WordPress Vulnerability Affecting Mobiles

WordPress Vulnerability Affecting Mobiles

I just want to pass on knowledge of this vulnerability, detected by AVAST, whereby mobile device users are susceptible to redirection. They can be redirected to a malicious web site from WorbPress blogs where the blogger is using a plugin called OptimizePress.

Read all about it in this AVAST Blog Post published on 17th April 2014.

The malicious web site is at http://149.154.152.129 (I have not linked to it.)

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Unblocking My Wash Basin Drain

Unblocking My Wash Basin Drain

Introduction

I recently noticed the waste water leaving my bathroom wash basin was taking more time than usual to drain away. Realising this meant a total blockage may be imminent, I set to work dismantling the waste pipe and bottle trap so that I could begin unblocking my wash basin drain. Boy was there some gunge to clear out.

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A Meteor Narrowly Missed A Skydiver

A Meteor Narrowly Missed A Skydiver

A Meteor Narrowly Missed A Skydiver

A meteor narrowly missed a skydiver, Anders Helstrup in 2012, when it  passed him after he opened his parachute whilst skydiving above Hedmark, Norway. It was all captured on his helmet cam.

The “dark flight” meteor (called that because it was not glowing hot) is thought to have broken off a larger meteor higher in the atmosphere. It was considered to be the first time such a meteor has been captured on video.

My featured image is has been enhanced using PhotoZoom Pro 5 by BenVista.

You can read all about it and see the video here.

parcel scales

ABCON® PostShip® Parcel Scales

Introduction

I found these ABCON® PostShip® parcel scales in COSTCO, Derby. They seem to be a parcel shipment persons dream.

parcel scales

Until I bought these ABCON® PostShip® parcel scales I had been using my wife’s Salter Electronic (Model No.3007) kitchen scales for weighing packages destined for the post.

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Opening Derby Train Station Forecourt

Opening Derby Train Station Forecourt With A Flash Mob

On 16th April 2013 Derby celebrated by way of dance to an appropriate tune “The Loco-Motion” from a Flash Mob while opening Derby Train Station Forecourt after months of disruption and a lot of money spent. See the video below:

Other dances were performed too (at least one other) and the opening ceremony can be seen here in the article published by the Derby Telegraph.

Dwarf Planets 1

We Have Another Dwarf Planet

Dwarf Planet 2012VP113

Astronomers have found another dwarf planet in the Solar System. This is a dwarf planet and it doesn’t have a real name yet. It just has a number ’2012 VP113′ as do so many dwarf planets in the region of space occupied by Pluto. It doesn’t seem long ago that there was just Pluto beyond Neptune but new dwarf planets are being discovered regularly. There is a long list of them (46) here by Mike Brown (not updated since 2008), but here is Mike Brown’s up to date list of Probable Plutoids (as of 27/03/2014) and other people’s submissions at Wikipedia.

What is a Plutoid?

Mike Brown has a Plutoid definition embedded in this article.

We all know it's a bit of a pain cycling up steep hills especially on your journey to work, but CycloCable gets bikes up that hill.

CycloCable Gets Bikes Up That Hill

CycloCable Gets Bikes Up That Hill

We all know it’s a bit of a pain cycling up steep hills especially on your journey to work, but CycloCable gets bikes up that hill.

Well the Norwegians have got that sorted, in Trondheim at least. Just watch this video:

You can see more detail about how the ‘CycloCable gets bikes up that hill’ at Gizmodo. Better still why not nip over to the Trampe Home Page to read more about the CycloCable® System.

From investigation and reason comes understanding.

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