Specular Spectacular NASA. The seas of Titan.
Has privatization failed Texas utility customers? Electric Light and Power
New York State Allows Water Grab DC Bureau. Sale of municipal water to fracker.
Cracks in the Stress Tests of European Banks Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
The German view of the Euro crisis Credit Writedowns
The Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability [PDF] Global Development and Environment Insitute
British banker held over double murder in Wan Chai flat South China Morning Post
Virgin Galactic Explosion
Why Suborbital Spaceflight Is So Difficult, and Dangerous Popular Mechanics
Tech execs running the commercial space race New Zealand Herald
Who’s Buying the Midterm Elections? A Bunch of Old White Guys The Nation. Career “progressive” identity politics at its most vacuous. There are a lot of old white guys. Very few of them can buy an election. Why is that?
Battle for the Senate Real Clear Politics
There’s Only One Thing at Stake in the Senate Race New York Magazine
If GOP Takes Senate Next Week, Expect The CIA Torture Report To Disappear TechDirt. Feh. Two words: Parliamentary immunity.
Candidates Struggle To Get Out Message As Local Media Withers David Sirota, IBT
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
For Man in Ebola Virus Cleanup, a History of Fraud New York Times. In the mortage mess. Naturally. Oh well. We all have to eat….
How long did it take to release this patch?
…The Drupal Security Team was informed of this issue in the third week of September of 2014. Given the severity of the issue, we debated about releasing it early. Our main concern was when people would have the time to perform the upgrade. Drupalcon Amsterdam started on September 29th meaning that many of our community members were busy preparing for that event. The week after Drupalcon is typically busy catching up from being at Drupalcon and then October 15th was the first regularly planned security release Wednesday. We felt that it would be better to use the regularly scheduled date which also happened to be the first date when the Drupal community would be likely to have time to focus on the upgrade.
Oh. So the “Drupal community” = “Those who can afford go to a trade show in Amsterdam.” Got it.
Food bland? Electric spoon zaps taste into every bite New Scientist
What’s Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance? New York Magazine
Self-imposed corporate regulations control workers but choke productivity Bill Mitchell. Dilbert was right.
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