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Microsoft Buys GitHub, and Some People Are Pissed

Microsoft is officially buying Github, the internet’s largest source code repository, for a cool $7.5 billion in stock, with Microsoft VP Nat Friedman assuming the role of GitHub’s CEO. The acquisition isn’t without its detractors, who say they are already ditching GitHub and looking elsewhere. Concern over GitHub’s management in the future, along with Microsoft’s checquered past with open source, might be the biggest hurdle the company has to overcome. Read More >>

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Microsoft Reportedly Set to Acquire GitHub, Deal Could Happen Later Today

Microsoft has reportedly agreed to acquire code repository GitHub, according to Bloomberg. The apparent deal, which neither company has publicly confirmed, could happen as soon as today. Terms of the deal are still unknown. Read More >>

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GitHub Tells Some Users It Accidentally Stored Their Passwords in Plain Text But Hey, NBD

Code repository GitHub warned “a select number of users” on Tuesday that due to a flaw in its password reset system, the company had stored their passwords in plain text on internal logs. Read More >>

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GitHub, Struck by Record-Breaking DDoS, Walks It Off

Yesterday, the internet’s favourite code repository, GitHub, was hit by a record 1.35-terabyte-per-second denial-of-service attack—the most powerful recorded so far. Yet, the website only endured a few minutes of intermittent downtime. Read More >>

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For True Cyber Security, Using a USB Firewall Is Essential

While trojans and email phishing still feature prominently in hacker toolkits, getting into a system IRL is one of the most effective methods a truly determined hacker can use. Using a USB firewall could be your best defence. Read More >>

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Nyan Cat on Your TouchBar Is the Easiest Way to Justify Buying a New MacBook Pro

Apple packed its latest event with countless examples of why the new TouchBar feature on its updated MacBook Pro will make your life inconceivably better. But the company should have just started and finished with this Nyan Cat animation that flies across the new touch-sensitive display strip. Read More >>

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Use This Predictive Text Generator To Write Internet Fanfiction 

“Batman isn’t paid to destroy crime corners. He is actually attracted to the crimes and also The Penguin.” Read More >>

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Apollo 11’s Source Code Is A Surprisingly Hilarious Artefact Now Online

One of the most surprising things about the Apollo 11 guidance computer source code isn’t just the sheer size of it, but rather the amount of in-jokes that scientists included with it. Read More >>

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Google Has its Own Alternative to GitHub: Cloud Source Repositories

If you work with code every day, you’re likely used to GitHub. It's a place to store code with all the revision history you ever need. Now, though, Google has its own take on the service, open as a beta release for you to use for free. Read More >>

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There Is Blatant Racist and Sexist Language Hiding in Open Source Code

GitHub is an exceptionally popular open-source community where any developer can find code for pretty much anything. But there's a problem — some of that code contains extremely offensive racist, sexist, and homophobic, language. Read More >>

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Can This Girl Find Love on a Coding Website?

It's not totally unlike online dating but Noriko Higashi, a programmer at a social gaming company, posted a request for a boyfriend on GitHub, the social coding platform, outlining what she wants in a partner. If you can code, you have a chance at love. Bonus points for running your own server. Read More >>