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Comment: That's WordPress in a nutshell (Score 5, Insightful) 296

by Wrexs0ul (#48872329) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?

WordPress is the store-bought bread solution. Does what most people need, is advanced enough that most work can be done through the admin GUI, and plugins are easy enough to build that a fellow by-hand person can figure them out without too much difficulty.

The only caveat I'd put on using WordPress is that you need to treat updates like you would on Windows: make sure your WordPress core and plugins are always up to date. Its huge user-base means there's a lot more hackers running automated exploits that'll bog-down a web hosting server if you get compromised, and that might get your account suspended. On our shared hosting we're now recommending clients install WordPress via Installatron (a cPanel addon) and have it automatically patch everything by default.

Simpler sites, but more OS-level issues from going mainstream.


US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax 661

Posted by samzenpus
from the who's-to-blame dept.
sciencehabit writes The U.S. Senate's simmering debate over climate science has come to a full boil today, as lawmakers prepare to vote on measures offered by Democrats that affirm that climate change is real—with one also noting that global warming is not "a hoax." In an effort to highlight their differences with some Republicans on climate policy, several Democrats have filed largely symbolic amendments to a bill that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. They are designed to put senators on the record on whether climate change is real and human-caused.

Comment: Re:Didn't we have this discussion... (Score 1) 289

by Mashiki (#48858379) Attached to: Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

They tried this in Canada with thermocams. The supreme court hit them so hard on that being a warrantless search that crown attorneys and police services across Canada are still smarting over it. There is precedent, and legal justifications are often carried from other countries on things like this.

Comment: (Score 1) 331

by Mashiki (#48845319) Attached to: Lies, Damn Lies, and Tech Diversity Statistics

Really, I'm leaning the same way but if they question is how stupid do you have to be do to it. As well hotwheels has something up as well, telling mootles to talk to him about something a mod or couple of mods sent him. A lot of stuff flying around the biggest theory is that the ddos against infinite chan was done by a group of mods with his consent. Whether or not that holds true, we'll find out in the next day and a half.

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