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Today's quotable quote: Charles William Stubbs: To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me.

This day in history: 19 January 2019: Sten Sture the Younger Mortally Wounded in Battle (1520). Sture was a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden. When he refused to recognize Christian II of Denmark as king of Sweden, Christian sent a force to aid Sture's rival, Archbishop Gustaf Trolle, whom Sture had deposed and who was besieged in his castle. Sture defeated the Danish army and imprisoned Trolle. Warfare continued, and Sture was killed in battle, but not before he paved the way for Swedish independence, which was attained under Gustavus I.


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In the news

UV-emitting water bottle cap is made to smite microbes: Washing the inside of a reusable water bottle can be tricky, perhaps causing some people to wonder just how clean it actually is. Posted on 18 January 2019.

The 'Choose Your Own Adventure' People Are Suing Netflix Over 'Bandersnatch': As you may have already heard, the latest iteration of the Black Mirror franchise on Netflix, titled Bandersnatch, is an absolute hit. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Scientists turn carbon emissions into usable energy: A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a system that turn carbon emissions into usable energy. Posted on 19 January 2019.


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News (continued)

Jack Dorsey Has No Clue What He Wants: A Q&A with Twitter's CEO on right-wing extremism, Candace Owens, and what he'd do if the president called on his followers to murder journalists. Posted on 17 January 2019.

Stay warm with the Down X Heated jacket: When it comes to the cold, nature tends to be hard to beat. Posted on 18 January 2019.

Snap’s exec team continues to shrink as more reports of internal drama surface: Days after Snap announced the departure of its CFO, reports have emerged that the company’s HR chief was asked to leave following an internal investigation late last year that had led to the firing of its global security head. Posted on 18 January 2019.

Margaret Martonosi ’86 visits as A.D. White Professor-at-Large: Computer scientist Margaret Martonosi '86 will interact with students and faculty Jan. Posted on 17 January 2019.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 10 January 2019.

Tesla to cut more than 3,000 jobs because cars 'still too expensive': Elon Musk says he has no choice but to reduce electric car manufacturer’s headcount Tesla is cutting more than 3,000 jobs, or 7% of its workforce, after experiencing a year its founder, Elon Musk, said was both its most challenging and most successful. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Asteroid strikes 'increase threefold over last 300m years': Planet and moon have been hit by more asteroids in the past 290m years than at any time in previous billionThe rate at which asteroids are slamming into Earth has nearly tripled since the dinosaurs first roamed, according to a survey of the scars left behind. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work: Amazon's over-the-air DVR is something you set up and forget about but has one big catch. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young': One of the most distinctive features in the Solar System is no more than 100 million years old. Posted on 17 January 2019.

If Trump Told Cohen to Lie, Impeachment Is Coming: An explosive new report from Buzzfeed News makes the impeachment of Donald Trump not just possible, but likely. Posted on 18 January 2019.

A Former Regulator Rethinks Nuclear Energy: Greg Jaczko used to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Posted on 16 January 2019.

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Researchers develop smart micro-robots that can adapt to their surroundings: One day, hospital patients might be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at EPFL and ETH Zurich. Posted on 18 January 2019.

Common Sense: Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors: Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party. Posted on 18 January 2019.

These 5 Baby Tech Gadgets Rocked The Cradle At CES 2019: It's never too soon to digitize your offspring, the Consumer Electronics Show had an array of gadgets to help automate some of the least favorable parts of parenting. Posted on 09 January 2019.

Tencent weighing bid for holding company behind Korea's Nexon: sources: Chinese gaming titan Tencent Holdings Ltd is considering a bid for the holding company that controls South Korean gaming company Nexon, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Amazon insists it's helping small retailers grow: The retail industry is still struggling to adjust to the digital era, but Amazon released new stats to argue it's helping SMBs. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Trilobites: Romeo the Frog Finds His Juliet. Their Courtship May Save a Species.: Romeo, who was thought to be the last Sehuencas water frog: “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night. Posted on 17 January 2019.

Scientists Find Brain Cells That Make Pain Hurt: Researchers have pinpointed the neurons that give pain its unpleasant edge. Posted on 17 January 2019.

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Pets, owners flock to Madrid church for blessing of animals: Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Posted on 17 January 2019.

Asteroid Strikes 'Increase Threefold Over Last 300 Million Years,' Survey Finds: According to a survey of asteroid craters at least 6. Posted on 01 January 1970.

In rural America, state laws warp high-speed internet access: Mississippi relies heavily on electric cooperatives, which aim to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America with millions of new federal dollars meant to expand high-speed internet. 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.

Here's Why This Winter Storm Is So Darn Big: A major snowstorm has begun its trek across the United States. Posted on 19 January 2019.

Giving algorithms a sense of uncertainty could make them more ethical: Algorithms are best at pursuing a single mathematical objective—but humans often want multiple incompatible things. Posted on 19 January 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 19 January 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

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