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Today's quotable quote: Woody Allen: I sold the memoirs of my sex life to a publisher - they are going to make a board game out of it.

This day in history: 13 July 2024: New York Draft Riots (1863). The New York Draft Riots, in which more than 100 civilians were killed, were the largest civil insurrection in US history after the Civil War. The rioters were mainly working-class men who were angry because, for a $300 fee, the wealthy could buy their way out of the Civil War draft. The rioters burned draft headquarters and other buildings. Mobs also attacked African Americans, whom they blamed for the war.


Celebrity News

Namibia 🇳🇦 is Africa's emptiest country per landmass. Despite its large landmass, it has a very low population (2.6 million people). Namibia is 3.37 times larger than the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 Namibia is 2.5 times bigger than Germany 🇩🇪 Namibia is three times bigger than France 🇫🇷 Namibia is two times bigger than Spain 🇪🇸 There are more cows than people in Namibia 🇳🇦. On Sundays, you can drive for an hour without seeing anyone. Beaches in Namibia most often are empty and calm. 🌹🔥, 13 June 2024

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Namibia 🇳🇦 is Africa's emptiest country per landmass. Despite its large landmass, it has a very low population (2.6 million people). Namibia is 3.37 times larger than the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 Namibia is 2.5 times bigger than Germany 🇩🇪 Namibia is three times bigger than France 🇫🇷 Namibia is two times bigger than Spain 🇪🇸 There are more cows than people in Namibia 🇳🇦. On Sundays, you can drive for an hour without seeing anyone. Beaches in Namibia most often are empty and calm. 🌹🔥


Freedom Chasers

A new perspective to juggling. Amazing ❤️, 23 May 2024

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A new perspective to juggling. Amazing ❤️


Tzvika Stein - Shooting for Fun

Lake Bled in Slovenia is known for the island with a church at the center of the lake. I think it rather looks like an eye from above., 09 May 2024

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Lake Bled in Slovenia is known for the island with a church at the center of the lake. I think it rather looks like an eye from above.


I Love Warships

These weren't just "oaks" - they were planted between larch and spruce so that they would grow tall and straight, which means the navy oak forests are rather unusual., 23 March 2024

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These weren't just "oaks" - they were planted between larch and spruce so that they would grow tall and straight, which means the navy oak forests are rather unusual.


The Script Lab

The struggle of sci-fi dialogue. This is hilarious. No idea what it means. Still gotta give it your all. Credit: Mielr #carriefisher #starwars #dialogue #screenwriting #acting #filmmaking #cinema #scifi #motivation, 13 March 2024

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The struggle of sci-fi dialogue. This is hilarious. No idea what it means. Still gotta give it your all. Credit: Mielr #carriefisher #starwars #dialogue #screenwriting #acting #filmmaking #cinema #scifi #motivation


History Unleashed

#AncientRome #Colosseum, 08 February 2024

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#AncientRome #Colosseum



UNILAD

It took him just 38 minutes to do what people have been trying for decades 🤯, 04 January 2024

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It took him just 38 minutes to do what people have been trying for decades 🤯


Gariepdam loop oor

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OOS-KAAP NUUS EN VIDEO - Die Gariepdam het...


Hendrik van der Bijl - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org, 21 December 2023

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Hendrik Johannes van der Bijl FRS[1] (23 November 1887 – 2 December 1948) was a South African electrical engineer and industrialist and is regarded as one of the greatest South Africans for his contribution to the country's development.[2] He was the driving force behind the establishment of the S...



Daily Mail

This is one of those rare moments most humans never get to see 🥹, 24 November 2023

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This is one of those rare moments most humans never get to see 🥹

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In the news

Astronauts may soon be drinking their own "pee water" via real-world stillsuits: In the not-too-distant future, astronauts could be drinking water harvested from their own urine, courtesy of a Dune-inspired system integrated into their spacesuit. Posted on 12 July 2024.

Review: Productivity in eye-friendly color with the PocketBook Eo e-note: The PocketBook Eo color E Ink e-note announced back in April is now available. Posted on 12 July 2024.

Minnesota Law Says Cops Can’t Ask Drivers Why They’ve Been Pulled Over, But Ensures Cops Can Totally Do That Very Thing All The Time: Cops love a pretextual stop. Posted on 13 July 2024.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Sat 13: moderate rain

    10 ° - 12 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sun 14: moderate rain

    11 ° - 15 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 73 %
  • Mon 15: scattered clouds

    10 ° - 15 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 29 %
  • Tue 16: light rain

    12 ° - 14 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 98 %
  • Wed 17: light rain

    11 ° - 15 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

LimeWire AI Studio Review 2023: Details, Pricing & Features:  In the rapidly advancing landscape of AI technology and innovation, LimeWire emerges as a unique platform in the realm of generative AI tools. Posted on 12 December 2023.

