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Thunderbird 24 Is Days Away, Mozilla Gets Back To Work

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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Final Term: A 2013 Spin on a 1978 Relic

The terminal emulator.  Perhaps the most important tool in any one person’s arsenal for accessing systems remotely and locally.  Unix and Linux admins would be lost without one; but despite it’s usefulness, little has been done to modernize the experience.  Until now. Enter Final Term.  The sexiest damn terminal you’ve ever seen.  With progress bars! 

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Going All the Way: GPL’ing Our Theme

If you’ve been vising our site for awhile now (thanks, by the way), you’ve certainly noticed that things have been looking a little less…terrible, as of late. We’ve been working on turning “The Powerbase” into a more modern and aesthetically pleasing site, and the recent change of theme is a major step in that direction. While we’re

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GitHub Graciously Helps Female Programmers Cower In Fear

It’s no secret that the tech world has historically been a boys club. Programmers, engineers, hackers, makers; the majority of them are all male. Any females who wander into the fray tend to be ostracized, or perhaps even worse, garner so much unwanted attention that they are treated more like a sideshow than a colleague. The

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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

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Open Source Software Brings Classic Gaming To Your Browser

By combining multiple open source projects, some know how, and a love for retro gaming, developer Aleksander Guryanov has been able to bring the groundbreaking real time strategy (RTS) game Dune II into modern web browsers. While unquestionably a fun diversion for classic gaming aficionados, this project is more importantly an excellent demonstration of the incredible capability

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