - 26 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 48 %
  • Fri 20: light rain

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  • Sun 22: sky is clear

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  • Tue 24: light rain

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