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Today's quotable quote: Tim Blair: Thus far, the reputed idiot Bush has graduated from Yale and Harvard, made a stack of cash in the oil industry, become the first consecutive-term governor of Texas, defeated a dual-term VP for the presidency, and led his party to [November 5th's] extraordinary triumphs. Let his opponents keep calling him stupid; if they do, within five years Bush will be King of England, the Pope, and world Formula One motor racing champion.

This day in history: 16 August 2017: First Issue of. The first issue of Sports Illustrated—featuring Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat—was published in 1954. The brainchild of Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, it became one of the most influential sports magazines in America. Though Sports Illustrated originally covered a wide range of sports, including hunting and yachting, today it focuses on major sports, such as football and baseball.

‘Dark Avenger’: The brief heavy metal career of Orson Welles

dangerousminds.net, 18 August 2017

After the breakup of the Dictators, the New York proto-punk band Richard Meltzer credited with returning “THE SPIRIT OF WRESTLING” to rock and roll, their lead guitarist, Ross “the Boss” Friedman, formed the metal group Manowar. A harbinger of today’s Viking and power metal subgenres, the band pos...

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

boredpanda.com, 13 August 2017

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure photography is to create an image that highlights the effect of passing time.

Blank generation: Depressingly accurate reflections of modern society

dangerousminds.net, 09 August 2017

“Mammon.” A painting by Alex Gross. “Past success is no guarantee of future success, and anything is possible. It’s something that I try not to forget.” —Artist Alex Gross on what keeps him going. You may already be familiar with the work of New York-based artist Alex Gross as his striking surrea...

From Russia with drugs: The twisted erotic surrealism of Dmitry Vorsin

dangerousminds.net, 01 August 2017

A creation of artist Dmitry Vorsin. According to Australian art collective beinArt the Surrealist responsible for the provacative Dali-esque creations in this post is Russian artist Dmitry Vorsin—a 36-year-old based in Moscow. Though Vorsin originally set his sights on studying ecology when he enr...

Dangerous Minds

Posted on 28 July 2017

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In New York, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him

5-Minute Crafts

Posted on 25 July 2017

When I thought nothing could surprise me and then saw these photos. 😲

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In the news

FrontRow puts a livestreaming camera round your neck: Although smartphones are equipped with all the hardware for first-person perspective filming, a few companies have been working to perfect a wearable camera that blends effortlessly into the wearer's life. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Saudi Government Looking To Jail More Citizens For 'Harming Public Order' With Their Religious Tweets: The internet may be an amazing communication tool, but it's also a handy way for governments to keep an eye on their citizens. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Raising the minimum wage would reduce child neglect cases: Raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would result in a substantial decrease in the number of reported cases of child neglect, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Cape Town weather

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News (continued)

Fired Google Engineer Blames Diversity Zealots For His Dismissal: James Damore's Wall Street Journal essay decries "public shaming. Posted on 11 August 2017.

Most Infamously Unreliable Gadgets We Can’t Live Without: Smartphones The screen cracks. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Uber suspends its service in the Philippines following ban over unregistered drivers:  Uber has suspended its services in Philippines after the national regulator banned it from operating for one month. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat: Cornell sponsored Turkish academics Azat Gündoğan, a sociologist, and his wife, historian Nilay Ozok-Gündoğan, when they were threatened by their government. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 01 August 2017.

Tech companies turn on Daily Stormer and the 'alt-right' after Charlottesville: The internet has long been a gathering place for white supremacists. Posted on 16 August 2017.

'Scandal' of vaginal mesh removal rates revealed by NHS records: Traumatic complications mean one in 15 women fitted with the most common type of mesh support will require surgery to extract it, figures suggest • Vaginal mesh implants: ‘I really thought I was dying’Thousands of women have undergone surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed during the past decade, according to NHS records that reveal the scale of traumatic complications linked to the devices. Posted on 16 August 2017.

​PayPal to pull services from sites linked to hate, violence, intolerance: PayPal has outlined how the company will be limiting and closing sites that accept payments or raise funds to promote hate, violence, and racial intolerance. Posted on 16 August 2017.

'Frankenstein dinosaur' mystery solved: A dinosaur that seemed to be an evolutionary mishmash turns out to have a key place in history. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Donald Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference Has Roots in Fox News and Twitter: Nothing Donald Trump said Tuesday about Charlottesville hadn't already been said on conservative media, or by the Twitter figures he follows. Posted on 16 August 2017.

DOJ Demands Files On Anti-Trump Activists, And A Web Hosting Company Resists: Legal experts called the government's demand for information unusually broad. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Neutron beams, x-rays reveal more about T. rex relative: ALBUQUERQUE, N. Posted on 15 August 2017.

From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans: Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Posted on 16 August 2017.

The Shift: This Was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Came Charlottesville.: Discord, a group chat app, was popular among far-right activists, including some of those involved in last weekend’s protest in Charlottesville, Va. Posted on 15 August 2017.

GoDaddy, Google to Pull Plug on Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer: Both GoDaddy and Google said they would not host the domain for neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer, after the site published a mocking article about Charlottesville. Posted on 14 August 2017.

Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro – Now with a Swim Tracker: Samsung’s new Gear Fit2 Pro is schedule to be revealed by the end of August. Posted on 15 August 2017.

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Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Google Pixel 2 sports 'Active Edge' sides: FCC filing: Google's next Pixel handset manufactured by HTC will feature squeezable sides to launch Google Assistant, an FCC filing revealed. Posted on 16 August 2017.

An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse: Kate Russo has chased eclipses around the world. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Can We Feed The World With Farmed Fish?: New research suggests there is space on the open ocean to farm essentially all the seafood humans can eat — and then some. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Doctor says nail punctured Wisconsin man's heart: MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The doctor who operated on a Wisconsin man who accidentally shot himself with a nail gun says the nail punctured the patient's heart. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Belgian town cooks giant omelet amidst egg scare: MALMEDY, Belgium (Reuters) - A Belgian town honored its 22-year-old tradition of making a giant omelet on Tuesday amidst an egg contamination scare, cooking 10,000 eggs in a pan four meters wide. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms: An anonymous reader writes: Aside from being a schedule 1 drug, scientists haven't fully understood the chemistry behind how mushrooms produce the chemical psilocybin -- until now. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Momentum is building for electric cars, but where will they recharge?: Rising government fuel economy standards and climate concerns have spurred the production of electric cars. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Thousands of Sharks Found on Boat in Huge Illegal Haul: The confiscation of the Chinese ship and arrest of its 20 crew in the Galápagos show just how hard it is to protect marine sanctuaries. Posted on 15 August 2017.

US demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump site in crackdown on protestors: . Posted on 15 August 2017.

Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2017-2018): The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. Posted on 15 August 2017.

Eliminating the Human: We are beset by—and immersed in—apps and devices that are quietly reducing the amount of meaningful interaction we have with each other. Posted on 16 August 2017.

Indian police arrest four after Game of Thrones leak |: According to police, three of the accused work for Prime Focus Technologies, a Mumbai-based company that processes the series for Indian streaming website Hotstar. Posted on 16 August 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

  • Sat 19: scattered clouds

    17 ° - 24 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 36 %
  • Sun 20: few clouds

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  • Mon 21: moderate rain

    13 ° - 15 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Tue 22: light rain

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  • Wed 23: moderate rain

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  • Fri 25: light rain

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  • Mon 28: heavy intensity rain

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