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Today's quotable quote: Yogi Berri: It ain't over till it's over.

This day in history: 16 February 2019: Ash Wednesday Fires (1983). In 1983, extreme weather and years of severe drought combined to create one of Australia's worst fire days in a century. Within 12 hours, more than 180 fires—fanned by high winds—were burning, causing widespread destruction across the states of Victoria and South Australia. The fires killed 75 people and left thousands of others injured and homeless. They obliterated entire townships in just minutes.


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In the news

Muscle-maintaining drug has potential to help seniors stay spry: It's a sad fact that past the age of about 35, we begin to progressively lose muscle mass. Posted on 15 February 2019.

Wrestler Booker T Sues Activision For Copyright Infringement Over Fairly Generic Character Depiction: It's old hat by now to point out that on matters of copyright far too many people are unaware of the nuances of the law as to what constitutes infringement and what doesn't. Posted on 16 February 2019.

The prospects of American strawberries: A team of 12 researchers from 10 different states embarked on an academic journey designed to generate an effective guideline essential for research, policy, and marketing strategies for the strawberry industry across the country, and to enable the development of general and region-specific educational and production tools. Posted on 15 February 2019.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Mon 18: sky is clear

    18 ° - 23 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 19: few clouds

    19 ° - 23 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 12 %
  • Wed 20: light rain

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 21: sky is clear

    18 ° - 26 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 17 %
  • Fri 22: light rain

    17 ° - 24 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 28 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Admits 'Huge Fail' On Tech Responsibility: Dorsey gave himself a ‘C’ on the matter, noting that while there’s been progress, “it has been scattered and not felt enough. Posted on 13 February 2019.

Why the Ascent Charge+ wireless earbuds are a must for music lovers: Wireless earbuds have come a long way in recent years. Posted on 31 January 2019.

Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more: Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Study uses neural networks to define Dada: Cornell researchers explored whether an algorithm could be trained to sort digitized Dadaist journals from non-Dada modernist journals – a formidable task, given that many consider Dada inherently undefinable. Posted on 14 February 2019.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 14 February 2019.

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators: The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuseThe creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Jokers please: first human Mars mission may need onboard comedians: Researchers are working with Nasa to see if clowns help team cohesion on long space missionsWanted: smart, fit and unflappable applicants for humanity’s first mission to Mars. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Unisys plans consulting push in Latin America: The company wants to accelerate local strategy by providing direction to clients as regulatory and compliance requirements increase. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa: Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa. Posted on 15 February 2019.

Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car Cap: New York's mayor says the rule, which halts the granting of new licenses, is vital for reining in congestion. Posted on 16 February 2019.

This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You: Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. Posted on 15 February 2019.

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Archaeologists discover Incan tomb in Peru: Peruvian archaeologists discovered an Incan tomb in the north of the country where an elite member of the pre-Columbian empire was buried, one of the investigators announced Friday. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It: Amazon’s new campus in Northern Virginia will include the site of this former federal garage in Arlington. Posted on 15 February 2019.

Put The Power Of Digital Retail In The Hands Of Your Firstline Workers: Inc. Posted on 29 January 2019.

Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue: A senior Amazon. Posted on 15 February 2019.

Google working on new Chrome security feature to 'obliterate DOM XSS': Google announces Trusted Types browser API, a new defense against DOM-based XSS attacks. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Out There: Where’s the Nobel Prize for the Bureaucrats?: From left, France Cordova, David Reitzein, David Shoemaker, Jo van den Brand, Julie McEnery, Marica Branchesi and Vicky Kalogera announcing LIGO’s detection of gravitational waves in Washington, D. Posted on 16 February 2019.

Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing: African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U. Posted on 15 February 2019.

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We've got this mountain of trash - why don't we ski down it?: What to do with the mountain of garbage a major metropolitan area produces is an age-old question. Posted on 15 February 2019.

Chicago Mayor Releases Roadmap For Transitioning To 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2035: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual has released a roadmap for transitioning to 100% renewable energy by 2035 and to an electric Chicago Transit Authority bus fleet by 2040. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Can old-fashioned journalism combat fake news?: News-rating start-up NewsGuard hopes to take a traditional approach against online misinformation, by using actual humans, not algorithms, to create 'nutrition labels' for news outlets and other websites. 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 17 January 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 February 2019.

AI is reinventing the way we invent: The biggest impact of artificial intelligence will be to help humans make discoveries we couldn’t make on our own. Posted on 16 February 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 February 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

  • Mon 18: sky is clear

    18 ° - 23 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 19: few clouds

    19 ° - 23 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 12 %
  • Wed 20: light rain

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 21: sky is clear

    18 ° - 26 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 17 %
  • Fri 22: light rain

    17 ° - 24 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 28 %
  • Sat 23: light rain

    17 ° - 27 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 46 %
  • Sun 24: sky is clear

    16 ° - 22 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Mon 25: sky is clear

    18 ° - 27 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 26: light rain

    18 ° - 23 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 27: sky is clear

    18 ° - 27 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 28: sky is clear

    17 ° - 24 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Fri 01: sky is clear

    17 ° - 22 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 02: sky is clear

    17 ° - 21 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 03: sky is clear

    16 ° - 23 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Mon 04: light rain

    17 ° - 22 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 11 %
  • Tue 05: sky is clear

    18 ° - 18 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 9 %