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Issue #23 - HBO keeps getting hacked, cryptocurrencies aren't currencies & robots won’t take all our jobs

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HBO keeps getting hacked, cryptocurrencies are not currencies and robots won’t take all our jobs 🤖
 

The Aspiring Nerd

August 28 · Issue #23 · View online
(Mostly) weekly curated articles at the crossroads of web marketing, development and technology.

HBO keeps getting hacked, cryptocurrencies are not currencies and robots won’t take all our jobs 🤖

🌍 Around the web
Breaking Down the HBO Hacks: From Game of Thrones To a Twitter Takeover
The Chicago Way: An Electronic Voting Firm Exposes 1.8M Chicagoans
While California is teaching inmates to code, other states ban them from teaching themselves
What is the alt right? A linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows a disparate group that is quickly uniting
A Hunt for Ways to Combat Online Radicalization
We Live in Fear of the Online Mobs
AT&T’s slow 1.5Mbps Internet in poor neighborhoods sparks complaint to FCC
🤖 Technology / AI / Blockchain
Cryptocurrencies Aren’t Currencies. They Aren’t Stocks, Either
Enigma ICO Heist Robs Nearly $500,000 in Ethereum From Investors
We’re rewiring the Internet for freedom.
Estonia could offer ‘estcoins’ to e-residents
Chill: Robots Won’t Take All Our Jobs
A Beginner’s Guide to AI/ML 🤖👶
WTF is Ethereum?
⚙️ Development / Design / DIY projects
Analyzing Cryptocurrency Markets Using Python
How Recursion Works — explained with flowcharts and a video
Hack Chip: An Uber Portable Hacking Powerhouse
Building a Serverless E-Commerce App with AWS Lambda, Stripe and React
Your serverless Raspberry Pi cluster with Docker
🔥 Bits and pieces
Forms on the web don’t usually play nice with bad connections. Here’s how you might fix that. Check out Preact, a JavaScript library that describes itself as a fast 3kB alternative to React with the same ES6 API. 
Have you ever wanted to use Google Spreadsheets as your data backend? Check out pdf-bot: a Node queue API for generating PDFs using headless Chrome (comes with a CLI, S3 storage and webhooks for notifying subscribers about generated PDFs).
When the New York Times crossword got too popular they moved it to Google App Engine. And finally create your very own cryptocurrency with Build-a-Coin.
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