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Today's quotable quote: Amy Bennett: Our childhood is what we spend the rest of our lives overcoming.

This day in history: 21 February 2018: The Creation of the Peace Symbol (1958). Historically, the idea of peace has been represented by symbols that attempt to transcend differences of culture, such as the white dove, the olive branch, and the broken rifle. The now-familiar line-drawing of a crow's foot in a circle was created specifically for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament by British artist Gerald Holtom, but it quickly caught on as a general, international sign for peace.

Biology Brief

Posted on 17 February 2018

What must animals think of humans 🤔 Credit: Jake Likes Onions

Nas Daily

Posted on 14 January 2018

Okay, this is nuts! I checked some stats on crime rates on "Numbeo": Kigali, Rwanda and Casablanca, Morocco are both considered safer than Chicago, USA. Kigali is 3 times safer. 3 times. I made this video not to hate on anyone. I made it because I realized the easy, lazy way out for any brain is to generalize and pattern-match. This is very clear when it comes to thinking about other cultures and countries. And this....became even clearer due to some comments recently. I decided not to mention the recent "sh**** scandal" because I don't want this to be political and I don't want to disrespect any single person. Thanks for watching! :) LIKE Nas Daily on Facebook and Instagram! Music: The Last Night by Epidemic Sound

Infinite Solar Power Technology Could Completely Change Our Future

futurism.com, 14 January 2018

According to an energy expert, the proliferation of solar energy is going to allow for cheap and effectively infinite energy, with prices plummeting to as little as a penny per kW. Solar energy is slowly being integrated into major infrastructure projects, which will only help speed it along the pat...

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In the news

"Ultramassive" black holes may be the biggest ever found – and they're growing fast: Since they're basically invisible, it can be hard to pin down just how big a black hole is. Posted on 21 February 2018.

France Says 'No' To Company Hack-Backs Following Online Attacks -- But Wants To Keep The Option Open For Itself: Ten years ago, Techdirt was warning about the hype surrounding the concept of "cyberattacks", and after that "cyberwar", both of which were routinely presented in apocalyptic terms. Posted on 21 February 2018.

International team publishes roadmap to enhance radioresistance for space colonization: An international team of researchers from NASA Ames Research Center, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate at Health Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Oxford University, Insilico Medicine, Insilico Medicine Taiwan, the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Boston University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Liverpool, University of Lethbridge, Ghent University, Center for Healthy Aging and many others have published a roadmap toward enhancing human radioresistance for space exploration and colonization. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Cape Town weather

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News (continued)

Google Made A Small Change To Image Search, But It's A Big Deal: The move is meant to minimize piracy. Posted on 16 February 2018.

Mario Is Getting His Own Encyclopedia Because It’s 2018 And That’s His Right: That’s right, for all you Nintendo fans that can’t get enough of that mushroom-hating Italian plumber, the man himself is getting his own encyclopedia. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Twitter updates its policy on tweets that encourage self-harm and suicide:  Twitter, which is constantly criticized for not doing enough to prevent harassment, has updated its guidelines with more information on how it handles tweets or accounts that encourage other people to hurt themselves or commit suicide. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Team wins international competition merging fashion, science and technology: Three graduate students won an award for their garment concepts using technology geared toward the fitness and gaming communities. Posted on 20 February 2018.

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

Samsung Galaxy S9: everything we think we know about the new smartphones: Company’s new flagships expected to continue full-screen, curved glass design of S8, with a dual camera for the S9+Samsung will launch its new Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagship pair of smartphones, the follow up to the popular Galaxy S8 range, in Barcelona on 25 February. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Chronic heavy drinking leads to serious risk of dementia, study warns: Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted. Posted on 21 February 2018.

AT&T 5G coming to Dallas, Atlanta, Waco in 2018: Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco will be the first cities to receive 5G services in 2018 under AT&T, with the carrier also launching a new test lab in Austin to trial its proprietary 5G technology. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Origins of land plants pushed back in time: Plants appeared on land 100 million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Hackers Hijacked Tesla's Cloud to Mine Cryptocurrency: The recent rash of cryptojacking attacks has hit a Tesla database that contained potentially sensitive information. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Russian Bots Are Spreading False Information After The Florida Shooting: It's known that Russian groups used Facebook and other social media platforms to spread false information during the 2016 election, but now Russian bots are doing the same after the Florida shooting. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture: PROVIDENCE, R. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thought: Landmark study of all 571 European cities shows the impact of flooding, droughts and heatwaves by 2050-2100 will exceed previous predictions. Posted on 21 February 2018.

After Florida School Shooting, Russian ‘Bot’ Army Pounced: A weekend gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Posted on 20 February 2018.

From the Olympics to... Google?: Figure Skater Tim Goebel, who won bronze in Salt Lake City, is among Google's 'dozens' of Olympians. Posted on 21 February 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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Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners: HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs. Posted on 21 February 2018.

South Australia's GigCity plan is not what it seems: Labor's high-speed broadband proposal is no NBN. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Out There: Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray: A remnant from a Type 1A supernova observed in the Milky Way, one of the cosmic markers of how fast the universe is expanding. Posted on 19 February 2018.

Hidden Brain: A Study Of Airline Delays: Flight delays and late arrivals have gone down since 1990. Posted on 20 February 2018.

APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo: ALBANY, N. Posted on 21 February 2018.

'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms: TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday. Posted on 08 February 2018.

Researchers Develop Online Game That Teaches Players How To Spread Misinformation: An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Cambridge researchers have built an online game, simply titled Bad News, in which players compete to become "a disinformation and fake news tycoon. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Teen creates a safety app for lone commuters: Medha Gupta felt unsafe walking home alone, so, as most teenagers would, she turned to her phone. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Long Before Trump, We Were Obsessed With Presidential Hair: Back in the day, getting a lock of a president’s hair was cool, not creepy. Posted on 19 February 2018.

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

What Is Ramadan?: Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year in Islamic culture. Posted on 20 February 2018.

Can’t get new lungs? Try refurbished ones instead.: Spruced-up human and animal organs could someday be the solution for people needing transplants. Posted on 21 February 2018.

Getting Your House Enhancement Efforts Off Right: Many people shy away from learning home improvement skills because they fear the topic is boring. Posted on 21 February 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

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