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WORDPRESS TABLE BUG

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Pasting an HTML table into the text view of the editor in WordPress will display double lined boxes even for single line rows. This has been a bug extant even with WP 4.8. To circumvent this bug you need to add some inline style to each row. Add style=”line-height: 0;” to each <tr> and <th> …

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ADBLOCKER DEFENCES

This site, like most, use countermeasures to ensure that advertisements are displayed. This is an ad supported web site. PHP runs on the server so the adblock plug-in cannot find it. The blockers have no chance. By checking to see if a given advertisement container is modified, then a blocker is detected. The modification is …

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KERNEL 4.12

Linux Kernel 4.12 has been released. It may take some time for various distributions to get it ready for installation. Support for AMD Vega Support for NVIDIA Pascal Two new I/O schedulers Intel Atomic Mode is now enabled by default Two new I/O schedulers have also found a place in Linux kernel. These schedulers are …

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WORDPRESS 4.7.4 LINKS

For some reason WordPress 4.7.4 has made some changes to the way it handles advertising links. The problem arose with the abuse of target=”_blank” where it was termed reverse tab napping. We have not seen this reported so we suspect that is more a WordPress related problem. WordPress adds rel=”noreferrer noopener” to links using target=”_blank” which will …

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KERNEL 4.4.0 UPDATE

If you are using Linux there is a large update to the kernel with 4.4.0 to deal with some problems in the heap. A security audit noticed that elevated applications could access sensitive areas in the heap potentially causing some security problems. The stack used my processors can be configured to be range bound which …

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HIGHPOINT SSD7101A SSD CONTROLLER

The HighPoint SSD7101A is a PCI Express 3.0 x16 card with four M.2 slots on the card. Using the recent Samsung 2TB M.2 SSD cards, it’s possible to install four of them for a RAID0 array of 8TB. Such an array can achieve 16GB/s with fast enough SSD drives. The card routes each M.2 slot …

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WORDPRESS HTTP 304 ETAG HEADER PLUGIN

By deploying some additional code to your WordPress site, it can cut down on the need to have Google etc have to download every page on your site. The idea of HTTP 304 is to tell a search engine a given page is unchanged. By using a hash value, a tag called ETAG can be …

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NETGEAR RECALL

Netgear has reported that four of its product lines that use the Intel Atom C2000 line of processors may experience “higher-than-normal failure rates” and that it is contacting affected customers to assess whether replacement or repair is appropriate. ReadyNAS devices RN3130 and RN3138, and Wi-Fi managers WC7500 and WC7600v2 all have Atom C2000 processors. We …

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SHA-1 COLLISION

It took several years but researchers have finally beat SHA-1 and found it is easily possible to have 2 different documents with the game hash value. SHA-1 was officially deprecated by NIST in 2011 SHA-1 is widely used with HTTPS certificates in addition to many other applications. SHA-1 is also widely used for file integrity. Consider …

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SITEMAP NOW 50MB

We have noticed that sitemaps can now be 50MB up from the previous 10MB. The change was made to manage for longer URLs which are becoming more common with database driven sites. We use descriptive permalinks which make it easier for people to read when they wish to save a URL. The sitemap is still …

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