The powers that be are taking the pop out of Bubble Wrap because they hate us

Further proof that corporations are pure evil: they’re killing Bubble Wrap. According to the Wall Street Journal , Bubble Wrap sales are falling amongst new competition in the market. Sealed Air Corp., inventors of Bubble Wrap (the gift that keeps on giving), are revamping their packing product to appeal to space-conscious manufacturers.

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Real-time content analysis for better SEO * Yoast

The best way to improve someone’s SEO content writing, is to let him do it, and then give real-time feedback. Ever since its first release in 2011, the page analysis functionality in WordPress SEO has always worked when you saved the post. We’re about to change that, and make it real-time.

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WooMattic Deal Is Officially Complete

Yesterday marked the official closing of the acquisition of WooThemes by Automattic! After several months of due diligence, we inked the deal in the middle of May and were waiting for closing items to be completed. One of the biggest items on the closing agenda was the approval from SARB.

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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

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Comments should be turned off on pages by default

In the vast majority of use cases, you do not want comments turned on for pages. We should turn them off by default and save site builders everywhere some agony. Making comment_status = closed for pages by default. Adding a unit test for that. Making comment_status = closed and ping_status = closed for pages by default.

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