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Today's quotable quote: Voltaire: Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

This day in history: 19 March 2018: Nevada Legalizes Gambling (1931). Though unregulated gambling had been common in early Nevada mining towns, it was outlawed in 1909, and for many years, the state's economy was carried by mining. However, with the mining industry in decline amid the Great Depression, state lawmakers agreed to re-legalize gambling in order to strengthen the state's finances. Today, the state economy is dominated by tourism and gaming.

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In the news

Cinch Hub makes solar-powered pop-up tents more modular: Pop-up tents are designed to spring into shape in a matter of seconds, sparing you the tedious task of setup that goes against the camping spirit of escaping work. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt: This week, following our coverage of the disturbing actions of a cop that led to a high-speed crash killing an infant, one commenter for some reason felt it was time to turn the blame around on the mother, suggesting the death must have been caused by her negligence. Posted on 18 March 2018.

Drawing inspiration from plants and animals to restore tissue: Researchers from the Harvard John A. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Cape Town weather

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News (continued)

Equifax Says Another 2.4 Million Customers Hit By Data Breach In 2017: The company's shares were down 2 percent on Thursday. Posted on 01 March 2018.

Corky Rearview Cycling Mirror: Stay safe while on your bike with the Corky Rearview Cycling Mirror. Posted on 16 March 2018.

Alibaba doubles down on Lazada with fresh $2B investment and new CEO: Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO with a long-standing Alibaba executive. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Computers may help K-8 math teachers understand students’ thought processes: CIS researchers will present computer software to help K-8 math teachers grade math assignments at a conference in Montreal April 21-26. Posted on 16 March 2018.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 06 February 2018.

Snapchat's UK ad revenue set to overtake Twitter's next year: UK arm – which earns about 10% of app’s global ad revenues – is forecast to bring in £181mSnapchat is so popular in Britain that its advertising revenue will overtake Twitter’s UK revenue in 2019, and revenue from consumer magazine and cinema advertising within two years. Posted on 19 March 2018.

What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcast: Ian Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoningSubscribe and review on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom & Mixcloud. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Alibaba looks to drive SEA growth with another $2B investment in Lazada: Latest fund injection pushes Alibaba's total investment to US$4 billion since the Chinese e-commerce giant bought a controlling stake in Lazada in 2016. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Changing environment influenced human evolution: New evidence from Kenya suggests that local climate change drove early human innovation. Posted on 15 March 2018.

Trump's Call to Start a Space Force Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup: Last week, President Trump advocated for a military corps "like the Army and the Navy, but for space. Posted on 18 March 2018.

Facebook: Firm Working With Trump Campaign Stole 50 Million Users' Data: Cambridge Analytica has been suspended by Facebook for harvesting information from millions of users. Posted on 18 March 2018.

Robots break new ground in construction industry: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. Posted on 19 March 2018.

UN schemes to save forests 'can trample on tribal rights': The only UN-approved financial mechanism to curb deforestation, a key driver of global warming, has bulldozed the rights of forest-dwelling peoples on three continents and needs to be fixed, experts say. Posted on 18 March 2018.

Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says: U. Posted on 16 March 2018.

Twitter CEO asks for help in fixing its toxic environment: "We aren't proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough," Jack Dorsey said. Posted on 01 March 2018.

Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway Modem/Router: Here is Comcast’s most advanced modem/router which promises speed as well as ease of use. Posted on 06 December 2017.

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Exclusive: 'Where can I buy?' - Google makes push to turn product searches into cash: NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Apple testing its own MicroLED device screens: Report: Apple is working on new MicroLED screens that could be used in its gadgets in the next few years, rumors say. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Trilobites: In Search of the Perfect Hair Dye: Blond hair before, top, and after being dyed with a graphene-based pigment. Posted on 16 March 2018.

Biologists Trace Genetic Roots Of Evolution, One Cell At A Time: E. Posted on 15 March 2018.

Young John Glenn's pillowcase featured planets, stars: COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- When future astronaut John Glenn nestled in his bed, it may not have been sugar plums that danced in his head, but celestial bodies. Posted on 18 March 2018.

Twice as nice - Barbra Streisand cloned beloved dog: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me would we, could we?" Barbra Streisand had a hit singing this question in "The Way We Were," but when it comes to getting a new pet she does not have to wonder. Posted on 28 February 2018.

Are Research Papers Less Accurate and Truthful Than in the Past?: An anonymous reader shares an Economist report: An essential of science is that experiments should yield similar results if repeated. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Can your boss make you wear a Fitbit?: Some 8 percent of employee wellness plans offer wearable fitness trackers to workers. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Do Big Cats Get Hairballs?: Domestic cats often hack up gooey mats of fur, but it's rare in their larger kin. Posted on 17 March 2018.

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

Expect a Warm, Wet Spring Across the US: Even so, regions hit by drought will see little relief, NOAA forecasts. Posted on 18 March 2018.

AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does: Earlier diagnosis could help researchers develop drugs to slow the progress of the disease. Posted on 19 March 2018.

Helpful Info For Handling Your Eczema: Eczema is a problematic skin condition that affects many people, but most do not understand different treatment methods. Posted on 19 March 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

  • Mon 19: light rain

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 0 %
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  • Wed 21: light rain

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