Day: March 24, 2020

Netflix isn’t giving away free subs due to coronavirus — it’s a scam

Nope, Netflix isn’t handing out free subscriptions to its streaming service due to the coronavirus outbreak — you’re probably being targeted in a phishing scam.

Users have taken to social media to report receiving suspicious texts, offering them “free passes” to the streaming service if they click a specific link. But while a freebie subscription might seem enticing in times of isolation, you might want to avoid the temptation to click: Netflix has nothing to do with these offers.

The company told Business Insider it has no involvement in the campaigns, even though the URL in the suspicious texts contains

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Enhance your cloud career during lockdown

It’s on. The COVID-19 pandemic is, and will continue to be, the biggest disruption to our society’s way of life for 2020. While we’re still trying to figure things out, most of us are working from home, or, worse, have lost our jobs. 

Truth be told, I’m a big fan of working at home. Even with a manageable commute, going into an office can mean about three hours of unproductive time every workday. You contribute more to carbon emissions in numerous ways and miss out on things happening at home. 

So, when life give you lemons…

Here are a few

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Easier ggplot with the ggeasy R package

The ggplot2 data visualization R package is extremely powerful and flexible. However, it’s not always easy to remember how to do every task – especially if you’re not a frequent user. How do you change the size of a graph title? How do you remove legend titles? My usual solution is to save RStudio code snippets for things I have trouble remembering. But there’s also a package that can help: ggeasy.

As the name says, the goal of ggeasy is to, well, make ggplot2 easy – or at least easier. It has what some people may find

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Easier ggplot with the ggeasy R package

The ggplot2 data visualization R package is extremely powerful and flexible. However, it’s not always easy to remember how to do every task – especially if you’re not a frequent user. How do you change the size of a graph title? How do you remove legend titles? My usual solution is to save RStudio code snippets for things I have trouble remembering. But there’s also a package that can help: ggeasy.

As the name says, the goal of ggeasy is to, well, make ggplot2 easy – or at least easier. It has what some people may find

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Microsoft previews F# 5 | InfoWorld

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, an upgrade to the company’s open source, “functional-first” language that emphasizes interactive, analytical programming.

The preview is available via the .NET 5 Preview SDK or Jupyter Notebooks for .NET. Visual Studio users on Windows will need the .NET 5 preview SDK and Visual Studio Preview

Aligning with improved .NET support in Jupyter notebooks, a number of improvements in F# 5 including language changes were aimed at making the interactive programming experience better overall. More features in this vein are planned for a future preview.

New and improved F# features, with the intent

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