Pumula Guest Farm Blog

Discussions on news of the area, Pumula Guest Farm and travelling in general. And other stuff the queen finds amusing.

Top 8 Technology Trends for 2020

Posted on Mon April 27, 2020.

Technology is now evolving at such a rapid pace that annual predictions of trends can seem out-of-date before they even go live as a published blog post or article. As technology evolves, it enables even faster change and progress, causing an acceleration of the rate of change, until eventually, it will become exponential.

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Wikipedia:Top 25 Report

Posted on Mon April 27, 2020.

About the Top 25 Report
The Top 25 Report is a curated weekly report of the 25 most popular articles on Wikipedia. Our archives cover January 2013 to the present. A Top 10 version of the Report usually also appears in the Wikipedia Signpost as the "Traffic Report".

This report is based on data derived from the WP:5000, an automated report of the most viewed 5000 Wikipedia pages. It is a curated report in order to provide commentary on the reasons why articles appear to be popular (which necessarily may include opinion; the Report is not in article space to which WP:NPOV applies), and to exclude articles for which high viewcounts appear to be overly influenced by non-human views. We also exclude the Main Page and non-article pages (such as script calls) which sometimes appear in the Top 5000. We furthermore exclude any red links; prior to 2016-AUG we produced WP:TOPRED, a weekly list of the most requested red links. Unfortunately a change in data source makes it impossible to generate such a list moving forward.

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30 Day Writing Challenge

Posted on Fri April 24, 2020.

Therapy

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Opinion - The case for not punishing drug users

Posted on Tue October 1, 2019.

"Strange, isn’t it, that none of us, when asked what we wanted to be when we were grown-up, answered “homeless, unemployed, alienated from society and addicted to crystal meth”. How does someone go from being a functional member of society to a drug addict on the fringes? What happens in between and what are the correct punishments, interventions or deterrents?"

Paul-Michael Keichel is a partner at Schindlers Attorneys and heads up its M&R cannabis law department. He was a speaker at the Mail & Guardian’s Cannabis: Legislation, Implications and Opportunities event in May

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Can we teach machines to be moral?

Posted on Tue October 1, 2019.

"No, and that’s a worry with the rise of Artificial Intelligence"

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