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This is really exciting move. I wonder if this would make compiling the .NET core easier in OSX and Linux?

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> We will be adding Linux and Mac support soon (perhaps with your help!) so you can use MSBuild to build the open source .NET projects on your preferred platform.

looks like it

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Interestingly, Roslyn already includes its own parsing/handling of visual studio solution files: http://source.roslyn.codeplex.com/#Microsoft.CodeAnalysis.Wo...

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Which is built on the MSBuild API. Which makes it a bit annoying to use without the pre-release Visual Studio right now, as Roslyn is built against an MSBuild assembly that doesn't exist on my machine.

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See https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/212

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Yeah, LICECAP is great. I have taken to using it for providing UI/UX feedback on Design. Just make the GIF, drag into github discussion for the issue or Pull Request. Done. :) It removes a lot of hassle of reproducing the errors for designers from verbal or written instructions. Keycastr is also a good addition to the set of tools, as it can show the exact commands you were entering too.

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I think the key insight here is the availability of Message Analyzer app -- I haven't used it but that's a good alternative that's supported than the hoops you sometimes have to join to run Wireshark.

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Look at it closely. It's neat, but it is different from the frame-oriented approach of Wireshark / Network Monitor. It's great, but... different.

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Yeah, I'd still prefer Wireshark but this is useful to know about for a variety of situations where it'd perhaps be worthwhile to see something.. if only Microsoft just exported to pcap :P

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Microsoft Message Analyzer can do the translation for you.

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Yes and frustratingly they have deprecated Network Mon at version 3.4 in favour of Message Analyser, so grab a copy while you still can.

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This is a great response and I wish more scientists held publications accountable to their reporting. MIT Tech Review, Popular Science and Mechanics are read by a lot of people -- both literate in the your discipline and not, it's worthwhile to point the more nuanced view than what a 1000 word magazine article can point out. I've personally found reporting by ArsTechnica on recent security issues a good model. Wired occasionally comes through but has similar problems like this. Nautilus has its own biases but in general is good. I don't think bad reporting in these cases is necessarily out of malice but the lack of background on reporter's side on your field. And, perhaps sheer laziness. Remember when you procrastinated on writing that long overdue paper, I'd imagine reporters aren't immune to that too ;)

Convolutional Neural Nets are getting to a hype-level that I find pretty scary. We don't want another AI winter because people expect way too much too early without understanding the domain, only to lead to receeded interest in the field. Honest evaluation and crediting is invaluable to ensuring that.

Also --> What if there were a "rapgenius" for paper/article reviews where these comments from trusted sources can be curated and commented on? Not sure about viability, etc.. but could be interesting.

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Genius is currently building a tool to achieve exactly this. It's in beta as we speak, just put genius.com/ before any article URL to see an annotated version of it. For eaxmple, here's an annotated version of a "Eloquent Javascript" chapter [1]. If you want beta access get an account and shoot me a message there [2].

We* have been annotating tech articles/papers for a while though, they were stored in a sub-sub-channel of Rap Genius though and didn't get as much exposure. The best example is teh analysis of NewsWeek's story "The Face Behind Bitcoin" [3].

[1] http://genius.com/eloquentjavascript.net/05_higher_order.htm...

[2] http://genius.com/fanahova

[3] http://genius.com/Leah-mcgrath-goodman-the-face-behind-bitco...

*I don't work at Genius, but I've been an editor/mod/intern for the past 2-3 years working on various things including Tech Genius.

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Interesting, the analysis of NewsWeek story is pretty much what I was anticipating. It seems the Genius ecosystem has grown a fair amount since last I looked at it. I'd definitely like an account. Messaged you on Genius.

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That's very cool. If people make a habit of using this, this could be really handy for annotating programming tutorials. Just modified the HN bookmarklet to make a new bookmarklet to reload the current page in Genius:

http://acjay.github.io/genius_bookmarklet.html

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Haha great minds think alike! We've got a bookmarklet already: http://genius.com/bookmarklet (you can only see the page if you're a beta tester) and a chrome extension coming that will tell you when you browse to a page that's already been annotated and let you switch to the annotated version. It's pretty cool stuff!

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Surprisingly or not, Marc Andreessen did a bit of annotating on that Bitcoin article.

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Well reddit/HN has exactly this function for me. Sometimes I google the article title to get a reddit discussion. Specially in the more specialized subreddits (e.g. ComputerVision, Crypto, Mathematics) the discussion is very good.

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See http://hypothes.is/ for an open-source annotation-tools project with a lot of big minds behind it.

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Oh wow, this is actually perfect if it takes off - open standards, and straightforward from what I can tell.

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That's just way too specific to be an accident, wonder what the story is..

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I wouldn't be surprised to hear that they did put that url into their robots.txt because it is a search result page generated by a bot and that has been visited and indexed by Googleā€¦

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I'm not up to date on how google's current search indexing algorithm works. Supposing someone has a lot of bots that post links to `extra-small-teen-pony` or some other /sr query on nordstrom.com from other sites - would google index that?

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If they threw a custom 404 that reports 200. That's how I assumed those phone number lookup sites work.

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It looks more likely that someone's learning Go and going through the crawler example in the tutorials. Of course I may be wrong here. The trigger for me was the term "Fetcher" here.. http://tour.golang.org/#73

Fun exercise though.

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As a former employee, that was my first thought when I read the post too. Every once in a while, I would stay late there and work on a little personal project for fun there. Sometimes one of my friends would be working late, and I'd just keep him/her company. After all, if I'm just going to do the same thing at home, I might as well take advantage of coding on my big monitor and comfy chair...

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IMHO, a big couch is better than a comfy chair.

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It would be awesome if a "weasel words" highlighter or filter were to be added too. I have found that just removing some of these words from writing tends to have significant improvement in the clarity of writing. http://matt.might.net/articles/shell-scripts-for-passive-voi...

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Any plans for supporting LXC or similar container solutions. They're much cheaper on the server side if you want to host a solution like this.

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Yep. Linux for Workgroups is the official name too. ;) http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Linux-for-Workgroups-...

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I check if there's indeed a mail server in DNS to avoid the hassle of waiting for potentially slow SMTP servers to respond - for most cases, it works and I end up catching bogus email addresses from the domain names themselves.

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A MX record is not necessary for a host to be able to receive email.

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Note that that library can also check for an MX server. It goes Valid string -> MX exists -> User exists (you can choose to only check for MX, or only for valid string).

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Really? How is mail routed then?

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It should fall back to a A record. That's not exactly best practice, but if you're compliant that is something that you should be able to handle.

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