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Today's quotable quote: Sigfried Hulzer: There is a country in Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal.

This day in history: 19 June 2024: The First Father's Day (1910). Father's Day is a day set apart in many countries for honoring fathers. In the US, UK, and Canada, it is observed on the third Sunday in June. The idea for a father's day originated when Sonora Louise Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, heard a sermon on Mother's Day in 1909 and was inspired to create a date to honor fathers like her own, a Civil War veteran. Through her efforts, the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane in 1910.


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

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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

AI-controlled batteries unlock 10% more capacity and 25% longer life: The AI-BMS-on-chip "unlocks" an additional 10% capacity from a battery and extends the battery's life by as much as 25%. Posted on 19 June 2024.

MFT camera system brings AI-driven photography to smartphones: London startup Photogram has announced the start of shipping to pre-order buyers of the Alice Camera – a Micro Four Thirds camera system with AI-driven computational photography that mounts to a smartphone running a companion app, for the best of both worlds. Posted on 18 June 2024.

Publisher Of ‘Carcassonne’ Sends C&D Notices Over Use Of The Word ‘Meeple’: If you’re in any way interested in tabletop board games, you will likely be familiar with the term “meeple. Posted on 19 June 2024.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Wed 19: light rain

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 33 %
  • Thu 20: broken clouds

    12 ° - 17 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 65 %
  • Fri 21: overcast clouds

    13 ° - 16 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sat 22: overcast clouds

    14 ° - 19 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 85 %
  • Sun 23: sky is clear

    14 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %

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.

Jon Kleinberg named to American Philosophical Society: Jon Kleinberg is one of 37 new members from diverse fields to be selected for membership in the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the U. Posted on 14 June 2024.

‘Encryption is deeply threatening to power’: Meredith Whittaker of messaging app Signal: The woman in charge of the secure communication channel remains implacably opposed to the ‘disease’ of surveillance – and concerned about the sharing of personal dataMeredith Whittaker practises what she preaches. Posted on 19 June 2024.

Astronomers detect sudden awakening of black hole 1m times mass of sun: Mysterious brightening of distant galaxy believed to be caused by material falling into huge black holeThe mysterious brightening of a galaxy far, far away has been traced to the heart of the star system and the sudden awakening of a giant black hole 1m times more massive than the sun. Posted on 19 June 2024.

The best Roborock vacuums of 2024: Expert tested and reviewed: I've tested the best Roborock robot vacuums and mops to help you find the best one for your home. Posted on 19 June 2024.

Are animals conscious? How new research is changing minds: A series of experiments have led a number of scientists to say animals may be conscious. Posted on 15 June 2024.

'Metroid Prime 4' Gets a Release Date After Years of Troubled Development: Metroid Prime 4: Beyond has a release date and a new gameplay trailer, both of which were announced at Tuesday's Nintendo Direct. Posted on 18 June 2024.

‘Shadow of the Erdtree’ is a confounding delight that wants to kill you with kindness: You'll need a hug after Shadow of the Erdtree gets its claws around you. Posted on 18 June 2024.

Ultrasound beam triggers 'nanodroplets' to deliver drugs at exactly the right spot: Conventional drug delivery is often like cracking a nut with a sledgehammer. Posted on 19 June 2024.

Nvidia, with $3.34 Trillion Market Cap, Becomes Most Valuable Company: The chip maker’s stock price has jumped over the last year thanks to its stranglehold on the market for the chips needed to build A. Posted on 19 June 2024.

Do you really need to put down 20% when buying a home? Pros and cons: It may be the standard down payment, but that does not mean it's the right amount for you. Posted on 19 June 2024.

On Titan Submersible Anniversary, World Rethinks Deep Sea Exploration: A year after the first deaths of divers who ventured into the ocean’s sunless depths, an industry wrestles with new challenges for piloted submersibles and robotic explorers. Posted on 19 June 2024.

Deciphered 1,600-year-old manuscript reveals new clues about a young Jesus: Researchers say some ancient writing on a scrap of papyrus, that went unnoticed for years, is part of the earliest surviving copy of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Posted on 18 June 2024.

Fengate Asset Management acquires over two-thirds stake in eStruxture, which operates data centers in 15 locations in four Canadian cities, in a $1.3B deal: . Posted on 19 June 2024.

Meta Has Created a Way To Watermark AI-Generated Speech: An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: Meta has created a system that can embed hidden signals, known as watermarks, in AI-generated audio clips, which could help in detecting AI-generated content online. Posted on 19 June 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.

8 stone catapult shots linked to King Henry III discovered at besieged British castle: Eight stone catapult shots used during the siege of Kenilworth Castle, which lasted 172 days in the 13th century, were unearthed in "perfect" condition. Posted on 18 June 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

  • Wed 19: light rain

    12 ° - 16 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 33 %
  • Thu 20: broken clouds

    12 ° - 17 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 65 %
  • Fri 21: overcast clouds

    13 ° - 16 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Sat 22: overcast clouds

    14 ° - 19 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 85 %
  • Sun 23: sky is clear

    14 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Mon 24: light rain

    14 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 1 %
  • Tue 25: sky is clear

    13 ° - 17 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 26: sky is clear

    13 ° - 19 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 27: overcast clouds

    16 ° - 24 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 96 %
  • Fri 28: broken clouds

    19 ° - 24 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 70 %
  • Sat 29: light rain

    16 ° - 21 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 81 %
  • Sun 30: light rain

    13 ° - 15 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 99 %
  • Mon 01: light rain

    10 ° - 14 ° Wind 13 km/h / Clouds 64 %
  • Tue 02: light rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 72 %
  • Wed 03: light rain

    13 ° - 15 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 94 %
  • Thu 04: moderate rain

    12 ° - 15 ° Wind 14 km/h / Clouds 96 %