Install NodeJS and NPM on Ubuntu 16.04

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Install Nodejs 8.x and NPM

Using node source distributions

curl -sL | sudo -E bash -
sudo apt-get install -y nodejs

Check that you got the most recent versions

(as of this post, it's NPM 5.3.0 and NodeJS v8.2.1)

$ npm -v
$ node -v

Fix permissions

This is to enable you to install stuff without using sudo

type: sudo chown -R $(whoami) $(npm config get prefix)/{lib/node_modules,bin,share}

As per these instructions on the official npm docs

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