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Construction Physics • 18999 implied HN points • 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.
Admired Leadership Field Notes • 1022 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Momentum in sports can lead to a shift in energy and positivity, affecting the outcome of a game.
  2. Even though statistical experts claim momentum is not real and linked to the gambler's fallacy, it is a common occurrence in sports that can impact a team's performance.
  3. Teams that effectively harness momentum by maintaining a streak of positive outcomes have a higher probability of winning, as seen in data analysis of NFL games.
Black Music and Black Muses • 727 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Children of famous parents like North West and Blue Ivy inherit both spectacle and talent, performing what they are given.
  2. Grooming and understanding in relationships can hold complexities, influenced by societal norms and individual experiences.
  3. Celebrities like Michael Jackson faced grooming, identity struggles, and the pressures of performance throughout their lives.
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The Ankler • 923 implied HN points • 05 Feb 24
  1. Actors can benefit from the Double Exposure Effect when they have multiple great performances out at the same time, boosting their chances in award competitions.
  2. Timing is crucial in the entertainment industry; a well-timed release can elevate an actor's Oscar campaign, while an ill-timed one can damage it.
  3. The overall career and public perception of an actor can also influence their chances in award shows like the Oscars, showcasing the importance of a strong body of work.
Investment Talk • 707 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. Benchmarking can be a humbling but necessary process for investors to evaluate their performance relative to others.
  2. Choosing a benchmark is crucial for measuring investment success, considering time, effort, and opportunity costs involved in managing a portfolio.
  3. Fund managers and advisors use benchmarks for various reasons like performance evaluation, risk assessment, and ensuring accountability to clients.
Dada Drummer Almanach • 259 implied HN points • 13 Feb 24
  1. Musicians need to adapt to different performance spaces and adjust their habits accordingly, even if they were formed early in their careers.
  2. Performers should listen to the space they're in and consider how their music is being experienced by the audience, especially in various venue settings.
  3. Music is not just about playing notes; it's about creating relationships and connections with the audience and other musicians through listening and gestures.
The Nelson George Mixtape • 196 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Usher, as a true soul singer, stands out from current R&B singers who heavily use autotune and rap-singing.
  2. Usher's confidence and immense stage presence make his performances, like his Vegas residency show, epic and engaging for the audience.
  3. Usher's upcoming album release and arena tour mark a significant moment in his four-decade career, with expectations of him integrating past performance traditions like never before.
Flagging Down the Double E's • 589 implied HN points • 25 Jan 24
  1. The Band's role on the 1974 tour was significant, as they played two sets each night with their own big hits alongside Bob Dylan's songs.
  2. The Band faced struggles and burnout in 1974, with some members dealing with substance abuse and creative decline.
  3. The group's performance in Fort Worth in 1974 showcased their vulnerability and struggle, highlighted by songs like 'The Weight' and 'The Shape I'm In.'
Garrison Keillor and Friends • 1179 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. Fans share personal stories and experiences with Garrison Keillor, showing deep appreciation and connection with his work.
  2. Garrison Keillor responds to fan messages and comments with wit, humor, and humility, engaging with his audience in a friendly manner.
  3. Audience members express excitement, plans, and hopes for attending Garrison Keillor's upcoming shows, showcasing their anticipation and admiration.
Low Latency Trading Insights • 117 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. The requirements for a rate-limiting algorithm include precise event counting, fast performance especially during market turbulence, and minimal impact on cache memory.
  2. Creating a rate-limiting algorithm using a multimap for counting events has inefficiencies; a better solution involves enhancements for optimal performance.
  3. A bounded approximation approach for rate limiting achieves memory efficiency by assuming a minimum time precision and implementing a clever advance-and-clear mechanism.
The Swiss Ramble • 334 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. The top 20 revenue-generating football clubs reported record earnings for the 2022/23 season.
  2. Commercial revenue surpassed broadcasting revenue as the most significant income stream for the clubs.
  3. English clubs saw a decrease in rankings within the Money League, with only one club in the top four places.
Confessions of a Code Addict • 572 implied HN points • 15 Jan 24
  1. Code efficiency at scale is crucial - data structures and algorithms matter, but execution cost is also important.
  2. Participating in challenges like the 1 Billion Row Challenge can enhance performance engineering skills.
  3. The workshop covers optimization techniques like flamegraphs, I/O strategies, system calls, SIMD instructions, and more.
The Auburn Observer • 432 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Auburn basketball team is having fun and showing great teamwork on both offense and defense
  2. Auburn's close-knit team spirit and camaraderie is evident in their celebrations and support for each other
  3. Auburn's elite defense is a major factor in their success, holding opponents to low scores and showcasing strong defensive skills
The Ankler • 275 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. Lily Gladstone's performance in KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON is unforgettable and spellbinding
  2. The film has been nominated for 10 Oscars, including Best Picture
  3. You can watch the performance and the movie on
The Auburn Observer • 314 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Chad Baker-Mazara is a key player for Auburn, impacting the game positively on both offense and defense.
  2. Baker-Mazara's presence creates opportunities for his teammates to score by drawing defenders and making smart passes.
  3. Despite coming off the bench, Baker-Mazara leads Auburn in plus/minus, showcasing his value to the team.
SemiAnalysis • 6263 implied HN points • 01 Sep 23
  1. Google's TPUv5e offers a cost advantage for training and inferring models with under 200 billion parameters compared to AI chips from other companies.
  2. TPUv5e and TPUv5 prioritize efficiency and low power consumption over peak performance, with a focus on minimizing total cost of ownership.
  3. Google's TPUv5e system features high bandwidth communication between chips, linear cost scaling, and efficient software tools for ease of use.
The Wolf of Harcourt Street • 471 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Achieved a return of 34.3% in 2023 compared to 24.1% for the S&P.
  2. Focused on refining the investment strategy, promoting Growth at a Reasonable Price (GARP) over Growth at Any Price (GAAP), and emphasizing value for long-term market-beating potential.
  3. Learned lessons such as avoiding blind dollar-cost averaging, seeking stocks with low expectations, and collaborating with others to improve quality and results.
Engineering At Scale • 55 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. API Gateway acts as an intermediary in microservices, handling client requests, and routing them to the appropriate microservices, simplifying communication for clients.
  2. API Gateway enhances security by authenticating and authorizing requests, provides rate-limiting to prevent attacks, and improves performance through caching and protocol conversion.
  3. Downsides of API Gateways include increased latency due to an extra hop, potential single point of failure, and added complexity to the system architecture.
Funny How: Letters to a Young Comedian • 78 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. Outthinking your audience is a part of the magic trick in comedy performances.
  2. Being allowed to perform in front of quality audiences is the real challenge in standup comedy.
  3. Having a sense of humor and being able to laugh at oneself is crucial for lasting success, according to Gloria Steinem.