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Today's quotable quote: Molly McGee: When a husband brings his wife flowers for no reason, there's a reason.

This day in history: 22 November 2017: Toy Story. Released to universal acclaim, Toy Story was the first feature-length computer-generated film, as well as the first such film from Pixar Studios. Steve Jobs had purchased Pixar in 1986, but the company had yet to find its niche. When its 1988 short film Tin Toy won an Oscar, Disney took notice, and the two companies soon formed a partnership that would prove to be extremely successful, beginning with the release of Toy Story.














Blood Falls

atlasobscura.com, 13 November 2017

Natural time capsule containing an alien ecosystem.



The 56 coolest buildings in Europe

businessinsider.com, 11 November 2017

Our ranking features old and new pieces of architecture in the city and countryside, including museums, wineries, churches, and skyscrapers.







10+ Hilarious Reasons Why The English Language Is The Worst

boredpanda.com, 08 November 2017

English is a mystery to all of us, whether you've been speaking it since day one, or you've just started to learn it. From its bizarre spelling rules to its free-for-all grammar, it's a daily struggle just trying to form sentences that make sense. No wonder people are turning to emoji to express the...





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In the news

London's buses will soon be fueled by recycled coffee grounds: The perks of a cup of coffee don't have to end when the grounds are dumped in the trash. Posted on 22 November 2017.

New York Court Says NYPD Must Get Warrants To Deploy Stingrays: Another court has decided warrants must accompany Stingray use. Posted on 22 November 2017.

People willing to trade treatment efficacy for reduced side effects in cancer therapies: When choosing their preferred treatment, people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia place the highest value on medicines that deliver the longest progression-free survival, but are willing to swap some drug efficacy for a reduced risk of serious adverse events according to a study published online in Blood Advances, a Journal of the American Society of Hematology. Posted on 21 November 2017.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Wed 22: broken clouds

    14 ° - 18 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 68 %
  • Thu 23: few clouds

    13 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 24 %
  • Fri 24: sky is clear

    15 ° - 19 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 25: sky is clear

    16 ° - 20 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 8 %
  • Sun 26: light rain

    17 ° - 20 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 73 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

Amazon Launches 'Secret' Cloud Service For Intelligence Agencies: Amazon Web Services Secret Region expands after some troubling cloud security screwups. Posted on 21 November 2017.

You Could Be Playing This Windows 95 Maze Screensaver Game To Save The World: It’s been 22 years since Windows released their latest and groundbreaking operating system, Windows 95, and what better to celebrate than with a game that takes you back to days. Posted on 21 November 2017.

AppLovin scraps acquisition and takes debt financing instead:  The story of AppLovin‘s acquisition has taken another turn. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Digital technology weaves its way into custom design world: . Posted on 16 November 2017.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 09 October 2017.

Apple under fire over reports students worked illegal overtime to build iPhone X: Manufacturing partner Foxconn had student interns working 11-hour days to make £999 iPhone Apple has been accused of relying on students working illegal overtime to build the iPhone X, through its contractor Foxconn, which manufactures the devices in Zhengzhou, China. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Mysterious object confirmed to be from another solar system: Astronomers have named interstellar object ’Oumuamua and its red colour suggests it carries organic molecules that are building blocks of lifeAstronomers are now certain that the mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun last month is indeed from another solar system. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Fry's Black Friday deals include $98 Samsung Chromebook, $244 iPad, $788 MacBook Air: You'll need to sign up for the regional electronics retail chain's email list to get access to many specials, but the savings could be worth the trouble. Posted on 22 November 2017.

UK judges to get scientific guides: A Supreme Court judge launches the first of a series of scientific guides for the UK judiciary. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Uber Hid 57-Million User Data Breach For Over a Year: The ridesharing service's latest scandal combines routine security negligence with an "appalling" coverup. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Uber Data On 57 Million People Stolen In Massive Hack: CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says there is no excuse for the cover up of a 2016 data breach. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Mars theory gets dusted: Streaks may be sand, not water: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Posted on 20 November 2017.

Amazon Key delivery driver could knock out security camera, researchers show: A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock Amazon. Posted on 21 November 2017.

F.C.C. Plans Net Neutrality Repeal in a Victory for Telecoms: Ajit Pai, the Federal Communications Commission chairman. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Is the end near for the internet as we know it?: Amid the Thanksgiving rush, the Federal Communications Commission announced a plan to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules. Posted on 21 November 2017.

Gionee S11 – Scheduled to Arrive November 26: This new smartphone is being advertised as the “Four camera, Full View” handheld. Posted on 20 November 2017.

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FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. 'net neutrality' rules: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U. Posted on 22 November 2017.

Singapore airport to trial $5M digital air traffic tower: Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore awards S$7 million (US$5. Posted on 22 November 2017.

ScienceTake: Tricky Cockatoos Match Shapes Better Than Primates: Goffin’s cockatoos, known for their inventiveness, showed a great talent for fitting even complicated shapes into matching holes. Posted on 21 November 2017.

What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us: The sugar industry pulled the plug on an animal study it funded in the 1960s. Posted on 21 November 2017.

Baron Cohen to pay fine for Czechs sporting Borat mankinis: PRAGUE (AP) -- Comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay the fines for six Czech tourists who were reportedly detained by authorities in Kazakhstan's capital Astana for dressing up as his character Borat. Posted on 21 November 2017.

British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser: AMMAN (Reuters) - At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global. Posted on 20 November 2017.

How the Sugar Industry Tried To Hide Health Effects of Its Product 50 Years Ago: An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: About 50 years ago, the sugar industry stopped funding research that began to show something they wanted to hide: that eating lots of sugar is linked to heart disease. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Tesla's next goal: electric semi-trucks: Tesla has unveiled an electric semi-truck that will go 500 miles on a single charge, have an autopilot system, and be capable of driving in convoy with autonomous technology. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Uber concealed hack that affected 57 million customers and drivers: . Posted on 22 November 2017.

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments: Sleep apnea is a condition in which people experience pauses in breathing, or shallow breathing, during sleep. Posted on 21 November 2017.

A Path to Competitive Solar Thermal Power: Researchers at national labs and companies are exploring ways to make concentrated solar power more efficient and affordable, all of which require turning up the heat. Posted on 21 November 2017.

Travel Turmoil Courtesy Of The Greatest Travel Rewards Credit Cards: Small station. Posted on 22 November 2017.


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

  • Wed 22: broken clouds

    14 ° - 18 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 68 %
  • Thu 23: few clouds

    13 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 24 %
  • Fri 24: sky is clear

    15 ° - 19 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sat 25: sky is clear

    16 ° - 20 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 8 %
  • Sun 26: light rain

    17 ° - 20 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 73 %
  • Mon 27: sky is clear

    18 ° - 20 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 1 %
  • Tue 28: light rain

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 8 %
  • Wed 29: moderate rain

    16 ° - 18 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 36 %
  • Thu 30: light rain

    17 ° - 18 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Fri 01: light rain

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 31 %
  • Sat 02: light rain

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 2 %
  • Sun 03: light rain

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 24 %
  • Mon 04: light rain

    17 ° - 18 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 3 %
  • Tue 05: sky is clear

    17 ° - 19 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 06: sky is clear

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 07: sky is clear

    19 ° - 19 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 0 %