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Today's quotable quote: Ernest Miller Hemingway: They say the seeds of what we will do are in all of us, but it always seemed to me that in those who make jokes in life the seeds are covered with better soil and with a higher grade of manure.

This day in history: 17 October 2017: Loyalty Day: Massive Crowd Demands Release of Juan Perón (1945). As secretary of labor and social welfare in the wake of the 1943 revolution in Argentina, Perón enacted a wide range of benefits for workers that earned him a loyal following. In October 1945, he was overthrown in a coup, arrested, and jailed. Mass demonstrations of workers forced his release on October 17, a day now known in Argentina as Loyalty Day. Shortly thereafter, Perón ran for president and was elected by a vast majority in 1946. He was forced into exile in 1955.

A deep sea wind farm could be about to power the entire world

independent.co.uk, 17 October 2017

The entire world could be powered by one deep-sea wind farm stretching across the North Atlantic. Building a renewable energy project the size of India across the ocean would allow the entire world to get access to sustainable energy and fulfil its needs, according to a major new study.

This exotic fruit tastes like pork, and it could save millions from starvation

independent.co.uk, 13 October 2017

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench. But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the beginnin...

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In the news

PeakRider puts a bike on your back: If you go mountain biking in the actual mountains, it's fairly likely that you'll encounter situations in which you have to carry your bike. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Sorry, You Can't Abuse Copyright Law To Make A Negative Review Disappear: Over four years ago, we first wrote about the bizarre and convoluted attempt by a lawyer named Richard Goren to remove a negative review on Ripoff Report. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer: In a study led by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), this anti-cancer agent is being considered for use against glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and aggressive type of deadly brain tumors. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Cape Town weather

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News (continued)

How A New Technology Could Help Find The Next Harvey Weinstein: Callisto has already empowered survivors on college campuses, but people want to see it expand to Hollywood and tech. Posted on 16 October 2017.

The Super NT is a Modern Way To Play All The Super Nintendo Games Not On The SNES Classic: Though the SNES is great, and it is great, it’s a bummer that so many great games were left out. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to turn Toronto area into a model smart city:  Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs, the Google parent’s company focused on smart city technologies, will build a “mix-use, complete community in Toronto on its eastern waterfront, with the aim of building a livable space from the ground up using innovations in construction techniques, self-driving, climate friendly energy systems and more to build a community that’s affordable… Read More. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Cornell Tech, CUNY launch internship for women in tech: . Posted on 16 October 2017.

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

Google Pixel 2 XL review: the best big-screened Android experience yet: The fastest and smoothest Google Android device has a cracking camera, squeezable sides, great battery life and baked-in AIGoogle’s direct challenger to the iPhone 8 Plus and upcoming iPhone X is the Pixel 2 XL, and you may be blown away by the sheer speed of the thing. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Asp – or ash? Climate historians link Cleopatra's demise to volcanic eruption: Study of ice-core records and Ancient Egyptian documents suggests environmental forces helped seal the last Ptolemaic ruler’s fate in 30BCThe fall of Cleopatra’s Egypt to Augustus, the first Roman emperor, is usually told as a melodramatic power struggle between elites on the world stage. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Tableau unveils high-scale Hyper engine, previews self-service data-prep and 'smart' capabilities: What's new, what's coming, and what's missing, a conference recap from Tableau Conference 2017. Posted on 17 October 2017.

'Big, bad wolf' image flawed - scientists: New research casts doubt on the idea that dogs are naturally more tolerant and friendly than wolves. Posted on 16 October 2017.

Modern Love: Are Humans Ready for Intimacy With Robots?: Hiroshi Ishi­guro builds androids. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Denver Failed To Land Boeing. Now It's Using Lifestyle To Woo Amazon: Boeing picked Chicago instead when it was looking for a new headquarters in 2001. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth's atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Fire crews protect observatory on Southern California peak: A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Google’s Pixel 2 Smartphone Is a Powerful Extravagance: The Pixel 2, the new flagship phone from Google that goes on sale Thursday. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Why Did Twitter Close Down Rose McGowan's Twitter Feed?: Netflix is facing new competition in the video space — and not just as traditional TV networks launch their own apps. Posted on 17 October 2017.

HTC U11 Plus – This Bezel-Less Wonder Arrives Nov 2: The invites have already been sent out for the upcoming launch of the HTC U11 Plus flagship smartphone. Posted on 17 October 2017.

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Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013: (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Coupa Software buys AI firm Deep Relevance: Coupa plans to apply the AI models developed by Deep Relevance to the spend data Coupa has collected from its customer community. Posted on 17 October 2017.

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time: An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD: Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal species. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Sweet Surrender: Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts: REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. Posted on 17 October 2017.

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park: NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Companies Overlook Risks in Open Source Software, Survey Finds: An anonymous reader shares a report: Open source code helps software suppliers to be nimble and build products faster, but a new report reveals hidden software supply chain risks of open source that all software suppliers and IoT manufacturers should know about. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Showdown looms in Saudi Arabia's e-commerce market: Saudi Arabia's online retail market has remained largely untapped, with only one major company operating within the Kingdom. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Pixel 2 and Pixel XL review: Google finally unlocks the power of Android: . Posted on 17 October 2017.

Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts About T. Rex, King of the Dinosaurs: The large carnivorous dinosaur reigned during the late Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago. Posted on 17 October 2017.

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.: Automating machine learning will make the technology more accessible to non–AI experts. Posted on 17 October 2017.

Delicious And Nutritious Juicing: The Liquid Diet Plan!: To make a juice is quite simple and you can begin juicing soon enough. Posted on 17 October 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 18: moderate rain

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