[UPDATED] Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Has Just Suffered a Crash During Test Flight [Developing]

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo spaceplane-designed for space tourism-has just crashed. Virgin Galactic has been keeping everyone apprised of the situation via Twitter: UPDATE:Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of #SpaceShipTwo earlier today. (1 of 4) – Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014 During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo.

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Consultoria de Segurança – Severidade Média – Plugin do WordPress WP eCommerce

By on . Consultoria para: Plugin do WordPress WP eCommerce Risco de Segurança: Média (DREAD score : 6/10) Nível de Exploração: Fácil/Remota Vulnerability: Vazamento de Informação e bypass do controle de acesso Versão Corrigida: 3.8.14.4 Se você estiver usando o famoso plugin do WordPress WP eCommerce (2,9 milhões de downloads), você deve atualizá-lo imediatamente.

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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo experiences an ‘in-flight anomaly’

A spaceship that has promised to shuttle hundreds of paying customers to space when it begins commercial flights next year experienced an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight on Friday. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo had taken off at 12:19 p.m. ET from Mojave, CA for what the company was calling a “Halloween treat.”

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C-SPAN professes bewilderment over spat with White House

C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortman tells the Erik Wemple Blog that the public affairs network has received scant-to-no cooperation from the White House over the four years since it engaged in a spat with key presidential aides over video footage. “We’ve always been bewildered by this incident,” Mortman said yesterday afternoon.

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Slack Confirms $120M Fundraise Led By Google Ventures And KPCB At $1.12B Valuation

Slack, the enterprise collaboration platform co-founded by Stewart Butterfield, today confirmed that it has closed a $120 million round of funding, co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Ventures with the participation of past investors including A16Z, Accel Partners and The Social+Capital Partnership. We first reported on this fundraise last week.

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Facebook wants you to vote on Tuesday. Here’s how it messed with your feed in 2012.

On Election Day, political campaigns, candidates, consultants, and pollsters pay close attention to who votes and why-and so does Facebook. For the past six years, on every national Election Day, the social-networking behemoth has pushed out a tool-a high-profile button that proclaims “I’m Voting” or “I’m a Voter”-designed to encourage Facebook users to vote.

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The Next Big Thing for Sync is Coming: Client Dashboard Sneak Peek – iThemes

We’ve been hard at work on a huge new feature for Sync Pro and we’re excited to share a sneak peek. Introducing Client Dashboard, a new way to control what clients see when they log in to their WordPress dashboard. Ever wish you could have more control over what your clients see when they log in to their WordPress dashboard?

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Spotting Malicious Injections in Otherwise Benign Code

By on . Being able to spot suspicious code, and then determine whether it is benign or malicious is a very important skill for a security researcher. Every day we scan through megabytes of HTML, JS and PHP. It’s quite easy to miss something bad, especially when it doesn’t visually stick out and follows patterns of a legitimate code.

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Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: November 2014 – Smashing Magazine

We always try our best to challenge your artistic abilities and produce some interesting, beautiful and creative artwork. And as designers we usually turn to different sources of inspiration. As a matter of fact, we’ve discovered the best one- desktop wallpapers that are a little more distinctive than the usual crowd.

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Yes, ‘Aspergery’ Is a Slur and It’s Time to Stop Using It

Jeffrey Goldberg’s column in The Atlantic detailing the Obama administration increasingly frosty relationship with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent geopolitical tongues wagging. Details of administration officials’ list of private insults to describe Netanyahu include chickenshit, myopic, obtuse, blustering. But one description was abhorrent on a level far above politics: “Aspergery.”

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Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

Up to 12 million websites may have been compromised by attackers who took advantage of a bug in the widely used Drupal software. The sites use Drupal to manage web content and images, text and video. Drupal has issued a security warning saying users who did not apply a patch for a recently discovered bug should “assume” they have been hacked.

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I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On – And You’d Be, Too | Brennan Center for Justice

I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I am now the owner of a new “smart” TV, which promises to deliver streaming multimedia content, games, apps, social media, and Internet browsing.

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Asesor de Seguridad – Severidad Mediana – WP eCommerce Plugin de WordPress

By on . Asesor para: WordPress WP Plugin de comercio electrónico Riesgo de seguridad: Mediano (puntuación DREAD: 6/10) Nivel de explotación: Fácil / Remoto Vulnerabilidad: Información de fugas y de derivación de control de acceso. Versión parcheada: 3.8.14.4 Si usted está utilizando el popular plugin de WP de comercio electrónico de WordPress (2,900,000 descargas), usted debe actualizar de inmediato.

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Security Advisory – Medium Severity – WP eCommerce WordPress Plugin

By on . Advisory for: WordPress WP eCommerce Plugin Security Risk: Medium (DREAD score : 6/10) Exploitation level: Easy/Remote Vulnerability: Information leak and access control bypass. Patched Version: 3.8.14.4 If you’re using the popular WP eCommerce WordPress plugin (2,900,000 downloads), you should update it right away.

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AppPresser Debuts Reactor: A WordPress-Powered Mobile App Creator Built with the WP JSON REST API

The folks behind AppPresser, the first mobile app development framework for WordPress, generated some buzz at WordCamp San Francisco with live demos of their upcoming Reactor product. When AppPresser was launched in January, it was groundbreaking in terms of demonstrating the power of WordPress as an application platform.

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Jetpack 3.2 Released, Introduces New Site Logo Feature for Theme Developers

Jetpack 3.2 was quietly released yesterday with a host of new enhancements for self-hosted WordPress sites. Following up on 3.1’s total re-branding of the plugin, 3.2 comes with speed improvements and better caching for related posts. This release introduces the new ‘Site Logo’ feature that was added to WordPress.com themes in late July.

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Pre-traumatic stress syndrome: Climate trauma survival tips

by Judith Curry Climate depression is real. Just ask a scientist. – Madeleine Thomas Wow. Here I was, hard at work on my long promised post on clouds, and I spotted this article on twitter. Much easier to write about this one than about clouds. At Grist, Madeleine Thomas has penned an article Climate depression…

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Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland

An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state.

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How to Replace ‘Enter title here’ Text in WordPress

Last updated on by Editorial Staff WordPress displays ‘Enter title here’ placeholder text in the title field when you create a new post. Recently one of our users asked if they can replace it with their own placeholder text. This is particularly useful when you are using custom post types or creating a custom CMS for clients.

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