Tag: hackernoon-top-story

The happy ending to my burnout story

Burnout is a scary thing. It creeps in when you least expect it. And it usually takes longer than usual for you to realize it’s even happening. Let’s back up a few months. In September

State Controlled Internet: The Story About VPNs in China

Censorship is closely related to politics. The annual global ranking of Internet freedom clearly illustrates this dependence. States that violate human rights also block undesirable websites or block access to the global network. Only 13

#DevStories @ GitHub HQ, and Officially Oversubscribed Crowdfund!

Hey Hackers, Two great things happened last night: Firstly, 120+ developers showed up to our Hacker Noon #devstories @Github event, which was the first time 3 of our 8 speakers (all veteran developers btw) gave a

Meet the New Hacker Noon Editors

But first, shout out to our investors of the week: Simon Zhu, Kevin Weiler, and James Poole ? Our equity crowdfund is up to $1,021,265.47 from 1,086 investors, and is ending soon. Our goal is to

Beyond Crypto?—?Blockchain Ethics

The Not So Good 51% Attacks and Double Spending As I mentioned before, blockchains are just nodes (people’s computers) working together to create a network. One of the beauties of these nodes is that their owners are

The Ultimate Guide To Pair Programming

Lessons From My Summer At Menlo Innovations Photo by Gemma Evans on Unsplash Many programmers are skeptical about pair programming: The agile software development technique in which two programmers work at one workstation. This is the

How At-Home Crypto Mining Outperforms Buying Crypto

Introduction Looking in from the outside, cryptocurrency mining can be opaque and confusing. It is intimidating to learn about, to say nothing of trying to determine whether it makes sense to actually participate in. In

The Future of Data: A Decentralized Graph Database

Photo by Ander Burdain on Unsplash A paradigm shift is happening that will change the way companies store, compute and transmit data. This shift will give birth to a plethora of new opportunities, including solutions to

What We Can Learn from Crypto’s Anti-Hero

“The house of Cypherpunks has many rooms.” –Timothy May Last month, Timothy May, the incendiary co-founder of the Cypherpunks mailing list and author of the Crypto Anarchist Manifesto, died, leaving behind a complicated legacy for the

Why AI progress is faster than Moore’s Law — the age of the algorithm

Sep 1, 2018 Moore’s original 1965 paper Cramming more components onto integrated circuits contained a number of incredible insights. One of them has been shorthanded into “computers get 2x faster every 2 years.”. Moore’s vision