Teens explore potential career options at annual 4-H event: Through conversations and hands-on learning opportunities, nearly 250 youth from across New York state learned about different career paths at the annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, hosted by Cornell and New York State 4-H. Posted on 09 July 2024.

‘I find them quite magical’: the UK’s obsession with weather apps: Queen Camilla is apparently fixated with the forecast on her phone, behind which lies not just granular details but surprisingly lucrative businessesShould I bring a brolly? Five of the best weather appsSeveral times a day, Francesca Simon, the author of the Horrid Henry children’s books, gets out her phone to check the weather – not just for where she is, but where friends and family live, where she has been on holiday, where she was brought up. Posted on 13 July 2024.

Climate crisis has impact on insects’ colours and sex lives, study finds: Scientists fear adaptations to global heating may leave some species struggling to mate successfullyAn ambush bug with a darker-coloured body is better at snagging a sexual partner than its brighter counterpart when it is chilly. Posted on 13 July 2024.

How to preorder everything announced at Samsung Unpacked - and the best deals I found: At its July Unpacked event, Samsung unveiled new foldable phones, smartwatches, and an all-new smart ring. Posted on 13 July 2024.

Titanic mission to map wreck in greatest-ever detail: A new expedition aims to document the world's most famous shipwreck in unprecedented detail. Posted on 12 July 2024.

EU takes Elon Musk's X to court over blue checks and ads: The European Union has charged Elon Musk’s X with violating new regulations for social media platforms. Posted on 12 July 2024.

Saturday Citations: The first Goldilocks black hole; Toxoplasma gondii metabolism; pumping at the speed of muscle: This week: Physicists conducted a biological study, engineers built a waste-recycling suit for astronauts (and worm riders), and astronomers identified the first known intermediate-mass black hole, and it's right here in our own galactic back yard. Posted on 13 July 2024.

The End of the Affair? Not for Eric Schmidt.: While Mr. Schmidt was chief executive of Google, he had an extramarital relationship with Marcy Simon, a public relations executive. Posted on 13 July 2024.

It's the Polls, Stupid. Democrats Must Dump Joe Biden or Lose | Opinion: If last Thursday night's NATO press conference was the top of the mountain in terms of Joe Biden's lucidity and powers of persuasion, we might as well take off our crampons and oxygen tanks and throw ourselves into the nearest crevasse. Posted on 13 July 2024.

2nd Manhattanhenge of 2024: When and Where to Watch: After mediocre weather during the event’s first two nights in May, New Yorkers get another opportunity to celebrate longer days, warmer weather and epic summer sunsets. Posted on 13 July 2024.

Research shows AI can boost creativity for some, but at a cost: Amateur writers using AI tools produced stories that were deemed more creative, but the research suggests the creativity of the group overall went down. Posted on 12 July 2024.

Stock market’s long-awaited Great Rotation needs to overcome this nagging worry: Stock market’s long-awaited Great Rotation needs to overcome this nagging worry MarketWatch Upcoming earnings will determine whether the stock market rotation is here to stay or a one-day wonder CNBC Will Small Caps Lead The Bull Run Now? Investor's Business Daily The Others Finally Rally, but Is…. Posted on 13 July 2024.

Are Intel's i9-13900k's and -14900k's Crashing at a Higher Rate?: "Intel's problems with unstable 13th-gen and 14th-gen high-end CPUs appear to run deeper than we thought," writes TechRadar, "and a new YouTube video diving into these gremlins will do little to calm any fears that buyers of Raptor Lake Core i9 processors (and its subsequent refresh) have. Posted on 13 July 2024.

Georgia leads toward a nuclear future with its first operating reactor: Georgia Power Co. announced one of its two new reactors reached self-sustaining nuclear fission on Monday. Posted on 07 March 2023.

Panda ant: The wasps whose black and white females have giant stingers and parasitic babies: Panda ants are actually wasps masquerading as an adorable ant, with black and white females possessing stingers half as long as their entire bodies. Posted on 13 July 2024.


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 13: moderate rain

    10 ° - 12 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sun 14: moderate rain

    11 ° - 15 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 73 %
  • Mon 15: scattered clouds

    10 ° - 15 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 29 %
  • Tue 16: light rain

    12 ° - 14 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 98 %
  • Wed 17: light rain

    11 ° - 15 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Thu 18: moderate rain

    12 ° - 14 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 79 %
  • Fri 19: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 52 %
  • Sat 20: light rain

    10 ° - 14 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 66 %
  • Sun 21: light rain

    10 ° - 16 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Mon 22: light rain

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 58 %
  • Tue 23: sky is clear

    11 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 24: broken clouds

    11 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 73 %
  • Thu 25: moderate rain

    13 ° - 15 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 95 %
  • Fri 26: moderate rain

    12 ° - 14 ° Wind 12 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sat 27: light rain

    10 ° - 12 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sun 28: light rain

    8 ° - 13 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 35 %