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Construction Physics β€’ 18999 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jan 24
  1. Industrial robots have become more cost-effective over time, making them more accessible for various applications.
  2. Advances in industrial robots have led to significant improvements in precision and smooth, continuous motion capabilities.
  3. There has been a trend towards standard robotic architectures, with modern robots primarily consisting of robotic arms with electric drives and servo motors.
Brent and Michael are Going Places β€’ 530 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. The author and Michael are currently staying in Port Townsend, Washington, near Seattle, which is known for its artsy and liberal atmosphere, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, and arts events like the kinetic sculpture race.
  2. The author has fond memories of Kala Point, a time-share unit they now own in Port Townsend, which serves as a sort of permanent home amidst their nomadic lifestyle, offering amenities, outdoor recreational opportunities, and close proximity to family and friends.
  3. The cost of staying at Kala Point is around $82 a night, with annual fees and taxes totaling around $2300 USD, and the unit can be rented out to interested parties for specific weeks throughout the year.
Yolo Intel β€’ 2417 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jun 23
  1. The "Costa Meno" list features affordable, authentic, charming, and soulful places to stay in Italy near the coast.
  2. These accommodations offer a deeper connection to the location and owners compared to traditional 5-star hotels.
  3. The list includes accommodations under 300 euros a night, focusing on small hotels and rentals near the water.
Brent and Michael are Going Places β€’ 393 implied HN points β€’ 21 Jan 24
  1. The authors are currently at Whale Beach, Australia after exploring various regions in Australia and New Zealand.
  2. Their Airbnb at Whale Beach offers stunning views of the beach, trees, and wildlife like kookaburras and parrots.
  3. Whale Beach is described as a serene location with wild waves, rock pools, and beautiful scenery, offering a tranquil and picturesque experience.
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Mathworlds β€’ 727 implied HN points β€’ 28 Jun 23
  1. Effective tutoring requires sensitivity to individual learner needs, which AI chatbots may lack.
  2. The promise of AI chatbots in classrooms for personalized learning is not clearly demonstrated.
  3. The high cost and limited appeal to students make AI chatbot tutors a poor fit for K-12 math education.
Fake NoΓ»s β€’ 289 implied HN points β€’ 15 Apr 23
  1. College education has become extremely costly over the last 50 years, with average tuition soaring to high levels.
  2. A significant portion of the high cost of college goes to faculty salaries, research, administrative work, and not necessarily to benefit students directly.
  3. Academia's administrative procedures can be overly redundant, biased, and counterproductive, leading to high costs without much added value.