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Front Row & Backstage β€’ 373 implied HN points β€’ 13 Jan 24
  1. The Spinners had a successful hit with 'One of a Kind (Love Affair)' in 1973.
  2. The song was inspired by a real-life event experienced by Joseph B. Jefferson.
  3. The track featured lead vocals by PhilippΓ© Wynne and background vocals by various artists.
SJF β€’ 137 implied HN points β€’ 19 Jan 24
  1. The new track 'Gloaming' showcases a change in composing style since 'Meditations.'
  2. Attention to frequencies and layering helped improve the sound quality of the music.
  3. Blending electronic and orchestral instruments adds an organic feel to the music.
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Loeber on Substack β€’ 70 HN points β€’ 11 Dec 23
  1. The AI Act in Europe is criticized for being ineffective and potentially harmful with its regulations at the application-level.
  2. Europe is identified as having a 'providerism' mindset, focused more on consumption than production.
  3. Europe needs to shift towards innovation, deregulation, and encouraging a production mindset to avoid falling behind economically.
Front Row & Backstage β€’ 353 implied HN points β€’ 29 May 23
  1. Tina Turner was a legendary artist who inspired other musicians like Phil Spector.
  2. The song 'River Deep-Mountain High' marked a significant collaboration between Tina Turner and Phil Spector, showcasing their talents.
  3. The recording process for 'River Deep-Mountain High' was intense and intricate, leading to a masterpiece in pop music history.
Front Row & Backstage β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 10 May 23
  1. XTC's song 'Season Cycle' from the 1986 Skylarking LP is deeply influenced by 1960s music and the Beach Boys.
  2. The album 'Skylarking' by XTC was a loose concept album produced by Todd Rundgren.
  3. The songwriting and recording process of XTC, especially during their Dukes of Stratosphear project, showcased a creative homage to 1960s music.
Dan Davies - "Back of Mind" β€’ 216 implied HN points β€’ 31 May 23
  1. Assembling a folding bicycle involves over a thousand components and skilled bike builders for final assembly.
  2. Piecework payment system led to highly skilled assemblers who could work at incredible speeds.
  3. Transitioning to a production line system from piecework can be culturally disruptive and challenging, impacting the identity and skills of employees.
The Works in Progress Newsletter β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 11 Jan 24
  1. Asbestos, once favored for its fireproof properties, faced a downfall as its health risks became evident.
  2. Asbestos, a naturally occurring material, was widely used for its fireproof and durable qualities in various applications.
  3. The global use of asbestos declined due to health concerns, leading to bans in many countries and the development of alternative materials.
Economic Forces β€’ 4 implied HN points β€’ 15 Feb 24
  1. Lab-grown beef becoming a closer substitute for conventional beef can impact the supply of hides available for leather, affecting industries like luxury fashion.
  2. The theory of joint production explains the interconnectedness of markets where goods share production inputs, highlighting how changes in demand for one output can affect others.
  3. Understanding joint production in economics goes beyond standard supply and demand models, revealing complex relationships and teaching humility about the real-world supply chains.
Green Graphic Design β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 04 Apr 23
  1. Algae Ink is now commercially available and offers high-contrast blacks, carbon sequestration, and light-fastness.
  2. The production process of Algae Ink replaces petroleum-derived pigments with plant-based pigments, making it a more sustainable ink option.
  3. Algae Ink has environmental benefits like being carbon-negative, sequestering carbon, and potentially offering recyclability advantages over petroleum-based inks.
thoughtfulcoffee β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 27 Jul 23
  1. Coffee Club V4 is open for orders featuring unique coffee selections from different exporters.
  2. Boxes have a limit of 50 and offer options for different sizes and shipping or in-person pickup.
  3. Featured coffees include Diego Bermudez Lychee Y-05 Castillo, Gesha Village's Gori Gesha, and Hacienda Sonora's SL-28 with detailed processing information.
Certo Modo β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 07 Sep 23
  1. Automating manual tasks is crucial for growth, as manual work can consume time needed for innovation and advancement.
  2. Runbooks, as documented step-by-step instructions, are key to delegating work, reducing single points of failure, and ensuring consistency in task execution.
  3. Converting manual scripts into full-fledged software services allows for instant and automated task completion, improving efficiency and reducing human involvement.
Model Thinking β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 04 Dec 22
  1. Comparative advantage in economics explains why all countries benefit from trade, not just the most efficient ones. It also applies to trade between individuals.
  2. Visualizing comparative advantage on a production possibility frontier helps illustrate the maximum possible production of goods. It shows the optimal ratio of goods to produce and how diminishing marginal returns can limit the benefits.
  3. In determining optimal populations and trade decisions, the effects of comparative advantage may be near-insignificant with only two goods, but could be more substantial with a larger variety of goods. Free trade brings benefits beyond comparative advantage due to increased returns to scale.
Xavi Benjamin β€’ 0 implied HN points β€’ 13 Mar 24
  1. Violet Paniko had a successful year in 2023, with around 20k song streams in the first year of creating music.
  2. Collaboration with producers Cardec and NoLa was a highlight for Violet Paniko's music project.
  3. The post discusses what went well, what didn't, and the lessons learned for the future.