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Today's quotable quote: A shout from chessmaster Aaron Nimzovich: How can I lose to such an idiot?

This day in history: 30 May 2024: Old West Outlaw Pearl Hart Robs a Stagecoach (1899). Hart was an American outlaw whose notoriety stemmed primarily from the fact that she was female. Her early life was fairly ordinary. She grew up wealthy and eloped at 16. In 1893, after seeing Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, she left her abusive husband and went west, where she acquired a taste for cigars, liquor, and morphine. In 1899, she helped rob a stagecoach, making away with over $400. She was apprehended, escaped, was recaptured, and then tried for her crimes.


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 🥹


World Beauties and Wonders

Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands. Built in 1593 during the 80 years war., 24 November 2023

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Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands. Built in 1593 during the 80 years war.

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In the news

ALS breakthrough: Synapse-regenerating pill moves to phase 2 human trials: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, called motor neurons, that control voluntary muscle movements like walking, talking, and breathing. Posted on 30 May 2024.

DARPA intends to wirelessly charge drones while in flight by power-beaming: Dr. Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas, had already received the Young Faculty Award from DARPA in 2021, giving her US$500,000 over two years for her project. Posted on 28 May 2024.

YouTuber Has Video Demonitized Over Washing Machine Chime: It should not be controversial to state that, as it stands today, YouTube’s ContentID platform for policing copyright on YouTube videos is hopelessly broken. Posted on 30 May 2024.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Thu 30: moderate rain

    13 ° - 16 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 72 %
  • Fri 31: overcast clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sat 01: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 61 %
  • Sun 02: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 35 %
  • Mon 03: light rain

    10 ° - 15 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 46 %

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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.

VR can help teachers better distribute their gaze: A multidisciplinary team of researchers tested several methods of data visualization in an immersive virtual reality classroom to give teachers a way to gauge how their gaze was distributed. Posted on 29 May 2024.

UK mother of boy who killed himself seeks right to access his social media: Ellen Roome says firms should be required to hand over data in case it can help parents understand why their child diedA woman whose 14-year-old son killed himself is calling for parents to be given the legal right to access their child’s social media accounts to help understand why they died. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Remains of horses buried 2,000 years ago found in central France: Archaeologists trying to determine whether animals were killed in battle or buried as part of a ritualFrench archaeologists have uncovered nine large graves containing the remains of horses from up to 2,000 years ago, in a find described as “extraordinary”. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Ready to upskill? Look to the edge (where it's not all about AI): While everyone's worrying about AI design and development, edge and IoT computing may be reshaping or creating even more technology opportunities. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Concern for Iceland town following new eruption: Grindavik's mayor says larger lava flows than usual are heading towards the largely abandoned area. Posted on 29 May 2024.

‘Largest Botnet Ever’ Tied to Billions in Stolen Covid-19 Relief Funds: The US says a Chinese national operated the “911 S5” botnet, which included computers worldwide and was used to file hundreds of thousands of fraudulent Covid claims and distribute CSAM, among other crimes. Posted on 29 May 2024.

OpenAI faces new scrutiny on AI safety: ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is confronting fresh questions about how seriously it treats AI safety. Posted on 29 May 2024.

Antibiotic pollution disrupts the gut microbiome and blocks memory in aquatic snails, study finds: Antibiotics prevent snails from forming new memories by disrupting their gut microbiome—the community of beneficial bacteria found in their guts. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Mark Zuckerberg is Popular Again Thanks to Meta’s Open-Source AI: After some trying years during which Mr. Posted on 30 May 2024.

American Airlines plane pushed from gate by 80 mph gusts at Dallas Fort Worth Airport: wild video: Powerful winds pushed a massive American Airlines plane from its gate at Dallas Fort Worth Airport Tuesday — as severe thunderstorms battered the state. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Apex, the Largest Stegosaurus Fossil Ever Found, Heads to Auction: The specimen, found by the paleontologist Jason Cooper, could be auctioned for millions of dollars by Sotheby’s. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Plastic junk? Researchers find tiny particles in men's testicles: The new study has scientists concerned that microplastics may be contributing to reproductive health issues. Posted on 22 May 2024.

Shiba Inu dangerously close to Cardano’s market cap: Can SHIB beat ADA?: None SHIB took a stab at ADA’s ranking with its recent price increases. Posted on 30 May 2024.

Wind and Solar Saved the US $250 Billion Over 4 Years, Report Finds: An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When used to generate power or move vehicles, fossil fuels kill people. Posted on 30 May 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.

'Dinky' asteroid imaged by NASA has ultra-rare double moon, study confirms: Researchers have proposed a model for how a double moon named Selam formed around the tiny asteroid Dinkinesh. Posted on 29 May 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

  • Thu 30: moderate rain

    13 ° - 16 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 72 %
  • Fri 31: overcast clouds

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sat 01: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 61 %
  • Sun 02: light rain

    11 ° - 14 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 35 %
  • Mon 03: light rain

    10 ° - 15 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 46 %
  • Tue 04: light rain

    13 ° - 16 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Wed 05: light rain

    13 ° - 17 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 11 %
  • Thu 06: light rain

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 86 %
  • Fri 07: light rain

    13 ° - 15 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 98 %
  • Sat 08: overcast clouds

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 96 %
  • Sun 09: sky is clear

    13 ° - 19 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Mon 10: broken clouds

    15 ° - 21 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 81 %
  • Tue 11: scattered clouds

    15 ° - 20 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 32 %
  • Wed 12: moderate rain

    13 ° - 17 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Thu 13: sky is clear

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 2 %
  • Fri 14: overcast clouds

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 99 %