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This day in history: 23 May 2019: Girolamo Savonarola Executed for Heresy (1498). Savonarola was an Italian preacher and religious reformer. After the overthrow of the Medici family, he became the ruler of Florence, setting up a democratic but severely puritanical government. He was opposed by the allies of the Medici and by Pope Alexander VI, who attempted to restrain Savonarola's unusual interpretations of scripture and his claim of prophecy. He was tried, convicted of heresy, and hanged.


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In the news

Playdate looks to the past to reimagine the handheld (and hand-cranked) console of the future: Oregon-based software developer Panic is getting into the hardware game with a handheld game console that features a hand crank. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Gaming Platform War Update: Epic Games Store Suspends Accounts...For Buying Too Many Games: As we've talked about before, it seems an era of gaming platform wars is upon us. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Light and nanotechnology prevent bacterial infections on medical implants: An ICFO and B. Posted on 23 May 2019.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Fri 24: sky is clear

    19 ° - 20 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 25: overcast clouds

    19 ° - 21 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 99 %
  • Sun 26: light rain

    18 ° - 22 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 98 %
  • Mon 27: sky is clear

    17 ° - 17 ° Wind 13 km/h / Clouds 1 %
  • Tue 28: few clouds

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 18 %

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News (continued)

Former Facebook Security Exec Says Mark Zuckerberg 'Has Too Much Power': Alex Stamos urged the CEO to step down. Posted on 22 May 2019.

The Best Smart Thermostats of 2019: Nest Learning Thermostat vs. Ecobee4: There has never been a better time to upgrade to a top-of-the-line smart thermostat. Posted on 22 May 2019.

Semiconductor startup CNEX Labs alleged Huawei’s deputy chairman conspired to steal its intellectual property: A San Jose-based semiconductor startup being sued by Huawei for stealing trade secrets has hit back in court documents, accusing the Chinese firm’s deputy chairman of conspiring to steal its intellectual property, reports the Wall Street Journal. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Soft, social robot brings coziness to home robotics: Blossom, a simple, expressive, inexpensive robot platform developed by Cornell researchers, can be made from a kit and creatively outfitted with handcrafted materials. Posted on 21 May 2019.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 30 March 2019.

Facial recognition tech prevents crime, police tell UK privacy case: South Wales force defends use of technology after office worker claims rights breachFacial recognition cameras prevent crime, protect the public and do not breach the privacy of innocent people whose images are captured, a police force has argued. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Canadian Arctic fossils are oldest known fungus on Earth: Fungus is half a billion years older than previous record holder found in WisconsinTiny fossils found in mudrock in the barren wilderness of the Canadian Arctic are the remains of the oldest known fungus on Earth, scientists say. Posted on 23 May 2019.

TalkTalk customer bank details found through Google search: A Google query was all it took to find the data of 4,500 customers -- none of whom were informed about the leak. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Ozone layer: Banned CFCs traced to China say scientists: Atmospheric observations pinpoint eastern China as the source of a rise in ozone-destroying chemicals. Posted on 22 May 2019.

Las Vegas Orders Up a Boring Company Loop: Which means Elon Musk’s “mass transit” tunneling company has its first official customer. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Computerized Model Reveals Details Of How Human Cells Divide: The nonprofit Allen Institute in Seattle has produced a visualization of human cell division that promises to be useful for professional scientists and curious amateurs alike. Posted on 22 May 2019.

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Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain: Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada's high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures. Posted on 23 May 2019.

Tech Fix: Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes): . Posted on 23 May 2019.

Pax Labs CEO Says CBD Is The Second Coming Of The Quinoa Hype: The CEO of one of the largest manufacturers of cannabis vaporizers and accessories says CBD, the non-intoxicating form of cannabis, is overhyped. Posted on 08 May 2019.

China says lodged solemn representations with U.S. over Huawei: China said on Thursday it had lodged solemn representations with the United States after it blocked Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei from buying U. Posted on 23 May 2019.

TalkTalk customer bank details found through Google search: A Google query was all it took to find the data of 4,500 customers -- none of whom were informed about the leak. Posted on 23 May 2019.

News analysis: Can Trump Put NASA Astronauts on the Moon by 2024? It’s Unlikely: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, right, and Vice President Mike Pence, at the Johnson Space Center in Houston in August. Posted on 22 May 2019.

News Brief: Impeaching Trump, Iran Threat, CRISPR Modified Viruses: House Democrats meet to decide whether to move forward with impeaching the president. Posted on 22 May 2019.

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Belgian monks resurrect brewery after two century break: Belgian monks at the Grimbergen abbey are on the verge of brewing beer again after a break of more than 200 years. Posted on 22 May 2019.

How 'The Big Bang Theory' Normalized Nerd Culture: Last week, the last episode of the final season of "The Big Bang Theory" was broadcasted on CBS. Posted on 01 January 1970.

San Francisco may become first U.S. city to ban facial recognition: If San Francisco adopts a ban, other cities, states, or even Congress could follow, with lawmakers looking to curtail government surveillance. Posted on 01 January 1970.

What we know—and what we don't—about the science of tornadoes: Scientists probe the mysteries of violent twisters. Posted on 21 May 2019.

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

Here's How Many US Cancer Cases Are Tied to Unhealthy Diets: More than 80,000 cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U. Posted on 22 May 2019.

The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous: Technical, regulatory, and business obstacles are still in the way of safe, useful, and affordable self-driving vehicles. Posted on 23 May 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 23 May 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

  • Fri 24: sky is clear

    19 ° - 20 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 25: overcast clouds

    19 ° - 21 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 99 %
  • Sun 26: light rain

    18 ° - 22 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 98 %
  • Mon 27: sky is clear

    17 ° - 17 ° Wind 13 km/h / Clouds 1 %
  • Tue 28: few clouds

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 18 %
  • Wed 29: sky is clear

    18 ° - 19 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 30: light rain

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 39 %
  • Fri 31: few clouds

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 18 %
  • Sat 01: heavy intensity rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sun 02: moderate rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 19 km/h / Clouds 76 %
  • Mon 03: light rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 93 %
  • Tue 04: broken clouds

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 75 %
  • Wed 05: heavy intensity rain

    17 ° - 18 ° Wind 13 km/h / Clouds 70 %
  • Thu 06: few clouds

    17 ° - 17 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 14 %
  • Fri 07: sky is clear

    14 ° - 14 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 25 %
  • Sat 08: heavy intensity rain

    14 ° - 15 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 97 %