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Today's quotable quote: Georg Christopher Lichtenberg: A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.

This day in history: 14 August 2018: Final Public Execution in the US (1936). In 1936, convicted rapist Rainey Bethea was sentenced to be hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, at a time when such hangings were conducted publicly. Because the county sheriff supervising the execution was a woman, the case sparked national press coverage, and up to 20,000 spectators gathered to watch the event, the last of its kind in the US. Two years later, the Kentucky legislature officially put an end to public executions.


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In the news

50 years in the making, a restored streamliner claims the land speed record: For more than a century the Bonneville Salt Flats has drawn motoring enthusiasts to its vast open plains for its annual Speed Week, and for more than half a century one father-son duo has eyed a history-making run at the event. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Chicago Court: Yeah, Billy Goat Tavern Is Probably Going To Lose Trademark Case, But It Can Go Forward Anyway: Earlier this year, we discussed a trademark lawsuit brought by the famous Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago against a chip company in Missouri called the Billy Goat Chip Co. Posted on 14 August 2018.

California water managers vary in use of climate science: Lack of climate change adaptation among water utilities can put water supplies and the people dependent on them at risk, especially in marginalized communities, a new University of California, Davis, paper suggests. Posted on 14 August 2018.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Tue 14: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Wed 15: broken clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 76 %
  • Thu 16: moderate rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Fri 17: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Sat 18: sky is clear

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

Def Con Hackers Easily Bust Into Voting Machines, But Will Tech Companies Listen?: One manufacturer says the exercises are not a useful test of vulnerabilities; hackers disagree. Posted on 13 August 2018.

Why Shower Filters are Good for Your Health: Shower Filter The best shower filter performs multiple functions of water filtering, hardness removal, disinfection, energizing, and natural medication. Posted on 26 June 2018.

China’s Didi beefs up its newly-independent car services business with an acquisition: A week after spinning out its driver services business and giving it $1 billion in investment capital, Didi Chuxing has added to it through an acquisition. Posted on 14 August 2018.

How technology turns consumers into spies: A new paper explores how digital cameras and other surveillance tools compel people to spend time and energy monitoring others. Posted on 13 August 2018.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 10 August 2018.

Artificial intelligence tool 'as good as experts' at detecting eye problems: Machine-learning system can identify more than 50 different eye diseases and could speed up diagnosis and treatmentA new machine-learning system is as good as the best human experts at detecting eye problems and referring patients for treatment, say scientists. Posted on 14 August 2018.

New labour pain drug may reduce need for epidurals – UK study: Calls for rethink on childbirth pain relief as research shows remifentanil works better than pethidineA new drug to relieve pain during labour works better than pethidine, which has been in widespread use since the 1950s even though it has long been known it does not help all women, say researchers. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems: The novel attack technique relies on Android developers which use lazy storage protocols. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Palm oil: A new threat to Africa's monkeys and apes?: Large-scale expansion of palm oil in Africa will very likely risk the lives of primates, a study finds. Posted on 14 August 2018.

How to Stop Google From Tracking Your Location: A new report shows that Google still tracks your location even if you thought you opted out. Posted on 13 August 2018.

Elon Musk Says Saudi Investment Fund Could Help Him Take Tesla Private: The Tesla CEO, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says the Saudi fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company. Posted on 13 August 2018.

California water managers vary in use of climate science: Historically, water managers throughout the thirsty state of California have relied on hydrology and water engineering—both technical necessities—as well as existing drought and flood patterns to plan for future water needs. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned: Twitter has been embroiled in internal conversations about how to evolve and explain its policies for what can and cannot be posted on its site. Posted on 11 August 2018.

What Was It Like When We First Made Protons And Neutrons?: In the earliest stages of the Universe, before there were protons or neutrons, we had a quark-gluon plasma. Posted on 08 August 2018.

NIO seeks to raise $1.8 billion in biggest U.S. listing by China automaker: Chinese electric vehicle start-up NIO on Monday filed for a $1. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Man-in-the-Disk attacks take advantage of Android storage systems: The novel attack technique relies on Android developers which use lazy storage protocols. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Fierce and Unpredictable: How Wildfires Became Infernos: . Posted on 13 August 2018.

Despite FDA Caution, Doctors Say Lasers May Help With Vaginal Pain And Dryness: The FDA recently warned against using lasers for so-called "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments to reshape or tighten the vagina. Posted on 13 August 2018.

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals: A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. Posted on 13 August 2018.

NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen Turing Quadro RTX Professional Graphics Cards: MojoKid shares a report from Hot Hardware: We been hearing a lot about NVIDA's next-generation GPU architecture since late last year, and today NVIDIA is announcing the first products based on Turing. Posted on 01 January 1970.

After experiencing Nice attack, students build digital startup: A group of students at the University of California, Berkeley are building digital tools to assist journalists, investigators, and human rights workers combat terrorism and other global violence. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.: As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers. Posted on 09 August 2018.

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

What Is Mitosis?: Mitosis is a method of cell division in which a cell divides and produces identical copies of itself. Posted on 13 August 2018.

Tim Hwang’s FiscalNote is revolutionizing Washington lobbying with big data: FiscalNote takes the intuition out of politics. Posted on 14 August 2018.

Tips And Tricks For Picking A Quality Fort Collins Fence And Gate Contractor For Your Requirements: Don't simply presume a fence and gate repair work setup specialist is reputable if he appears nice when giving you an estimate. Posted on 14 August 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

  • Tue 14: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Wed 15: broken clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 76 %
  • Thu 16: moderate rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 80 %
  • Fri 17: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Sat 18: sky is clear

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Sun 19: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 55 %
  • Mon 20: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 21: light rain

    16 ° - 19 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 68 %
  • Wed 22: light rain

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 51 %
  • Thu 23: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Fri 24: moderate rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 22 %
  • Sat 25: light rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 2 km/h / Clouds 31 %
  • Sun 26: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Mon 27: sky is clear

    16 ° - 18 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 28: light rain

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 16 %
  • Wed 29: light rain

    14 ° - 14 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 42 %