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Today's quotable quote: Milton Berle: I know why Superman left Krypton. Earth was the only place he could get steroids!

This day in history: 24 February 2024: The Battle of Los Angeles (1942). The "Battle of Los Angeles" is the name given by contemporary sources to the imaginary enemy attack and subsequent anti-aircraft artillery barrage that took place over Los Angeles, California, just months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Reports of an imminent strike on the city led to the sounding of air raid sirens, the imposition of a blackout, and the firing of 1,400 shells at supposed Japanese aircraft, killing several US civilians.


History Unleashed

#AncientRome #Colosseum, 08 February 2024

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#AncientRome #Colosseum


Beautiful Places

Sagrada Família, Barcelona <3, 07 February 2024

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Sagrada Família, Barcelona <3



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

graaffreinetadvertiser.com, 31 December 2023

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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.


The Music Man

During a sold out Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles the audience had no idea that they were about to be treated to a very rare, and also very random, performance. Taylor said, "this singer, she's only ever played in coffee houses before" much to the confusion of the audience, but it all became clear when she introduced, "Miss Phoebe Buffay" (Lisa Kudrow). Lisa walked on stage in character as Phoebe and performed "Smelly Cat" alongside Taylor and much to the delight of Friends fans, Phoebe stopped the superstar singer halfway through and explained how you sing "Smelly Cat" properly. Watch video in comments below 👇, 23 November 2023

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During a sold out Taylor Swift concert in Los Angeles the audience had no idea that they were about to be treated to a very rare, and also very random, performance. Taylor said, "this singer, she's only ever played in coffee houses before" much to the confusion of the audience, but it all became clear when she introduced, "Miss Phoebe Buffay" (Lisa Kudrow). Lisa walked on stage in character as Phoebe and performed "Smelly Cat" alongside Taylor and much to the delight of Friends fans, Phoebe stopped the superstar singer halfway through and explained how you sing "Smelly Cat" properly. Watch video in comments below 👇




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In the news

Potato chip breakthrough crunches cancer risk for healthier snack: In what many of us would consider a true public service to one of the world's best food groups, scientists have flicked the switch on a mechanism that causes cold-stored potatoes to produce the carcinogen acrylamide. Posted on 23 February 2024.

Italian exoskeleton gets disabled users walking and standing: A new robotic exoskeleton could allow people who have lost the use of their legs to stand up and even walk. Posted on 23 February 2024.

Fifth Circuit Un-Sticks It To The Man (Again) Says Cops Can’t Be Sued For Raiding The Wrong House: The cop-friendliest circuit in the United States has done it again. Posted on 24 February 2024.


Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Sat 24: light rain

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 75 %
  • Sun 25: light rain

    17 ° - 20 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 79 %
  • Mon 26: sky is clear

    15 ° - 25 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 27: sky is clear

    16 ° - 28 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 28: light rain

    18 ° - 29 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 51 %

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News (continued)

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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.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 28 December 2021.

‘We milked the hell out of it’: what happens after local food places go viral?: Social media sensations such as the Spudman, Binley Mega Chippy, Get Baked and Wakey Wines cope with the crowds – and the falloutBen Newman, also known as the Spudman, spends as much time posing for selfies these days as he does selling jacket potatoes from his van in the middle of Tamworth. Posted on 24 February 2024.

‘Very rare’ clay figurine of Mercury discovered at Roman site in Kent: Previously unknown settlement in Small Hythe was once an important infrastructure linkA “very rare” clay figurine of the god Mercury, one of fewer than 10 ever found in Britain, has been discovered at a previously unknown Roman settlement that once sat next to a busy port – but is now 10 miles from the sea. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Meta Quest 3 review: The VR headset most people should buy in 2024: The Meta Quest 3 brings meaningful hardware upgrades across the board, with notable software updates that have kept it more relevant than ever in 2024. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown': The history-making robot likely caught its foot on contact with the lunar surface and fell sideways. Posted on 23 February 2024.

Odysseus Marks the First US Moon Landing in More Than 50 Years: A Houston-based company called Intuitive Machines made lunar history this week. Posted on 24 February 2024.

U.S. lunar lander is on its side with some antennas covered up, the company says: Odysseus — the first U. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Private US spacecraft is on its side on the moon with some antennas covered up, the company says: A private U.S. lunar lander tipped over at touchdown and ended up on its side near the moon's south pole, hampering communications, company officials said Friday. Posted on 24 February 2024.

A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men: Seeking social media stardom for their underage daughters, mothers post images of them on Instagram. Posted on 24 February 2024.

How investors can avoid a lost decade for stocks whenever the tech bubble pops: None As the Magnificent Seven giants keep gaining, concerns of stock-market concentration are rising. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Moon Lander Is Lying on Its Side but Still Functional, Officials Say: The Odysseus spacecraft was drifting horizontally as it set down, and a landing strut may have hit an obstacle on the surface. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Study provides most detailed analysis yet of how baleen whales produce sound: Scientists have long struggled to study how whales produce sound. Posted on 23 February 2024.

Top 3 global exchange ByBit, lists CSPR with a 3,800,000 CSPR prize pool: a future-proofed L1 blockchain built for DeFi and upgradability has been welcomed onto ByBit, a leading global cryptocurrency exchange with 20 million global users. Posted on 24 February 2024.

Odysseus Moon Lander 'Tipped Over On Touchdown': On Thursday, the Odysseus Moon lander made history by becoming the first ever privately built and operated robot to complete a soft lunar touchdown. Posted on 24 February 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.

'Everything has changed since Apollo': Why landing on the moon is still incredibly difficult in 2024: More than 50 years after the Apollo era, major governments and well-funded private companies still struggle with lunar landing missions. Posted on 23 February 2024.

Meet the scientist at the center of the covid lab leak controversy: On a foggy morning in early February last year, dozens of journalists from around the world gathered outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Posted on 09 February 2022.


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 24: light rain

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 75 %
  • Sun 25: light rain

    17 ° - 20 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 79 %
  • Mon 26: sky is clear

    15 ° - 25 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 27: sky is clear

    16 ° - 28 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 28: light rain

    18 ° - 29 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 51 %
  • Thu 29: light rain

    20 ° - 26 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Fri 01: sky is clear

    19 ° - 24 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 3 %
  • Sat 02: broken clouds

    19 ° - 23 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 79 %
  • Sun 03: broken clouds

    18 ° - 21 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 58 %
  • Mon 04: light rain

    18 ° - 22 ° Wind 14 km/h / Clouds 100 %
  • Tue 05: scattered clouds

    17 ° - 22 ° Wind 13 km/h / Clouds 26 %
  • Wed 06: sky is clear

    17 ° - 24 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 7 %
  • Thu 07: few clouds

    17 ° - 25 ° Wind 4 km/h / Clouds 11 %
  • Fri 08: sky is clear

    18 ° - 22 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 1 %
  • Sat 09: light rain

    17 ° - 21 ° Wind 10 km/h / Clouds 95 %
  • Sun 10: light rain

    18 ° - 20 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 68 %