A video of a bitcoin mining rig on an oil well got thousands of retweets and replies, criticizing it for destroying the planet—but it’s not that simple.
— Read on www.vice.com/en/article/dy8b9y/natural-gas-oil-bitcoin-mining-rig-viral-video
Radiative Cooling and Solar Heating From One System – No Electricity Needed
— Read on scitechdaily.com/radiative-cooling-and-solar-heating-from-one-system-no-electricity-needed/
An interesting article on Science Alert about how cellular biology is influenced by magnetic fields. This can trigger cellular reactions that, in theory, can influence biological behavior. It is a theory in how living things, like migratory birds, can detect Earth’s magnetic fields and navigate using them.
The past few days have been spent diagnosing various email delivery issues from the AWS web cluster that is running our WordPress plugin store as well as our SaaS locator platform. During this process email routing was pushed from the servers through the AWS Simple Email System. SNS notifications were enabled to monitor the progress and provide some insight as to what was happening on the send mail side of things.
Not far into the mission something odd was showing up. Email delivery notifications were being transmitted from our documentation server — a basic WordPress install with almost no plugins running and a simplified theme. Yet in the “delivered” stack of SNS notifications there were random email addresses being spammed every 30-60 seconds.
The Culprit? Jetpack
Turns out the documentation site has Jetpack installed. It also has the default settings for the publicize sharing enabled. This includes email sharing.
After a good bit of research it was found that the mailing subsytem was being exploited through the front end interface for sharing a post via email. The Postfix mail logs provide immediate evidence of this.Read More