And Other Sh*t Hackers Say: a round-up of the most viewed posts from the Hacker Noon Community (, it’s a virtual water cooler for the technology industry.
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What’s the best way to short shitcoins?
Shoutout to contributor Han Yoon for directing us to:
Are the top exchanges with shitcoins to short. Bitfinex also has a handful, but they haven’t added any new margin trading pairs in over a year.
And of course, Bitmex is a industry favorite, just don’t get rekt shorting TRX 100x 🙂
What decentralized app do you use the most?
- David Chaum’s Elixxir project
- Brave browser (kind of a dApp w/ BAT token)
- Brave, web browser
- Signal, text + video
- Brave Browser
- https://compound.finance/ 1
Who are your crypto heroes?
Don’t panic — Satoshi got a mention too.
What are the killer features you’d like to see in Hacker Noon 2.0?
If it comes down to a vote, Arthur Tkachenko’s suggestions are currently in the lead —
- Editorial calendar with ability to see the queue of pending articles. Like, where is my post in a line?
- Some sort of newsletter digest. Check TechMemo or Sip from ProductHunt.
- You can collaborate with ProductHunt Makers. They have a separated place, related to goal on blogging. And I think it’s a dream for a lot of people to being published on HN.
- Stats like Medium has — but maybe with more statistics.
- Some sort of an API and maybe React component, that will help to fetch all author articles and display a “List of Cards” with links to articles. (I find it’s hard to grab all my stuff from Medium and place links at my Gatsby/Docusaurus website)
There are almost 100 replies in this thread; this is really the tip of the proverbial product iceberg.
Check out the rest and have your say here.
Any thoughts on “Shadow IT”?
What’s your favorite old-school video game?
The nostalgic poster designs alone make this thread well worth your visit. My personal favourites:
What are the code smells or antipatterns that drive you nuts?
I don’t care too much about code aesthetics (basically anything that a code linter or debugger would raise a warning about) — For me this is minor stuff that can easily be changed later.
My biggest concern is when classes or modules do not have clear and distinct responsibilities. If a developer cannot explain in simple terms what a class or module does (to someone who understands the business domain), then that is a code smell. If a class or module is high-cohesion then every part of it should be related in a straight-forward and obvious way and therefore, it should be easy to explain to a new developer who does not understand the low-level details.
– Jonathan Gros-Dubois
Add your favourite code smell to the rant, right here.
A little motivation: what are you hacking on in your spare time?
Ain’t nobody in the Hacker Noon community got time to let a nine to five get in the way of their passion projects.
From machine learning based NSFW detection to old-school role playing games, go here to get inspired by the side hustles fellow hackers are working on right now.
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