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How To Install Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04

So Microsoft released today its first application for Linux (I think).  It’s called Visual Studio Code and it supports the following languages: C++, jade, PHP, Python, XML, Batch, F#, DockerFile, Coffee Script, Java, HandleBars, R, Objective-C, PowerShell, Luna, Visual Basic, and Markdown. Announced at it’s Build Developer Conference., it purportedly will not only allow for […]

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Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To Work

Thunderbird, the mysteriously abandoned (sort-of) open source mail client makes its return on September 17th.  Faithful users have been marooned on version 17, receiving only maintenance tune-ups along the way, but that’s all set to change. So, what’s changed? In the Compose window, ctrl/cmd + and ctrl/cmd – now change the zoom setting rather than […]

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Blogger Claims Eric S. Raymond has “Severe Mental Problems”

Internet blogger Saurav Sengupta has recently published an article titled: “The Distance Between a Hacker and a Criminal“, where he claims that hackers, specifically Eric S. Raymond, are living their lives with undiagnosed mental disorders that could lead to schizophrenia or criminal behavior. Seriously. these people are mostly unknown outside their cocoons, although they take pride […]

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SpaceX Software Engineers to Answer Questions on Reddit

Software engineers from commercial space pioneer SpaceX will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) tomorrow at 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific), offering a rare glimpse into the inter-workings of this extremely successful company. Based on comments from SpaceX founder Elon Musk and SpaceX job listings, it’s known that their spacecraft’s avionics are written in C++ and run […]